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Highlands Voice                         Volume 12, Number 30

 

August 9, 2015
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Immanuel Church, Highlands
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IN MEMORIAM

Alfred G. LeSieur


April 4, 1940 ~ August 4, 2015


Visitation

The Parlor

Immanuel Church, Highlands

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nine-thirty in the Morning


Eucharist in Celebration of Life

Immanuel Church, Highlands

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ten-thirty in the Mornin


Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord;

and let light perpetual shine upon him.


Please remember the LeSieur family

in your prayers.



IMPERFECTION

I think imperfection is the organizing principle of the entire human, historical, and spiritual enterprise. Imperfection, in the great spiritual traditions, is not just to be tolerated, excused, or even forgiven. It is the very framework inside of which God makes the God-self known and calls us into gracious union. It's what allows us--and sometimes forces us--to "fall into the arms of the living God" (Hebrews 10:31).

Richard Rohr


Link to my website


ADOPT-A-STUDENT/FOOD BANK BACKPACK PROGRAM

This year Immanuel’s outreach ministry will be combining our efforts to help at-risk students fight hunger and meet school supply needs. We will be collecting donations in the foyer until Aug 16. Immanuel will provide the backpacks which you make take to fill with items and return by our deadline. Please read more about these programs to see how you can become a devoted, caring sponsor.


Adopt-A-Student under Adopt-A-Family serves identified families in crisis and is coordinated by the Division of State Service Centers in all three counties. Last winter left many families struggling to pay for heat bills. They are still on payment plans and may have exhausted assistance programs leaving little room in the budget for school supplies or uniforms. The goal of the program is to encourage a positive attitude toward school by helping each student start the school year with the necessary supplies to achieve success. Gift cards to stores such as Forman Mills, Rainbow and Walmart that provide school uniforms are also welcome. $25-$50 will provide up to two uniforms for one child. Below is a list of requested items not normally donated in large quantity.


Individual packs of

hand wipes 

scientific calculators

Toothbrushes              

Paperback dictionary/thesaurus

Combination locks        

Mini staplers                

Post-it notes

Graph paper

Compass Protractor

3-hole punch that clips into a binder

Misc. items welcome


Food Bank of Delaware Backpack program seeks to provide children at-risk of hunger with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for preparation and consumption at home. They provide food for children (k-12) in need for weekends and holidays when school is not in session and when federal school meal programs are not available. More than 5,000 children participate each year. The program helps reduce health problems associated with under nutrition, reduces the barrier of hunger that contributes to poor school performance and empowers school personnel to take direct action to benefit hungry children. It also increases awareness of positive nutrition to student’s families and provides parents and guardians resources available to low-income families.


Backpacks or bags are filled with food by volunteers and delivered to secure sites on Fridays. They are distributed to children in a discreet manner in nondescript bags or backpacks. Depending on availability schools supplies are also added. Please read list of requested items this year.


Individual packages of pretzels, raisins, fruit snacks, granola bars, oatmeal bars, crackers. Tuna (easy to open), Mac-n-Cheese. Juice boxes. 4-6 cup packages of applesauce or pudding. PB& Jelly.


Thank you for your continued support. Wishing you God’s peace and Blessings.


Gretchen Broadwater and Connie Shultz,

Program Coordinators



Friendship House Volunteer Picnic

Clothing Bank of Delaware

August 9th


What?

We are hosting a volunteer picnic to thank all of our wonderful supporters this past year! We couldn't have accomplished serving so many people without your help. Come and meet other volunteers, board members, staff and directors and let us say Thank You!


Where?

Meet us at the Brandywine Springs Lawson Pavilion located at the Brandywine Springs State Park: 3300 Faulkland Road Wilmington, DE 19808


When?

Sunday, August 9th from 12:00 pm till 3:00 pm. Feel free to come anytime that is convenient for you!


RSVP

If you are able to come, please RSVP and let us know so that we can get a head count for food!

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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 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

1 Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 34:1-8

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

John 6:35, 41-51

 






PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Rochester (USA) - (II, The Episcopal Church): Prince Singh, Bishop


Trinity Parish and

Old Swedes, Wilmington: Patricia Downing, Rector; Juan George,

Associate Priest;

Ginny Wilder,

Associate Priest


Food Bank of Delaware


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

Tom, Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie, Lois, Gerry, Marian, Mike, Richard, Arie, George, Cathy, Marie, Leslee, Victoriano, Tom, York, Beverley, Eve, Keith, Don, Austin, Kim, George, Barb, Phyllis, Lat, Valerie, Kenn, Fred, Kay, Ed, Timothy, Rebecca, Mary, Aileen, Tom, Timothy, Tish, Sande, Mark, Robert, Donna, Norman, Cecilia, Judy, Grace, The Children of Guatemala, George, Lana, Steve, Alan, Maryann, John, Dan, Paul, Ashley,

Michael, Joanne, Morgan, Carolyn, Devin,


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: Al




CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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