We are worshiping with two Sunday services: 8:30 am and 11:00 am, both using Setting One of the ELW. The 8:30 am service will be in-person. The 11:00 am service will be in-person, live-streamed and recorded. The link to watch the service live is: https://vimeo.com/event/1478223. The link to watch any services which have been recorded is: https://vimeo.com/stpaulsdurham - then choose the service date or event you wish to watch. 

This Sunday, the Adult Sunday School topic will focus on a 28 min. video about the formation of the ELCA, how three Lutheran church organizations worked together over about eight or so years to unite in one organization. A key event in the life of the Lutheran Church Missouri synod was a partial triggering cause. Meet in Trinity Hall 9:45-10:45 am, coffee available.

This Sunday at the 11:00 am service, following the hymn of the day, we will commission two new Stephen Ministers: Marilyn Hawley and Tracy Lischer.

Young In Spirit, Wednesday, February 8 at 11:30 am
Our February get together is a “meet and eat.” Join us at 11:30 am at Pomodoro Restaurant, 1811 Hillandale, Durham, for lunch and fellowship!

2023 NC HIP Festival at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s will be one of several venues for the 2023 NC HIP (Historically Informed Performance) Festival. Mallarme Music presents the music of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. Biber was a master of stringed instruments and wrote the 15 Mystery Sonatas that chronicle the life of Christ through music for violin and continuo. The entire schedule, along with ticket prices, can be found here: https://www.mallarmemusic.org/hipmusicfestival-org/  For the opening recital on Feb. 5, the festival has extended a discount coupon to our congregation. Use the code CC20 at checkout – only applicable for tickets purchased in advance and online. There will be a total of six concerts at St. Paul’s during this festival. The dates are posted on the bulletin board and can be reached by using the link above.

Check out the February issue of Cross Connections – Lots Happening in February and more continuing into March! Click on the Parish Resources tab above and click on Parish News and Notes to read the latest issues of our newsletter: Cross Connections.

  • Tues, Feb 21 at 6:00 pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in Trinity Hall
  • Wed, Feb 22 at 12 noon and 7 pm - Ash Wednesday Services
  • Fridays in Lent (Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31) – Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary with Pastor Lorrel Strom-Jensen
  • Sat, Feb 25 at 7 pm – Durham Jazz Orchestra Big Band Bash and pot-luck desserts plus wine, and beverages provided
  • Sun, Feb 26 at 12:30 pm - Discussion of Going to School in Black and White: A Dual Memoir of Desegregation by Cindy Waszak Geary and LaHoma Smith Romocki, with the authors leading the discussion.
  • Tues, Feb 28 at 7 pm – What is Critical Race Theory, led by Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock, founder of “we are,” a Durham-based non-profit providing anti-racism training for children, families, and educators.


​​Growing Thru Grief
Growing thru Grief offers help and support to people grieving the loss of a loved one. We are a coalition of religious and civic organizations which have been serving people since 2013. We offer education and small group support each week. We meet at St. Paul’s each Tuesday. First time attendees must show proof of covid vaccination and booster(s). Masks are optional. We ask people to come at 4; the program begins at 4:30, and all will end by 6. Please contact admin@growingthrugrief.org if you have questions.

The Dropped Stitch Prayer Shawl Ministry has returned. They meet on the last Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the sofa area of the atrium. This group creates prayer shawls by knitting or crochet.
We welcome back the Tongue and Thimble group. This group creates small quilts which are distributed to the nurseries at local hospitals for their critical patients. They meet downstairs in the Fiber Arts/Music room off of the Genesis Hall on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. 

Help Stock the St. Paul’s Shelf at Parktown Food Hub!
As of the end of December, your amazing generosity helped us deliver a total of 619 pkgs and 668 pounds of pasta to the Parktown Food Hub! You have helped to meet a vital need that keeps growing. Please continue to add a package – or two – of dry pasta to your shopping cart to support this important community ministry and keep the St. Paul’s Pasta Shelf well stocked. The Women’s Connection Group is leading this initiative to support the Parktown Food Hub, a ministry of South Durham Connections, led by Pastor Sharon Schulze.  St. Paul’s Shelf - dry boxed pasta – spaghetti, macaroni, ziti, penne, etc. (NOT: kits or dinner, nor canned pasta entrees). 

One easy way you can support the St. Paul’s Preschool & PMO is by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card. When you link your card to St. Paul’s Preschool & PMO, we will receive a portion of your purchases from Harris Teeter. The Harris Teeter account number is 3049. You can link in any store or online and you do not need to be a preschool parent to link your card.

​​Thursday Morning Bible Study is meeting in the conference room on Thursdays at 10:30-11:45 am, continuing the study of the Book of Genesis. 

​​The Afghan refugee resettlement group has been hard at work helping our new neighbors from Afghanistan settle in Durham. They are a wonderful family of 10 with another child on the way. The father drove US military personnel in Afghanistan and we would like to purchase a used van for him. Additionally, the oldest son needs tuition for community college in the fall. He dreams of one day being a doctor. In order to help raise funds for these needs we have started a gofundme page: https://gofund.me/1cf5b6e8   We encourage people to donate (everything helps) and also to share the link. This is an easy way for us as a church to simultaneously help a family in need and to reach out beyond our walls and show everyone the good work we are doing.



The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle

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

​​​​​​​St. Paul's In-Person Worship Guidelines

(updated October 14, 2022)
•  We still suggest keeping some distance from people not in your family unit, but feel that we can spread out enough with two services without reminders. 
• All areas of the church are purified with iWave technology which eliminates up to 97% of all virus and bacteria particles.
• Committees are able to meet 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.

WORSHIP:  In-Person, Live Streamed, Recorded 

(Updated September 11, 2022)

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

We  have a live link to our Sunday morning Worship Service which begins at 11:00 AM. 

Click HERE and you will be taken to the live feed on our Vimeo Link. 

VIDEOS at  St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- This link will take you to our VIMEO page and you may select any Sunday or special worship service, as well as an assortment of other videos related to St. Paul's, anytime. 

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us in person on Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am. We are currently using Setting One of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book. The 8:30 service will be in-person only, the 11:00 am will be in-person, live-streamed (information below) and recorded for our Vimeo channel.

St. Paul's Mission Statement:  "The mission of St. Paul's Lutheran Church as a part of the family of God is to share God in Christ with the world by equipping one another through worship, learning, witness, service, and support."

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​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

Welcome to St. Paul's!

Help 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.