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

We regret to announce that Millicent 'Joan' Swider passed away on Monday, May 25th 2020.

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, and light perpetual rest upon them...

November 24, 1934 - May 25th 2020

From Father Kim:

Dear All,
Grace and Peace from our Lord Jesus Christ! I pray that you are all well.

  1. We are sad to announce that Joan Swider has died. Her funeral will be on Monday June 1 at 1:30 pm at McCrery Funeral Home on Kirkwood Hwy. (For details about possible attendance please contact the funeral home)
  2. A scammer is still emailing parishioners posing as me and asking for your assistance! DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

We'd love for you to join us!

We would be pleased if you joined us online and from the comfort of your home for church services via Facebook Live at 9:30am.

While we're not attending church services at this time, you can still read your bible at home and take this time to meditate and pray.
From Bruce Vrana:

You are invited to a virtual coffee hour following worship at St. James’ Mill Creek, beginning approximately 10:15 am

For those who have not used Zoom previously, this page has a video and instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting from various devices (PC, Mac, iOS device, Android, regular telephone with a toll call, etc.):  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- . You do not need to sign up for a Zoom account to attend.

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From Valerie Brunson:

The Vestry has formed a St.James COVID19 Task Force. Our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our congregation, our employees, and all who use our facilities.  As restrictions start to loosen, we will be working to coordinate the return to the 'new normal' in a way that keeps everyone safe. We will be communicating with you on a regular basis to bring you the latest updates and provide guidance on how best to proceed.  
Current Status:
Services will continue to be on-line only until further notice. Bishop Brown and the Diocesan “New Normal” Task Force will be reviewing the situation on June 1st to determine next steps.
More Information:
Governor Carney has put out additional guidance for Houses of Worship, which can be found at  https://news.delaware.gov/2020/05/18/governor-carney-issues-guidance-for-churches-houses-of-worship/ . Many communities of faith are finding these restrictions severely limit what is permitted at in-person services.
Please feel free to reach out to a member of the COVID19 Task Force should you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
St. James COVID19 Task Force
Bruce Vrana, Eileen Marvel, Jerry Clark, Kim Capwell, Lynn Morgan, Nancy Patterson, Val Brunson

From Cindy Fauerbach:

Emmanuel Dining Room update

Our day to provide lunch at the Walnut Street Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR) is this Sunday, May 31st. Sadly, due to the Corvid-19, we are still not able to actually "serve lunch" in the dining room. The EDR staff continues preparing and serving lunch as a "take away" meal. The need has grown and most days they provide meals for over 225 people. 

Thanks to your continued generosity, we have donated the ingredients for the May 31st lunch: turkey meatballs with sauce and roll (for a meatball sub), banana, a bag of chips, a bag of cookie snacks, a Hershey's kiss or mints, and a bottle of water.

In a heartwarming outpouring of community support and giving, many individuals and groups have been making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. So each person is also able to take a lunch bag that includes a PBJ sandwich, bottle of water, and crackers to eat later in the day. We also donated crackers to be added in the "extra lunch bag" and snack sized cereal boxes for families and children.

If you would like to donate money to help cover the costs of this and/or future meals, please send a check into the office and note EDR in the memo.

We hope that by our next lunch on July 31st, we'll be able to bring, prepare, and serve at the dining room. But, if that's not possible, we'll be ready to supply the ingredients for a wholesome meal.

Many thanks,
Pat Minor, Ginny Dennis, Gail Coverdale, Lynn Morgan, Jerry Clark, and Cindy Fauerbach
Message from Christiana Hospital

If you have a loved one in the hospital at the moment Christiana Hospital is asking for you to refrain from personal visits. Only phone calls or cards are permitted. There is more information on their website.
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Wilmington, DE 19808