Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Worship at 9:00am - One Service
Celebrant/Preacher - The Rev. Ed Godden

The Vestry will begin interviewing potential Interim Rector candidates in the beginning/mid August. Our hope is to have an Interim in place by early fall.

The Dogwood tree in the carriage circle is dying and needs taken down. It is always difficult, emotionally, to remove trees. However, in this case, the tree has lived a good life and for the safety of people and the church building it needs to comes down. In the fall, a new tree will be planted by the Youth Group in honor of Jim and Cynde Bimbi. They will work with the property committee to determine what kind of tree would be appropriate and the best place to plant it for posterity.

Thank you for your continued prayers and positive thoughts during this time.

The Vestry  


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!  

We are again collecting donations for the underprivileged children who need uniforms, backpacks, school supplies, shoes, and haircuts. Delaware Health & Social Services will use our donations to be sure the children can return to school with pride and a feeling of belonging. Any size donation is gratefully accepted. 

Please write your check to St. James' Church, with a notation of "Back-to-School." Last Sunday is July 28. 

Thanks very much!
Mission/Outreach Committee

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

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 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