Wed., Oct. 11 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

It's Going to be a Busy Immanuel Weekend!
Eagle Classic JV Volleyball Tournament

SAT., OCT. 14, EAGLES TIME SLOTS: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, AND 1:30 PM
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 robin 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.

In light of this busy weekend, it's been difficult to secure parent helpers for concessions. They are desperately needed! Please consider helping. Sign up here .
Immanuel Barnes & Noble Book Fair

SAT., OCT. 14, 10 AM-1 PM
Barnes and Noble, 102 Commons Dr., Geneva, is hosting the Immanuel book fair, with 15 percent of most purchases going to Immanuel Lutheran School when shoppers mention the school at checkout.

The activities Immanuel has planned for Oct. 14 include school principal Donna Laughlin, preschool teacher Terri Holmes, and fourth grade teacher Bill Moser reading aloud to the children. Teacher Mary Wert will share some great hands-on STEM activities with anyone who would like to join in the learning and fun. Travis Thrasher will also be at the book fair. Travis is a former ILS parent and the bestselling author of more than thirty works of fiction in a variety of genres. He’s written novels that have crossed the spectrum between love stories and supernatural thrillers. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and pastors. He’s also helped write memoirs and self-help books.

ILS teachers have created Wish Lists and families and friends are invited to purchase books from the list as gifts to the classroom. These books will be marked with a personalized book plate to honor the book's donor.

Immanuel volunteers will be at the fair to provide gift wrapping during the book fair. Wrapping is free, but free will offerings are being accepted for the Investing in Discipleship campaign at Immanuel. Along with the in-store book fair, an online book fair will be from Oct. 14-19. To take part in the online book fair, visit  and use the book fair ID number 12212791.
ILS Cross Country Teams Return to State Meet

The 25-member Immanuel Cross Country teams return to the Illinois Lutheran State Meet this weekend for the fifth year in a row. In previous contests, Immanuel runners have earned State Champion (girls, 2014), State Runner Up (girls, 2013 and 2015), fifth place (girls, 2016), and seventh place (boys, 2014). Coaches Dale Wert, Beth Polizzotto, and Matt Hager have been very pleased with the power the teams has displayed this year, especially in light of the unseasonably warm temperatures throughout most of this fall, which made consistent practice and conditioning more of a challenge. Their goal for this meet is for the athletes to do their best and to qualify for the National Meet, which will be held at Concordia University-Wisconsin next weekend. Go Eagles!
Parenting Class
Parenting Kids in a CRAZY World

Pr. Chris Davis is leading this special three-session parenting class, which meets Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and Nov. 9, 8:45-10 AM--right after morning school drop off. Parents (and grandparents) of all ages are invited!
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!
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
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. This book is available outside the church office for $5. A limited number of copies are available.
Chapter 6: Wandering

NUM. 10–14; 20–21; 25; 27
DEUT. 1–2; 4; 6; 8–9; 29–32; and 34
Life gets messy and complicated and people need a vision and guidelines, as well as healthy relationships to help them live into their potential. So it is with the People of God as Israel begins to grow into their identity. Chapter 6 of The Story focuses on what living into one's identity is about, especially in terms of living into the Covenant with God. With Wandering, Chapter 6 of The Story , exploration of the first five books of the Old Testament--The Pentateuch (Greek for “five scrolls”) is finished. Perhaps the best words to describe this period of Israel’s development it is adolescence.
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. 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. 14 Immanuel Book Fair at Barnes & Noble , Geneva Commons, 10-1 PM

Oct. 14 Lutheran State Cross Country Meet, Trinity Lutheran School, Bloomington

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)
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 Marty Meal, a potluck dinner with the Immanuel family, followed by a discussion about Martin Luther's life, ministry, and the Reformation, led by Pastor Chris. Families are invited, but 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
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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