We are a community rooted in worship of the resurrected Christ.

Our Mission Statement


The community of Immanuel strives to be a living sanctuary of hope and grace.


We are united in God’s love for us in Jesus, poured out for the world through our service to Christ. Our faith made active in love opens doors for all people to encounter God’s love hidden in Christ, the source of our hope.


Worship. Community. Compassion. Clarity. Courage.

ChallengeServiceIntegrityPublic. Nurture. 

Reconciling in Christ

About Us

We at Immanuel Lutheran welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) persons into our fellowship and to the Eucharistic table with true equality and affirmation and at all levels of congregational life.

Because we believe that God’s grace is truly amazing, we are committed to welcoming all people to this place. No matter where you come from, no matter what age, race, socio-economic, family, or immigration status, no matter your gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, you are welcome here.

As church, we are called to confess the sin of racism, condemn the ideology of white supremacy, and strive for racial justice and peace.

We at Immanuel were proud to become a RIC congregation in 1996.

Join Us For Worship!

Join us Sundays at 10:30 AM

Our congregation welcomes, affirms, and includes all peopleNo matter your religious past, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, country of birth, socioeconomic or employment status, physical ability, political party, immigration status, home address, age, medical or psychological history—you are welcome! We look forward to getting to know you.

1500 W Elmdale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660


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Shall We Dance?

Proper 10B-24
Immanuel Lutheran, Chicago
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