Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Sunday, January 26
Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Celebrant/Preacher The Rev. Kim F. Capwell

Here are the Bible Readings for Sunday, 1/26/2020

and the January/February 2020 Newsletter

Message from the Vestry

The Vestry would like to announce that Lola Michael Russell has submitted her resignation as Office Manager effective January 31. We will miss her greatly and truly appreciate all she has done to keep the office running during this time of transition. The Vestry is discussing when and how to publicly thank Lola and show our gratitude. As soon as something has been set, we will let the congregation know. 

Thank you,
The Vestry 
Start the New Year with the Good Book Club
and the Gospel of John!

Published by the Forward Movement, this is a wonderful daily online resource. You may read about it here.
The Episcopal Church in Delaware

The January/February 2020 edition of the online Delaware Communion Magazine has been published.

If you do not receive the magazine and other important e-news from the Episcopal Church in Delaware, you may read the magazine and subscribe for e-publications here.
Upcoming Events

Soup and Bread Luncheon
Come One! Come All! Sunday, January 26, following the 10:15 service.
Join us for fellowship and have a wonderful lunch. Homemade soups! Delicious Breads!

If you can bring your favorite soup or bread to share, please do so. If not, plan to come anyway and break bread with your fellow parishioners and enjoy a delicious lunch and fellowship.

Growth and Vitality Workshop with Bishop Brown
The Vestry would like to make the congregation aware of an important upcoming event. On Saturday, February 8, Bishop Brown will be visiting us to present a Growth and Vitality Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is “to help parishes make the best decisions about their future growth by studying and discussing essential data.”
Basic facts include:
·      Studying the nature of growth and vitality
·      What are the essential vital signs that every parish should know about themselves?
·      What are the vital signs for the Episcopal Church overall?
·      What are the models of “being church”?
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We want to show the Bishop that we are a vital congregation and have important ministries to share with each other and the community.
When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10:00 am-2:30 pm (with 30 minutes for lunch)
Where: St. James’ Parish House
Lunch will be provided
Please register on the sign-up sheet posted on the notice board in the Parish House lobby, or RSVP at the Soup and Bread Luncheon, or contact the church office at (302) 994-1584 so we can plan accordingly for lunch.

Annual Visitation of the Bishop!
The annual visitation of Bishop Brown is Sunday, March 22, 2020. At that time, he will be the celebrant and preacher! Also, at that time he will Confirm, Receive, or bless Reaffirmations of faith. Simply put, Confirmation is for anyone not previously confirmed by a bishop, Reception is for anyone was confirmed in another Christian denomination who wishes to join the Episcopal Church, and Reaffirmation is for those who wish to reaffirm their baptismal vows before their community of faith. If you are interested in any of these possibilities please speak with Fr. Kim right away.

Save the dates!
February 25 th (Shrove Tuesday) – Pancake Supper 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Tuesdays in Lent – (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) – Adult study
-           6:00 – 6:30 – Supper
-           6:30 – 7:30 - Program

Upcoming Services

Sunday, January 26, 2020
8:0 am             Holy Eucharist
10:15 am         Holy Eucharist with music
12:00 pm         Soup and Bread Luncheon in the Parish Hall

Sunday, February 2, 2020
8:00 am            Holy Eucharist
10:15 am          Holy Eucharist with music
11:45 am          Hospitality hour in the Parish Hall

St. James' Mill Creek
2106 St. James Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808