Thu., Sep. 12, 2019
Coordinator Needed
Previous Northern Illinois Food Bank coordinator, Linda Snodgrass, is stepping back from this volunteer commitment. We thank her for her years of service in this capacity. If you have a heart for feeding hungry neighbors, contact the church office at 630 879 7163 or church@immanuelbatavia.org to learn more .
Monthly Prayer Gathering Sat., Sep. 14
Second Sat. Prayer Gathering, Sep. 14, 9:30-10:30 AM, in the chapel
From the beginning, Christians have gathered to pray together ( Acts 4:24 12:5 21:5 ). Prayer
meetings are valuable for our church and for those who participate. We know prayer works because we have a God who declares, “Talk to me and I’ll listen.” Through our prayers, especially with one another, we are demonstrating and validating our shared faith. Please come to this gathering, participate in communal prayer, and develop a growing intimacy with God.
New at Immanuel!
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
Parenting Classes Begin Sep. 26
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!
Lazarus House
Please sign up on the clip board in the church lobby to donate ingredients for this month’s meals. Items are needed by Thu., Sep. 19.

If your family or ministry group would like to learn more about serving neighbors in need by preparing the evening meal for Lazarus House [ingredients are donated by Immanuel members], contact Lori St.Vincent at lstvincent@immanuelbatavia.org . The months of Sep. and Dec. are available for 2019. All months in 2020 are still available for sign-up. A meal prep sign-up is also available in the church lobby.
New Photo Directory Pictures
Sep. 22 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 month. Please share your photo for our new photo directory. Those interested in purchasing their photos may contact Mark Black Photography directly.
Restaurant Nights Are Back!
Immanuel family favorite Restaurant Night fundraisers are back for 2019 2020!

Tue., Sep. 24, 4-8 PM at Chipotle, 2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
Come for the burrito bowls, stay for the fellowship! Join us at Chipotle for the first Restaurant Night Fundraiser of the new school year. Use the flyer available here and Immanuel receives 33 percent of proceeds!
Adult Bible Studies
For complete information about studies and other small groups at Immanuel, contact Pr. Chris at  cdavis@immanuelbatavia.org.
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.


Beginning Sun., Sep. 15
D iscovering Immanuel, Suns., 3 PM, Heritage Room
  • This class covers information necessary to become an active, engaged participant and is essential for those interested in membership. You will meet active and mature members who can answer questions and help make connections and ministry leaders to learn about ministry opportunities.


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.
Share a Talent with Students
Do you have a talent you are willing to share? Immanuel Lutheran School is looking for people with talents such as knitting, crocheting, painting, sewing, making jewelry, you name it! Elective Day is Mon. Oct. 14. Electives can be taught in two sessions (8:15-11:35) or a full day session (8:15-3:05) with a break for lunch. To learn more, please contact Julie
Requesting: Pool Noodles!
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 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.
 
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
Shop and Share
ShopWithScrip
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 riddm1230@gmail.com , for more information or visit ilsbatavia.org/shopwithscrip_53064 .

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
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, Michael Riddell, and Bob Schmidt.

Reach out anytime to Congregation Chairman Dan Nottke
Save These Dates!
Sep. 24, Chipotle Restaurant Night
Sep. 26, Parenting Class: Faith at Home, Session 1
Sep. 27, PTL Parent Info Meeting: Introductions
Oct. 3, Parenting Class: Faith at Home, Session 2
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
Thu., Sep. 12
G6 at Walcamp
3:30 PM Cross Country Troy Invitational-Shorewood
4:30 PM JV Volleyball at Trinity-Roselle
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball at Trinity-Roselle
6 PM Pack 912, G
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
7 PM Finance Committee meeting, CR
7 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
 
Fri., Sep. 13
G6 at Walcamp
5:30 PM JV Volleyball Tournament, Immanuel-Crystal Lake
 
Sat., Sep. 14
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
8 AM JV Volleyball Tournament, Immanuel-Crystal Lake
9:30 AM Sat. AM Prayer Gathering
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
 
SUN., SEP. 15
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. 16
9 AM          Mon. AM Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
3:15 PM     ShopWithScrip® orders due
4:30 PM     JV Volleyball, St. Peter-Schaumburg
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball, St. Peter-Schaumburg
6:30 PM Relational Skills in the Bible Study, 255
6:30 PM GriefShare, 114
7 PM Troop 12, FH
7 PM Mon. PM Bible Study, L
7 PM Experiencing God, HR
7 PM Immanuel School Committee meeting, 250
 
TUE., SEP. 17
9:30 AM Tue. AM Bible Study, FH
1:30 PM Ministry Directors meeting, HRd
3:30 PM ILS Cross Country Invitational, Marmion Academy
7 PM ILCS Foundation Board meeting, L
 
WED., SEP. 18
8:50 AM ILS K-5 Chapel, S
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
11:30 AM Sweets for Sudan Bake Sale, FH
6:30 PM Confirmation, S
6:30 PM Joyful Journey, HR
 
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
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