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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


And looking about at those who sat around him, [Jesus] said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” – Mark 4:34-35

I’m thankful for the family of faith that we share as people connected to Christ here at Immanuel.  That’s a gift that’s made possible by Christ connecting us with each other.

This past weekend, we gave thanks to God for the blessing that He’s shared with us in Judy Schaefer for the past 40 years.  As Judy remarked during the presentations on Sunday morning, having so many people gathered together whose lives had been blessed by her service was a lot like a family reunion.  In Jesus, our Immanuel, we have life together.  Please join me in giving thanks to God for Judy as she looks ahead to retirement from ILCS, and pray for our Lord’s continued work through those teachers and educators like her who serve in Christ’s name!

In Christ,
Pastor Campbell

New Vestry Officers

At the first meeting of the Vestry in this new term, the following were elected as officers:  Chair - Paul Fox; Vice-Chair - Johnathon Haig; Secretary - Connie Campbell (*continuing).  Thank you for your service to Immanuel!

Helping Hands Fair Sign-Up

Helping Hands is in need of people to serve at the ticket gates at the Boone County Fair from Aug. 10th-15th.  This is the main fundraiser that supports the important work they do in Boone County.  Helping Hands Network serves those who are in need of emergency financial assistance, paper products, basic household furniture, and medical equipment.  Working the fair gates is a fun way to support Helping Hands.  Interested in serving? Click on the link below and you will be contacted by Brenda McElroy to get you on the schedule.


J.O.Y - June Outing

Join the J.O.Y Group on Friday, June 18th for an afternoon of fun.  The outing kicks off with lunch at the Steam Plant at 12:00 pm followed by a tour of the Boone County Museum of History.  Please call Sue Goll (815-544-9723) by Wed., June 16th to get your reservation for lunch.

New Sunday Morning Course - "Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation"

The world tempts us to believe resolution is all that is necessary to move on from conflict. However, as Christians we are called to reconcile our relationships and not settle for simple conflict resolution. God could have resolved His conflict with sin by damning us all but by His grace, opted to reconcile us to himself through Christ. What difference does that make when we have conflicts today?  Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:15 as Pastor Campbell leads a study in the Sanctuary or online.

Schedule and Sign Up Here!

Nursery Caregivers Needed!

As we are looking to reopen the nursery, we are in need of more Caregivers. This is a paid position. For more information, please contact Andrea Davis in the church office.
( or 815-544-8058)

Baby Bottle Boomerang

Time is running out to pick up and fill a baby bottle (with coins, cash or check) to support the Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford.  The PCC brings help and hope to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.  Your donations can change a life!  Please return your filled bottles by Father’s Day (June 20th) to the Connection Center or donate online.

If you donate online make sure to put Immanuel in the Notes box. 

Donate Link Here

We Care About You

In Our Prayers

 Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp, Phoebe Ladewig, Alayna Hundley, Marian Lambert, Ed & Ellen Anderson, Julia Markworth, Susan Trupp, Cathy Selpien, Donald 'Butch' Karr, Penny Chamberlin, Colleen & Tyler Dietz

Submit Prayer Requests Here

Immanuel Lutheran School

Teaching Openings

Kindergarten, First/Second Grade, Fourth Grade, and Music Teaching Positions Open. Immanuel Lutheran School is accepting applications for a full-time kindergarten teacher, full time first/second grade teacher, full time fourth grade teacher, and a part-time music teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Application: Current resume and references

Contact:  Mrs. Judy Schaefer, Principal 815-547-5346

Donations to the sale allow you to enter as a VIP Ticket Holder.

Donation Drop-Off at the Big Gym

Please call ahead 815-547-5346

June 7-10:  8:00am - 10:00am and 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Volunteers Needed

Ezekiel 17:22-24
2 Corinthians 5:1-17
Mark 6:26-34

Online Worship Numbers: 

YouTube: 93

Facebook: 137

Total: 230

In person: 459

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Immanuel Lutheran Church

1045 Belvidere Rd


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