Pastor Warren’s Welcome to Principal Mullaney, Ms. Heimsoth, and Ms. Wozniak

From the desk of Pastor Warren

What a blessing it was to install and commission Dr. Joy Mullaney, Kristy Heimsoth, and Anna Wozniak into ministry for our school last Sunday. God’s Spirit covered us with His presence and showed us how He is blessing Immanuel with the right workers coming onboard to serve with our already wonderfully gifted staff. God is positioning Immanuel right where it needs to be with the perfect alignment of teachers and staff to carry out His Calling upon us to reach children and their families for Christ through our school and into our community. Thank you for extending your hand of fellowship and support as you met our new team members at the outdoor reception following worship. I know it was a tremendous boost for Joy, Kristy, and Anna to meet you. Please continue to support them in their new roles, along with all of our teachers, with your ongoing prayers. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Pastor Warren Schilf
Senior Pastor

Learn more about our New Principal & Teachers

Just a Reminder – Our Offices are Open

Our offices are officially open. When you are inside Immanuel, all COVID guidelines for safety and tracing must be followed as outlined below:

Everyone entering the building will be required to check in at the church office, wear your mask, have a temperature scan, complete a brief health survey and follow social distancing protocol. Please stay home if you are not feeling well: coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc. or if you have recently had exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID. Thanks for understanding and for your cooperation.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Drive-thru Communion on Father’s Day

Sunday, June 21 from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Bring dad! Drive-thru Communion will be offered to all and dads will get a special sweet treat!


Guidelines for Drive-In Communion


    Enter the North parking lot at the Wood Street entrance.
    Attendants will direct you to proceed for communion.
    Feel free to roll down your windows.
    No mask necessary while you are in your vehicle.
    Please remain in your vehicle at all times.

Communion & Exiting:

    To receive Communion drivers will be directed to proceed to the northern most part of the North Parking lot (by Door #2) to form two lines to receive Communion by the pastors.
    As you approach the pastors, please tell the Communion assistant the number of people in your car that will receive Communion.
    The pastors will be wearing a face mask during Communion.
    The Communion elements will be individually wrapped and contained.
    The wafer will be in a small sealable plastic bag.
    The wine will be contained in a small capped cup.
    The pastors will deliver a tray containing the Communion elements to the driver.
    The driver will pass out the Communion elements to the passengers.
    Pastor will speak the Words of our Lord to you as you partake.
    If you have any prayer requests, please share them with pastor. He will be glad to pray with you!
    Exit through the northern most Bothwell Street exit.
    Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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Available for pick up at the Main Entrance this weekend…


New Issues are available!
(July, August, September)


UPDATE 4-24-20: Because Illinois Governor Pritzker is extending the Stay at Home Order, our campus will be closed through May 31.

In a continued effort to take every precaution in helping our community stay healthy during the spread of the Coronavirus, Immanuel’s entire campus of buildings will be closed from all activities from today, March 16th to April 30th.

Only essential personnel, such as pastors, teachers, and staff, etc. will be allowed on campus today and tomorrow to collect all work items needed to work remotely. We are scheduling a deep clean with our cleaning service through this period of time to do our best to remove any existing germs and bacteria.

We will suspend in-house Sanctuary worship for all mid-week Lenten and normal weekend worship services for the next two weeks. However, we will be streaming worship services online for all mid-week Lenten and weekend worship services at their normally scheduled times. This will allow you to have some sense of normalcy with regard to our worship schedule. The only difference is that you can worship online in the comfort of your own home.

While it is clearly important for us to take every precaution in exercising due care during the Coronavirus outbreak, it is even more important that we continue to have the opportunity to worship our Lord and to be comforted by Him through the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We are blessed to offer our worship via live web stream from our website, so that you can worship with us in ‘real time’ at home. We will also make online worship available through our Immanuel Facebook page at

Another blessing we have at Immanuel, is the ability to participate more fully in worship through our online giving web page at
You may also give through our mobile app, called “God with Us” , by texting IMMANUELAPP to #77977. This will provide the link for you to download the app and begin online giving through your smart phone. Our mobile app is also available at the Apple and Google stores for download. We strongly encourage you to continue to give your offering regularly during this time of interruption and change. Immanuel’s ministries depend on your gifts, as ministry will continue even through this campus closure.

Online Worship Schedule (March 16th - May 31)

Mid-week Lenten Worship
Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.

Weekend Worship
Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 8:00 a.m.
Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

Our pastors are continually available for any pastoral care that you have, so please call the church office, and the auto attendant will direct you to one of the pastor’s phones.

Good Samaritan Ministries is available to provide any Human Care needs that may arise. Our food and clothing pantry will be open during this time by appointment with our Good Samaritan team of volunteers. Please contact them by phone at 224-801-8359 or by emailing Betty Franz at

Be well and stay healthy



Immanuel will provide worship services as normally scheduled this weekend. We will continue to exercise due care and precautionary measures previously instituted for all participants, given concerns surrounding the Corona Virus.

We recommend that anyone who is at greater risk, who is 55 years or older, and/or have existing health concerns to stay home and take care of yourself. If you have any health concerns about attending worship, please stay home. It is important that you protect your own health and the health of our family, and make wise choices regarding possible exposure to any virus.

As a precaution, Fellowship coffee and juice will still be provided, but we will not be serving food.

We are blessed to offer our worship via live web stream from our website, so that you can worship with us in ‘real time’ at home.

Another blessing we have at Immanuel, is the ability to participate more fully in worship through our online giving web page at You may also give through our mobile app, called “God with Us”, by texting IMMANUELAPP to #77977.

Worship Schedule
Blended Worship - Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.
Divine Service - Sunday @ 8:00 a.m.
Discipleship Hour (Bible Study) @ 9:15 a.m.
Worship & Praise - Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

Be well and stay healthy.

Volunteers Needed for the Properties Committee

Have you ever considered how you can help to take care of God’s House and His school here at Immanuel? There are times when we can save the cost of hiring professionals and use the money to further God’s Kingdom, because volunteers have skills and are willing to give of their time to accomplish various tasks around the building. Perhaps you have noticed a need somewhere and are interested in volunteering to correct it. Some projects will require skilled people, while others won’t require special abilities. Some projects will have a skilled volunteer overseeing the work, helping others to learn-as-they-go. You do not need to be a member of Immanuel to volunteer, and anyone high school age and older is welcome.

How To Volunteer

As you can see, there are lots of things to do, and we need more hands involved to accomplish the tasks. Contact Bill Mayyou at (847) 520-0715 or with any questions.

Music Ministry Opportunities

All are welcome to come to Choir Rehearsals!
Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, we will have choir practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Room. **During Lent, we will meet after worship at 7:30 p.m.** Ages high school and up are welcome! If you are interested but have a limited time commitment, please consider singing for Easter. We are always open to have more voices join us at anytime!

Do you play piano, guitar or other instruments? We would love to have you with us in worship! All ages are welcome. Just let Jenny Laabs know what your gifts are, and we can find a place for you! Are you interested in ringing handbells? We need you!

Do you love contemporary praise? Our praise team needs people to sing and play piano, drums, guitar and bass. Please contact Bob Rising, our praise team director, or Jenny Laabs.

For all inquiries, please contact Jenny at If you would like to donate, we are going to purchase more hymnals for our church! Please help us fill the pews!

Let’s Celebrate Immanuel Lutheran School’s 150th Anniversary

Mark your calendars as we celebrate our school’s 150th Anniversary in 2020. We’ll begin with a special worship service on January 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The students will help lead worship in music, prayer, and reading scripture. Please join us! Watch for more school anniversary happenings in 2020. (No 8:00 a. m. Worship Service on 1/26)

After the Celebration Service,
be sure to stop in Fellowship Hall for cake and coffee hosted by our School Board. All are invited to stay for a rousing game of BINGO sponsored by our youth raising funds for their summer mission trip to Peru. $5/Card or 3 Cards for $10. See you on the 26th! Bring a friend!

Attention L.E.R.T. Volunteers AND prospective L.E.R.T. Volunteers…

Come to the next Palatine L.E.R.T. meeting!

January 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Prince of Peace - Palatine
(1190 N. Hicks Road | Palatine, IL 60067)

In addition to team activity discussion, feature speakers will be:
  • Palatine Mayor, Jim Schwantz
  • Kathy O’Day, Lutheran Church Charities- Director of Disaster Response.

All current team members and prospective team members are encouraged to come. This is a good opportunity to learn more about the L.E.R.T. ministry and see what we do.

Questions? Contact Jim Beckley or Steve MacKay

Save the Date for these Basic L.E.R.T. training events:

February 8, 2020 - Immanuel Lutheran Church; Des Plaines
March 7, 2020 - Lord of Life Lutheran Church; Elburn
May 1-2, 2020 - Walcamp (chainsaw certification)

Looking forward to seeing you January 11th at Prince of Peace!


Winter is here. And with it comes the unpredictable. A severe storm or other emergency may require Immanuel to be closed. Emergency closing information for Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, as well as information on weather-related or other emergency situations, will be posted at