Fill The Chancel Food Drive

Conducted every November by Immanuel Lutheran Church & School– Palatine

Starting October 21st, 2018

Immanuel has been “Filling the Chancel” for the last five years as a way to help those in the community in need of non-perishable good – from canned and boxed food to toiletry items. This helps stock our shelves for all those who are struggling to make the dollars stretch – especially around the holidays. Our shelves are pretty bare right now. Please drop off a bag or two so our chancel steps can be overflowing with food!

What Can I Donate?

peanut butter
chunky soup
baked beans
black beans
instant mashed potatoes
salad dressings

hot chocolate
spaghetti sauce
canned fruit
pancake mix
canned chicken
paper towels
laundry detergent
toilet paper
dish detergent
single serving coffee
Kool-Aid or crystal light

Help Us Take the Food to the Pantry on Thanksgiving Day!

Plan to stick around after the Thanksgiving Day worship service and help us move it in assembly line fashion to the food pantry in the south parking lot! It’s a lot of fun and goes very quickly!


Let’s Fill These Shelves!


Chancel: One of two main divisions of the worship space. It is the part of the building where the altar is located, that is, on its actual or so-called liturgical east end. In most church buildings the chancel is one or two steps higher than the nave.

Nave: The large, central area of the church building where the congregation (people) gathers for the service. In traditional churches the nave contains two or more rows of pews (benches) from front to back. Many churches of more modern architectural style have chairs that can be arranged or moved depending on what kind of service is held. To the east of the nave is the chancel and to the west is the narthex.

Narthex: The entryway leading from the outside of the church into the nave. The narthex is located at the liturgical west end of the building.