Developing Today's Disciples
Thu., May 10, 2018
Congratulations Confirmands!
SAT., MAY 12, 5:30 PM
Confirmation is an important rite of passage in an individual’s discipleship journey. A rite of passage is a ceremony at the completion of an undertaking that moves one into adult status in the community. The Apostle Paul declares that all of us begin our faith journey as infants, feeding on the simple promises of God like spiritual milk. Confirmation is the process through which the Church takes these children in the faith (regardless of biological age) and begins to teach them the deeper truths and more complicated understandings that God offers us in His Word. Like an infant learning to eat solid food, this is a process that begins to shape a person’s spiritual development in profound ways.
As we celebrate the end of spiritual childhood in the lives of these young men and women, it is truly a celebration for all of us. From the congregational perspective, we fulfill the Great Commission today. Christ commanded us to baptize and teach all nations. In these twenty-three lives this command has been fulfilled. While their faith journey has just begun, today we celebrate the solid foundation upon which they can love and serve God for the rest of their lives.
It's Not Too Late to Join the Celebration!
Immanuel extends grateful thanks to the 118 individuals and families who shared their intentions to worship the Lord by returning time and talents through 96 additional volunteer efforts and Bible study involvements and $848,110 in tithes and offerings pledged for the 2018 2019 ministry year that begins Jul. 1. Returning a portion of the gifts God provides allows us to be a blessing to others, which is not only our responsibility as Christians, but our honor and our joy.

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.
Teaching Positions Available Fall 2018
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.
Retirement Celebrations!
SUN., JUN. 3, 9:30 AM
We will be recognizing the ministries of Terri Holmes, Barb Iteen, Sue Gutwein, Manny Gutwein--long-term workers in God’s kingdom at Immanuel. A reception will immediately follow this service, prior to the voters meeting.
Save the Date!
Join ILCS as the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Enjoy reserved grandstand seats ($11), fireworks, and discount parking passes ($5--a 50 percent savings); not to mention $1 hot dogs and Thirsty Thursday adult beverages! Ticket link available soon!
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.
OCC Needs
Immanuel's annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party provides more than 400 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! 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 2017 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!
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Study Opportunities for Everyone
Sunday Studies, 9:30-10:30 AM
Sunday School PS3-4          Preschool and Kindergarten rooms, 106, 107, 108
Sunday School K-G3           Fellowship Hall, 002
Sunday School G4-5           Youth Room, 158
Middle School                     Middle school wing, 255, 256, 257
Youth Bible Study                Conference Room, 105
Sunday Adult Forum           Immanuel Library, 159

During the Week
Experiencing God, Youth Room, Mon., 7 PM*
Theology on Tap, Batavia Crosstown Pub, second and Fourth Mons., 7 PM
Tue. AM Bible Stud y, Fellowship Hall, Tue., 9:30 AM, 002
Early Risers Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, Wed., 6:30 AM, 002
Women’s Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, Wed., 9 AM, 002
Thu. PM Bible Study, Heritage Room, Thu., 6:30 PM
Experiencing God, Youth Room, Thu., 7 PM*
Men’s Bible Study, Heritage Room /  Panera , Sat., 8 AM, 002 /  Panera

*Registration for these sessions are closed. Please contact the church office for information on when the next sessions will be offered. Interested parties are welcome to begin all other studies at any time.
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 14-15 G7/8 Class Trip  Dearborn, Michigan (students due by noon on May 16)

May 16 Last Sing and Play

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. 23-25 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