Our Mission: Gather. Prepare. Send.


Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., you are invited to join us for In Person Worship!

Enjoy uplifting music, meaningful liturgy, and an inspiring message!

  • Masks required
  • Sanctuary: fans are on, 4 air filters spaced out in each corner, all windows are open
  • Fully vaccinated singers provide worship music from the front
  • Service is also livestreamed to Youtube and Facebook (those in the pews will not be on camera) click: Pilgrim Chicago Facebook or click: Pilgrim Chicago Youtube


Free Hot Meal

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
You are welcome to come for a meal, to receive Holy Communion to go, or to volunteer! Contact bethbiery1@gmail.com
4300 N. Winchester (east side of Church building)
Chicago, IL 60613

VBS Kids 2021

Pilgrim VBS 2021: Be an agent of change!

Join us July 26-30 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church for an in-person, primarily outdoor VBS from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day, ages 4 through 5th grade. We will explore the Bible and our impact on our community with games, crafts, service and fun! Due to space restrictions, we have limited spots this year, so register early!

Register Your Child or Children.


Welcome to people from every religious tradition and no religious tradition.

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture,every socio-economic and marital status, political and philosophical conviction.

Welcome to people of every sexual orientation and gender identity, ability and challenge.

Welcome to believers and questioners, and questioning believers.

Our Mission

In Christ's love, we Gather, Prepare, and Send all as leaders for God's mission in the world (GPS).

As a learning and serving community, we:

Praise God with all generations together
Invite everyone to be present together in Christ
Lift up academic excellence with a heart
Grow in prayer and in the Word
Respond by advocating justice for the vulnerable
Invest time, talent, and resources generously
eMpower homes for faith formation

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Church Leadership

Blessed to serve

Pastor Kristian Johnson

Kristian Johnson


My family and I love it here at Pilgrim! I've been blessed to serve as Pastor here since November of 2012. Originally from Minnesota, I graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN as a Music Major and received my M. Div from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Before coming to Pilgrim, I served as a youth minister on the north side of Chicago for five years, and have spent significant time learning and serving among Christians in Tanzania, East Africa and El Salvador, Central America. I served my first call as Pastor of First Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana Mi Salvador in Inglewood (Los Angeles) CA for six years, and helped the congregation triple in size and start a ministry in Spanish. My hobbies include: tuba, basketball, camping, and traveling. I am blessed with an amazing family! My wife is also an ordained Pastor in the ELCA named Pastor Anna-Kari Langseth-Johnson. We are blessed with three kids: daughter Hope (16), son Emanuel (13), and son Xavier (10).

Where We Are

Ravenswood / North Center neighborhood. By the Montrose Brown Line.

4300 North Winchester, Chicago


1 Peter 5:2 - Be shepherds of god's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers -- not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be.

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