Pilgrim Lutheran Church Ministries

Children, Youth and Family

We are a very kid-friendly church! We love having children present and participating in worship. Activity packs are available for the children to use during the service. During the school year, we provide a Sunday School experience for children during the service.

First Communion
First Communion Class helps children and people of all ages learn the language of faith through exploring the 10 commandments, the creed, the Lord’s prayer, and the meaning of the sacraments, including communion. For more information, please contact communications@pilgrimchicago.org

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. or join us on zoom

Meeting ID: 874 567 8472
Passcode: 1

Explore the Bible Time

Join us on select Sundays at 9:15 a.m. during the school year as we explore the Bible together. This is a “no experience necessary” group; even if you’ve never read the Bible, you are invited to learn with us!

Hot Meals

You are invited to Pilgrim Lutheran Church for a hot meal every Saturday (11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.)!

For over 20 years, Pilgrim has served a free hot meal for the community every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the basement of the church. We serve over 1,600 meals a year! Thank you for all of our donors and volunteers!

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 download an application

Global Ministries

Pilgrim is blessed to have active partnerships with the Lutheran Churches of South Africa and El Salvador.

We also lead annual mission trip experiences to visit the Lutheran Church of El Salvador each August. For more information, please contact Pastor Kristian at pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org

Our Partners

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Metropolitan Chicago Synod
  • ELCA Schools and Learning Centers
  • Chicago Lutheran Educational Foundation
  • Build Resurrection Project
  • The Night Ministry
  • Concordia Place
  • Luther Memorial Church
  • Ebenezer Lutheran Church
  • Faith Inkubators
  • Coat Angels
  • Lincoln Square Friendship Center
  • Common Pantry
  • ELCA Mission Investment Fund
  • ELCA Disaster Response

And there are even more opportunities to connect, grow, and serve! See a more complete list.