Weekly e-Epistle
from
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 1
Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Celebrant/Preacher The Rev. Kim F. Capwell

MESSAGE FROM THE VESTRY

As we start this Advent season, please join us for Advent Wreath Making on Sunday, December 1, the First Sunday in Advent. Join the festivities and make a wreath for your family in the Parish House Lounge between the services at 9:00 a.m.

Please see the December Newsletter and the December Calendar in this week's e-Epistle.

Click on the button above for the Newsletter and the button at the bottom of the e-Epistle for the Calendar.

ADVENT READERS & CANDLE LIGHTERS NEEDED

If you would like to be a reader or candle lighter at the lighting of the Advent Candles this Advent season, please let Fr. Kim know at rector@stjamesmillcreek.comcastbiz.net or 302.475.3048. Thank you!

PASTORAL CARE TEAM
St. James' Pastoral Care Team is here and wants to help.

If you or someone you know is in need, we send cards, make phone calls, will pray with you and/or for you, make home and hospital visits, and make Eucharistic visits.

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. Or, on Sundays there are forms and envelopes labeled "Pastoral Care" next to the prayer requests in the church entrance. Please place your request in the offering plate or the prayer basket.

Please let us know if you need us or someone you know needs us. We won't know if you don't tell us.

In case of emergency, please contact Fr. Kim at 973.945.4293.
ANNOUNCEMENTS


Adopt-a-Family: Thanks to your generosity, St. James’ was able to send a check for $1,835.00 to Adopt-a-Family to provide Christmas gfit cards to two families in need. Thank you very much for your support! Lynne Baker


Pledge Card Reminder: If you have not returned your pledge card and envelope, please do so asap! As St. James’ transitions from an interim to a full time rector, your pledge is critical for us to provide the financial means to maintain our historic 300+ year church. 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2019

This year the holiday schedule will look like this:
·         
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - Services mark the Fourth Sunday of Advent
~         8:00am Holy Eucharist  
~         10:15am Holy Eucharist with Choir
·         
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - Evening Services celebrate Christmas Eve
~         7:30pm Youth-Led Service with Holy Eucharist
~         10:00pm Candlelight Service with Holy Eucharist
·         
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
~         9:00am Quiet Holy Eucharist
·         
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - Celebrant & Preacher, The Rev. John Wallace
~         ONE SERVICE at 9:00am Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Schedules, Upcoming Services, and Events
Sunday, December 1 – First Sunday of Advent
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
10:15 am Holy Eucharist
11:30 am Hospitality Hour

Monday, December 2
7:00 pm Property Committee meeting in the Parish House Lounge

Sunday, December 8 – Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
10:15 am Holy Eucharist
11:30 am Hospitality Hour

Monday, December 9
7:00 pm Vestry meeting in the Parish House Lounge

Sunday, December 15 – Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Stewardship Breakfast
9:00 am Youth Rehearsal
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
10:15 am Holy Eucharist
11:30 am Hospitality Hour

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

302.994.1584