Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity."
--1 Timothy 4:12, ILS theme verse for the 2017 2018 school year

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day is Tue., Nov. 7 . S tudents who would like a retake should bring the picture envelope they received. Parents are asked to notify the office so they know which students to call to the retake location.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
The Packing Party kick-off takes place in Immanuel’s sanctuary and shoe box packing will begin at 4 PM in the school gymnasium. 
Additional activities include a performance by an area magician, sandwiches provided by Chick-Fil-A Batavia, and door prize drawings. Free will offerings will be accepted to help offset the $9 per box mailing costs. Click here for more.
Calling All Vets!
ILS Celebrates Veteran's Day at Special Chapel Service

WED., NOV. 8, 2017, 8:50 AM
All veterans are invited to participate in Immanuel Lutheran School’s Veteran’s Day celebration chapel service. Veterans are asked to contact the church office at their earliest convenience to share name, rank, branch, and years of service. The goal is to have as many veterans in attendance as possible for this celebration in their honor. #ImmanuelEvents
School Stories
Kindergartners at Immanuel Lutheran School were recently very busy making Reformation cards for shut-in and elderly members of the Immanuel congregation. The class has taken as its mission this year to regularly provide handmade greeting cards as a way of serving these individuals throughout the school year. 
Sports at Immanuel
Varsity Girls' Volleyball

Special thanks to the Tinnes family for the awesome banner outside the school entrance that celebrates Immanuel's girls' varsity volleyball team traveling to the Lutheran State Tournament this weekend. Their first game is on Nov. 3 at 3:30 PM. This is a link to complete info about the upcoming State level contest. Remember to watch social media for updates! Go Eagles!
Cross Country Special Report

Immanuel Lutheran School sixth grader, Sean Heetland (second from right), placed in the top ten in both the Illinois Lutheran Schools State Cross Country Meet and the National Lutheran Schools Cross Country Meet.
Sean has been running cross country at Immanuel for two years. He finished in  fifth place  at the Illinois state meet this year with the time of  12:01.55 . In this competition, he ran primarily against seventh and eighth grade athletes.
At the National Cross Country meet held at Concordia University in Wisconsin, Sean received the  fourth place  medal in the Grades 3-6 division with a time of  12:09.24.
Remember to Sign Up for Basketball and Cheer Teams!

Students in Grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in these winter sports. Click here for the necessary forms. Each athlete needs to complete/submit the Athletic Participation form, a Concussion form, a Sports Physical (good for 13 months), and required fees (basketball $125, cheer $100). GoEagles!
Play Tag!

A reminder to coaches: please secure a volunteer parent or two to tag Lori St.Vincent when they post photos and/or details about Immanuel sporting events to their personal Facebook pages. This will ensure that all teams can share their good news on Immanuel's social media outlets and this newsletter.
Spirit Wear!

The Eagle Boosters have a special item in the new spirit wear order form that benefits the Investing in Discipleship campaign: all proceeds from the purchase of the stainless steel travel mug, which includes the Immanuel logo mark, will go toward the campaign. 

Proceeds from all other items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, scarves, hats, and backpacks, benefit the athletic booster fund, which supports ILS athletic teams and gym maintenance by helping to purchase supplies, jerseys, etc.

Click here for order forms . Checks should be made payable to Immanuel with “Boosters Spirit Wear” in the memo line.
Got Christmas Gifts?
Immanuel’s high school youth fundraisers help support travel expenses for the 2018 mission trip to Elkview, West Virginia. 
NOV. 1-28
Papa Nicholas Coffee products ($10), Dutch Chocolate Hot Cocoa ($8), and Numi’s Assorted Organic Teas ($8). Orders will be taken in the church office between services on Sundays and the school office on school days in November. Orders must be prepaid and will be delivered
in time for Christmas gift-giving.
NOV. 6, 10:30 AM-9 PM
McAlister’s Deli will return 20 percent of sales accompanied by the Immanuel ChariTea flyer, available in the church lobby and online on The City and in the member section at
Investing in Discipleship
Note Card Sale

The upcoming Note Card Sale is part of this year's Investing in Discipleship effort to raise funds for children's education throughout Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.

Students who choose to submit a design to the Immanuel Note Card Sale may place their designs in the gray boxes below. Please be sure to also add name, class, and teacher. Designs are due in the school office no later than Tue., Nov. 7.
Note Cards will be sold in classroom packets and in mixed packets that include designs from all classrooms. Card packets will be sold Nov. 15 through Dec. 22 at a cost of $5 per packet of ten cards.
If you have questions or can help assemble note card sets, please contact Lori St.Vincent at 630 879 7163, 630 251 5493, or via email at Thank you!
Immanuel Bunco Night

Plan to attend Immanuel's Bunco Night fellowship fundraiser on Sat., Feb. 10, 2018! 
Immanuel Bunco Night is part of Investing in Discipleship and 100 percent of Bunco Night proceeds are benefiting this campaign, which was developed to raise funds to support church and school education programs including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, day school, First Communion Classes, and Confirmation classes. 

Don't be late for this VERY important date: tickets are on sale now! 
Each $25 ticket covers finger foods, two beverages tickets, and three games of Bunco. Prizes will be awarded for Most Buncos, Mini Buncos, as well as a mystery prize. There will also be raffle baskets, 50/50 raffles, and much more! 

Tickets may be purchased in the school office, from Kristy Joanis, Megan Popp, or Melba Layton.  This event WILL SELL OUT ! Don't delay!  See the attached poster for more details!  
Everyone Can Help - Arts, Crafts, and Skills Auction

In January, Arts, Crafts, and Skills will be highlighted in weekly blind auctions. Needed are donations of time and/or talents. To date two quilts, a painting, and a piece of stained glass art have been promised. Skill donations could include photography, cooking, plumbing--time and skills donated to benefit ILCS. Contact Sue Wauer at 630 402 0549 or to learn more.
Needed: Singers and Ringers!
Immanuel’s twenty-second annual Service of Lessons and Carols is Sat., Dec. 2 (4 and 6 PM). Mass choir rehearsals begin Sun., Nov. 5, 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. Adults and students who enjoy handbells are invited to participate in rehearsals on Sunday mornings in the Heritage Room, 10:30-11:15 AM beginning Nov. 5. Contact Sharon Dalpini (630 879 7163, ) or Anna Sedberry (630 638 3177 or ) for details.
Shop--And Share the News!
Shop With Scrip (Replaces Manna Program)

Shop with Scrip allows shoppers to raise money for ILCS and save money on the things they purchase every day. Earn up to 4 percent on gas, 5 percent on groceries, and 12 percent at restaurants. Get 2 percent back on every purchase from Amazon or get a discount on Prime membership. Get up to 8 percent back on hotel or airline purchases. Remodeling or purchasing new appliances? Get 3 to 4 percent rebates from home improvement stores.  The next orders and checks are due Mon., Nov. 13.  Abbreviated order forms are available in the church and school lobbies. Check here for more information and a complete list of retailers. Email questions to  Megan Watson  or visit the  school website  for information on signing up and placing orders.
Amazon Smile for Immanuel

Calling all shoppers! Please consider clicking on the link below and choosing Immanuel Lutheran Church as the beneficiary for Amazon Smile purchases. This designation generates donations for Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. There is no additional cost and shopping Amazon Smile doesn't change the bottom line on orders. Please spread the good news and help Immanuel raise funds on everyday purchases. Click here to support Immanuel through Amazon Smile!
Next Week in The Story
The Story is a compilation of the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible condensed into accessible chapters. These chapters allow the reader to witness Bible events in the order in which they occurred. Each weekend at Immanuel during the 2017 2018 ministry year, a new chapter of The Story is introduced at worship. At Sunday School, Sunday adult Bible study, and during the week at Immanuel Lutheran School in religion classes and weekday Bible studies. Children and adults are delving into that same chapter; developing together as
Disciples of Christ. This book is available outside the church office for $5. A limited number of copies are available.
Chapter 8: A Few Good Men...and Women

JUDGES  2-4, 6-8, 13-16
The nation of Israel had a place to call home at last. Settling into the Promised Land enabled them to leave behind their wandering ways and fulfill one of the key promises to Abraham: a land for God’s people to occupy. But, failing to evict the Canaanites from the land, these pagan neighbors became a toxic influence on a nation called to be different. After the death of Joshua, God’s people felt this pull of worldly culture and a destructive pattern emerged:
  • Israel turned again and again to the worship of pagan gods.
  • God brought divine judgment.
  • Israel cried out for God’s help.
  • God raised up a judge to save them.

This cycle of sin became the pattern of life in Israel for the next 300 years.   
Study Oppportunities for Everyone
Click on a study below to link to details.

Sunday Studies, 9:30-10:30 AM  

Sunday School PS3-4          Preschool and Kindergarten rooms, 106, 107, 108
Sunday School K-G3           Fellowship Hall, 002
Sunday School G4-5           Youth Room, 158
Middle School                    Middle school wing, 255, 256, 257
Youth Bible Study                Conference Room, 105
Sunday Adult Forum           Immanuel Library, 159
During the Week

Theology on Tap , Crosstown, Batavia , second and fourth Mons., 7 PM
Tue. AM Bible Stud y, Fellowship Hall, Tue., 9:30 AM, 002
Early Risers Bible Study , Fellowship Hall, Wed., 6:30 AM, 002
Women’s Bible Study , Fellowship Hall, Wed., 9 AM, 002
Thu. PM Bible Study , Heritage Room, Thu., 6:30 PM
Men’s Bible Study , Heritage Room / Panera , Sat., 8 AM, 002 /  Panera
Office Info
Scholastic Book Orders

The web address is  and the ILS Class Activation Code is GMXY4. November flyers are being sent home this week.
Reporting Requirement
Results of Required IDPH Testing

Immanuel recently complied with the Illinois Department of Public Health mandatory drinking water lead test. All drinking fountains and sinks tested well below the minimum reporting limit, with the exception of the sinks in the sanctuary behind the altar, one of the Fellowship Hall wash sinks, and one of the science lab sinks. Once the water was run for 30 seconds in these sinks, they, too, were well below the minimum reporting limit. These three sinks now have signage indicating users need to run the water for 30 seconds before using. A copy of the complete report is available here .
Immanuel School Committee
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the School Committee via the school office with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School.

  • Judy Luetkens (chairperson)
  • Larry Fass
  • Kendall Heetland
  • Erin Riddell
  • Sarah Murphy
  • Andrea Carroll
Upcoming #ImmanuelEvents
Nov. 2 11:30 AM dismissal K-8; regular preschool schedule

Nov. 3 No School K-8, Parent-Teacher Conferences; regular preschool schedule

Nov. 3 Feed My Starving Children service event , 9:30-11:30 AM (sign up in the church lobby) All church members and school families are always invited to participate in these service events, if they choose.

Nov. 4-5 First Communion Weekend

Nov. 6 Spirit Day

Nov. 7 Picture Retake Day, Fall Sports Celebration, 6 PM

Nov. 8 Veteran's Day Chapel , 8:50 AM

Nov. 10 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party, 3:30-6:30 PM

Nov. 11 Preschool sings in worship , 5:30 PM

Nov. 13 Shop With Scrip Due

Nov. 14 Northern Illinois Food Bank service event, 6-8:30 PM (sign up in the church lobby) All church members and school families are always invited to participate in these services events, if they choose.
Community News
San Pablo Fiesta!

Support our brothers and sisters at San Pablo Lutheran Church in Aurora by hearing their testimony of the amazing things happening there--and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine!
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
School 630 406 0157