Sunday in Lakeview
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. + 1218 W Addison>>
Saturday Night in the Loop
5:00 p.m. + 637 S Dearborn>>
Join us for a quiet, contemplative eucharist service as we celebrate Reformation Eve on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
If you consider Holy Trinity your church home in Chicago, we invite you to register so that we know of your presence and can add you to our email list.
The Church and Criminal Justice
November 2 + 9:30 a.m.
&quot;When was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?&quot;
With 2.2 million people currently in prison, the United States leads the industrialized world in incarceration rates, and now has five times as many behind bars as 30 years ago. Ryan and Carol LaHurd will lead a discussion of The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries, the social statement adopted by the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Come also to learn how you can participate in Holy Trinity's Prison Book Ministry, which in March shipped 18 boxes (with over 800 used books) to two area prisons.
Sometimes called the catechumenate or Christian initiation, Life Together is based on an ancient Christian practice dating to the third and fourth century. In a cultural and religious context not unlike our own, adults who were not baptized or formed in the faith spent a period of time (up to three years) in preparation and discernment and were then baptized at the Easter Vigil.
Life Together is designed for those:
- who did not grow up Christian and/or have not been baptized;
- new to Lutheranism, liturgy, or a sacramental tradition;
- who have been estranged from the church but are now drawn to community and communal worship;
- sensing a stirring of the Spirit, yet filled with questions;
- who may have grown up Lutheran but didn’t think about it when they were confirmed, and would like to learn more about Christian faith and life in community;
- parents wanting to grow in their faith as part of the baptismal promises they make on behalf of their children.
Life Together is a process, made up of four stages or components. Following each stage you determine whether you would like to participate in the next component. Each stage ends with a ritual in communal worship. Sessions will be held between November 2014 and April 2015.
Life Together is a place to bring questions, doubts, and hopes. Rather than giving answers (like a catechism), together we will seek wisdom for our lives from scripture, sacraments, liturgy and other Christian practices.
Observe Muslim Friday prayers at the American Islamic College
Friday, November 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
+ (640 W. Irving Park Rd.)
Meet afterward with leaders and worshippers. A related Adult Forum will be held on Sunday, Nov 9 here at Holy Trinity. Email Carol LaHurd if you'd like to attend. Public transport and/or car pools will be arranged.
On Sunday, November 2, members and friends are invited to bring photographs of deceased loved ones for our All Saints / Day of the Dead remembrance. Please place them on the tables at the center of the church and write their name on a small card.
Join HTLC members and friends for Happy Hour: Fall Edition featuring hot cider and seasonal beer. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 upstairs in Passavant Hall. In honor of SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art exhibit) opening downtown, we will be offering an opportunity to make your own clay ornament as well! So come for the people, the drinks, and the fun! With questions, contact our Community Life Coordinator, Katie Mineck
Baptism isn't a one-time event--it's for life! This seminar is offered prior to baptismal Sundays for expectant parents, parents with newborns, those planning a baptism in the coming months, parents or others who would like a refresher on the meaning and theology of baptism. All parents planning to have a newborn baptized are asked to attend this seminar at some point before the baptism of their firstborn child.
Topics of the seminar will include baptismal theology, the role of parents and sponsors, and scheduling a baptism. Email Pastor Sevig for details and to RSVP.
Taste and See: Southern Hemisphere Wines in the South Loop
- Following the 5:00 pm service at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn
- Invite a friend for worship and the wine tasting!
- Suggested donation: $10.00
- Includes a tasting of southern hemisphere wines led by seminarian and wine specialist, Marcus Lohrmann, hors d’oevres and a commemorative wine glass.
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Want to get connected or put down some roots in the city? Grow in faith, spirituality, or service? Holy Trinity offers INTRODUCTIONS several times a year (next session: Monday, November 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm). Come and learn about Holy Trinity and its ministry, and ways you can get connected. Whether you plan to be in the area a short or time, whether you are a lifelong Lutheran or of another or no religious background, or even ambivalent about church, you are welcome here! No pressure at the introduction; you can get as involved as you want. Some may affiliate as members or associate members; others may attend as they are able.
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Calendar At A GlanceThu, Oct. 30 6:00 pm | Eucharist - Reformation Eve Thu, Oct. 30 7:00 pm | Endowment Committee Meeting Fri, Oct. 31 10:00 am | Ms. Laurie's Play Group Sat, Nov. 1 5:00 pm | HTLoop Eucharist Sun, Nov. 2 8:30 am | Simple Eucharist
Greetings from Pastor Mueller
Holy Trinity is unlike the churches most of us grew up in. Because it is fluid and ever-changing, the congregation has a remarkable spirit of openness and vitality. Yes, we value our Lutheran heritage and the ancient roots of our liturgy, yet we delight in a faith that is ever new and infused with a message for the needs and concerns of our contemporary world. As somebody recently put it: Our faith is two thousand years old, but our thinking is not.