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.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND UPDATES / highlighted upcoming events



SUNDAY - 9:00 AM

NO Sunday School during the summer

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

  • August 21
          9:00am: Blessing of the Backpacks & Sunday School teacher installation during 9am worship
          10:30-Noon: Pancake/Sausage breakfast where the LYO will share details of their Mission trip to Bear Branch, KY
  • August 31 - Student/Parent confirmation orientation @ 7:00pm
  • September 7 - Confirmation resumes
  • September 11 - MISSION FESTIVAL/Promotion Sunday
          5:00pm Saturday & 9:00am Sunday: Mission Festival Worship (Speaker Pastor Tim Krick)
          10:30-11:00: Sunday School resumes
          11:00-1:00:  Lunch with bounce houses, games, & an obstacle course
          7:00: Evening service (Speaker: Pastor Philip Sandi) followed by refreshments
  • September 13 - Joy Bells resume @ 6:15pm
  • September 18 - Regular worship schedule resumes
          5:00 Saturday, 8:00 & 10:15 am Sunday: Worship
          9:15-10:05: Sunday School