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.

Pastor Scott Anderson invites you to a Zoom Bible Study.

Topic: Study of the Minor Prophets 

We have begun meeting in person in the Conference Room. The Bible Study will also be Zoomed as usual using the link below. Join us either way.
Time:  10:30 AM on Thursdays (not meeting May 27 nor June 3)
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 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
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays  (not meeting on Memorial Day, May 31)
Join Zoom Meeting
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.
▸ Who was Noah?
▸ What is an Ark, and why build it?
▸ Who told him to build an Ark?
▸ What was on the ark?
▸ Why was there a rainbow?
We are making plans for our VBS Day and here is where you can help!
❏ Let us know if you (adults or teens) can help that day.
❏ Let us know if your children will be attending.

Download a registration form HERE!

We will be mostly outside on our grounds for singing, crafting, puppetry, 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
SO – let us know if you can help, or attend, or help set up or clean up the event. Contact Susan Esposito (admin@stpaulsdurham.org).

We have resumed our monthly worship at Croasdaile Retirement Village on the fourth Thursday of the month. Join us at 2:00 pm on June 24, July 22.

Be Kind

The ‘Be Kind’ t-shirts and yard signs are still available from me. 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 $7.50, and yard signs with stands are $10.00. There are plenty of shirts and yard signs still available.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.
• Beginning Sunday May 23, we will increase the number of people in the sanctuary and Trinity Hall to 100 each and Jackie Nappi will begin 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.
• We will continue for the next 30 days to limit outside groups from meeting in the church building.
• In order to be able to offer in person worship we continue to need assistance on Sunday morning.   Here is the sign up sheet for help needed: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944A4A72FA5F58-sunday1
• We have added a slot on the sign-up for Altar Guild as we need help with setting up and cleaning up the altar.

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:​​​

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

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Durham, North Carolina