Calendar At A Glance

Mon, Oct. 23 7:00 pm | Chicago Sitting Meditation Group Tue, Oct. 24 7:00 pm | Lakeview Orchestra Rehearsal (tentative) Wed, Oct. 25 9:30 am | Wednesday Morning Eucharist Wed, Oct. 25 10:00 am | Wednesday Study Wed, Oct. 25 7:30 pm | 12-Step Groups

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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Serve a Meal at The Crib Saturday, October 21 + 7pm Volunteers from Holy Trinity will prepare (at HTLC, enter at 3609 N. Magnolia doors) then serve a meal at The Crib youth shelter (at Lakeview Lutheran, 835 W Addison). We need volunteers to provide food items, cook, and serve the meal. To sign up and find more information, head to serve.htchicago.org, or speak to Ken Duckmann.

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Serve At The Lakeview Pantry | Thursday, October 26 + 6pm Holy Trinity volunteers assist with working the pantry counter, restocking food, repacking bulk foods, sorting clothing and other various jobs that may be needed on the last Thursday of each month at 6pm. Sign up online: serve.htchicago.org, or speak to James Perez.

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Sunday, October 22 10:15 - 11:30 am at HTLakeview (St. Mark's Room) We will show the movie Luther and the Reformation, hosted by well-known travel guide (and Lutheran), Rick Steves.

Saturday, October 28 5:00 pm Festival Eucharist at HTLoop / Grace Place. Guest preacher: the Rev. Paul Huesing from Old St. Mary's Catholic Church. Followed by an interactive potluck with Old St. Mary’s.

Sunday, October 29, Reformation Sunday 9:00 and 11:00 am Festival Eucharists at HTLakeview. With brass and choir. Guest preacher: Fr. Anthony Ruff, a Benedictine monk from St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN.

Tuesday, October 31, Reformation Day 7:00 pm Ecumenical Prayer Service and Lutheran-Covenant Renewal at Holy Name Cathedral. Led by Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Wayne Miller.

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Holy Trinity is exploring new connections with the Youth Center in Warrenville, where some of the youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, are in need of friends and mentors. The plan is to visit and tour the facility in early November to receive an orientation from the volunteer coordinator. Holy Trinity mentor volunteers must be over 21 with no criminal record. Please talk with Carol LaHurd ASAP (cslahurd@gmail.com) if you are willing and able to help.

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Wherever you are in your spiritual life you are welcome …

YOU ARE INVITED TO COME AND EXPLORE YOUR SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS WITH OTHERS AT HOLY TRINITY.

Life Together is a communal process of spiritual growth and renewal.

Life Together is designed for those:

  • who did not grow up Christian and/or have not been baptized;

  • who are new to Lutheranism, liturgy, or a sacramental tradition;

  • who are estranged from the church but are now drawn to community and communal worship;

  • who are sensing a stirring of the Spirit, yet are filled with questions;

  • who may have grown up Lutheran but didn’t think about it when they were confirmed, and would like to learn more about Christian faith and life in community;

  • who are parents wanting to grow in their faith as part of the baptismal promises they make on behalf of their children.

LIFE TOGETHER will run from November 2017 – May 2018.

  1. There will be five weeknight sessions on either Monday or Tuesday evenings, depending on participant schedules. Several will take place in homes.

  2. There will be five Sunday morning sessions from 9:00 – 10:40 am on January 21, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18

  3. For more information, go to: http://www.holytrinitychicago.org/ministries/formation

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please speak to or email Pr. Craig Mueller at HTLakeview (cmueller@htchicago.org or Pr. Ben Adams at HTLoop (badams@htchicago.org). Deadline: October 30.

Life Together is a place to bring questions, doubts, and hopes. Rather than being given answers (like a catechism), together we will seek wisdom for our lives from scripture, sacraments, liturgy and other Christian practices.

Please share this information with others you know who may be interested in baptism, returning to church after a period away, or exploring questions of faith in a supportive, open community.

Recent Blog Posts

  • 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.

  • Sometimes it takes imagination, and making the best of a bad situation, as Gladys Knight sang. But that’s why we come together. So God may lift us up. To lift one another up. And then to press on to a future in which God promises to be faithful. For here’s the thing: God keeps on, keepin’ on. And that’s our hope.

  • We urban dwellers may not easily see drakes and herons any time we need to ‘come into the peace of wild things’. But when life seeks respite, we can rest in the calm and comfort of this poem or others where we find meaningful images. Even our time on Facebook or other news sources can offer a moment’s rest where we might discover a deeper truth that offers solace or insight for our life. I invite you to rest for a moment along the path of your daily life. May you know Peace.

  • This St. Francis Sunday is a day we bless animals and to ask God’s forgiveness for our mistreatment of them and of the Earth, the home we share with them. And in celebration of our brother from Assisi, it’s also a day to bless each other, God’s fools who are passionate enough to live as citizens of God’s kingdom in this life, not waiting for the next.

    On his deathbed Francis offered his friends a final prayer: “I have done what is mine. May Christ teach you what is yours to do.” It is my prayer that Christ teach us what may be ours to do. And may God give us the grace to accomplish those things as foolishly as Francis did. 

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.