Sunday Mornings at Pilgrim - Join us!

Receive a blessing. Begin anew in God's love.

Worship Sundays, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Nursery and Sunday School for all children during each service

Pilgrim Dad's Pancake Breakfast

Join us Sunday, December 8th, for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and more. All of this will be cooked and served by our very own Pilgrim Dads. All proceeds will go towards Pilgrim Kids Care. The Kiss Game, with candy kisses, will happen again this year! A fun game for kids to win prizes! Bring your coins! It’s all you can eat, suggested donation of $5 per person at the door, starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing after the 10:30 service.

Christmas Caroling, Hot Chocolate & Chili

Parish Life invites you to join us for a wonderful Pilgrim traditional holiday event! Meet at church at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15th, for fun caroling around the neighborhood and at St. Paul's House Care Facility.

AND/OR join us for a potluck Chili dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Pastors Kristian and Anna-Kari’s home (4332 N. Winchester). All are invited! To Sign up to bring something to the potluck, click here.

Christmas Services

School Christmas Service

  • Wednesday, December 18th, 9:00 a.m. dress rehearsal
  • Thursday, December 19th, 7:00 p.m. Doors open and music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Blue Christmas Service

  • Saturday, December 21st, 4:00 p.m.

Worship Celebrations

  • Sunday, December 22nd, 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve Services - Tuesday, December 24th

  • 4:00 p.m. (new earlier time) Family Candlelight
  • 7:00 p.m. Candlelight
  • 10:00 p.m. Candlelight

Christmas Morning Worship

  • Wednesday, December 25th 9:30 a.m.

Lessons and Christmas Carols

  • Sunday, December 29th, 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


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.

Worship Schedules

You're invited to join us!

Sunday Mornings at Pilgrim - Join us!

Worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with nursery and Sunday School during each service

Coffee and Refreshments

After each service

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


Upcoming Events

Sunday Mornings at Pilgrim - Join us!

Worship at 9:30 a.m. (summer schedule) Memorial Day through Labor Day


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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