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Highlands Voice                       Volume 13, Number 47



December 18, 2016
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IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS

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CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

Christmas Flowers may be given in loving memory of or thanksgiving for a loved one. To donate, please fill out one on 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 21, 2016 will be included in the Christmas Service Booklets.



CHRISTMAS PAGENT REHEARSALS

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     To all cast and crew. Thank you for your participation in our Christmas Pageant, to be presented Christmas Eve at the Festival Eucharist on Saturday, December 24th, which begins at 6:30 pm.

     Our next rehearsal is this Sunday, December 18th, directly following the 10:30 a.m. service. Dress Rehearsal is 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve Day, December 24th. Please try to make as many rehearsals as possible so you and your children will know what to do and when.

Thanks!

Sue and Maria



PIFFARO RENAISSANCE BAND AND GUESTS

Sunday, December 18 @ 3:30 p.m.


Renowned Philadelphia ensemble

playing a variety of wind and string instruments

in Christmas music from Spain



ADVENT ADULT EDUCATION

AdventPlease join us this Tuesday when we will examine the biblical story of different characters in the story of God’s unconditional love! Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, and the Wise men.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Supper at 6:00 p.m.

Program at 6:30 p.m.


Please sign up at church to do the supper main course



DECEMBER FOOD DRIVE FOR ST. STEPHEN’S PANTRY

Immanuel's December Drive for our local St. Stephen's Food Pantry helps fill the gap in donations after Thanksgiving. Please place a bag of non-perishable groceries under the table in the foyer any time in December. Thank you! The Outreach Ministry


PLEASE TURN IN YOUR 2017 PLEDGE CARD

The 2017 Pledge Cards have been mailed. If you did not receive one and want to make a pledge, ask the greeters the next time you are in church or contact the church office. Pledge envelopes for 2017 will be distributed soon. If you want 2017 envelopes, you must turn in a pledge card.





Immanuel is a

Welcoming Community,

Celebrating and Sharing

the Good News of Jesus

through Worship, Prayer, Learning,

and Service.



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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. 10

Email: PStephens@immanuel-highlands.org


THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

Isaiah 7:10-16

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18-25






PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh (Armagh, Ireland):

Ferran Glenfield, Bishop


Delaware Prison Ministry


St Stephen’s Food Pantry


Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing: Tom, Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie, Richard, George, Cathy, Leslee, Victoriano, Tom, Beverley, Eve, Molly, Keith, Don, Austin, Kim, The People of San Marco, Guatemala, George, Barb, Rebecca, Aileen, Judy, Aixa, Fam, Salvador, Erika, Mac, Kay, Cis, David, Natasha, Tatiana, Norman, Hugh, Tony, Sandy, Steve,

Fran, Richard, George, Carolyn, Ellen, Betsy, Lisa, Bob, Ruth, Jack, Edwina, Sharon, Rod, Katherine, David, Shirley, Janet, Tim, Steve, Chelsea, Judi, Nick, Jane, Celeste, Egon, Antonia, Virginia, Reinaldo, Larry Sheila H., Linda, Sophia, Damien, Mary, Betty, John


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


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









CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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