Weekly e-Epistle
from
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Worship at 9:00am - One Service
Celebrant/Preacher - The Rev. Cn. Lloyd Casson
WEEKLY UPDATE FROM THE VESTRY

Although the Vestry has no new updates this week, we want to assure you that we are always ready to serve and support you.

As a reminder, your Vestry consists of: Carolyn Joynt, Senior Warden; Ed Clark, Junior Warden; Valerie Brunson, Jim Craig, Eileen Marvel, David Perry, Ian Prescott, Margaret Russ, Bruce Vrana, and Susan Winward. Nancy Patterson is Clerk of the Vestry, Steve Prescott is Parish Treasurer, Sam White is Disbursing Treasurer, and Susan Winward is Receiving Treasurer.

As our transition continues, we thank you for your continued prayers and positive thoughts during this time.

Respectfully,
The Vestry  

ST. JAMES' PASTORAL CARE TEAM

St. James' Pastoral Care Team is here for you and wants to help.
 
If you or someone you know is in need, we send cards, make phone calls, make home and hospital visits, and make Eucharistic visits. Also, during this time of transition, if you need a priest we will help with that, too.
 
Please call the office (302-994-1584) and leave a message. Someone will get back to you. Messages are retrieved daily, seven days a week. Or, on Sundays there are forms and envelopes labeled "Pastoral Care" next to the prayer requests in the church entrance. Please place your request in the offering plate or the prayer basket.
 
Please let us know if you need us or someone you know needs us, we won’t know if you don’t tell us.

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

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.

Upcoming Supply Clergy

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 21, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m. - HOLY EUCHARIST WITH MUSIC in church - One Service
  • 10:45 a.m. - Lemondade in the Circle

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m. - Bazaar Group meets in Bazaar Room


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