8:30 & 10:30 a.m. - Eucharist
Adult choir at 10:30 most Sundays
7:15 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist
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worship is at the heart of all we do.
it is reverent and rooted in ancient practices
yet with a relevant message for today.
amid distractions and increased virtuality
we treasure a communal gathering
in real time and sacred space.
all are welcome without exception.
we celebrate the diversity of the human family.
we value authenticity.
worship sends us forth to live as God’s people
in our families, workplaces,
schools and neighborhoods.
as an urban congregation
we have a heart for the city,
a passion for justice,
an openness to questioning,
a deep reverence for the earth,
the wonder of life,
and the presence of God in suffering and joy.
Holy Trinity is currently in the planning stages of introducing a new worship service opportunity. HTLoop will be a Saturday evening service held downtown in the Chicago Loop at Grace Place (Grace Episcopal Church). Join us for a preview service on Saturday, December 7, and in the meantime, learn more and sign up for updates.
Holy Trinity is unlike the churches most of us grew up in. Because it is fluid and ever-changing and located in the vibrant community of Lakeview, 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.
Holy Trinity is known for being a place of welcome. In the early 1990s it was one of the first "Reconciling in Christ" congregations in Chicago, publicly welcoming gays and lesbians. In the past decade young adults and a growing number of families with young children have found a home. At the same time, many people who have struggled with exclusive or hurtful forms of religion have breathed a sigh of relief within a community of acceptance and openness. A number of Chicago urban folks travel to our Lakeview location to find a spiritual home that is both rooted in ancient practices and in honest conversation with the questions and issues of our day and time.
Lutherans talk a lot about grace which is shorthand for God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ. Grace means that you are welcome. No matter your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religious background or spiritual affiliation. Many people today struggle with organized religion and we understand the many reasons a lot of people are done with church. But give Holy Trinity a try. In some ways we do church in very traditional ways. Yet, in other respects, we are not your parents' church! People today are hungering for spiritual meaning, authentic community, and ways to make a difference in the world. When so much happens virtually these days, we believe that gathering with people in real space and time is an awesome way to begin the week!
Join us for worship. There is a place for you at Holy Trinity. Join us in following in the way of Jesus, and working for peace and justice in the world.