Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other
up, just as in fact you are doing."
--1 Thessalonians 5:11, ILS theme verse for the 2018 2019 school year

PTL Election Results
Congratulations and thank you to Susie Lester, elected vice chairperson, and Vanda Toner, elected treasurer. Complete election results are available here.
Special Announcements
  • Parents picking up children from AfterCare: please use the Fellowship Hall entrance (Door 2, northwest corner at the front of the building). If the children have been moved to a different location (playground, gym, etc.), there will be a note indicating where they are on the door. Thank you!

  • The first Spirit Day of the new school year is Mon., Sep. 10! Wear Immanuel spirit wear or blue and white. The winning classroom will enjoy a special treat from the Immanuel Booster Club.

Sing & Play Begins Wed., Sep. 5!
Wednesdays When School is in Session 11-11:45 AM in the gym
Sing and Play is a parent-toddler class designed specifically for young learners, 18 months and older. During the class, children can sit comfortably on mom or dad's lap, and gently ease into a class setting. Sing and Play is a free class that requires no registration or commitment. Come and play each week or whenever is convenient. Siblings are always welcome!
Bible Studies Begin
Women's Bible Study, Wed., Sep. 5 at 9AM in the Fellowship Hall
All women are invited to join this study of Priscilla Shirer's book. The Armor of God. A link to order the book is available at here. Child care is provided.
Experiencing God Kick-Off Meeting, Wed., Sep. 5 at 6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall, Led by Erica Ciro, Megan Popp, Julaine Kammrath, and Pr. Kennaugh
This study kicks off this week! This study shows believers how to know God intimately, and encourages them to step out in faith and join Him in His work—with miraculous results. Study leaders Megan Popp and Erica Ciro are available after services for questions or to sign up for one of three classes days/times, or call the church office and talk to Pr. Kennaugh.
Be Salty: Sharing God Naturally, Led by Tom Scott
Do you have a heart for sharing your faith? Tom Scott will be starting a seven session study using the book, Be Salty: Sharing Jesus Naturally . The time and place are to be determined, Tom is flexible. The size of the group is limited to 10 to 12, so please contact Tom know as soon as possible to learn more and discuss days and times that work best: 630 402 1124 or .
S'more About Jesus (& Immanuel)
Sat., Sep. 8, 3-5 PM, Red Barn Park (South Mill Creek Park), Geneva
The community is invited to get to know S’more About Jesus (and Immanuel) and enjoy a fun filled afternoon that includes bounce houses, a slime table sponsored by Community Therapy Services, music, games, children’s message, and snacks. The planning committee requests the following donations: Golden Grahams Cereal, mini marshmallows, 1-pound bags of M&Ms (for s’mores trail treat bags), and cases of water. These can be placed in the basket outside the church lobby. Come join the fun, volunteer at the event, and/or help by donating an item listed above. Questions? Contact Megan with Mill Creek Event in the subject line.
Tax Seminar
Sun., Sep. 9, 10:45 AM, Heritage Room
Wed., Sep. 12, 6:15 PM, Heritage Room
Do you want lower taxes? Join us to learn some simple and effective ideas on how to take advantage of the new tax rules to potentially lower your taxes through a variety of ways. The seminar will be presented by Steve Ciaccio, MBA, CPA, CFP®. A light meal and refreshments will be provided at each presentation.
Discovering Immanuel
Suns., Sep. 9-Oct. 14, 3-4:30 PM in the Heritage Room
Condensed Version: Mon., Sep. 10, 17, and 24 at 8:45 AM in the Fellowship Hall
This class takes participants from considering membership in the Immanuel community to active and intentional participation. It is essential for those 
interested in membership. Participants will also meet with an active and mature member of Immanuel who can answer questions and help make connections. They will also get to know key ministry leaders and learn about entry level ministry opportunities to consider. Complete information and an online interest form are available at .
GriefShare Sessions Begin
Begins Mon., Sep. 10, 6:30 PM in the Immanuel Library
Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.
Passionate and Purposeful Parenting
Tues., Sep. 11 and 18 8:45-10:30 AM in the Immanuel Library
Weds., Sep. 12 and 19 6:30-8 PM in the sanctuary
What helps parents maintain their service to their children while leading them? Pr. Chris leads this first of several parenting seminars planned for this ministry year.

Please also visit the St. Mark, St. Charles website here
for complete information on their
upcoming parenting seminar.
Restaurant Night at Lou Malnati's
Tue., Sep. 18, 4-8 PM at Lou Malnati's in Geneva
Flyer (at right) must be mentioned or presented when ordering. Hard copies of this flyer are available in the church and school lobbies.
Preschool Ballet Classes at Immanuel
A Step Above Dance Academy has developed a preschool ballet program for dancers age 2 to 6 called Ballet Stories. The class is designed to be an enrichment program for local daycare centers and preschools. Immanuel is hoping to host at least one of these classes for little ones interested in dance. Complete information is included on the flyer at right. Click the image to access a full size PDF copy.
Looking for Ways to be Involved?
Our Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers supervise children during the lunch hour, allowing ILS teachers to have a break once a week. The teachers really appreciate and look forward to this time! Responsibilities include opening Go-Gurt, allowing children to get a drink or use the facilities (one at a time, of course), and keeping bottoms in chairs while eating. The kids know the general rules for lunchtime, so it’s a great time to spend time with them and their peers. You can volunteer as many or as few times as your schedule allows. Sign up here.
Fall Cleaning?
Please keep an eye out for items (blazers, hats, etc.) that four-year-old preschoolers might enjoy using during dramatic play/dress up time. Donations can be brought to the school office and would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Batavia Mothers Club Coat Drive
Drop at Immanuel, Sep. 21-Oct. 5
Please help those in need in our community with donations of new or clean, gently-used winter items: coats, snow pants, snow suits, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and boots in good condition. Items are needed in sizes from infant to adult. Immanuel Lutheran School is one of our drop off points. All items are donated to local charities and shelters. Questions? Please contact us at .
Seniors and Caregivers Luncheon
Sun., Sep. 30, After 11AM Worship
Seniors and Caregivers are invited to a luncheon and resource fair in their honor. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up now on the clipboard in the church lobby. A sign up sheet for RSVPs is also available. Contact Sue Wauer at 630 606 2273 or
Operation Christmas Child
Immanuel's annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Party last year provided more than 600 gift boxes for needy children across the globe! To be part of this huge effort to share the love of Jesus, please donate the following items during the month indicated...or at any time! Financial donations are also much appreciated as mailing costs have risen to $9 per box. Thank you so much for helping to support this great ministry! Mark your calendar for this year's Packing Party at 3:30 PM on Fri., Nov. 9.
  • School supplies: notebooks, colored pencils, $1 Target items

  • WOW items (puzzles, games, Legos; toys for all ages that fit into shoe boxes)

  • Free Will: any of the above prior to party date
Shop and Share
ShopWithScrip ® for 2018 2019
Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! Shop with Scrip allows families to do both while purchasing items such as gas, groceries, and clothing. Retailers offer a rebate percentage; 55 percent of this rebate goes to ILCS and 45 percent is refunded to purchasers at the end of the school year. Email Mike Riddell  with questions. 

Visit  to see a list of retailers and use the enrollment code 96A591B555773 to sign up. Signing up for PrestoPay allows purchasers to receive gift cards immediately and with no need to write and drop off a check.

Click on the image above and designate Immanuel as your charity!
Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
  • Mon., Sep. 3 Labor Day no school, offices closed
  • Weds., Sep. 5 K-8 Chapel/Baptism Birthdays 8:50 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Weds., Sep. 5 Women's Bible study 9:30AM in the Fellowship Hall
  • Weds., Sep. 5 Sing N' Play 11AM in the Gym
  • Thu., Sep. 6 Cross Country Meet 5 PM at FMS-Wheaton
  • Thu., Sep. 6 Eagle Volleyball v St. John 4:30 and 5:30 PM in the Gym
  • Thu., Sep. 6 Children's Choir (K-6) 6 PM in the Music Room
  • Sat., Sep. 8 Cross Country Meet 8 AM
  • Sat., Sep. 8 JV Volleyball Tournament at St John 8 AM
  • Sat., Sep. 8 S'more About Jesus 3-5 PM at South Mill Creek Park
  • Sun., Sep. 9 Tax Seminar 10:45 AM in the Heritage Room
  • Suns., Sep. 9-Oct. 14 Discovering Immanuel 3-4:30 PM in the Heritage Room
  • Mon., Sep. 10 Immanuel Spirit Day!
  • Mon., Sep. 10 Discovering Immanuel for ILS Parents at 8:45 AM in the Fellowship Hall
  • Mon., Sep. 10 ShopWithScrip Order Due at 3:15 PM
  • Mon., Sep. 10 GriefShare 6:30 PM in the Immanuel Library
  • Tues., Sep. 11 and 18 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting 8:45-10:30 AM in the youth room
  • Wed.-Thu., Sep. 12-13 Vision and Hearing Screening in the youth room
  • Weds., Sep. 12 and 19 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting 6:30-8 PM in the sanctuary
  • Wed., Sep. 12 Tax Seminar 6:15 PM in the Heritage Room
  • Wed., Sep. 12-14 G6 Outdoor Education at Walcamp
  • Fri., Sep. 14 G3 Field Trip to Fermilab at 12:30 PM
  • Fri., Sep. 14 Midterm
  • Tue., Sep. 18 Restaurant Night at Lou Malnati's in Geneva, 4-8 PM
  • Wed., Sep. 19 G5 Service Trip to the Holmstad in Batavia at 10:15 AM
  • Sat., Sep. 22 G3-5 Choir sings in worship at Immanuel
Outside Events of Interest to Families
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Kindness for Katie 5K
Sun., Sep. 9 at 8 AM
Batavia Riverwalk
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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