Service Ministry

The following service opportunities are available as you are able.

Acolytes

Members of the confirmation class serve on a voluntary basis as acolytes, lighting altar candles for weekly worship services and carrying the processional cross for special, seasonal services.

Bulletin Helpers

Bulletin helpers assist with the preparation of the weekly bulletin on Friday afternoons.

Greeters

Greeters meet people in the narthex and show hospitality and friendship to visitors and members before worship. Contact Cynthia Iaccino c-iaccino@comcast.net cell 630-244-4632 for additional information.

Newsletter Helpers

Newsletter helpers assist with the preparation of the church newsletter on the third Thursday of the month.

Worship Hosts

Worship hosts attend to the needs and comfort of worshipers, providing seating assistance, and guiding worshipers to the altar, counting attendance and collecting offering. Contact Ray Walberg (630) 852-5156 for additional information.

The following service groups are always looking for new members.

Ladies Aid

All of Immanuel’s women are welcome in this group.  As the name implies, these women perform deeds of charity, foster Christian fellowship among members of the congregation and aid Immanuel’s organizations and individuals in any way.  They meet the first Thursday of the month with projects at 10:00 am, lunch at noon (bring your own lunch), dessert at 12:30 pm (provided by members of the group on a rotating basis), and a business meeting at 1:00 pm.  The chairperson is Mrs. Gert Snyder, (630) 964-6879.

Women’s Service Guild

The Women’s Service Guild promotes Christian fellowship among the women of the congregation through service projects and fundraising activities. The monthly meetings include a short business session and usually feature an interesting program followed by a social hour with dessert and refreshments provided by Guild members.  They meet on the fourth Monday of each month, September through June, at 7:30 pm.  The chairperson is Mrs. Judy Van Horn, (630) 435-0247.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild takes care of the paraments, linens and communion ware. They arrange for poinsettias at Christmas, lilies at Easter and the horn of plenty at Thanksgiving.  Please call the chairperson, Lucille Fuhrmann, (630) 968-3207, to volunteer your time.

Lutheran Child & Family Services

Lutheran Child & Family Services maintains an office on the second floor of Immanuel’s building. LCFS counselor, Kathleen Ligon, offers counseling to families and children.