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Ethnic Worship, Bible Studies, and Fellowship

Ethiopian gathering at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Schaumburg, Illinois

A Great Multitude from Every Nation
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” Revelation 7:9

Communicating the Unchanging Gospel

In the Northern Illinois District, we have many opportunities for ethnic worship, Bible Studies, and other fellowship opportunities. The list below is representative of current opportunities and key contacts for the latest information. It continues to grow and unfold as God works through His people.

Language Congregation Address Sunday Service Time(s) Ministry contact for information Other Events
Spanish Good Shepherd Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 6717 19th St
Berwyn, IL 60402
11:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Hector Canjura at 708-652-6136 or 708-788-9054
Hogar de Fe 680 Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Call 630-696-8052 for information Free ESL classes on Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. Child care is available.
Hope Lutheran Church 1575 Reckinger Rd
Aurora, IL 60505
11:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Angel Morales at amorales@stpaulaurora.org
Iglesia Luterana Cross 8609 IL State Route 47
Yorkville, IL 60560
10:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Erik Gauss at egauss@hiscross.org Saturday 8:30 a.m. Bible study
Iglesia Evangelica Luterana San Pablo 555 E Benton St
Aurora, IL 60505
9:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Alex Merlo at amerlo@iglesiasanpabloaurora.org
Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Vida y Fe 1111 Van St
Elgin, IL 60123
11:00 a.m. Contact Rev. Jorge Mazariegos at pastor.jmazariegos@gmail.com Friday 7:00 p.m. Bible study – 4th Friday healing service
Jehovah El Buen Pastor (Logan Square) 3740 W Belden Ave
Chicago, IL60618
10:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Fernando Gomez at jehovahelbuenpastor@gmail.com
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (Pilsen) 2108 W 21st St
Chicago, IL 60608
11:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Cesar Sifuentes at ceelly1973@gmail.com Sunday 10:00 a.m. Bible study, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m. Bible study
San Pablo Iglesia Luterana 1025 Lake St
Melrose Park, IL 60160
11:30 a.m. Contact Rev. Martin Zarate at martinzus@yahoo.com Pastor Martin Zarate offers Bible classes and confirmation instruction in Spanish on an as needed basis.
St. Paul Lutheran Church 100 S School St
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
12:00 p.m. Contact vicar Andrés Valencia at avalencia@saint-paul.org Meal and fellowship following service
Trinity Lutheran Church 328 George St
West Chicago, IL 60185
12:00 p.m. Contact Rev. Fred Gaede at pastor@trinitywc.org Fellowship and discussion following Sunday service.
Lithuanian Zion Lithuanian Lutheran Church 9000 Menard Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
11:00 a.m. Contact Rev. Dr. Valdas Ausra at valdasa@hotmail.com Bible study 11:00 a.m. Wednesdays (in English and Lithuanian)
Telugu Bethesda Telugu Church (English District) 6803 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
10:30 a.m. in English (combined service) Contact Rev. Shadrach Katari at shadrachkatari@gmail.com Family Bible study in Telugu by appointment
Ethiopian (Amharic) Makane Jesus at Historic Chapel of St. Peter Lutheran Church 202 E Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60194
10:30 a.m. Contact Solomon Damtew at solomon7434@gmail.com Thursday 7:00 p.m. prayer meeting, Friday 7:00 p.m. Bible study
Arabic/Farsi Salam Christian Fellowship Contact Hesham Shehab hicham.chehab@gmail.com Small group Bible studies
Urdu Indian Fellowship at Historic Chapel of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Schaumburg 202 E Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60194
1st Sunday of each month Contact John Bushe at johnbushi88@gmail.com