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Highlands Voice                       Volume 12, Number 39


October 11, 2015
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Immanuel Church, Highlands


Dear Parents of our youth,

I am very pleased to announce that the Reverend Ginny Wilder, from Trinity Church, will be here on October 11th to do a presentation on a possible joint youth group program for grades 7 – 12! I am very excited about the possibilities of our two churches working together and I strongly encourage both parents and children to attend the presentation. The presentation will occur during coffee hour downstairs in our dining room.




The collection of items for Ditty Boxes for the Seamen’s Center at the Port of Wilmington will start earlier this year. We will be kicking off the collection of items for Ditty Boxes on October 18 and the final day to contribute will be November 15.

Please contribute any of the items listed below and put them in the red bucket in the foyer.

Knitted hat and Scarf



Cough Drops


Warm Socks



Playing Cards

Hand Lotion

Bars of Soap

Winter Gloves




Sewing Kit

Stationery and Pens

Please see Deacon Sheila if you have any questions.


Ages and Stages of Faith

"Growing with God"

Featuring The Reverend Scott Gunn

Executive Director of Forward Movement and

co-creator of ‘Lent Madness’

November 21, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

St. Anne’s Episcopal School Middletown, Delaware


First 75 online registrants will receive

Free Diocesan Gift


Go Online to Love & Serve the Lord:

Does your church have a compelling online presence? Do you engage your community on social media? Do you make connections with people in between Sundays? Scott Gunn leads a conversation about how your church can (and should!) have a compelling presence on the web and on social media. Learn how to use social media to share the Good News of Jesus and to enrich the lives of his followers.

Journaling & Yoga: Led by Alyson McWilliams

Parenting Teens is Always an Adventure:

Led by the Rev. Louise Howlett

Looking Good: Ten Ways to Improve Your Photos:

Danny Schweers, will give you ten easy ways to improve your photos as you click the shutter.

The Millennial Generation & Faith -

exploring the mission field in our own backyard:

Led by the Rev. Ginny Wilder

It’s About Time! Led by the Rev. Brad Hinton

Right Pathways, For God’s Sake!

Led by the Rev. Chuck Weiss

Unpacking the Invisible BackPack:

Led by the PACT team.


Go Online to Love & Serve the Lord:

repeat of morning.

Table Painting—Connecting with God in paint:

Led by the Rev. Ginny Wilder

(Grand)Parenting Children is Wonderful

& Challenging: Led by the Rev. Louise Howlett

Simple Steps for Combating the Blues:

Led by Alyson McWilliams

Meditation, Heartfulness and Centering Prayer:

Led by Francie Thayer

Neither Death, Nor Life, Nor Angels,

Nor Principalities . . .: Led by Rick Harra

How to be Inclusive of People

with Mental Differences: Led by Chuck Tarver

Looking Good: Ten Ways to Improve Your Photos:

repeat of morning workshop.

ECW Annual Meeting: Delaware Annual Day registration.

Workshop descriptions can be found in the brochures at your church or on our website,

For more information and to register,

Please see brochure in your church office or online @

Event Contact Cynde Bimbi, 302.256.0374.ext.106


Are you anxious about facing the approaching Fall and Winter Seasons with their holidays and holydays without your Loved One? Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808, is offering a Grief Support Group on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Bethany Cottage. The meetingS will be held on: October 21 and 28, November 11and 18, Deccember 2 and 16, 2015, and January 6 and 13, 2016.

These bereavement support groups are designed to offer support, comfort and coping skills to adults who have sustained the loss of a loved one. The Co-Facilitators are Chaplain Frances Castello, M.Div., BCC/Ret., and Spiritual Director Angela Malmgren, M.S. in Pastoral Care.

For more information and/or to register, please call Frances Castello at 484.732.8026 or 201.669.0566 or Angela Malmgren at 302.650.0066.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Spring Davidson, Director

Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center

2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

302. 995.6859



We are pleased to announce that we now have an AED which is an emergency life-saving device used in situations of cardiac arrest. More details will follow including operational procedures and training opportunities.


Saturday, October 24 @ 7:30 p.m.

Highlands Chamber Players

Sunday, December 6 @ 4:00 p.m.

Lessons and Carols for Advent

Sunday, December 13 @ 7:30 p.m.

Osher Madrigal Singers


Sunday, December 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Cathedral Choir School: Lessons & Carols for Christmas

There are music flyers in the foyer to take home.

Remember to mark your calendar!


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




Link to Lectionary Page


Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Psalm 22:1-15

Hebrews 4:12-16

Mark 10:17-31



Tamale -

(Ghana, West Africa): Jacob Ayeebo, Bishop

Immanuel Church, Highlands:

Kim Capwell, Rector;

Tom Kerr, Rector Emeritus

Kathleen S. Benson, Priest-in-Residence; Sheila Brigid Sharpe, A.F., Deacon


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, the Ahmed Family, Suzanne, Chase 

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: Assad


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

Tel: 302.658.7326

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Wilmington, Delaware 19806

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