St. James Chapel Spring 2024 Newsletter

Happy Easter!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday filled with hope and joy. I spent my Easter morning on a beach in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. As I watched some local fishermen cast their nets into the sea, I gave thanks for our patron Saint James the Fisherman and all those who fish around the world—most especially those who cast their nets, rods, shovels and buckets out of Wellfleet Harbor.

I am excited as I prepare for my tenth summer as pastor and priest of this summer chapel. With a great line-up of guest preachers, speakers, and performers, we will heed the wisdom of the Psalmist and make a joyful noise unto God. We will baptize a few children, host a bi-annual Outreach Fair, and enjoy a myriad of potlucks, picnics, and oyster parties. We also will celebrate the ministry of James and Gay Smith and their family during what will be their last season as our Sunday musicians.

Emily and I will be in residence Sunday, June 23 through Sunday, September 8. However, with thanks to the generosity of local clergy, the Chapel will offer Sunday worship beginning June 9 and ending on September 22. The St. James Summer 2024 Schedule accompanies this letter. For more information about our guest preachers, musicians, and speakers, please see Worship, Summer Schedule at

When we gather at the Chapel this summer, we will once again celebrate and reflect God’s work in our lives and the world around us. We will remember those we love and see no longer. We will enjoy the gift of God’s creation, the blessing of Sabbath, the joy of community, and the abundance of food and drink. We will also seek to maintain the Chapel’s tradition of offering fifty percent of our annual giving to area non-profits who bring their own energy, generosity, and hope twelve months out of the year to a place we care so much about.

Please join us this Spring in making a gift to sustain the ministry of The Chapel and its witness to the goodness of God and the good work being done among God’s people in Wellfleet. And then, join us this summer for worship in a simple building with a simple table on a beautiful hillside on a spit of land sticking out into the sea.


The Very Rev. Tracey Lind


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