Calendar At A Glance

Sat, Apr. 21 7:00 pm | Service Opportunity: The Crib Shelter Sun, Apr. 22 9:00 am | Choir Rehearsal Sun, Apr. 22 9:00 am | Eucharist Sun, Apr. 22 10:00 am | Sunday School Sun, Apr. 22 10:15 am | Confirmation Class

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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Between now and Sunday April 21/22, please bring used clothing (all sizes), shoes, towels, bedding, blankets board games, sporting goods, draperies, and table cloths. Please pack in tall kitchen bags and place in the Warrenville collection bins in the narthex. More info here.

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 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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Movie Night: The Shape of Water

Saturday, May 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Discussion led by Karol Weigelt

Join us in viewing and discussion of this award-winning film from distinguished director, Guillermo del Toro. This visually distinctive, emotionally absorbing story, set against the backdrop of Cold War America, circa, 1962, becomes an other worldly fairy tale. Dream-like images, narratives, archetypes and themes will provide for a lively discussion. As one critic writes, “It is a feast for the eyes and the senses!” If you have not seen it, or already have—but may have missed some of the symbolism—join us on May 12. We will gather at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 6:00 pm sharp. Bring salads, appetizers, or drinks to share with the group.

About the Discussion Leader

Karol Weigelt, LCPC, is a writer and therapist and spiritual director at Holy Trinity’s Spiritual Life Center. Symbol, myth and metaphor is a world of deep interest to her. The medium of film provides powerful visuals through which to experience this world.

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Save the Date for ONE Northside’s 2018 Convention:

‘Community Power, Community Solutions’

Sunday, May 6

ONE Northside’s 2018 Convention is a gathering of over 1,000 North Side community members to build our collective power and advance our bold vision for our city, state, and country. At the 2018 Convention, we’re using community power to advance our solutions to the problems our neighborhoods face. All are invited to attend.

The Convention will be held on Sunday, May 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the American Islamic College; 640 West Irving Park Road in Chicago. Doors open at 2:00.

Translation and Childcare will be provided.

Register online at http://ONE.htchicago.org.

For more information, please speak with our representative,to ONE Northside, Ken Duckmann, or email him at mailto:justducky514@yahoo.com).

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Join us following 5pm worship at HTLoop on April 21 for our annual celebration of Earth Day. We’ll have a zero-waste wine reception (with commemorative Holy Trinity drinking jars, free-will donation of $4 per glass welcomed, but not required); Seminarian Paisley Le Roy will present on stewardship of the environment and its connection to our baptismal call, and information related to composting, recycling, etc. will be provided.

Recent Blog Posts

  • April is National Poetry Month, a practice begun in 1996. Poetry is certainly part of our spiritual path through prayer, chant and song. I use poetry in my practice as a therapist and spiritual director for a variety of reasons. Poetry has a way of slowing us down, using more of the left brain qualities, offering silences as much as words and inviting one into their own interiority and experience. Poems can act as doors or thresholds into this inner space. A poem will be offered here each week of April, inviting you to use poetry as a path to greater meaning and growth relating to self and spirit.

  • There are countless ways that each of us lives our baptism in the world. One of them is by participating in the civic life of our communities. Holy Trinity is one church in two sites, one of our primary communities of ministry being the South Loop. Today we share info about Local School Council elections in the South Loop. Holy Trinity's own Tim Peterson is running for the Jones College Prep LSC (and he mentions Holy Trinity in his candidate statement!).

  • If you have come to this sanctuary today filled with raw, complicated emotion, feeling some type of way, I want to say to you that Jesus shows up, comes to us and invites us to touch, to see, to experience him with our five senses, in the most normal way possible in water, word, bread and wine.

  • April is National Poetry Month, a practice begun in 1996. Poetry is certainly part of our spiritual path through prayer, chant and song. I use poetry in my practice as a therapist and spiritual director for a variety of reasons. Poetry has a way of slowing us down, using more of the left brain qualities, offering silences as much as words and inviting one into their own interiority and experience. Poems can act as doors or thresholds into this inner space. A poem will be offered here each week of April, inviting you to use poetry as a path to greater meaning and growth relating to self and spirit.

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.