In-Person Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 AM

Worship with us online at the same time: click here.

COVID policy: We will be following local guidelines for wearing masks and indoor gatherings.  We encourage you to wear a mask while singing, including the choir and band.


Christus Victor

Lutheran Church

First time here?  Welcome and God bless you!  Join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday Mornings!  On this website you will find links to join our online activities.  You can also find recordings of past worship services and other information about CVLC.  Click here and leave us a message.  We would love to meet you!

The Almighty Triune God has given us a mission, it is: Fearlessly trusting God, we accept all others, ourselves, and our calling to give comfort.  We invite you to join us in living out God's mission!  There is hope, meaning, and purpose here and we pray you see it too.

July 6 @ 5:45 PM @ CTK

Pr. Josh Linman will be at Christ the King, Cary to lead a discussion on how the ELCA congregations in our conference (the Triangle area) plans to reach the 1,000s of new people and 100,000s of settled residents in the Triangle.  Don't let the pastors make all the decisions - come for the food and share your thoughts too!  CTK will be serving a meal for this event.  8 congregations have signed up to advertise together.  We have also received one grant so far from the NC Synod.

Member & Friend Appreciation Luncheon

We are absolutely bonkers for our volunteers!   The Luncheon is for everyone from Acolytes to Altar Guild, Band to Bathroom cleaners, Council to Choir!  The meal will be fun and informative.  There will be a BIG update on the Building Renovation as we prepare to submit for permit at the end of July.  The program will start in Fellowship Hall with appetizers immediately following worship on July 10th.

Music Camp

August 1 - 5

9:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Ages 5-10

We have space for 18 campers; 3 groups of 6.  We will learn about God's love with a different Bible Story and new musical instruments everyday.  There's also Zumba, crafts, snacks, and playground time.

Register here.

Recordings of Worship Services and Other Events

The videos are posted on the

CVLC Vimeo page.

Wondering what CVLC is like but haven't joined us on a Sunday morning yet?  Watch one of the worship services!

Want to see what else is going on at CVLC?  Check out our calendar here.

New Christian Education Series:

(a study & conversation on the 1991 ELCA social statement on abortion)

Learn what the church said about abortion in 1991 (still the church's stance today) and discuss with others what God calls us to do today.

Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM on Zoom.  Click here to join.

Click on the image of the social statement to read the 12-page statement.

How many married women have abortions?  How many women with previous live birth(s) have abortions?  Read the Pew Research on abortions in the U.S. (dated June 24, 2022) to learn this and more.

Bible Study postponed 7/6 for the marketing meeting at Christ the King, Cary.

Activities at CVLC

1. Sunday Morning Worship Service

Click here to join our worship service at 10 AM on Sundays via Zoom.

You can also call in to listen to the Worship Service live by phone: 

Call: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 476 495 930

Password: 762737

2. Sunday School for children: Sundays during worship

Sunday School is in-person for children during the 10 AM Worship Service.


3. Resurrection Stories : Bible Study

Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM on Zoom.  Click here to join.

Next Bible Study: book of Acts starting in July.

4. Women of CVLC Bible Study and Fellowship

The women of CVLC are gathering on Zoom for Bible Study and fellowship on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 AM.  Click here to join.

5. Welcoming the Strangers (Matthew 25:35)

To live out God's calling for us to give comfort, we are working with Lutheran Services of the Carolinas and World Relief Durham to resettle refugees.  We met a couple families at the airport and set up apartments in 2021.  We expect our first long-term family to arrive in January 2022.   Contact us at 919-544-7195 or for more information.

6. Goodness Grows Community Garden

We can't garden on-line, but click here for more information.

7. Praise and Prayers

Click here for more information.

8. Meetings

Worship Ministry Team - next meeting Tuesday, June 28 @ 11:00 AM

Resource Ministry Team Meeting - 4th Sundays at 3:30 PM

Council Meeting - Second Thursdays at 7:15 PM

Meet the folks at Christus Victor

Short videos of members of CVLC talking about why they support ministry initiatives at CVLC


 Support God's Mission to give comfort at Christus Victor.


You can choose the General Fund, Building Renovations Fund (Together Campaign), or the Emergency Give Comfort Fund.

We live out God's mission more powerfully because of you. Thank you for your generosity!

Donate to CVLC online here (through InFaith).  All funds given through InFaith arrive anonymously in the CVLC General Fund.

Donate to other organizations that help those in need:

1.  Donate to Lutheran Disaster Response here.

2.  Donate to the Crop Walk here

3.  Donate to the Parktown Food Hub here.  (Write "Parktown Food Hub" under "Which congregation would you like to help?")

4.  Donate to Durham Urban Ministries here.

5.  Donate to Open Table Ministries here.

6.  Donate to the Durham Rescue Mission here.

Donate or Get Food:

You can drop off food donations for Parktown Food Hub & Durham Urban Ministries in the church office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9AM-2PM. You can pick up grocery bags of food at the Parktown Food Hub drive-through style on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 4-6 PM. 5123 Revere Rd. Durham, NC 27713 (at Parkwood United Methodist Church). 

Support the Crop Walk

Click here to donate to the 2022 Crop Walk.

CVLC has received the Silver Sneaker Award for small congregations in Durham each year for 4+ years.  Go team CVLC!

Did you know the Durham Crop Walk is the 2nd largest Crop Walk in the country?  Go Durham!

Together Campaign


Money committed to the Building Renovation.

Donate online now!

On May 31st, 2021, a resounding 76% of the voting members voted in favor of taking out a loan so that we can build the first two phases of the renovation at the same time.  We are now working with the architect to make these goals a reality:

  • the building will better reflect God's mission
  • people of all abilities will be together in the building, this includes an elevator and new accessible bathrooms
  • the band led worship service and choir led worship will be together in a more flexible Sanctuary
  • more space for comfort-giving ministries

More information in the members section.

Rev. John Heinemeier

Memorial Service

May 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM

at St Philip Episcopal Church

403 East Main St, Durham, NC

Rev. John Heinemeier's memorial service will be held at St Philip Episcopal Church in downtown Durham.  He was a beloved member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church.  To join the service online visit the the St. Philip Facebook page or the St. Philip YouTube page.