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Highlands Voice                       Volume 15, Number 8


February 25, 2018

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IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS:

A welcoming community, celebrating and sharing the good news of Jesus through worship, prayer, learning, and service.

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LENTEN FOOD DRIVE

During the Season of Lent, Immanuel collects nonperishable food for our local food pantry, St. Stephen’s, which is operated by Lutheran Community Services. Our needy neighbors sometimes must choose between food and medicine. Any amount is welcome! Children often enjoy selecting food to donate. The donations will be blessed before being taken to the food pantry. Donations may be placed under the table in the foyer. Thank you.

LENTEN SILENCE

Silence

Throughout the season of Lent, the ten minutes before worship will be a time of preparation. As you enter the church, please honor the time with Holy Silence.

THE GOOD BOOK CLUB

GoodBookClub

READ THE BIBLE WITH US

DURING LENT/EASTER 2018

Episcopalians around the world will read the Gospel according to Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during Eastertide in 2018. You are invited to join this adventure. To learn more, go to

http://www.goodbookclub.org/. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  Psalm 119:105

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: LENT 2018

Alternative OrthodoxyTuesdays in Lent


February 20 - March 20

6:30 p.m. ~ Supper

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ~ Program



EASTER FLOWERS

easter-1270523_960_720As in past years, the Flower Guild will be decorating the church for Easter. You can donate to the ministry in loving memory or thanksgiving for loved ones. Forms are available on the credenza in the foyer or in the back of the church. Please complete a form and return it to the parish office no later than Monday, March 26th.


CONFIRMATION, RECEPTION,

& REAFFIRMATION


Each year our bishop visits our church for his parochial visit. At that time, the bishop will Confirm, Receive (from another Christian denomination), and pray for church members who wish to reaffirm their baptismal vows. This year, Bishop Brown will visit our church on April 29th. If you are interested in being presented to the bishop at that time please speak with the rector right away.


CALLING ALL IMMANUEL YOUTH!

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Immanuel’s youth will host the youth groups from our Tri- Church Parishes for a Youth Quiet Day, on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come join in to welcome and host the visiting youth groups and see what God may be inviting you to experience also! Lunch included. Kids of all ages – including adults – are invited! There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. Questions? Contact Sue Welles @ 302.299.9876 or swelles1@verizon.net.


HOPE ON THE STREETS ~ YOUTH EVENT

Saturday, March 10, 2018

8:30-11:00 a.m.


Hope on the Streets, a ministry hosted by the Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew (SsAM), distributes toiletries, water, and snacks. We meet at SsAM at 8:30 a.m. on March 10th to load cars with Go-Bags and drive to Rodney Square. We set-up and give out food, snacks, water, and toiletries from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. We will bring the supplies back to Ssam and be done by 11:00 a.m.

NIGHTWATCH

Nightwatch

CATHEDRAL

OF

ST. JOHN THE DEVINE,

New York City


Friday afternoon - Saturday morning

April 20 – 21, 2018


The Inter-spiritual Nightwatch is an inclusive program created for youth of all faiths. It explores music, spiritual disciplines, stories, and wisdom from a variety of the world’s religious traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening and concludes at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Participants bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and overnight pack. Space is limited. A $20.00 deposit dollar per participant is required to secure your space. (Immanuel will cover all additional costs.) The programs sell out fast so if children or adult chaperones wish to attend, contact Sue Welles ASAP @ 302.299.9876 or swelles1@verizon.net.

J.S. BACH

Works for Viola da Gamba

and Harpichord


Elena Smith & John Walthausen

 Vioa da Gamba 2  Viola da Gamba 2 2Friday, March 9, 2018

7:30 p.m.


Come enjoy an evening of J.S. Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, music of great virtuosity and lyricism. Philadelphia native Elena Smith is an active performer on modern cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba. She has appeared with New York City Opera, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Ex Umbris, and many other ensembles. John Walthausen is a harpsichordist and organist who studied at Oberlin College, le Conservatoire de Paris, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and has performed concerts in the U.S., Canada, France, Japan, Italy, and Austria. The concert is free, but a free will offering will be accepted.


DELAWARE COMMUNION

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February 2018

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Highlands Voice Deadline: 4:00 p.m. each Tuesday for the next week’s issue.

Phillip Stephens, Parish Administrator and Highlands Voice Editor

Office hours: 8:30 – 1:30, Monday through Friday.

Phone: 302.658.7326 ext. 2

Email: PStephens@immanuel-highlands.org

 THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT


Link to Lectionary Page


Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Psalm 22:22-30

Romans 4:13-25

Mark 8:31-38




PARISH INTERCESSIONS

The Church of the Province of Central Africa:

The Most Reverend Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia


St. Thomas Parish, Newark: The Reverend Edward E. Godden, Interim Rector;

The Reverend Cecily Sawyer Harmon, Deacon


Friendship House and its many ministries; especially Andrew’s Place, Epiphany House, the Clothing Bank, and the Sunday Breakfasts at SsAM and also for the Executive Director, Kim Eppenheimer


Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing: Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie,

Richard, George, Tessie, Cathy, Leslee, Victoriano, Tom, Beverley, Eve, Molly, Keith, Austin, Kim, The People of San Maros, The People of San Marco, Guatemala, George, Barb, Rebecca, Judy, Aixa, Fam, Salvador, Judith, George, Carolyn, Rod, Melissa, Steven, Norman, Libby, Sylvia, Missie, Ferne, Damien, Reinaldo, Dorothy, Carmela, Keila, and Samuel David, Stephen, Brenda, Damien, Gracie, The People of Honduras, Carmen, Rob, Annie, Kathryn, Bob, Cis, Bowen, Jennifer, Raymond, Anna, Terri, David


Those that are on assignment in the Middle East and throughout the world in the service of their country: Lupita, Tim, Adrian


Those who have died, and for the comfort of their families:




PARISH CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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