Ruth Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm in the church's meeting room. Join the ladies for a great time of bible study and fellowship.
SERVANT HEARTS CIRCLE
Servant Hearts Circle meets every third Thursday at 6:30pm. Perfect for working women, join these ladies for a great evening of fellowship and bible study.
Busy Hands meets every second and fourth Wednesday to create beautiful quilts for Lutheran World Relief. By providing these quilts, people across the globe find these quilts useful in ways you probably never imagined. In addition to being a cozy, clean new bed cover, it can be:
- a baby carrier, tied around a mother's back;
- a market display, spread on the ground and piled with vegetables;
- a sack for transporting those goods to market;
- and most importantly, a constant reminder that someone, far away, cares a lot.
Busy Hands also participates in the Prayer Shawl ministry, in which members knit or crochet shawls for those who are ill or in need of comfort. "A prayer is said as the shawl is begun and then many prayers are added with the stitches. Most of the time the recipient of the shawl is not known, but the recipient receives the message that many people have been praying for them and will continue to do so. Each shawl is a blend of prayers, talents, gifts and grace." (The Lutheran)
Pastor Mike and members of our congregation meet on the first Tuesday and first Thursday of each month to gather and visit parishioners who are ill or unable to attend church for various reasons. This not only allows the parishioner to receive communion and prayer, but it also provides a much-needed and appreciated opportunity for fellowship.
WELCA: Women of the ELCA
WELCA includes Lutheran women who gather in over 7,000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for service, study, advocacy, fellowship and more! WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. We engage in ministry; we take action through advocacy; we promote healing and wholeness; and we support one another in our callings. We assist participants in their desire to discern God's call in their lives and to discover their spiritual gifts through workshops, retreats, resources, scholarships, and global education.
Members of our Altar Guild meet various times throughout the year to ensure that our altar and the sanctuary are prepared for worship.
"Members of the altar guild are ministers of the liturgy. This ministry involves preparing the worship space with the furnishings, appointments, vessels, elements, linens, and paraments used in the liturgy."
-Altar Guild and Sacristy Handbook by S. Anita Stauffer
Men's Bible study meets every second and fourth Saturday at Panera in Yorkville at 8:00 am.
10104 Immanuel Road
Yorkville, IL 60560
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 2 pm
Immanuel, God with us, touching lives through Christ!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Adult Sunday School meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the council room during the school year.
Immanuel Lutheran Church has a variety of opportunities for children and youth of all ages to learn Bible stories and about living the lives Jesus has called us to. Find Out More today.
Dwell is a new ministry that invites busy people and families to step away from everyday obligations for just one hour a week and gather as a community for a meal and conversation. Come Dwell in community and fellowship. Meeting times and events vary. More information can be found on their website at https://dwelltogether.org/
Members work with Northern Illinois Synod to help two Companion Churches, one in India (the Arcot Lutheran Church in southern India) and the other in Tanzania (the North Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania); praying as our NI Synod sends a delegation to India, and raising funds for a nursing school in Tanzania. Our partner, Rev. Kristin Engstrom, Country Coordinator in Senegal Africa for the ELCA Young Adult in Global Mission (YAGM) program is supported by prayer and fundraising. To learn more, visit her blog. http://yagmsenegal.wixsite.com/blog and check out the YAGM Senegal Newsletters.