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We will green the church, aka decorate for Christmas, on Sunday, December 4th following the worship service. We need your help! Snacks will be provided.

Please let Desirae (dcontreras@concordiafaith.org) or Pastor Zook (nzook@concordiafaith.org) know if you plan to help.

Lakeshore Brass is back with more of your holiday favorites on Saturday, December 17th at 7pm. This year’s concert even includes a special holiday sing-along! There will also be cookies and seasonal beverages on-hand as you enjoy the tunes.

Tickets are:
$15 for Adults
$5 for children 10 years and under

Make plans to come to this fun, family-friendly event. Click here to register now!

Choir rehearsals are each Sunday at 9am, and anyone is welcome to join! No previous music experience is needed, just a desire to sing along with others! If you have any questions about choir, please speak with Paul (Choir Director) or Marisa (Music Director) at church or send them an email.

Paul: pdykstra@concordiafaith.org

Marisa: mbuchheit@concordiafaith.org

Check out the encouragement page of our website. Here you’ll find reflections and writings on a variety of topics that we hope will meet you where you are, with whatever you may be facing. Take some time to peruse the selection, and take a moment when you need to read and reflect. New resources are added regularly. 

We will soon be embarking on a community-wide collection for 5 specific items in high need in the community. They are:

  1. Adult diapers – size medium and large (pull-up style preferred)
  2. Brown rice
  3. Whole grain crackers
  4. Feminine hygiene products
  5. Baby wipes

We continue to ask for help in supporting our neighbors facing food insecurity – either via donations of (shelf-stable) food and toiletry items or through financial contributions. Concordia Church is partnering with the Common Pantry, to support a ‘Take What You Need’ food pantry in the lobby of Swedish Covenant hospital — created for patients to grab grocery and toiletry staples they need on their day of discharge.  Our neighbors (and their immediate families) who are utilizing this food pantry are often facing a double challenge of (1) already experiencing food insecurity and (2) being sidelined from work and the ability to care for themselves/families while being in the hospital.  This food pantry aims to lessen the stress for these patients leaving the hospital.

We have a scheduled delivery the first Tuesday of every month.  Please bring shelf-stable groceries (examples are: canned goods, pasta, jarred sauces, rice, boxed mixes, etc.) and/or new toiletry items (examples: shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, etc.) to the marked container in the church’s main entrance on or before Sunday, October 3rd.  Donations received after this will be included in a future delivery.  Concordia, We are looking for 10 more sponsor families to commit to providing $30 a month (in donations or equivalent items) to this ministry.  If you are unable to commit monthly, but you’d still like to give, simply Text the word “CONCORDIA” to 73256 to give using your mobile device and use the drop down list to choose our ‘social impact’ fund.  All donations to this fund benefit our neighbors in need and is a tangible way we express our faith and gratitude for the blessings we’ve received.  Please connect with Jen Phillips if you have any questions.

Realm: If you haven’t yet activate your Realm account or you need your password reset, contact the church office at ddiehl@concordiafaith.org or (773) 281-1225.

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Concordia Church continues to monitor the COVID situation in the area. Worship continue both in-person and via livestream with some modifications. Masks are still required or all those attending worship, Confirmation classes are held in-person but with masking and social distancing, and there is no fellowship after church. As always, we encourage you to make the worship decision that is best for you and your family, and of course – if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and join us for worship virtually. Visit the protocols section of our webpage for updates as they happen. 

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