Concordia Church News on In-Person Worship

Status update as of September 15, 2020

In-Person Worship in the Seeley Sanctuary               Every Sunday at 10:00am
In-person worship services in the Seeley Sanctuary has begun! The service includes music performed by our organist and several church musicians and a modified Holy Communion.  The sanctuary is prepared for worship with pews marked for places people can sit and maintain the 6 foot social distancing guidelines, an available supply of hand sanitizer and masks, and protocols in place to register and participate in worship.  We are limited in our capacity for attendance (20 households in our sanctuary). Participants will need to wear face masks during the service. Register in advance on the website at

Virtual Worship in September            September 20th

Virtual Worship services will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the Church website ( ) on Sunday at 8 AM.

Live Streaming Worship Services      Coming Soon!
You can join us live via a live stream worship service through Facebook very soon! We are continuing to work out our technology needs in order to make the live-stream experience the best it can possibly be!

A few details for live-streaming, once it’s up and running:

  • You do not need a Facebook account to join the livestream.
  • Broadcasting the service live will begin at 10 AM each Sunday.
  • 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 services will also be recorded and posted for later viewing.  We plan to transition to live streaming services with recordings available afterwards as we move forward, replacing pre-recorded worship services with this option for virtual worship for those who are worshiping with us from home.

Read the full list of FAQs here.

Read over the required protocols here.

Register for September 27, 2020 Worship at 10:00am

Register for October 4, 2020 Worship at 10:00am

Concordia Church Virtual Worship Services

Message from Pastor Zook – September 17, 2020

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.