Developing Today's Disciples
Wed., Jun. 6, 2018
The first week of Summer Enrichment and Summer Sport Camps has been great! It's not too late to join the fun--download and complete the PDF forms below and send or drop with payment at Immanuel!
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.
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.
Shipwrecked VBS at Immanuel
MON.-FRI., JUN. 18-22, 9-11:30 AM
Immanuel hosts this summer event for kids age 3 to those entering fifth grade the week of Jun. 18-22. At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! They participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join us daily for this special time at 11:15 AM.
Kids at Shipwrecked VBS will join a mission effort to provide school supplies for local children in need. More than 100 volunteers work each year to provide this fun summer opportunity to learn more about Jesus for more than 300 children. To learn more, to register to volunteer, or to register a child click here .
Staffing Update
The members of Immanuel voted unanimously to call two individuals to serve as full-time teachers at ILS. Please pray for these individuals as they deliberate and seek God's will. Please also pray for their current schools, as decisions made may impact their staffing as well.

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 .

Two positions are also available in the church nursery. An application packet is attached here. These are part-time positions, hours as scheduled. Please submit applications by Mon., Jun. 11 to Mary Wert, Director of Children’s Ministries. Completed applications can be brought or mailed to the church office.
Please continue to keep this process, and everyone involved, in your prayers.

The four teaching positions made available this spring are in the middle school as well as Grade 1, Preschool 4, and music. 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

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
Happy June! Here are some needs that would be a great help before the sale!
  • Start collecting treasures—drop off begins Jun. 22 after 1 PM.
  • Brown handled grocery bags
  • Handled shopping bags
  • Newspapers for packing
  • Boxes (paper box size or larger please)

All items can be placed in or near the receptacles in the church lobby. Please flatten boxes. Thanks for your help!
Immanuel is looking for artists and carpenters to help inspect and touch-up the outdoor nativity set. The set was not put outside last December because of its poor condition. If you can help with this effort, please contact Dick Wauer at or 630 879 7163. Thank you!
If a friend or neighbor is hurting, how can you help? You can give your time, your attention, your friendship - and you can also offer a connection to Stephen Ministries. Your friend needn't be Lutheran to benefit from the skilled, caring, completely confidential services of a Stephen Minister. First ask your friend for permission, then contact Sue Marvel (630 844 6562).
ILS Honor Roll and High Honor Roll
Following are the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll recipients for the second semester. žHonor Roll certificates are awarded on a quarterly basis to students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. Honor Roll recipients have achieved a 3.5-3.79 GPA and above, with no Ds or Fs in any subject. High Honor Roll recipients have achieved a 3.8 GPA and above, with no Ds or Fs in any subject.
Honor Roll
Karinna Popp
Alexis Morales
Olivia Groetken
Samuel Carroll
Erik Olsen
Brooke Rummel
Ryan Tinnes
Tyler Posch
Kaitlin Young
Alyce Williams
Peyton Rummel
Anna Withall
Jack Carroll
Lily Hill
Grace Linden
High Honor Roll
Colleen Siemann
Rose Davis
Aidan Toner
Sarah Jerdee
Sean Heetland
Collin Bittner
MacKenzie Murphy
Kayleigh McLane
Eli Davis
Caroline Schroeder
Chloe Nelson
Evan Roin
Martin Meiers
Natalie Zagorski
Francesca Polizzotto
Kelly Wenzel
Jacqueline Schroeder
Keri Krivograd
Caroline Hager
Alexis Abel
Madison Van
Isabella Polizzotto
Katie Meyers
Ashley Heetland
Cameron Gruel
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
It's Never 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.
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 
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!
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; 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. 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