Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Third Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020
Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Celebrant/Preacher The Rev. Kim F. Capwell
R.I.P. Margaret "Peg" Lange
We're sad to inform you all of the passing of our beloved parishioner Margaret "Peg" Lange on March 10th 2020.

The celebration of her life will be on Saturday, March 14th 2020.

  • The visitation will be at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home from 9am to 10:30am.

3710 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

  • The service of Holy Eucharist and burial will be at St. James Church at 11am
  • The reception will be at the Parish Hall shortly afterward.

From Father Kim,

Dear All,
We are in a time of uncertainty regarding the Coronavirus therefore I feel that we need to exercise caution in how we conduct worship. Listed below are guidelines that I feel are necessary. Let us all pray that the need for extra caution only lasts a short time and we can get back to those traditions we hold dear. Peace, Fr. Kim

Guidelines:                       March 9, 2020 : effective immediately

Hand-washing :

-           All clergy and Eucharistic Ministers will thoroughly wash hands before each Service.
-           Hand sanitizer will be used during the Offertory as part of preparation for Communion.
At the Peace and other greetings:
-           No handshakes or hugs (bows or elbow tap only)
Holy Eucharist:
-           Only silver vessels are to be used. (no ceramic or glass)
-           Intinction is not permitted (please note: It has always been fine to just receive the bread)
-           The use of baked bread is suspended. Wafers will be used.
Altar Guild:
-           Wine, wafers and containers holding them will be handled with great care and only after washing hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds
-           If you are sick stay home!
-           Any fever – stay home (until at least 24 hours fever-free without fever reducers)

Here are the Bible Readings for Sunday, 3/15/2020

and the March 2020 Newslette r

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!
One service at 9:30am and reception in the Parish Hall following.

From St. James Youth
We are making Blessing Bags for the congregation to take out into the community to give to those in need. We are looking for donations of:
-gallon size zip lock bags
-hand sanitizer
-tooth brush/tooth paste
Many of these items can be bought at the dollar store.
Thank you for your generosity.

We are also preparing for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We would appreciate donations of Individually wrapped candy and Plastic Easter eggs Thank you in advance!

Hospitality Providers Needed
We still need volunteers to host the Hospitality time after the 10:15 service. The sign up sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider signing up.

Cemetery Clean-up
Please be sure to remove any of your Christmas decorations from the cemetery as soon as possible.

For Access to the News of the Diocesan Publications
Upcoming Events
Save the dates

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lenten Sketches at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5 choirs and orchestra. 4 pm

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
It’s Time for Another Fun Filled Bingo Night
You and your friends are invited to
The Twelfth Annual Claudia White Memorial Bingo
St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall
2106 St. James Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

A $10.00 donation is requested to go toward the Claudia White Memorial Fund
Winner Prizes-Door Prizes-50/50 Drawing-Refreshments
R.S.V.P. Nancy Patterson. 239-7649 by Monday, April 13 th
In addition to the $10 donation, we request that you bring nonperishable food items. These will be donated to a local Food Bank.

Saturday, June 13, 2020
White Elephant /Garage Sale 8 AM to 3 PM
(Accepting donations no w, drop your gently used items off in the box provided, in the foyer of the Parish Hall)

Upcoming Services

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - The Rev. Kim F. Capwell celebrant
8:00 am            Holy Eucharist
10:15 am          Holy Eucharist with music

Tuesdays in Lent
Video and Discussion
Please sign up with Fr. Kim
6:00 – 6:30 P.M. Supper
6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Video and discussion

A noontime series Of ECUMENICAL prayer and soup

Host site: St. Philip’s Lutheran Church 5320 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE

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