5106 North LaCrosse Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630-2431

Sunday Service

8:00 a.m - Slovak Language
9:30 a.m. - English Language
11:30 a.m. - Contemporary

Music

MUSIC

Considered by Martin Luther the reformer to be the “Handmaiden of the Gospel,” music conveys the good news of Christ Jesus in ways ordinary speech can not. At Trinity, a rich variety of music is employed in the worship services, from traditional Slovak chants, to amplified guitars, to the 73 Rank Rodgers/Kilgen organ. All are utilized to the Glory of God.

Chorus Zora (Slovak for Sunrise)

Founded in 1936 under the direction of John Golosinec, this musical ensemble has rendered music in worship for more than 70 years. Under the direction of Floyd Rueger, Chorus Zora meets weekly for rehearsals and sings for festivals of the Church year and on a monthly basis at the 9:30am Traditional Service.

Celebrate Singers/Celebrate Band

Consisting of guitar, keyboard, percussion instruments and vocalists; the Celebrate Singers/Celebrate Band lead congregational song at the 11:30am Contemporary Service. Under the direction of Floyd Rueger, they gather for rehearsal following the 11:30am Service.

Cantors/Soloist

Cantors at Trinity are those who lead sung portions of the liturgy. In the Slovak Liturgy this involves chanting of the collects, epistle and gospel lessons and seasonal antiphons. At the English liturgy, cantors lead the psalm and gospel acclamation. Soloists at Trinity employ their talents at a variety of points in the worship services, rendering solos that augment the service order. Soloists are used at all three liturgies on Sunday mornings

Trinity Players

Trinity Lutheran Church has been blessed through the years with talented members and friends that not only perform in the sanctuary but also from the stage of the church gym. Trinity Players organized by director, Floyd Rueger in 1969, is dedicated to bringing family-oriented quality theatre to the greater Chicagoland community.

Lutheran Choir of Chicago

The Lutheran Choir of Chicago http://lutheranchoirofchicago.org is a pan-Lutheran organization that regularly performs at Trinity. Organized in 1948, the Lutheran Choir of Chicago is a performance ensemble dedicated to the great choral literature of the Lutheran tradition and beyond. Made up of Lutheran’s and non-Lutherans, the Lutheran Choir of Chicago, under Artistic Director, Dr. Wilbert Watkins, strives to explore the full universe of creative vocal expression.

Organ

Built in 1949 and installed in 1950 by the Kilgen Organ Company, the original organ had eighteen (18) ranks and a set of Degan chimes; an additional seven (7) ranks, part of the original design, were added in 1957 bringing the organ to 25 rank. In 1992 the Berghaus Organ Company oversaw the renovation of the organ at which time eight (8) ranks were added to the instrument. In 2001 the Rogers Organ Company oversaw the replacement of the organ console. Through digital technology available with the new console an additional 73 digital ranks (33 which duplicate the existing pipes, though not usually employed) were added to the 33 existing ranks of pipes.

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