This fall. The Northern Illinois Synod will host a Discipleship Gathering to explore the “Conversation as hospitality – Helping make the faith connection.“  The gathering will be held on Thursday, September 18th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling starting 6:30 p.m. with registration and light supper.  Worship and program to follow.  

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Council Corner  It’s time for an update on a variety of topics . . . no lazy days of summer at Immanuel! · Summer began with a “bang” as a dedicated group cleaned, pitched, re-organized and garage-saled a lot of “stuff” to prepare for the renovation project. · Progress continued on the renovation of the water damaged […]

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In addition to the list of thanks from Shirley Attig for all those who helped with Vacation Bible Camp,  I want to add a special thanks to Shirley for all the extra work that she does planning, gathering materials and supplies and for her contagious spirit of love for teaching our young ones about the […]

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    2014 VBS Approximately 32 volunteers had a blast serving Jesus, at God’s Backyard Bible Camp, Vacation Bible School!  There were 51 registered, including 20 youth from Immanuel and 31 youth that were friends and neighbors. WHAT DID WE LEARN? SERVE FAMILY!  Miriam took care of her brother Moses.  Exodus 2:1-10 SERVE FRIENDS!  Four […]

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Bowlers Needed:  The church league bowls every other Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Blackhawk Lanes.  Bowling starts September 14th until April 26th.  Returning bowlers and High School  age and up are invited .  Any questions call Scott Attig at 815-379-9642.  

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Bowlers Needed:  The church league bowls every other Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Blackhawk Lanes.  Bowling starts September 14th until April 26th.  Returning bowlers and High School  age and up are invited .  Any questions call Scott Attig at 815-379-9642.  

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2015 Rise Up Together ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in Detroit, Michigan from July 15 through July 19, 2015.  Students entering 8th through 12th grades are eligible to go.  Registration opens October 15th.  We need to have your registration forms and a non-refundable deposit of $75 to Immanuel LYO by Sunday, September 14th.  What […]

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Cancelled – Confirmation Camp will be held Friday-Sunday, September 26-28th for 7th & 8th grade students at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon.  Leave from St. John’s at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and return to St. John’s at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday.  Cost is $35 per participant.  There is an additional cost of $8.50 per person […]

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LEARNING NEVER ENDS I know I have used this title before in my article in September, but it still fits.   September is the month that students settle into the routine of school.  September is the month when all sorts of educational programs start up here at Immanuel.  In this issue is the Confirmation information regarding […]

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GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS  The 2nd annual servant day of the ELCA is Sunday, September 7th.  Bridging the Rock is once again hosting a combined worship service, servant events, and a shared luncheon.  The worship will be held at St. Paul’s, Sterling, with the Barbershoppers leading the service.  Watch the bulletin for more information as the […]

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