Calendar At A Glance

Wed, Dec. 12 9:30 am | Wednesday Morning Eucharist Wed, Dec. 12 10:00 am | Wednesday Study Wed, Dec. 12 7:00 pm | Congregation Council Wed, Dec. 12 7:30 pm | 12-Step Groups Sat, Dec. 15 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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Drop in anytime for some meditative, quiet reflection on your Advent journey.

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Sunday, December 9

  • 4pm – A Festival of Music for Advent and Christmas (HTLakeview)

Monday, December 10

  • 6:30pm-8:30pm – Candlelight Labyrinth Walk Available in Passavant Hall (HTLakeview)

Saturday, December 15

  • 6pm - Cookies and Carols Potluck Event Following 5pm Worship (HTLoop)

Thursday, December 20

  • 7pm – Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service (HTLoop)

Fourth Sunday of Advent + Saturday/Sunday, December 23

  • Normal Weekend Schedule – 5pm Saturday at HTLoop; 9am and 11am on Sunday at HTLakeview

  • No Sunday School

Christmas Eve + Monday, December 24

  • 4:30pm – Family Christmas Eve Liturgy (HTLakeview)

Service of the Word (no communion) especially for families with children. Includes the Christmas story with beloved carols. Children will help lead the service.

  • 4:30pm – Family Christmas Eve Liturgy (HTLoop)

  • 9:45pm - Pre-service music (HTLakeview)

  • 10:00pm - The Christ Mass (HTLakeview)

The Christ Mass-the principal Christmas service-is both solemn and joyful. Pre-service music begins at 9:45. Music by the Holy Trinity choir.

Christmas Day + Tuesday, December 25

  • 10am - Christmas Day Eucharist (HTLakeview)

Festive Christmas morning liturgy in a quiet, intimate setting. Hymns and readings celebrate God with us in the Word made flesh.

First Sunday of Christmas + Saturday/Sunday, December 30

  • Normal Weekend Schedule – 5pm Saturday at HTLoop; 9am and 11am on Sunday at HTLakeview

  • No Sunday School

Epiphany + Saturday/Sunday, January 5/6

  • Saturday, 5pm – Epiphany Festival Eucharist at HTLoop

  • Sunday, 9am – Epiphany Festival Eucharist at HTLakeview w/Choir and Children’s Participation

  • Sunday, 10:15am – Epiphany Reception with Three Kings Cake

  • No Sunday School

Recent Blog Posts

  • What will become of us? Are you worried about the future? Researchers note what sets us apart from animals is that we contemplate and imagine our futures. Advent is a spiritual gift for times such as ours.


  • If you are feeling cut down, made low, or reduced to just a stump, know that one we wait for this Advent sprouted as a sapling from a stump of a place like Bethlehem in a stump of a place like in a manger to an unwed, teenage mother and it was in that place that the savior of our world took root to resurrect our stump-ridden world and to give life to everyone who has been chopped by the death-dealing, ax-wielding forces of this world, God finds their home in you and we wait now for that shoot to spring forth once again.

  • This king who moves among the people is unlike any other. His power is always on the side of justice for the poor, the downtrodden, the outcast. His power is never self-serving but always exercised on behalf of others. He does not sit on a throne but comes into this world to be fully human and embrace all of humanity with love.

    And this is good news for us. It means that when this human life seems too much to bear—when those we love are lost or dying, Jesus, too, knows the pain of being helpless or in sorrow. It means that when our lives are spinning out of control from addiction, financial strain or family strife, our humble king comes to us in “this body,” to draw us close and build us up until hope is restored.

  • What will we experience as we step out across the threshold into a new church year and into an ever-changing world? What do we anticipate or hope for in this new church year? What hesitation might we have in stepping out?

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.