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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


Holy Week Registration

Registration for in-person Holy Week services will begin on Friday, March 19th. Watch for special registration email. 

Mobile Food Pantry Thank You

Note from Jeannine Kannegiesser, Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving of the Northern Illinois Bank

Thank you for serving together on Saturday at Immanuel. We were fortunate to have a lovely spring-like day and to have the opportunity to provide food to 218 households/798 individuals. We hope to see you again and truly appreciate your enthusiastic effort on behalf of our community. Should you be interested in getting involved with other Food Bank initiatives, please visit our website:

“Why Pray?”

Our Lenten focus is on God’s gift of prayer.  Prayer, Scripture informs us, is a key component of our life together as God’s people.

If you’d like an additional resource to use in your own household during Lent, take a look at “Why Pray?”  This little book is a 40-day guide for God’s people to grow in their understanding and practice of God’s gift of prayer. Amazon has both a print and Kindle format.  There are also a limited number of books available in the church office.  If you’d like to make use of one of these copies, please click on the link below.

Order Book Here

Thrivent Members - Don’t forget to direct Choice Dollars®

Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice® program can help support organizations you care about. Don’t let your Choice Dollars expire!

Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 31, 2021, to direct any remaining 2020 Choice Dollars. Help support Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran School. Visit to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.

Click here to learn more about Thrivent Choice

11th Annual Men's Retreat

This year’s Men’s Retreat will take place April 23rd -25th at Camp Philip in
Wautoma, Wisconsin. This year’s speakers are Brian & Jeff Becker, father-son
team, who recently co-authored Tender Lions. They will discuss building the
vital relationship between father and son.

Men's Retreat Sign-up


Lenten Weekend Worship—“Talking with God”

As we explore the various situations in life where we are invited to talk to God in prayer.  This series will continue leading up to Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion on March 28th.  

Lenten Midweek Evening Worship

Join us at 7 pm for our Wednesday evening Lenten service as we explore the Lord's Prayer.

Register for Wednesday Night Lenten Service


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 (Non-Lenten) - 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.

Mar. 24th 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

We Care About You

In Our Prayers

Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp, Anne Wetzel, Phoebe Ladewig, Marian Lambert, Ed & Ellen Anderson, Julia Markworth, Gary Anderson, Susan Trupp, Nancy Hyland, Alayna Hundley, Rick & Joyce Davis, Kate Ruder, Linda Wiggs, Mike Davis, Ron Bone, Beth Wait, Dylen Larsen

All residents and staff at area community care centers


For the family of Jerry Hanson, who entered rest. 


Submit Prayer Requests Here

Immanuel Lutheran School

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.


Jeremiah 31:31-34
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:32-45

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: 

YouTube: 155

Facebook: 190

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