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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


What You Need to Know About Outdoor Worship

  • 11:00am Sunday – In the Parking Lot South of the Canopy
  • Bring a Lawn Chair or Blanket to sit on in the Parking Lot
  • The entrance off of Belvidere Road will be CLOSED.  You must enter off of 2nd St. on the school side of the property for safety reasons. 
  • Parking will be available in the School Lots off of 2nd Street
  • Parking will be available on the west side of the building by the playground for those that need closer parking.
  • This is NOT a Drive-in service – You will get out of your cars!
  • Masks are NOT required, but please practice social distancing.
  • Don't forget to bring a hat or sunscreen! :)

What a joy it was to see about 250 people in the parking lot for worship this past Sunday.  A big thank you to all the people that worked to make it happen.  It took a huge team of people to make it happen.  A special thank you to Bob Fleischmann for donating his equipment and time Sunday morning.  Hope to see you all again the next two Sundays.

Thank You Card Shower for Pastor Pollock

Pastor Pollock has served Immanuel faithfully as the Interim Senior Pastor for the last two years. His last sermon will be preached on the weekend of July 18 & 19 and we will celebrate his time with us at the 9:15 service. We would like to shower him with thank you cards. If you would like to participate, you can mail a card to the church office addressed to him. If you feel moved to honor him with a financial gift, please make your gift payable to Roger Pollock and NOT Immanuel. We will gather all the cards and get them to him.

Confirmation Information

If you have a child entering 7th grade this fall, now is the time for Confirmation Classes.  You can contact Josh Wold or Andrea Davis in the church office for more information or email them at: or  

If you missed the meeting please contact Josh Wold or Andrea Davis with above emails to go over the information.

Summer Women’s Bible study:

Priscilla Shirer “One in a Million” workbook and video study to begin Wednesday, July 1st (7 weeks) from 8:30am to 11:00 am. To register and secure a workbook, call Jana Crandall at 815.299.2738.

Every woman is on a journey. In looking carefully at the two Israelite's (out of two million) who crossed over the Jordan and into the Promised Land, we find direction for our own spiritual lives. Expect to see God move in miraculous ways in your everyday existence. 

Mini-Worship Services - Every Wed. at 11 am

  • You may only attend the service you signed up to attend.
  • Please do not enter the building more than 15 minutes before service.
  • Please wear a mask when entering the building. If you are having difficulty getting a handmade face mask, please call the church office.
  • Enter and exit through Door #1.
  • The Narthex and Sanctuary are the only areas open to the public.
  • There is no time to visit inside the building. Please say hello outside.
  • You are doing a great job signing up online. It is ok to see your name multiple times when you are signing up multiple people in your home.  If you need help call the church office.  As we begin to open up to more people, we will be taking attendance upon you entering the building.

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.  This will be the schedule for the rest of the summer for Wednesday Mini-worship services.


Sign up for July 1st

Sunday Lord’s Supper with Worship

  • Drive Up Communion will be by the School Entrance Door 14 and will end at 10:00
  • You Do Not need to sign up for this.
  • After attending online worship, you are free to drive to Immanuel to receive the Lord’s Supper.
  • The driver or person getting the Sacrament from the pastor to distribute to others in the car must have a mask on. 
  • The Sacrament is for those baptized and instructed disciples of Immanuel who just attended online worship.
  • The Lord's Supper is set-up and prepared using all safety guidelines recommended by the CDC.

Weekly Update

Sunday July 5th
8:00 – No Onsite Attendance – Service will be streamed live.
9:30 – No Onsite Attendance – Service will be streamed live.


Pastor Campbell Will Be Here Soon
Pastor Campbell and his family will be here soon.  Please keep the Campbell family in your prayers during this transition.  His installation service has tentatively been planned for the afternoon of Sunday August 16th.  Keep your eyes open for more information to come. 
No Pastor Richard Updates or Devotions for Two Weeks
Pastor Richard is going to take a little break before Pastor Pollock leaves and Pastor Campbell arrives.  Devotions and email updates will begin again the week of July 5th. 

Pastor Teacher Encouragement Fund and Schultz Scholarships

Applications are available in the church for Pastor teacher encouragement fund and also Schultz scholarships if you would like an application please call the church office. Applications must be received by July 1st.

In Our Prayers

Deb Landmeier, Cathy Gaupp, Kiera Kozlowski, Linda Rogula, Bobbie Davis, Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Susan Trupp, Bob Schwarzkopf, Abigail (Gustafson) Lee, Ernie & Gloria Mowers, Anne Wetzel, Carol Plate, Brian Brockmann, Sherry Huntington, and those affected by the COVID 19 Virus. Pastor Campbell and Family and the St.Johns Lutheran Church Congregation.

Families of Doug Watson and Lavonne Robles who entered rest


Submit Prayer Requests Here

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

We Care About You

How Can We Care For You?

If you are elderly or immuno-compromised we realize that you are the most vulnerable during this pandemic. If you need help with picking up a grocery order, prescription or other essential needs, we would like to help. Please click the link below and you will get a call to find out your needs.

Request Form

Do You Need a Mask?

Our Caring Crafter Group is offering to make a mask for anyone in the congregation that needs one as our we begin to come back into the building for worship.  If you need a mask or know someone that needs one please call the church office or contact Sue Goll from Caring Crafters at 815-544-9723.  

This Weekends Scripture Readings

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

Romans 7:1-13
Matthew 10:34-42

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 all to have been worshiping with us online!

Last weeks Online Worship Numbers: 

Facebook: 412 & YouTube: 162


New Focus on Old Challenges

The current COVID crisis is bringing new focus to old challenges regarding estate planning. The threat of illness, disability or death makes real the need to make sure that “wishes” are written down to become “directions” instead. Our Gift Planning Counselor, Ray Pagels, is available NOW to begin working with you toward that plan. He can meet with you in person or by video conference. Contact Ray at 847-226-2262 or

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