The Voice Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church, June 8, 2023
A weekly newsletter from Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church
June 8, 2023
Holy Eucharist Every Sunday:
8:00 a.m. in the Chapel
10:30 a.m. in the Church
The Second Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Genesis 12:1-9
Psalm 33:1-12 Exultate. justi
Second Reading: Romans 4:13-25
Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
Pray for those in need of our prayers for strength, guidance or healing:
Leslee Moore, Richard Wack, The Reverend Charles Hay, The Santana Family, Ariel & Noah Bingham, Don & Grace Hobson, Robert Owens, Ezequiel Arredondo, Mary Jeanette, Nancy Kusik, Craig, Michael, Jessica Pautz, Don Fleu, Judy Barnes, Taza Guthrie, Janice Bortree, Ben Ochs, Erin, Aiden & Estella Bickley, Art Kreider, Stephen Linane, Nancy Littleton, Karen Hrabousky, Sam Swan, Kathy Lee, Peter Pollock, Isabelle, James Lafferty
Pray for those who have died, and for the comfort of their families.
Sacred Reading Of The Scripture (Lectio) To Begin This Sunday In-Person & On Zoom.
During June and July, Fr. David, will lead us in the spiritual exercise known as Lectio Divina also referred to as praying with the scriptures or the sacred reading of the scripture.
Each week we will focus on the Gospel for that week. You can either bring the Sunday bulletin or use your Bible. These sessions will be held on June 11th and 18th and continuing July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
The Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Come and join Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church for an evening at the ballpark! The church has a suite at the Frawley Stadium for 20 people on the evening of June 23, 2023. Game time is 6:35. Stay for the fireworks extravaganza after the game! A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the foyer.
Lay Eucharistic Minister Training
Saturday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m.
Would you enjoy a once a month commitment serving as a worship leader? Have you ever considered serving as a Eucharistic Minister?
Fr. David Andrews will train us in carrying the cross in procession, assisting the clergy with the Eucharist preparation, and as a chalice bearer.
Please contact the parish office to let us know you plan to attend.
Parish Directory Updates
An updated version of the Parish Directory is being created. The directory is available for updates in the lobby. Please check your listing and make sure we have your most up-to-date information. Changes can be made by legibly printing your information on your listing. Once you have done so, or if your listing is correct as is, please initial and date by your listing.
The directory will be available for updating until June 25, 2023.
If you are unable to do this in person, please call the Parish Administrator at the church office.
New Eucharistic Prayers For The Summer:
Beginning this Sunday (Trinity Sunday) we will begin the use of new Eucharistic prayers. These Eucharistic Prayers were authorized for use at the 1997 General Convention.
For June-July-August we will experience each prayer beginning with Eucharistic Prayer I and will use prayers II and III in July and August.
After Labor Day we want to hear from you as to your thoughts about these new prayers. The hope is that these new prayers will be included moving forward with the familiar Eucharistic Prayers from the Book of Common Prayer.
Juneteenth National Independence Day
marks the end of slavery in the U.S.
and commemorates African-American freedom.
Observed on June 19 it is a federal holiday.
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
In commemoration of Juneteenth ..... film and discussion
Hosted by the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission in the Episcopal Church in Delaware and the Montgomery Anti-Racism Advocacy Group of New Castle Presbytery.
In the spirit of anti-racism, all are encouraged to come and watch the film and engage with your neighbors.
When: June 19, 2023 movie begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Where: First and Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Market Street, Wilmington
Why: Learn about the practical effects of racism on our society. Be challenged to action by what you hear.
DEJA develops and implements strategic prevention programming that addresses the problems facing our communities: alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse; domestic and gang related violence; teen pregnancy; and low self-esteem by educating our children from pre-school to young adults through workshops and cultural events that provide knowledge and celebrate the African American experience as our heritage relates to all people.
DEJA is offering several events to commemorate Juneteenth in Delaware this year including a flag raising ceremony, gala, festival, and parade. More information
Learn more about some of the Juneteenth 2023 events & parties happening in Newark here.
The Latest Issue Of Forward Day By Day Is Available Now On The Church Lobby Tract Rack!
The May, June, July 2023 issue of the daily devotional, Forward Day By Day is now available in regular and large print format. Pick up your copy today!
If you have graduation announcements that you would like published in the June issues of the voice, please email Jon Barrett at email@example.com or contact the parish office.
WALK FOR FRIENDSHIP HOUSE
Save the Date-- Saturday, June 10, 2023!
Immanuel has fielded a team of walkers for the “Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.” All contributions go directly to support the mission and program of Friendship House, our long-term partner in local outreach. Can you join us?
You can be a walker, and raise money from your friends, co-workers, family. If you raise $30, you’ll get a T-shirt!. If you can’t actually come to the Riverfront and walk on June 10, you can virtually walk from wherever you find yourself.
You can support a walker. One hundred percent of your contribution goes to Friendship House!
There are multiple ways to connect—here’s the link to our Immanuel Highlands team page, where you can join the team or make a donation:
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!