News/Announcements

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.

CHURCH SERVICES HAVE RESUMED! 

BE IN THE WORD WITH PASTOR AARON FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM OR CELL PHONE BY VIEWING HIS 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:

  1. Where did Peter come from?
  2. What did Peter’s life look like before Jesus entered the scene?
  3. How did Peter become one of Jesus’ inner circle among the twelve disciples?
  4. What was his calling given by Jesus?
  5. What were Peter’s strengths and weaknesses as a disciple?
  6. What was Peter inspired to teach and write that applies to our Christian walk today?

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 JULY 9. 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: 8/13; 9/10; 10/8; 11/12; 12/10


2020 ALTAR FLOWER SIGN-UP 
(2) Vases of Flowers is $40.00  /  (1) Vase of Flowers is $20.00. 

2020 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 office@immanuelmokena.org. 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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LWR FREE WILL OFFERING
Please consider making a donation to Lutheran World Relief on the weekend of July 25-26. 


Virtual VBS July 27-July 29 & In-Person Closing July 30
We are back on track…Rocky Railway VBS 2020 will be FREE and will be offered VIRTUALLY on Monday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 29. Virtually view recorded Bible lessons, music videos and complete crafts at home. On Thursday, July 30, join us for our VBS closing with a Family Treasure Hunt at Immanuel Lutheran Church - Mokena at 10731 W. LaPorte Road. Social distancing Guidelines will be followed. 

Registration deadline is July 15 
(Classes are for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.) 
Please click here to access the online registration form.


Register Today for Interim Communion Services
Hosted on Wednesdays from 3pm - 5:30pm 

We are trying something new! On Wednesdays, Pastor Aaron will host Interim Communion Services. These will only be available to a limited number of participants per each scheduled time slot. Each person attending must register individually.   To keep with the strict guidelines of social distancing space is limited, attendees must wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose, and we ask that there be no congregating within the lobby space before or after the service. Each service will last approximately 15-20mins. At the completion of the service please exit the space promptly so we can clean and prep for the next scheduled group.

These Interim Communion Services will continue weekly on Wednesdays until further notice. We ask that if you have already attended a service that you allow others the chance to sign up first so that we all can receive communion each month! If you see openings still available on the morning of please feel free to sign up.  

REGISTER TODAY, Click on the date you would like below! 
JULY 08 
JULY 15
JULY 22
JULY 29


FOOD DONATIONS 
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.


LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE
Next Mite Box Collection Date:  July 4/5th
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.


WE'RE NOW LIVE-STREAMING
Thanks to Rod Nagy and a few helpers, we're excited to rollout our Live Streaming Worship Services! You can access the Live Stream on our website under the Connect tab, facebook page or our YouTube Channel. So if you are not ready to come back in-person there is an option for you to view services from the comfort of your own home. Click on the blue highlighted words above to link to our live stream. Check it out on Saturdays at 5:00pm or Sundays at 9:00am! Playbacks of the service will also be available if you can not watch live!


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 preschool@immanuelmokena.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 office@immanuelmokena.org

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