Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Seventeenth Sunday
After Pentecost
Sunday, October 6
Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. - Two Services
Blessing of the Animals at 10:15 a.m. service
Celebrant/Preacher - The Rev. Ruben Rodriguez-Yejo

The Vestry continues to work with the Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick in search of an interim rector. We will be sure to announce when we have new information to share.
We are looking ahead to the fall with great excitement! We would like to thank everyone who has stepped up to help in many different capacities whether it’s for the Blessing Bags put together by the youth, the Pastoral Care Team, the Worship Committee, or the volunteers for the Bazaar and Turkey Dinner.

At this season we are particularly grateful for those working to make the Bazaar and Turkey Dinner successful. Please see the information below and sign up to donate or volunteer on the sign up sheets in the Parish Hall. Your help is needed - and don't forget to buy your dinner tickets!

Volunteers are also needed to bring refreshments for the Sunday Hospitality Hour after the 10:15 a.m. services. This generous mission is greatly appreciated by everyone and, again, sign up sheets are in the Parish Hall.

It is wonderful to watch the congregation come together and support our ministries and each other. Thank you all!

The Vestry 
In remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi, there will be a Blessing of the Animals at the 10:15 a.m. service. Saint Francis tamed a wild wolf and preached to the birds. In a similar vein, we encourage peace among all our brother and sister creatures, and pray for all the animals that are entrusted to our care.

You are welcome to bring your pet into the church for the 10:15 a.m. service as long as it is properly restrained (leash, cage, etc.) and it generally plays well with other members of the animal kingdom. If an actual animated animal is not available, or it is not feasible to bring the animal in your care, then a plush toy animal or even a photo may be brought to the service instead.
September Visitors!

The tall plants at the entrance to the Parish House are Milkweed and at this time of year they attract large numbers of bugs called, yes, Milkweed Bugs! Milkweed flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators and when the plants develop seed pods the Milkweed Bugs, herbivores, love to eat the seeds.
2019 Annual Bazaar & Turkey Dinner
November 1 st & 2 nd  
Bazaar Preview
There are Bazaar items on display in the glass case in the foyer of the Parish House. Please stop by and see what the Bazaar Ladies have made this year. 
Bazaar Bake Shop
Please plan to bring your baked goods, jellies, jams, pickles, candies, etc. to the Parish House at the following times: 
Thursday, October 31 st           5:30 pm -  7:30pm       
Friday, November 1 st             8:00 am -  2:30pm
Saturday, November 2 nd       8:00 am - 12:00pm
The Bazaar Ladies need help with several tasks.
Friday, October 25 th
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Move furniture out of the Lounge
Take items off the walls in the hallway
Bring items up from the basement
Hang lattices in the shops & hallway
Set tables up in the shops
Sunday, October 27 th
After the 10:15 Service
Items in the Bazaar Workshop need to be brought upstairs.

Don’t Forget to Sign Up to Help
Sign-Up Sheets are posted in the Dining Hall in the Parish House.
Please stop by the Parish House to see how you can help make this year’s Bazaar a success. If you have any questions please contact:
Shirley Alexander (738-5331)
Nancy Patterson (239-7649) 
Any amount of time you are available to help will be greatly appreciated.


November 2 is our Annual Turkey Dinner Fund Raiser!

Let’s all work together to make this year’s Turkey Dinner a huge success! Ticket sales are underway after both services and in the church office Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please also consider donating a turkey or other requested items listed on the sign-up sheets in the hall. We are also gratefully accepting cash/check donations to help offset the cost of purchased items such as eggs, dinner rolls etc. There are numerous ways you can help during the dinner, such as food prep, steam table server, dishwashers, clean-up crew please be sure to check the sign-up sheets for available time slots.    
Jennifer Idell, Allison Jessup, Sam White, Susan Winward: Coordinators
Bill Short: Ticket Sales
       Carolyn Joynt: Dining room servers
       Eileen Marvel: Dining room setup
Ticket prices are the same as last year $15 adult $14 senior (65+)\
and children (5-10) $8 4-under free.
Please contact Susan Winward at susanwin ward@comcast.net or Jennifer Idell at Jennifer.idell@foxroach.com   if you can assist this year.

Upcoming Supply Clergy

Sunday, October 6 The Rev. Ruben Rodriguez-Yejo
Sunday, October 13 The Rev. Kim Capwell
Sunday, October 29 The Rev. Edward E. Godden
Schedules, Upcoming Services, and Events

Sunday, October 6, 2019
08:00 a.m. - HOLY EUCHARIST in church
10:15 a.m. - HOLY EUCHARIST WITH MUSIC in church
11:30 a.m. - Hospitality in Parish Hall

Monday, October 7, 2019
07:00 p.m. - Property Committee meets in Parish House Lounge

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
09:00 a.m. - Bazaar Group meets in Bazaar Room

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