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If you are on this page, you are either looking to see what Immanuel may have to offer – or you are currently a member just getting caught up on ‘the news’. Either way, Welcome to our website! There are a number of amazing ministries taking place here (see the Ministries page) that are indicative of the Holy Spirit breathing life and love through this place.

As I write this, we are still in that time of waiting expectantly called Advent. We are waiting expectantly, hopefully and patiently for the celebration of the birth of our Lord to begin.

All are invited to join us in worship as we come together as a community of faith to give thanks, to support one another in our sorrows and joys, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, doing the work that we are called to do.

Immanuel is also in a state of transition, waiting and preparing for your next called pastor. As your Interim, it is my ‘job’ to walk with you and help you be ready to welcome him or her.

I am just a text, email or phone call away. 815-973-2819. Email:

And so as we wait, know that our God is faithful – always – and is with us in all that we do.

Peace and blessing to you all,

Pr. Vicki Sauter

Interim Pastor

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