Sunday in Lakeview
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. + 1218 W Addison>>
Saturday Night in the Loop
5:00 p.m. + 637 S Dearborn>>
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November 23 + 9:30 a.m.
Heaven on Earth: Byzantine Art and Ritual
The Art Institute currently has an exhibit entitled Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. Following his trip to Turkey last spring, Pr. Mueller will share insights on processional crosses and icons in this brief overview of Byzantium ritual, art and theology.
Race Exhibit - Field Trip and Discussion
The Holy Trinity Antiracism Team invites everyone on a field trip to the Holocaust Museum's exhibit Race: Are We So Different? on Sunday, Nov. 23. We will leave after the 10:30 HTLakeview worship service and plan to go for coffee (or more) afterwards to discuss what we've seen. The cost for the museum is $12; the exhibit is free. Everyone is welcome!
We can carpool from Lakeview or you can meet us there. Please contact Barbara Wahler if you plan to go or have any questions.
Thanksgiving Eve Service – November 26, 7:15 p.m.
Hymn Sing, Eucharist, and Pie Reception.
Email Josh if you can bring a pie (since pumpkin will be popular on Thursday, we are inviting folks to also consider apple, pecan, or other flavors for this occasion).
Join us for a quiet, contemplative eucharist liturgy, Marty Haugen's beloved Holden Evening Prayer. Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 17 at 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Our combined choirs and full orchestra present a Festival of Music for Advent and Christmas. This all-new event will be a wonderful family tradition, including several pieces sung by our Children’s Choir and the Holy Trinity Choir, all accompanied by an orchestra composed of Holy Trinity musicians and members of the Lakeview Orchestra. Festival Hymns will be sung by the congregation and choirs together as we celebrate the coming of our Savior. Please mark the date and plan now to be with us for this exciting concert!
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.
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Calendar At A GlanceSun, Nov. 23 8:30 am | Simple Eucharist Sun, Nov. 23 9:15 am | Choir Rehearsal Sun, Nov. 23 9:30 am | Sunday School Sun, Nov. 23 10:30 am | Eucharist Sun, Nov. 23 11:45 am | Seminarian Committee Meeting
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.