eChimes for June, 2019
From the Pastor's Mac

  Church Beyond the Walls
I spend a lot of time working on sermons (cue the smart alecks). Many of you know that my favorite place to write is a local coffee shop. As an extrovert, I draw energy from being around other people, even when it’s time for the solitary work of writing. The background music, the churning of the cappuccino machine, the buzz of conversations at surrounding tables—it’s the perfect recipe for putting pen to paper (or at least clicking keys on the keyboard).
This summer I’m adding a new component to my coffee shop writing. I’m donning my clergy collar and placing a tent sign on the table in front of my laptop that says “free prayer.” I’ll have a few business cards handy for good measure.
Why? I’m calling this a “holy experiment.” I read of another pastor doing this in another town— she was able to meet some fascinating people who would never step foot in the church. Not only did she meet them, she heard their most personal stories of heartbreak and struggle.
I’m a firm believer that the 21 st Century church must find ways to “take the church to the people” as opposed to the old model of trying to attract people to the church building. Shining the light of Christ beyond the building is what it means to be missional.
Recently I was walking back to our beautiful church after having breakfast with a church member. As we were crossing Bay Esplanade, I just had to stop. I said, “Look at this wonderful church in this amazing place! But it’s not about getting them to come here , it’s about shining our light out there !” (Then I apologized for the mini-sermon . . . call it a vocational hazard when you dine with the pastor.)
This Sunday we’ll celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church. This was the day that the Holy Spirit fell upon those first Christians, making it crystal clear that the Gospel was not just for one type of people through allowing them to speak myriad languages. Today, we must remember the Gospel is not just for those of us who find meaning in church attendance. Each of us is called to share the light of Christ in our own way, through the various gifts endowed to us.
As we travel the highways and byways this summer, let us continue to find ways to shine the light of God’s love wherever we go. That way, we’ll be church beyond the walls.

Love and light,

Faith Day With the Rays
Good news.....Thanks to a generous benefactor the Jolley Trolley is heading to Tropicana Field on June 15 to see the Rays-vs-Angels.  Changing from the Chapel Coach to the Jolley Trolley allows everyone to ride together as a group. There are now 6 additional seats/tickets available. Please see Donna Dennis following the service, this Sunday, June 9, to purchase!

Those who purchased tickets please meet in the Chapel parking lot at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 15.

Ocean Allies

Chapel By The Sea has recently become Ocean Allie certified. We join a growing number of Clearwater Beach businesses and organizations committed to keeping our oceans safe and reducing plastic.

We are making small changes here at the Chapel and will share frequently in the bulletin ideas how you can help us make small changes that will make a big difference!
Attention Ladies!

The Chapel Chicks will be holding an encore event on July 11 at 11:00 am in the Conference Room. Together we’ll watch Brene Brown’s Netflix special, “The Call to Courage,” a one-hour talk in which Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.  After the viewing, we’ll walk or drive to a nearby restaurant and enjoy lunch together.

Anyone interested in completing Chapel Chicks bead projects, Kay Morgan is bringing beads, etc. and coming early at 9:30 am. Please call Kay at 863-602-0072  so she can plan the amount of supplies needed.


Every Sunday, our Media Technician, Leon Tomlinson records the Sunday  service. Following the service it is posted to YouTube. This is a great opportunity for our seasonal members, homebound, or anyone unable to attend in person to be part of Chapel By The Sea. Simply go to our website:
·   click sermons
·   select a date
·   click “click here for video” to watch
You may also  click “read more” which allows you to read the sermon from a recent weekly service.
May 2019 Attendance

May 5 - 195.........
May 12 - 206........
May 19 - 192..........
May 26 - 166 .........

Total May Attendance - 759

Calendar for June

Every Week:
10:00 am - Worship Service, Sanctuary followed by Orange Juice Fellowship
9:15 am thru 11:15 am - Nursery is available for children infant through 4's in Nursery/Toddler Rm.
10:00 am - Children's Sunday School start in church
6:00 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous - Meeting Room 3
9:30 am - Al-Anon, Meeting Room 3
6:00 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous - Meeting Room 3
7:00 pm - Sunset Beach Walking Club, Chapel parking lot
10:30 am - Bible Fellowship - Conference Room
6:00 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous - Meeting Room 3

June 2 - Communion Sunday
June 4 - CBA Meeting - Chapel Hall - 6:30 pm
June 5 - Marketing Meeting - 9:00 am
June 5 - CRU - 10:00 am
June 6 - CRU - 6:00 pm
June 10 - CRU - 7:00 pm
June 12 - CRU - 10:00 am
June 13 - CRU - 6:00 pm
June 15 - Memorial - Doris Sampson - 4:00 pm
June 15 - Ray's Game
June 16 - Father's Day
June 17 - CRU - 7:00 pm
June 19 - CRU - 9:00 am
June 19 - Church Board Meeting - Conference Room - 7:00 pm
June 20 - CRU - 6:00 pm
June 21 - Siero/Choi Wedding Rehearsal - 1:00 pm
June 22 - Siero/Choi Wedding - 1:00 pm
June 24 - CRU - 7:00 pm
June 26 - CRU - 10:00 am
June 27 - CRU - 6:00 pm
June 29 - Pepin/Brown Rehearsal - 5:00 - Sanctuary
June 30 - Pepin/Brown Wedding - 4:00 pm - Sanctuary

Save These Dates:

June 15 - Rays Game
July 15-18 - ICCC Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
August 11 - Back To School Sunday & Potluck
October 5 - Praisin Pooches II
November 9 - Rise Against Hunger
February 1, 2020 - Beach Walk/Walk
Beach Walking Group on Wednesdays - 7:00 PM
 There is an evening walking group that meets every Wednesday at 7 pm for fun, fitness, and friendship. Please come out and join the sunset group which meets in the church parking lot. What a great way to get healthy and make new friends! All are welcome. Free to park. Free to walk. Free to talk.
Rise Again Hunger

Join us on November 9, 2019, to again package meals to support this worthy cause. It’s a fun event; all ages are welcome and we will have jobs for all volunteers!

Children & Youth Programs
Our 2019 Sunday school year has an exciting curriculum designed to help children understand themselves and their relationship to God. Our theme this year is “ At Home With God, ” a comprehensive, creative, and interactive Bible Study for children. Parents & guardians will be able track the Bible lessons on their smart phones and engage kids with what they learned in Sunday school. This program has reverted to a start time at the 10 am worship service.
Adult Education Opportunities
  • Thursday Morning Bible Fellowship continues: You are invited to join the THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE FELLOWSHIP which is currently studying Philippians. The Fellowship meets at 10:30 am in the Conference Room for informal study and discussion on the subject of living our faith. Our group is multi-age, multi-gender, multi-denominational.

Parking is available in the church parking lot, and the City lot across the street. The parking charges on Sunday don’t start until 12:30 p.m. so that parking for church is free.

The Chapel currently contracts with Florida Parking Co. to    manage our lot outside of Sunday service hours. There is a solar    kiosk along with an attendant on duty during peak parking times.  Church members and guests can park free for events and meetings at the church. If you come for a meeting or event when an attendant is on duty, simply tell them you are here for church business and that will suffice. You may also place a church bulletin on your dashboard to ensure the attendant knows you are a Chapel By The Sea member.

June Birthdays

Barbara Bell - June 04
Jan Bickel - June 08
Kathleen Elert - June 08
Keenis Owens - June 09
Ty Schaedel - June 09
Susan Holcomb - June 11
Winifred Moore - June 12
Sonja Spence - June 12
Pete Holcomb - June 13
Art Zell - June 14
Gene Brooks - June 15
Brian Sullivan - June 15
Pamela Bell - June 16
Linda Walter - June 17
Susan Dillman - June 19
Katherine Hartung - June 19
Josie Walker June - 19
Weston Smith June - 20
Shirley Fazzina June - 22
Steve Spencer - June 24
Sara Henkel - June 25
Vincent Corbitt - June 26
Christopher Painter - June 26
Carol Lee Hughes - June 28
Zenith Painter - June 28
Kyle Johnson - June 30
Herbert McLachlan - June 30

Chapel By The Sea Music/Choir Fund

Dr. Marilyn Michael requests anyone wishing to contribute in remembrance of her late husband, Michael Whobrey, that it be directed to our Chapel Music/Choir Program.

ICCC Coming to Florida!
The International Council of Community Churches, the network of churches with whom our church affiliates, is coming to Florida for annual conference. “A Gathering of God’s Whosoever People” will meet July 15-18, 2019 in Jacksonville’s Hyatt Regency on the Riverfront. Adult registration fee is $230 which includes the banquet on Thursday night. Our hope is to bring a large group from the Chapel to represent Florida! For more information, visit
Peace Café The Chapel participates in feeding the homeless at the Peace Memorial Church “Peace Café” on the third Thursday of every month. 12-15 individuals are needed each time to serve food, carry trays and clean up afterward. The next date is June 20. Please contact Teddi McCune if you can help - or 727-481-1855.

The Chapel-By-The-Sea's  “Haven Orange Suitcase Project” collects the items listed below for the Safe House of “The Haven of RCS” Domestic Violence Center - which provides a temporary Safe House and other services for victims of domestic violence in our community and their dependent   children.
The Haven Safe House residents are now in need of NEW REGULAR-SIZE TOILETRIES ( Shampoo, Soap & Body Wash, Lotions, Dental items, Cosmetics, Hair & Grooming Care)   as well as Towels, Washcloths, Single-bed Linens, Socks, Undergarments, C anvas & Duffel Bags, and Luggage .
Please note that at their request and due to storage limitations and other resources at the Safe House, we will collect and deliver only  the very much needed donations listed above . All items listed are collected at the "Orange Suitcase" table in Friendship Foyer from which they are sorted and distributed to The Haven. (Clothing, diaper, and mini-toiletry, hotel-type donations are no longer taken to the Safe House, but local thrift stores are excellent destinations for those donations and do help a lot of people.)
As always, a big thanks to all who    support the “Haven Orange Suitcase Project”! (Questions? Contact Lorraine Freitag)

Orange Suitcase
Amazon Smile Program
Chapel by the Sea is enrolled in the Amazon Smile program. When you next go to Amazon to shop, instead go to and choose us as your charity. Amazon will donate to Clearwater Beach Community Church dba Chapel-By-The-Sea. 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. It is a simple and automatic way for you to  support the Chapel every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at , you’ll find the exact same low prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us.
Thank you for your support.

RCS Food Donation Barrel

The RCS food donation barrel is located in the south corner of Friendship Foyer. The RCS truck picks up Chapel By the Sea donations on the 2nd Tuesday each month. June 11 is the next pickup date. Thank you in advance for your continued generous contributions of food for this worthwhile organization!


New Water Coolers

Just in time for the hot Florida summer weather there are new water coolers in the Narthex and Church Office. Eliminating single serve plastic bottles is another small step the Chapel is making since becoming Ocean Allies.

Condolences to the Families of
Pete Porter, "Big Ed" Droste, Tom Smith and Rosemarie Bonnington

Members and Friends Who were ill in May and in need of our prayers;
Lee Walters, Leeley Myers

Prayer Chain - To place someone on the Prayer Chain or to join the group, contact Jan Burke at 418-5736 or .