Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
July 26th 2020

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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.
A Favorite Prayer of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.  Amen .

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From Valerie Brunson:

Turkey Dinner and Bazaar Update

Our top priority as a Vestry is the health and well-being of our parishioners, both spiritual and physical. The Turkey Dinner and the Bazaar are time honored traditions in our parish, and we know that many people really enjoy these events. In addition to the fellowship they provide, these events supply income to the church. However, in light of the global pandemic, the COVID-19 Task Force as well as the Vestry discussed the viability of being able to hold these affairs in a way that would ensure that all were safe. Unfortunately, there are too many high risk activities involved and too many ways to get exposed, and both groups could not see a possible path forward. Therefore, after careful consideration, the Vestry has decided to cancel the Turkey Dinner and Bazaar for this year. We will continue to pursue other options to replace the money that would have been brought in from these two events. The gap has partly been filled by the Paycheck Protection Program money that we were recently awarded. We know that some of you will be very disappointed by this announcement, and for that we are truly sorry. The vestry feels like this is the only safe option to protect our church family and community at this point in time. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact your Vestry. 

From Nancy Patterson:

Bazaar Update

Now that we know the 2020 Bazaar has been canceled, we will be moving forward with plans to advertise Bazaar items in the weekly e-Epistle, monthly newsletter, and on the St. James’ Website.

We will keep you updated about our progress. This is a new idea for us. If you have any suggestions about selling online, we would be glad to hear from you.
For additional information or to provide some suggestions please contact:
Shirley Alexander at (302) 738-5331 or Nancy Patterson at (302) 239-7649.

The St. James’ Bazaar Ladies

From Bruce Vrana:

You are invited to a virtual coffee hour following worship at St. James’ Mill Creek, beginning approximately 15 minutes after service concludes. So after service is over, grab a beverage or snack and connect to your church family. All are welcome.

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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