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.

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.

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.

Holiday worship schedule 2023

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2023

  • Worship at 9:00 AM

Sunday School Christmas Program & Practice - Dec. 10 & 17

       Sunday, December 10

  • Program practice at 11:30am (following 10:15am Worship service) followed by a pizza party ending approximately 1:00pm

       Sunday, December 17

  • Program practice during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:05am)
  • Sunday School Christmas Program at 4:00pm

Christmas Eve - Sunday, December 24, 2023

  • Regular Sunday Worship at 8:00 AM (No 10:15 AM Worship this morning)
  • Sunday School from 9:15-10:05 AM
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion at 3:30 PM & 5:30 PM

Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2023

  • Christmas Day Worship Service at 9:00 AM

New Years Eve - Sunday, December 31, 2023

  • Regular Sunday Worship at 8:00 AM & 10:15 AM
  • Sunday School from 9:15-10:05 AM

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