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

WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE (Summer schedule runs Memorial Day through week after Labor Day)

SATURDAY - 5:00 PM in Diers Hall

SUNDAY - 9:00 AM in Church Sanctuary

Sunday School will not be held during summer. It will resume in September.

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

  • May 28 - SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • May 28 - Pentecost Sunday! Wear RED to worship in celebration of Pentecost.
  • June 12-16: VBS 2023!!  (Registration Link)
  • June 15 - Freese Scholarship applications are due
  • June 25 - Pack the Church/Chicken Dinner (see details & RSVP info in June newsletter)

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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