For Your Meditation and Preparation for Worship 
Scripture readings for Sunday services in February are listed below by date. 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.

August 17-18, 2019 Services:
Jer.23:16-29; Heb. 11:17-31(32-40); 12:1-3; Luke 12:49-53 (54-56)
Sermon: Pastoral Coverage by Rev. Gary Schmidtke

August 24-25, 2019 Services:
Is. 66:18-23; Heb.12:4-24(25-29); Luke 13:22-30
Sermon: Ask Anything  Summer Series
"What are Christians to think of those who neglect their faith, including family members?"

August 31 - September 1, 2019 Services:
Prov. 25:2-10; Heb. 13:1-17; Luke 14:1-14
Sermon: Ask Anything  Summer Series
"How can I find ways to incorporate my faith into my everyday life better?"

September 08, 2019 Services:
Deut. 30:15-20; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-35
Sermon: Special Sermon Topic for Rally Day

September 14-15, 2019 Services:
Ezek. 34:11-24; 1 Tim. (5-11) 12-17; Luke 15:1-10
Sermon: Ask Anything  Summer Series
"Angels - Guardian"

September 21-22, 2019 Services:
Amos 8:4-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-15; Luke 16:1-15
Sermon: Ask Anything  Summer Series
"Free Will"

September 28-29, 2019 Services:
Dan. 10:10-14, 12:1-3; Rev.12:7-12; Matt. 18:1-11
Sermon: Pastoral Coverage by Rev. Bob Breitbarth


Download the AUGUST 2019 CALENDAR here.

Men's Bible Study meets the First and Third Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. 

Women's Bible Study will meets the Second and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. 

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 August 22nd. 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.

ALTAR FLOWERS (2) Vases of Flowers is $40.00  /  (1) Vase of Flowers is $20.00.  There are only a few more slots available, please check the flower chart and sign up today.

ETERNAL LIGHT is $15 per month.

A sign-up chart is posted 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.

NOW OFFERING GLUTEN FREE If anyone has health issues requiring gluten free communion wafers, please contact Pastor Schellhas.

Please call the church office at 708-479-5600 or email prayer requests to 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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT “DINNER NIGHT OUT” The Board of Fellowship would like to invite our church family for dinner and music at Gaelic Park on Wednesday, September 11th. Always fellowship and a great time! More information & sign-up sheet to follow.

Church Chats are a great opportunity to get to know one another better and we will be talking about the future of our congregation, discussing our vision for what God‘s kingdom in our midst might look like. Below you will find a list of the upcoming dates we have scheduled, each Church Chat will begin at 7:00 pm at the host’s home. Please sign-up today on the bulletin board in the lobby as space is limited for each event.

Next Mite Box Collection Date: September 7/8th

JOY TO THE WORLD – The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod invites you to participate in the 2019-21 LCMS National offering. This special collection under the theme of “Joy to the World” sets the tone for our next 3 years of preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action. Any gifts go directly to the mission of the LCMS. For more information supporting this national offering, please pick up a brochure/envelope labeled “Joy to the World” from the greeter’s table in the lobby.

If you’re interested in checking out the Praise Band Hymns for each month, go to the church website,, click on music under the ministries sections, and scroll down to Praise Band current selections. Enjoy the youtube videos.

Help Us Keep Quilting for Those in Need
Immanuel’s Quilting Circle has donated over 68 quilts to St. Matthew, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention, and are now working on quilts to be sent to Lutheran World Relief.  We are thankful for the donations of sheets, material and other supplies from the congregation. But we always have a need for filler for the quilts. So in order to raise funds to purchase professional batting for a quilt filler we would like to share three special quilts with the members of Immanuel. Opportunities to bid on these quilts will be available during the month of August. Bids will be $1 each or 6 for $5 – the bid boxes will be on display in the narthex. Winners of the quilts will be chosen at the Rally Day picnic on September 8th. Thank you for your support!

Immanuel's Remodeling Committee
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the newly presented plans for the Narthex remodel project, please contact via phone or email Nasser Diab (708-363-5705 / or Lyn Thorne (708-805-4456 /

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