Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Second Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2020
Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Celebrant/Preacher The Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick

Here are the Bible Readings for Sunday, 3/8/2020

and the March 2020 Newslette r

Spring Forward
Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 8th

Don't Be Late to Church This Sunday!!!

From St. James Youth
We are making Blessing Bags for the congregation to take out into the community to give to those in need. We are looking for donations of:
-gallon size zip lock bags
-hand sanitizer
-tooth brush/tooth paste
Many of these items can be bought at the dollar store.
Thank you for your generosity.

We are also preparing for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We would appreciate donations of Individually wrapped candy and Plastic Easter eggs Thank you in advance!
The youth group

From Father Kim,

Dear All,
With everything in the news related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) it easy to panic. A review of the available information indicates that panic is, at least so far, unnecessary. Here at St. James’ we are going to practice smart procedures during any Flu season. Let us minimize shaking hands. At the Peace I invite you to offer a bow to each other. Before Communion all Eucharistic ministers will use hand sanitizer. Studies show that intinction is not the best option. (If you do intinct be absolutely sure to not touch the wine with your fingers). If you are sick please stay home! If you have a fever be sure you are fever-free for 24 hours (without fever reducers) before going out. These are simple steps that are prudent during any flu season! As always, keep the situation in your prayers.

From Lola

Dear Saint James' friends,

Thank you so very much for my delicious and thoughtful Sunday brunch. It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces. You all came to mean so much to me during my three years with you and I will miss you. Thank you, too, for the very generous gifts. The wooden St. James' Church is standing in my office; the beautiful pottery looks lovely in my kitchen, filled with wooden spoons; and the charming silver necklace has become a favorite piece already. Many thanks indeed!

Lola Michael Russell
Hospitality Providers Needed
We still need volunteers to host the Hospitality time after the 10:15 service. The sign up sheet is in the parish hall. Please consider signing up.

Cemetery Clean-up
Please be sure to remove any of your Christmas decorations from the cemetery as soon as possible.
For Access to some Lenten fun, from Forward Day By Day
For Access to the News of the Diocesan Publications
Upcoming Events

Annual Visitation of the Bishop!
The annual visitation of Bishop Brown is Sunday, March 22, 2020. At that time, he will be the celebrant and preacher!

Save the date

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lenten Sketches at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5 choirs and orchestra. 4 pm

Saturday, June 13, 2020
White Elephant /Garage Sale 8 AM to 3 PM
(Accepting donations now, drop your gently used items off in the box provided, in the foyer of the Parish Hall)

Upcoming Services

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - The Rev. Kim F. Capwell celebrant
8:00 am            Holy Eucharist
10:15 am          Holy Eucharist with music

Tuesdays in Lent
Video and Discussion
Please sign up with Fr. Kim
6:00 – 6:30 P.M. Supper
6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Video and discussion

A noontime series Of ECUMENICAL prayer and soup

Host site: st. Philip’s Lutheran Church 5320 limestone road, Wilmington, DE

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