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

Heavenly Father; Don’t ask me how, when or why I gave you my heart and soul. I just know to believe in You. As we pray that whatever we are facing today with COVID-19, let us ask in Your Son’s Name to be clothed in the full armor of God the Father. And to trust Him to give us victory – strength – faith needed to accept “Thy will”. Through that foundation of Christ, we built upon it, so that when the storms of life come upon us with all it’s uncertainties; “You will sustain us!” Amen.  Faye Hart

Dear All, we have placed Forward Day by Day’s outside our parish hall for you to pick up as you desire.
The Gospel for this coming Sunday is Luke 24:13-35. It is the story of the Risen Lord appearing to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I invite you to “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” this story (as our prayer book invites us so to do). How do we today, amid our current circumstance, recognize the Risen Lord in our midst?” How and when have you walked the road of “but we had hoped”? The world has changed suddenly and without much warning!
One thing hasn’t, and never will, Jesus!

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.
Here is a copy of this year's Annual Report for the meeting on Sunday (happening via Zoom you can find the information here ). There will be several copies printed set aside in the office if anyone would like one.

The COVID-19 Coronavirus and St. James’ Finances

Dear Parishioners of St. James’ Church:
Bishop Brown has said, we are all learning to live in a different world that is difficult and challenging for all of us. One of these challenges has been the suspension of public worship at St. James.’ In conjunction with Governor Carney’s state of emergency (SOE) declaration, Bishop Brown initially suspended all public worship services within the Episcopal Church in Delaware for two weeks effective March 12. This past week, he extended this suspension through Friday, May 15.

What is not suspended however, are the costs of maintaining the Church, Parish House, Rectory, Cemetery Grounds and paying our Rector and staff. In addition, due to the temporary closure of the Pre-school we are losing rental income (~$1250/mo.) that contributes to the Operating Budget. There are significant additional contributions typically received during Easter ($3500 – $4000) that are at risk.

We prayerfully are asking that during this time of suspension, you remember St. James’ by keeping your pledge up to date. For those of you who have not pledged, all contributions are most welcome. This is a time of great stress for all and we appreciate that you keep St. James in your thoughts and prayers.


The Wardens, Vestry and Financial Advisory Committee of St. James’ Mill Creek

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