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St. James' Mill Creek
Wilmington, Delaware

June 4th, 2023

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Sunday Bulletin (June 4th)

“In the beginning…”

 

There’s something about a good story that sticks with us after we hear it and that can bind us together over time. These stories tell us where we’ve come from, and what we find important. Because of this, some stories get told and re-told over time, and, in turn, re-interpreted by those who hear it later.

 

When we hear the first words of Scripture, they take us to a point in time when we hear a group of faithful people trying to make sense of something that can’t ever be fully understood. Underneath this story, though, lies a truth and a hopefulness for what we believe about God.

 

Please join us this Sunday as we begin again the story that began so long ago and that still shapes us into who we are today. 

Note from the Episcopal Church in Delaware:


Delaware Pride Festival


All are invited to show love for all of God's creation by joining this event!


June 10, 10am-5pm, Dover


Lay and clergy from the Episcopal Church in Delaware will be present showing their love and support for all of God's creation through praying with and providing blessings and affirmations for anyone who desires.


For more information click here .


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.

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.  


1 John 4:21


"This commandment we have from him: Those who claim to love God ought to love their brother and sister also."

Prayer for the First Sunday After Pentecost: Trinity Sunday


Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



 Find more Morning Psalm and prayers please visit

https://delaware.church/psalms-and-prayers/

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

302.994.1584