A Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Land of the Bible

A Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Land of the Bible – Israel and Jordan

15 Days: October 27-Nov. 10, 2023

Host and Leader: Tim Hetzner

Ambassador for Spiritual Growth, Lutheran Church Charities

This is a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Land of the Bible
This is a Bible Study tour – group size is limited to 25 people – to study the Land of the Bible and visit
and study the sites where Jesus lived and taught. It is NOT a tourist trip but a Biblical Study so only
those that have an active study of the Bible should consider. Tim has led study tours over the last 35
years and has studied in Israel and worked on an archeological dig at Tel Dor. Consider joining Tim on
this Spiritual Pilgrimage to the land of the Bible.

See attached brochure and if you have questions please contact Tim at

2022 Giving Statements are Ready!

Giving StatementsIt’s year-end giving statement time.

You can pick yours up two ways:

• At the church office weekdays between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


• On your way into weekend services, near Fellowship Hall.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at

Soup-er Bowl Food Drive

Now through February 12th, bring in soup for Immanuel’s food pantry.

Drop off in the green donation bin in the front lobby.

You are invited to a Service of Remembrance and Hope on Dec. 18 at 4:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 18 at 4:00 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

200 N. Plum Grove Road

(parking lot is on Wood Street behind the church)

Questions? Contact the church office at (847) 359.1549
You are invited to a Service of Remembrance and Hope to remember in prayer, song, and readings our loved ones who have entered eternal life.

Holidays can be hard when you are grieving someone close. This beautiful candlelit service will help you to experience the amazing gift of God’s eternal presence with us, always. Bring family, friends, and neighbors.


Fill the Bag, Fill the Pantry, Feed the Community

Pick up a bag or a list of items on your way out of church this weekend and bring it back by Thanksgiving Day.
brown bags of food
***The pantry is almost empty and has some immediate needs. If you are able to pick up any of these items now and drop them off in the green bin, it would be greatly appreciated.

Immediate needs include:
Paper towels, shampoo, laundry soap, toothpaste, canned carrots, cooking oil, tea, sugar (small), spaghetti (and other pasta), cereal, ketchup, jelly (not grape), juice boxes, BBQ sauce.

Please NO oversized or family size items.

Christmas Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Fellowship Hall

  • Drop off your cookies on Saturday, December 3 by noon.
  • Donations should be at least 5 dozen if possible.
  • Cookies will be placed on tables.
  • Take your container & plastic glove (provided) and fill it with an assortment of delicious homemade holiday cook-
  • Pricing: $8.00/dozen (all proceeds benefit KIT Ministry)

If you plan on baking, or would like to help, stop by the table in Fellowship Hall to sign up or contact: Renee Mueller at muellerlz@comcast.net

Socks For The Homeless

Yes, it’s October already and once again Good Samaritan Ministries is collecting NEW SOCKS to be given to the homeless through JOURNEYS THE ROAD HOME, HOMELESS CAMPS, and Good Sam. Socks are the most requested and needed for Homeless, since wet feet can cause many sores and infections, especially for a diabetic. Last year, through your very generous donations, we collected 539 pairs of NEW SOCKS. We are collecting men’s, women’s, and children’s socks, which can be placed in the bin in FELLOWSHIP HALL thru October 30.

Thank you in advance for your kindness to the homeless and those in need.

Bobcat Scramble 2022

Bobcat ScrambleOn Friday, September 16, Immanuel hosted the Bobcat Scramble Golf Outing in memory of Richard Martin. Fifty-six golfers teed off in a 1 pm Shotgun Start at the Fox Lake Country Club. Golfers received nifty Swag Bags filled with golf and Immanuel-based promotional items to begin their round.

Competition was intense between the competing teams. With the aid of 10 feet of shot-improving string, the team of Paula and Tom Carmody paired with Kim and Jordan Abdel-Haq finished 18 under par and won the trophies as the top team. There were also winners in the Long Drive, Long Putt and Closest to the Hole on Par 3’s contests.

After the golf, the participants and guests enjoyed a catered dinner, and the prizes were awarded. Frozen premium steaks and four jewelry items were raffled to assist with the fundraising effort.

Thanks to the generosity of our Hole Sponsors and the Golfers, the event concluded with a profit of $6,036 for Immanuel Lutheran School Palatine.

Event organizers Sofie Dzik, Bill Rathe and John Koeneman hope to offer another golf outing in 2023. Information will be posted on the Immanuel website and news publications as soon as details are available.

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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