Developing Today's Disciples
Wed., May 2, 2018
Celebration Weekend is Here!
Worship with your Immanuel family on Celebration Sunday, May 6 at 9 AM. This is the only service that day and it will be a celebration of God’s abundant blessings that will include the opportunity to present commitments for those who have not already done so. There will be a traditional worship service on Sat. at 5:30 PM, during which commitments may also be presented.

The Sunday Celebration Service will be followed by brunch, music, and fellowship and will conclude with an announcement of the total commitments for the year to come.

Thank you for your commitment to sharing Jesus Christ with others through your support of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration  This Saturday!
Come out this Saturday and enjoy this his joint celebration with sister congregation Iglesia San Pablo. Special features include a street magician, bounce houses, slime table, and FREE taco meals for the first 400 people in attendance! Children will be invited to participate in traditional piñata fun, beginning with the history of this tradition.
Immanuel Night at Portillo's
MON., MAY 7, 5-8 PM
Join the fun and fellowship at Portillo’s in Batavia and help the HSY (High School Youth) earn travel funds for their mission trip in July. ILCS earns 20 percent of the cost of orders when a hard copy of the form is presented, the form is shown on a Smartphone, or Immanuel is mentioned when placing the order. Forms are available at the back of the sanctuary or in the school lobby. Save the form to your Smartphone by downloading the PDF by clicking on the image at left.
Retirement Announced
It is with warm wishes and prayers for God's blessings upon Terri Holmes that we announce her upcoming retirement at the end of the current school year. 

After an early career working with troubled children at an in-patient care facility, Terri joined Immanuel as assistant in the fours preschool classroom. Following the departure of the classroom teacher, Terri accepted the promotion to fill the vacancy and has been graciously serving our preschool students and their families ever since. Her thoughtful teaching and caring nature have blessed the preschool ministry at Immanuel. Terri is also an Immanuel Stephen Minister and has been a regular participant in many Bible studies as both leader and student.
Terri shared the following quote in August 2013 on the occasion of her twentieth anniversary at ILCS. "Two phrases come to mind when reflecting back on twenty years of service here at Immanuel. 'Time flies when you’re having fun,' and 'Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.' A few weeks ago, after leaving the classroom and walking into an empty parking lot I noticed a car parking right beside mine. Approaching the car to see if they needed anything, it became obvious to me it was a student driver. The parent recognized me and said, 'Hey, Mrs. Holmes, remember Nick? He’s driving now!' Boy, did I feel old! It continues to be a great joy to see children excited about Jesus and learning. God has truly blessed my life through the children, families, and staff of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. Thank You!" 

Mrs. Holmes will be dearly missed, yet Immanuel is happy for her as she looks forward to enjoying a new time in her life. More information will be forthcoming as to how Immanuel will celebrate her many years of service in ministry.
A Call Committee has been formed and interviews are being scheduled. Please be assured that God has Immanuel in His hands and will work these changes into the very best for all concerned. The administration will share the new staffing plan as soon as final decisions have been confirmed.
Teaching Positions Available Fall 2018
Since it is the policy of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School to promote from within, the current openings may be full or part-time, depending on staff adjustments.

Minimum requirements are a BA in Education and state certification, but applicants who meet the guidelines for a Call will receive priority consideration. Please send documents at your 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.
Save the Date!
Join ILCS as the Kane County Cougars take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Enjoy reserved grandstand seats, fireworks, and discount parking passes; not to mention $1 hot dogs and Thirsty Thursday adult beverages! Ticket info coming 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.
Garage Sale News
JUL. 19-22
Are you getting ready for the Batavia City Wide Garage Sale next weekend...or spring cleaning amidst the snow? Please remember to save your treasures or leftovers for the annual Immanuel Garage Sale, Jul. 19-21. Items will be accepted for the sale beginning Fri., Jun. 22 later in the afternoon, after Vacation Bible School volunteers have had a chance to clean up from that huge ministry event.

Please member that we cannot accept any televisions, cribs, mattresses, computers, paints, or chemicals. Also, if the item is broken, badly stained, or not wearable, please do not donate it.

New features this year include the chance to earn early shopping privileges by volunteering at least eight hours before, during, or after the sale. It takes a village to put on a sale of this size--please consider how you can help!

Immanuel holds this sale every year for many reasons, but a huge reason is that it is such a great resource for so many in our community.

To volunteer or to learn more, contact Cindy Rueffer (312 550 3199 or
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 in this afterschool program. Thanks!
Shop--And Share the News!
Shop With Scrip--Last One!
Help ILCS raise additional funds while earning family cash back: Shop With Scrip! Earn 2.5 percent on Amazon, 4 percent when paying off Kohl’s cards, 8 percent at the movies, 14 percent at GAP or Old Navy, 5 percent at Woodmans, 2.5 percent at Walmart, and 4 percent at Jewel! Start today using the code 96A591B555773. Visit The last order for this school year is due Mon., May 7.

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
Click here  to benefit Immanuel when shopping at!
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 2-3 Preschool Pentathlon  during class time

May 5  Cinco de Mayo  joint celebration with San Pablo-Aurora, 10-12:30 PM, Engstrom Park, Batavia. Free tacos for the first 400 people in attendance!

May 7 Last Spirit Day!

May 7 Immanuel Night at Portillo's Batavia

May 10 PTL Meeting  3:30 PM Immanuel Library (childcare provided)

May 12 Confirmation Service  5:30 PM

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 Summer Sunday School  (during 9:30 AM service) through Jul. 29

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