Developing Today's Disciples
Thu., Jun. 21, 2018
Classes Resume after VBS!
It's not too late to join the fun--download and complete the PDF form for Summer Sport Camps or Summer Enrichment and send or drop with payment at Immanuel!
New Playground Surface!
The new pour-in-place surface onto Immanuel’s playground! This was one of the VERY big projects that the 2017 Dinner Auction funds supported. This is no small task and costs nearly $25,000, but this surface provides added safety for ILCS children and it will last quite a while. 

An all-hands-on-deck work day is scheduled for Sat., Jun. 23 , starting at 8 AM. Workers and their favorite shovels, work brooms, garden rakes, and work gloves are needed. PTL is providing coffee and doughnuts in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, if needed. This is a great opportunity for students who need service hours, 
Please note: this also means that the playground will be OFF LIMITS from Jun. 23 until the new surface is fully installed. Please address questions to the school office at 630 406 0157 or .
Summer Bible Study
WEDS. AT 7 AM AND 7 PM, JUN. 13-AUG. 1
On Jun. 3 Immanuel began a sermon series on the book of Ephesians. Each week through Jul. 8 the sermon will unpack a chapter of this New Testament book. Dig a little deeper into The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, which contains an exposition of the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ. Study materials are available in the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Penny in the church office at 630 879 7163 or

NOTE: No class on Wed., Jul. 4.
Staffing Update
We are thrilled to announce that Christine Dail has accepted the call extended to her by ILCS. Christine will be the first grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School beginning this fall. Welcome Christine! Please pray for Christine’s previous school as they seek her replacement.

Preschool and music teacher positions are available. 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, at 630 406 0157 or
The Youth Director Call Committee has been formed an d is accepting names of appropriate candidates that Immanuel families feel would be qualified (please see Position Information below) and interested in being considered for the position. Please communicate candidate information to Staci Circelli at or 630 453 8598. This information may also be shared with Pr. Kennaugh at 630 879 7163 or via email at .

Candidates for this position must be synodically trained (received a Bachelor's degree from a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod university). Please communicate candidate information to Staci Circelli at or 630 453 8598. This information may also be shared with Pr. Kennaugh at 630 879 7163 or via email at .
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.
Items of Interest to Everyone
Cindy Rueffer
Drop off time is almost here: Fri., Jun. 22 after 1 PM! Clear your homes of those treasures that others will love! Bring your garage sale donations to ILCS via the school doors on the north side of the building during the hours of 9-3 PM, M-F. A letter appropriate for tax purposes will be available in the drop off area—the triangle across from the gym.
This is a unique opportunity for community outreach—one that will do your heart good. Set up volunteers are needed beginning Jul. 8 and volunteers who work eight or more hours are invited to shop early on Wed., Jul. 18, 6-8 PM. Sign-up for the days and times that fit your schedule on The City or on the clipboard in the lobby. Questions? Contact Cindy Rueffer at or 312 550 3199.
Here are some things that would also be helpful. These items can be placed in or near the receptacles in the church lobby.
´   Brown handled grocery bags Handled shopping bags
´   Newspapers for packing
´   Boxes (paper box size or larger, please flatten)
Basketball Camp and Tournament at ILCS
Boys entering Grades 4-8
Immanuel's gym
Aug. 6-9, Grades 4-6 from 5-7 PM, Grades 7-8 from 7-9 PM
Tournament for Grades 7-8 on Fri. and Sat., Aug. 10 and 11. Watch for more info.
Yes! 630 406 0157 or
Contact John Lejeck at
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!

Soap and soap dishes; when traveling, donate hotel samples!
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
Shop--And Share the News!
The last Shop with Scrip order date until school starts is 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; Mark Macauley, Vice Chairperson-elect
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
Jun. 26 & 28 Summer Enrichment  9-11:30 AM

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

Jul. 19-21 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