Mon., Apr. 15, 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

Outside Registrations are now being accepted. If you haven't already done so, please update your family's Headmaster information and submit completed Tuition and Fee Agreement with registration fee to confirm your students' re-enrollment. Details here .
This Is Holy Week
  HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS
APR. 15-19, 7:15 AM IN THE CHAPEL
Stop by on your way to work or to grab a coffee for fifteen-minute meditations as we continue our preparation for Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
 
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP
APR. 18, 2 AND 7 PM
APR. 19, 10 AM, 2 AND 7 PM
APR. 20, 5:30 PM
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are at 2 PM and 7 PM. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday. An Easter Vigil will be held at the Saturday evening service (5:30-6:30 PM).

*New this year , a service designed specifically for young children at 10 AM on Good Friday that explains the day in language they can understand and includes well-loved and familiar songs for children.

EASTER WORSHIP
SUN., APR. 21, 6;30, 9, AND 11 AM IN THE GYM
Festival worship at three different services on Easter morning. Children’s sermons and Holy Communion will be part of all three of these services.
PTL Auction News
Have you been looking for ways to get involved in the upcoming 2019 Auction Dinner Dance Gala that benefits Immanuel? Our theme this year is “Education Opens Up a World of Pure Imagination.” First, each classroom is putting together a basket for silent auction and teachers/room parents have hopefully reached out to their students’ families with ideas of filling those. Secondly, there are a many additional silent auction items/baskets available that are put together from donations from the community. Who is the “community?” Stores, restaurants, services, other businesses, or even you. But we need folks to go into these locations and ask for donations! Since Immanuel is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, any donation is tax-deductible. Many of you already shop/dine at these locations. Most businesses will need a copy of the auction letter for their paperwork—available in the school office—grab a few before you go. Once a donation is given, a donation form will need to be filled out for our paperwork—also available in the school office. Would you be willing to also ask for a donation for our organization? Please click this link and sign up for a place to visit and ask for donations: http://signup.com/go/HHXDxFM .

Lastly, we will also be looking for basket builders, day-of-the-event set-uppers, and night-of-the-event helpers. If you’re interested in any of these roles, please contact Bill McLane at wmclane@gmail.com or Rebecca Bello at nrbello@comcast.net .

Lastly lastly, paper invitations will be mailed home within the next few days. Please come—invite your friends & neighbors! It’s a great evening out where you can dress up & enjoy dinner, dancing to a live band, and outbidding your friends on some amazing items. The online link for RSVP/Tickets is www.bidpal.net/ilcs .
Coming in April and May
  ILS SHARING OUR TALENTS SHOW
FRI., APR. 26, 6:30 PM
Immanuel’s Got Talent! Come see and hear what our students can do when they share their God-given talents with you!

QUARTERLY BLOOD DRIVE
SUN., APR. 28, 8 AM-NOON IN THE BLOODMOBILE
Sign up in the lobby or at immanuelbatavia.org/blood_drive. BONUS: G4/5 Sunday School Bake Sale the same day!

ANGST MOVIE AT IMMANUEL
SUN., APR. 28, 6:30 PM IN THE GYM
IndieFlix , a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation , is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety . Batavia Public Schools hosted a screening of the film in January 2019. If you missed that screening or saw it and would like to see it again, on Sun., Apr. 28, Immanuel Lutheran Church and School will hold a special screening of the documentary at their campus at 950 Hart Rd., Batavia to open a dialogue among local families, community leaders, and experts.

The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film followed by information and resources. Space is limited, so free tickets will be required. Visit immanuelbatavia.org/angst_movie today
"We felt it was important to make a movie that could raise awareness to open up the conversation and provide hope," said Andreen, IndieFlix CEO and Angst Producer. "So many people struggle with anxiety and have trouble talking about it. We want to change that."
 
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Everyone involved in the development of Angst has a personal experience with anxiety—from the producers to the interviewees.
 
The IndieFlix original film is expected to reach more than three million people around the world, through 25,000 community and school screenings.
 
 
HONDURAS MISSION TRIP JUN. 18-26, 2019 
Participants are hosting a Donut Fundraiser on weekends in May . The mission trip team received  Action Team dollars from Thrivent Financial to cover the cost of the donuts so that all donut money earned will benefit the Hearts for Honduras mission trip. Each of the members serving in Honduras (Deb Riddell, Dee Dodd, Linda Fass, and Laura Klein) are asked to fund raise at least $250 for a total of $1,000 to help pay for building, medical, and dental supplies and VBS materials. The cost of the trip ($1,300 each) is being paid by the attendee.
 
SABOR LATINO
SUN., MAY 5, 5-7 PM IN THE GYM
Learn about the important work being done in the Latino community in Aurora by our brothers and sisters at Iglesia Luterana San Pablo (Lutheran Church). And while you’re at it, savor the Latino flavor of a delicious feast specially prepared and served by members of San Pablo in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! RSVP by Apr. 28 to Sonia at 630 820 3450 or use the online RSVP form at immanuelbatavia.org/sabor_latino_58918.
Restaurant Nights Put the FUN in FUNdraiser!
  • Apr. 22-26, Nothing Bundt Cakes 1086 Commons Dr., Geneva. Be sure to bring this flyer with you!
  • Tue., May 14, 11:00 am-8:00 pm, Arby's, 144 S. Randall Rd., Batavia. Bring this flyer!
Lunchroom Helpers
Immanuel's Parent-Teacher League is looking for Tuesday Lunchroom Helpers for Tuesdays through-May. Thank you to everyone who volunteered September through January! There are plenty of opportunities to put in some volunteer time! Sign up here: signup.com/go/uCm2g5
Communications Helpers
WE’RE LOOKING FOR WRITERS AND PEOPLE TO GATHER INFORMATION
Immanuel’s marketing and communications department is looking for individuals willing to share their talents in graphic design, writing, and information gathering. Information gatherers would use contact lists provided to gather facts for press releases and pass it along to Lori. Copywriters would gather info and write the releases, which would then be submitted to Lori. you are interested in learning more, please contact Lori St.Vincent, Director of Marketing and Communications, at lstvincent@immanuelbatavia.org .
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 ProjectTuesday 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 Book of Amos, 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 cdavis@immanuelbatavia.org .
Shop and Share
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Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! For complete information, contact Mike Riddell or click the link below.  Orders due Mon., Apr. 29.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2683484 .
When ordering Scholastic Books, please use this class code to ensure your books aren't lost in space! 2KI7W
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 ilsbatavia.org anytime with suggestions for improving Immanuel Lutheran School: Chairperson Judy Luetkens, Andrea Carroll, Larry Fass, Kendall Heetland, Sarah Murphy, and Erin Riddell.
Events
SUN., APR. 14
Palm Sunday, New members welcomed at all services
8 AM        Traditional worship, S
9:30 AM   Education Hour
9:30 AM   Traditional worship, S
11 AM      Contemporary worship, S
12:45 PM  Preschool Chapel, S
4:30 PM    Adult Volleyball, G
6:30 PM    High School Night, YR/G
 
MON., APR. 15
6:30 AM    Men’s Small Group, HR
7:15 AM Holy Week Devotions, C
8:50 AM Preschool Chapel, S
7 PM Troop 12, FH
 
TUE., APR. 16
7:15 AM Holy Week Devotions, C
8:50 AM Preschool Chapel, S
3:15 PM Pack 912 Den Meeting, YR
6 PM Children’s Choir, MR
7 PM Christus Choir, MR
7 PM MMC Meeting, L
7 PM Foundation Board Meeting, HR
 
WED., APR. 17
7:15 AM Holy Week Devotions, C
  8:50 AM K-8 Chapel, S
9 AM Women’s Bible Study, FH
11 AM Sing & Play, G
6 PM Confirmation Catch-Up, HR
7 PM Lenten worship, S   
 
THU., APR. 18
Maundy Thursday
2 PM Maundy Thursday worship, S
7 PM Maundy Thursday worship, S
 
FRI., APR. 19
No School
12 PM Lazarus House Meal Prep, GK
10 AM Good Friday for Kids, S
2 PM Good Friday worship, S
7 PM Good Friday worship, S
 
SAT., APR. 20
8 AM Men’s Bible Study, HR
5:30 PM Easter Vigil, S
 
SUN., APR. 21
Easter
6:30 AM   Sunrise Easter worship, G
9 AM Traditional Easter worship, G
11 AM   Contemporary Easter worship, G

MON., APR. 22
No School, Easter Monday
Outside Events of Interest
Wheaton Academy Future Family Day, April 15 9:00am
 
Are you considering Wheaton Academy for your student? On Monday, April 15th, they are hosting an Admissions event, Future Family Day, for prospective families. They will highlight their academic philosophy, approach to spiritual development, and an overview of their high school's distinctives. The time will include a campus tour with a current student and an opportunity to ask questions you may have.
 
If you would like to attend Future Family Day, please register here . Link:  https://wheatonacademy.org/admissions/visit/future-family-day/



Rosary's Annual Alumnae 5k! 
Join us for Rosary's annual 5k on May 5th at Rosary. Register at www.rosaryhs.com/5krun . Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Sr. Mary Joseph Alumnae Scholarship. 


Fermilab Education Program E-Alert Jan.-Aug. 2019

For High School Students

Northern Illinois University is proud to offer over 80 day and residential summer camps for students entering Grades 2-12. These students will get an opportunity to immerse themselves in a field of their choice and experience life on a college campus. Camp pricing for residential camps includes meals, instruction, 24/7 adult supervision, and staying at a residential hall during the week.

Registration is now open for all camps!

Are your students curious about science, tech, or medical fields?

Are your students interested in exploring creative career paths and meeting new friends who share a passion for the arts?

Are your students ready for an immersive camp experience like no other?
  • At Quarantine: The Summer Camp, they’ll live the book, meet the authors of Quarantine and experience the science and art behind the story.

Find out more about the dozens of different NIU academic and athletic summer camps at go.niu.edu/summercamps .
Immanuel's Mission
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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