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Highlands Voice                       Volume 12, Number 48

 

December 20, 2015
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Immanuel Church, Highlands
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THANK YOU BELL RINGERS!

Thank you to all our Bell Ringers who on December 5TH rang for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive at the Acme near Trolley Square! Our joyful and intrepid ringers were: Phyllis Harvey & Sue Welles, Connie, Sabrina, & Zane Shultz, Alison Bennett & Kieran Bennett-Swartz, and Jan & Reese Murray. Outreach Ministry


THE GREENING OF THE CHURCH

Sunday, December 20th

After the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy


Followed by Lunch with Homemade Chilli

All are welcome!


LESSONS & CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS

Led by

THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL


Immanuel Church, Highlands

Sunday, December 20 @ 6:00 p.m.



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 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.


CALENDAR FOR CHRISTMASTIDE

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.


ANNUAL CRÈCHE SHOW

Creche

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.


DOES ANYONE CARE?

The Prayers of the People that we are using at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy include “We pray for this wonderful world that God has lovingly entrusted into our hands. May we have the wisdom and will to so preserve, conserve, and tenderly care for all the created order.” Does that mean that we are praying for scientists or governments to do something? Does God expect us to be actively involved, too? What are our responsibilities as individuals and as a parish? If anyone from either the 8:00 or 10:30 a.m. liturgies is interested in pursuing this topic, starting in Late January, please contact me by Epiphany, January 6th.

Kay Kennedy Wack

302.276.5860

kaykwst@gmail.com


DECEMBER FOOD PANTRY DRIVE

     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


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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 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

Micah 5:2-5a

Canticle 15:

The Song of Mary

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45

 






PARISH INTERCESSIONS

The Diocese of Yewa (form. Egbado) -

(Lagos, Nigeria):

Michael Adebayo Oluwarohunbi, Bishop


Companion Relationship Diocese of Mexico:

Carlos Touché Porter, Bishop


Those who serve in our liturgy: Acolytes, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, Intercessors, and Eucharistic Visitors


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, Susan, Joanna, Warren


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:




CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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