Calendar At A Glance

Sat, Mar. 24 5:00 pm | HTLoop Eucharist Sun, Mar. 25 9:00 am | Choir Rehearsal Sun, Mar. 25 9:00 am | Choir Rehearsal Sun, Mar. 25 9:00 am | Eucharist Sun, Mar. 25 10:00 am | Sunday School

Sunday in Lakeview

9:00 & 11:00 a.m. + 1218 W Addison


Saturday Night in the Loop

5:00 p.m. + 637 S Dearborn

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Saturday - March 24

+ 5pm - Procession with Palms and Mark Passion - HTLoop

Sunday Of The Passion/Palm Sunday – March 25

+ 9am and 11am – Procession with Palms and Mark Passion (gather outside, weather permitting) - HTLakeview

Maundy Thursday, March 29

+ 7:15pm- Liturgy of Maundy Thursday - HTLakeview (Corporate Confession, Footwashing (optional), Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar)

Good Friday, March 30

+Noon – Good Friday Liturgy - HTLoop (40 minutes; Joint service with Grace Episcopal)

+Noon – Good Friday Service – (Stations of the Cross) - HTLakeview

+6:30pm – Liturgy of Good Friday - HTLoop (Joint service with Grace Episcopal)

+7:15pm- Liturgy of Good Friday – HTLakeview (St. John Passion, Bidding Prayer, Procession of the Cross)

Easter Eve, March 31 (no service at HTLoop)

+7:15pm - The Great Vigil of Easter, followed by champagne reception – HTLakeview (Blessing of the New Fire, Easter Proclamation, Readings, Baptism, First Eucharist of Easter)

Easter Day, April 1 + 9am and 11am - Festival Eucharists – (with brass, timpani, and choir) – HTLakeview

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Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) will present their See the Change Tour immediately following the Saturday, March 24 service at HTLoop.

You’ll learn about LCFS’ mission through the eyes of the clients they serve. LCFS improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma. Their services include adoption, foster care, and extended family support. LCFS serves all faiths, races, orientations and ethnic backgrounds.

See for more information, contact HTLC member Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez at with any questions, and come to this brief presentation & be inspired!

Recent Blog Posts

  • We are invited to see Jesus in many and various ways, especially during Holy Week. On Palm Sunday we see him riding in on a donkey, surrounded by shouts of praise. And we join in the celebrations singing, “Hosanna in the highest!” And as we are drawn into the three days we do more than see Jesus. All of our senses are ignited. On Maundy Thursday we will bow down in vulnerability and service to wash the feet of another, and let someone else do the same for us, just as Jesus did for his disciples. Then we’ll break bread together and taste and see the goodness of God, revealed in Jesus. On Good Friday we’ll hear the story of his passion and touch the cross or bow before it. And on Saturday at the great Vigil of Easter, gathered around a fire and the light of the candles, we’ll hear stories of God’s faithfulness throughout the generations. Until finally the great paschal mystery—Christ’s dying and rising—is revealed.

  • Now consider the cross. After all, it is a bizarre and mysterious thing when we process. We lift high a pole with a cross on it. We make the sign of a cross on our bodies. On Good Friday we lift high a wooden cross over our heads. And then following ancient tradition, we come forward to honor this cross by bowing, touching or even kissing it. We look on this cross—a sign of rebellion, sin and death. And it becomes for us life, resurrection, and healing. Antivenom!

  • Big word in this weekend's sermon: supersessionism, the idea that Christianity is the new, improved version of Judaism. We need to talk about it.

  • And with all of the senseless gun violence going on in our world, we are struggling with this very question right now. The ultimate truth is that the only instrument of death that will ever lead to life is the cross, and it is because Christ transformed the cross to become an instrument of life.

    So let us too beat our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks, transforming what once only brought death into that which cultivates life from the earth. And if Christ can transform the cross to become an instrument of life we too, as disciples, can be transformed to be instruments of life for the sake of the whole world.

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.