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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


In-House Photo Directory

Due to pandemic-related issues, the company that we’d used to create our recent photo directory has been unable to deliver it.  So we’re going to make one in-house!  You’ll be able to upload household and individual photos to CCB, our congregation’s member engagement software, or come have your photo taken at one of the upcoming photo shoots during weekend services on July 17, 18, 24, and 25. We will also be taking pictures before and after the Wed., July 21 service.

Another option is to drop off a recent family photo at the connection center in a envelope labeled with your contact information.  

Anyone who would like to serve in any way with this project, please click on the button below.

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High School Mission Trip

This Sunday the High-School youth are heading to Copperhill Tennessee for a mission trip. They will be gone from July 18 - 24. Keep them in your prayers for safe travel and trip. 

Christ-Esteem Bracelet

In a world where many voices compete to define a girl's worth, here's an opportunity for girls (ages 9+) and a female role model (mom/grandma/aunt/friend/etc.) to remember what's really important.

In addition to making take-home bracelets together, we'll discuss how girls can find their self worth, not by focusing inward or comparing themselves to others, but by grounding their identity in Christ. 

Join us Saturday, July 17th from 9-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall (Door 4). Click on the button below to register. 

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Do you have children or grandchildren that are missing the VBS experience this summer? Bring them to a VBS Family Night!

We'll have VBS-style lessons, decorations, and activities. We'll also provide a meal for the whole family, special play area and puppet show for preschoolers and special projects just for older kids. 

Island Adventure - Weds, July 21, 5-7pm (Taco Bar)

Arctic Adventure - Weds, Aug 4, 5-7pm (Chili/Hot Dogs)

Forest Adventure - Sun, Aug 15, 12-2pm (Pasta & Garlic Bread) 

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“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.” – John 1:16

Legacy Partners is an initiative to recognize those people, both past and present, who have a “Legacy Gift” for Immanuel included in their estate plans.  By identifying and thanking those who have already taken this step, we hope to also encourage others to do the same.  A “Legacy Gift” of any size, currently funded or deferred, qualifies you to be part of the Legacy Partners. If you have already or are considering leaving a “Legacy Gift” for Immanuel in your estate plan, please contact Ray Pagels, our Christian Gift Planning Counselor at 847-226-2262 or   

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In Our Prayers

Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp, Phoebe Ladewig, Marian Lambert, Ed & Ellen Anderson, Julia Markworth, Donald 'Butch' Karr, Penny Chamberlin, Sally Paugels, Zach Peavler, Dave Grashorn, Abby, Jean Schimdt

Baptism: Easton Wennmacher (parents: Corey & Andrea Wennmacher)

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Immanuel Lutheran School

Teaching Openings

First/Second Grade, Fourth Grade, and Music Teaching Positions Open. Immanuel Lutheran School is accepting applications for a full time first/second grade teacher, full time fourth grade teacher, and a part-time music teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Application: Current resume and references

Contact:  Mrs. Judy Schaefer, Principal 815-547-5346

Jeremiah 23:1–6
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11–22
Mark 6:30–44

Online Worship Numbers: 261

In person: 373

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