Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware

May 8th, 2022

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Sunday bulletin (May 8)

As we continue in the Easter season, our Gospel readings move back into the earlier days of Jesus’s life and ministry, well before his Crucifixion and Resurrection. Here we continue to hear stories of how people responded to Jesus’s teachings and the signs he performed through his works and healings. And we remember, too, that in many of these instances, the works of Jesus divided even the Pharisees of the time.


Some would say, “This man must have a demon.” Others would say, “How can he have a demon if he’s healing others?”


I’m reminded that even though Simeon’s words are not found in John’s Gospel, the ones where he says that through Jesus’s actions “…the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed,” we still see this happening in John’s Gospel and in John’s community. If we read a little bit deeper, we can sense the great heartache in the midst of it, too, as the fractures that initially people in Jesus’s time remain visible and remain felt.


There’s a great sadness that exists whenever discord or disunion is felt or made known, and that sometimes leads to anger and hurtful words, which continue to divide the Body of Christ even more. Christ’s ultimate call to all of us, though, is reconciliation: with ourselves; with one another; and with God.

Garden Memorial: Thank you


Thank you so much to everyone that attended the Garden Dedication on Sunday. We appreciate your kindness and support. If you enjoyed the music that was played on Sunday we still have a few extra CD's. If you'd like one please call or email the office and we will set one aside for you. 

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 and/or the Monthly Newsletter please email the office at office@stjamesmillcreek.comcastbiz.net .

Flea Market Announcement

Thank you to everyone that has made a donation for this year's Flea Market. We wanted to let you know that the cut off date for donations is this Friday, April 29th. Remember that the Flea Market will be on May 7th from 8AM until 1PM (with May 14th as the rain date). 

NOTE: We don't need anymore plastic bags. Thank you so much to everyone that donated them to us. 

He Waits...

He waits...

Glances....watches the horizon. 

Watching & patiently waits. 

Finally sees a shape - a shadow slowly appears

but, it is just a stick of a shadow. 

He waits...

The shadow hesitates, slowly advancing

He sees the excessive baggage, the strain - stress - broken hearted

the sorrow that has befallen upon your body-soul-spirit 

Seeing the disgrace - the shame - the weariness that has kept you

from coming to Him. 

The invitation He offers to you is; "to give them to Him!"

He quickly lifts them off yours & upon His shoulders. 

He waits...

Finally you take the last step. 

He smiles, you walk into His embrace. 

He has taken upon Himself your weariness & burdens. 

Suddenly you feel; relief-love-hope-peace.

His mercy & glory are given to those He has prepared

He's the one who never-ever gives up!

He waits & waits some more

Patiently - as long as it takes....

He waits! 

Faye R. Hart

5:30 am til 8am 7/4/21

Dear Friends, family and supporters,


I hope everyone has survived 2021 and is doing well!


It is that time of year again. On June 4th I am doing my 30th year of participating in the Epilepsy Stroll 5K Walk and Run. The 5K walk will be held at Glasgow Park again. I have been the top individual fundraiser for the Wilmington event for the last 26 years and I would like to make it 27. With your support I raised $7,683 last year. I would appreciate your support again and request that you send or give me your donation by May 15th.  Please make checks payable to Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware.  I have setup an Epilepsy Fundraiser page on Facebook so you can donate that way also.  Just look for this photo of me and Val Budischak the Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware & click on the word donate below the photo. If you have any questions please call me at (302) 690-3513 .

Thanks, for supporting me over the last 29 years!!    


Kathy Jackson

11 Longview Drive, Newark DE 19711       

Serving those in need with dignity and respect…
We are grateful for your support that enables us to
serve lunch at the Emmanuel Dining Room
and provide clothing, food, and other items
needed by those being served at the Hope Center.
Providing a daily lunch to those in need in Wilmington
Our next date for providing lunch for Emmanuel Dining Room will be Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and we will continue to deliver our lunch items and extra bottles of water. We hope we will be able to serve our guests in the dining room sometime this spring. For now, we offer “take-away” lunches. We will be serving meatball subs, fruit, chips, cookies, and a bottle of water again this year. When possible, we’ll also offer a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a snack/extra meal (for now--made by youth and adults in their homes.)
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)
•      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
·       Gift cards - Target, Acme, Wawa
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 Friendship House about every two weeks.
Thank you,
St. James' Outreach Ministry

Prayer Team

One Sunday of every month, the members of the prayer team hold a “virtual” ZOOM prayer service (focusing on the prayer requests shared by parishioners through calls or emails to the church office 994-1584 or to individual members of the prayer team.) We lift up these prayer requests and other concerns of the parish, community, and world.

Also, weekly we share the prayers and petitions that have been given to us and they are lifted in the daily prayers of the team members. All are welcome to provide their prayer requests and participate in these services.


For those who have an immediate prayer need or would like to receive the ZOOM codes and join the prayer team service, we invite you to email your prayer needs/requests to Carolyn Mack at cdmack37@gmail.com or call 302-565-8675

NOTE: Our next ZOOM prayer team will be Sunday, June 5th at 5 p.m.

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.
·    For now, in an abundance of caution, our home, hospital, and Eucharistic visits are on hold.
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.  

Psalm 4:8

“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

A Prayer for the Poor and the Neglected

Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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