IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS
WELCOME TO ADVENT
During the four Sundays in Advent, the ten minutes before worship will be a time of preparation. As you enter the church, please honor the time with Holy Silence.
THE JESSE TREE
During Advent, we celebrate the first coming of Jesus and look forward to his return. The Jesse tree is a guide for us during the Advent season as we count down to Christmas day. For centuries, the Jesse Tree tradition has been used to teach us about the family tree of Jesus. It is named from the first verse in Isaiah 11 which says, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse”. Jesse, the father of David, is a great-grandfather of Jesus.
Our Jesse Tree ornaments depict references from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament to share not just the lineage of Jesus, but the Good News of his coming and the prophecy fulfilled. When we worship together and study the verses we are assisted in making the connections between these Scriptures, and see God’s perfect plan to bring all people back to himself through Jesus.
As we count down and celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us “Come to Worship Him”
ADVENT ADULT EDUCATION
Please 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
Christmas Flowers may be given in loving memory of or thanksgiving for a loved one. To donate, please fill out one on the forms inserted into this week’s service leaflet. Additional forms may be 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 21, 2016 will be included in the Christmas Service Booklets.
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR 2017 PLEDGE CARD
The 2017 Pledge Cards have been mailed. If you did not receive one and want to make a pledge, ask the greeters the next time you are in church or contact the church office. Pledge envelopes for 2017 will be distributed soon. If you want 2017 envelopes, you must turn in a pledge card.
YOUTH GROUP BOWLING
Friday, December 2, 2016
Price’s Corner Bowling Alley
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Maria duPont at 610.316.0748 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:45 p.m.
Choir School and First State Handbell Ringers
Saturday, December 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
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
Celebrating and Sharing
the Good News of Jesus
through Worship, Prayer, Learning,
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
Karnataka North - (South India): Ravikumar J. Niranjan, Bishop
St. Peter’s Church, Smyrna: Donna Jean Kiessling, Rector
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, Renaldo
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: Don