1852- Immanuel was founded by 22 families. The property and building only cost $180!  Some of the founding families are still here and have amazing stories!

April 30, 1961- The cornerstone of our current building was laid. The old church is now Thorn Creek Nature Center on Monee Road in Park Forest.

our history

Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church!

Our prayer for you as you enter our website is that you are refreshed by God's grace, and that as you experience how God is with us you are encouraged to discover how He is with you and strengthens all of us with His grace and mercy.

It is our continued prayer that throughout your day and life in Christ you rejoice in His mercies that are new to us every morning, and that you are encouraged to know that God's face shines upon you and is gracious to you. We pray that you are confident in knowing that because of Christ's sacrifice; you have found favor in His sight.


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Sharing Christ...
                Building Hope

Mission + Vision