Calendar At A Glance

Sun, Sep. 23 9:30 am | Eucharist Mon, Sep. 24 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation Group Wed, Sep. 26 9:30 am | Wednesday Morning Eucharist Wed, Sep. 26 10:00 am | Wednesday Study Wed, Sep. 26 7:30 pm | 12-Step Groups

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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Serve At The Lakeview Pantry | Thursday, September 27 + 5:30pm

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 5:30pm. Sign up online: serve.htchicago.org, or speak to James Perez.

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Chicago CROP Hunger Walk + Sunday, October 14 Second Presbyterian Church + 1936 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – including here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow.

Join our team – Team Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Once again, some of the funds raised through the Chicago Walk help fund The Community Table at South Loop Campus Ministry.

Just go to: cropwalk.htchicago.org then click the orange "Join Our Team" button in the right column.

Let Pr. Sevig (msevig@htchicago.org know if you plan to walk with us.

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The 2018-2019 Holy Trinity Choir season begins on Sunday, September 23 with rehearsal in the Choir Room following the service from 10:40am-11:45am. 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 vacancies to be filled, and new voices are always welcome. This year, tenors are greatly needed. Perhaps you can be one of the new voices! Plans for our Advent/Christmas Festival are well underway already, and there is much great music ahead this coming year. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at either 8:30 or 9:00am depending on which service we sing. The schedule is available for the entire 2018-2019 season. You can email David at dbrackley@htchicago.org. Your choir needs you!

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NEWCOMER ORIENTATION | Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm

For those new to Holy Trinity (or Chicago), those who have been attending while but would like to deepen their connection to the church, and those interested in affiliating as a member or associate member. There will an opportunity to get to know each other and learn a little about Holy Trinity and its mission and ministry. Enter at 3609 Magnolia. 383 parking permits provided. RSVP helpful: office@htchicago.org.

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Join us for Holy Trinity's 20th (!) annual Blessing of Animals Sunday, October 7 at 9am or 11am. 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.

9am and 11am service times at HTLakeview resume October 7!

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Children age 4- 12 are invited to join us for Sunday school each week. On the first day you'll meet your teachers and have loads of fun getting ready for an exciting year. We'll begin promptly at 10am. Children age 4 through grade 2 meet upstairs in Passavant Hall. Children grades 3-6 meet in the Spiritual Life Center. Contact Pastor Sevig (msevig@htchicago.org) if you have any questions.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Sophia is one of the major five characters in the Hebrew scriptures. Who is She? How can Lady Wisdom provide a balance to the patriarchy built into our ancient faith? And let me also introduce you to Nicole, a transgender woman who always felt like a girl in a boy’s body. Gender is more fluid than we thought, whether for human beings or God.


  • ...when we place ourselves and our awareness in the overlooked, underappreciated, unremarkable places of the world, we hear the true word on the street. It’s a divinely feminine cry of wisdom calling to us from the streets, in the squares, and at the busiest corners. What will we hear as we share time and physical space with our suffering neighbors? Will it cause us to give up hope of the possibility of collectively changing anything of any substance, and resign us to droning away at the feet of the more powerful? Or will we hear what is ultimately the riskier word, that we are asked to let go of power distinctions and dare to let the Spirit lead us to true wisdom—that to “deny the self” is actually an incredible call to be what Christ and the cross have made us to be. God’s anointed children, God’s word on the street, going out, receiving wisdom’s cry, and echoing it until all creation experiences God’s love, peace, and grace.

  • This week we saw two cases of injustice where race and gender played a deciding role. The first occurred last week when Amber Guyger, an off-duty Dallas police officer, entered the apartment of Botham Shem Jean, a 26 year old black man, and fatally shot him.  In the second case of race and gender injustice we saw this past weekend, tennis star, Serena Williams was penalized a full game for “verbal abuse” after arguing a call in the finals of the 2018 US Open. 

    One weekend, two examples of how racism and sexism can have deadly and disparaging results. Too long have our siblings of color suffered under these unjust conditions.  How long, O Lord, will these conditions endure? The answer to that question begins with us.

  • Listen to the audio, view the slideshow, and read the script from the Holy Trinity 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering team's presentation on Sunday, September 9.

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.