Mary's Weekly Newsletter



If you are interested in singing in the choir, we will have choir practice every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Please join us!


This Sunday’s 9 am service will be in-person. There will no longer be live real time video streaming of the service.


Organ Recitals

2021 Lunchtime Recital Series
On the third Wednesday of each month, a Recital will be played. These recitals can be viewed on our YouTube and Facebook Pages. or


Below is a list of upcoming performances:

April 21st- Burke Brass Ensemble

May 19th- Mrs. Debbie Scott St. Paul's Organist/Choirmaster

June 16th- Joseph Franklin
Organist of First United Methodist Lenoir

July 21st- Joseph Franklin & Josiah Riddle Organ/Piano Duet

August 18th- Josiah Riddle St. Paul's Assistant Organist

September 15th- Mrs. Debbie Scott St. Paul's Organist/Choirmaster

October 20th - Joseph Franklin
Organist of First United Methodist Lenoir

November 17th- Alex Wilson
Organist of First United Methodist Conover Organ Major at Lenoir Rhyne University

December 15th- Josiah Riddle St. Paul's Assistant Organist


ECW’s next regular meeting will be on June 13.

The ECW is not sponsoring the Chick’n Pick’n this year. This was the major money-making project for ECW. This year they are creating a Basket of Blessings. See the attached flyer or talk to anyone in ECW for more details.


DOK is meeting in person! Everyone is welcome to participate. Just be in the Church parish hall at 10 am on Friday mornings. DOK is currently reading and discussing the book Sacramental Life which addresses spiritual formation through the Book of Common Prayer. You do not have to have read the previous chapters to participate, you can just jump right into the discussion.


Facebook Page: St Paul's Episcopal Church Lake James


Instagram Account: stpaulchurchlakejames


Special Needs and Concerns

For the Sick in our Congregation

Barb Janssen; Peggy Brittain; Faye Trunkfield; LuJuan Harrill; Jerel Hoffman; Biff Bauer;

For Our Families & Friends

Jan Henley’s sister; LuJuan Harrill's mother Marie; Dave Stang’s HS principal; Bill Flango’s father; Anita Bradshaw friend of Diana B.


Thanksgiving for the Blessings of This Life

helping hearts and hands giving generously to our community


Those whose ministry is public safety

Lake Deputy Tyler Gantt; Burke and McDowell Sheriff and Police Departments; NC Swift Water and Mountain Rescue Teams.

Those in the Military

those deployed to combat zones, especially Afghanistan. The families who wait for the safe return of their soldiers. National Guard units deployed to assist in Hurricane and Fire Disasters.


First Responders

health and well-being of all caregivers and home health aides; refresh and restore the reservoir of hope in the hearts of EMTs.

Care Facilities

implementation and effectiveness of infection prevention

protocols; sufficient PPE for everyone.


Concerns of the Congregation

 Jon Good who is unable to get home from Israel


Christ’s Comfort and Consolation

Those celebrating a Birthday or Wedding Anniversary



June 14 – Yoga, 5 PM, Parish Hall
June 18 - Daughters of the King at 10 am. Parish Hall.

June 11 - Daughters of the King at 10 am. Parish Hall.
June 12 – Celebration of Life for Kyle Rose, 2 pm, Parish Hall
June 13 – ECW Meeting in the Parish Hall following the service
June 14 – Yoga, 5 PM, Parish Hall
June 18 - Daughters of the King at 10 am. Parish Hall
June 19 – Open house at LaVonne & Jeff Mackey’s, 2589 Lail Rd, Glen Alpine, 2:30-5:30 PM
July 26 – Church Yard/Clean-up day, 9 am
September 8 – Service with the Bishop (Confirmation . . .) Grace Episcopal, Morganton


Coffee/Pastry Schedule

May 23 - Dianna B

May 30 - DOK

June 6 – coffee only

June 20 - Toon & Brooke

June 27 - Lou & Millie

July 4 -

July 11 -


June 13 – Toon Scott & Mary Stang

June 20 - John & Diana Burns

June 27 - Bobby & Bill 

July 4 - Dave Stang

July 11 - John  Diana 



June 13 – Mary Phillips

June 20 – Pat Baldi-Davis

June 27 - Mary Stang

July 4 - Daave Stang

July 11 - Mary Phillips



Eucharistic Ministers

June 20 - JoAnne Stewart & Mary S

June 27 -Phyllis Kombol & Joy Vallamossi

July 4 - Mary Stang

July 11 - Bill Phillips


Altar Guild



GOOD SAMARITAN CLINIC is participating in the National Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive. Long-sleeved shirts protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure and heat-related illnesses. The Clinic is accepting donations. Check the website for times or phone the Clinic 828-212-4181.



Up to 100 low-income families from Glen Alpine/Western Burke County receive food distributions (perishables and non-perishables) each week at the Glen Alpine Food Pantry.
The ongoing support of St. Paul’s and our other 6 partner churches has been a blessing and encouragement. THANK YOU! Contact Phyllis Kombol 704-763- 1970 (cell) or for more information.



Food Pantry
Dave put a box in front of the Parish Hall door marked “BUCM Pantry Food.” You can stop by the Church and drop off your donations. Dave will monitor the box, and take your Pantry Food donations to BUCM on a regular basis. BUCM requests: Canned Chicken & Meats, Canned Soup, Canned Pasta, Green Beans, Salad Dressings, Canned Fruit, Whole Potatoes, Flavored Rice, Mac’n Cheese, Canned Beans, Cookies, Crackers, Peanut Butter. Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank you.


Soup Kitchen

Hot meals are being prepared daily in the Soup Kitchen, Monday through Sunday. Meal preparation is going VERY WELL! Soup Kitchen Teams are now back in the Kitchen, albeit, with scaled-down numbers of volunteers. Dave has been working in the Soup Kitchen weekly, preparing and serving lunches in Styrofoam boxes to the homeless and needy. We are also preparing “To Go

Dinners” (typically sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, pizza, etc.) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and a “double” on Fridays for the weekend and Holidays.


Soup Kitchen Team Duty


Clothing Store

Please come by and shop at the “BUCM Clothing Store” for gently used women, men, and children's clothing. Lotsofwomen’sandmen’sclothingincluding: blouses, skirts, shirts, tees, pants & slacks, blue jeans, warmers & sweaters, jackets, coats, and winter wear -- in all sizes – as well as lots of children’s clothing and toys for all ages. The prices are very, very reasonable.


Eyeglasses and Eye-Ware Needed

Dave put a plastic jug INSIDE the BUCM “Pantry Food Box” in front of the Parish Hall door. Thanks to everyone who can help out with their eye-ware donations.


Clothing Collection

Dave has placed a BUCM Collection Box (blue box) at the Lake James Fire Station, across from 3-Way Supply. You can place your donations into the box. You may also place items on the picnic table outside by the Parish Hall, or give them directly to Dave. He will drop them by the BUCM Clothing Store.



The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

First Lesson: 1 Samuel 17: 32-49
Psalm 9: 9-20
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13

Gospel: Mark 4: 35-41