The Voice Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church, January 26, 2023
A weekly newsletter from Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
January 26, 2023
Holy Eucharist Every Sunday:
8:00 a.m. in the Chapel
10:30 a.m. in the Church
A Note From Your Parish Administrator
I will be out of the office beginning Thursday, January 26, 2023 and returning to work on Monday, February 13, 2023 (hopefully!) to undergo knee replacement surgery.
During my absence, the office telephone messages will be checked daily.
If you would like to volunteer to come in and cover the office phones during the day's regular business hours, Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., please contact either Bonnie Swan or Suzanne Moon.
The Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany
First Reading: Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15 Domine, quis habitabit?
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Pray for those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing:
Leslee Moore, Richard & Kay Wack, The Reverend John Pumphrey,
The Reverend Charles Hay, The Santana Family, Ariel & Noah Bingham, Don & Grace Hobson, Robert Owens, Ezequiel Arredondo, Mary Jeanette, Nancy Kusik, Craig, Michael, Jane Manley, Jessica Pautz, Maria Madera, Don Fleu, Judy Barnes, Taza Guthrie, Janice Bortree, Dorothy Grabowski, Ben Ochs
Pray for those who have died, and for the comfort of their families.
POT LUCK SUPPER!
Please come this Friday January 27th at 5:30.
Bring a dish to share and enjoy food and fellowship in the downstairs dining hall.
Call For Vestry Candidates
Would you like to be more involved in the decision-making process here at Immanuel?
Would you like to have a voice in the choices we make about budget, programs, property, just to name a few?
Serving on vestry is the ideal way to be a part of the important work of our church, and it is a real service to our beloved church. Candidates for vestry should be a member in good standing, not currently serving on vestry, nor a spouse/partner, parent, or sibling of a current member.
Is that you? Then, you are qualified!
Please contact Bonnie Swan or Suzanne Moon if you are interested or would like to know more about serving on vestry.
SAVE THE DATE!
Immanuel Highlands Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, February 12, 2023
One Service Only at 10:00 a.m.
Meeting and Lunch to Follow Immediately After
What is an "Annual Meeting?"
In the Episcopal Church, each parish must have a general meeting of its members at least once each year. This is often referred to as the “Annual Meeting.” At the Annual Meeting, the congregation voices its preferences for leadership by electing members to the Vestry (governing board).
At this year's meeting we will elect 3 new members to the Vestry.
The Annual Meetingincludes:
• a review of both the past year's budget and the current budget
• reports from the committees and ministriesfora snapshot of the parish
• a time to remember parishioners who have died
• discussion of any important changes that are proposed for the parish and its life as a community.
All members of Immanuel Highlands are invited and encouraged to attend.
Need A Nametag?
We are getting ready to order name tags for new members of our congregation and/or those who need a replacement.
Please put your name on the list in the foyer if you would like to be included in the next order.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!
Tuesday February 21 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Plan to come to our delicious and fun Pancake Supper in the Dining Room. Dress in your Mardi Gras finest. If you forget your Mardi Gras beads, we have some for you to wear too!
Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer. We look forward to seeing you for Mardi Gras Tuesday!
Urgent Help Needed!
Serving as a Lay Minister is a meaningful way to actively participate in our worship services.
We’re looking for a few folks to make a once a month commitment to serve as a crucifer (carry the cross in procession) and acolyte (lay Eucharistic assistant/chalice bearer) for the 10:30 am service. Fr. David Andrews will provide instruction in January, date TBD.
Please contact Suzanne Moon for more details.
Please remember to turn in your 2023 Pledge Cards as soon as possible. The Vestry is in the process of completing the 2023 Budget and your pledges are critical to this process. Thank you for your continued support of Immanuel Highlands and its ministries.
Dear Immanuel Family,
The Search team has embarked on its mission to start our search process thoughtfully and prayerfully with God’s guidance.
We have reviewed materials from the last search committee and request your feedback regarding the parish profile survey results. Rather than send a new 11-page survey, we would like to know if you think these results are still an accurate reflection of who we are and what we are looking for in a Rector.
If you have an opinion about these results and would like to send us any changes we should consider, please do so either in writing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org later than February 12, 2023, the date of our Annual Meeting.
Our Search team is ready to start this journey with you and looks forward to your valued input.
Search Committee Members
Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players Present:
Unsigned rediscoveries from the Kroměříž collection
Saturday January 28, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
Immanuel Highlands, Wilmington
Who doesn’t love a good mystery?
Music by unnamed composers comprises a third of the magnificent (recently discovered) Kroměříž collection in the Czech Republic, outnumbering any named composer’s work. Whoever its authors are, the anonymous music’s craft equals that of the known composers there, like Schmelzer and Biber, which is uniformly excellent.
Come hear Tempesta perform these little known but fantastic works that will keep you guessing about the people that wrote them.
Tempesta di Mare is Philadelphia’s premier baroque orchestra. With every performance, Tempesta creates a sense of discovery. From innovative programming that has resulted in over 35 modern world premieres of lost and forgotten baroque masterpieces, to the ensemble’s signature interpretive approach evoking drama and emotion—their performances are true to their name: “storm at sea”
Adult Education at Immanuel Highlands
Sundays January 15, 2023 - February 19,2023
9:00-10:00am in the Common Room and via Zoom
Christianity and World Religions Revised Edition - Questions We Ask About Other Faiths by Adam Hamilton
We will be studying:
January 29 Chapter 3 Buddhism
February 5 Chapter 4 Judaism
February 12 Chapter 5 Islam
February 19 Chapter 6 Christianity
We start each session with prayer, followed by a 15 minute video with the author’s message. Each week a different class member leads the discussion. We close with prayer. Each participant provides his/her own text.
Thank you to Gretchen Broadwater for leading our discussion on Hinduism last Sunday. We had a very good start to our learning what we have in common and also what our differences are.
Maria duPont will lead our discussion of Buddhism this Sunday January 29, 2023. We will focus on the basic beliefs of Buddhism, compare and contrast Christian beliefs with those of Buddhism, and appreciate the possibilities of Christian-Buddhist interactions. Thank you, Maria, for leading this discussion.
You are always welcome to join us!! Here is the Zoom link to our class which will be in each Thursday’s Voice.
With many church traditions returning to some normalcy, Immanuel would like to officially kick-off our Memorial Flower dedications for weekly Altar Flower arrangements. A calendar is posted in Foyer, simply sign your name on a particular week, donate any amount, typically around $50, by writing a check to Immanuel Church Highlands and give it to Jon Barrett in the Parish Office. Please remember to let Jon know who the dedication is for so it will included in the Sunday worship bulletin. If special flowers are wanted, please contact Barb Volko.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
(Week of January 29, 2023 to February 4, 2023)
William Hendrix, The Reverend Deacon Sheila Sharpe
Upcoming Events Save The Dates!
Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., refresher course for Lay Eucharistic Visitors, Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, Crucifers and Greeters led by Father David Andrews. R.S.V.P. the Parish Office at (302) 658-7326.
Sunday, February 12, 2023, Parish Annual Meeting. One service only 10:00 a.m. followed immediately by the Parish Annual Meeting. Lunch will be provided.
Coming Soon: The Immanuel Variety Show is Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Come entertain us with your music, dancing, magic, comedy acts, and more! Or just come to enjoy the Show, followed by a covered dish dinner in the Dining Room. Guaranteed fun! Stay tuned!
Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
2400 West Seventeenth Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Parish Administrator: Jonathan Barrett (302) 658-7326
Director of Music: Steven Patchel (302) 658-7326
Sexton: Jim Maloney (302) 658-7326
From the Editor
If you have an item to be included in the Voice, please email it to me, Jon Barrett, by the Tuesday before the Thursday release of the newsletter. If you don't have access to email, please call me or leave your written request in my mail slot in the mailboxes across from the Parish Administrator's office no later than the Tuesday before the Voice goes out. Thank you!