Important Announcement – Worship Schedule

We will be making some schedule changes to worship times beginning the weekend of October 15-16. Basically, we are returning to our pre-pandemic schedule by returning Traditional Worship to weekly at 8 a.m., and moving the second service to begin later at 10:30 a.m.. Saturday worship will remain at 5 p.m. with the Praise & Worship style.

Here are some details surrounding the new schedule:

  • Move Traditional Worship Service to Sunday morning at 8 a.m. This service will occur weekly with Holy Communion offered each week.
  • Have dedicated Fellowship Time in Fellowship Hall after the 8 a.m. service until 9:30a.m.
  • Move Pastor Warren’s Sunday bible study in Fellowship Hall to begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 10:15 a.m..
  • Move current start time of 10 a.m. Sunday Worship service to 10:30 a.m.. We will continue to use the same worship format for this service. Communion schedule remains at twice per month.
  • Have dedicated Fellowship Time after 10:30 a.m. Worship.
  • Begin Children’s Ministry “Sunday Morning Experience” (SME) to start at 10:30 a.m.. Children will begin in worship for a short time and then will be dismissed for SME.
  • Saturday evening 5 p.m. worship format will be weekly “Praise & Worship”. Holy Communion offered twice a month on even weekends of the month.
  • Last but not least, The Board of Directors have decided to have the 2nd Regular Voters Meeting after the 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, October 16.

50’s Plus Returns September 9

10:00am Every Friday in Fellowship Hall

50’s Plus is Immanuel’s fellowship group for those over 50. We welcome singles, couples, or one of a couple, and we encourage you to bring friends from the community. We do not actually have “members” but are mature adults who want to enjoy each other’s company, to learn some new things, to grow in God’s Word and to have fun! We meet on Fridays in Fellowship Hall at 10:00am. We greet each other over a cup of coffee and start with a Bible topic. We then move on to our program at 11:00, which is followed by lunch at noon for a $2.00 donation.

Our programs for September and October are:

    September 9, Lynne Hoyer, Immanuel’s Kids Hope Mentoring Program
    September 16, Curt Wolfanger, Musical iMagic (not your father’s organ)
    September 23, Kevin Loughlin, Building a Retirement Plan
    September 30, David Kaz, Demystifying Gold & Silver Gold

    October 7, Reid Ottesen, Palatine Village Manager Updates
    October 14, Lynne Hoyer, MOST Eyeglasses in Ethiopia with Deaf Community
    October 21, Pastor Schalk, TBD
    October 28, Kellie Poliquin, Palatine Police, TBD

Palatine Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade Information for Saturday, July 2

Immanuel Loves a Parade!

Sign up Link:

Join us on Saturday, July 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. for Palatine’s Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade. Immanuel will be participating in the parade again this year. Thousands line the streets in downtown Palatine to watch the parade…and the parade passes right by Immanuel on Wood Street. This is a great opportunity for us to get the “Word” out to the greater Palatine community about the wonderful things happening here at Immanuel.

Information will be forthcoming with our place in the parade, and we will send out a communication notifying Immanuel’s participants of the meeting place on July 2. Plan to meet at our staging area at 10:30 AM.

We are looking forward to having a variety of groups and supporters from the church and school walk together and demonstrate what it means to be a part of the Immanuel community.

Click this sign-up link to register yourself as a participant and select your t-shirt size. We not only need candy donations but also those who wouldn’t mind carrying banners, handing out promotional items, and showcasing talents. We need your response by June 20th!

Candy donations can be dropped off to the school office at any time with attention to Sofie Dzik.
Those interested should contact Sofie Dzik or Maggie Walsh via e-mail at or, or by phone at 847-359-1549 (church/school).

Aid For Ukraine

Help support Pastor Scott and Lena Yount, missionaries in Slovakia/Ukraine, as they help refugees, and/or the Ukranian Relief Fund set up by SON (Pastor Scott’s sending agency).

Checks can be made out to “Spiritual Orphans Network” with “Joy 4 Ukraine” in the memo (or, if for the relief fund, “Ukraine Relief” in the memo).

Send checks to:
Spiritual Orphans Network
8210 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87113

If you wish to donate online, go to where is a link to “Ukraine Special Fund,” or to and select Pastor Scott and Lena as recipients.

Blessing Bucket

Below is a list of items to be assembled for a Blessing Bucket to be distributed by deployed LERT team members to any disaster affected families.

    Blessing Bucket items
    5 gal. round bucket with lid - The assembled buckets can be stacked for storage and shipping.
    1 roll of paper towels
    3 pack of pocket tissue packs
    1 - 25 ct. roll of 30 gal. ultra strong garbage bags
    4-5 ct. package of dust masks
    2 pr. of reusable latex gloves (ie: Mr. Clean)
    2 pr. of jersey or canvas work gloves
    1 large sponges
    2 ct. bars of soap
    1 package of reusable wipes (ie: Handi-wipes, Brillo Basics)
    1 container of disinfectant wipes (ie: Lysol, Store Brand, etc.)
    1 package of personal cleansing wipes (ie: Wet Wipes, baby wipes, Simple)
    Thrivent Notebook w/pen
    3-5 ct. 9×12 manilla envelopes (for receipts, esti-mates, etc.)
    Small First Aid Kit (ie: Welly Human Repair Kit, Store Brand 4×5 travel kit)
    Family Care Pump Bug spray – No aerosol cans
    Portable phone charger (LCMS Donation)
    LCMS DR Household Cleaning Manual
    LCMS DR Devotional

Most of these items can be purchased at Dollar Tree, Menards, Wal-Mart or Target. The total cost of preparing a Blessing Bucket is $35-$45, including the cost of the 5 gallon container and lid.
*Lutheran Church Charities will provide labels for the buckets.

Camp Counselors and Volunteers Needed!

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School is currently hiring camp counselors for our 2022 Discovery Camp. Part-time and full-time positions are available for a 3-month period from mid-May to mid-August.

For the full job description go to:

We also need volunteers for our Shining Stars Baseball & Softball Camp (June 27-July 1) and Vacation Bible School (June 20-24).

Volunteer for Shining Stars –

Volunteer for VBS –

American Heritage Girls Flower & Plant Sale

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to help American Heritage Girls IL0412 bloom, sprout and grow by supporting our annual flower and plant sale. This year be sure to check out our expanded specialty plant selections. Order forms can be picked up from the main bulletin board above the OCC donation box.

An order form with payment can be turned in to an AHG member on Sunday March 27 or April 3 before and after church service.

The Troop will be delivering flowers within a five-mile radius of Immanuel on May 5th.

50s Plus is Back

50’s Plus will resume meetings Friday, March 4th in Fellowship hall at 10:00 a.m. It has been a long two years. We have not been able to meet due to Covid concerns. If you have been attending or would like to see what we are all about, please let Bob & Ruth know by phone or email so that we have enough food for lunch at noon for all. 847-358-3654 or

Immanuel Lutheran Church ~ Office closed Thursday, February 17, 2022

Due to the weather forecast, the Immanuel Lutheran Church office will be closed today, Thursday, February 17, 2022.
If you need to contact the office, you can do so by calling (847)359-1549 and leave a message which we will answer when we return on Friday or you can e-mail us at
We thank you for your understanding as we wish to keep you and our office staff safe.

God’s blessings,
Immanuel Lutheran Church Office

Podcasts – PD and PDubs Unscripted

Pastor Donald (PD) and Pastor Warren (PW or PDubs) share some unscripted conversations regarding Faith Intersections sharing – where faith and daily life intersect, Digging Deeper in God’s Word, and Community Connections where folks are intentionally connecting into their community to help others.