Welcome! We’re glad you found us! As Christians, we welcome everyone into our church and understand that our members come from all walks of life. We are all alike in that we’re seeking a faith community where we can experience God’s love and grace in our lives, and grow in our relationships with God and with each other. At Concordia Lutheran Church, we constantly aspire to Proclaim, Grow & Live:
Proclaim. At Concordia Lutheran Church, we show our love for God by proclaiming our faith through regular worship and the use of our gifts in sharing the good news. We invite you to worship with us at our Seeley location or at our Whipple location.
Grow. We grow in our faith community at Concordia Lutheran Church through faith formation opportunities and various community gatherings.
- Attend one of our next upcoming events.
- Learn more about our Sunday School lessons or Christian Adult small group bible studies.
Live. Our connection groups support community-building efforts within our church congregation and in our surrounding neighborhood. We offer opportunities for our members to get to know one another better, while uniting together to be a force for good in our local communities. Learn more about how to get involved in our community here.
Concordia Place & Concordia Day
In 1981, Concordia Church founded what is today Concordia Place out of its belief that the vitality of the urban church is rooted in its outreach to the community through education and service. Just days after The Reverend Nicholas J. Zook started as pastor of Concordia Church, three single mothers approached him asking for help with after-school care for their children. It would have been easy to say, “no.”
Like many urban churches at that time, Concordia Lutheran Church was struggling financially and facing closure. The families were not members of the church and had very little means. However, the church focused beyond its walls to the needs of the larger community and said “YES” to create an after-school program that today is Concordia Place. Learn more about Concordia Place, a thriving community ministry located in North Center and Avondale, and its sister mission, Concordia Day, which launched in August 2016.
Concordia Faith Stories
Join us in a new series of faith stories, using the Story Corps app, where we record faith stories from Concordia’s community members. Story Corps is unique in that every story is saved in the Library of Congress. This not only adds historical value for generations to come, but it also adds immense value for the history of our Chicago Christian community and Concordia Lutheran Church members.
Jennifer, originally from Texas, felt called at an early age towards missionary work. After seven years in Chicago, Jennifer, her husband Kevin and their son Bear (Age 1) have found a home in the Avondale neighborhood. In her story, Jennifer shares her journey and her calling. Listen to the story here.
Concordia Lutheran Church FAQ
Concordia Lutheran Church is a Christian faith community inspiring its members to follow their faith, live their faith, and feel connected together with others of faith.
A member congregation of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we at Concordia Lutheran Church strive to “Love God, Love Our Neighbors” through all that we do.
Very! Check out all of our family activities! We have a large cross-section of families who are part of our growing congregation, and we are proud to offer many ways to engage children of all ages so they enjoy coming to church and have a true opportunity to grow in faith. Concordia Lutheran Church child care services are offered at both of our church locations.
Services focus on God’s love and grace for all people. When you first come to Concordia Lutheran Church, you will receive an outline of the day’s worship service which includes a children’s message, assigned readings from the Bible, community prayers, a message from the Pastor, and Holy Communion.
At Concordia Church on Seeley, the 8:30 a.m. service is spoken, while the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service includes uplifting music, which often involves guest musicians and congregational singing. Holy Communion is served every week. The 8:30 service lasts approximately 30 minutes, and the 10:30 service lasts approximately one hour.
At Concordia Church on Whipple, the 10:00 a.m. Sunday services also follows the shape of traditional liturgy and includes both traditional and contemporary music and songs. Holy Communion is available at each service, which lasts approximately one hour.
If you are new to the community, we invite you to share in a Sunday service with us at one of our Concordia Church locations in Chicago.
We invite all who are baptized to receive Holy Communion. Gluten-free hosts are available. Anyone unable to come to the altar should inform the usher and Communion will be brought to you at your seat.