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Highlands Voice                       Volume 13, Number 44



November 27, 2016
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IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS

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ADVENT ADULT EDUCATION

AdventPlease join us each Tuesday in Advent 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.S


November 29th - December 20th

Supper at 6:00 p.m.

Program at 6:30 p.m.


Please sign up at church to do the supper main course



YOUTH GROUP BOWLING

Friday, December 2, 2016

5:00 p.m.

Price’s Corner Bowling Alley



IN MEMORIAM

Donald Dean Wilson

October 19, 1930 ~ November 16, 2016


Eucharist in Celebration of Life

Immanuel Church, Highlands

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Eleven O'clock in the morning


Reception immediately following the Liturgy


May his soul, and the souls of all the departed,

through the mercy of God rest in peace.


Please remember the Wilson family in your prayers.



IMMANUEL BELL RINGING @ ACME BY TROLLY SQUEARE

Saturday, December 10, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


Immanuel parishioners will Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army at the Acme near Trolley Square from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 10th. Our 9:00-10:00 a.m. time slot has space for more people. If you can join us, please contact Sue Welles at 302.299.9876 or swelles1@verizon.net.



CHRISTMAS PAGENT

Creche

We have an eager starting cast and crew for our Christmas Pageant and more are welcome! Anyone of any age is invited to participate. You and your children may also invite friends to join in. The Pageant will be performed during our Festival Eucharist of Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, starting at 6:30 p.m. with Carols and special music. Rehearsals are: Dec. 4, 11, and 18 immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. Dress Rehearsal is Saturday, Dec. 24th at 10:00 a.m. Questions? Can't make all rehearsals? Contact Sue Welles at 302.290.9876 swelles1@verizon.net or Maria duPont at 610.316.0748 dupontmaria@yahoo.com.



DITTY BOXES

The collection of items for Ditty Boxes for the Seamen’s Center at the Port of Wilmington will start soon. We will be kicking off the collection of items for Ditty Boxes this week and the final day to contribute will be Sunday, November 27. Please contribute any of the items listed below and put them in the red bucket in the foyer:


Knitted hat and Scarf

Toothpaste

Toothbrush

Comb

Razors

Deodorant

Shampoo

Playing Cards

Chap Stick

Cough Drops

Hand Lotion

Sewing Kit

Candy

Bars of Soap

Stationery and Pens

Warm Socks

Winter Gloves


Please see Deacon Sheila if you have any questions.


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.



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



UPCOMING MUSICAL EVENTS

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 4 @ 4:00 p.m.


Compline Service

Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:45 p.m.


Choir School and First State Handbell Ringers

Saturday, December 10 @ 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Concert


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




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 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122

Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:36-44






PARISH INTERCESSIONS

The Diocese of Kansas:

Dean Wolfe, Bishop


Retired/Non-Parochial Clergy of the Diocese of Delaware


Our Sunday School students and teachers


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


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


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









CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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