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.
St. James' Mission and Outreach updates
Sharing God’s gifts with others.
Thank you all for your generosity and caring that made and make these offerings possible.
Our next week offering meals and caring to families participating in Family Promise is August 7-14 (This will also be the last offering this year.) At this point, guests continue to live in the cottages at the Jesus House off Milltown Road. We’ll let you know if that changes and we are able to return to providing our families with lodging, snacks, and dinners in our parish hall.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver lunch and some evening meals to our neighbors in Murray Manor. Our next week to deliver meals is August 8-12.
Hope Center and Friendship House
We continue to provide clothing items, snacks, food, toiletries and hygiene items, children's books and toys, diapers, laundry detergent, etc. for those being served at the Hope Center and Friendship House.
Friendship House’s goal is to collect 10,000 school uniform items before the start of the 2022-2023 school year to support 13 local public schools. They need youth khaki pants sizes L, XL, and XXL and youth polo shirts in navy, red, or white, sizes L, XL, and XXL.
Items can be left in one of our St. James’ collection boxes inside the front door of the church or Monday-Thursday a box is outside the Parish Hall on the front porch. And they will be delivered weekly to the Friendship House Clothing Bank as we receive donations.
Or, donations can be brought Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm to the Friendship House Clothing Bank at 1603 Jessup St. Wilmington, DE.
If you have questions, please contact Cindy Fauerbach 302-584-8053. Thank you!
Emmanuel Dining Room
In the past, we have served from 140-200 lunches to our friends at Emmanuel Dining Room on the 31st of the month (7 times per year). Covid brought new challenges and we were able to provide the lunch “fixings”, but not help in the kitchen OR serve the meals. From March 2020 until April 2022, guests were provided a “take away” lunch that they picked up outside the dining room and had to eat elsewhere.
We are happy to say, WE ARE BACK in the kitchen and serving guests in the dining room.
On our next lunch date—Wednesday, August 31st, our guests will enjoy tuna subs, chips, banana, and homemade cookies and have peanut butter and jelly sandwich to take away for later.
Please join us in the Parish Hall kitchen on Tuesday, August 30th at 9 a.m. to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as an extra snack or meal for later for our guests being served the next day. (Masks and gloves, please and will be provided.)
- If you'd like to provide some homemade cookies (or store-bought cookies), please bring them to the Parish Hall kitchen marked EDR by Tuesday, August 30th. Earlier in the month, you are welcome to put homemade cookies into the freezer to keep them fresh. Please label them EDR.
- Questions: please text or call Pat Minor 302-983-6299 or Cindy Fauerbach 302-584-8053.
Summer Prayer Team
During the summer months, the prayer team will continue to lift up prayer requests shared by parishioners through emails to the church office at 302-994-1584 or to individual members of the prayer team. We collect the prayer requests and other concerns of the parish, community, and world. Then these requests are lifted up in the daily prayers of the team members. All are welcome to share their prayer requests and we hope you will consider joining us when our monthly prayer services resume in the fall on Sunday, September 11th. More information to follow.
For those who have an immediate prayer need, we invite you to email your prayer needs/requests to Carolyn Mack at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
· 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.