Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

"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

It's Portillo's Restaurant Day!
Stop by Batavia Portillo's (531 N. Randall Rd.) today between 5 and 8 PM--show this flyer !
ILS Student Council Coat Drive
Jan. 8-31
Immanuel Lutheran School's Student Council is collecting new and gently used coats to share with homeless individuals. Coats may be placed in the receptacles available in the church and school lobbies.
Family Paint Night
Sat., Jan. 26, 6:30 PM - Register here by Jan. 15*
*Registration has been extended!
Come for fun and fellowship and go home with great new pieces of artwork for your home! The Kids Room is ideal for children Kindergarten age through Grade 5. The instructor from Mini Monets specializes in multi-media art designs (paint, feather, sticks, paper layers, etc) for children. The Adult Room is for teens and adults and this instructor is from Lumber and Salt There are multiple design and color options available to customize your art. 
Women's Retreat
Sat., Jan. 19, 9-3 PM - Register here by Jan. 12
Discover what the types of friends bring to life at “The Five Friends Every Person Needs,” presented by author Allie Pleiter.
GriefShare Sessions Begin Jan. 14
Mondays at 6 PM Beginning Jan. 14
No matter the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people dealing with the loss of a family member. We understand how deeply grief and loss hurt people and families. This is a place where many people have found they can begin putting their lives back together again. Please contact Christin Hager or click here to learn more.
Important Community Events
Anxiety Documentary
Wed., Jan. 23, 6:30 PM at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1399 W. Wilson St.
Batavia Public School District 101 will hold a special screening of the IndieFlix documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety , at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre (located within Batavia High School) to open a dialogue on the important topic among families, community leaders, and experts. Suggested for ages 10 and up, this free community event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion with special guests from the mental health care field. >>> Read more

Free tickets are now available, but space is limited.
Click here to reserve your seats.
Wake Up Call
Tue., Jan. 22, 7-8:30 PM at Geneva Community High School Auditorium (416 McKinley Ave., Geneva)
Details: 7-8:30 PM Wake Up Call presentation, 8:30 PM Resource Fair
Wake-Up Call is a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms associated with substance use as well as current drug trends and receive a guided tour of the bedroom along with a description of items used to conceal substance use. They will learn parenting strategies to help prevent substance use, receive a comprehensive resource handbook, and have an opportunity to go through the bedroom and ask questions.

This presentation is for adults only (21 years of age & over).

Lunchroom Helpers
Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League is looking for Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers. Sign-ups have also been enabled for January-May. Thank you to everyone who volunteered September through December! There are plenty of opportunities to put in some volunteer time! Sign up here:
Immanuel Bible Studies: You're Invited!
  • The Gospel of Mark, Monday AM Bible Study, Mons. at 9 AM; Monday PM Bible Study, Mons. at 7 PM; and Early Risers Bible Study, Weds. at 6:30 AM
  • The Gospel Project, Tuesday AM Bible Study, Tues. at 9:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God Through a Study of David, Women’s Bible Study, Wed. at 9 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • The Holy Spirit, Thursday PM Bible Study, Thu. at 7 PM, Heritage Room
  • The Large Catechism, Men’s Bible Study, Sat. at 8 AM, Fellowship Hall or Batavia Panera

To learn more about Bible studies and in-home small groups,
contact Pr. Chris at .
Seeking Substitute Teachers
  • Description: Teach students in preschool, grade school, or middle school at Immanuel when regular classroom teacher is absent. Days as mutually agreed upon by substitute and school administration. Times to be determined based on classroom needs.
  • Qualifications: Minimum bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and current Substitute Teaching Certificate through the Kane County Office of Education. Successfully complete the background check process.
  • Hours: Vary based on need and worker availability
  • Reply by: Please provide resume and completed Immanuel paperwork by Thu., Jan. 31.
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is an equal employment opportunity employer; however, because we are a church body, we retain the right to give preference in hiring to persons who are members in good standing of a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation.
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Thu., Jan. 10, 5-8 PM at Portillo’s 531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia Tired of cooking over the holidays? Join Immanuel's high school students at this restaurant fundraising night. Proceeds will help fund their trip to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis this summer.
  • Thu., Jan. 31, 11 AM-9 PM at California Pizza Kitchen 1202 Commons Dr., Geneva Commons
  • Tue., Feb 19, 4-8 PM at Noodles & Company 1310 Commons Dr., Geneva

Restaurant Night Reminders
  • Flyers must be mentioned or shown when ordering.
  • Before you leave, please check your receipt to ensure Immanuel has been given credit for the sale.
  • Copies of flyers are in the church and school lobbies and at
  • Online orders are NOT included in earnings on restaurant nights.
Shop and Share
ShopWithScrip ®
Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! For complete information, contact Mike Riddell or click the link below.  Orders due Mon., Jan. 14.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you do your holiday shopping at .
Immanuel School Committee
Please reach out to the School Committee via the school office or through the School Comments group in the Parent Login section at anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Thu., Jan. 10, 5-8 PM
Sun., Jan. 13, 8-Noon
Mon., Jan. 14, 6 PM
Wed., Jan. 16
Sat., Jan. 19, 9-3 PM
Wed., Jan. 23
Wed., Jan. 30
Thu., Jan. 31, 4-9:30 PM
Portillo's Restaurant Night >>> flyer
Quarterly Blood Drive at Immanuel >>> Register
GriefShare Immanuel Library >>> Details
Geography Bee immediately following chapel
Women's Retreat >>> Details here
Academic Awards immediately following chapel
Spelling Bee immediately following chapel
California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Night
Outside Events of Interest to Families
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Eighth Grade Families
Please make note of these important dates for students planning to attend West Aurora High School.

English and Math Placement Testing 
Wed., Jan. 16, 3:30-5:30 PM 
Parking will not be available in the front drive until 3:15 PM 
West Aurora High School Library 
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Call (630) 301-5530 
Students must bring copies of their most recent achievement test scores and rt semester grades. Enter door No.1 and follow the signs to the Library. 

Parochial Student Course Selection 
Wed., Jan. 23. 3:30-5:30 PM
Parking will not be available in our front drive until 3:15 PM 
West Aurora High School Room B140 
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Appointment times will be set at the placement testing. 

Incoming Freshman Orientation 
Thu., Jan. 24, 6 PM
West Aurora High School Auditorium
Chicago Steel Family Event, Sat., Jan. 19, 7:05 PM, Fox Valley Ice Arena, 1996 S. Kirk Rd., Geneva

Annual Teddy Bear Toss
Fans are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped teddy bear to the game. When the Steel score their first goal fans throw the teddy bears on the ice. We then stop the game to collect the teddy bears and donate them to local children in need (last year we collected over 450 teddy bears)

Faith and Family Presentation
Following the game enjoy a special Faith and Family Night from the hockey world and beyond in a discussion of the tole faith plays in their lives on and off the ice, a message that will resonate with children and adults.

Tickets for Teddy Bear Toss and Faith and Family night start at just $9 for groups of 15 or more. Please see the attached flyer for more details on this night and our attached group pricing .  
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