Join us for our next Stronger Together Summit on April 28!

Everyone is invited…
Stronger Together Summit

Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Please plan to attend. Join in the fun and joy of furthering the Mission of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. We need your ideas to grow and spread God’s Word. Coffee and a continental breakfast provided.
Commit and be there.

American Heritage Girls Flower and Plant Sale

FlowerPlantSale

It’s time to order flowers and plants for Mother’s Day and for your garden!

AHG Troop IL0412 will be in Fellowship Hall after all services on Sundays, April 15th and April 22nd to take your orders. Final orders are due by April 22nd.

There are many varieties of flowers available in flats, hanging baskets and small pots to repot into flower beds or containers. In addition, we have several vegetables and herbs available. Delivery Day is Thursday, May 10 at Prince of Peace in Palatine from 1 – 4 p.m. The proceeds from this sale will be used to purchase supplies needed to complete badge work during the troop’s bi-monthly meetings and to offset expenses for service projects and troop activities.

“Stuffed Animals” is the Operation Christmas Child Item of the Month for April!

The April Operation Christmas Child Item of the Month is “stuffed animals” and the timing couldn’t be better! There are always so many affordable, small, stuffed animals in stores for Easter. Why not pick up a few when they are on clearance after Easter?

We’re collecting for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2018 Shoeboxes year-round in preparation for a great packing party on November 5. Each box will need a “Wow” item - one thing that will instantly capture a child’s attention. “A stuffed animal is a terrific WOW item,” says Trephina Bedell, Immanuel’s children’s ministry coordinator and Operation Christmas Child point person. “They’re affordable, and may be the only stuffed animal a child ever gets. And even though a stuffed animal can be very affordable, it can provide great comfort.”

Or you can simply make a monetary donation! There’s a “mailbox” by the children’s ministries bulletin board by Fellowship Hall or you can donate online - just type OCC boxes in the “other” category.

Donations may be dropped off at Immanuel at any time. Please drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the children’s ministries bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Trephina Bedell, tbedell@ilcp.org or 847-359-1549. More on information Operation Christmas Child can be found at Immanuelpalatine.org/operation-christmas-child.

We’re collecting for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2018 Shoeboxes year-round!

We’re doing this to get ready for a great packing party on November 5, 2018. Working year round gives us extra time to carefully choose special items for the shoebox. These shoeboxes really matter. An OCC shoebox might be the only gift a child ever receives. Even if you can’t make it, you can participate by donating something to include in the shoeboxes. Items must be new. For a complete list of accepted items, please visit our Operation Christmas Child page. Donations may be dropped off at Immanuel at any time. Please drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the children’s ministries bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Trephina Bedell, tbedell@ilcp.org or 847-359-1549

The Deaf Gathering Place

Come as you are

Come as you are to gather with others in our community to connect life issues with faith through a video and dialogue that provides a spiritual lens to worldly issues.

 

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at no cost.

Date Topic Location
3/22/18 Does Life Have Purpose? Addison Library - Lg. Mtg. Room
3/27/18 Is There a God? Palatine Library - Mtg. Room #3
4/5/18 Why Pain & Suffering? Addison Library - Lg. Mtg. Room
4/12/18 Is Christianity Too Narrow? Butterfield Park Dist - Mtg. Room
4/19/18 Is Jesus Really God? Palatine Library - Mtg. Room #3
4/26/18 Is The Bible Reliable? Butterfield Park Dist - Mtg. Room
5/3/18 Can I Know God Personally? Addison Library - Lg. Mtg. Room

Meeting time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location addresses:

  • Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL - 630.543.3617
  • Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL - 847.358.5881
  • Butterfield Park District, 21W730 Butterfield Rd., Lombard, IL - 630.858.2229

An Outpost of Living Word for the Deaf & Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palatine, IL
Follow us on Facebook: @TheDeafGatheringPlace
Questions? - Contact Paul Lucero at NIDW2014@yahoo.com

 

Erik Stammer Travels with Josiah Venture’s Mission Team to Estonia This Summer

This summer, I will embark on a life-changing journey where God is calling me to serve as an intern in Estonia with Josiah Venture. Josiah Ventures vision is a movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local Church and transforms society.

Estonia, located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe next to Russia, is one of the most non-religious/atheistic nations, with less than 1% of young people having a personal relationship with the Lord. During communism, religion, especially Christianity, was outlawed.

To help reach the other 99% of young people, I will work with several local churches to help them run soccer camps to reach young men for Christ. Unfortunately, they do not have school sponsored sports to teach them how to play soccer, or how to work together, or be a team player. I will work alongside the local youth leaders helping them build relationships by coaching high school men during the day, and in the evening share Christ with them through stories from the Bible.

But, before I can go this summer, I need a team of partners to support me through prayers, encouragement and financial investments. I need a prayer team who will pray for me now, and while I am over there for protection over my body, heart, mind and will, and wisdom to lead the teens into a growing relationship with Christ. If you are willing to join my prayer team, please let me know by completing the attached response slip, and I’ll add you to my prayer updates.

In addition, I need to raise $4,800 by the end of April which will cover my airfare, living, training and travel cost. If you’d like to invest in my ministry with Josiah Venture, you may complete the response slip, enclose a check made out to Josiah Venture with “Erik Stammer intern account # 460584” in the memo line, and mail it to Josiah Venture, PO. Box 4317, Wheaton, IL 60189. Or click here to donate online. All donations are tax-deductible.

Your partnership will allow me to reach these young men for Christ, provide opportunities for me to grow in my faith as a child of God, and become a better disciple for Jesus, as well.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration,
Erik Stammer

Erik will be hosting two events to help raise funds for his journey. Lenten Dinner on Wednesday, March 21, at 5:00pm and Easter Morning Coffee on Sunday, April 1. All proceeds will support his Estonia mission trip.

The March Operation Christmas Child Item of the Month – Quality Crafts

This month we’re collecting crafts - either your handcrafted items or craft kits for the kids to make — for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2018 shoeboxes. There are many ways to participate this month!
 

  • Kids can make no sew scarves out of fleece.
  • Families can gather the items to put together a sewing kit. This will delight recipients and will greatly help their family as well.
  • Tool kits are also AMAZING contributions. Operation Christmas Child states that one of their “greatest needs is shoebox gifts for boys 10-14. Tools packed in these shoeboxes can help move young boys ahead on their journey to becoming independent and self-sufficient.”
  • Seasoned crafters will probably be able to whip up a few things at little or no cost. Crochet items, knitted, the classic pillowcase dress, and so much more. Pinterest offers a world of ideas. Here are some sewing, crocheting, knitting and no-sew projects recommended by OCC
  • Craft kits can be found in so many stores, including Walmart and those stores that regularly have 40% off coupons: Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and Joann Fabric and Crafts.
  • Or you can simply make a donation! There’s a “mailbox” by the children’s ministries bulletin board by Fellowship Hall or you can donate online - just type OCC boxes in the “other” category.

March is also a time to shop for…

Smart shoppers take advantage of clearance sales, especially with OCC boxes. There are a wide variety of sale items appropriate for OCC shoeboxes:

  • Discounted Valentine’s Day stuffed animals and toys, as well as Easter items on sale.
  • Cold weather accessories.
  • Of course, WOW items are always needed!

Donations may be dropped off at Immanuel at any time. Please drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the children’s ministries bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Trephina Bedell, tbedell@ilcp.org or 847-359-1549. More on information Operation Christmas Child can be found at Immanuelpalatine.org/operation-christmas-child.

Did you know that we’re collecting for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2018 Shoeboxes year-round?

We’re doing this to get ready for a great packing party in November 2018. Working year round gives us extra time to carefully choose special items for the shoebox. These shoeboxes really matter. An OCC shoebox might be the only gift a child ever receives.

2018 New Member Class Begins March 6 @ 6:30 pm

Do you wish to know God better, to understand Him, or to trust Him more? Do you have questions about being a follower of Jesus, the Bible, or about Immanuel, its ministries and our Lutheran heritage? If so, please join us in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the kick-off/welcome to the New Member Class.

We are excited to offer a new environment of learning and fellowship through online video lessons and Partnership Café’s. We cordially invite you to attend. Please contact the church office to let us know if you plan to attend. If you have any questions regarding the New Member Classes, please feel free to contact our membership secretary in the church office, 847-359-1549.

More information on Membership @ Immanuel

Baskets of Promise Lutheran World Relief

This Lent we’re joining Lutheran World Relief’s Baskets of Promise campaign. Each week, we’ll collect a different item that we’ll use to assemble Personal Care Kits that give people around the world tools to stay healthy in life’s most challenging situations.

Collection Schedule:

Feb 11 Full Size Bars of Soap
Feb 18 Toothbrushes
Feb 25 Full Size Combs
Mar 4 Nail Clippers
Mar 11 Bath Towels
Mar 18 $2.65 (shipping) in an envelope marked Baskets of Promise

 
Some Important Guidelines To Remember
• Be sure to shop for light- or medium-weight towels, which are easier for Kit recipients to hand wash and air dry, take up less storage space and are considerably less expensive than the fluffier towels we may prefer to use.
• Bath towels vary in size. The 52” X 27” size listed in the guidelines is the maximum size. 20” x 40” is a good
guideline for a minimum size.
• Please give new items only.
• Please do not donate items with any religious symbols, messages or your group’s name.
• Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camouflage.
• All items should be new and in good condition.
 
 

Make a Difference with the February Operation Christmas Child Item of the Month

Operation Christmas Child Item Collection in Progress!

You may know that we’re collecting for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 2018 Shoeboxes. This gives us extra time to choose special items for the shoeboxes carefully. An OCC shoebox might be the only gift a child ever receives. Is it really important to get certain items in a certain month? Yes and no. Sometimes buying at certain times yields great savings. However, Immanuel gratefully accept all allowable items all year.

accessoriesThe February OCC item of the month is accessories – like watches, hair bows, pony tail holders, sunglasses, and jewelry! Accessories are fun little items that don’t take up much space in the shoeboxes. To save money, look for accessories that are available in multipacks or on sale. And speaking of “on sale,” it’s a great time of year to find clearance sales on hats, gloves, and scarves. We could really use those as well for the OCC 2018 Shoeboxes. Remember that even though many countries have temperatures that may seem hot to us, they still experience weather that is cold to them – especially at night – and children can use these items to keep warm!

Simply drop off your donations in the bin just outside of Fellowship Hall by the children’s ministries bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Trephina Bedell, tbedell@ilcp.org or 847-359-1549. More on information Operation Christmas Child can be found at Immanuelpalatine.org/operation-christmas-child.