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Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 3



January 15, 2017
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IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE


Tuesday, January 17, 2016

7:00 p.m.


St. Catherine of Siena Church

2503 Centerville Road

Wilmington, DE 19808



FRIENDSHIP HOUSE BREAKFAST @ SsAM

     Immanuel will be serving breakfast for homeless and needy people on Sunday, January 15th, at 7:00 a.m. at Saints Andrew and Matthew Church (SsAM) at 8th and Shipley St. in Wilmington. We prepare the breakfast at SsAM on Saturday, January 14th, from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

     If you have never done this rewarding service, consider doing it one time. 8:00 a.m. church folks can leave the breakfast in time for our service. Questions? Contact Sue Welles at 302.299.9876 (cell) or swelles1@verizon.net



FROM THE WEEKLY MEDITATIONS OF RICHARD ROHR

www.cac.org


 Summary: Sunday, January 1-Friday, January 6, 2017


It’s time to rebuild Christianity from the bottom up. If the foundation is not solid and sure, everything you try to build on top of it is weak and ineffective. (Sunday)

If God is Trinity—love and relationality—that creates a very different kind of humanity. It leads us to a different worldview, sociology, politics, and sense of belonging and purpose. (Monday)

Christianity is meant to be a loving way of life now, not just a system of beliefs and requirements that people hope will earn them a later reward in heaven. (Tuesday)

Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity. Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God. (Wednesday)

The trajectory of history is positive. God is saving history, not just individuals. Inside this evolutionary trajectory, we can see that even “evil” and suffering will be used for good; they are the friction against which evolution’s wheels turn toward wholeness and new forms of life. (Thursday)

Most religion begins with a transcendent God up there in heaven, and then we try to explain everything down here in relationship to that transcendent God. Jesus taught us to find God incarnate in this world, in our neighbor, in the Eucharist—that is, in the ordinary elements of this earth. (Friday)


Practice: Affirmations

All of creation and each of us have received original blessing. Yet we have been conditioned to focus on the negative in ourselves and others. Think of a negative phrase you have said aloud or thought to yourself that stems from a sense of shame rather than your inherent dignity.

Turn it upside down and say, in first person, present tense, an affirmation of your God-given value. For example:

I am unlovable. . . .  I am infinitely loved.

I don’t have enough. . . .  I have everything I need.

I am stupid. . . .  I have the mind of Christ.

I am worthless. . . .  I am precious in God’s eyes,

                              I am honored, and God loves me.

Repeat the positive statement aloud, slowly, with intention and trust, several times. Then rest silently in the awareness that you are already and forever, without any effort or achievement on your part, a beloved child of God.


LENTEN ADULT STUDY 2017

embracing a life of meaning

Tuesdays


March 7 – April 4


Supper: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


To order a copy of the book, please sign-up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the foyer.



OFFERING ENVELOPES AVAILABLE

Offering Envelopes for 2017 are available on the credenza in the foyer. Please remember to pick them up.



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 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY


 

Link to Lectionary Page


 

Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm 40:1-12

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

John 1:29-42






PARISH INTERCESSIONS

Kyushu - (Japan): Luke Ken-ichi Muto, Bishop


Christ Church, Milford


Emmanuel Dining Room


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,  George, Carolyn, Ellen, Betsy, Lisa, Bob, Ruth, Jack, Edwina, Sharon, Rod, Katherine, David, Shirley, Janet, Tim, Steve, Chelsea, Betty, Sande, Sandy, Leelee, Peter, Barbara


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


Those who have died, and for the comfort of their families: Alexa, Juliet









CALENDAR


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

www.immanuel-highlands.org

Tel: 302.658.7326




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