Monthly Archives: March 2020
Our confirmation students have been studying the Lord’s Prayer. As a part of their work, they were challenged to paraphrase the Lord’s Prayer in their own words. Eli Attig wrote: God above, Divine by name, whose Kingdom is present. Let us be servants, here and above. Provide the necessities. Bless us while we bless our enemies. Drive […]Read more
We’d Love to Honor Our Graduates!
Do you have an 8th grader, high school, college or vocational graduate in your household? Please let the church office know about them; as Immanuel would like to celebrate their achievement on Sunday, May 3, during worship and coffee hour. Please phone the church office at 815-625-3575 by April 15th to participate. Thank You!Read more
What do you give thanks for?
Virgil Rhodes shared, “I give thanks for old age. To have lived this long, and to have seen what I have seen and to have been where I have been; I am really thankful. I also give thanks for the GREAT family I have.” Virgil celebrates his birthday on Easter this year. Kayla Hackbarth mentioned, “I […]Read more
As I sit here this morning at home, due to our organization reducing travel to only “essential”, I was reminded of a recent passage that Pastor gave a message on. Matthew 6:25-34 reminds us “do not worry” and in times like these we are challenged to not worry. There is a clear difference though between […]Read more
Word from our Treasurer
Greetings and God’s blessings upon you and your families during these times of both challenge, but also opportunity. THANK YOU for fulfilling your commitments to the church, honoring your pledge to support Immanuel in our good works. Our financial picture continues to look good as of this writing, and it is because of all of […]Read more
Word from the NIS Bishop
Dear siblings in Christ, Hear the words of the Psalmist: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its […]Read more
You will find two offering envelopes in your offering packet for Sunday, April 12. The red border envelope is designated for Easter and will be sent to the Northern Illinois Synod for benevolence. The other offering envelope is the regular offering, and it will stay at Immanuel. Thank you.Read more
Christ in Our Home
Connecting with each other when we are not able to meet in person is an ever-evolving journey. Please watch your mail and email for additional congregational updates and resources. If you would like a copy of April, May & June Christ in Our Home, please contact the church office and we will get one out in […]Read more
A HUGE Congratulations and warm welcome to all who were baptized in March and will be baptized in April! We celebrate with the: · Leslie and Ryan Arquilla family on the baptisms of Ryan and Brant on the anniversary of Bryce’s baptism, March 15! · Scott and Nicole Bruns who will have Emelia baptized on April 26 during worship! Emelia joins […]Read more