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.
Pastor Scott Anderson invites you to a Zoom Bible Study.
Topic: Daniel Bible Study
Time: 10:30 AM on Thursdays
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/946532621?pwd=UTJqYjV0V3laMmpROStMdGRvTGFhUT09
Meeting ID: 946 532 621 -- Password: 402561
Pour a cup of tea or coffee and join the Pastor and Vicar for 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 with the Pastor and Vicar
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753 -- Password: 292680
The ‘Be Kind’ t-shirts and yard signs are now available only at my home. If you want some, just email Wendy Waugh. The shirts and yard signs are still free but you may donate to the cost of making them. T-shirts are $5.50, sweatshirts are $15.00 and yard signs with stands are $10.00. There are plenty of shirts and yard signs still available.
St. Paul’s Calls Ministry
During this period of pandemic and uncertainty, a group of more than 20 St. Paul’s members have shared the love of Christ with other St. Paul’s members via a frequent phone call. These calls have helped everyone to stay connected to St. Paul’s and each other. As we begin a new year, we are seeking volunteers to expand the number of callers. Also, we are reaching out to anyone who is not currently receiving a call but would like to receive calls. Please contact Phil Hart to volunteer to help with this ministry or to be put on the list for calls.
St. Paul’s Readers
Join in the discussion of The Water Dance, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, on Thursday, January 21 at 3 pm. Book selection for February is Reason for Hope, by Jane Goodall.
It is time again for our annual reports to be submitted. Please have them to Susan Esposito by January 20. They should come from each committee and active group at St. Paul’s. Content should include membership and what has been accomplished in 2020. They can be left in Susan’s mailbox or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone has changed emails, phone, or addresses, please be sure we have that information updated in the church office.
Martin Luther King Interfaith Celebration
ONLINE Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm – www.ctkcary.com/dreamfest
For the second year in a row, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, NC, will host the interfaith prayer service that is part of the Town of Cary’s “Dreamfest” during the weekend of Martin Luther King Day. Set for Sunday, January 17, at 3:30 pm, the service will originate from Christ the King and will be live streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. Similarly, this year’s guest preacher, Rev. Brenda Smith, until recently the director of the ELCA’s Book of Faith Initiative, will participate from Chicago via video. Music will be provided by a small Gospel ensemble from Pleasant Grove Church of Cary and by Dr. Abraham Cáceres of Worldhousemusic. Also participating will be CTK member Vicki Gallagher with the “virtual MLK experience” which she leads at NC State. Other event sponsors are Beth Shalom Synagogue, the Islamic Association/Cary Mosque, the Town of Cary, the Cary Area Ministerial Alliance and the Triangle Conference of the NC Lutheran Synod. The service can be viewed live on January 17 at 3:30 pm at www.ctkcary.com/dreamfest or as a recording after the live event.
The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle
The World Council of Churches
a prayer cycle to
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 identity, ability, appearance, or citizenship.
"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.
Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using the setting of Setting one in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book at both worship services.
Sunday School is at 9:45-10:45 am each Sunday morning for all ages, child through adult from mid-September through mid- May.
Due to COVID-19, St. Paul's campus has been closed for all public meetings. We are, however, utilizing Zoom for meetings with committees and groups, such as Bible Study, Men's Weekly devotions, Council meetings, and other groups. If you need information, email Pastor Scott Anderson or Susan Esposito.
OPPORTUNITIES TO WORSHIP
Because the governor has allowed outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people, we are having outdoor worship for the first 50 people who come on Sunday mornings at 10 am. We will also broadcast these services over radio channel 87.9 fm with a local transmission station if you wish to stay in your vehicle. Holy Communion will be served during this service and will be available as drive through from approximately 11:15 am until 12:00 noon weekly as well.
We have postponed inside worship until we can meet with 25 again. If it is raining or snowing, the outside worship will be canceled - please watch our Vimeo.
We will be using Now the Feast and Celebration for the outside worship. You will be required to bring your own chair and we will guide you to distance the placement of the chairs in the back parking lot near the Memorial Garden and the mobile classroom. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Hand sanitizing dispensers will be available at the entrance
to the worship space.
We will continue to record setting four weekly as well. So those who have enjoyed receiving weekly worship on our Vimeo channel can continue to do so.
You are invited to click on this link to access our Vimeo worship services for past, present, and future.
You may do this at any time convenient to you.
Drive Through Holy Communion Instructions:
Please do not leave your car. Enter the parking lot from the Cornwallis Road side and circle around to the Pickett Road side. We will come to you at the downstairs entry area and deliver wafers and wine or grape juice. The items will be served to you in a foam bowl. Please take the elements and distribute among those in your vehicle and then dispose of the cups and bowl when you get home.