Calendar At A Glance

Sat, Jul. 22 5:00 pm | HTLoop Eucharist Sun, Jul. 23 9:30 am | Eucharist Service & Baptism Mon, Jul. 24 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation Group Wed, Jul. 26 9:30 am | Scripture Study Wed, Jul. 26 7:30 pm | 12-Step Groups

Sunday in Lakeview

9:30 a.m. + 1218 W Addison


Saturday Night in the Loop

5:00 p.m. + 637 S Dearborn

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Holy Trinity is Sponsoring a Refugee Family!

Holy Trinity has made an $8,000 financial commitment to co-sponsor Tesfalem and Lewan, Orthodox Christian refugees from Eritrea. The State Department provides just three months of rent, administered through RefugeeOne, but nine months of assistance are required to fully transition to life in the U.S. Your contributions (whether of time, financial, or both) will help make this possible.

Local benevolence offerings through June will be designated for refugee support. You can also DONATE NOW from the online giving page. Select REFUGEE SUPPORT located on the lower portion of the page.

Contact either Scott Kuhagen ( or Katie Bickel ( for information about helping with settlement.

Thank you for your support as we live out our call to welcome those who are strangers to Chicago.

Recent Blog Posts

  • I feel like I need a vacation to recover from my vacation. Ever heard anyone say that? I know I’m not the only one to express a need for more rest after vacation time.  Vacation time is meant to be a relaxing, restful time away from the stresses of daily work . . . . . . 

  • If you get up early, and are half asleep, you may pull on a shirt inside out. With some shirts, you don’t always notice when it is inside out. But the tag in the back is the give-away. Now, if it’s your mother, your spouse, or even your best friend, they will tell you: “your shirt is inside out.” They don’t want you to look foolish! But if you’re just the casual observer, you’re in a quandary. Do you say something? Will it seem rude? Will the person be embarrassed? Will they thank you?

  • Each Wednesday a group of people, mostly retired folks, but not necessarily, meets for Bible study, a cup of coffee and some really fun conversation here at Holy Trinity. This past Wednesday none of the pastors was expected to be present for the “Daytimers” meeting, so they would be on their own. They joked that they were going to have a casino party, since no pastor would be there to supervise them. Turns out I was able to attend after all and I was looking forward to a fun morning of gambling and drinking at a make shift casino table.

  • What if God had a Facebook page? What would be on the divine profile? Though there may be one God, there are a slew of opinions about who God is.

    Start with a picture for the profile. White-haired man on a cloud? I hope not. Maybe an icon of Jesus, Mary, or a saint. They may be holy people, but some religions are against any visible representations of God. Maybe a symbol. Or a photograph of a sunrise or the Milky Way.

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.