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Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 33

September 24, 2017

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A welcoming community, celebrating and sharing the good news of Jesus through worship, prayer, learning, and service.



Peaceable KingdomSunday, October 1, 2017

Pet Blessing

Bring your appropriately chaperoned pet to church for a blessing at either

8:00 or 10:30 a.m.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Dravo Plaza @ The Riverfront, Wilmington

Join Team Immanuel on Saturday, September 23rd, in our 13th annual walk to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Delaware. Did you know that senior citizens and young single women are among the fastest growing populations of new HIV/AIDS infections? Help us be a visible presence in our community as we join with thousands of others to walk for health. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Riverfront and Step-off is 10:00 a.m. The walk is level along the Riverfront on a wide paved surface; so, there are no hills and its stroller and wheelchair friendly! You can do the 3-mile stroll, or take the short-cut, or even just show up for our group photo. GROUP PHOTO is at 9:45 a.m.! The main point is to be together and help raise money for an important cause. Please sign-up on the bulletin board in the foyer or click here to register on-line (302.652.6776). Need a Team Immanuel Tee-Shirt or a ride down? Contact Sue Welles at 302.299.9876 (cell) or Outreach Ministry


The devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is already at historic proportions. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with local partners as they develop their relief efforts and stands ready to assist wherever possible. Please join in praying for all those struggling to survive these terrible storms – and if you can, click on the link below and make an emergency gift to help Episcopal Relief & Development aid in the relief efforts. Thank you for your compassionate support.

Click here to


or mail your contribution to the following address:

Episcopal Relief & Development

P.O. Box 7058

Merrifield, VA 22116-7058


Sister BJListen… and Leap!

November 18, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

St. Anne’s Episcopal School

Middletown, Delaware


Sister Barbara Jean Brown


  • A Heart of Peace
  • Yoga for Healthy Bones
  • Better Photos with Any Camera! (including smart phones)
  • Listening for God’s Abundance
  • Conversations with Children: a way of proclaiming the Good News
  • Stop Bullying
  • Mitigating the Impact of Unconscious Bias
  • From Sophia to the Holy Spirit
  • Developing Your Spiritual Senses
  • Coping with Grief of Loss
  • Meditation Plus
  • Centering Prayer: Receiving God’s Love
  • ECW Meeting

If you would like to register, please click here.


The Stockley Center in Georgetown, DE is the 2017 outreach target of the Diocesan ECW. The Stockley Center generally houses about 50 severely handicapped adult men and women. All parishes in the Diocese are asked to collect the items needed, which will be presented to a representative of the Stockley Center at Parish Life Day, November 18. Please note: Because of allergies and the fragile health of the residents, The Stockley Center cannot accept any toiletries - soap, lotion, shampoo, etc.

Items needed:

  • Slipper Socks - most residents are non-ambulatory, and don't wear shoes.
  • Art & Craft Supplies - colored paper, glue stick, washable markers and crayons, colorful foam cut-outs, ribbon, wiggle eyes, stickers, etc.
  • Card and Board Games - UNO, Skip Bo, etc. (NO plain playing cards); simple board games with not a lot of small pieces
  • Jigsaw Puzzles - the kind with large pieces, especially the wooden type
  • Money - Cash donations are always welcome, so you can help The Stockley Center purchase what they need.

Bring your parish or personal donation to the ECW table at Parish Life Day, November 18, and it will be presented to a representative of The Stockley Center.


The Delaware Communion Magazine, September 2017, is available online! Click here to view.


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. 2



Link to Lectionary Page

Jonah 3:10-4:11

Psalm 145:1-8

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16


Southeast Florida:

Leopold Frade, Bishop;

Peter David Eaton, Coadjutor Bishop

Church of the Nativity: Margaret K. Pumphrey, Pastor

Kevin Brown,

Bishop-Elect of Delaware

AIDS Delaware

Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing: Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie,

Richard, George, Cathy, Leslee, Victoriano, Tom, Beverley, Eve, Molly, Keith, Austin, Kim, The People of San Maros, The People of San Marco, Guatemala, George, Barb, Rebecca, Judy, Aixa, Fam, Salvador,  Thelma, George, Carolyn, Rod, Melissa, Steven, Norman, Libby, Sylvia, Missie, Ferne, Damien, Reinaldo, Dorothy, Carmela, and Keila

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

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


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

Tel: 302.658.7326

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