Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
Principal's Corner
by Donna Laughlin
  • The totals are coming in from our PTL Walkathon fundraiser. So far we have raised over $7,000. Many thanks to those who donated in support of school ministry at Immanuel!
  • Our teachers and I were blessed to attend the Lutheran Education Association Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri. We attended a variety of sessions on social/emotional learning, the effects of social media on children, science, math, technology, language arts, mentoring, and faith development.
  • Our Elective Day in Grades 5-8 was a huge success. We very much appreciate all of the volunteers from our church and school community who gave generously of their time and talents to teach our students skills that are not necessarily covered in the day-to-day learning that takes place in our school. Our students learned wood lathe turning, sewing, cooking, glass etching, survival swimming, golfing, fishing, photography, ukulele playing, terrarium making, Google skills, astronomy, improv, calligraphy, and jewelry making with beads and essential oils. A heartfelt thank you to the many people who helped make this day possible!
  • Our cross country and varsity girls volleyball teams both qualified for state competitions. Our cross country team’s state meet is in Bloomington this weekend, and our varsity girls’ volleyball state competition is in Springfield Nov. 1-3. We pray that they will be safe in their travels, that they will do their best in competition, and that they will represent Christ in all that they do. Go Eagles!
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 Dates
Sat., Oct. 26, 4:45-7 PM and 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 either Sat., Oct. 26 or Sun., Nov. 3 to have your photo taken for Immanuel’s updated photo directory! If you are unable to make either of these dates, please forward your photo to Lori St.Vincent at .
Calling All Veterans—We Need Your Help!
Veteran's Day Recognition Program, Wed., Nov. 13, 8:50 AM
We cordially invite veterans who are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church and any veterans related to our students or parishioners (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, or siblings) to participate in our Veteran’s Day Recognition Program.

To help our students understand the covenant our service members from all military branches enter when taking their oath of office, we are introducing a Living History component to the program. Each veteran with an eighth grade student who will conduct a short interview and then introduce their new veteran friend at the program. We desire contact information on any eligible veteran willing to make this event a very memorable occasion.

Please contact Sharon Dalpini at 630 879 7163, extension 16, or as soon as possible, but no later than 9 AM on Thu., Oct. 31, with your name, contact number, and/or email address so our students can meet you via an interview and tell a bit about your story of serving our country.
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.
Blood Drive Results
Thank you to all the blood donors who participated in our quarterly blood drive at Immanuel last weekend. A total of seven pints were donated, possibly saving 21 lives!
The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, 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 team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now. The new app 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. 

If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can "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!  
Immanuel Events
High School Info Night, Mon., Oct. 28, 6:30-8 PM
On Mon., Oct. 28, from 6:30-8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran School in Batavia is sponsoring a High School Info Night for middle school students and their parents. This event is designed to help families in the Fox Valley and surrounding communities learn more about their options when it comes time for high school.

Representatives from six local private high schools are confirmed: Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora Christian High School, Marmion Academy, Rosary High School, St. Francis High School, and Wheaton Academy. Representatives from Batavia High School, Geneva High School, and West Aurora High School are unable to attend, but parents of current students at these schools will be available at Info Night to help walk families through the process of getting connected with those schools. 
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!
Oct. 25, PTL Parent Info Meeting
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
Help Needed
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: Oct. 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
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.
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.

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. 24
11:15 AM Ballet Stories, YR
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
6:30 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
Fri., Oct. 25
5:30 PM PTL Board meeting, HR
6:30 PM PTL Parent Info Night, HR
Sat., Oct. 26
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, Panera
8:30 AM Volleyball Tournament, Trinity-Roselle
9 AM Cross Country National Meet, Concordia-Wisconsin
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
SUN., OCT. 27
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., OCT. 28
8:45 AM G5 Field Trip, Argonne National Laboratories
9 AM Mon. AM Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
3:15 PM ShopWithScrip® orders due
6:30 PM Basketball Parent Meeting, G
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., OCT. 29
9:30 AM Tue. AM Bible Study, FH
6 PM Fall Sports Celebration, G
WED., OCT. 30
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
3:30 PM Yearbook Club, 250
3:30 PM Wed. PM Bible Study, Lobby
6:30 PM Confirmation, S
6:30 PM First Communion Class, 250
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
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