Wed., Sept. 27, 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

Financial Peace University
SUNS., OCT. 1-NOV. 26, 7 PM, FH
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is filled with life-changing lessons taught by Dave in a fun and entertaining way. After each lesson the group discussion supports each participant on his/her journey to beat debt and build wealth. Immanuel’s class will again be led by Mark Black. To register or to learn more, visit the website.
School Stories
Blood Drive and Flu Shots
Blood Drive

SUN., OCT. 1, 8-12 pm
Register by signing up on the clipboard in the church lobby or visit the website click on “Make An Appointment.” Walk ins are also welcome and everyone needs to present photo ID. Blood is in high demand following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Blood supplies were lost through power outages or used to treat the injured. 
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.
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.
Scholastic Book Orders

Thank you to Keli Posch and Melissa Krawzyk for volunteers to help with Scholastic Book Orders this year!
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.
Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers

Looking for an easy way to help get involved at Immanuel? Be a Tuesday Lunchroom Helper! Each Tuesday from September through May, the PTL organizes two to three volunteers to monitor the lunchroom so that the teachers can have a quiet period to do whatever they need to do (return phone calls, grade papers, eat lunch, just sit in silence, etc.). Everyone is invited to sign up for as many or as few Tuesdays as they like--super easy! Sign up here .
Coffee with the Pastor
Sports at Immanuel

Congratulations to Immanuel's varsity girls on their first ever fourth place at the Immanuel-Belvidere tournament this past weekend! A big "Well Done!" to the junior varsity team on their exceptional teamwork in their win on Monday evening. Go Eagles!
Fall Sports Photos

Cross country and volleyball athletes are invited to say, "Cheese" next Wednesday. Order forms are being sent home this week.
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)

Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! Do both while purchasing things like gas, groceries, and clothing by using Shop with Scrip.  The next orders and checks are due Mon., Oct. 16.  Go to and register using the enrollment code  96A591B555773 . Email questions to Megan Watson or visit the school website for additional information.

What is PrestoPay? A convenient payment system that uses electronic debit instead of dropping off a check; it's fast and convenient! Details here .
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 this week. Orders will be placed on the 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 and weekday Bible studies, children and adults are delving into that same chapter; developing together as Disciples of Christ.
Deliverance: Moses

EXODUS 1-7, 10-17
The story of Moses is a story of deliverance—God allowed Moses’ mother to deliver a male baby in spite of the Pharaoh’s command against it. God used Moses’ sister to deliver the infant to a place of safety. God delivered Moses out of Egypt when his life was in danger. And then God used Moses to deliver the nation of Israel out of generations of slavery. All of these stories are part of God’s larger story of deliverance for us today.
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
Story Celebrations
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Sept. 30 Cross Country Meet - Fox Trot Invitational

Oct. 1 Blood Drive at Immanuel (8-noon) , Financial Peace University (7 PM)

Oct. 2 Immanuel Spirit Day! Wear Immanuel spirit wear or blue and white!

Oct. 3 Preschool Chapel (8:50 AM and 12:45 PM)

Oct. 4 Grade school chapel - Baptismal Birthdays observed (8:50 AM), Sports pictures in the gym (3:15 PM)

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. 27 Marty Meal

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. 2 Walk-a-thon

Nov. 7 Picture Retake Day
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 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," to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Go Eagles!
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.
Calling All Vets

WED., NOV. 8, 2017, 8:40 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.
Upcoming Off-Site
Blocktober 2017!

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

St. Mark's and Immanuel Churches announce their Fall Blocktober Community Block Party on Sunday, October 29 from noon until 2 p.m.
Blocktober 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 .
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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