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

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WORSHIP:  In-Person, Live Streamed, Recorded 

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

If you are not attending in person and would like to make a contribution online, you can make a recurring contribution in the "giving" tab on this website or use the QR code to the left to get you there directly.

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. On Sundays, we are using Setting One of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book at both services. 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."

An ELCA ​Congregation!


We are worshiping at 8:30 and 11:00 am and using ELW Setting One for both services.  The 8:30 worship will continue to be in-person only, the 11:00 am service will be in-person, live-streamed, and recorded.

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 27 to honor Memorial Day.

This summer we will stay with two worship services, at 8:30 and 11:00 am. During the month of June we will continue using Setting One of the ELW. During July and August, we will be using the Now the Feast and Celebration Setting booklets. The 8:30 worship will be in-person only, the 11:00 service will be in-person, live-streamed, and recorded. There is no Sunday School scheduled for Adults and Children during the summer.

Thursday Morning Bible Study:

The topic for Thursday’s Bible Study is the Gospel according to Mark. They meet on Thursdays at 10:30-11:45 am in the Conference Room and by Zoom. The Bible study will meet on May 30 and June 6 but then will take a break over the summer and resume in September. Study notes will be emailed before the meeting.  Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 828 4509 7165     Passcode: 165276

Do you have a favorite hymn (or 2 or 3) you would like us to sing this summer? Ted is inviting you to submit up to three hymn titles from any of these hymnals: ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship), LBW (Lutheran Book of Worship), WOV (With One Voice), ACS (All Creation Sings), and TFBF (This Far by Faith).  You are welcome to drop a note in the offering to Ted, put in Ted Turner's mailbox, or email him.

Nursery care – We are presently without a nursery caregiver on Sunday mornings. If you would like to volunteer at either the 8:30 or 11:00 am service, please contact Pastor Scott. 

The Social Ministry Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm in Whitesell Hall. Our primary meeting focus will be on planning for Voter Registration and Education – all interested persons are welcome to attend.  More information will be forthcoming.

Working Adult Group
Upcoming events for our Working Adult group:
June -- Here is an update to the Durham Bulls Game 
Due to not enough interest or people able to go for the June 8th game, we have set a new date.  The new date is June 15th, 2024 at 6:35pm. Contact Megan Cunningham for details.

July -- Duke Lemur Center Tour -- Saturday, July 27 at 10 am - 12 noon.

UMD (Urban Ministries Durham) Food Prep! We will volunteer our services on the third Saturday of each month, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Next date is June 15, 2024. During the shift, you will prep for the dinner meal and serve lunch. Sign up online at this site: http://bit.ly/UMD_Signup  Volunteers must be 13 years old, must wear closed toed shoes and shirts that cover armpits. Hairnets and aprons are provided – you can bring a hat and apron as well. Urban Ministries is located at 410 Liberty St, Durham NC 27701. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Anderson.

The Dropped Stitch Prayer Shawl Ministry meets 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.

The Tongue and Thimble group creates small quilts which are distributed to 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. 

Growing thru Grief is continuing to offer grief support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Here is our upcoming schedule.
• May 21   “The Geography of Loss, with Sharon Walker
• May 28   “The Grief Wheel” by Lindsay Gallo
• June 4 “Forgotten Memories – What Mourners Are Left Behind,” with Tabbi Greyber
• June 11 “Sharing Thoughts about Your Loved One,” with Cora Harrison
• June 18  Part 1: “Making Friends with Grief,” with Margaret Albert
• June 25  Part 2: “Using Humor to Adapt to Loss,” with Margaret Albert
We meet at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, from 4 to 6 pm. All are welcome.

Help Stock the St. Paul’s Shelf at Parktown Food Hub!
Keep it coming! THANKS to your generosity the “St. Paul’s Dry Boxed Pasta Shelf” stays stocked and ready to help hungry families. Please continue to add dry pasta to your shopping list to share with the St. Paul’s shelf. The Women’s Connection Group is leading this initiative to support the Parktown Food Hub, led by Pastor Sharon Schulze.

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.

"Let us begin by acknowledging the land upon which we gather today. This land has been playground and campground for many generations of people, including the Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, Cheraw, Catawba, Occaneechi, and Shakori Nations. Its waterways were their highways, its flora and fauna their banquet table, its starry skies their canvas upon which their stories were painted. They cared for this land, and we remember their lives here with gratitude. We give thanks for all Indigenous peoples who continue to care for this land and to call it their home."

                         -- Vicar Amanda Spangler


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​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731