The Voice Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church September 22, 2022
A weekly newsletter from the Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
September 22, 2022
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY!
Videographers for the 10:30 a.m. service, once or twice a month. Contact Suzanne Moon.
Social media (Facebook page) coordinator. Contact Suzanne Moon.
First Reading: Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm 146 Lauda, anima mea
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
Pray for those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing:
Leslee Moore, Richard & Kay Wack, Donna Hoffman, Cis LeSieur, Sue Welles, Reverend John & Reverend Margie Pumphrey, Reverend Charles Hay, The Santana Family, Kathryn, Sam & Thea Jane Swan, Damian Thimmons, Ariel & Noah Bingham, Rock Brown, Tia, Thelma Jackson
Pray for those who have died, Casey Taggart, and for the comfort of their families.
Coffee Hour Hosts Wanted!
First, Thank you to all our wonderful Coffee Hour Hosts through the summer!
If you enjoy Coffee Hour, we hope you will sign up for a Sunday on the whiteboard at the head of the stairs in the foyer going down to the Fellowship Hall. Sundays starting October 16th are open.
If you are new to hosting Coffee Hour or would like a partner, we are happy to pair you with someone. It’s a great way to get to know other parishioners.
Also, you may submit receipts for purchase of Coffee Hour supplies to Jon Barrett, the Parish Administrator.
Questions? Call or text:
Sue Welles: (302) 299-9876 or
Phyllis Harvey: (610)357-9654
A time for you to discover something new within yourself! Diocesan Day of Discernment
Saturday, October 1, 9:00 am-12:30pm
St. Peter's Church, Lewes, online and in-person
Sponsored by The Episcopal Church in Delaware's Commission on Ministry, the Diocesan Day of Discernment is an opportunity for all to come together to discern their Baptismal call of service to our church whether it be to lay ministry or potentially to ordained ministry.
This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about our new partnership with the Stevenson School for Ministry in raising up new leaders for our parishes. RSVP by September 25 to COM@delaware.church. For more information contact the Rev. Jeffrey A. Ross Chair of the Commission on Ministry: email@example.com
The Property Committee has long discussed replacing the old sign with something more attractive and visible. possibly a hanging sign with carved gold letters, mounted behind the old sign plinth and lit by low up-lights.
In the meantime, we needed a sign with the church’s name so one of the existing banners was salvaged and corrected for temporary use on the corner. In future the banner will be used only for special events.
The banners were were both worn and incorrect on service times and unnecessarily blocked courtyard views, in and out.
Have comments? Questions? Please call Beth at 540-308-1834
Adult Education Resumes at Immanuel Highlands!
9:00 a.m. Sunday, September 25, 2022 in the Common Room and via Zoom
The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life
by Adam Hamilton
Sue Wells will lead our discussion of Chapter 2 Study: The Importance of Listening and Paying Attention. Thank you, Sue.
In the following weeks we will discuss Serve, Give, and Faith. These essential spiritual practices are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament.
Last Sunday 16 class members zoomed in, called in, or were in the Common Room. The author’s video focused us on daily prayer and saying “Thank you” to God. Hollie then lead our discussion of Psalm 95 beginning with “O come, let us sing to the Lord.” Thank you, Hollie, for facilitating a most meaningful discussion.
Each class begins with a video message from Adam Hamilton followed by our class discussion. We welcome all to join us. Here is the Zoom link to our class which will be in each Thursday’s voice.
Immanuel will be collecting school supplies for needy families starting this week through the month of September. Please consider donating needed items such as backpacks,(Five Below), loose leaf paper, composition books, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, glue sticks and kid friendly scissors. Items should be new and in their original packaging. They can be left in the front hallway.
I recently found out that the Adopt-A-Family program was dissolved. It was entirely run by volunteers. I have a contact who is trying to help the families that would come to the Claymont Community Center where Adopt-A-Family was located. Any questions please contact Connie Shultz (302) 373-1281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship House Clothing Bank Needs School Uniforms!
The Friendship House Clothing Bank School Uniform initiative is underway! They are supplying uniforms for families in need in the Red Clay School District.
Uniforms can be purchased from their Target registry here:
In both cases uniforms can be shipped directly to Friendship House. Of course, people can purchase uniforms on their own. Also, financial contributions are appreciated, as well as gift cards to Target and Old Navy.
Other than uniforms, the Clothing Bank needs men's clothing. We ask that all clothing be clean, in season, everyday clothing (no business attire).
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS & Anniversaries
(Week of September 25, 2022 to October 1, 2022)
Grace Hobson, Sarah Wooten
Sharon & Brian Davis
*Please note that actual dates are not printed in order to protect the privacy and security of those whom we celebrate
Upcoming Events Save The Dates!
October 2, 2022 Blessing of the Animals 12:00 p.m. (Church Courtyard)
October 7, 2022 Willow Tree Celtic Ensemble Concert 7:00 p.m.
November 6, 2022 Evensong
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!