Sunday in Lakeview

8:30 & 10:30 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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Pet Blessing + St. Francis Day + Oct 5 + 10:30

Blessing Of Animals On October 5 At 10:30 A.M.
Join us for Holy Trinity's 16th annual Blessing of Animals on October 5 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The pet blessing is held each year on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Francis which is October 4. Bring your pets or stuffed animals and invite your friends and neighbors.
The 8:30 service will be pet-free on that day.

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If you consider Holy Trinity your church home in Chicago, we invite you to register so that we know of your presence and can add you to our email list.

Sunday forum - oct 5 - 9:30 a.m.

The Evolution of God

This forum will give an overview of the award-winning book The Evolution of God by Robert Wright. Wright’s book charts a pattern in the evolution of the view of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Reading the scriptures in light of the environment surrounding their creation, Wright shows the forces that have repeatedly moved the Abrahamic faiths away from belligerence and intolerance to harmony and reconciliation, including how these forces could today lead to greater tolerance. His analysis also raises the prospect of the reconciliation of science and religion.

Holy Trinity Interfaith Field Experiences

Please join fellow Holy Trinity members for Fall interfaith field experiences. Email Carol LaHurd if you'd like to attend any of the following. Public transport and/or car pools will be arranged.

Tibetan monks will be at Lake Forest College

Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 to create a Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1
    7:00-8:30 p.m. - "Traditions in Conversation: Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity"
    First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest IL
    Panel discussion by Tibetan Monks and Dave Bianchin, Assoc. Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, moderated by Catherine Benton, Assoc. Prof., Religion

  • Thursday, Oct. 2
    7:00-8:30 p.m. - "Tibetan Cultural Pageant"
    Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL
    Monks perform traditional Tibetan folkdances, music, Central Asian throat-singing, and their dramatic choreographed debating style.

Observe Muslim Friday prayers at the American Islamic College

Friday, November 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
640 W. Irving Park Rd., and meet afterward with leaders and worshippers. A related Adult Forum will be held on Sunday, Nov 9 here at Holy Trinity.

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Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18
The Metro Chicago Synod and the Episcopal Diocese's Anti-Racism teams are co-sponsoring an Analysis Training event at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
– Thursday 6 – 9 p.m.
– Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5p.m.
– Holy Trinity will pay for your registration to the event.
Plan to attend if you wish to further your understanding of systemic racism and move beyond the discussions that we explored at our retreat in March.
Questions should be directed to: Ken Duckmann, Barbara Wahler, or Meggen Saka.

2014 Crop Walk - Oct 19

On October 19 at 2:00 p.m., members of Holy Trinity will be walking in the annual Chicago CROP Walk. The walk starts at 2 p.m. from St. James Cathedral (Episcopal), 65 E. Huron. If you are interested in walking or sponsoring a walker, please see Ken Duckmann, who is our CROP Walk recruiter. We are working to get as many youth from Sunday School and their families along with our Sunday School Teachers to walk in the CROP Walk. You may sponsor a walker or sign up to be a part of Team HolyTLC.

Music Series Event: Guitar Recital + Oct 26 + 4pm

Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Classical Guitarist John Kregor will present a program of varied color, featuring music of J. S. Bach, twentieth-century Spanish composer Federico Torroba and Cuban composer Leo Brouwer among others. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be received. Plan now to come and enjoy a quiet respite, and let your soul be refreshed!

Holy Day Eucharist + Thurs Oct 30 + 6pm

Join us for a quiet, contemplative eucharist service as we celebrate Reformation Eve on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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Calendar At A Glance

Thu, Oct. 2 9:30 am | Scripture Study Fri, Oct. 3 10:00 am | Ms. Laurie's Play Group Sun, Oct. 5 8:30 am | Simple Eucharist Sun, Oct. 5 9:15 am | Choir Rehearsal Sun, Oct. 5 9:30 am | Sunday Forum

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.