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Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 41


November 26, 2017

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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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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

from

Father Kim, Deacon Sheila,

Steven, Jim, and Phillip



BILL PERKINS GUEST PREACHER

Sunday, November 26, 2017

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

Forum in Parlor between services.



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.



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.



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.



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.



DITTY BOXES

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.



DELAWARE COMMUNION

DE Communion Nov 2017

The November 2017 edition of

The Delaware Communion Magazine

is available online! Click here to view.





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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 LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: CHRIST THE KING


Link to Lectionary Page


Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 95:1-7a

Ephesians 1:15-23

Matthew 25:31-46




PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Wad Medani - (Sudan) The Rt Revd Saman Farajalla Mahdi, Bishop


Kevin Brown,

Bishop-Elect of Delaware


Retired/Non-Parochial Clergy of the Diocese of Delaware


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


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


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: Thelma








PARISH CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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