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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


Blanket and Winter Coat Collection Until Sun. Jan 31st

Immanuel North, in partnership with Empower Boone, is holding a blanket and winter outwear drive during the month of January. NEW or gently used adult or children's coats, scarves, gloves, mittens and hats will be collected along with blankets. Donations should be placed in plastic garbage bags and put in the collection bins located at the Main Campus or Immanuel North before weekend services. Please DO NOT leave donations outside the church doors. Thrivent Financial Action Teams have been applied for to help with this project.

Ladies Guild

Ladies guild is meeting on Thursday Feb 4th at 1:00 in the fellowship hall. Please bring your mite boxes and your Christmas stockings to the meeting. All church guidelines will be followed. 

Ash Wednesday Services

Immanuel's worship schedule will look a little different for Ash Wednesday. The Imposition of Ashes will be offered at all services along with a drive-thru opportunity from 5-6pm. You must pre-register for sanctuary seating either online or by calling the church office. Registration opens Feb. 3rd.

Christ for Kids

You can now find all the previous Christ for Kids videos on Immanuel's website: And, keep watching the website and Facebook page as new videos are released each week! 


Things look a little different when we gather. Guidelines of social distancing and mask wearing will be followed. Please remember that these changes are temporary and we will all be learning together and making adjustments along the way.

You MUST register ahead of time in order to attend in person worship.


Click below to register for our Belvidere Campus indoor worship services! If you do not have computer access, please call the Church office before 3:00 pm on Friday (815-544-8058) with your reservation. 

Register Here for Worship at Belvidere Campus

Mini-Worship Services - Every Wed. at 11 am

There is one Mini-worship service each week on Wednesday at 11:00am that will be reserved for those in the “high risk” category or those uncomfortable being with larger groups at this time.

Click below to register.

Feb.3rd Mini Worship Sign-up


Click below to register for the Immanuel North Campus indoor worship services! If you do not have computer access, please call the Church office before 3:00 pm on Friday (815-544-8058) with your reservation.

Register Here

Putting an estate plan together is a somewhat complex task.

There are multiple documents you may need. Yet the most significant part of that estate plan is the gift plan you create, giving gifts to family you love and the ministries you care about. Entitlement would dictate that gifts to family, Godchildren or friends all need to be equal. Grace would indicate that God has provided gifts to you to meet needs in people’s lives, whether family or ministry. It is not boiler plate. You need to pray through a plan. Ray Pagels, our Christian Gift Planning Counselor can help. Contact Ray at 847-226-2262 or

We Care About You

In Our Prayers

Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp,  Anne Wetzel, Bob Schwarzkopf, Marian Lambert, Ed & Ellen Anderson, Julia Markworth, Gary Anderson, Susan Trupp, Marcia Davis, Shirley Berg, Nancy Schultz, Phoebe Ladewig, Irene Schultz, Norman & Shirley Farel

All residents and staff at area community care centers

Rev. Ken Krause was called to rest in Christ this past Sunday, January, 24, 2021.  Please remember his family and friends in prayer as they mourn his death in the body, asking for our Lord’s solace to be upon them and the people of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran Church and School, Resurrection Lutheran Church, and St. Paul Lutheran School.

Submit Prayer Requests Here

Immanuel Lutheran School

Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance

Immanuel received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. It is a part of their ongoing effort to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education within the Belvidere community.

The ExxonMobil station on Appleton Road secured the grant for ILS. We are grateful for their partnership!

Caring & Sharing – Stewardship in Difficult Financial Times

The Scriptures teach us to be First Fruits Percentage Givers.  That means we give according to what God has given us and we make those gifts a priority in our life.  This kind of Scriptural giving works when things are going well, and it works when things are not going well. 

If you are struggling financially then your percentage gift will automatically go down – no guilt, no shame, and no questions asked.  If that’s the case, we should be asking you, “How can we help.”  That’s the way it is supposed to work. 

However, if you have had no change in your current income, then we simply ask you to be faithful in your percentage giving.  God loves a cheerful giver and so we want to make it easy for you to give.  You, of course, can mail your offering to the church office, but we strongly encourage you to set up Electronic Giving through our website by clicking the link below.  Thank you for helping us Connect People to Christ for Life!

Give Online

This Weekends Scripture Readings

Click the buttons below to read this week's Scripture readings.


Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28

There are multiple ways to watch our online worship this Sunday. You can click either button below.

The Facebook button will take you to our Immanuel Facebook page.  When we go live on Sunday, it will pop up. The other button will take you to our website which on the front page we have in bold to click for online worship. You can also see last weeks online service there too. 


Thank you to everyone who has been worshiping with us online!

Last weeks Online Worship Numbers: 

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