Concordia Church News on Worship Options

Status update as of November 16, 2020

Live Streaming Worship Services  –  Live-Stream and Recorded Services Only

Supporting efforts to reduce potential risks for the spread of the COVID virus, Concordia Church will return to a Virtual Worship Format Only as of November 22nd.  The health and well- being of our members and faith community is our first priority and we monitor the ever changing situation this pandemic is creating.  We continue to follow the recommendations of the Synod for worship practices to ensure the optimal conditions for our faith community.  Bishop Curry has reached out to all the pastors and congregations with this important update:

 “With the current trajectory of the COVID pandemic, we strongly encourage and recommend that congregations transition to ONLY virtual gatherings (including worship) as soon as possible, and that congregation’s rostered leaders and staff be encouraged to work from home.”

*Live Stream Services every Sunday at 10 AM.  The worship leaders, pastor and musicians will broadcast the service via Facebook Live starting at 10 AM each Sunday.  Click on the link below to join the live stream.

Click here to view the live stream worship service for Sunday, November 29th. 

Click here to view this week’s worship document.

Click here to view Pastor Zook’s video teaser for this week.

*Recorded Worship Service following Sunday worship.  If you miss the service at 10am, you can view the recorded live stream by clicking the link below. You can also view all other previous worship services, separated by church season, below on this page.

Looking for last Sunday’s worship service? Watch it here.

When will In-Person worship resume?

We will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and resume the additional option of In-Person worship as soon as it is safe to do so.

Concordia Church Virtual Worship Services

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.