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Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 39

November 12, 2017

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



Sunday, November 12, 2017

9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join the rector in the parlor at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday for an informal conversation about stewardship and what it means to make a financial commitment to God and God's work in the world. Bring your questions and/or concerns and hopefully find some answers.


The 2018 Pledge Cards have been mailed. If you did not receive a card in the mail and want to make a pledge, ask the greeters the next time you're in church or contact the church office. Pledge envelopes for 2018 will be distributed in early December.


Commitment Sunday is November 19, 2017

Please be sure to turn in your 2018 Pledge Card.


November 19, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Wilmington Escape Center


Sunday, November 26, 2017

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 Forum in Parlor between services.


The Choir has begun rehearsing music for Advent and Christmas and would welcome singers who might like to join us for a short commitment during the season. We are also looking for hand bell ringers for each Sunday in Advent - a very simple addition to our weekly service music. If you're interested, speak to Steven Patchel or any choir member.


DE Communion Nov 2017

The November 2017 edition of

The Delaware Communion Magazine

is available online! Click here to view.


The collection of items for Ditty Boxes for the Seamen’s Center at the Port of Wilmington will start earlier this year. We will be kicking off the collection of items for Ditty Boxes on October 29 and the final day to contribute will be November 26th. Please contribute any of the items listed below and put them in the collection box in the foyer:

  • Knitted hat and Scarf
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Playing Cards
  • Chapstick
  • Cough Drops
  • Hand Lotion
  • Sewing Kit
  • Candy
  • Bars of Soap
  • Stationery and Pens
  • Warm Socks
  • Winter Gloves

A ditty bag is a small bag used by soldiers and sailors to hold toilet articles or other personal items. A Ditty Box is just a larger version of this. Please see Deacon Sheila if you have any questions.


The Stockley Center in Georgetown, DE is the 2017 outreach target of the Diocesan ECW. The Stockley Center generally houses about 50 severely handicapped adult men and women. All parishes in the Diocese are asked to collect the items needed, which will be presented to a representative of the Stockley Center at Parish Life Day, November 18. Please note: Because of allergies and the fragile health of the residents, The Stockley Center cannot accept any toiletries - soap, lotion, shampoo, etc.

Items needed:

  • Slipper Socks - most residents are non-ambulatory, and don't wear shoes.
  • Art & Craft Supplies - colored paper, glue stick, washable markers and crayons, colorful foam cut-outs, ribbon, wiggle eyes, stickers, etc.
  • Card and Board Games - UNO, Skip Bo, etc. (NO plain playing cards); simple board games with not a lot of small pieces
  • Jigsaw Puzzles - the kind with large pieces, especially the wooden type
  • Money - Cash donations are always welcome, so you can help The Stockley Center purchase what they need.

Bring your parish or personal donation to the ECW table at Parish Life Day, November 18, and it will be presented to a representative of The Stockley Center.


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



Link to Lectionary Page

Wisdom 6:12–16

Psalm 70

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13


Ughelli - (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Cyril Odutemu, Bishop

Kevin Brown,

Bishop-Elect of Delaware

The Members of Bishop and Council

The Seaman’s Center at the Port of Wilmington and the mariners served there

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

Richard, George, 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,  Thelma, George, Carolyn, Rod, Melissa, Steven, Norman, Libby, Sylvia, Missie, Ferne, Damien, Reinaldo, Dorothy, Carmela, Keila, and Samuel David, Stephen

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

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


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

Tel: 302.658.7326

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