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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” – Mark 7:37

Last weekend, Pastor Richard pointed us to the reassuring truth that Jesus came into our world not simply to tackle the symptoms of its brokenness, but to overcome its source.  As people who Jesus has redeemed, you and I get to live in the sure confidence that the sickness we experience in our bodies, in our communities, and in nature will not ultimately prevail.  With the medicine of God’s grace at work in us, we go out as people who are contagious with the cure our world needs.

Starting this coming weekend, we’ll be launching our congregational focus of “Joining Jesus on His Mission.”  We’ll be seeing how Jesus is at work in our broken world in the lives of the people around us, and how he is sending us to be present there.  Shaped by grace in Christ and connected to him by the Spirit’s work, Jesus’ disciples – you and me included – will more intentionally be the light and salt our Savior has declared us to be.

Sunday marks the return of our full Christ for Kids experience at 10:15 AM (alongside Christ for Kids: Worship in the 9:15 Bridge service), Sunday morning staffed Nursery coverage, and the new time of our Horizon service at 11:00 AM.  I look forward to seeing you as we kick off this new season of discipleship together!

In Christ,
Pastor Campbell

Joining Jesus on His Mission

This weekend, Sept. 11/12,  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. 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!)

Congregational Call Meeting Sept 19

Congregational Call Meeting. One item to issue a call to the 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Tara Oetting. It will be during the beginning of educational hour on Sept. 19 

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth – 55+)

J.O.Y. (those 55+ years of age) will be meeting for lunch and games on Friday, September 24th at 12:00 pm.  The cost for lunch is $6 per person and includes broasted chicken, potato salad, baked beans and drinks.  You must pre-order your lunch by Tuesday, 9/21 by calling Sue Goll at 815-544-9723.

We Care About You

In Our Prayers

Kelli Ramos, Shirley Berg, Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp, Anita Ralston, Ellen Anderson, Marian Lambert, Julia Markworth, Donna Benson, Susan Trupp, Louie Rowe, Ellie, Ruthann Behling, Larry Baker, Deb Markey

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Immanuel Lutheran School

Teaching Openings

If you or someone you know might be interested in working with a great team at Immanuel Lutheran School, we still have the following openings:

  • Music Instruction. ILS is accepting applications for a part-time music teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Retired teachers welcome!
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Extended Care Staff (2:45–6:00 p.m., weekdays)

Application: Current resume and references

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

Online Worship & Giving

Isaiah 50:4–10
Mark 9:14–29

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)

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust allows to you to enjoy income and tax benefits today and provide for family and your favorite ministries tomorrow. You can transfer cash, appreciated securities or real estate, avoid capital gains on the transfer and receive trust payments during your lifetime and for your family for a period of years after you are called home. When the trust terminates, the remainder value in the trust is distributed as gifts to the ministries of your choice. If you would like to learn more on how a Charitable Remainder Trust can make your assets benefit you, your family and the Lord’s work, contact Ray Pagels, our Christian Gift Planning Counselor at 847-226-2262 or email Ray’s services are confidential and at no cost to you as a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.


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In person: 387

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