Calendar At A Glance

Mon, Nov. 20 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation Group Tue, Nov. 21 7:00 pm | Lakeview Orchestra Rehearsal Wed, Nov. 22 9:30 am | Wednesday Morning Eucharist Wed, Nov. 22 10:00 am | Wednesday Study Wed, Nov. 22 7:00 pm | Thanksgiving Eve Liturgy and Pie Reception

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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Parents’ Night Out – November 18

Drop your kids off and have a Parents’ Night Out!

> Next Session: Saturday, November 18 from 4-7 p.m.

> Cost: $10.00 per family (covers food)

> Ages: infant – 12 (limit of 16 children)

To sign-up contact Paulina Heilbrunn . You will need to fill out a Child Entry Form if it’s your first time.

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Thanksgiving Eve Service – November 22, 7pm

Eucharist, and Pie Reception

Speak to Beau if you can bring a pie (since pumpkin will be popular on Thursday, we are inviting folks to also consider apple, pecan, or other flavors for this occasion). Let us know also if you can stay after and help clean up!

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Holy Trinity's Prison Ministry is much more than used books!

Learn more about our other projects and meet Ms. La Tonia Jackson, staff member at Fox Valley Adult Transition Center for Women in Aurora. Ms. Jackson will speak at the 9am service on Sunday, November 26, and answer questions afterward during coffee hour at the front of the sanctuary. Also speaking briefly after worship that day will be several Holy Trinity members who recently attended the annual Story Catchers Theatre musical drama, "Death Is the Enemy," at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville. Meet with us for 20 minutes to learn more about two criminal justice facilities that are truly having a positive impact on prisoners' lives-and about ways Holy Trinity members have helped and can continue to do so.

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Join the Lake Effect Clarinet Quintet for a concert featuring the world premiere of Jonathan Hannau's beautiful clarinet quartet, as well as new arrangements by Erin Miesner of Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Grainger, and Mendelssohn.

$10 Admission. Tickets available online or at the door. Reception to follow the performance.

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7pm in the Sanctuary. A quiet service of music and word featuring Marty Haugen's beloved Holden Evening Prayer.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Amid the drowsiness, the dreariness, and the dullness, we keep vigil. The attendants wait for the arrival of the bridegroom. Not unlike the Easter Vigil, in which we watch for Christ to come among us and break the bands of lethargy and death.

    Yet as we heard in the first reading, our hope is not in human striving alone as that can leave us weary and worn. Wisdom is waiting to be found. She is the brightness found by those who love and seek her, those who are drawn to the beauty of the feast.

    The evening is advancing. The reds and oranges fade. Christ the bridegroom comes among us this day, to awaken us and invite yet again to the feast of life. Go out to meet him, your lamps lit, sharing your oil with those who have none.

  • In the hope of the resurrection, in thanksgiving for the saints, and with reverence for the earth and the cycle of nature, God holds space for us to be with all that it means to be human, including dying.

    For all of us go down to the dust, but even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia. For today we dine with those who have before us. This is the feast of victory for our God.

  • You may not have a coin on you, but you are God’s treasure. Holy Trinity has a radical welcome because every human person is worthy of dignity and honor. In other words, because all people are coined in the divine image, we give to God. We join the holy work of caring for our vulnerable earth. And for our siblings—friend and foe. It’s hard work. So in all the trick questions of life, and because of mercy alone, “in God we trust.”

  • Yes, you have put on Christ. You are dressed and ready for the ongoing feast of life. God does not enforce this dress code or punish us as the king in today’s parable. Instead, God invites us over and over again to be present, to share in joy with others, to be engaged in the abundant life God offers in the kindom.

    When God is the host, the food is rich beyond our imagination or understanding. Sometimes it appears to be quite simple – like bread and wine – yet we can be profoundly moved and transformed by this feast. When God is the host, we are nourished not just for this one hour on Sunday morning, but for always. And when God is the host, everyone gets the same gift: undeserved and inexhaustible love and grace.

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.