Click to view this email in a browser

Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 43


December 10, 2017

Courtyard CroppedSM

IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS:

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

box_top.gif

IN MEMORIAM

The Victims of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941


May their souls and the souls of all the departed,

through the mercy of God, 

rest in peace.



CHRISTMAS PAGEANT ON CHRISTMAS EVE!

Calling all Angels,

Shepherd’s, Animals,

Holy Family Members,

Narrators, and Innkeepers!


Immanuel’s Christmas Pageant will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24th, at the Festival Eucharist. We would love to have you join us for this joyous event! Our rehearsals are directly following the 10:30 a.m. services on December 10th and 17th, and the Dress Rehearsal is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23rd.




SINGING AND RINGING

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.





ADVENT ADULT EDUCATION:

Down to Earth Mike SlaughterDOWN TO EARTH



Save the Dates:

Tuesdays 12.05 - 12.19

  Supper @ 6:00 p.m.

Program @ 6:30 p.m.







FRIENDSHIP HOUSE BREAKFAST @ SsAM

Sunday December 17th


Come join other parishioners as we prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to the poor and homeless in our community. We prepare breakfast on Saturday December 16th from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. at the Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM). The breakfast is served the following morning from 6:45 - 8:00 a.m., also at SsAM, located at 8th and Shipley Street, Wilmington. This very rewarding experience is also a way to get to know our fellow parishioners. If you have never done this, consider joining us this time! There will be a sign- up sheet in the foyer. Questions? Contact Sue Welles at swelles1@verizon.net or 302.299.9876 ( cell). Outreach Ministry






PIFFARO: THE RENAISSANCE BAND

Piffaro 2ES IST EIN ROS


CELEBRATING

A GERMAN RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS


with

Jessica Beebe, Soprano


Sunday, December 17, 3:00pm

Immanuel Church Highlands


Special price $20.00

for Immanuel Church Highlands Parishioners.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Use code ICH when purchasing general admission tickets.



DECEMBER FOOD DRIVE

During the month of December, Immanuel collects nonperishable foods for our local food pantry, St. Stephen’s, which is operated by Lutheran Community Services. Our needy neighbors sometimes must choose between food, medicine, and heat during these cold months. 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!

Outreach Ministry



EMMANUEL DINING ROOM

For many years, Immanuel has helped feed the homeless population in Wilmington by preparing and delivering a meal for 200 people on the twentieth of each month. We need two new volunteers who can commit about 2.5 – 3 hours once a month to this ministry. If interested, please speak to Rob Volko or Fr. Kim.



CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

Christmas Flowers may be given in loving memory of or thanksgiving for a loved one. To donate, please fill out one of the forms inserted into this week’s service leaflet. Additional forms may be found in the back of the church or on the credenza in the foyer. Checks should be made out to “Immanuel Church, Highlands,” and marked “Christmas Flowers.” Names provided to the office by December 20, 2017 will be included in the Christmas Service Booklets.



CHRISTMAS SERVICES

December 24th

Holy Eucharist of Advent IV - 10:30 a.m.

Festival Eucharist of Christmas - 7:00 p.m.


December 25th

Holy Eucharist of Christmas Day - 10:00 a.m.




2018 PLEDGE CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

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.



box_bottom.gif

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 OF ADVENT


Link to Lectionary Page


Isaiah 40:1-11

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

2 Peter 3:8-15a

Mark 1:1-8




PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Western North Carolina - (IV, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd José Antonio McLoughlin


All Saints, Rehoboth Beach & St. George’s Chapel, Harbeson:

Max Wolf, Rector;

Eunice Dunlap,

Assistant Rector;

Susan Phillips, Deacon


FAITH Center


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, Judith, George, Carolyn, Rod, Melissa, Steven, Norman, Libby, Sylvia, Missie, Ferne, Damien, Reinaldo, Dorothy, Carmela, Keila, and Samuel David, Stephen, Brenda, Damien, Gracie, Ken


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: John, Mena




PARISH CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Immanuel Church, Highlands
2400 W 17th St
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
US

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Non-Profits Email Free with VerticalResponse!