God loves you. God also loves everyone else. (It may sound trite, but it’s true.) So what are you going to do about it?
The simple and stunning, complex and compelling mystery of God’s love gathers us together as Resurrection Lutheran Church and sends us into the world to share, embody, and celebrate that love. We are a unique, progressive congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
, located on the north side of Chicago, called by God to invite, include, involve, inspire, in Christ. Our doors and arms are open in welcome to all who wish to explore our beautiful and bottomless relationship with God centered in Jesus Christ and what it might mean for our life in the world God so loves.
Resurrection is a warm community with a storied history
and a legacy of widening the circle of the church’s acceptance, from English speaking worshipers in the late nineteenth century to gays and lesbians as early as 1976. We have opened our doors to the children of our neighborhood, not only in worship
and Sunday School
but also in Resurrection After School Program
(“RAP”) and Resurrection Preschool
, which has been listed as one of the top ten preschools in Chicago. Some Sundays we celebrate baptisms with water warmed by the sun, since we are the first church in Chicago with solar hot water. Every Sunday a cross-section of ages and personalities is present around the altar for Holy Communion, drinking in that deep love of God and being sent out with it to bless the world.
I hope you will join us in worship, which is lively and traditional. (Yes, it is possible to be both!) It will give you a taste of our community and the spirit of welcome, inquisitiveness, passion and joy that marks our community. Hopefully and more importantly, it will also give you a taste of God’s love, that source and sacred desire of our lives that changes everything, including us.
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