Wednesday Advent Services
Wednesdays in Advent - 7:00 PM service only (no 4:30 service this year)
November 30th, December 7th and December 14th
Friday, December 2nd - 6:30 PM Women’s Advent Celebration
Preparing For Christmas - An Evening of Celebration and Relaxation for Women. Help us prepare for Christmas with a celebration specifically for women.
Thursday, December 8 - Winter Musical 7:00 PM at Cutting Hall
Tickets may be purchased from the Cutting Hall Box Office, www.cuttinghall.org beginning November 28th.
Friday, December 16th – 10:15 AM
50’s Plus Christmas Service
Sunday, December 18th – 4:00 PM Service of Remembrance and Hope
A service of quiet reflection with prayer, music and silence – especially for those who are grieving.
Wednesday, December 21st – 1:30 PM
Immanuel Lutheran School Christmas Chapel
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
December 24th - all Services with Holy Communion
3:00 PM - Traditional Service
5:00 PM – Family Worship Cantata
Children portraying the Christmas story while Immanuel Choir depicts in song
11:00 PM - Traditional Candlelight service
Christmas Day Service
Sunday, December 25th
One service at 10:00 AM with Holy Communion
Shining Stars Holiday Mini-Camp
Girls Softball Mini Camp - December 29th & 30th, 2016 from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Boys Baseball Mini Camp - January 5th & 6th, 2017 from Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Our first Shining Stars Holiday Mini – Camp for baseball and softball will be held at the newly opened Batting Benny’s batting cage center. Learn more
December 26th-30th & January 2nd-6th
Immanuel Lutheran School Presents… Extended School Supervision – School’s Out Service Winter Wonder Fest provides Holiday themed fun for kids while school’s out. Learn more
New Year’s Services
New Year’s Eve Service - Saturday, December 31 @ 5:00 p.m.
Remembering the Past -Looking forward to our future w/communion
New Year’s Day Service - Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
One Service @ 10:00 a.m. with Holy Communion
Pastoral Care During the Holidays
The holiday season brings joy to so many. Yet, numerous others struggle. If you are one of the many who are facing difficulties this month and would like to talk to someone about it, Immanuel’s pastoral staff will listen. Or if you are in need of prayer, dealing with an illness, facing an upcoming hospital stay, experiencing a crisis, or wondering about faith questions, please also contact any one of us…Pastor Tom, Pastor Warren, Pastor Donald or Deaconess Suzanne. Immanuel’s phone number is 847-359-1549.
Help Others This Holiday Season
Fill the Mitten Tree
A special thanks to everyone who “decorated” the Mitten Tree with mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats! 4 large boxes of items were collected for St. Paul Lutheran on Dorchester Avenue in Chicago.
Adopt a Family
Once again this year, Good Samaritan Ministries is providing you with the opportunity to adopt a family for this Christmas. There are many families in need of assistance this year, both in our church and in our community. Gifts have already been collected but donations of money will be accepted through December 25.
Our Mitten Tree is in the front lobby. The Mitten tree collects new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves (children and adult sizes) to help those in need keep warm during the winter months. Please hang your donations on the tree as you are able. Collection will continue...