Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located in East Central Illinois and began in 1872 when immigrants from East Friesia, Germany, settled in Champaign County, Illinois. The immigrants drained off the swamp land and began to farm the rich soil. 

The present church structure was built in 1914 to accommodate the growing congregation. Immanuel was given the name "the mother church", as a number of neighboring Lutheran congregations grew from it. Today it is part of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). 

We are known as the "Cathedral in the Cornfield" due to our rural location. You can find out more of our church history here.

Scam alert!!

Please be aware that Pastor Scott has received phone calls about a scam where he is supposedly calling or texting around and soliciting gift cards. Please know that he is not and will not call to solicit money or gift cards. Thank you!

nalc newsletter - january/february 2024


Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville was featured in this month's NALC newsletter on pages 10 & 11! Check it out here.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND UPDATES / highlighted upcoming events


SATURDAY - 5:00 PM in Diers Hall

SUNDAY - 8:00 & 10:15 AM in Church Sanctuary

Sunday School will be held 9:15-10:05AM each Sunday

For a full list of upcoming events, please see our calendar page of the website or our newsletters.


VBS 2024 will be Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14 from 8:30-11:30AM

VBS Program will be on Thursday, June 13 in the evening at 6:30PM

Registration will begin on March 1 for both children and volunteers

150th Anniversary Celebration

The 150th Anniversary Celebration will be April 6-7, 2024 with a full day of activities to mark the occasion. Please continue to check out this webpage for more information on the event.

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