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National Cross Country Results

The results are in from the National Cross Country Meet at Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday, October 26. It was a tough run with wind, cold, and LOTS of mud. More than a few shoes were lost to the mud during the run, so as you might imagine race times were affected. The girls had over 180 runners and the boys more than 200. We are happy to report that 3 Bobcat runners made it to the top 15. Great job runners!

Many thanks for a great season to ALL of the members of our hardworking Bobcat Cross Country teams, their dedicated coaches, and all of the parents who volunteered their time and gave their support to the teams!

Chapel Offerings for October

Chapel offerings received throughout October will go to FMSC – Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is a Christian, non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. These nutritious meals turn hunger into hope for hungry children around the world.

Please note: Offerings for Grandpeople’s Day, October 9, will help to support Tuition Assistance at Immanuel.

Chapel Offerings for September

Immanuel’s Chapel offerings for the month of September are being donated to Journeys. JOURNEYS | The Road Home is a non-profit agency that provides shelter, social services and affordable housing to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north and northwest suburban Cook County.

Please be generous with your September offerings.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Oktoberfest Family Table

Immanuel will be hosting a Science Activity table at the Palatine Rotary Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 21, from noon – 3:30 p.m..

Different science activities will be led by Immanuel staff and families every 30 minutes. Could you help us with one of the activities during the afternoon or be willing to talk with parents about Immanuel? Please contact the school office or Mrs. Schiestel (dschiestel@ilcp.org) if you can help.

Our schedule for the afternoon is:

12:00 – 12:25PM “Volcanoes”: baking soda & vinegar reactions
12:30 – 12:55PM Magic Writing – invisible ink
1:00 – 1:25PM Chromatography – colorful designs
1:30 – 1:55PM Orbeeze & Kinetic Sand
2:00 – 2:25PM Paper Airplanes & Parachutes
2:30 – 2:55PM Bubbles
3:00 – 3:30PM Artful Math: Tessellations & Spirographs


The OCC Item of the Month is School Supplies

Shoebox gift with crayonsThe Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Item of the Month for August is school supplies! Back to school sales make August the perfect month to purchase quality school supplies at great prices. A child receives a shoebox only once in their ENTIRE life – let’s make these boxes great!

OCC School supply list:

  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Crayola Crayons (24 count or smaller). Crayola crayons won’t melt when shipped overseas to warmer climates…other brands will.
  • Colored Pencils
  • Notebooks that will fit in a shoebox

Since savvy shoppers know that August is a fantastic month to find flip flops and summer clothes on sale, we’d like to remind everyone that we’re thrilled to collect all items year-round. There are a wide variety of clothing items appropriate for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes! For example:

  • T-shirts – Shirts without writing, are best. English is not the primary language in many of the OCC countries and kids may not even understand what is written on their shirts. There’s also a culture gap.
  • Shorts, especially those with elastic waistbands so they last and fit longer.
  • Skirts, especially with elastic waistbands
  • Hats
  • Flip Flops/Shoes – These are especially important because shoes help kids who have to walk long distances to get to school or to get water from a well.
  • Socks – These are key…it gets cold at night even though the days are hot.

Of course, WOW items, like a soccer ball with an air pump, are always needed.

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.

Save the Date for our 2019 Backpacks, Blessings & Barbecue at the Bandshell

Mark your calendars for this year’s Backpacks, Blessings & Barbecue at the Bandshell on Sunday, August 18, 10:30am

We need your help! Help Immanuel reach our community!

Make a donation to help pay for food and event costs! Submit your donation in the SPECIAL GIVING envelope placed in today’s announcements and/or write “B4” in the memo of your check.

Last year we gave away almost 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to students from Virginia Lake Elementary (our Kid’s Hope school). We would love to make supplies available again to our Kid’s Hope School students… but, we need your help! Would you be willing to take on a lead-role in organizing the collecting, packing and delivery of backpack items?

Here’s the school supply list (all items must be new):

  • Back packs for elementary school children
  • Packs of pencils
  • Packs of pens
  • 24 count crayons
  • School boxes
  • Wide line notebook paper
  • 70 page spiral notebooks
  • Glue sticks
  • Pocket folders
  • Pink erasers
  • Box of markers

Watch for the labeled donation boxes in the Fellowship Hall.
Many volunteers are needed! Contact Tim Laabs, B4 Coordinator to volunteer timlaabs@comcast.net or call the church office: 847-359-1549

The National Day of Prayer – May 2, 2019

Today is the 2019 National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is Love One Another. In honor of the National Day of Prayer we asked Immanuel Students “Why Do You Pray?”, “Where Do You Pray?” and “How Do You Love One Another?”. Here is what they said.

Winter Work Days

Saturday, February 16 AND Saturday—February 23 from 8:30 am – Noon

To prepare for the 150th Celebration on March 3rd and the School Accreditation visit February 24th- 26th, Immanuel is hosting a couple building work days. Painting, cleaning, replacing ceiling tiles, simple repair work, and putting up art- work are some of the activities that are on the list to accomplish. Something for everyone!

Please join us for one or both days, for a few hours or the whole time, to give our facility a little TLC. Sign-up sheets will be at the information desk in our main entrance, door #1.

Explore God

As we begin 2019 our Church is taking part with 750 other churches in the Chicago-land area to embark on an intentional 7-week outreach program called Explore God.

Starting January 12 & 13 our worship will align with the seven questions that many people ask about God.

These questions are:

  • Does Life Have a Purpose?
  • Is There a God?
  • Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
  • Is Christianity Too Narrow?
  • Is Jesus Really God?
  • Is The Bible Reliable?
  • Can I Know God Personally?

Discussion Groups have formed at Immanuel and throughout the community, and are available for you to join on our church website at www.immanuelpalatine.org/explore-god.

Please consider joining a discussion group and inviting a friend or family member to your group. This is also a great opportunity to invite family or friends to our Church for worship.