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Highlands Voice                       Volume 12, Number 47


December 13, 2015
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Immanuel Church, Highlands


Sunday, December 20th

After the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy

Followed by Lunch with Homemade Chilli

All are welcome!


Christmas Flowers may be given in loving memory of or thanksgiving for a loved one. To donate, please fill out one of the forms 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 21st will be included in the Christmas service booklets.



If you have a unique Crèche set that you wouldn’t mind us displaying, please let us know and bring it to church right after Christmas (12/27 would be great) Thank you.


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!


Wondering what you’re going to do with your kids over Winter Break? Wonder no more! Send them to “Drama Olympics” a fantastically fun camp by Drama Kids. Camp is right here at Immanuel Highlands from December 28th-31st from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. You can enroll for as little as one day or as many as all four! Activities include theatre games, arts and crafts, themed days, movies, performances and more! Enroll online at or call 302.477.1025.


     We are collecting groceries for the needy in our area. The donations will be brought to St. Stephen's Food Pantry and to the newly opened Choice Pantry on Baynard Boulevard, both operated by Lutheran Community Services (LCS). Every bag of groceries includes a prayer or uplifting reading for the client to help fill spirits as well as tummies.

     LCS is the largest purveyor of food for the Food Bank of Delaware. Financial literacy classes and nutrition classes are offered at both locations. Despite the improving economy, there is still a great need for food in Wilmington, with half going to feed children. Most clients are the working poor.

     No time to shop? A $5.00 donation will feed a family of 4 for three days. Checks can be made out to: Lutheran Community Services, Inc. and given to the parish office, Fr. Kim, or Sue Welles.

Thank you! Outreach Ministry


Christmas Eve:

December 24

Music of Christmas @ 6:30 p.m.

Eucharist of Christmas Eve @ 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Day:

December 25

Festival Eucharist @ 10:00 a.m.

The First Sunday after Christmas:

December 27

Holy Eucharist @ 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

The Second Sunday after Christmas:

January 3

Holy Eucharist @ 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ:

January 6

Holy Eucharist and Supper @ 6:15 p.m.


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




Link to Lectionary Page


Zephaniah 3:14-20

Canticle 9:

The First Song of Isaiah

 Philippians 4:4-7

Luke 3:7-18



The Diocese of Windward Islands - (West Indies): Calvert Friday, Bishop

The Episcopal Parish of All Saints' Church, Rehoboth Beach & St. George's Chapel, Harbeson: Max Wolf, Rector; Eunice Dunlap, Assistant Rector; Susan Phillips, Deacon

AIDS Delaware

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, Norman

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

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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Wilmington, Delaware 19806

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