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Highlands Voice                       Volume 14, Number 17

May 14, 2017
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F. Thomas Greer

September 11, 1974 ~ May 7, 2017


Immanuel Church, Highlands

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Eucharist in Celebration of Life

Immanuel Church, Highlands

Saturday, May 13, 2017

11:30 a.m.

Reception Immediately following

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord;

and let light perpetual shine upon him.

Please remember Tom's family in your prayers.


All the women of our parish are invited to a Mother's Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 14, at 9 a.m. in the dining room. We wish to honor you for your contribution to our lives by serving you a delicious breakfast between Sunday services. Our young people will be helping to serve. Please add your name to our sign-up sheet in the foyer so that we have an idea of how many will be attending. We hope to see you for breakfast on Sunday, May 14th! Thank you!


Following the Gospel lectionary

for the Upcoming Sunday

May 16 – June 13th

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

5/16 – John 14: 15-21; 5/23 – John 17: 1-11;

5/30 – John 20: 19-23; 6/6 – Matthew 28: 16-20;

6/13 – Matthew 9:34 – 10:8

Everyone is welcome!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

You are invited to help us serve breakfast to our homeless neighbors at SsAM on 8th and Shipley St., Wilmington. Immanuel serves this breakfast for Friendship House ministries three times a year to approximately 100 very appreciative, homeless neighbors.

Date and time:

Saturday, May 20th prep at SsAM 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 21st serve at SsAM parish hall 7:00- 8:00 am. Parishioners can leave early to be in time for Immanuel's 8:00 a.m. Sunday service. If you can only come Sunday to serve that is fine. If you have never participated in this ministry, join other Immanuel parishioners for a very rewarding experience. Questions or need a ride? Contact Sue Welles: 302.299.0876 or Outreach Ministry


Exciting times are ahead for the Diocese of Delaware moves towards the election of our new Bishop! As we move closer to the election of a new Bishop, there will be three "walk-abouts" in our diocese. The dates/locations are listed below. Starting times will be announced later but all will take place in the evening.

 • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - at Christ Church in Greenville

 • Thursday, June 29, 2017 - at St. Peter 's in Lewes

 • Friday, June 30, 2017 - at Christ Church in Dover

What is the purpose of the Walk-About?

The Walk-About provides a way to introduce the candidates for Bishop to the people of the diocese. This is also an opportunity for the candidates to see a sample of the churches and ministries that are representative of the diocese. The Walk-About is a part of the discernment process in which people of the diocese are asked to listen and prayerfully consider who it is that God is calling to be our next Bishop. This is not intended to be a time to discuss issues but rather a part of the discernment process for both those attending and the candidates.

Who should attend the Walk-About?

All those who will be voting during the election of the new Bishop should plan on attending one of the Walk-About sessions. Other parishioners and non-voting clergy are certainly invited and encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to hear and meet the candidates before the electing convention.

Opportunities for Feedback!

After the walk-abouts, YOUR voting delegates - Fr. Kim, Deacon Sheila, Phyllis Harvey, and Cam Hay - invite and encourage your feedback. On July 2nd and 9th, we will be available after church to hear from you. Please click on the following link for more information.


Fr. Kim  


Path of Bliss presents

Holistic Health and

The Basics of Natural Therapy

June 17, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Immanuel Church, Highlands

Holistic health is a major key to greater energy and vitality. It encompasses natural therapy, a gradual and gentle process. Our workshop offers a foundation on how to honor, serve, and maintain the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. Our instructor, Dada Jyotiriishanandaa Dada, is a senior yoga teacher with thirty years of experience. Over the past twenty years, he has been traveling the world, researching and teaching Holistic Health and Naturopathy. The cost is $60.00. For more information, please contact Bob Penneys.


The May edition of Delaware Communion is available. Click on the following link:  Delaware Communion.

Link to my website

Immanuel is a Welcoming Community,

Celebrating and Sharing the Good News of Jesus

through Worship, Prayer, Learning, and Service.


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


Acts 7:55-60

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

1 Peter 2:2-10

John 14:1-14


New Jersey -

(II, The Episcopal Church): William Stokes, Bishop

St. James’s Church, Newport:

Sarah L.J. Nelson, Rector

The Seaman’s Center at the Port of Wilmington and the mariners served there

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, Rod, Melissa

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:


Immanuel Church, Highlands

2400 West 17th Street

Wilmington, DE 19806

Tel: 302.658.7326

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