This Week at St. Paul’s

From the Rector:

Dear Friends:
I spent the day at Trinity Center with the Executive Council of the Diocese discerning mission priorities for the coming year. It was wonderful to be able to be there in person with other members of council; and as a special bonus  seeing  faces of departing campers climbing into their parents car’s after a memorable week. Given what we were facing a year ago this time with the closure of Trinity because of the pandemic this was positively joyful. The Bishop invited us throughout the day to pray the same way he had been praying with the children all week. Simply using petitions that focused on  thanksgiving, the needs of others, and praying specifically for the communities in which we lived . I offered thanks for Saint Paul’s; especially  your adaptation and full participation in virtual worship, your ingenuity , resourcefulness, and your care for one another. I prayed for those among us who are ill or struggling. I prayed for our civic leaders by name and the good work they are doing to preserve and care for the needs of our county and town. The council also spent time talking about this new phase we are in as the pandemic lessens and we are returning to a new reality. What was once is no more. We have been changed by what we have lived through. Indeed  there is a book out now called ” We Shall be Changed.” Its a collection of essays about the church post pandemic. It is a short read and one which we will be doing as part of Adult Formation this Fall.
As the day winded down we were invited to walk the property to see the beauty of earth and sky and sea which is so much a part of our lives on the Crystal Coast. I was reminded of seeing the sun going down and watching from the fort those boats returning in mass  for weigh in at the Big Rock. What a glorious sight.
I invite you this week to consider what you are thankful for , who you are concerned about ,and how you can support our communities and those who lead them. Do it as a living in the moment meditation whether you are taking your daily walk with the dog, doing the dishes, weeding the garden or drifting in your boat. Just make sure you do it. It changes us when we can be aware and grateful. And it changes the world.
Keep the Faith and Let the Faith keep you.
Tammy +

* Hope to see you at Juneteenth with our friends from Faith Tabernacle!

June 20, 2021: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II  
service bulletin may be found here or by clicking the above graphic.

10:00 a.m. services are available Live Streamed or to watch on-demand:
St. Paul’s Facebook page and St. Paul’s YouTube channel.

June 23     Noon Holy Eucharist
June 27    The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost            
                 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
                10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 a.m. services are available to watch on-demand:
St. Paul’s Facebook page and St. Paul’s YouTube channel.

Mark your calendars!
Vacation Bible School for ages 3-12. BE HEALED is our theme this year for Vacation Bible School. We invite you to join us the week July 19-23. We welcome adult volunteers to join Rev. Tammy.

Hello and happy summer to all of our St. Paul’s members and friends,  
We are so happy for our community and our church to return to a sense of normal life once again. Again, thank you to all who supported the ECW Fall Bazaar last year in the midst of Covid-19, and thank you for helping us find success with the new online format. Happily, this year we will be able to return to an in-person event which is set for Saturday, November 13, 2021. Please mark your calendars and plan to be a part of the fun.

We will retain some of the online components that worked so well for us last year and incorporate them into a hybrid format, with pick up on November 13th. Online auction and sales will be, as last year, from October 15 – November 1. We know that this dual plan will serve us well, and we have already begun meeting and making plans.

Included is a list of all of our co-chairs, and key workers as best as we know them at this time. Maybe we have left your name off by accident. Give us a shout!  We need you and want you to be on our team. Won’t you please reach out to anyone on this list and offer to help? The proceeds from the Bazaar support our most important community ministries, and we know that our neighbors in need are counting on us once again.

Stay tuned for more information in the weeks and months to come. The 2021 ECW Fall Bazaar train is leaving the station. All aboard!

Cindy Cash and Laura Snyder, co-chairs

Bazaar Co-Chairs

Cindy Cash

Laura Snyder

Finance and Technology
Mary Duane Hale

Tech Support
Jean Kiesow

Online Bazaar with pre-orders and pick-up on November 13, 2021:

Unique Treasures and Arts – Online Auction
Sarah Jo Safrit

Assisted by: Doris McMullen, Carol Sadler, Alicia Ragsdale, Donna Ivey, and Trish Shepherd, Jimmy Pake

Baked Goods – Online
Len Gilstrap
Ann Carter
Assisted by: Diane Meelheim and Vicki Morris

Frozen Foods – Online
Allison DuBuisson

Sylvia Wheatly
Assisted by: Norma Gardner

Country Store – Online
Missy Bailey

JoAnn McComas
Assisted by: Imogene Clawson

Box Lunches – pre-ordered Online
Jeanette Holland
Assisted by: Many, many willing hands!

Traditional in-person Bazaar on November 13, 2021:

Second Go-Round
Peggy Stallworth

Susan Schmidt
Debbie Corbett-Cooper

Jewelry Boutique
Eva Higgins

Anna deButts

Christmas Boutique
Lynda Phillips

Laura Mosier

Gourmet Kitchen
Rosemary Green

Cash Raffle – Sales both online and in-person on November 13
Barbara Bryan

Clean up / Re-set Committee
Chairs and Helpers needed to put the Parish Hall back together!

2022 Bazaar Co-Chairs
Chairs needed! Please come work with us now and learn the ropes.

Those for whom prayers have been requested:
for members of St. Paul’s Family and for Friends and for the Departed.

(All persons listed must give permission for their name to be included in St. Paul’s public prayer request list. This is to protect their privacy and respect their wishes.)

Outreach for June – Young Life – Crystal Coast
Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents.  Staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them – fun, adventure, friendship, and a sense of significance.  In doing so, leaders earn the privilege of talking to them about something that they believe matters most of all – the truth about God and His love for them. Crystal Coast Young Life is building relationships, with high school friends, through various forms of contact work.  Each week Club (gatherings that are controlled chaos designed to break down barriers and lead into a simple message about Jesus) and Campaigners (small group Bible studies) are hosted. Additionally, friends are invited each summer to camp, which is described consistently as the best week of their lives.  Beginning in 2013, several members of St. Paul’s were instrumental in the formation of this new chapter, and the vestry and discretionary fund have generously helped with funding.  As the ministry continues to grow, there is a need for volunteers for the committee and also adult leaders. Contact Katie Sherman, parish liaison, at   

If you would like to donate to this month’s outreach program, please do so through “Online Giving” on our website (  Alternatively, you may donate with a check payable to St. Paul’s Church with “Outreach” in the Memo line.  Checks may also be mailed to the church.  

Pastoral Care
Please contact the office at 252-728-3324 if you have a pastoral emergency. For all other needs or questions please email

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
215 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC  28516