IMMANUEL CHURCH, HIGHLANDS
As in past years, the Flower Guild will be decorating the church for Easter. You can donate to the ministry in loving memory or thanksgiving for loved ones. Forms are available on the credenza in the foyer or in the back of the church. Please complete a form and return it to the parish office no later than Monday, April 10th..
GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Our young people will be presenting the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 1:00 p.m. There are parts for readers and actors. If you have a teen or youngster who would like to participate, please contact Sue Welles at 302.299.9876 or email@example.com or Maria duPont at 610.316.0748 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our rehearsals are as follows:
This Sunday, April 2, 2017 – After Church
Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 – After Church
Good Friday, April 14, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. (lunch provided)
THE WATCH IN THE GARDEN
Thursday, April 13, 2017
9:00 p.m. – Midnight
Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray…. I am deeply grieved, even unto death, remain here and stay awake with me…. Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week….” Matthew 26:36-41
A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the foyer. Half-hour slots are available from 9:00 p.m. through midnight.
Throughout the season of Lent, the ten minutes before worship will be a time of preparation. As you enter the church, please honor the time with Holy Silence.
LENTEN ADULT STUDY 2017
March 7 – April 11
Supper: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
COME JOIN US!
Together we will explore Embracing a Life of Meaning
Belief Matters: Why does belief matter? To what do we give our hearts? What is the core message of what we believe-creeds or commitment? To what extent is to believe also “to belove?”
The Bible Matters: The Bible is our collective story. How is that story reflected in our daily lives? What is it about the Bible that always seems to address our present moment?
Community Matters: In community, individualism and imperfection meet grace and acceptance. What is our part in the Body of Christ?
Place Matters: In what ways is faith set within the physical space if home, church, land and people?
We Matter: What does it me to remain in God’s image and to counter our selfishness by embracing the world and its needs?
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2017
Schedule of Services
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday April 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Monday in Holy Week April 10, 2017
Tuesday in Holy Week April 11, 2017
Wednesday in Holy Week April 12, 2017
Maunday Thursday April 13, 2017
6:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Washing of Feet
Stripping of the Altar & Vigil
Good Friday April 14, 2017
1:00 p.m. The Way of the Cross
(Service of meditation presented by the youth)
7:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday April 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Tomb
Easter Day April 16, 2017
5:30 a.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
7:30 a.m. Festival Eucharist of Easter
CONFIRMATIONS, RECEPTIONS, AND REAFFIRMATIONS
Due to the retirement of our bishop, all churches will participate in regional confirmations this year. Our date is June 4th. Please speak to the rector if you may be interested.
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
Mityana - (Uganda): Stephen Kaziimba, Bishop
St. John the Baptist Church, Milton: Thomas White, Pastor
Those who serve in our liturgy: our 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, 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, Thelma, George, Carolyn, Ellen, Betsy, Lisa, Bob, Ruth, Jack, Edwina, Sharon, Rod, Katherine, David, Shirley, Janet, Tim, Steve, Chelsea, Betty, Sande, Sandy, Leelee, Peter, Barbara, Lilliana, Sue, Adrian, Anne, William, Latasha, Reinaldo, Alice, Janice, Tony, Krystal, Joann, Catrina, Bill, Annie, Sophie, Alice, Al
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: