For Your Meditation and Preparation for Worship
Scripture readings for Sunday services are listed on the Worship Services Page. At home before worship, read the Scriptures, listen for what God says to you, and come to worship anticipating and ready to receive what God gives in His Word and worship.
ALL CHURCH SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 31 DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS!
BE IN THE WORD WITH PASTOR AARON FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM OR CELL PHONE EVERY WEEKEND OR VIEW HIS DAILY VLOG!
JUNE 2020 NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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BIBLE STUDY CLASSES (Meets in the Immanuel Library)
Men of the Word meets the First and Third Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. Come join us for a lively discussion, using the lens of the foundational documents of our church body, the Lutheran Confessions. They tell an important part of our story as Lutheran Christians, and still inform and inspire our faith and life today. For the 6th, we will be discussing the readings from Week 11 from the reading plan on page xxxiv. Hope to see you there!
Women of the Word meets the Second and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. We have been journeying through the book of Mark and will pick up our discussion in the middle of chapter 6. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we meet in the Library to lean into God's Word together. We engage in a conversation that focuses on what the text is saying and how that applies to us. Hope you'll consider joining us in the new year!
People of the Word meets the Fifth Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Both men and women are invited to join!
Women's Morning Bible Study meets the Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month at 9:15am.
We will begin a new DVD study based on the life and ministry of Peter: “Peter…from Fisherman to Fisher of Men.” Donna Pyle has written the study to impact our spiritual walk and to grow our faith by sharing how God used the Gospel to reveal Peter’s brokenness, failures, struggles, and triumphs. He is very relatable!! He made huge mistakes but remained open to listen, learn, lean in, and love in new and challenging ways.
Our study will seek to answer the following questions:
SERVING ST. MATTHEW’S SOUP KITCHEN On each of our visits, we are humbled and thankful for God’s blessings on this ministry. Our next visit is planned for MAY 14. Everyone is invited to join us – we leave Immanuel about 10:45am and are back to Mokena by 2:00pm – please call Barb at 708.995.5375 if you are interested in joining us.
2020 Serving Dates: 5/14; 6/11; 7/9; 8/13; 9/10; 10/8; 11/12; 12/10
2020 ALTAR FLOWER SIGN-UP HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED
(2) Vases of Flowers is $40.00 / (1) Vase of Flowers is $20.00.
ETERNAL LIGHT is $15 per month.
Sign-up sheets can be found in the Opportunity Book in the church lobby for altar flowers and the monthly eternal light. The Ruth Society would like to thank all those that have ordered flowers in the past and for honoring the Lord.
Checks should be made payable to the Ruth Society and placed in the offering plate or Mailbox D1.
NOW OFFERING GLUTEN FREE If anyone has health issues requiring gluten free communion wafers, please contact Pastor Schellhas.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE WEEKLY BULLETIN OR PRAYER CHAIN
Please call the church office at 708-479-5600 or email prayer requests to email@example.com. If you would like them included in the weekly bulletin please indicate that in your message. Prayers will be removed from the bulletin after one month unless updates are provided and further need for prayers is requested.
GREETERS & READERS WANTED!!!
We are still looking for help with Greeters and Readers for Saturday and Sunday services. If you can help, please add your name to the sign-up sheets located in the Opportunity Book in the church lobby.
PRAISE BAND NEWS
If you’re interested in checking out the Praise Band Hymns for each month, go to the church website, immanuelmokena.org, click on music under the ministries sections, and scroll down to Praise Band current selections. Enjoy the youtube videos.
JOIN THE RUTH SOCIETY - Immanuel women and members you are cordially invited to attend our meetings for 2019-2020. Ruth Society meets the first Thursday of each month starting on Thursday, September 5th at 7:30pm in the HUB. Perhaps you will consider joining us to serve our Lord and congregation. More information may be obtained by call Bev Whittier at 815-485-9269.
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Sign-up Today for a FREE Bible App Subscription with He/She Reads Truth
At Immanuel Luteran Church, we believe that Bible reading isn’t just for small groups and Sundays—it’s for every day in between. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth to give you a FREE Bible app subscription.
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First you'll need to download the She Reads Truth or He Reads Truth app on iOS or Android. (Click the appropriate link below to get the app)
We pray that this free app subscription will encourage and equip you to engage with God’s Word every day. We count it a privilege to read with you!
"We'll be looking at the reading plan "Making Room: A Study of Biblical Hospitality" starting the week of April 19th. Stay tuned!" - Pastor Aaron
Immerse yourself in scripture by signing up for a free 60 day subscription for Dwell, an audio Scripture app. It’s free to our congregation, and you can get it by signing up with this link: https://dwellapp.io/signup/with/HU3X9P
Fellow Members of Immanuel, Elections of Parish Planning positions and Board positions will be held this Spring and we have room in most of our Boards for anyone interested in considering joining. Please prayerfully consider helping to support and expand our mission here at Immanuel. If you are interested, or need some information on what we are doing and what may be available, please contact Delynn Flannery (708) 217-7094 or Jerry Vrshek (815) 953-8153 or Lynn Gilmore (815) 600-6855.
SPRING FOOD DRIVE
In lieu of our normal spring food drive collection at Immanuel, we are encouraging Immanuel members and our local communities to support the local food pantries in alternative ways.
Frankfort Township Food Pantry (located on the lower level of the township building (11000 W. Lincoln Hwy) has a curbside drop off for food donations.
New Lenox Township Food Pantry is accepting financial donations via their website — newlenox.org — just look for the Food Pantry Donate button on the left side of page.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide these organizations.
GOD'S KIDS CLUB OPEN TO ALL - CURRENTLY CANCELLED!
God's Kids Club is Immanuel’s Sunday school for ages 2-High School. Whether you are a member or just visiting, everyone is welcome to join us on Sundays from 10:15am – 11:15am. If your child has their bible from last year please bring it with you to class. New faces are always welcome, simply complete the registration form online and come to class!
We are looking for Volunteer God's Kids Club Teachers to help us on Sunday! Must Love Children, Love God and Be Willing to Serve. Contact Lyn Thorne for more information or if you are interested.
LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE
Next Mite Box Collection Date: To Be Determined
Mite offerings are collected on the first weekend of the month in the large mite box in our narthex. Help yourself to a mite box – your whole family is invited to participate. Thank you for supporting our Northern Illinois District and National LWML mission grants – you are a blessing to so many!!! See the October newsletter for a list of grants that the monies collected are donated too.
WOMEN'S THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
All women are invited to the bi-monthly Thursday morning Bible hour meeting on January 9th. Our initial study will focus on “Overflowing Abundance: Jesus Feeding the Five Thousand”, authored by Donna Pyle. Through this 6-lesson DVD Bible study and workbook, we will dig deep into Scripture to see a compelling picture of our compassionate Savior who provides for our every need.
Donna Pyle has authored over 23 Bible studies and traveled throughout the United States and internationally to speak and teach from the Scriptures. She has published several shorter Bible studies in the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly; written numerous books, devotions and magazine articles and was the featured Bible study presenter at many LWML conventions. Donna loves to mentor and encourage all women embarking on their path of faith.
So, come and study God’s Word with us – meeting in the library at 9:15AM. Workbooks have been ordered – bring you Bible and enthusiasm to be fed by His Word with Overflowing Abundance.
2020-2021 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN
Please see the Preschool Overview tab for more information about our programs. Questions? Please contact our Preschool Director, Linda Marquardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-479-5600 x 2.
2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES Please be sure to pickup your envelopes in the lobby or your church mailbox. Didn’t receive envelopes? Please contact the church office at email@example.com