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Highlands Voice                       Volume 13, Number 4

 

January 24, 2016
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Immanuel Church, Highlands
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THE 231st CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF DELAWARE:

CREATING A CULTURE OF GENEROSITY


Hosted by St. David’s Church, Wilmington, Deleware


Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30, 2016


Embassy Suites ~ Newark, Delaware


Please remember our delegates in your prayers:


Connie Shultz, Delegate

 Phyllis Harvey, Delegate

 Libby Bayley, Alternate Delegate

Cam Hay, Alternate Delegate and

Representative of the Resolutions Committee



COLLECTING PALMS FROM LAST YEAR

Please bring in your palms from last Palm Sunday by February 7th for use in preparing our ashes for Ash Wednesday.


 

EMBRACING SPIRITUAL AWAKENING:

Embracing Spiritual Awakening 

A Five Session Lenten Study


Tuesdays:

February 16 -

March 15, 2016



Potluck Suppers                    Study Sessions

  6:00 - 6:30 p.m.                     6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry on the actions at the Anglican Primates meeting

“We are part of the Jesus Movement, and the cause of God’s love in this world can never stop and will never be defeated.”


January 15, 2016


Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican Primates at the meeting in Canterbury, England.


The video is available here


The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s statement:


     Before I say a word about our gathering here at the Primates Meeting, I just want to say a word of thank you to you for all of your prayers: your prayers for this meeting, your prayers for me personally, both here and in my earlier sickness. We are well, and God is God, and I thank you.

     Let me say a word about the meeting.

    This is not the outcome we expected, and while we are disappointed, it’s important to remember that the Anglican Communion is really not a matter of structure and organization. The Anglican Communion is a network of relationships that have been built on mission partnerships; relationships that are grounded in a common faith; relationships in companion diocese relationships; relationships with parish to parish across the world; relationships that are profoundly committed to serving and following the way of Jesus of Nazareth by helping the poorest of the poor, and helping this world to be a place where no child goes to bed hungry ever. That’s what the Anglican Communion is, and that Communion continues and moves forward.

     This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it’s important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion. We are the Episcopal Church, and we are part of the Jesus Movement, and that Movement goes on, and our work goes on. And the truth is, it may be part of our vocation to help the Communion and to help many others to grow in a direction where we can realize and live the love that God has for all of us, and we can one day be a Church and a Communion where all of God’s children are fully welcomed, where this is truly a house of prayer for all people. And maybe it’s a part of our vocation to help that to happen. And so we must claim that high calling; claim the high calling of love and faith; love even for those with whom we disagree, and then continue, and that we will do, and we will do it together.

     We are part of the Jesus Movement, and the cause of God’s love in this world can never stop and will never be defeated. God love you.

     God bless you. And you keep the faith. And we move forward.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church


COFFEE & FIXINGS NEEDED FOR FRIENDSHIP HOUSE

During January we will be collecting coffee and fixings for Friendship House. The Code Purple season has arrived and the homeless will be seeking warm places to stay. Donations of coffee, sugar, and dried creamer may be left in the red bucket in the foyer.


IMMANUEL CHURCH HIGHLANDS

2016 ANNUAL MEETING

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016


Notice is hereby given that the Annual Congregational Meeting of Immanuel Church, Highlands shall be held on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the church Parish Hall located at 2400 West 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806.


CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO VESTRY

Electing Three


Alex Lehr

Walter Michael

Elaine Simpson

Sue Welles


NOMINATIONS BY PETITION

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The time to nominate by petition is now open.


All nominations must be received

by Monday, February 1, 2016.


Forms are available in the office

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

February 2, 2016

6:15 p.m.


Holy Eucharist

 followed by Parish Dinner


Please sign-up on the sheet in the foyer.



SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER!


February 9, 2016

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.



ASH WEDNESDAY

February 10, 2016


Holy Eucharist

with imposition of ashes


12:15 p.m.

&

7:30 p.m.



SONG RECITAL BY CHORAL SCHOLARS

Sunday, January 31, 2016

4:00 p.m.


Our choral scholars, Travis Lucas and Paul Patinka, will offer a recital of art songs in English, Italian, French and German on Sunday, January 31, at 4:00 p.m. in the church, accompanied by Wendy McNally from the University. Music of Händel, Fauré, Bellini, Mozart, and Strauss. Come hear these talented singers Sunday afternoon and invite friends or family!.

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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 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Psalm 19

1 Corinthians

12:12-31a

Luke 4:14-21

 




PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil: Francisco De Assis Da Silva, Primate of Brazil & Bishop of South-Western Brazil


The 231st Diocesan Convention


Those who serve and are served by Emmanuel Dining Room


Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing: Tomr, Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie, Lois, Marian, Richard, George, Cathy, Marie, Leslee, Victoriano, Tom, Beverley, Eve, Cathy, Molly, Keith, Don, Austin, Kim, George, Barb, Rebecca, Aileen, Judy, Aixa, Fam, Salvador, Hugh, Suzanne, Chase, Anne Marie, Anne, Lillian, Erika, Mac, Elaine, Norman, Susan, Warren, Katherine


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: Joanna, Julian




CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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