Thu., Sep. 6, 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

Special Announcements
  • 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.
  • Remember to go to and create a profile. This is your one-stop shop for school information. It includes important updates between weekly Eagle Info and links to other information critical of students and families. Simply click on the Parent Login tab and follow the prompts. Once your request is approved, you will be good to go. Questions? Contact the school office or Lori St.Vincent, communications director.
  • Chapel envelopes were sent home with students. Please use these envelopes on chapel days to ring an offering to support the many wonderful organizations. Chapel offerings for the month of September are being sent to 4KenyasKids.
  • Walk-A-Thon packets are being sent home this week.
  • The October Hot Lunch Menu is available online.
It's Time for Sunday School!
Begins Sun., Sep. 9, 9:30-10:30 AM
Sunday School begins this weekend! If you haven't already done so, please visit to register your children online or complete this form and bring it with you! Immanuel's Sunday School program is designed for children age 3 through Grade 5. In addition, middle school and high school students have Sunday Bible Studies designed with their specific needs, challenges, and learning styles in mind. Details are available here . K-5 begins in the Fellowship Hall, middle school meets in room 256, and high school meets in the Heritage Room. Sunday Forum adult study meets during the same time period in the Immanuel library. Questions? Contact Mary Wert .
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 for ILS Families: 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. 
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 sanctuary
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.
Let's Build It Engineering Club
Weds., Sep. 19-Oct. 24, 3:15-4:15 PM in the Library
Enter into the fascinating world of robotics! In this exciting STEAM program, students will design, build, and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Projects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers, and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics, and robotics engineering. No previous experience necessary, just a desire to have fun, build, and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills! To sign up, please visit and enter class code ILB9.19.18. Register by Sep. 9 to receive early bird pricing of $87.
Restaurant Nights
Tue., Sep. 18, 4-10 PM at Lou Malnati's
1048 Commons Dr., Geneva
Flyer (click on image at right) must be mentioned or presented when ordering. Hard copies of this flyer are available in the church and school lobbies.
Tue., Oct. 16, 4-8 PM at Chipotle
2902 Kirk Rd., Aurora
Flyer (click on image at right) must be mentioned or presented when ordering. Hard copies of this flyer are available in the church and school lobbies. NOTE: online orders will not be included in the fundraiser.
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.
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 .
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. The next order is due Mon., Sep. 10.

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.
  • 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 at St.John-Lombard
  • Sat., Sep. 8 JV Volleyball Tournament 8 AM at St.Paul-Aurora
  • Sat., Sep. 8 S'more About Jesus 3-5 PM at South Mill Creek Park
  • Sun., Sep. 9 Sunday School Begins! 9:30 AM
  • Sun., Sep. 9 Tax Seminar at 10:45 AM in the Heritage Room
  • Suns., Sep. 9-Oct. 14 Discovering Immanuel at 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 by 3:15 PM
  • Mon., Sep. 10 GriefShare 6:30 PM in the Immanuel Library
  • Tues., Sep. 11 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting 8:45-10:30 AM in the sanctuary
  • Wed., Sep. 12 K-8 Chapel at 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
  • Wed., Sep. 12-14 G6 Outdoor Education at Walcamp
  • Wed.-Thu., Sep. 12-13 Vision and Hearing Screening, youth room
  • Wed., Sep. 12 Tax Seminar 6:15 PM in the Heritage Room
  • Weds., Sep. 12 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting 6:30-8 PM in the youth room
  • Fri., Sep. 14 G3 Field Trip to Fermilab at 12:30 PM
  • Fri., Sep. 14 Midterm
  • Mon., Sep. 17 Preschool Chapel at 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
  • Mon., Sep. 17 Preschool Chapel at 12:45 PM in the sanctuary
  • Tues., Sep. 18 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting at 8:45-10:30 AM in the youth room
  • Tues., Sep. 18 Preschool Chapel at 8:50 AM in the sanctuary
  • Tue., Sep. 18 Restaurant Night at Lou Malnati's in Geneva, 4-10 PM
  • Wed., Sep. 19 G5 Service Trip to the Holmstad in Batavia at 10:15 AM
  • Weds., Sep. 19 Passionate and Purposeful Parenting 6:30-8 PM in the sanctuary
  • Sat., Sep. 22 G3-5 Choir sings in worship 5:30 PM 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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Lazarus House "The Need Is Now" Community Concert
Sat., Sep. 22, 5-9 PM, Lincoln Park, St. Charles
Lazarus House is sponsoring its first “The Need is Now” community concert. Relax with family and friends and enjoy music by “Betsy Petrie & The Souvenirs.” They will entertain you with long-lost classic songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Bring a cooler and blanket or chairs, learn more about Lazarus House, and enjoy the “oldies, but goodies.” Check the website at to see how you can be a part of neighbors helping neighbors in our communities.
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 
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School 630 406 0157, 8-4 PM