For your meditation and preparation for worship next week
Scripture readings for The Last Sunday of The Church Year: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 ; and Matthew 25:31-46.   On Saturday or Sunday 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.

Voter Meeting will be  Sunday, November 19 at 10 am. We will present and vote on the 2018 budget. Please join us.

Have you seen the new website?
Please visit and see the new information and photos. We hope our updated website is helpful to both potential visitors and members. If you are a member, you can login to the site to view the member directory. In order to login, you need to receive an invite email. If you need an invite email, simply contact the church office at 708-479-5600 or with the email address you prefer to use. If you have photos to share for use on the website, please send them to Sarah Bechtel at  Thank you!

Electronic Giving and Mobile Giving now available!
You may now make donations to Immanuel Lutheran using debit/credit card or checking/savings account via the form found on our website,¬†, under the Giving tab.¬† Another new option is the Give+ app that you can download to your smart phone and use to make donations.¬† Search ‚ÄúGivePlus Church‚ÄĚ to quickly find the app ‚Äď our website also has the details on this mobile giving option. We hope these options make it convenient for you to give when you are away or perhaps have forgotten your checkbook!

‚ÄúYou will¬†be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and¬†through us your generosity will result in¬†thanksgiving to¬†God.‚ÄĚ ¬†¬† 2¬†Corinthians 9:11

Morningstar Mission ‚Äď Stars of Hope
Gifts for Morningstar Mission are due back to Immanuel no later than Sunday, December 3rd.  Please wrap gifts and bundle together if there are multiple packages.  Thank you for your support of this organization!

Giving Tree
Please visit the decorated tree in the narthex to find donation envelopes for St. Matthew’s Soup Kitchen, Walcamp, Lutheran Bible Translators, and Quick Response Ministry.  Any support you can provide to these organizations is greatly appreciated!  Donations may be returned to the decorated box located near the tree.

POINSETTIA SALE has officially started. Order forms are in narthex and attached to the bulletin today.  Red is the only color available this year. Cost is still $12. Orders are taken till December 10, 2017.

The annual Cookie and Candy Sale on Saturday, December 16th is just around the corner. Calling all bakers, it is almost time to start your ovens. Get out those recipes for Immanuel Lutheran’s Annual Cookie and Candy sale on Sat, Dec 16th 9am.Our goal this year is 20,000 cookies and I think we can do this! Remember, the super pretty ones always go first! Cookies can be dropped off anytime on Friday 12/15from 9am until 7pm or between 7am -8am Saturday the 12th. This is our one fund raiser of the year and it supports all of our events and ministries during the year, so we so appreciate your support.

THE RUTH SOCIETY invites all women of Immanuel to their Christmas Party at Bellagio Restaurant on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 pm. Reservations/invitations are on the table in the narthex. A delicious buffet dinner will be served in addition to Christmas fun and fellowship with your Lutheran sisters. The cost is $26. Bring a gift of child underwear, socks or a toy for 'My Joyful Heart". Reservations are due by December 1st.

The Fall Festival and Beef Dinner was an enormous success!
Those who helped with crafts, cashiering, setup, fixing the tremendous food, serving and cleanup all deserve a round of applause.  The spirit of our congregation is awesome!
Honestly, there are too many to list.  We had so much help, from our youth to our oldest members, and all in between. 
We couldn‚Äôt have done it without you!¬† Pastor Constien was right when he said we needed ‚Äúall hands on deck.‚Ä̬† What a response!
As you know, our Fall Festival and Dinner provide a huge portion of the budget needed for all the good works of our Ruth Society.
Some final revenue numbers will be forthcoming.
In the meantime, some items from the Fall Festival remain in the narthex.  Look them over to provide gifts and holiday items for friends, relatives and co-workers.
The Fall Festival Committee