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St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware

June 12th, 2022

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Sunday bulletin (June 12)

The Trinity is one of the great mysteries of the Church: in its origins, in its existence, and in its meaning. Every Sunday we reaffirm our faith in the Trinity when we say together the Nicene Creed. While we may not understand every phrase of this creed or how the Trinity works, in this mystery we are united to the generations of Christians who have come before us who have affirmed their faith in this same creed and in this same mystery.


For the most part we are a people who want certainty and answers; we try to fix problems and solve mysteries. Finding a solution and an answer, even to the simplest problem, gives us a much needed dose of closure and security.


Sometimes, we cannot be the ones to reveal the truth behind a mystery or answer that question. Instead, we are called to sit in the presence of that mystery, trusting that God is in the midst of it. In the Holy Trinity, the mysterious three in one and one in three, the mystery of God is situated. Fortunately, this isn’t a mystery for us to solve. Instead, it is a mystery for which we give thanks.

Traveling this summer? Bring back a bulletin!


If you are away from home this summer and you find an Episcopal Church in your travels, bring back a bulletin! It’s always nice to see what other churches are up to and where you’ve been. Also, the Episcopal Church is a small one, so it’s good to know who you may have gotten a chance to meet or see.

Wear Red for Pentecost!


As the celebration of the Great Fifty Days of Easter culminates with Pentecost Sunday, dig into your closet and wear your best shade of red for our Sunday worship! In our tradition, red reminds us of the Holy Spirit and, for this Sunday, reminds us of the tongues of fire that appeared to the disciples as they were empowered to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Celebration of New Ministry


On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 6:00pm, we will come together to celebrate the new ministry between St. James’ Episcopal Church and our new Rector, the Rev. Ben Rockwell. At this celebration, the Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown will join us, along with visiting clergy from around our diocese, in a liturgical celebration. COVID willing, a reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Please mark your calendars, and we hope you’ll join us!

Summer Prayer Team UPDATE


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 cdmack37@gmail.com or call 302-565-8675

St. Barnabas Quilt Raffle

Hello, Everyone! Laura, one of our Bazaar Ladies has made a beautiful quilt for a raffle at her church.

This is a message from Laura:

Attached is the flyer for the quilt which I have made for the St. B. Quilt Raffle.  ALL of the proceeds from the raffle will go to The Episcopal Relief and Development Fund for Ukraine. The drawing will be this coming Sunday, June 5.  


I will have tickets with me at the St. James Bazaar Workshop tomorrow morning.


You may also purchase tickets by following the instructions on the flyer.  


Thanks in advance for your support.


Love, Laura  

Download & print flyer

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.



Providing a daily lunch to those in need in Wilmington


Our next date for providing lunch for Emmanuel Dining Room will be Sunday, July 31, 2022 and we will continue to deliver our lunch items and extra bottles of water. We hope we will be able to serve our guests in the dining room sometime this spring. For now, we offer “take-away” lunches. We will be serving meatball subs, fruit, chips, cookies, and a bottle of water again this year. When possible, we’ll also offer a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a snack/extra meal (for now--made by youth and adults in their homes.)


New Castle County HOPE Center

for Individuals and Families in need of temporary housing and support services.


What started as temporary housing during the cold weather of 2020-2021 has grown into a permanent center that provides housing and support services for individuals and families who are without adequate housing in New Castle County.  New Castle County (NCC) purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport Rd (now named the New Castle County HOPE Center) and kept the hotel management staff to keep the facility running.  Working together, many non-profit organizations including Family Promise provide various services and support for individuals and families to obtain emergency and more significant housing and medical, psychological, and job skills opportunities as well. The hotel can accommodate 400 and suites and adjoining rooms are given to families and enable households to stay together. Housing is coordinated through the Delaware Housing Alliance. 


If you know of anyone who needs this housing, please ask them to call 1-833-FIND-BED (1-833-3463-233) and leave a message.


How can you help?

Review the list below and see where you might be able to help.


Current items needed:


•      Hygiene items such as deodorant, shampoo, and soap (regular and travel size)

•      Non-alcohol hand sanitizer

•      Tide pods or other laundry pods

•      NEW Underwear, and socks - all sizes, children through adult

•      New or gently used t-shirts and light jacket

·       New books for adults and children

·       Gift cards - Target, Acme, Wawa


Please drop the items off:


·        Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the parish hall porch 

Please place your donations in the bin labeled Donations for HOPE Center on the porch of the parish hall. Liz will bring in the bin and any donated items at 12:30 p.m.

·        On Sunday, there is a container in the foyer of the church.


We take the donations to Friendship House about every two weeks.


Thank you,

St. James' Outreach Ministry

Prayer Team

One Sunday of every month, the members of the prayer team hold a “virtual” ZOOM prayer service (focusing on the prayer requests shared by parishioners through calls or emails to the church office 994-1584 or to individual members of the prayer team.) We lift up these prayer requests and other concerns of the parish, community, and world.

Also, weekly we share the prayers and petitions that have been given to us and they are lifted in the daily prayers of the team members. All are welcome to provide their prayer requests and participate in these services.

For those who have an immediate prayer need or would like to receive the ZOOM codes and join the prayer team service, we invite you to email your prayer needs/requests to Carolyn Mack at cdmack37@gmail.com or call 302-565-8675

NOTE: Our next ZOOM prayer team will be Sunday, September 11th at 5 p.m.

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.

“Blessful” Meditations

We all know that life can be a little stressful and hectic sometimes. We hope that by reading this short bible passage and watching a relaxing video will help you take a moment and reflect on God’s gifts.  

Psalm 145:8

"God is all mercy and grace - not quick to anger, is rich in love."

Prayer of Praise, from Daily Prayer for All Seasons

Risen Lord, be my light, my life, and my hope.

Come: enlighten my darkness and bring me life

by your life. Amen.


Find more Morning Psalm and prayers please visit



The fiery seraphs guard Your throne on high

He's watching...

He's waiting...

Knock and He will answer

Seek and you will find

Jesus with His arms unfurled

Brought with the price of His blood

The "key" to your salvation, so divine!

My heart, my soul cleaves to Your loving spirit

For I know Your mercy and compassion are great

When I cry unto You, You heard my cry

My every word!

You know what's in my heart before I utter a sound!

You fulfill my every need

I marvel at Your mystery, the suspense 

Once a cherub born of Your love

I know not from whence I came

or the path to where it leads. 

I come to Your house

Rejoicing, singing Your praises, hearing of Your promises

the serenity I feel is so great. 

Truly blessed and thank God daily

He gave and has given me so much

A life full of suspense, full of love

knowing He'll be there for me. 

Trusting in Him

Holding my hand as I walk in the valley of darkness.

And when I stumble and fall 

Smooth my tears, quiets my fears. 

Through faith and trusting my Lord, my savior

He will never leave me

He will never forsake me

And He is my constant friend!

I believe in Your Holy Spirit, Your Everlasting Love, 

Your Forgiveness of Sins

I humbly bow at Your feet!

Faye Hart

July 16, 2007

1:12 PM

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