Chicago 2017 Guide to Good Friday Service

Chicago 2017 Guide to Good Friday Service

This time of year is always reflective and transformational – especially when you take up lent. If you’re looking for a church service during Holy Week 2017, see some of the churches and parishes offering Good Friday and Easter Sunday service. This list is by no means exhaustive of Chicagoland churches and Holy Week services, but it’s a good start to your search.

1. The Moody Bible Church

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Old Town:1635 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL

Good Friday

For more information about Holy Week services, please visit their website here. 

Beliefs: Christian

2. Park Community Church

Park Community Church has multiple neighborhood churches. Below are the services and the locations.

Near North, 1001 N Crosby | 5 PM, 7 PM

Logan Square, 3651 W Schubert Ave | 5 PM

Forest Glen, 4920 W Foster | 5 PM

Edgebrook, 6155 W Touhy | 7 PM

For more information about their Easter Sunday Service, visit their website. 

Beliefs: Christian

3. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 

Time: Noon and 6:30 p.m.  Liturgy of Good Friday
7:15 pm Liturgy of Good Friday (neighborhood parking permits provided)

Location: 331 W. George St., Chicago, IL

For more information on Holy Week services including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Eve and Easter service, please visit their website. please visit their website. 

Beliefs: Christian

4. Grace Chicago Church 

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus. This service strikes a somber tone. It will feature readings of prose and poetry, congregational singing, and music by Grace Chicago’s band including guest singers and artists.

Throughout the service, the room will darken as we extinguish lamps.

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00  pm

Location: Nettelhorst School, 3252 North Broadway, Chicago, IL

For more information, please visit their website.please visit their website.

Beliefs: Christian

5. St. John Cantius Parish 

2:30 pm Confessions begin and continue through the Liturgy.


Passio Domini Jesu Christi secundum Ioannem, Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700)


Timor et Tremor, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, Illinois 60642-5499

Of all the “Polish cathedral” style churches in Chicago, St. John Cantius stands closest to downtown.  Located in the heart of Chicago, one mile directly west of the famous Water tower on Chicago Avenue, St. John Cantius Church is easily accessible by car, bus, or subway.

For more information, please visit their website.

Beliefs: Catholic

Meditating and Reflecting on Your Own:

If reading alone or just reflecting is more your style, then there are 4 passages that tell the story of Jesus’ death:

Matthew 26: 14-27

Mark 14:12-15

Luke 22-23

John 18-19

Have a great Easter Weekend and stay strong with lent! I know it’s tough. I’ve definitely struggled, but you’re almost there.

If you’re bringing family and friends together for Easter Sunday in Chicago, you can make reservations at your favorite Chicago restaurants through Open Table here. 

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