Developing Today's Disciples
Wed., May 23, 2018
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

*Information from ILS eighth graders is being collected at school.
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 missions 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 .
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.
As announced at last weekend’s worship services, a third Call Committee is being created for the purpose of calling a youth leader. Kari Larsen, Immanuel’s Director of Youth Ministries since 2004, is transitioning to Director of Family Ministries at ILCS. Kari is working with the middle and high school students through the summer while constructing her new family ministry plans for the upcoming ministry year.
A Visitation Ministry Coordinator is also being added to the ILCS staff. This individual will work with those involved in the Eucharistic Ministry who serve Immanuel’s shut-ins by providing Holy Communion, and others, to best serve this growing segment of the Immanuel community.
First Grade Call Committee has conducted three onsite interviews. Chairperson John Barry may be contacted at Middle School Call Committee conducted four Skype interviews and has scheduled two onsite interviews. Chairperson Julie McFarland may be contacted at

Please continue to keep this process, and everyone involved, in your prayers.

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,

Two positions are available in the church nursery. Application packets are available in the church lobby. These are part-time positions, hours as scheduled. Please submit application s by Mon., Jun. 11 to Mary Wert , Director of Children’s Ministries. Completed applications can be brought or mailed to
the church office.
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.
The Results Are In!
The final tally is in! From preschool through eighth grade, ILS collected 4,143 Box Tops! Each Box Top Coupon is worth 10 cents, so this equals $414.30 in funding to the PTL to continue supporting our students and teachers, and parents.
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.
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 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 Last Day of School church and school offices closed

May 28 Memorial Day offices closed

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