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Immanuel Lutheran Church

Connecting People to Christ for Life


Dedication of New Baptismal Font

This weekend at Sunday’s 8:00am service, we dedicate a new baptismal font for use in our life together here at Immanuel.  In doing so, we joyfully look ahead to our Lord’s work to wash away sin and connect souls to the new life Jesus has won for them.  The new font was created by George C. Scott, a glassblower in Seattle, WA. (You can see more of his work at  The bubbling within the glass gives the appearance of a spring of living water, serving as a reminder of the new life that comes through the washing of Baptism.  Connecting to our existing bowl stand, the new bowl also captures the light within Immanuel’s sanctuary to great effect, appearing iridescent when you view it from different angles.  The purchase of this new font was made possible through the Wayne Kaltenbach and Butch Karr memorials with the blessing of their families, to the glory of their Savior.

Operation Christmas Child

Mark your calendars for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drop-Off – November 15th thru 21st at CrownPoint. Check out for more information

Pizza Pals

Pizza pals available in the church office. Cost is $15 and is good up to $30 for a pizza at Old Chicago. Proceeds go towards the Belize mission team.

Loving Touch

Remember those who need a “Loving Touch” this Christmas. Our Helping Hands Network delivers poinsettias to those who need an extra touch of God’s love every holiday season. If you would be interested in helping this season, forms are located at the Connection Center.

Christmas Poinsettias

Place an order for a poinsettia to be placed in the Sanctuary during Christmas! Poinsettias can be ordered in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone special, in celebration of birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. Each poinsettia costs $9.00. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 13th. Forms located at the Connection Center. 

Wreath Pick Up

Wreath pick up this Sunday, November 21 from 8:45am-12pm & Wednesday, November 24 from 7:45pm. 3 - 25” wreaths $30ea  & 1 36” wreath $45ea available for purchase.

If you are unable to make that time or would like to purchase a wreath, contact Andrea Davis in the church office for an alternate time.

Save the Date: Congregational Meeting

Please plan to attend Immanuel’s Fall Congregational Meeting, which will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21.  You’ll be able to participate either online or in person as we gather in the Sanctuary to hear updates from our leadership as we look to the months and year ahead.

Journey to Bethlehem Volunteers

If you are interested in being in the living nativity contact Aaron in the Church Office. 815-544-8058

Immanuel, in partnership with the Boone County Behavioral Health Task Force and Empower Boone, is holding a winter clothing drive during the month of November. NEW or gently used adult or children's coats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and hats will be collected along with blankets.  For those of you who knit or crochet, please consider using your skills and leftover yarn to contribute to the drive. All donations go to task force clients and Empower Boone Food Pantry.

Donations should be placed in plastic garbage bags and put in the collection bins located at the Main Campus or Immanuel North before weekend services. Thrivent Financial Action Teams have been applied for to help with this project.

We Care About You

In Our Prayers

Linda Dixon, Buck Hodge, Gloria Mowers, Kathy Gaupp, Anita Ralston, Ellen Anderson, Marian Lambert, Zach Peavler, Julia Markworth, Shirley Berg, Donna Benson, Susan Trupp, Louie Rowe, Ellie, Larry Baker, Scott Wellhausen, Sherry Huntington, Bonnie McHoes, Janet Bruening, Rene Kurfman, Harold Anderson, Keith Blaida, Jeff & Trudy Flippo, Bob Schwarzkopf, Katrina Johnson, Melody, Joyce Davis, Brad Salley, Leanne Hamilton-Toole, Robert Nie, Henry & Anita Koch, Shelby Austin

Deaths: Barb Stima

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Immanuel Lutheran School

ILS Sewing Club

Helpers needed for after school ILS sewing club!

Only skills needed are: enjoy hand and machine sewing and helping 10-14 years old's.

We meet on Fridays from 3:00-4:30 November-April.

Helpers assist on a rotation one-two times a month.

Enjoy learning about sewing terms in the Bible with our beginning devotions and watch the kids develop a skill that they will hold for life!

Please contact Toni Baumann 815-519-9872 or with questions.

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 51:4-6
Psalm 93
Jude 20-25
Mark 13:24-37

Giving Envelopes

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: 247

In person: 395

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