Sunday in Lakeview

8:30 & 10:30 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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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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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.

+ Read more about this process

Holy Trinity Interfaith Field Experiences

Observe Muslim Friday prayers at the American Islamic College

Friday, November 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 + (640 W. Irving Park Rd.)
Meet afterward with leaders and worshippers. A related Adult Forum will be held on Sunday, Nov 9 here at Holy Trinity. Email Carol LaHurd if you'd like to attend. Public transport and/or car pools will be arranged.

Holy Day Eucharist + Thurs Oct 30 + 6pm

Join us for a quiet, contemplative eucharist service as we celebrate Reformation Eve on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Bring Photos for All Saints Sunday: Nov 2

On Sunday, November 2, members and friends are invited to bring photographs of deceased loved ones for our All Saints / Day of the Dead remembrance. Please place them on the tables at the center of the church and write their name on a small card.

HT Happy Hour + Nov 6 + 6pm

Join HTLC members and friends for Happy Hour: Fall Edition featuring hot cider and seasonal beer. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 upstairs in Passavant Hall. In honor of SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art exhibit) opening downtown, we will be offering an opportunity to make your own clay ornament as well! So come for the people, the drinks, and the fun! With questions, contact our Community Life Coordinator, Katie Mineck

Baptism Seminar - Nov 6 + 7pm

Baptism isn't a one-time event--it's for life! This seminar is offered prior to baptismal Sundays for expectant parents, parents with newborns, those planning a baptism in the coming months, parents or others who would like a refresher on the meaning and theology of baptism. All parents planning to have a newborn baptized are asked to attend this seminar at some point before the baptism of their firstborn child.

Topics of the seminar will include baptismal theology, the role of parents and sponsors, and scheduling a baptism. Email Pastor Sevig for details and to RSVP.

+ Learn more about baptism at HTLC

Wine Tasting Event + November 15 + 6pm

Taste and See: Southern Hemisphere Wines in the South Loop

  • Following the 5:00 pm service at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn
  • Invite a friend for worship and the wine tasting!
  • Suggested donation: $10.00
  • Includes a tasting of southern hemisphere wines led by seminarian and wine specialist, Marcus Lohrmann, hors d’oevres and a commemorative wine glass.

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Calendar At A Glance

Thu, Oct. 23 6:00 pm | HTLC at Lakeview Pantry Fri, Oct. 24 10:00 am | Ms. Laurie's Play Group Fri, Oct. 24 11:00 am | Practice Building Sat, Oct. 25 5:00 pm | Common Solutions Sat, Oct. 25 5:00 pm | HTLoop Eucharist

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.