Calendar At A Glance

Wed, May. 23 9:30 am | Wednesday Morning Eucharist Wed, May. 23 10:00 am | Wednesday Study Wed, May. 23 7:30 pm | 12-Step Groups Thu, May. 24 5:30 pm | Service Opportunity: Lakeview Pantry Sat, May. 26 5:00 pm | HTLoop Eucharist

Sunday in Lakeview

9:00 & 11:00 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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Donate used books to this year's drive on Saturday-Sunday May 12-13 and 19-20. See full book donation guidelines at http://www.holytrinitychicago.org/ministries/prison.

Make a monetary donation on April 29 and May 6 when the loose offerings will be dedicated to the prison ministry.

Sign up for a shift at the Holy Trinity booth at Printer's Row Lit Fest on June 9-10 and share information about this ministry. Previous experience with the prison ministry is not necessary.

Especially if you live in the western suburbs, consider becoming a volunteer mentor for a young person at the Youth Center in Warrenville, with a commitment to visit this youth at least once or twice per month during the detention period.

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Beginning Memorial Day weekend we will have one Sunday morning Eucharist at 9:30am. This earlier time allows us to enjoy the cooler morning temperatures and to finish our Sunday morning activities well in advance of Cubs home games. The 5pm Saturday Eucharist at HTLoop,

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HTLoop and HTLakeview: Languages On Pentecost Do you speak a second language? On Pentecost, May, 19/20, everyone will have the opportunity to read together in multiple languages. We’ll have Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Portugese printed in the bulletin, but if you speak another language not listed here, plan to bring a copy of the passage ( Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22) or email Beau Surratt at office@htchicago.org and he will get the reading to you so you can add your voice to our communal “speaking in tongues.” Everyone will be reading aloud together, so don’t be shy – let us know even if you just barely speak a language. The more languages, the better!

Don't forget to wear RED, orange, yellow, and pink to church-- colors of flame!

HTLoop (637 S. Dearborn): We'll have a (RED)flame-themed reception after the liturgy. Sign up here to bring some red/orange/yellow/pink food/drink to share. Plus, there will be a special prize for the person who best embodies the Holy Spirit in their manner of dress.

Make Prayer Flags for Pentecost: Where do we need the movement, the power, the peace, and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our world? Write your prayers for the Holy Spirit on the prayer flags found in the entryway and they will be displayed in our worship space for Pentecost as we pray “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of all people, and kindle in us the fire of your love.”

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Eat, Drink, Read. The next book group meeting will be Thursday, May 17 at 7:30pm at the home of Geraldine Kruse, 3940 W Bryn Mawr. We'll be discussing Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, a novel about an immigrant family from Cameroon struggling to make a life in New York City. Please join us, whether or not you have time to read the book!

Recent Blog Posts

  • May has been ‘Mental Health Awareness Month’ in the US since 1949.  Care for the vitality of mind, body and spirit is part of the mission of The Spiritual Life Center at Holy Trinity.   We support balanced living, spiritual discovery, transformation and healing. We each might use this month of mental health awareness to enhance our own sense of health and vitality.

  • Jesus promises that he will be present through the power of the Holy Spirit; and from that moment, and throughout all the faithful generations, his followers have been witnesses to Christ’s presence in the world to the ends of the earth. In his final goodbye, Jesus blesses us with a sense of purpose. Whether at home or school, work or a place of volunteering, and whether the coming week brings challenges or blessings or some measure of each, God continues to be with us, to strengthen us and use us to care for each other and this world.

  • The Spiritual Life Center at Holy Trinity shares a post each week of May for Mental Health Awareness Month.

  • When we are troubled by our own inertia and the absence of joy all around us, we find nourishment in this community, in water in the font, and food around this table. We abide in God’s never-ending faithfulness. We abide in a love stronger than death. And as this divine love flows in us, through us, and from us, we bear fruit—fruit that will last.

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.