Weekly e-Epistle
St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware
The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 16, 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, 2/16/2020

and the January/February 2020 Newsletter

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

Notice from St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Some of our churches will present a series of forums during these coming three months on "Criminal Justice Reform". Our commitment to parents, students and educators in the Red Clay and Vocational School districts includes a concern about the number of absent parents, especially fathers. A sizable percentage are in prison, often for lengths of time beyond what is beneficial to society and themselves.

All of us realize that the family is the most important factor in a child's success at school. The Church and the family are where a child's character is formed. We invite you and your congregation to attend these forums, to learn what citizens need to know to support positive reforms in laws that will restore parents, especially fathers, to their family role in their children's lives.

Thursday, Feb 20 - 7:00 -8:30 pm : "A Correctional System in Need of Correction"
Dr. Michael Antonio, West Chester University

Thursday, Mar 19 - 7:00 -8:30 pm : " A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break"
Ms. Rachael Wilson, Founder of Make Some Intelligent Noise

Thursday, April 2 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm: "Rebuilding the Ruins"
Mr. Corey Priest, Attorney General's Office

Each meeting will include questions and comments from a panel and from the audience.
Message from BJ
We need volunteers to host the Hospitality time after Church. The sign up sheet is blank from this next Sunday on... Please consider signing up.

Lent Madness
Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev.  Tim Schenck . In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born on his blog “ Clergy Family Confidential ” which has subsequently moved locations and become “ Clergy Confidential .”
The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch. If you’re not sure about terminology,  check out our glossary . It’s free!

So, each day, you sign on to the Lent Madness sight and vote for your favorite saint of that day's particular paring. Whoever wins that day's election, moves to the next round, untill there are only 2 candidates left. There will be many saints that you know, and as many that you don't... but there are always good biographical backgrounds provided for each candidate.

If you want to know more about Lent Madness, either Google search it, or simply go to Lentmadness.org.

The Episcopal Church in Delaware

The January/February 2020 edition of the online Delaware Communion Magazine has been published.

If you do not receive the magazine and other important e-news from the Episcopal Church in Delaware, you may read the magazine and subscribe for e-publications here.
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! Also, at that time he will Confirm, Receive, or bless Reaffirmations of faith. Simply put, Confirmation is for anyone not previously confirmed by a bishop, Reception is for anyone was confirmed in another Christian denomination who wishes to join the Episcopal Church, and Reaffirmation is for those who wish to reaffirm their baptismal vows before their community of faith. If you are interested in any of these possibilities please speak with Fr. Kim right away.

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

Upcoming Services
Sunday, February 16, 2020
8:00 am            Holy Eucharist
10:15 am          Holy Eucharist with music
11:30 am          Hospitality hour in the Parish Hall

Monday, February 10, 2020
7:00 pm Vestry Meeting - Parish Hall Lounge

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pancake Supper - Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Supper 6:

Tuesdays in Lent – (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) – Dinner and Discussion
         6:00 – 6:30 – Supper
         6:30 – 7:30 - Program

A noontime series Of ECUMENICAL prayer and soup

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

Guest preachers from the churches Of the Millcreek Ministerium

March 4 Restoration of Creation (Rev. John C. Nelson, St. Philip’s Lutheran)
March 11 Restoration of Peace (Rev. David Beresford, St. Barnabas Episcopal) March 18 Restoration of Justice (Rev. Jackie Ford, Marshallton United Methodist) March 25 Restoration of Family (Rev. Joseph Piekarski, St. John the Beloved Catholic)
April 1 Restoration of Relationship (Rev. Kim Capwell, St. James Episcopal)
(this is St. James day to provide the soup and bread) 

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