Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Fifteenth Sunday
After Pentecost
Sunday, September 22,
Worship at 8:00am and 10:15 am - Two Services
Celebrant/Preacher - The Rev. Cn. Martha Kirkpatrick

Many thanks to all who made our Welcome Back Sunday such a success!

As we come to the end of summer we are looking forward to some of our favorite fall activities - the Annual Bazaar and Turkey Dinner.

See below for more information about both these events and please step up to help to make these popular traditions a success again this year.

The Vestry Minutes from our August meeting are attached, below.


The Vestry


Please send any news, announcement, or article you would like to be in the October Newsletter to the office by Friday, September 20,
Thank you!

2019 Bazaar Announcements
November 1 & 2
 Bazaar Preview
Samples of some of this year’s Bazaar items are on display in the glass case in the foyer of the Parish House. We hope you will have time to stop by and see what the Bazaar Ladies have created for this year’s Bazaar. 
  Bazaar Luncheon Update
Lunch will be served on Friday, November 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A small group is working on the logistics and menu items are being finalized. The menu will be posted soon.  

As fate would have it the two days before the Bazaar are also our days to prepare and serve lunch for the Emmanuel Dining Room. 
So, yes, we need YOUR HELP! We cannot do this alone.
There are several opportunities for YOU to share in this important part of the Bazaar--from preparing and/or donating food items to setting up and serving on Friday.  Please review the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall and see where you can help or for questions, contact Nancy Patterson at 239-7649.
Bazaar Bake Shop
The Bake Shop is looking forward to your donations of baked goods, candies, and preserves. Your delicious homemade items are always a favorite with all our customers each year. 
Please plan to bring your baked goods, jellies, jams, pickles, candies, etc. to the Parish House at the following times:  
Thursday, October 31            5:30 pm - 7:30pm       
Friday, November 1            8:00 am - 2:30pm
Saturday, November 2         8:00 am -12:00pm
Don’t Forget to Sign Up to Help
Please stop by the Parish House to see how you can help make this year’s Bazaar a success.  
Sign-Up sheets for helping set up the Bazaar Shops, and help during the Bazaar, are located in the Dining Hall on the bulletin board near the kitchen 
If you are interested in donating food items for Friday’s Luncheon and/or the Turkey Dinner, or would like to help in some way, those sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board across from the entrance to the dining hall.
If you have any questions about the Bazaar please contact
 Shirley Alexander (738-5331)
 Nancy Patterson (239-7649)

November 2 is our Annual Turkey Dinner Fund Raiser!
Tickets are now on sale and sign up sheets are in the great hall.

This year’s Turkey Dinner begins a new era of the annual fundraiser and we are asking for your help. Jennifer Idell, Allison Jessup, Sam White, and Susan Winward will be continuing the tradition by leading the charge with organization and management. In addition to baking all of the pies on Friday, they will be making sure the roles Fr. Jim played are fulfilled, gather donations, and get other volunteers lined up to handle the many jobs that go into making this one of our biggest events — one that is a fun family tradition for many. They are seeking volunteers to establish a leadership role for the 2020 dinner so that this tradition can continue. They are hopeful that a few good hands for the future will ensure this time-honored fundraiser continues for all to enjoy for years to come. 

Bill Short: Ticket Sales
Carolyn Joynt: Dining room servers
Eileen Marvel: Dining room setup
In the meantime, don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 2, with the first seating beginning at 4:00pm. Tickets are now on sale and sign-up sheets are in the great hall.
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, September 22 The Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick
Sunday, September 29 The Rev. Ed Godden
Schedules, Upcoming Services, and Events

Sunday, September 22, 2019
8:00 a.m. - HOLY EUCHARIST in church
10:15 a.m. - HOLY EUCHARIST WITH MUSIC in church
11:30 a.m. - Hospitality in Parish Hall

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. - Bazaar Group meets in Bazaar Room

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