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St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware

May 28th, 2023

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Sunday Bulletin (May 28th)

In the letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes “There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.”


As you might remember, when Paul is writing to the church in Corinth, we shouldn’t hear these words as him with his arm around their shoulder in encouragement. Instead, we should imagine him with a finger pointed directly at them, as if they need a stern reminder of who this God is that has been revealed in Christ.


For us in this parish, though, we might hear these words differently because we know that the work of the Holy Spirit within the church is constant and ongoing, helping us all to see where the Spirit is moving and what gifts are being revealed in different ways. At St. James’ we are blessed with an abundance of varying kinds of gifts, from planning to creating and building and planting and everything in between. Each of these gifts is good and vital to the work and ministry of our parish, and we give thanks together for the many ways each of you shares these gifts with our parish and the community around us!

Coffee Hour Announcement

Thank you to everyone who hosted Coffee Hour this year. May 28th, we will have our May birthday cake celebration on Pentecost Sunday, and then we will start Lemonade in the Circle on June 4th. If you would like to host Lemonade in the Circle this summer, please speak to Eileen Marvel.  

Sandwiches for Emmanuel Dining Room

It's time to make the sandwiches!

What: Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 

When: Tuesday, May 30 9:00 a.m. to about 11:00 a.m.

Where: The parish hall kitchen

Why: To serve to our guests at Emmanuel Dining Room, Wed. May 31st

We hope you will come and join in the fellowship and help make yummy sandwiches for our friends coming to the Emmanuel Dining Room.

Questions: please see Pat Minor or Cindy Fauerbach (302-584-8053)

The parish office will be closed May 29th for Memorial Day. Thank you very much for your kindness and understanding.

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

Calling all Graduates!

Let's take a moment and celebrate all those who are graduating this spring. If you would like to make an announcement on the e-Epistle please email the office at office@stjamesmillcreek.comcastbiz.net with information of your graduate by May 19. We’ll name and celebrate our graduates of all levels on June 4th, Trinity Sunday. Please mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!

Pentecost Sunday - Coming Soon!

Pentecost Sunday (falling this year on May 28) marks the end of the Fifty Days of Easter and the moment when the disciples receive the Holy Spirit. This is a day of celebration, and the festival color for our worship is red. If you have something red to wear, set it aside for that day. This year, this feast day also falls on Birthday Celebration Sunday, so we’ll celebrate Pentecost and all of you were born in the month of May on this day. We hope you’ll join us!

Bingo Night Update

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. The new scheduled date for Bingo Night is June 5th 2023 at 7PM.


We look forward to seeing you all and enjoy gathering together for a fun-filled evening.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Nancy Patterson at

302 239 7649.

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St. James' Mission and Outreach updates


Sharing God’s gifts with others

Reaching out to those in need

And serving them with dignity and respect…

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)
  • Individual sized peanut butter crackers, tuna, microwavable meals (pastas, soups, etc.)
  • 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

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 the distribution center about every two weeks.

Thank you,

St. James' Mission/Outreach Ministry

Prayer Team Updates

The prayer team continues to lift up prayer requests shared by parishioners through emails or calls to the church office at 302-994-1584, to individual members of the prayer team, or requests left in the prayer basket in the church foyer. We collect the prayer requests and other concerns of the parish, community, and world. They are compiled weekly and then these requests are lifted up in the daily prayers of the team members. All are welcome and encouraged to share their prayers.

For those who have an immediate prayer need, we invite you to email your prayer needs and request to Carolyn Mack at cdmack37@gmail.com or call 302-565-8675

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.

·        Make home, hospital, and 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.

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.  

John 15:12

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Prayer for the Day of Pentecost

O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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2106 St. James Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808