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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,”

“‘This people honors me with their lips,
               but their heart is far from me;
in vain do they worship me,

               teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” – Mark 7:6-7


Thanks be to God that Jesus takes care of “Doing the Dishes” for us, washing us inside and out so that we might have life with him.  It’s pretty easy to get caught up in outward righteousness, giving the appearance of having it all together, but neglecting the right relationships we need with God and with other people.  This coming weekend will mark the conclusion of August’s “Dining In” preaching focus, so come and join with your family in faith at Immanuel as God feeds us for our future.

This past Monday saw the launch of our first Swinging for the Students golf outing.  It was a big success, especially for an inaugural event, with great turnout of players from the congregation, school, and community.  One of our golfers even hit a $10,000 hole-in-one!  The Lord blessed us with pretty favorable weather – including a brief afternoon downpour to cool things off.  Thanks to Frank Bisconti, our Director of Operations, for launching and coordinating this event.

Please be sure to join us for this coming Sunday’s congregational meeting at 10:15 a.m. hear about and vote on the possibility of purchasing a new home site for our North Boone Ministry.  This is an important milestone for Immanuel, and we’d like many of our congregational members to be present.

In Christ,
Pastor Campbell

Proceeds go towards Immanuel's Belize Mission Team. 

Congregational Meeting August 29

We will hold a Congregational Meeting this Sunday, August 29, at the start of the 10:15 a.m. Education Hour.  As discussed at the Congregational Meeting this past May, the former Timberlane Village Hall is being sold by the North Boone Fire Protection District and would make an excellent home base for our North Boone mission work (i.e., “Immanuel North”).  We’re received word that the building and property will be sold by a “sealed envelope bid.” (This means that we will have one opportunity to submit a bid to the NBFPD without the opportunity to negotiate or match any competing bids, should there be any.)  Sunday’s meeting will present a recommendation from the Vestry on how to proceed with this opportunity.  Since it involved the potential for purchasing real property, this decision requires a congregational vote.


There will be no Worship Service at North that Sunday, August 29. We encourage you to come to the main campus for the voters meeting.


Calling all Moms!

Titus 2:3-5 encourages older women to teach, train, and encourage younger women, and that's why we're re-launching the Woman of Grace mentoring Bible study this Fall!

Who: Older women paired with younger women from the congregation

What: Studying seven aspects of being a Christian wife and mom (and eating dessert!)

When: Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm, September 19th- November 14th

For more information, text or call Karen Laabs (815.543.7815) 

Joining Jesus on His Mission

Next month, we’ll be launching into a new congregation-wide venture as we explore the book “Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Disciple” by Pastor Greg Finke.  In preparation for our kick-off in September, you’ll be able to purchase your own copy of the book after worship services at the Connection Center this weekend for only $5.  (Or if you an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription, you can read the book for free!)

Ladies Guild Meeting

Ladies Guild will meet Thursday, Sept 2 in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm. All ladies are welcome. For any questions feel free to contact Dona Schwedersky at (815) 218-4623.

We Care About You

In Our Prayers

Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp,
Anita Ralston, Ellen Anderson, Marian Lambert, Penny Chamberlin, Julia Markworth, Leah Steinborn, Zach Peavler, Dave Grashorn, Jean Schmidt, Anita Ralston, Donna Benson, Andrew, Kay, Susan Trupp, Harley Varoni, Louie Rowe, Cherish Sepulveda, Hunter James Messenger

Submit Prayer Requests Here

Immanuel Lutheran School

Teaching Openings

Music Teaching Position open. Immanuel Lutheran School is accepting applications for a part-time music teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Application: Current resume and references

Contact:  Mrs.Trisha Engel, Principal 815-547-5346

Online Worship & Giving

Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6-9
Psalm 119:129–136
Ephesians 6:10–20
Mark 7:14–23

Giving Envelopes

2021 Giving Envelopes - If you haven't picked up your 2021 Giving Envelops, please call Claudia in the Church Office (815-544-8058 ext.123) to make arrangements to get them. 

2022 Giving Envelopes NEW - We will be mailing Giving Envelopes to you via USPS mail on quarterly basis for 2022. If you want to opt out of receiving these Giving Envelopes, please call Claudia in the Church Office 815-544-8058. (If you have already notified us that you are giving electronically and prefer not to use these Giving Envelopes you do not need to do anything)


Online Worship Numbers: 370

In person: 383

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