Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

"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

ILS Cheer Team Getting Ready
for State Competition
The Immanuel Eagles Cheer Team has begun practicing for the State Cheer Competition that is held in conjunction with the Illinois Lutheran State Basketball Tournament in March. Their performance will consist of a dance and cheers. ILS alum and ILC member, Jenna Lane, who is currently attending Concordia University-Chicago as an elementary education major, is choreographing the dance and the cheers. The team will spend the next few months practicing for this as well as preparing for the regular cheer season. Students had the option to sign up for state cheer team, regular season cheer team, or both. The competition will be held on Fri., Mar. 2, at St. John Lutheran School in Lombard. Go Eagles!
Calling All Vets!
ILS Celebrates Veteran's Day at Special Chapel Service

WED., NOV. 8, 2017, 8:50 AM
All veterans are invited to participate in Immanuel Lutheran School’s Veteran’s Day celebration chapel service. Veterans are asked to contact the church office at their earliest convenience to share name, rank, branch, and years of service. The goal is to have as many veterans in attendance as possible for this celebration in their honor. #ImmanuelEvents
School Stories
Volunteer Opportunities
Event Volunteers

Helpers are needed for two upcoming #ImmanuelEvents: the joint Blocktober 2017 celebration being hosted by Immanuel and St. Mark Lutheran Church in St. Charles (Sun., Oct. 29, details below) and the Operation Christmas Child Packing Party (Fri., Nov. 10). Both of these amazing outreach and service opportunities are being coordinated by the tireless Megan Popp . Please contact her to see how to get involved...and thanks for serving!
JV Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant

The Immanuel Lutheran School Athletic Department is looking for a coach and an assistant coach for the junior varsity girls basketball team. Those with interest in coaching girls basketball for the upcoming season are asked to contact Athletic Director Sharon Dalpini at . A brief preseason basketball coaches meeting will be held on Wed., Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM. All new coaching staff are required to submit volunteer paperwork, including a background check authorization.
Graphic Designers

Seeking a graphic designer interested in creating materials (poster, memes for social media, flyers or postcards) for an upcoming event at Immanuel Church and School. There are several events available, but the volunteer needs only help with one event. Please contact Lori St.Vincent for complete information.
Sports at Immanuel
Coming Up

The Eagle Classic JV Volleyball Tournament at Immanuel on Sat., Oct. 14. Details below in Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents.
Play Tag!

A reminder to coaches: please secure a volunteer parent or two to tag Lori St.Vincent when they post photos and/or details about Immanuel sporting events to their personal Facebook pages. This will ensure that all teams can share their good news on Immanuel's social media outlets and this newsletter.
Shop--And Share the News!
Shop With Scrip (Replaces Manna Program)

Shop with Scrip allows shoppers to raise money for ILCS and save money on the things they purchase every day. Earn up to 4 percent on gas, 5 percent on groceries, and 12 percent at restaurants. Get 2 percent back on every purchase from Amazon or get a discount on Prime membership. Get up to 8 percent back on hotel or airline purchases. Remodeling or purchasing new appliances? Get 3 to 4 percent rebates from home improvement stores.  The next orders and checks are due Mon., Oct. 16.   Email questions to  Megan Watson  or visit the  school website  for information on signing up and placing orders.
Amazon Smile for Immanuel

Calling all shoppers! Please consider clicking on the link below and choosing Immanuel Lutheran Church as the beneficiary for Amazon Smile purchases. This designation generates donations for Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. There is no additional cost and shopping Amazon Smile doesn't change the bottom line on orders. Please spread the good news and help Immanuel raise funds on everyday purchases. Click here to support Immanuel through Amazon Smile!
Office Updates
Scholastic Book Orders

The web address is  and the ILS Class Activation Code is GMXY4. Paper flyers were sent home. Orders will be placed on Thu., Oct. 12.
Next Week in The Story
The Story is a compilation of the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible condensed into accessible chapters. These chapters allow the reader to witness Bible events in the order in which they occurred. Each weekend at Immanuel during the 2017 2018 ministry year, a new chapter of The Story is introduced at worship. At Sunday School, Sunday adult Bible study, and during the week at Immanuel Lutheran School in religion classes and weekday Bible studies, children and adults are delving into that same chapter; developing together as
Disciples of Christ.
Chapter 5: New Commands and a New Covenant

EXODUS 19-20, 24-25, 32-34, 40
The journey had begun. And, like all journeys, there is a “from” and a “to.” God saved Israel from slavery, and He saved them to become a holy nation – set apart for His purposes. Israel was to be different than the pagan nations surrounding them; they were called to honor God and to point others to this LORD. Just weeks after the exodus, God inaugurated a new covenant with Israel that, if obeyed, would shape them into the holy nation that He intended them to be. 
Study Oppportunities for Everyone
Click on a study below to link to details.

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

Theology on Tap , Crosstown, Batavia , 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
Men’s Bible Study , Heritage Room / Panera , Sat., 8 AM, 002 /  Panera
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Oct. 6 No School - Teacher Institute Day

Oct. 9 No School - Columbus Day

Oct. 13 Fall Sports Pep Rally, 2:30 PM in the gym

Oct. 14 Immanuel's Eagle Classic JV Volleyball Tournament, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Oct. 15 Flu Shots, in the church office between services

Oct. 20 End of First Quarter

Oct. 27 Report Cards sent home with students, Marty Meal, 6 PM

Oct. 29 Joint Reformation Celebration worship at the Arcada Theater, 10:30 AM

Oct. 29 Blocktober 2017 at Riverside Ave. and Main St. in St. Charles, 12-2 PM

Nov. 7 Picture Retake Day

Nov. 10 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party, (3:30 PM)
Eagle Classic JV Volleyball Tournament

Come out and cheer for the Eagles! Immanuel's JV volleyball team goes up against teams from Bethany-Naperville, Trinity-Roselle, and St. Peter-Schaumburg. The round r obin tournament game format is 25-25-15, best two out of three. After Match 2 and Match 4, fans will have a chance to "Chuck a Duck for a Buck." Correction: Funds raised will be sent to the the Lutheran South Academy Hurricane Relief Fund in Houston, Texas. Go Eagles! #ImmanuelEvents
Flu Shots

SUN., OCT. 15
Flu shots will be offered between services on this date. The cost of the shot is $27, but may be billed to Medicare. Checks, cash, or insurance information can be provided at the time the shot is received. Immanuel member Martha Knopp is providing this service through Riley Drug, Geneva. #ImmanuelEvents
Marty Meal

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study is hosting a Marty Meal. This is a potluck dinner and study on Martin Luther's life, ministry, and of course, the Reformation. After supper, Pastor Chris will lead a discussion on Martin Luther. Families are invited and all are welcome. Childcare is not provided. Please bring a dish to pass. #ImmanuelEvents
Upcoming Off-Site
Blocktober 2017!

SUN., OCT. 29, 10:30 AM WORSHIP, 12-2 PM BLOCKTOBER 2017

St. Mark's and Immanuel Churches announce Blocktober 2017, which includes an open trunk-or-treat event in the BMO Harris St. Charles - Main Branch parking lot (Riverside Ave. between Main St./Rt. 64 and Walnut St. in downtown St. Charles), family fall-themed games, face painting, a magician, food tents, and more. It's fun for the entire family! No admission or registration is necessary. Food is available for purchase at food tents and at local downtown restaurants.
The event is part of a larger joint celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The four pillars of the movement help center both historic Fox Valley congregations in Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, and Jesus Alone. Both congregations will host a 10:30 AM worship service at the Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles. The public is invited to both the church service and Blocktober events.
Public parking for Blocktober 2017 and the 10:30 AM worship event is available in multiple parking garages and streets in downtown St. Charles. #ImmanuelEvents
Fermilab Science Adventures

Fall Science Adventures classes are open for registration on the Fermilab website at
Register for many favorite classes, such as:
October 14, 2017 – Nature’s Energy for grades 5–8
October 21, 2017 – Spiders, Spinners of Silk for grades K–2
November 4, 2017 – What Makes You So Special? for grades 3–5
November 11, 2017 – Playing with Your Food for grades 1–3
December 9, 2017 – CSI: Careful Scientific Investigations for grades 3–5
For teachers, parent volunteers and library staff
October 4, 2017 – STEM Family Night Planning Workshop for grades K–8
Gain knowledge about many free resources to help you plan your own school or library Family STEM Night. Become qualified to borrow the Fermilab Hands-on Science equipment.
Get to Know the Lederman Science Center
Explore Fermilab science from a kid's point of view! Bring your family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to noon. No registration is required.
Fermilab Science Adventures  is also a Facebook Group.
If you are a Facebook member, go to the top search box and search for “ Fermilab Science Adventures ” and click "Ask to Join Group" on the top right. As a member, you can read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group. You can also have online chats with other members of the group.
Spread the word to your friends. To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact .
Contact Program Staff
Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager,
Susan Dahl,
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