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St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware

May 7th, 2023

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Sunday Bulletin (May 7th)

“Lord, we do not know where we are going; how can we know the way?”


Thomas asks this earnest question in the midst of Jesus’s “Farewell Discourse” shortly after Jesus tells the disciples, “You know the way to the place where I am going.” For the disciples who are still trying to figure out what Jesus has been talking about and aren’t sure why he keeps talking about his death, this is another one of those puzzling remarks ,and his reply to Thomas isn’t any easier to untangle.


“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


There’s a danger in reading Christian exclusivity into this phrase and forgetting that these words are spoken to the disciples after Jesus has washed their feet and only hours before his arrest and his crucifixion. They are words of encouragement, letting them know that in following Him so far, they are already learning what they need to know, and yet, this answer likely leads to more questions, especially in the days that follow, and one of those questions may well be, “Are we still on the Way?”


Questions like these do not indicate a lack of faith or desire to live how Jesus calls us to live. In fact, if we forget or neglect to ask these questions, that’s when we have most certainly lost our way because we’ve stopped paying attention. Instead, these questions are necessary “check-ins” to make sure we haven’t gotten lost, to make sure we are still oriented towards God and doing the work God calls us to do. 

Calling all Graduates!

Let's take a moment and celebrate all of the graduates in your life. If you would like to make an announcement on the e-Epistle please email the office at office@stjamesmillcreek.comcastbiz.net 

Bingo Night Update

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. The new scheduled date for Bingo Night is June 5th 2023 at 7PM.


We look forward to seeing you all and enjoy gathering together for a fun-filled evening.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Nancy Patterson at

302 239 7649.

St. James’ Flea Market Bake Table


Saturday, May 20th from 8AM to 1PM.


Items for sale may be dropped off from 7AM until noon. All items for sale must be clearly marked and priced. All items need to be secured in ziplock bags.


Items needed for sale: baked goods.


If you are interested in helping please call the office.


Thank you, Sheron Hutcheson 

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St. James' Mission and Outreach updates


Sharing God’s gifts with others

Reaching out to those in need

And serving them with dignity and respect…

New Castle County HOPE Center-for Individuals and Families in need of temporary housing and support services.

What started as temporary housing during the cold weather of 2020-2021 has grown into a permanent center that provides housing and support services for individuals and families who are without adequate housing in New Castle County.  New Castle County (NCC) purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport Rd (now named the New Castle County HOPE Center) and kept the hotel management staff to keep the facility running.  Working together, many non-profit organizations including Family Promise provide various services and support for individuals and families to obtain emergency and more significant housing and medical, psychological, and job skills opportunities as well. The hotel can accommodate 400 and suites and adjoining rooms are given to families and enable households to stay together. Housing is coordinated through the Delaware Housing Alliance. 

If you know of anyone who needs this housing, please ask them to call 1-833-FIND-BED (1-833-3463-233) and leave a message.

How can you help?

Review the list below and see where you might be able to help.

 Current items needed:

  • Hygiene items such as deodorant, shampoo, and soap (regular and travel size)
  • Individual sized peanut butter crackers, tuna, microwavable meals (pastas, soups, etc.)
  • Non-alcohol hand sanitizer
  • Tide pods or other laundry pods
  • NEW Underwear, and socks - all sizes, children through adult
  • New or gently used t-shirts and light jacket
  • New books for adults and children

Please drop the items off:

     ·        Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the parish hall porch 

Please place your donations in the bin labeled Donations for HOPE Center on the porch of the parish hall. Liz will bring in the bin and any donated items at 12:30 p.m.

    ·        On Sunday, there is a container in the foyer of the church.

 We take the donations to the distribution center about every two weeks.

Thank you,

St. James' Mission/Outreach Ministry

Prayer Team Updates

The prayer team continues to lift up prayer requests shared by parishioners through emails or calls to the church office at 302-994-1584, to individual members of the prayer team, or requests left in the prayer basket in the church foyer. We collect the prayer requests and other concerns of the parish, community, and world. They are compiled weekly and then these requests are lifted up in the daily prayers of the team members. All are welcome and encouraged to share their prayers.

For those who have an immediate prayer need, we invite you to email your prayer needs and request to Carolyn Mack at cdmack37@gmail.com or call 302-565-8675

St. James' Pastoral Care Team

St. James' Pastoral Care Team continues to support our parish family and our community.

If you or someone you know is in need, we: 

·        send cards, make phone calls, and pray with you and/or for you.

·        Make home, hospital, and Eucharistic visits.

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.

Please let us know if you need us or someone you know needs us. We will not know if you do not tell us.

“Blessful” Meditations

We all know that life can be a little stressful and hectic sometimes. We hope that by reading this short bible passage and watching a relaxing video will help you take a moment and reflect on God’s gifts.  

Luke 6:37

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

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Prayer for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Wilmington, DE 19808