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Highlands Voice                       Volume 12, Number 43

 

November 15, 2015
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Immanuel Church, Highlands
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WHAT'S NEW AT FRIENDSHIP HOUSE?

     The Friendship House Board of Trustees held their quarterly meeting on November 7th. One of the main items on the agenda was a report on Strategic Planning for the future including evaluation of the current board structure. Another important item on the agenda was the management succession plan. Bill Perkins will be retiring in 2017 and plans for the new management team include the appointment of Kim Eppehimer as Assistant CEO. Four new managers have recently been hired. These people are serving as assistants to the current management team. The most exciting news is that in the coming year Empowerment Centers will be opened in Middletown, the Fairfax area, and the Pike Creek area. These centers will be modeled on the Newark Empowerment Center and will provide services in suburban areas of the county.

     Bill Perkins will be with us on Sunday and will preach at both services. He will be available in the Parlor at 9:00 a.m. to discuss Friendship House programs.

Deacon Sheila, Board Member



DITTY BOXES

The collection of items for Ditty Boxes for the Seamen’s Center at the Port of Wilmington is well under way. The final day to contribute will be November 15.


Please contribute any of the items listed below and put them in the red bucket in the foyer:


Knitted hat and Scarf, Comb, Shampoo, Cough Drops, Candy, Warm Socks, Toothpaste, Razors, Playing Cards, Hand Lotion,

Bars of Soap, Winter Gloves, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Chapstick, Sewing Kit, Stationery and Pens


Please see Deacon Sheila if you have any questions.



DELAWARE HOSPICE FESTIVAL OF TREES

November 16-18

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Cokesbury Village

726 Loveville Road

Hockessin, Delaware


$6.00 Adults, $4.00 Seniors & Students

Ample Parking, Shuttle Service, Candy Cane Café,

Vendors, Bake Shop, & Raffles

 

Information: Call 302-479-2577

or visit www.delawarehospice.org.



COMMITMENT SUNDAY

A long-standing fall tradition in most churches is to ask parishioners to consider their financial giving to God, and God’s work in the world, in and through their church. This year, Commitment Sunday here at Immanuel Church is November 22nd and on that day we hope that you would return your completed commitment card (placing it in the offering plate).

It is very important that every member of our community of faith prayerfully consider their overall financial commitments such that God is clearly their number one priority.

I invite everyone to join me for a stewardship conversation either Sunday 11/8 @ 9:00 a.m. or Tuesday 11/10 @ 6:30 p.m. I especially invite anyone who has not previously made a financial commitment to our church.

God’s Peace,

Kim



DRAMA KIDS PARENT SURVIVAL NIGHT


November 20, 2015

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Need a night out? Leave the kids with us for an amazing, fun night of games and crafts! $30/child with siblings being an additional $10. Costs less than a babysitter!! We partner with local restaurants to get you deals as well. This time it’s Trolley Tap House and Santa Fe. “Drama Kids Parent Survival Nights” are all the rage. Don’t let this one pass you by. November 20th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Immanuel Church, Highlands. Register online at www.dramakids.com/de1 Spaces fill up fast!



PARISH LIFE DAY

Ages and Stages of Faith

"Growing with God"


Featuring The Reverend Scott Gunn

Executive Director of Forward Movement and

co-creator of ‘Lent Madness’


November 21, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middletown, Delaware


REGISTER TODAY!

First 75 online registrants will receive

Free Diocesan Gift


Workshop descriptions can be found in the brochures at your church or on our website @ www.dioceseofdelaware.net


For more information and to register,

Please see brochure in your church office or online @ www.dioceseofDelaware.net.


Event Contact: Cynde Bimbi, 302.256.0374.ext.106 cyndebimbi@dioceseofdelaware.net



MUSIC FOR ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

If you are interested in singing with the choir or ringing handbells for upcoming Advent or Christmas services, speak to Steven Patchel. We are looking for singers and ringers for the following services... Make a joyful noise this season! Sundays in Advent, Advent Lessons and Carols - Sunday Dec 4 at 4:00 p.m., and Christmas Eve 6:30/7:00 p.m.



AWAY IN A MANGER: AN ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION

December 1, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center

2501 Milltown Rd

Wilmington, DE 19808

302.995.6858


St. Francis of Assisi is often credited with giving us “the first Christmas crib. While his devotion to the Christmas mystery has no doubt influenced our modern custom of arranging Nativity scenes in our churches and homes at Christmas, what St. Francis did at Greccio, a small town in Italy, was something more—something deeper. You are invited to “come to the stable” on this day of prayer to reflect on how this familiar scene portrays the kind of human heart which can hold in welcome our Incarnate God-Child who comes to dwell with us. Clare A. D'Auria, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, will be our retreat leader. Cost is $35.00 per person before December 1st or $40.00 at the door. Sign up on our website  http://jesushousecenter.org/events/away-in-a-manger/ or call our office at 302.995.6859 to register.



UPCOMING MUSICAL EVENTS

Sunday, December 6 @ 4:00 p.m.

Lessons and Carols for Advent


Sunday, December 13 @ 7:30 p.m.

Osher Madrigal Singers

 

Sunday, December 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Cathedral Choir School: Lessons & Carols for Christmas


There are music flyers in the foyer to take home.

Remember to mark your calendar!



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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 TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

Daniel 12:1-3

Psalm 16

Hebrews 10:11-25

Mark 13:1-8

 






PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Venezuela - (V, The Episcopal Church): Orlando Guerrero, Bishop


The Members of Bishop and Council


Emmanuel Dining Room


Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing:

Tom, Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie, Lois, Gerry, Marian, Mike, Richard, George, Marie, Leslee,  Tom, Victoriano, Beverley, Eve, Cathy, Molly, Keith, Don, Austin, Kim, Barb, Rebecca, George, Aileen, 

Judy, Alxa, Fam, Salvador, Hugh, Suzanne, Chase, Anne Marie, Anne, Lillian, Erika, Jordan, Mac, Elaine


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


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




CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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