Developing Today's Disciples
Wed., May 16, 2018
Spring Orchestra Concert Thursday Night!
Immanuel's Eagles' Strings Orchestras present their Spring concert on
Thu., May 17 at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary

Featured groups are the Beginner, Chamber, and Flock Orchestras. Hear folk songs, rounds, Bullfighting music, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Circle of Life from The Lion King , and the eighth graders will perform Pachelbel's Canon . Everyone is invited! Come and hear a great evening of music!
If You Liked Cinco De Mayo, You'll Love ¡ Sabor Latino!
SUN., MAY 20, 5-8 PM
Sabor Latino (Latin Flavor) returns to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School next Sunday! Please join the fun and experience first-hand the vibrant ministry to Hispanics just seven miles south of our campus.

Iglesia Luterana San Pablo has been vigorously reaching out to the Hispanic community in Aurora since it became an independent Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation a little more than twelve years ago. In the past San Pablo held a Fiesta with food and music and opportunities for fellow Lutherans to share their stories and garner support. Now this incredible event is coming back to Immanuel.

Just a sampling of what to expect:
´ Hear Hector David share his faith through music. (For those attended the joyful Cinco de Mayo celebration at Engstrom Park, here is another chance to enjoy Hector’s music!)
´ Savor delicious food prepared by the people of Iglesia San Pablo.
´ Meet new friends who share a common faith
´ Learn how to support this vital ministry. 

San Pablo has been a shining star in terms of how to successfully reach out to the growing Hispanic population. Join us at Sabor Latino to experience this vibrant faith community and learn how to be part of it. RSVP by calling Sonia at Iglesia San Pablo at 630 820 3450, signing up on the sheet in the church lobby, or emailing Sonia at .
If there is someone* graduating in your house,
please send photo and school, degree, and future schooling to
Lori St.Vincent by Wed., May 23
at Thank you!

*Information from ILS eighth graders is being collected at school.
Thank you!
Thanks to all of you, the Portillo’s Night fundraiser was very successful...$298 was raised for youth travel expenses on this year’s mission trip. Special thanks to matching funds Brad Hogan from Hogan Design and Construction, which brings the grand total to $596!
Retirement Celebration & Staffing Update
SUN., JUN. 3, 9:30 AM
Immanuel will recognize the ministries of Terri Holmes, Barb Iteen, Sue Gutwein, Manny Gutwein--long-term workers in God’s kingdom. A reception will immediately follow this service, prior to the voters meeting.
In addition to the openings announced last week, we have learned that music teacher Katie Rudy is expecting and will therefore not be returning to ILS in the fall. We are thrilled for Katie and Jonathan, but will miss her on our staff. Therefore, ILS has full- and part-time teaching positions available in preschool, music, first grade, and middle school for fall 2018.
Principal Donna Laughlin reviewed current ILS teachers and their skills and a search committee conducted preliminary interviews. This committee continues to interview candidates for contract positions.
Donna requested, and the MMC agreed, that two Call Committees be formed. These committees will make recommendations to the congregation after prayerfully considering the positions and possible candidates. Both Call Committees have met and interviews began this week. Weekly updates will be shared in publications and on The City. Please keep these committees in your prayers.
First Grade Call Committee: Andrea Carroll, Katie Hughes, Julaine Kammrath, Donna Laughlin, Dan Nottke, Christine Olsen, Keith Riddell, and Penny Suydam. Chairperson John Barry may be contacted at
Middle School Call Committee: Sheryl Dauksha, Larry Fass, Elvin Harms, Donna Laughlin, Amy Lewis, Judy Nelson, and Michele Schroeder. Chairperson Julie McFarland may be contacted at
The four positions made available this spring are in the middle school as well as Grade 1 and Preschool 4. Minimum requirements are a BA in Education and state certification, but highly qualified applicants who meet guidelines for a Call will receive priority consideration. Interested parties are invited to send documents at their earliest convenience to:
Donna Laughlin, Principal
Immanuel Lutheran School
T 630 406 0157 F 630 879 7614
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is an equal employment opportunity employer; however, because we are a church body, we retain the right to give preference in hiring to persons who are members in good standing of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation.
Batter Up!
Join the Immanuel family for an evening of fun and fellowship as the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Excellent reserved grandstand seats in section 107 are available for purchase online or by personal check made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Checks should be submitted to the Financial office or placed in the mailbox outside the office. Tickets will be distributed before the game.

Come and enjoy a fun filled evening celebrating Flag Day and “Thirsty Thursday” ($1 hot dogs and adult beverages) followed by a spectacular fireworks show! Please contact the church office or Larry Fass with questions.
It's Not Too Late to Become a Partner
If you have not yet completed a Partner in Discipleship card, you may do so by completing the confidential online form here or downloading the PDF version here. Hard copies can be returned to Immanuel by mailing them to 950 Hart Rd., Batavia, Illinois 60510 or dropping in the collection plate or the church office in an enveloped marked Partner in Discipleship. Questions can be directed to Pr. Erik Kennaugh, Lead Pastor, or Bonnie Dannenberg, Bookkeeper. They can both also be reached by calling 630 879 7163.
Seeking Summer Musicians
Immanuel Lutheran Church is looking for musicians and soloists to provide special music this summer. Anyone interested in sharing their talents as an instrumentalist or vocalist is invited to contact Sharon Dalpini, Immanuel's Director of Music Ministries, at or 630 406 0157, extenson 16.
Next Altar Guild Meeting
Hostesses will be Debbie Sawyer and Amy Lewis. All women of Immanuel are welcome and invited to attend this quarterly meeting. Contact Cynthia Evans at 630 761 0393 to learn more.
Summer at Immanuel
We sincerely apologize for the continuing problems with the online summer programming registration forms. Please use the links below to access PDF versions of these registration forms. Completed forms and payment may be submitted to the school office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Register for Bulls Basketball Camp here.
Matching Camperships
Walcamp will match up to $100 (per camper) any money donated toward a camper from ILCS. Walcamp is an important partner in the early years of a child’s discipleship journey. Please contact Bonnie at to donate. Learn more about Walcamp here .
OCC Needs
Immanuel's annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party last year provided nearly 700 gift boxes for needy children across the globe! To be part of this huge effort to share the love of Jesus, please donate the following items during the month indicated...or at any time! Financial donations are also much appreciated as mailing costs have risen to $9 per box. Thank you so much for helping to support this great ministry!



Shirts and socks, all sizes and colors, boys and girls, 2-14 years old
Financial offerings to cover shipping and to purchase boxes
Please put OCC 2018 Party in the memo line.
Washcloths, hair bows, combs, brushes
Mini wow items: coloring books, $1Target items
Craft items, craft kits, wow or mini wow items for older boys or girls (ages 9-14)
Soap and soap dishes 
Summer shoes (Crocs, flip flops, water shoes)
Crayons, markers, pencils, pens (any brand/size)
School supplies: notebooks, colored pencils, $1 Target items
WOW items (puzzles, games, Legos; any toy for all ages that fits into a shoe box)
Free Will: any of the above prior to party date
Seeking Storybooks
Immanuel Lutheran School’s Extended Care program is looking for donations of storybooks and cursive handwriting books for use by children while they are being cared for in this afterschool program. Thanks!
Shop--And Share the News!
Two summer due dates have just been added: Jun. 18 and Jul. 23! Click here for complete information on the Shop with Scrip program.
Click here  to benefit Immanuel when shopping at!
Mission and Ministry Council
The governing board of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is the Mission and Ministry Council, comprised of four officers and seven at-large members. Up for election in January are chairperson, vice chairperson, treasurer, and one at-large member.

Dan Nottke, Chairperson
Jamieson Olsen, Vice Chairperson
Bob Schmidt, Treasurer
Bob Goetz, Treasurer-elect
Elvin Harms, Secretary
John Barry
Keith Bartelmey
Stacy Circelli
Bob Dannenberg
Amy Lewis
Kristen Siebert
Tom Zillman
Michael Riddell, At-Large-elect
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
May 25 Closing Worship and Field Day  West Main Park, 8:45-12:30 PM

Jun. 3 Celebration worship honoring Terri Holmes, Barb Iteen, Sue Gutwein, and Manny Gutwein 9:30 AM, reception immediately following

Jun. 3 Summer Sunday School  during 9:30 AM service through Jul. 29

Jun. 3 Annual Voters Meeting 12-1 PM

Jun. 4-8 Bulls Basketball Camp  9-NOON  REGISTER HERE!

Jun. 5 & 7 Summer Enrichment  9-11:30 AM

Jun. 6 Summer Sing and Play  11-11:45 AM

Jun. 12 & 14 Summer Enrichment  9-11:30 AM

Jun. 13 Eagle Jr. Basketball Camp  9-11 AM

Jun. 13 Summer Sing and Play  11-11:45 AM

Jun. 14 ILCS Night at the Kane County Cougars  see "Save the Date" above

Jun. 18-22 Shipwrecked VBS  at Immanuel!  REGISTER HERE!

Jun. 26 & 28 Summer Enrichment  9-11:30 AM

Jun. 27 Summer Sing and Play  11-11:45 AM

Jul. 19-22 Annual Immanuel [HUGE Indoor] Garage Sale

Jul. 23-25 Basic Skills Volleyball Camp  4-5:30 PM

Jul. 25-27 Advanced Skills Volleyball Camp  6-8 PM

Jul. 30-Aug. 1 Cheer Camp  9-11:30 AM
Immanuel's Mission

 The Word of God is at the foundation of all we do.
We welcome and equip people to follow Christ and live authentic faith.
We are a family that demonstrates our faith in Christ
by the way we love, support, and grow together.

Developing Today’s Disciples 
Church 630 879 7163
School 630 406 0157