Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Principal's Corner
by Donna Laughlin, Principal
· Our guest speaker at the Sep. 27 PTL Parent Info Meeting was Vladimir, a recipient of an Operation Christmas Child shoe box when he was a child. He shared how his family was faithful in trusting God during some very difficult times and touching stories about what a blessing OCC was to his family.
· Our JV volleyball team [boys and girls from Grades 4-7] hosted their annual tournament on Sep. 28. It was a blessing to have our players leading prayer before games and see them huddle and encourage each other during the games. Our Eagles won second place, Bethany-Naperville first, Trinity-Roselle third, and St. Peter-Schaumburg fourth. Two students from Trinity played for St. Peter because that team didn't have enough players. When thanked, one of the players responded that we are Christians and that is the natural thing to do, and that he likes being kind and caring. Praise God our athletes play in an environment that nurtures skills, character, and faith.
· Our preschoolers made apple crisp this week. The smell wafting through the halls was delightful!
· Sep. chapel offerings collected for Walcamp Outdoor Ministries [$199.27] will be used for scholarships for students who otherwise might not be able to attend outdoor education at Walcamp. Many thanks to Executive Director Bill Indelli for joining us for chapel during September!
Immanuel Events
Sat. AM Prayer Gathering, Oct. 12, 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.
October Restaurant Night, Thu., Oct.. 17, Chick-Fil-A, Batavia, 5-8 PM
Join us for fun, fellowship, and fundraising at Batavia Chick-Fil-A (185 N. Randall Rd.). Be sure to show or mention the flyers available here and in the church and school lobbies to help Immanuel earn 10 percent of proceeds!
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Thrivent Action Team Event
Fri., Oct. 18, 9:30-11:30 AM
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to feeding God’s children hungry in body and in spirit.
Please join us for the next Immanuel volunteer opportunity on Oct. 18. Thrivent has provided $250 in seed money to honor those who volunteer on that date. The money will be used to treat these volunteers to lunch at Portillo’s following our packing session. In an effort to further assist FMSC, we are hoping you may want to make a donation to the organization. Want to contribute but can’t attend? All money collected, cash or check (made out to Feed my Starving Children), will be given directly to FMSC. Help us make an impact on starving children around the world. All are Invited; all are welcome.
Please sign up on the clipboard in the church lobby or contact Linda Fass at 630 947 2475 or
Quarterly Blood Drive, Sun., Oct. 20, 8-noon
Thanks to generous blood donors--and the Versiti Blood Center’s innovative research--Adelaide Yost is living a normal, healthy life. Adelaide has von Willebrand disease. At age five, she had multiple spontaneous bleeds and received blood transfusions that helped save her life. “We were fortunate blood was available to treat our daughter. Now, we can look forward to her future,” says Adelaide’s mom, Katie. To help Adelaide and others in need of life saving transfusions, consider making a blood donation at Immanuel's Quarterly Blood Drive on Sun., Oct. 20, 8-noon. Sign up for a time slot on the clipboard in the church lobby or here.
Literacy Night, Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 PM
Designed for children preschool age through Grade 2
Literacy Night includes games, crafts, and other entertaining and educational activities that are designed to encourage your child to read. Please mark your calendar and attend this fun family event and boost your child's interest in developing this fundamental skill. Bring a friend or neighbor along--everyone is welcome!
Save These Dates!
Oct. 12, Sat. AM Prayer Gathering
Oct. 17, Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Night
Oct. 20, Quarterly Blood Drive
Oct. 22, Literacy Night
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
We are still working at cleaning up the south (blue house) property. Trees and shrubs in the front yard have been trimmed and that brush has been hauled away. The large brush pile behind the house still needs to be cleaned up. As much of it as possible will be hauled to the curb for city brush pick up. The remainder of the pile will be separated into yard waste, trash, or wood for the chipper (chipper day coming the end of the month). There are additional trees and shrubs on the grounds to be pruned and/or cut down as well.

The following work days and times remain:
Sat., Oct. 12, 8-4 PM
Sun., Oct. 13, 1-5 PM

We need your help! Please come, even if just for an hour or two. Bring tools if you have
them--heavy duty pruners and loppers, saws, or chain saws. And don't forget your gloves!
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 to learn more .
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.
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: 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 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
  • New topic is pending.

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)
  • 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., Oct. 10
6:30 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM Finance Committee, CR
Fri., Oct. 11

Sat., Oct. 12
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, Panera
9:30 AM Sat. AM Prayer Gathering, C
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Oct. 13
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. 14
9 AM Mon. AM Bible Study, FH
3:15 PM ShopWithScrip orders due
6:30 PM GriefShare, 114
7 PM Troop 12 Boy Scouts , FH
7 PM Mon. PM Bible Study, L
7 PM Relational Skills in the Bible, 250

Tue., Oct. 15
9:30 AM Tue. AM Bible Study, FH
4:30 PM JV Volleyball v St. Peter-Schaumburg, G
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball v St. Peter-Schaumburg, G
7 PM ILCS Foundation Board meeting, L
7 PM MMC meeting, HR
Wed., Oct. 16
8:50 AM ILS K-8 Chapel, S
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
11:30 AM Sweets for Sudan Bake Sale, FH
3:30 PM Wed. PM Bible Study, Church Lobby
6:30 PM Confirmation, S
6:30 PM First Communion Class, 250
Thu., Oct. 17
11:15 AM Ballet Stories, YR
4:30 PM JV Volleyball, St. John-Lombard
5:30 PM Varsity Volleyball, St. John-Lombard
6 PM Children's Choir
6:30 PM Thu. PM Bible Study, HR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
Fri., Oct. 18
9:30 AM Feed My Starving Children Packing Event, FMSC Aurora warehouse
2:30 PM Fall Pep Rally, G
4 PM Lazarus House Meal Prep, GK
4:30 PM Varsity Volleyball Tournament, St. Paul-Mt. Prospect

Sat., Oct. 19
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
5:30 PM Traditional worship, S
Sun., Oct. 20
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