Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Principal's Corner
by Donna Laughlin
  • Pr. Erhard, St. John Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, joined us for chapel last week and shared a message. Immanuel is partnered with St. John-Chicago in the Northern Illinois District’s Stirred to Love program. Immanuel and St. John-Chicago were randomly assigned to each other by the NID, but God’s hand was certainly in the process as the two congregations have many connections. Mrs. Suydam and Mrs. Bierlein both taught there, Mrs. Faga’s former student teaches there, Kari Larsen is close friends with the Erhards, and Dan Nottke’s father attended school at St. John-Chicago. We look forward to creating many more connections through our Stirred to Love partnership!
  • Student council elections were held in Grades 3-8. The results for class representatives are: G3, Ashleigh Nickel and Nathaniel Lambert; G4, Ally Popp and Mason Anderson; G5, Meadow Hughes and Justin Black; G6, Tessa Lejeck and Gabriel Stein Rodrigues; G7, Cayla Oldenburger and Evan Bloemker; G8, Sarah Jerdee and Sam Carroll
  • Our JV volleyball team played their last game of the season, throughout which they have shown lots of growth and incredible Christian sportsmanship. The varsity girls volleyball team placed third at the St. Paul Mount Prospect tournament this past Saturday and are heading to the state tournament in Springfield next weekend. Our cross country team participated in their state meet in Bloomington last weekend. Three of our runners are headed to the national meet at Concordia University-Wisconsin this weekend: Cody Rummel, Madeline Cassidy, and Sean Heetland. Sean Heetland won first place and broke the state record by 17 seconds, running two miles in 11:01 minutes. 
New Adult Bible Study Begins Nov. 5
Tues. at 6:30 PM in the Heritage Room
Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Will we know our family members? Will we see our beloved pets? If so, this study is for you! Pr. Chris leads this new study on Tuesday evenings beginning Nov. 5 in the Heritage Room.
If You Can Reed This...You Could be a Proofreader!
While mistakes may be proof we're trying, they can be trying for our readers as well. If you are willing to help minimize typos in an Immanuel publication, please contact Lori St.Vincent at . Thanks so much!
New High School Sunday Study, Everybody, Always, begins Sun., Nov. 10, 9:30 AM, Heritage Room
High school students will begin studying this follow up to  Love Does , where author Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path to the lives we all long to lead is loving people—even the difficult ones. All high school students are
invited...and invited to bring a friend!
Final Directory Photo Date
Sun., Nov. 3, 8:30-11:30 AM
It’s time for your closeup! If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to stop in the gym on Sun., Nov. 3 to have your photo taken for Immanuel’s updated photo directory! If you are unable to make this date, please forward your photo to Lori St.Vincent at .
Lessons and Carols Rehearsals begin Sun., Nov. 3
Suns., Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 1-2 PM
Immanuel’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols is Sat., Dec. 7 (4 and 6 PM). Mass choir rehearsals begin Sun., Nov. 3, 1-2 PM in the music room. Students and adults interested in sharing their talents in this joyful event are invited to attend these rehearsals. Contact Sharon Dalpini at 630 879 7163 or for details.
Immanuel Events
Fiesta San Pablo, Nov. 3, 5 PM
Enjoy delicious authentic Mexican cuisine lovingly prepared by our brothers and sisters at San Pablo Lutheran Church in Aurora. At the same time, learn about the Hispanic ministry there and hear testimonials about the lives that are being transformed. Please RSVP by Thu., Oct. 31 to San Pablo at 630 820 3450 or .
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party, Fri., Nov. 15, 3:30-6 PM, Gym
Immanuel’s Operation Christmas Child Packing Party is just a few weeks away. This year’s event includes magician Scott Piner and a free hot dog dinner, along with packing shoe boxes with gifts and messages that share the love of Jesus with children around the world.
You may have noticed collection bins in various locations in our community, but the following items are still needed: wash cloths, bar soap, coloring books, and matchbox cars. Please place donations in the receptacles in the church and school lobbies. Thank you so much for your support of this important global outreach!
More than 300 people are expected to pack boxes and enjoy other activities. Come join the fun...and bring a friend!
Save These Dates!
Nov. 3, Fiesta San Pablo
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
Your Help is Appreciated
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: 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
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.
Instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education Box Tops mobile app is available now. It features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. We still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, "double dip" during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!  
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 this group is studying a survey of the world's leading religions using the recently-published book, The Christian Difference, as a guide. Everyone is welcome...grab a donut and coffee and join the conversation!

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.

Tue. PM Bible Study, Tues., 6:30 PM, Heritage Room NEW!
  • What is Heaven Like?

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
  • The Book of Revelation

Thu. PM Bi ble Study , Thus., 6:30 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)
  • The Letters of St. Peter

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., Oct. 31
Reformation Day
8:50 AM ILS K-8 Chapel, S
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
6:30 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
Fri., Nov. 1
Varsity Girls Volleyball State Tournament, Springfield
9:30 AM K-G2 50s Day Celebration, FH
Sat., Nov. 2
Varsity Girls Volleyball State Tournament, Springfield
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Nov. 3
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., Nov. 4
8:50 AM    Preschool Chapel, S
9 AM Mon. AM Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
12:45 PM Preschool Chapel, S
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., Nov. 5
8:45 AM Preschool Chapel, S
9:30 AM Tue. AM Bible Study, FH
1:30 PM Ministry Director Meeting, HR
7:15 PM Foundation Board meeting, HR
Wed., Nov. 6
8:50 AM ILS K-8 Chapel, S
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
3:30 PM Wed. PM Bible Study, Lobby
6:30 PM Confirmation, S
6:30 PM First Communion Class, 250
Thu., Nov. 7
8:45 AM Who’s The Boss? Parenting Class, L
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
6:30 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
Fri., Nov. 8
4:30 PM Boys JV Basketball v Holy Cross, G
5:30 PM Boys Varsity Basketball v Holy Cross, G
Sat., Nov. 9
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, Panera
9 AM Sat. AM Prayer Gathering, C
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Nov. 10
8 AM Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM Education Hour
9:30 AM Traditional worship, S
11 AM Contemporary worship, S
1 PM Mass Choir rehearsal, MR
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 teach one another.

Developing Today’s Disciples 
Church 630 879 7163, 8-4 PM
School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM