Concordia Church News on Worship Options

Looking for our most recent recorded worship service? Watch it here.

Status update as of May 26, 2021

Summer worship service time is 9:00am! Join us in-person or virtually!

Worship Update

Sunday worship services are available with both in-person and virtual options! Keep reading for more details about both opportunities. 

Due to recent adjustments to guidelines outlined by the CDC and local governments, Concordia Church is also adjusting its worship protocols. These changes are now in effect for all services.

Click here to watch a video from Pastor Zook about our updated protocols.

In-person worship protocols will encompass the following:

  • No preregistration required
  • No temperature checks upon arrival for worship
  • Return to full communion including both bread and wine
  • Congregational singing is allowed
  • For vaccinated individuals:
    • Masks will be optional
    • Social distancing will no longer be required
  • For unvaccinated individuals, masks are still required & we ask that you continue to social distance

Please note that we will not ask for proof of your vaccination status; we trust that our worshippers will make the decision to do what is safest for themselves and others. A greeter will be present on Sunday mornings to answer any questions and provide direction to worshippers.

Want some quick answers to some basic questions? Read our FAQs.

You can still worship with us via live stream!
Join in virtually via YouTube!

A few details for live stream viewership:

  • You do not need a YouTube account to view the live stream
  • A link will be posted each week on the worship page of the church website. Simply ‘click’ and you’ll be taken to the live stream.
  • These live stream services will also be recorded and posted for later viewing on our YouTube channel.

Sunday, August 1st: Click here to join the livestream.

Click here to view the worship booklet for August.

Click here to view the readings for August 1st.

Click here to view a message about this Sunday’s service from Pastor Zook.

All previously recorded Worship Services can be viewed on our YouTube channel here.

Concordia Church Virtual Worship Services

July 25 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 18 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 11 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 4 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

June 27 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June 20 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 13 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 6 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

May 30 – Holy Trinity Sunday

May 23 – Day of Pentecost

May 16 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 9 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 2 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 25 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 18 – Third Sunday of Easter

April 11 – Second Sunday of Easter

April 4 – Easter Sunday Concert & Worship

March 28 – Palm Sunday

March 21 – Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 14 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 7 – Third Sunday in Lent

February 28 – Second Sunday in Lent

February 21 – First Sunday in Lent

February 17 – Ash Wednesday

February 14 – Transfiguration of Our Lord

February 7 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

January 31 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

January 24 – Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 17 – Baptism of Our Lord

January 10 – Epiphany of Our Lord

January 3 – Second Sunday of Christmas

December 27 – First Sunday of Christmas

December 24 – Christmas Eve

December 25 – Christmas Day

December 20 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 6 – Second Sunday of Advent

November 29 – First Sunday of Advent

November 22 – Thanksgiving Service

November 15 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost

November 1 – All Saint’s Day

October 25th – Reformation Sunday

October 18th – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 11th – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

October 4th – St. Francis of Assisi

September 27th – St. Michael & All Angels

September 20th – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 13th – Holy Cross Sunday

September 6th – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 30th – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 23rd – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 16th – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 9th – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 2nd – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 26, 2020, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 19, 2020, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 12, 2020, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 5, 2020, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June 28, 2020, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 21, 2020, Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 14, 2020, Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 7, 2020, Festival of the Holy Trinity

May 31, 2020, Day of Pentecost

May 24, 2020, Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2020, Message from Marisa Buchheit

May 17, 2020, Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 14, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

May 10, 2020, Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 7, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

May 3, 2020, Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 30, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

April 26, 2020, Third Sunday of Easter

April 23, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

April 19, 2020, Second Sunday of Easter

April 16, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday

April 10, 2020, Good Friday

April 9, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday

April 2, 2020, Message from Pastor Zook

March 29, 2020, Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 22, 2020, Fourth Sunday in Lent

Offerings to Concordia Church

As we continue to engage in new ways of doing ministry, we want to encourage every one of us to live generously, where and when you can.

Continuing to financially support Concordia Church is one way you can live out our shared core value of generosity. Your community at Concordia Church continues to give to our ministry partners (such as Concordia Place and the ELCA), provide for our neighbors in need through the Helping Hand Fund, and supports our staff, facilities and important ministries, including the continuation of virtual worship using new, creative ways to keep everyone worshipfully connected! We understand that this current situation has caused financial strain for some; however, many of us are still fortunate to be able to be generous with our financial resources and help those people and organizations who need them. If you are able to give, your faithful, regular gifts will help sustain our ministry and address additional needs that may arise during this time of crisis. Our congregation has many ministries and people who rely on this support, both within and outside of, our congregation. Thank you for being generous in heart and spirit.

There are multiple ways you can make your gifts to Concordia Church:

  • Text-to-give
    • Text “Concordia” to 73256; you will immediately receive a link back that will direct you to a giving page. You enter your gift amount, payment information, and then submit. Your gift is immediately recorded in your giving history in Realm.
  • Online giving
    • Everyone (whether you have a Realm account or not):– Go directly to the online giving form at
    • Alternatively, for Concordia Church members with a Realm account:
      – Using your Realm app, go to the Giving section and choose “Make a gift”
      – Log in to Realm from a computer, go to Community-Giving, and select the “+Gift” button.
  • By mail
    • Checks payable to “Concordia Lutheran Church” can be mailed to 3855 N. Seeley, Chicago, IL 60618.
    • Deposits of those checks may take longer than what is usually expected

For assistance or questions, contact Desirae Diehl, Parish Administrator, at

Offertory prayer: Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us — ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.