Wed., Mar 7, 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

Lutheran Schools Week 2018
MAR. 3-11, 2018
Visit for a complete listing of activities!
LSW Spirit Days
Thu., Mar. 8
Fri., Mar. 9
Career Day
Dress Up Day
Dress in an outfit for your favorite career!
Wear your Sunday best!
Non-Public School Scholarship Applications
Application Process is Now Open!
Step one of the Empower Illinois scholarship application process is
open now at
Please remember that families who plan to apply for ILS Need-Based Tuition Assistance must apply for an Invest in Kids Scholarship first .
ILS Tuition Assistance
If a family does not qualify for a tax credit scholarship through Empower Illinois, they may then apply for tuition assistance from Immanuel through Smart Aid. The cost of the application, which is completed online, is $35 per family. The deadline for Smart Aid applications is Tue., May 1. Further details about the application process are included in this flyer .
Parent Helpers Needed
There are still have opportunities for Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers to supervise the lunchroom, to allows ILS teachers to have a break during the lunch period once a week. If these spaces aren't filled, the teachers will not have the option for this break during that week--and they really do appreciate and look forward to this time! Interested in helping? Sign up here .
India Transformed!
Chapel offerings for March are being sent to India Transformed, an organization that engages caring people to invest in Christ’s transforming ministry among India’s needy. It takes the gospel to unreached people and shares God’s love by caring for the poor and destitute across India. They empower Indian people to transform their communities, nation and the world. Look for information in Friday Folders and read about Rajesh and his family.
Coming Soon
G6-8 Sing in Worship Today!
The students in Grades 6-8 will sing in worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church today! They have put a lot of hard work into preparing their music to beautify the serivce. Although it is not a required part of students’ music grades, this is a great opportunity for students to share their efforts with the broader Immanuel community and to praise God in the process. Contact Mrs. Rudy at  with any questions.
Preschool Open House
WED., MAR. 14, 10-11 AM
Check out Immanuel’s preschool program at the Preschool Open House. Parents are invited to tour the facility, see preschool classrooms in action, and learn more about how to help get children ready for preschool. Please share this information with family friends and neighbors who might be looking for a great preschool for their child. Please ask them to contact Megan Popp for complete information.
G4/5 Half Lock-In
FRI., MAR. 16, 6-10:30 PM
Students in grades 4 and 5 who attend Immanuel Lutheran Church and/or Immanuel Lutheran School are invited to an upcoming Half Lock-In. Immanuel’s director of children’s ministries/fourth grade teacher Mary Wert will lead the Lock-In, which will include games, Bible study, crafts, snacks, and fellowship. Permission slips are being distributed in Sunday School, ILS backpacks, and are available in the church and school lobbies and here . Adult chaperones are needed! To volunteer or to learn more about this event, contact Mary Wert.
Easter Egg Hunt
SAT., MAR. 24, 10:30 AM
CORRECTION: This event is designed for children preschool through G3 , not G2 as was incorrectly stated in last week's issue.

Immanuel shares the true meaning of Easter with children preschool age through Grade 3 at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. After enjoying an engaging story of the first Easter morning, children enjoy hunting throughout the ILCS campus for plastic Easter Eggs filled with candy and other treasures. Make this an Easter tradition!

Adults and children Grades 4-8 may contact Mary Wert to indicate their willingness to volunteer to help with this event. Donations of wrapped candy are
being gratefully accepted in the church and school lobbies.
Holy Week and Easter at Immanuel
Mon-Fri., Mar. 26-30
Thu., Mar. 29
Fri., Mar. 30
Sat., Mar. 31
Sun., Apr. 1
7:15-7:30 AM, Chapel
3:45 and 7:15 PM, Sanctuary
3:45 and 7:15 PM, Sanctuary
5:30 PM, Sanctuary
6:30, 9, and 11 AM, Gym
Shop--And Share the News!
Shop With Scrip
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 N ext orders and checks are due Mon., Mar. 19.

Order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Questions? Please contact Megan Watson .
Easter Lilies
Easter lilies represent the Resurrection, purity, and innocence—being untainted by the world. They also represent a new season and a new birth—a New Life in Christ. The Altar Guild is taking orders for Easter lilies to beautify Immanuel’s worship spaces for the Easter season. Order forms are located in the school office. Please place completed forms, including payment, in the collection plate or in the church or school office. Members of the Altar Guild will be in the church office to take orders and answer questions the weekend of Mar. 11.
Study Oppportunities 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

This week in The Story...
During the Week
Experiencing God, Youth Room, Mon., 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
Office Info
Scholastic Book Orders
Orders will be placed Mar. 8, Visit  and use the ILS Class Activation Code GMXY4.
Plunge Into Fitness
Participating students who complete the Plunge Into Fitness Program receive a free June admission ticket from Raging Waves in Yorkville, Illinois OR $10 off an admission ticket valid Jul. 1-Sep. 3. Download student logs  and  flyers  and get moving! Completed forms are due Apr. 9.
Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School.
  • Judy Luetkens (chairperson)
  • Larry Fass
  • Kendall Heetland
  • Erin Riddell
  • Sarah Murphy
  • Andrea Carroll
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Mar. 3-9 Lutheran Schools Week

Mar. 10 Preschool sings, 5:30 PM service

Mar. 12 Home Plate due

Mar. 12 Winter Sports Celebration 6 PM

Mar. 14 Preschool Open House 10 AM

Mar. 15 Sweets for Sudan during lunch hours

Mar. 15 McTeacher Night 5-8 PM at Batavia McDonald's

Mar. 16 G4/5 Half Lock-In 6-10:30 PM

Mar. 24 Easter Egg Hunt (PS-G3) 10:30 AM

Mar. 26-30 Holy Week Devotions 7:15-7:30 AM, chapel

Mar. 29 Maundy Thursday worship 3:45 and 7:15 PM, sanctuary

Mar. 30 Good Friday Tenebrae 3:45 and 7:15 PM, sanctuary

Mar. 31 Easter Vigil 5:30 PM, sanctuary

Apr. 1 Easter 6:30, 9, and 11 AM, gym

Apr. 20 The Lion King, Jr. 6:30 PM, gym

Apr. 22 The Lion King, Jr. 2 PM, gym

May 5 Cinco de Mayo! A joint celebration with San Pablo-Aurora, 10-12:30 PM, Engstrom Park, Batavia

Jun. 18-22 Shipwrecked VBS at Immanuel!
Field Day and Closing Worship
ILS was informed by the Batavia Park District that Big Woods Park will be unavailable for the last day of school due to renovations. Field Day and closing worship will be held at West Main Park instead. Here is the link for the West Main Park location.
Offsite Info
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