Our Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Students and Immanuel families are encouraged to attend worship regularly. Immanuel Students regularly learn music to sing for the congregation on several dates throughout the year.

If you are seeking a place to learn, grow, encourage others, and show mercy and love to people, then we invite you to make Immanuel your church home. Immanuel members all have different experiences and backgrounds, yet together we are a community of people that are growing in Christ.

We are Palatine’s downtown church, founded in 1869, with a vibrant community-oriented school, founded in 1870. Immanuel is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Our church campus is newly refreshed, including enhanced security and technology, with more exciting improvements coming soon.

Our Mission:

“Jesus said: Go to the people of all nations and make them My disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything that I have told you. I will be with you always, even to the end of the world.”
Matthew 28:19-20


We invite you to be fed by God’s Word and receive His gifts through our three distinct services. Weekly worship is also available online via livestream on our website, YouTube, and Facebook.

Saturday Blended Worship - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Traditional Worship - 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary Worship - 10:30 a.m.

View our Webcasts


A variety of adult Bible studies are offered throughout the week and on Sunday Mornings. Children age 3 through Grade 5 are invited to attend our Sunday Morning Experience (S.M.E.) during 10:30 a.m. worship for age-appropriate activities, Bible study, and fellowship.  Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long summer camp for students entering Pre-K through Grade 5 featuring fun activities, all with a focus on Christ and daily biblical content. Confirmation classes are offered to students of our school and community beginning in Grade 6.


We strive to equip those in our family of faith with the opportunities to care for people while sharing the love of Christ through a variety of programs. Our programs include, but are not limited to:
- Care Ministry with food and clothing pantry
- American Heritage Girls and Trail Life Boys
- The Community Meal
- National Youth Gathering


Inspiration comes when we engage with others in and around our community, sharing our God-given gifts and talents. Immanuel hosts and participates in many events throughout the year to share the love of Christ with others. Events include, but are not limited to:
- Music Ministry, Choirs and Handbells
- Kids Hope USA
- Community Paint-a-Thon
- Musicals and Concerts
- Advent Calendars for the Homebound
- Trunk-or-Treat
- Shining Stars Baseball and Softball Camp
- 50’s Plus Fellowship
- Meals Ministry
- Backpacks, Blessings, and Barbecue Event
- Keep in Touch (K.I.T.) Ministry
- Operation Christmas Child