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 - 9:00 AM in Church Sanctuary

Sunday School is out for the summer, but will return in mid-September

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

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.

NALC 2020 vision

Like every congregation, we want to grow, we want to be renewed, we want to serve the world around us, and we want to fulfill the vision and values that God has given us. We're excited to join the North American Lutheran Church's 2020 Vision, which is working to bring us together with 475+ other congregations to do just that. Immanuel launches the campaign on January 8th and will share more information in late January and February. Here's a quick video about 2020 Vision to share more information about the NALC and their pathway to ensure a legacy of faith today, tomorrow, & forever.

March 2024 NALC 2020 Vision Update

Immanuel Lutheran Church of flatville video

See what our members have to say about our church!