Calendar At A Glance

Sat, Aug. 19 7:00 pm | Service Opportunity: The Crib Shelter Sun, Aug. 20 9:30 am | Eucharist Service Sun, Aug. 20 11:30 am | Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting Mon, Aug. 21 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation Group Wed, Aug. 23 9:30 am | Scripture Study

Sunday in Lakeview

9:30 a.m. + 1218 W Addison

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Saturday Night in the Loop

5:00 p.m. + 637 S Dearborn

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Nursery Attendant Position Open

Please help us find a new nursery attendant for Sunday mornings. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with infants and toddlers and be available Sunday mornings beginning September 3, 2017. Email Pastor Sevig if you have questions or if you know someone who may be interested in this position.

Recent Blog Posts

  • In baptism we are given an awesome gift and an awesome responsibility to be God-bearers, with Mary, in the world. In these days, we are called again and again to renounce the forces of evil; the destructive and sinful powers that surround us so blatantly.

    •  Threats of war, both at home and far away that fill us with fear and anxiety about everyone’s future.
    • The earth that is crying out for justice and restoration in the hottest year ever recorded.
    • Abuse that happens at home, church or school, and the powerful are protected, instead of lifting up the ones who are most vulnerable.    
    • White supremacists shouting old Nazi slogans in Virginia, and escalating racial tension that has separated us for far too long is not a matter of differing opinions, but sin.  We need to face the truth about racism in America, because our “willful ignorance, silence and inaction is what lit those torches this weekend.”(Kelly Fryer) If we’re not actively fighting racism, then we are complicit in it.
  • Holy Trinity has a famous icon of Mary and the Child in the nave. The intercessions each week conclude with thanksgiving for the saints—especially those to be observed in the coming week, yet Blessed Mary is named first. Here are six reasons devotion to Mary can enrich the spiritual and liturgical lives of Lutherans and other Protestants.

  • Eat what is good, we hear in Isaiah. Eat what’s good for you, our parents told us. We are barraged with reports of how to eat more healthily, how to lose weight, what to avoid, what to eat more of. >In a grocery store, we’re told to buy more of the fresh items around the perimeter and to stay away from the processed evil things in the middle. Reminds me of Michael Pollan’s famous seven-word key to healthful eating: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

  • Every year I plant a garden,  and like any bad gardener, I always try to plant too much. I usually end up underestimating how much space my squash will need and eventually one of my nearby tomato or bean plants gets engulfed and I spend the rest of the summer trying to keep the plants apart.  Now neither plant is a weed, but if my plants had a mind of their own, they might see the other vegetables in their small space as invasive or unwanted like a weed.  Thus I am glad that my plants can’t do their own weeding because if they could they might uproot fellow plants that I actually planted and wanted to be there. 

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.