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.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, An outdoor procession at 10:10 a.m., services 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Passion Play

Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 10:10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Good Friday, April 14th 4:30 p.m. (family service) & 7 p.m. (Tennebrae)

Easter Sunday, April 16th at 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Easter Egg Hunt to follow 10:30 service!

Easter Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., free will offering!

Pilgrim VBS

Monday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4300 N Winchester Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Welcome to Mighty Fortress, where kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation - their fortress and sure defense. So raise your banner! In Jesus, the victory is won!

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Worship Schedules

You're invited to join us!

Sunday Mornings at Pilgrim - Join us!

Worship at 8:00 am and 10:30 am
(except for Christmas Day and New Years Day: 9:30 am)

Sunday School

Offered during the 10:30 service

Explore the Bible (youth and adults)

starting at 9:15 a.m.

Coffee and Refreshments

After each service

Explore the Bible Class

9:15 am

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 (13), son Emanuel (10), and son Xavier (7).

Where We Are

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


Upcoming Events

Sunday Mornings at Pilgrim - Join us!

Worship at 8:00 am and 10:30 am

Sunday School

Offered during the 10:30 service: starting at 10:15am

Explore the Bible (youth and adults)

starting at 9:15 a.m.


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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