Trinity Lutheran Church West Chicago, IL connecting people to Christ Jesus Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:57:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What is Advent? Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:57:08 +0000

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Creator of the Stars of Night Advent 2015 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:21:18 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Wednesdays during Advent we will look at this hymn from Lutheran Service Book.

Join us for the Divine Service as we learn more about the Creator of the Stars of Night:


Creator of the stars of night,

Thy people’s everlasting light,

O Christ, Redeemer, save us all,

And hear Thy servants when they call


Thou, grieving that the ancient curse

Should doom to death a universe,

Hast found the healing, full of grace,

To cure and save our ruined race.


Thou cam’st, the Bridegroom of the bride,

As drew the world to evening-tide;

The spotless Victim all divine,

Proceeding from a virgin shrine.



At Whose dread Name, majestic now,

All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;

And things celestial Thee shall own,

And things terrestrial, Lord alone.


O Thou, whose coming is with dread,

To judge the living and the dead,

Preserve us from the ancient foe

While still we dwell on earth below.


To God the Father and the Son

And Holy Spirit, Three in One,

Praise, honor, might, and glory be

From age to age eternally. Amen.

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Eve of Thanksgiving Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:21:57 +0000 Join us for the Eucharist (thanksgiving), as we celebrate the National Day of Thanksgiving.  The Divine Service is Wednesday November 25th, 2015 at 7PM.

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Ascension Day Divine Service 7pm Sun, 10 May 2015 23:04:28 +0000 Join us as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord, May 14th 7pm.


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Holy Week Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:21:02 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Palm Sunday: Divine Service 3/29 (Sunday) 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Maunday Thursday: Divine Service 4/2 (Thursday) 7:00 PM
Good Friday: Divine Service 4/3 (Friday) 7:00 PM
Easter, The Feast of the Resurrection: Divine Service 4/5 (Sunday) 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

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Lent Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:22:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]> What is Lent?

To prepare for the celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday, we take a season of 40 days to focus on our need to repent of our sins and our need of a Savior from sin. This is the season of Lent.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. The name, Ash Wednesday, comes from the ancient custom of imposing ashes on the worshippers. The pastor marks the forehead with a cross of ashes. Ashes are traditionally made from palm branches left from the previous Palm Sunday.

During this season worship services are penitential and solemn, and many churches add special Midweek services. Churches are decorated in violet, the color of royalty and repentance, reminding us to turn away from our sin and toward Christ for His mercy and forgiveness. During Lent we do not use “Alleluia.” Some churches even observe the ritual of “burying” the Alleluia at the beginning of Lent, with the joyous anticipation of its return on Easter Sunday.

Many fast, or give up eating a particular meal in order to devote time to prayer and studying God’s Word. Some may “give up something for Lent.” Similar to fasting, the person gives up something they enjoy as a reminder to pray and of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.

Trinity has special Mid-week Lenten Divine Services on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. You may also join us for a fellowship time before the Divine Service with a Soup Supper which starts at 6:00 PM.

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February 9th Voter’s Assembly Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:39:11 +0000 February 9th Voter’s Assembly

6:30 Pot Luck
7:00 Meeting


Old Business
New Divine Service Schedule to be review and decided in May

New Business
Nomination Committee
Audit Committees

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