Thu., Sep. 19, 2019
Family Voices
“If only parenting came with step-by-step instructions. We have so many roles as parents and most of them don’t come with directions. It’s like building Ikea furniture.” Is this how you
feel about parenting sometimes? Check out Immanuel’s new blog, Family Voices, at
Student Ministry Update
Immanuel’s student ministry is putting God’s love into action in the community! Our high school students served at Hesed House on Sun., Sep. 8, preparing and serving meals and cleaning the bunk area. Meanwhile, our middle schoolers held a Feed My Starving Children packing event on Mon., Sep. 9. Our Student Ministry is helping teens develop important life skills, while serving others!
Principal's Corner
by Donna Laughlin, Principal
We are off to a great start of a new school year. One of my greatest joys so far is the many new faces we have. Praise God!
·  Our new orchestra director, Mrs. Stephanie Kleven, graduated magna cum laude from Bradley University with a degree in viola performance. She has worked with PM Music Center in Aurora, served as principal violist of the West Hartford, Wheaton, and Bradley University Symphonies, and has shared the stage with many notable musicians, including members of the Chicago Lyric Opera and New York Philharmonic; and she has also performed for the Pope.
·  Our new admissions director, Mrs. Rebecca Bello, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Illinois in 1999. She spent ten years in corporate America in various marketing roles. Rebecca is an active member of the Immanuel community as volleyball coach, assistant director for the spring musical, and past PTL Secretary and President.
·  Middle school has five new students and we have fifteen new students in K-G5. Five of those fifteen are in Kindergarten, and five are in third grade—which grew by 150 percent. Our preschool fours classes have a total of eleven children who did not attend Immanuel as three-year-olds and we have twenty-six three year-olds, all of whom are new to our school.
Immanuel Events
Directory Photos Taken After 8 and 9:30 AM Services This Sunday
Be the first in your pew to take your new directory photo! Professional photographer and Immanuel member Mark Black will be set up in the gym to take your photos after the 8 AM and 9:30 AM services this month. Please share your photo for our new photo directory. Those interested in purchasing their photos may contact Mark Black Photography directly.
Chipotle Restaurant Night, Tue., Sep. 24, 4-8 PM
Come for the burrito bowls, stay for the fellowship! Join us at Chipotle, 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora, for the first Restaurant Night Fundraiser of the new school year. Use the flyer available here and Immanuel receives 33 percent of proceeds!
Parenting Classes, Thu., Sep. 26 and Oct. 3, 8:45-10:30 AM
Make plans to attend the new parenting classes on Sep. 26 and Oct. 3. Our first topic this year is “ Faith At Home .” Classes will share ideas and provide opportunities to practice sharing the faith with your children. Hope to see you there!
Save These Dates!
Oct. 20, Quarterly Blood Drive
Oct. 25, PTL Parent Info Meeting, Topic: Social Media
Nov. 7, Parenting Class: Who's the Boss?, Session 1
Nov. 14, Parenting Class: Who's the Boss?, Session 2
Nov. 15, Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Nov. 23, PTL Paint Night
Help Needed
Brush Removal
Fit Individuals are needed to cut and move shrubs and limbs, along with other tasks, on the following dates and times: Sats., Sep. 28 and Oct. 12, 8-4 PM and Suns., Sep. 29 and Oct. 13, 1-5 PM.
Noodles Needed
Immanuel Lutheran School's theater department is looking for pool noodles to use in constructing set decorations for next spring's musical, The Little Mermaid, Jr. Please bring noodle donations to the school office. Thanks!
Operation Christmas Child
The Christian disaster relief organization Samaritan’s Purse reaches children throughout the world with the message of God’s love through Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts. The boxes hold hygiene items, toys, school supplies, and Messages of Jesus’ love and hope from the children and adults who pack the gifts. The following tems are requested for Immanuel’s Packing Party, which is scheduled for Fri., Nov. 15, 3:30-6 PM. If you can help, please place your donations in the bins located in the church and school lobbies.
SEP. School supplies, spiral notebooks, colored pencils, $1 Target items
OCT. WOW items (puzzles, games, Legos; any toy for all ages that fits into a shoe box)
NOV. Any of the items listed above prior to Nov. 15
This is a great program that allows you to shop while earning money for Immanuel--and for your family! Orders are placed online and can be paid through a designated bank account or--new this year--credit card! Please contact our coordinator, Mike Riddell, at , for more information or visit .

Orders are due on the following dates by 3 :15 PM: Sep. 23 , Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 11 and 18, Dec. 9 and 16, Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 10 and 24, Mar. 9 and 23, Apr. 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, and Jun. 1
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Adult Bible Studies
For complete information about studies and other small groups at Immanuel, contact Pr. Chris at
Currently Meeting and Open for All to Attend
Sun. Ad ult forum , Suns., 9:30-10:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • Facilitators Bob Schmidt and Elvin Harms will introduce the planned topics and calendar for the year. The primary study will be a survey of the world's leading religions using the recently-published book, The Christian Difference, as a guide. Adult Forum will formally begin in two weeks, along with the remainder of Education Hour offerings

Mon. Bible Study , Mons., 9 AM, Fellowship Hall and 7 PM, Library
  • Martin Luther called Romans a "brilliant light" and "the soul's daily bread" which "can never be read too often or studied too much. (Preface to Romans).

Re l  ational Skills in the Bible , Mons., 7 PM, 255
  • Travel through the pages of Scripture to see relationships as never before. Journey through the Bible and look at relational skills from well-known characters. As you discover these relational skills, you will be inspired to build them into your own life, and begin that process through exercises with your group. The thrill of growing in your own skills will only be outdone by the experience of joy-filled, thriving relationships.

Tue. AM Bible St udy , Tues., 9:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • Acts applies to our lives in powerful ways. At this Bible study Pr. Chris walks with participants through the scripture to help them identify and apply these lessons in daily life.

Wo men's Bible Study , Weds., 9 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all areas, then equips and encourages you to write your personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can use to regularly pray over yourself and your loved ones.

Weds. PM Bible Study, 3:30 PM, alternating Weds., in the church lobby
  • New topic is pending.

Thu. PM Bi ble Study , Thus., 7 PM, Heritage Room
  • This study group will begin the year with heart of Jesus and will transition into a study that will help people understand the book of Revelation.

Men's Bible St udy , Sats., 8 AM, Heritage Room or Panera (please see calendar below)
  • New topic is pending.

Experiencing God
These classes are full for the fall session. Sign-up here to have your name added to the wait list and get first crack at winter session classes beginning in Jan. 2020.
Mission and Ministry Council
The governing board of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is the Mission and Ministry Council, comprised of four officers and seven at-large members. the 2018 2019 members are: Dan Nottke, Chairperson; Mark Macauley, Vice Chairperson; Bob Goetz, Treasurer; John Barry, Keith Bartelmey, Paul Dauksha, Geoff Falk, Keith Lambrecht, Amy Lewis, Michael Riddell, and Bob Schmidt.

Reach out anytime to Congregation Chairman Dan Nottke
C alendar
Thu., Sep. 19
3:30 PM ILS Cross Country meet, Marmion Academy
4:30 PM JV Volleyball v Bethany-Naperville, G
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball v Bethany-Naperville, G
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
7 PM Torch Program meeting, CR
7 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
Fri., Sep. 20
9:30 AM FMSC Food Packing event, FMSC Aurora warehouse
4:30 PM Lazarus House Meal Prep, GK
5 PM Salam Bible Study, FH
Sat., Sep. 21
8 AM Varsity Girls Volleyball Tourn., Immanuel-Belvidere
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Sep. 22
8 AM Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM Education Hour
9:30 AM Traditional worship, S
11 AM Contemporary worship, S
3 PM Discovering Immanuel, HR
4:30 PM Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM High School Night, YR
Mon., Sep. 23
8:50 AM Preschool Chapel, S
9 AM  Mon. AM Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
12:45 PM Preschool Chapel, S
3:15 PM ShopWithScrip® orders due
6:30 PM GriefShare, 114
7 PM Relational Skills in the Bible Study, 255
7 PM Troop 12, FH
7 PM Mon. PM Bible Study, L
Tue., Sep. 24
8:50 AM Preschool Chapel, S
9:30 AM Tue. AM Bible Study, FH
4-8 PM Chipotle Restaurant Night, 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
4:30 PM Cross Country Meet, Shorewood
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball v Trinity-Roselle, G
7 PM Altar Guild meeting, FH
7 PM Personnel Committee meeting, HR
Wed., Sep. 25
8 AM School Picture Day, YR
8:50 AM ILS K-5 Chapel, S
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
6:30 PM Confirmation, S
Thu., Sep. 26
8 AM School Picture Day, YR
8:45 AM Faith at Home Parenting Class, L
4:30 PM JV Volleyball v St. John-Lombard, G
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball v St. John-Lombard, G
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
7 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
Fri., Sep. 27
5:30 PM PTL Executive Committee meeting, HR
6:30 PM PTL Parent Info Meeting, HR
Sat., Sep. 28
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, Panera
8:30 AM ILS Eagle Invitational JV Volleyball Tournament, G
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Sep. 29
8 AM Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM Education Hour
9:30 AM Traditional worship, S
11 AM Contemporary worship, S
3 PM Discovering Immanuel, HR
4:30 PM Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM High School Night, YR
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 
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