Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Fall Ministry Kick-Off Aug. 8 at 9 AM
SUN., AUG. 18 AT 9 AM IN THE GYM

We will kick off the new ministry year at one service in the gym to gather the whole Immanuel family together to dedicate ourselves to the ministry of God for 2019-2020. This service will bring together everything that makes worship at Immanuel great. We will hear a faith story or two, then we will dedicate all of our ministry teams to   the work God has set before them. To make this event complete, our high school student ministry will provide breakfast. Come and be encouraged by all that God is doing in and through Immanuel!
Caring Ministries at Immanuel
Stephen Ministry is a system through which members of Immanuel are trained and organized to help provide confidential Christian caregiving to members of our congregation and community. This multiplies the amount of caring ministry that Immanuel can provide by giving us a whole team of skilled caregivers who are equipped to bring Christ's healing love to people who are grieving, in crisis, or experiencing other stresses in life. If you or a friend could benefit by this confidential ministry, contact one of the pastors or call our referrals coordinator, Sue Marvel, at 630-844-6562.

GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each seminar is combined with small group discussion to give you time to talk about the content of the videos and about how you are dealing with the death of your loved one. Immanuel's next GriefShare session begins Mon., Sep. 9 at 6:30 PM. Please contact Christin Hager at christinhager@gmail.com with questions.
New Photo Directory Pictures
COMING IN SEP. AFTER 8 AND 9:30 AM SERVICES

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 Sep. Please share your photo for our new photo directory. Those interested in purchasing their photos may contact Mark Black Photography directly.
You're Coming Bach to Choir...Right?
CHRISTUS CHOIR THU., AUG. 22, 7 PM, MUSIC ROOM
Christus Choir rehearsals will resume following a summer break. This choir is for high school students and adults who enjoy singing. New members are always welcome!
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR, THU., AUG. 29, 6 PM, MUSIC RM
Children’s Choir rehearsals will begin in August as well. This choir is for children in Kindergarten through middle school who enjoy singing and playing instruments.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT MUSIC AT IMMANUEL
Contact Sharon Dalpini, Director of Music Ministries at 630 879 7163 or sdalpini@immanuelbatavia.org .
Become a Prayer Partner for a Confirmand
Immanuel is seeking Prayer Partners for our eighth grade confirmation students to build 
relationships, reinforce the importance and power of prayer, and encourage and support students during their confirmation journey to help them remain active in the church. To learn more, contact Erica Ciro at 630 251 6761 or eciro65@gmail.com or sign up using the cards on the blue table outside the church office.
Adult Bible Studies
Bible studies are beginning to reconvene for the new ministry year. Click here for details on each class . For complete information about studies and other small groups at Immanuel,  contact Pr. Chris at cdavis@immanuelbatavia.org.
 
MEETING NOW
  • THU PM BIBLE STUDY, THUS., 7 PM, HR
  • MEN’S BIBLE STUDY, SATS., 8 AM, HR OR PANERA
 
BEGINNING THE WEEK OF SEP. 1
  • MON. BIBLE STUDY, MON., SEP. 2, 9 AM AND 7 PM
  • EXPERIENCING GOD, MON., SEP. 2, 7 PM
  • TUE. AM BIBLE STUDY, TUE., SEP. 3, 9:30 AM, FH
  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, WED., SEP. 4, 9 AM, FH
  • EXPERIENCING GOD, THU., SEP. 5, 7 PM
  • JOYFUL JOURNEY, TBD
  • RELATIONAL SKILLS IN THE BIBLE, TBD
  • GOSPEL FOUNDATIONS, VOL. 1, TBD
 
BEGINNING SEP. 8
  • SUNDAY FORUM, 9:30-10:30 AM, FH
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
FRI., NOV. 15, 3:30-6 PM IN THE GYM

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. If you can help, please place your donations in the bins located in the church and school lobbies.
 
AUG. Crayons, markers, pencils, pens (any brand/size)
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
Quarterly Financial Reports
Quarterly financial reports are available on Realm here . If you have questions about accessing your Realm account, please contact Lori St.Vincent at
Summer ShopWithScrip
Families can continue to use ShopWithScrip®  and easily reload ShopWithScrip® gift cards purchased previously to earn at the pump and at the grocery store during the summer—ShopWithScrip® all summer long! ScripNow, Reload, and ecards are always available with PrestoPay and gift cards can be ordered each month during the summer. The final summer due date is Mon., Aug. 19 by noon. Contact our ShopWithScrip® coordinator, Mike Riddell, at riddm1230@gmail.com , or school@immanuelbatavia.org with questions.

FINAL SUMMER DUE DATE: MON., AUG. 19 - ORDERS DUE BY 12 NOON.
AmazonSmile
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2683484 and AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.
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, and Michael Riddell.

Reach out anytime to Congregation Chairman Dan Nottke
SAVE THESE DATES

Aug. 25, 9:30 AM Sunday School begins
Sep. 27, PTL Parent Info Meeting
Oct. 25, PTL Parent Info Meeting, Topic: Social Media
Nov. 15, Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Thu., Aug. 15
1 PM, T-Shirt Quilting, HR
6:30 PM, ILS Middle School Curriculum Night
7 PM, Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM, Torch Program meeting, CR
 
Fri., Aug. 16
9:30 AM, FMSC Food Packing Event, FMSC, Aurora
3:30 PM, Lazarus House Meal Prep, GK
 
Sat., Aug. 17
8 AM, Men’s Bible Study, Panera
9 AM, Facilitator Training, FH
3 PM, Dow Wedding, S
5:30 PM, Traditional worship, S
 
Sun., Aug. 18
9 AM, Fall Ministry Kick-Off, G
× Service/Breakfast/Activities ×
4:30 PM, Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM, High School Night, YR
 
Mon., Aug. 19
4-6 PM, ILS School Supply Drop & Spaghetti Supper, G
 
Tue., Aug. 20
ILS First Day of School
9:30 AM, ILS Opening Chapel, S
11:30 AM, ILS Early Dismissal
7 PM, Foundation Board meeting, L
7 PM, MMC meeting, HR
 
Wed., Aug. 21
 
Thu., Aug. 22
1 PM, T-Shirt Quilting, HR
6:30 PM, Preschool Orientation, S
7 PM, Christus Choir, MR
7 PM, Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM, Torch Advisory Council meeting, CR
 
Fri., Aug. 23
 
Sat., Aug. 24
8 AM, Men’s Bible Study, HR
9 AM, Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament, St. Paul-A
5:30 PM, Traditional worship, S
 
Sun., Aug. 25
8 AM, Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM, Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM, Sunday School Volunteer meeting, FH
9:30 AM, T Shirt Quilting Class, HR
11 AM, Contemporary worship, S
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 
Church 630 879 7163, 8-4 PM
School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM