Ministries

Where the Heartbeat of Pilgrim Lutheran Church’s vibrant community Comes Alive

Your Invited to Serve & Grow With Us!

Spiritual Growth

Exploring The Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings in Maring Hall at 9:15 AM, September through May. No experience needed.

Gather Us In Bible Study
Meets every other Wednesday with Bible readings and discussions to inspire Christian growth. All are invited.

Prayer Time
On zoom on Saturdays at 8:30 AM. To share prayer requests or update to prayer list, contact the church office.

Pilgrim’s Zoom Room (312-626-6799)
Password: 1 | Meeting ID: 430 019 5500

Men’s Bible Study
Meets every other Wednesday throughout the year working through scripture from both the Old and New Testament. The sessions are filled with fascinating discussion and great camaraderie. To participate, contact us.

Serving Nourishment, Spreading Warmth: Our Hot Meals Initiative.

Hot Meals

For more than two decades, Pilgrim Lutheran Church has been a beacon of compassion and community outreach. Every Saturday at 11:30 a.m., a heartwarming tradition unfolds in the basement of our church—a free hot meal for the community. This 100% volunteer run program has been a steady source of sustenance, not only for the body but for the spirit as well.

Their commitment has enabled us to serve over 1,600 meals each year, nurturing a sense of togetherness and hope! Let us know if you would like to come and serve some Saturday!

PRAYER MINISTRY

Join us for prayer time at the parsonage, 4332 N Winchester, Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 874 567 8472
Passcode: 1

Children, Youth & Family

We are a kid-friendly church! Worship blesses children, and children are huge blessings to the worship experience! We are glad to offer an interactive Sunday School lesson at the 10:30 a.m. service – immediately after the Children’s Message. There is also a nursery for children under the age of four in our preschool classroom. Or, children may stay with you throughout the service. It’s up to you!

SUNDAY SCHOOL and Nursery are provided during the 10:30 a.m. service!

VBS 2024: Fruitful Faith! Join us this summer for a week of games, snacks, arts and crafts, bible stories, music, drama, and FUN! VBS 2024: Fruitful Faith will run Monday through Friday, June 24-28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Parents can drop off as early as 8:30 a.m.) You can enroll for the morning ($45/child or $75/family) or the entire day ($145/child). You may register your children in conjunction with other weeks of Pilgrim Summer Camp – or enroll them strictly for VBS. To register, click here or email pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org for more information.

Pilgrim Quest Summer Camp: Registration is Open! – We’re offering eight themed weeks (including Vacation Bible School) of exciting field trips around Chicago, and enriching activities from arts to STEM to sports. Check out the calendar below for more details. New for the summer of 2024, Pilgrim Quest is open to all children who have completed at least one year of PreK (and who will be four by the time camp begins) through Fifth Grade. Also, camp begins a half-hour earlier (8:30 a.m.), and we’ll offer After Care from 3-5:30 p.m. Sign up now.  Spots are limited in each age group! Please email Camp Director Kelly Keil with any questions.

FIRST COMMUNION CLASS …this helps children and people of all ages learn the language of faith, the Ten Commandments, the creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the meaning of the sacraments, including communion.

CONFIRMATION CLASS and YOUTH GROUP are programs open to all ages, but designed for those in 6th to 12th grades to grow confident in their identity as Christians and to prepare them for a lifetime of service to God and the world. For more information, contact Pastor Kristian at pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org

Fostering Sustainability, Empowering Future Initiatives.

Pilgrim Endowment Fund

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” Peter 4:10

The purpose of the Endowment Committee is to further the mission of The Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School through a comprehensive deferred giving program that focuses on support for church, school and community where small donations have the largest impact.

You can donate cash anytime to create a lasting positive impact.

If you are a potential recipient, or if you know of an organization who would be a worthy recipient of a Pilgrim Church Endowment Grant, please fill out this form.

Other Opportunities

For a complete list of opportunities to grow and serve, click here.

Uniting for Global Impact: Our Outreach Beyond Borders.

Global Ministries

Pilgrim Lutheran Church has two amazing global partners: the Lutheran Churches of South Africa and El Salvador. These partnerships give life and joy to us every day!

El Salvador Mission Trip
We invite your prayers for Pastors Kristian and Anna-Kari and the 43 other people joining them to experience the witness of the Lutheran Church of El Salvador, July 31st through August 7th. They will be participating in medical campaigns in rural areas, supporting churches planted among resettled refugees, installing solar panels, supporting youth and young adults seeking education, and joining the Lutheran Church of El Salvador in advocating for human rights.

Click here to view this year’s trip brochure.