September 11, 2015September 11, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten.  It was on that day terrorists attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.  Many first responders heard the call to serve their fellow man. They made sacrifices to rescue those who were trapped and lost.  This Sunday marks 15 years since that tragic event took place.

Each year, the Palatine Fire Department honors the first responders, those those brave men and women who gave so selflessly that fateful September.  They start with a procession that passes right by Immanuel and concludes at the Palatine Firefighter memorial.  Immanuel’s day school students are blessed with the opportunity to observe this procession annually. Since September 11 is a Sunday this year, the congregation will now have that opportunity.

Outdoor Worship Service

We will be having a special outdoor service at 8:00 AM this Sunday right here in our own parking lot.  At the end of the service the procession will be going by the church and, as they process, we will show our respects.  Please join us for worship and honoring those brave first responders who answered the call on September 11.

More on the Firefighters’ Procession from the Palatine Patch

We invite you to join us this Sunday and we invite you to join us in prayer…

Prayer On The Occasion of the 9/11 Anniversary

Almighty God, You know that we live among so many and great threats. Grant us strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations.

Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil action. Defend our liberties, and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom that there may be justice and peace in our land.

Everlasting God, you are the consolation of the sorrowful and the strength of the weak, graciously hear our prayers on behalf of those who lost family and friends on 911 and the wars and conflicts that have engaged our nation in the last 13 years. To the families of those who mourn, give comfort and peace. To those who serve in the armed forces of our country, strengthen and protect them with your mighty arm.

We ask You to watch over and protect all who work to care for those in need: the police and other law enforcement officials, firefighters, rescue workers, doctors, nurses, technicians, and counselors and other aid workers. Protect them from all dangers, and give them courage and endurance to attend to their tasks to the best of their abilities and to the welfare of those under their care.

Give to us, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey Your commandments and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness, through Jesus Christ, Amen.