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9:30 a.m. + 1218 W Addison

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5:00 p.m. + 637 S Dearborn

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Choir Rehearsal Begins Sept 21

The 2014-2015 Choir season begins on Sunday, September 21 with rehearsal in the Choir Room at 9:15 a.m. If you have been thinking about becoming a part of this exciting ministry at Holy Trinity, this is the year to do it! There are always vacancies to be filled, and new voices are welcome! Perhaps you be one of them! Most rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Weeknight rehearsals are only occasional, and the schedule is already available for the entire 2014-2015 season. For further information, speak to David Brackley or Sean Diller, or email David.

Holy Trinity Introduction + September 25 + 7pm

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: Thursday, September 25, 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.

+ Future Introduction Session: Monday, November 17, 2014
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Serve at the Lakeview Pantry + Thur Sept 25 + 6pm

Holy Trinity volunteers assist with working the pantry counter, restocking food, repacking bulk foods, sorting clothing and other various jobs that may be needed on the last Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Contact James Perez with questions.

Holy Day Eucharist + Mon Sept 29 + 6pm

Join us for a quiet, contemplative eucharist service as we celebrate the feast of St. Michael and All Angels on Monday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Pet Blessing + St. Francis Day + Oct 5 + 10:30

Blessing Of Animals On October 5 At 10:30 A.M.
Join us for Holy Trinity's 16th annual Blessing of Animals on October 5 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The pet blessing is held each year on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Francis which is October 4. Bring your pets or stuffed animals and invite your friends and neighbors.
The 8:30 service will be pet-free on that day.

Holy Trinity Interfaith Field Experiences

Please join fellow Holy Trinity members for Fall interfaith field experiences. Email Carol LaHurd if you'd like to attend any of the following. Public transport and/or car pools will be arranged.

Tibetan monks will be at Lake Forest College

Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 to create a Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1
    7:00-8:30 p.m. "Traditions in Conversation: Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity"
    First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest IL
    Panel discussion by Tibetan Monks and Dave Bianchin, Assoc. Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, moderated by Catherine Benton, Assoc. Prof., Religion

  • Thursday, Oct. 2
    7:00-8:30 p.m. "Tibetan Cultural Pageant"
    Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL
    Monks perform traditional Tibetan folkdances, music, Central Asian throat-singing, and their dramatic choreographed debating style.

Observe Muslim Friday prayers at the American Islamic College

Friday, November 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
640 W. Irving Park Rd., and meet afterward with leaders and worshippers. A related Adult Forum will be held on Sunday, Nov 9 here at Holy Trinity.

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Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18
The Metro Chicago Synod and the Episcopal Diocese's Anti-Racism teams are co-sponsoring an Analysis Training event at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
–Thursday 6 – 9 p.m.
– Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. – 5p.m.
– Holy Trinity will pay for your registration to the event.
Plan to attend if you wish to further your understanding of systemic racism and move beyond the discussions that we explored at our retreat in March.
Questions should be directed to: Ken Duckmann, Barbara Wahler, or Meggen Saka.

2014 Crop Walk - Oct 19

On October 19 at 2:00 p.m., members of Holy Trinity will be walking in the annual Chicago CROP Walk. The walk starts at 2 p.m. from St. James Cathedral (Episcopal), 65 E. Huron. If you are interested in walking or sponsoring a walker, please see Ken Duckmann, who is our CROP Walk recruiter. We are working to get as many youth from Sunday School and their families along with our Sunday School Teachers to walk in the CROP Walk. You may sponsor a walker or sign up to be a part of Team HolyTLC.

Music Series Event: Guitar Recital + Oct 26 + 4pm

Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Classical Guitarist John Kregor will present a program of varied color, featuring music of J. S. Bach, twentieth-century Spanish composer Federico Torroba and Cuban composer Leo Brouwer among others. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be received. Plan now to come and enjoy a quiet respite, and let your soul be refreshed!

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Calendar At A Glance

Sun, Sep. 21 10:30 am | Eucharist Mon, Sep. 22 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation... Mon, Sep. 22 8:00 pm | VOX3 Reharsal Tue, Sep. 23 7:00 pm | Lakeview Orchestra Rehears... Wed, Sep. 24 7:30 pm | 12-Step Groups

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.