Wed., Jun. 13, 2018

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity."
--1 Timothy 4:12, ILS theme verse for the 2017 2018 school year

Shipwreck Vacation Bible School at ILCS
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.
Classes Resume After VBS
The first weeks of Summer Enrichment and Summer Sport Camps have 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!
Report Cards
Report cards are ready for pick up in the school office. Those that are not picked up in the office by Fri., Jun. 22, will be mailed to the home.
Staffing News
We are thrilled to announce that Beth Bierlein has accepted the call extended to her by ILCS. Beth will be a middle school teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School beginning this fall. Welcome Beth! Please pray for Beth’s previous school as they seek her replacement. Please continue to pray for Christine Dail, Called by Immanuel to teach Grade 1, as she considers God’s will for her teaching ministry.

Preschool and music teacher positions remain 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.
Summer Bible Study at ILCS
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.
Basketball Skills Camp and Tournament
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
Items of Interest to Everyone
Cindy Rueffer
Just five weeks until the sale! 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.
Here are some things that would be a great help right now:
´   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 flatten)
All items can be placed in or near the receptacles in the church lobby. 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).
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!

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!
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
Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Jun. 14 ILCS Night at the Kane County Cougars

Jun. 18 Summer Shop With Scrip orders due

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 (G3-8) Register using forms above

Jul. 25-27 Advanced Skills Volleyball Camp 6-8 PM (G6-8) Register with forms above

Jul. 30-Aug. 1 Cheer Camp 9-11:30 AM (G3-8) Register with forms above
Offsite Info
Robotics for Kids!
Fermilab Science Adventur es Jun.-Aug. 2018
The Summer 2018  Science Adventures  class list, registration instructions and a downloadable registration form are available at
Jun. 16
Jun. 25-29
Jul. 9-13
Jul. 9-13
Jul. 30-Aug. 1
Nature by the Numbers
Club Invention
Best Games Ever--Your Own!
The Forces are With You
Nature's Power Lab
G4-6 NEW!
O UTDOOR FAMILY FAIR, JUN. 10, 2018, 1-4 PM 
This FREE family event will help you explore the outdoor world at Fermilab through hands-on exploration with nature. Visit the bison herd, net for pond critters, see how raptors see and so much more. Supported in part by  Fermilab Friends for Science Education , our affiliated not-for-profit organization. 
Explore Fermilab science from a kid's point of view! Bring the family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month, 10 AM to noon. No registration is required.
Facebook members: go to Fermilab Science Adventures and click "+ Join Group" on the top right. As a member, read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group and have online chats with other members.
SPREAD THE WORD  To be added to the e-mail notification list, contact .
Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager,
Susan Dahl,
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