WORDS FROM PASTOR PHIL ROBARGE
Hello and welcome to our church website, it’s always a real joy for us to meet and have new visitors to church. Here you will find useful information about what we believe.
At Tabor we define God’s mission for our lives as:
Connecting people in real loving relationship
- with God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit,
- with one another in contagious Christian community and
- with their calling of servanthood in the world.
God did not create us to be alone, so contact us and we would love to connect with you. Let’s have a coffee or some other beverage and get to know each other.
We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! To the right you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (773) 588-4040.
How do I get there?
You can find our location on the map.
History and Transition
We’re thankful for our 110 year history in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, and we’re excited to engage in a historic movement to love God and people more deeply. We’ve partnered with four other Lutheran churches in Chicago to revitalize our churches and serve our neighborhoods.
Tabor Lutheran Church is a work in progress filled with broken, yet redeemed people who are interested in doing life together to share joys, heartaches, and everyday life. We’d love for you to be part of our community as we learn what it means to love God, love people, and allow Him to transform us as we do life together.
Our church is a part of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). We strive to proclaim the Gospel message of the risen Savior, Jesus Christ and to serve our community and our world. For more on what we confess click the “about” section at the top of the website and go to the “What we believe” section. If you have specific questions please feel free to ask us.
Our address is 3542 W. Sunnyside Ave. Chicago, IL 60625
We are at the corner of Sunnyside and Drake. On Sunday morning you will be able to find parking all around the church.
Enter the front doors on the Sunnyside side of the building.
Yes!! Absolutely everyone is welcome to church. Jesus wants a relationship with all of His children, and we want to be in this transformational relationship with you.
Come as you are. Everyone at our church dresses differently; some wear jeans or shorts, while others dress up a little more. It is really up to you. We are in the soul business, not the church fashion business!
We would love to have you visit. If you decide you would like to join our church or just want to know more, we offer classes that explain the Lutheran perspective.
Of course! We are all at different stages in our faith walk. We do not get offended by different beliefs and mindsets. You may have lots of questions or you may be in a place where you doubt if there is a God. In fact, we believe that there is no better place to wrestle with these questions and thoughts than in a community of Christians. But if you still have doubts about whether to come to our church or not, please feel free to contact Pastor Phil.
Worship is central to the Christian life. We believe that worship is both a gift and a response. First, we receive God’s gifts in his word, in bread and wine (communion), and in water (baptism). We then respond with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. Beyond formal worship, we respond by worshiping with our whole lives in service, love, work, and witness. What we do in one hour on Sunday, we carry into the other 167 hours a week.
We welcome children of all ages to our worship services. Please sit wherever you’re comfortable. Sometimes kids like to be in the front where the action is, and sometimes the back feels better for the family. Whatever you choose is great! During the pastor’s message, there is an area in the back of the church that has a few activities for the kids to do while mom or dad can also listen to the message. There is also a cry room available for nursing mothers, changing station, or babies who need a little extra time in quite. This is located out of the sanctuary up the stairs to the left. Please ask a greeter if you need help.