1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

What a ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. 

Here is the link  to their webpage which offers the opportunity to make a donation, search their blog, or just get updates on ongoing situations.

Pour a cup of tea or coffee and join the Coffee Hour on Mondays on Zoom from 10-11. We are looking forward to seeing you, chatting, and catching up.  Here is the info:
Topic: Coffee Hour  
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays  
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Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753 -- Password: 292680

Saturday, July 24, 2021 -- Join us for a VBS DAY!
Last year we had to cancel our Vacation Bible School.
This year we are starting back with a VBS DAY!
One day - July 24 beginning at 9:00 am.
We will learn about Noah and the Ark, animals, rainbows,

and God’s promises.
We will be mostly outside on our grounds for singing, crafting, play acting, learning about nature, hearing stories, and having a good time.
At lunchtime, everyone is invited – church members, friends, neighbors – to close out the morning with a picnic served on the grounds. After lunch, there will be a special event inside Trinity Hall – everyone is invited to enjoy the magic and laughter of Happy Dan: The Magic Man

We have resumed our monthly worship at Croasdaile Retirement Village on the fourth Thursday of the month. Join us at 2:00 pm on August 26.

2022 National Youth Gathering
Calling all students that will be rising 9th grade students through graduating seniors in the year 2022.  The youth gathering will be in Minneapolis, MN.  Youth will gather with approximately 30,000 other Lutheran youth from across the country. What we need at church is a full list of all students who meet the above criteria.   We will then host a meeting with families and youth during August. We will work to raise funds to cover the trip but there will be some cost to families.  Please let us know if your child is eligible.  Pastor Scott

New Book Published: A collection of Richard Lischer’s sermons has been published by Eerdmans Publishing Co. It is titled Just Tell the Truth: A Call to Faith, Hope, and Courage. Some of the sermons were preached at St. Paul’s. The book will be available in the St. Paul’s library or at Amazon.

Lutheran Marriage Encounter
Learn how to communicate with your spouse in a Whole New Way! Registration is now open for the next Virtual Lutheran Marriage Encounter experience – August 27-29, 2021. You can Participate privately from your home or anywhere that affords you privacy as a Couple. Apply now and learn more at GodLovesMarriage.org! Questions? Contact Dale and Ruth Mortensen at d.r.mortensen@sbcglobal.net - 440-734-6312. 

St. Paul’s Readers – The readers will not be meeting during the summer months of June, July, and August. We look forward to getting back together in September.

Thursday Morning Bible Study will not be meeting the rest of the summer. Join us again in September!

Take a look at our photograph page (under Resources tab) -- We now have photos of Anna Carter's Ordination which took place on January 9, 2021 in Winston-Salem.

The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle

The World Council of Churches

has recommended

a prayer cycle to

get congregations

praying for the

whole world. Click on the Prayer Cycle button, then on the Prayer community we are praying for this week.

In celebrating the beauty and strength created through diversity, we welcome, value, and include all of God's children regardless of race, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, ability, appearance, or citizenship. St. Paul's is committed to racial equity.

  ​"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ."      

1 Corinthians 12:12

VIDEOS at  St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- This link will take you to our VIMEO page and you may select any of the Sunday or special worship services, as well as an assortment of other videos related to St. Paul's. There are videos of Pastor Ali Tranvik's Farewell, as well as Vicar Anna Carter's. There are also several concerts and hymn sing-alongs on the vimeo page you may enjoy.

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 am. We are currently using Setting four of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book. This service will be Zoomed (information below) as well as recorded for our Vimeo site.

See Our In-Person Worship and guidelines below.... 

An ELCA ​Congregation!

St. Paul's In-Person Worship and Building Guidelines

The Reopening Task Force met and reviewed the rules announced by our governor and the CDC.
• We have increased the number of people in the sanctuary and Trinity Hall to 100 each and Jackie Nappi is playing live music on the Organ.  
• We will still wear masks in worship in an effort to offer some protection from disease.
• All areas of the church are purified with iWave technology which eliminates up to 97% of all virus and bacteria particles.
• We will allow singing and humming while masked.
• Committees are encouraged to begin meeting in person or a combination of in person and zoom. Contact the church office to reserve space.
• Here is a listing of the Sign-Up Genius links we are presently using to accomplish our many needed tasks. Please fill in as you are able. You can bookmark these sites to make it easier to return to them.

In-Person Worship: 
We will be open on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am to worship in person using the ELW Setting Four. This service will also be Zoomed live. A PDF of the hymns and announcements may be downloaded using the links below.

Zoom information:
Topic: Sunday Morning Worship
Time: at 9:30 am - worship begins at 10:00 am
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Meeting ID: 885 8494 4760    Passcode: 435920
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Download the following Worship Bulletins in PDF format which include Lessons, Hymns, Prayer requests, and Announcements:​​​

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Durham, North Carolina