Weekly e-Epistle
from
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Worship at 9:00am - One Service
Celebrant/Preacher - The Rev. Cn. Martha Fitzpatrick
A MESSAGE FROM THE VESTRY

The Vestry held it’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 8. In early August, we will begin the search for an interim rector.

The Interim rector will be here to lead the worship service and attend to the pastoral needs of the congregation during the transition time until a new rector is called.

The Diocese will help us as we move into the next phase of self reflection as we determine our needs.

As new developments arise, we will share them with the congregation through the e-Epistle and Sunday morning updates during the service.

We appreciate your prayers during this time.

Respectfully,
The Vestry

Thanks from a Family Promise Family

We recently received this note from one of the families that we have helped break the cycle of homelessness through Family Promise. It was so touching that we wanted to share. The note is as follows:

Thank you guys for your hospitality. Our own family didn't make us feel at home and wanted as you guys did. We appreciate what you did for our family. All of your Volunteers are the best. They are dedicated, very special people. I loved that we had supper every night and shared our day, which in turn helped everyone have a great night, sleep, and wake up to very productive days. Thank you again. 

Volunteers, thank you for all you do for Family Promise. You are truly making a difference.


Family Promise Volunteers Needed Week of August 4th
 
August 4th starts our third and final host week for Family Promise this year! This is a wonderful ministry, where we make space in our Parish home and in our hearts to care for families who are homeless.
 
We are in need of volunteers for:
  • Set-up August 4th after the 9:00 AM service
  • Dinner Hosts
  • Overnight Hosts
  • Bringing in donations for breakfasts and lunches
  • Take-down Sunday August 11th at 8:00 AM
Sign-up sheets will be out at Lemonade in the Circle.  

Please call or text Val Brunson at 302-476-5067 or email at  sassycheme@verizon.net  if you have any questions. Thanks in advance. 
 
Family Promise Coordinators
Val Brunson, Dave Perry, Nancy Prettyman, Eileen Marvel



PARISH SUMMER PICNIC

This year's Parish Picnic to celebrate St. James Day
will be on Sunday, July 28th, in the Parish Hall,
following the 9:00 AM service.
Since our service will be at 9:00, this year's picnic will be a covered dish brunch. Please bring some food for the brunch if you can. If you can't bring something, come anyway! Hope to see you there!  

Upcoming Supply Clergy

Sunday, July 21                The Rev. Ed Godden
Sunday, July 28                The Rev. Canon Lloyd Casson
Sunday, August 4            The Rev. Ruben Rodriguez-Yejo
Sunday, August 11          The Rev. Emily Gibson
Sunday, August 18          The Rev. Kim Capwell
Sunday, August 25          The Rev. Henry Chan
Schedules, Upcoming Services, and Events

Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m. - HOLY EUCHARIST WITH MUSIC in church - One Service
  • 10:45 a.m. - Lemondade in the Circle

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m. - Bazaar Group meets in Bazaar Room


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