Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
June 6th, 2021

We'd love for you to join us!

We would be pleased if you joined us in person or online from the comfort of your home for church services via Facebook Live at 9:30am.

Here is a PDF of this Sunday's bulletin for you to enjoy.
From Eileen Marvel:

It's time for Lemonade in the Circle! We are looking for hosts/hostesses to provide refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship following the Sunday service. We ask that you provide beverages. If you wish to provide some kind or sweet or savory snack, we ask that it be individually wrapped. We provide anything else that is needed. Please contact Eileen Marvel at 302-994-6803 or thekittysmom@comcast.net to sign-up or with any questions. Thank you! 
Sending on behalf of Walt Lafontaine and the Camp Arrowhead staff.
Warm Greetings from the Arrowhead Staff!
We are writing to ask if you could help spread the word that we are in desperate need of good staff members due to the obvious summer shortage as well as the current issues with international staff. Passing this on to parish members, grandparents, families, and friends would really be helpful. Right now we have positions in the following areas: 
  • Counselors: High School Graduates and Up
  • CITs: Juniors and Seniors in High School
  • Boat Driver: 18+ with life-saving certification; we are offering a certification class here at camp for free.
  • Pool and Waterfront Guards:     17+ with a free class
  • Maintenance and Kitchen Staff:  16+
We also have a few administrative positions that need to be filled.
Staff Contacts:
Teri Valente     tvalente@camparrowhead.net     412-835-4720
Walt Lafontaine  wlafontaine@camparrowhead.net  609-922-0818
Also…Canon Martha has given the go-ahead to ask for celebrants for our final services. Below is a list of dates we need to be covered. If you could email Teri with any possible coverage, that would be fantastic!
Session 1: 
JUNE 25 - Friday Night Closing Eucharist at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.

Session 2:
JULY 2 - Friday Night Closing Eucharist for our Week One campers. Service at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.
JULY 8 - Thursday Night Closing Eucharist at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.
Session 3:
JULY 18 - Sunday Eucharist at 9:00 am, Breakfast at 8:00 am. You are welcome to stay for Competition Central (All-Camp Olympics) Opening Ceremony, 12:30 pm lunch, and our Competition Central
JULY 22 - Thursday Night Closing Eucharist at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.
Session 4:
JULY 30 - Friday Night Closing Eucharist at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.
Session 5:
AUGUST 6 - Friday Night Closing Eucharist at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.
Session 6:
AUGUST 12 - Thursday Night Closing Eucharist at 7:15 pm, Dinner at 5:30. You are welcome to stay for our campfire.
Thanks again for any help you can provide!
The Camp Arrowhead Staff
Celebrating This Year’s Graduates
It is time to recognize our Graduates! If you have a family member who is graduating, please tell us about him/her! You can include a bit about their relationship to St. James, where they are graduating from and what their future plans are and any other relevant information. Please feel free to include a picture of your graduate as well!

Thank you for helping us to celebrate our graduates!
St James' Episcopal Church and The Bazaar Group is proud to announce The Spring Fling Sale!

The ladies have not been idle. We have been holding Zoom Bazaar Meetings, every other Tuesday, since February. Quite a few of the ladies are working on projects at home. We are planning several virtual events this year. The first is a Spring Fling Sale scheduled to start in May. A Christmas in July Sale will be the next event. Our goal is to hold a virtual Quilt Raffle in the fall. Laura Gracie, one of our Bazaar Ladies, has made a beautiful quilt for the raffle. 

Thank you so much for your continued support. Be sure to check out our new mini site! 
We are grateful for the support that enabled us to serve lunch at the Emmanuel Dining Room on March 31st and provide needed clothing and food for those being served at the Hope Center. 
Our next date for providing lunch for Emmanuel Dining Room will be Memorial Day, Monday May 31st. We continue to deliver our lunch items and extra bottles of water. We hope we will be able to actually serve our guests in the dining room sometime this summer or fall.

New Castle County HOPE Center
for Individuals and Families in need of temporary housing and support services
New Castle County purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport Rd (now named the New Castle County HOPE Center) and Friendship House is running Code Purple programing out of this location to provide housing for individuals and families who are homeless this winter. The County retained the hotel management staff to keep the facility running.
  • What started as temporary housing during the cold weather 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. Through many non-profit organizations coming together, they are working to obtain more significant housing for the individuals and families who come to the HOPE Center and offer medical, psychological, and job skills opportunities as well.
  • The hotel can accommodate 400 and suites and adjoining rooms are given to families and enables 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 St. James' can help:
·     Review the list below and see if there are items you could provide.
·     We continue to offer "contactless drop off" at the parish hall Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  
·       Please place your donations in the bin labeled Donations for HOPE Center - CODE PURPLE on the porch of the parish hall.  
    Liz will bring in the bin and any donated items at 1:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and we will take the donations to Friendship House at the end of each week.
Items needed: (Updated needs for SUMMER 2021)

  • Diapers - all sizes - Urgent need for size 5 & 6
  • Uber/Lyft Tickets in $25 increments
  • Washable Mesh Laundry Bags with drawstring
  • individual size creamers for coffee
  • Snack bags - pretzels, chips, or goldfish
  • Powdered Drink Mixes - Iced Tea/Lemonade
  • Small containers of peanut butter and tuna fish (easy open)
  • Microwaveable one dish meals
  • Quart size/ Gallon size and sandwich size Ziplock bags
  • Fruit cups, apple sauce and pudding
  • Individual wrapped crackers, granola bars and cereal bars
  • $5 gift cards - Target, Acme, Wawa
  • Hot Chocolate mix
  • Baby wipes
  • Non-alcohol hand sanitizer
  • Non-refrigerated milk and powdered milk
  • NEW Underwear, and socks - all sizes, children through adult
  • New or gently used t-shirts and light jackets
  • New books for adults and children
  • New puzzles, crossword books and puzzle books - adult/children
  • Art kits, adult and children coloring books, colored pencils
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrellas
  • Hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap (regular and travel size)
  • Tide pods or other laundry pods
  • Containers of ground coffee (the staff brews coffee daily for the guests)

Thank you, 
St. James' Outreach Ministry

Prayer Team

On the first Sunday of every month the members of the prayer team hold a “virtual” ZOOM prayer service at 11:30 a.m. (focusing on the prayer requests shared by parishioners through calls or emails to the church office or to individual members of the prayer team.) We lift up these prayer requests and other concerns of the parish, community, and world.
During this time of Covid-19, the prayer team is holding ZOOM prayer team gatherings twice a month. Also, weekly we share the prayers and petitions that have been given to us and they are lifted up daily by members of the team. All are welcome to participate in these services.

Next Prayer: Team Meetings will be June 6th.

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 Sister BJ Brown at: sisterbjbrown@gmail.com or call Cindy Fauerbach 302-584-8053
St. James’ Pastoral Care Team is here and wants to help.

If you or someone you know is in need, we send cards, we make phone calls, we will pray with you and/or for you. NOTE: Once safety from the Covid-19 virus permits, we will continue to 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.

NOTE: once safety from the Covid-19 virus permits, 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.
A Prayer for the Second Sunday after Pentecost

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Find more Morning Psalm and prayers please visit

A note from your Wardens about attending church in person

  • Your safety is our top priority.
  • No one should feel obligated to attend church in person. If you are not comfortable being around others, it is okay to stay at home.
  • On-line services will continue to be available through Facebook Live.

For those who do wish to attend church, please click on the button below to read more of the guidelines and safety protocols for the Return to In-Person Services. We look forward to seeing you. 
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St. James' Mill Creek
2106 St. James Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808