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Highlands Voice                       Volume 13, Number 7


February 14, 2016
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Immanuel Church, Highlands



Embracing Spiritual Awakening 

A Five Session Lenten Study


February 16 -

March 15, 2016

Potluck Suppers                    Study Sessions

  6:00 - 6:30 p.m.                     6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


   The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware held it's 231st convention at the Hilton in Newark and the very enjoyable and welcoming gathering was hosted by St. David's.

   From the handsome Convention Book, a guide for EVERYTHING that was happening, to the "Go in Peace" after the "Bananas Foster" on Saturday afternoon, it was a joy to be a participant.

   After a hiatus of about 50 years since my first diocesan convention in Sioux City, Iowa, I went to the "New Delegate Orientation," led by Bishop Wright, where we became acquainted with other new delegates from most of the 34 parishes and learned some history about the Episcopal Church and what our part was to be at the convention. This was followed by the reception where we met the candidates running for the various and many elected positions needed to "run" the diocese. There were also forums to attend covering various ongoing interest groups. The two I found interesting were "Delaware Episcopalians for Middle East Peace" and a religious response to climate change called "Delaware Interfaith Power and Light" - {a bit of a stretch, I think with the religious connection but a good cause}.

   The First Business Session began at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and was chocked full of all kinds of reports, presentations, balloting and well... business. Evening Prayer followed with the guest speaker for the convention, The Very Reverend Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, giving the first of his addresses. The theme for the convention was "Developing a Culture of Generosity"...sounds nice and maybe a tad bit "ho-hum" but Dean Hall sailed right in. He was wonderful! He spoke three different times during the convention and that wasn't enough for me.

   Dinner was at 7:00 p.m. - mine was delicious - followed by Compline. Then, the "social " part of the evening began with dancing added. I headed home to rest up for another full day of worship, presentations, song, balloting, more addresses by Dean Hall, food, and great companionship.

   Saturday was just as full and interesting as the previous day and when I headed home late Saturday afternoon, I did go in peace and with a feeling of accomplishment and joy. Phyllis Harvey


We had a very successful collection of coffee, sugar, and creamer for Friendship House. Bill Perkins was very thankful for the 30 pounds of coffee, 20 pounds of sugar, and a large supply of creamer. It will get used quickly with all the Code Purples during this wintery weather. My thanks to all who contributed. Deacon Sheila


Sunday March 6 @ 4:00 p.m.

In the spirit of Lent and a preview of Holy Week, please join us for this evening service of selected readings interspersed with hymns and special music sung by the choir. “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” – Romans 6


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


Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Romans 10:8b-13

Luke 4:1-13



The Church of the Province of Central Africa: Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia

St. Anne’s School, Middletown: Peter Thayer, Headmaster; Kathy Hanna, Chaplain

Friendship House and its many ministries; especially Andrew’s Place, Epiphany House, the Clothing Bank, and the Sunday Breakfasts at Ssams; and also for Bill & Marcy Perkins

Those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing: Tomr, Maria, Christopher, Jeremy, Joan, Janie, Marian, Richard, George, Cathy, Marie, Leslee, Victoriano, Tom, Beverley, Eve, Cathy, Molly, Keith, Don, Austin, Kim, George, Barb, Rebecca, Aileen, Judy, Aixa, Fam, Salvador, Erika, Mac, George, Dee, John, Carolyn, Jack

Those that are on assignment in the Middle East and throughout the world in the service of their country: Damien

Those who have died, and for the comfort of their families: Lois, Julian, Grace


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

Tel: 302.658.7326

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