Worship Ministry

So much planning and preparing goes into every worship service at Immanuel. Often times, volunteers have the opportunity to include their talents in service to the Lord and His Church. Please contact Bill Gade, our Director of Worship and Music, (847-428-4477 ext. 227) if you would like to be involved in any of these ministry areas.

Acolytes light and extinguish chancel candles, assist with baptismal candles, and receive the offering and other duties as needed during worship services. The acolytes generally are forth through eighth graders and a new schedule is put together every fall.

Alter Guild members care for and change alter linens and paraments. They are responsible for the maintenance of pastoral robes, the chancel area, as well as arranging plants and flowers used in worship. They need special help at Christmas and Easter with all the special services.

Communion Care members clean and store communion ware after the services.

Communication/Audio Visual Teams monitor and maintain the sound systems for worship services, videotape, edit, and duplicate worship services, and reach out to the community in many ways as they share the message of God and his love by way of live radio broadcast, pod streams, and other forms of media.

Worship Aides assist at every worship service, handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, and helping those with special needs.