Mary's Weekly Newsletter



Beginning this Sunday, April 11, we will return to 9:00 AM services!

Kyle Rose passed away on April 1st. Please pray for his father & daughter Ken & Madelyn. Ken will accept calls & visitors, please call first. Ken requested any donations for Kyle to be made to:
Burke Hospice

1721 Enon Rd Valdese, NC 28690.


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

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 past performances and those to come:

March 17th- Josiah Riddle St. Paul's Assistant Organist

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


Stewardship: If you have not already done so, please return your stewardship form either by mail or place it in the collection plate.



Attached is the Bulletin with the readings, prayers, and music for this Sunday.


ECW’s next regular meeting will be on April 18.


DOK is having Lenten information Meetings by Zoom (it’s really easy by smartphone or computer)which are open to all (members, non-members, and all genders). See the attached flyer. Call Phyllis Kombol to find out how to connect. 704-763- 1970 (P) / 828-652-3017 You may also join the

meeting simply by going to You will be placed in the waiting room and Phyllis will allow you in.



St. Paul's Lake James:
Event calendar on website: Facebook Page: St Paul's Episcopal Church Lake James
Instagram Account: stpaulchurchlakejames
Note that on every website page at the bottom are links to St. Paul's Facebook and Instagram accounts


Prayer List:


Special Needs and Concerns:

For the Sick in our Congregation: Barb Janssen; Peggy Brittain; Faye Trunkfield; LuJuan Harrill; Toon Scott; Jerel Hoffman; Biff Bauer; JoAnne Stewart;
For Our Families & Friends: LJ Dragon Boat founder Patti Kirchhoff; Jan Henley’s sister; LuJuan Harrill's mother Marie; Wayne Shell and Brandon, friends of Pat LaFevers
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:


Christ’s Comfort and Consolation:

Those celebrating a Birthday or Wedding Anniversary:

Happy Birthday to Olivia Hoffman on April 14



April 11: Church returns to 9:00 AM
April 11 – Vestry Meeting following the service
April 12 - Yoga 5 PM Parish Hall
April 14 – Choir Practice, 5:30 PM
April 16 - Daughters of the King at 10 am. You may join via Zoom.
April 18 – ECW Meeting in the Parish Hall following the service
April 19 - Yoga 5 PM Parish Hall
April 21 – Choir Practice, 5:30 PM
April 23 - Daughters of the King at 10 am. You may join via Zoom.
April 26 - Yoga 5 PM Parish Hall
April 28 – Choir Practice, 5:30 PM
April 30 - Daughters of the King at 10 am. You may join via Zoom.


Coffee/Pastry Schedule:

April 4: Mary, Dave, Lavonne

April 11: Maggie, Carol & Charles

April 18: Mary P.
April 26: LaVonne



April 4: Steve & Neva Galle

April 11: Toon S & Mary S

April 18: John & Diana Burns



April 4: Phil Wells April 18: Pat B-D


Eucharistic Ministers:

April 4: Charles B & Jerry J

April 18: Diane Byerly & Mary S



JoAnne Stewart



April 25: Bill & Bobby Fensterer

April 11: Dave Stang

April 25: Mary Phillips

April 25: Bill Phillips & Joy Valamossi


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.



READINGS for The Second Sunday of Easter First Lesson: Acts 4: 32 - 35
Psalm 133
EPISTLE: 1 John 1: 1 - 2: 2
Gospel: John 20: 19 - 31

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1865 N Powerhouse Rd, Morganton, NC 28655, USA

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