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Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 38

November 5, 2017

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



2:00 a.m.

November 5, 2017

Please set your clock back one hour.


2018 Pledge Cards are available on the credenza in the foyer. If a designated card is not there for you and you want to make a pledge, please take one of the blank ones found in the back of the box. Pledge envelopes for 2018 will be distributed in early December. If you want 2018 envelopes, you must return a pledge card.


DE Communion Nov 2017

The November 2017 edition of

The Delaware Communion Magazine

is available online! Click here to view.


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 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 29 and the final day to contribute will be November 26th. Please contribute any of the items listed below and put them in the collection box in the foyer:

  • Knitted hat and Scarf
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Playing Cards
  • Chapstick
  • Cough Drops
  • Hand Lotion
  • Sewing Kit
  • Candy
  • Bars of Soap
  • Stationery and Pens
  • Warm Socks
  • Winter Gloves

A ditty bag is a small bag used by soldiers and sailors to hold toilet articles or other personal items. A Ditty Box is just a larger version of this. Please see Deacon Sheila if you have any questions.


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


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.


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

Micah 3:5-12

Psalm 43

1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

Matthew 23:1-12


Toungoo - (Myanmar):

Saw Wilme, Bishop

Kevin Brown,

Bishop-Elect of Delaware

Episcopal Relief and Development

Emmanuel Dining Room

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, Keila, and Samuel David

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: Richard


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

Tel: 302.658.7326

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