Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church / Minnekirken


Worship service - Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Minnekirken is located at 2614 N. Kedzie Boulevard in an area known to Chicagoans as "Logan Square." Today, Minnekirken is the only remaining Norwegian language church in Chicago. While the church web site is still available, the best/latest information is available through their Facebook page . Website page ->

2614 N. Kedzie Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60647 MAP
(773) 252-7335 (church hall)

Resident Pastor:
Rev. David M. Schoenknecht email

Services: Church services are held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., some of which include Norwegian Liturgy and Hymns. Headsets are available for the hard-of-hearing. Every 4th Sunday is "Fantastisk 4th Family ​W​orship and Sunday ​S​chool."

Bible Study: Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Come join Pastor's study that delves into each Sunday's readings a week ahead of time.

Every November: (It's always the Saturday before Thanksgiving).   Don't miss Minnekirken's Annual "Taste of Norway":   Come for traditional Christmas cookies, julekake, Norwegian goods of all kinds,  traditional pea soup luncheon and fellowship.  Doors open right at 10:00 a.m.   Arrive early for widest selections! Minnekirken is located in the heart of Logan Square at 2614 N. Kedzie.  The church is 50 steps from the Kedzie side of the Blue Line Station.

Norwegian Cooking Classes: dates to be announced
Karena (224) 622-3606
Phone in church kitchen: 773 252-7335


The neighborhood surrounding the church is typical of Chicago's North Side neighborhoods and reflective of a diversity of languages and cultures. Minnekirken serves as a reminder of a neighborhood heritage long past in which Scandinavians played a significant part. During the first half of this century there were several Norwegian language churches in the Logan Square area and over 20 Norwegian churches in the metropolitan area.

Minnekirken, which means "Memorial Church" in Norwegian, was first built by Norwegian immigrants as Christ Church in 1912. In 1934, the name was changed to its present name, in part because of the war memorial which was dedicated that year in the center of the circular thoroughfare located across from the church.

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