RESURRECTION LUTHERAN

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Open Doors. Open Minds.
Open Hearts.

Our church doors have been open in the Lakeview neighborhood since 1883. We believe God loves us just as we are and calls us to be and do more than ever before.

There’s a place for you here.

Whoever you are and however you describe yourself, we really do try to welcome you and see you like God does – beautifully created in the image of one who loves us and frees us to serve.

  • old/young/young at heart

  • Black/White/Indigenous/People of Color

  • single/dating/married/partnered

  • curious neophyte/lifelong Lutheran

  • male/female/gender non-binary

  • straight/GLBTQIA+ (Reconciling In Christ)

  • Sox fans/Cubs fans/baseball fans/music fans (We are down the street from Wrigley Field and great place to worship if you’re coming in for a game or concert!)

Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC) is a vibrant, welcoming congregation in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood that also offers preschool for 2-5 year olds.

 

We are a unique, progressive community of young adults, families, and older adults.

 

We're a Reconciling in Christ congregation that welcomes, affirms and includes all people. Our mission is to invite, include, involve, and inspire people in Christ.

Attend a “Get to Know More About RLC” session. They’re held quarterly. The next one is Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7pm, via Zoom.

At Resurrection, you’ll find opportunities to study God’s word, serve our local and global neighbors, and gather in community/fellowship with others.

OUr Mission

Our church doors have been open in the Lakeview neighborhood since 1883. We believe God loves us just as we are and calls us to be and do more than ever before.

Whoever you are and however you describe yourself, we really do try to welcome you and see you like God does – beautifully created in the image of one who loves us and frees us to serve.

Services

Sundays at 9:30 AM via Zoom

Sunday School 11:00-11:30 AM First & Third Sundays

We pray, listen to the sermon and readings from the Bible, and take some time for silence. We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday, gathering around the table where Jesus is host.

Ministry

RLC is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a Christian denomination with 3.7 million members in 9,300 congregations across the U.S. and in the Caribbean region. As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbors.

Community

Inspired by our faith in Christ, we are a church that is engaged in the community. Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC) serves in a variety of ways, distributing meals to neighbors who are hungry, welcoming and supporting new Americans through RefugeeOne or raising funds for the relief and development work for the ELCA.

Chicago Pride Parade alongside other members of the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches.

We award grants through our Mission Endowment Fund every winter.

 

Although our community outreach activities are constantly evolving, one thing is constant—our heart for social justice.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Services

Sunday @ 9:30 a.m.

Via Zoom

“I have been a member of LakeView Lutheran Church for over ten years. I have had nothing but love for our pastor, Pastor Liala and all our congregants. Truly, LakeView is a welcoming community, full of love, humility, caring, and most importantly, a place where the Holy Spirit dwells."

Gregory Walker, Church Member

OUR STAFF
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Rev. Dr. Kelly K. Faulstich, Pastor

Pastor Kelly was called to RLC in May 2015. She loves serving in a congregation that has a passion for weekly worship, being connected to the neighborhood, and serving our neighbors in need.

 

Born and raised in the western suburbs, Pastor Kelly has always considered Chicagoland home. Her call to ministry began as a teenager as she became increasingly involved in her congregation where she led worship, organized youth events and participated in service trips and national youth gatherings.

 

Pastor Kelly attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she studied English, education and theology and spent summers working at Lutheran camps in Colorado and Indiana. Following college, she entered the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), where she received her Master of Divinity degree and completed an internship at the International Lutheran Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Always interested in learning more, she completed her Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching from LSTC in 2013. Before coming to RLC, she served congregations in Warren, Ohio and River Forest, Illinois.

 

Pastor Kelly lives in the Edgewater neighborhood with her husband Justin. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, knitting, going to the movies, and drinking strong coffee or beer (though not at the same time!).

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Gary J. Jensen, Director of Music/Organist

Gary has been a beloved and talented part of the RLC community for decades! Retired from Eastern Illinois University, he taught choral and elementary music education, organ, and voice, and directed the Women's Chorus. He previously taught music at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and has served churches as organist/choir director in Illinois, and Washington, DC, where he performed regularly with the Washington Opera. He holds degrees from Millikin and Northwestern Universities and did his doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, UC.