Calendar At A Glance

Sat, Jul. 21 5:00 pm | HTLoop Eucharist Sat, Jul. 21 7:00 pm | Service Opportunity: The Crib Shelter Sun, Jul. 22 9:30 am | Eucharist Mon, Jul. 23 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation Group Wed, Jul. 25 9:30 am | Wednesday Morning Eucharist

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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Serve a Meal at The Crib Saturday, July 21 + 7pm

Volunteers from Holy Trinity will prepare (at HTLC, enter at 3609 N. Magnolia doors) then serve a meal at The Crib youth shelter (at Lakeview Lutheran, 835 W Addison). We need volunteers to provide food items, cook, and serve the meal. To sign up and find more information, head to, or speak to Ken Duckmann.

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Serve At The Lakeview Pantry | Thursday, July 26 + 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:, or speak to James Perez.

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Holy Trinity's Anti-Racism Team works to initiate, facilitate, and nurture conversations and experiences that seek to break oppressive racial systems within our church, our communities, and within ourselves. All are invited to join us in this holy work.

Upcoming Anti-Racism Team Meetings

Sunday July 29th at 10:30am at HTLakeview

Saturday August 18th at 6:15pm at HTLoop

Recent Blog Posts

  • And we continue to dance. We continue to experience life in this body. These holy bodies, and this beautiful  body to which we belong. We dance with these bodies, named and imaged by our Creator, beloved by God, liberated by God.

    We dance to proclaim liberation and an end to suffering for all. We dance to celebrate God’s lovingkindness.

    We dance as we are sent, sent out to proclaim this baptized, resurrected life that we live.

  • No matter who you are or what your story includes God loves you and that love changes everything.

  • The reality is that sometimes there are no answers. The grief is too raw, the grief all-encompassing. In such times it feels like life as we have known it is over. Jews have prescribed mourning rituals, and they vary whether it has been seven days, thirty days, or a year since the death of a loved one. I wish we had something similar. Too often we rush through grief, thinking after a couple of months we should be able to move right on.

    Sometimes we don’t have the words, we don’t know what to say. And perhaps silence, an embrace, or a gentle touch is all that is needed. And for the record, a few more things not to say: “Everything happens for a reason. She’s in a better place. I know you exactly how you feel.”

  • John the Baptist, the Advent saint, makes a summertime appearance! His birth brings great joy. He is the forerunner of the morn, as our first hymn put it. He is the messenger who prepares the way. And as icons and pictures of him show, he is always pointing to Jesus. Tilting toward Jesus, the light.

    At the border, under the hot summer sun families await decisions that affect their destiny. As is often the case, those most vulnerable are the ones burned by the inequities and injustices of life. Most of the time we tilt our view away. But in recent days there has been a bright humanitarian counter-response, often prophetic in nature. John the Baptist was a fiery prophet, not mincing words when he spoke truth to power with the sound bite, “you brood of vipers.”

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.