Pilgrim Church
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Pilgrim Family

Worship Times
Sunday 9:30 am
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Free Coffee and Treats are provided at the 8:30 Bible study and after the Sunday morning service

Bible Study starts at 8:30 am

Where To Park
Parking is available on both sides of 1st Ave. Saturday and Sunday, 
and on the west side of 1st Ave. Monday through Friday. 
In addition, parking is available on both sides of 39th St. and on the west side of Stevens Ave.
There are also several disability spaces along the alley and next to the church.

Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church,
3901 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409 
Phone 612-825-5375
Office Email:
Pastor's Email:
Pastor's Cell: 612-222-2050
Website Manager:
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Subject: What's happening at Pilgrim?!
October 17, 2021
It's Good Lord to be here!
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 10:16-23   
                                       Pilgrim: Be on Guard in Your Ministry

SERMON TEXT:   Isaiah 43:1-5       Pilgrim: God will be with you 
Worship Service:  Sunday at 9:30 AM
Everyone is WELCOME!
 Pastor: Steve Schmeling 

The Word

Come and join us this week for our Tuesday (Meeting ID: 913 7885 5252 Password: 664238) and/or
Thursday (Meeting ID: 950 3887 0222 Password: 906595) Bible Studies to get some of that extra food of champions and connect with other members of the Pilgrim family in a deeper way. Want to find out more? - Thursday Bible Class will be in person in the Fireside Room or Zoom at 10:00 AM.
Yes, please!
October 30  Clean Up Day
October 31 Reformation
November 14  Ladies Guild Make & Bake Sale 
November 24  Thanksgiving Worship &  Pie Social @ 6:00 PM
November 27  Ask the Pastor
December 12  Camp Croix Presentation
                      Christmas Party at Sorensen’s House
December 19  Christmas Cookie Social
Anniversary Sunday - On October 17th we will celebrate 80 years of worshiping our Savior in this church building. The Church Council will be serving an Oktoberfest type meal (brats, sauerkraut, beer, etc.)  after the church service.  Please plan to join us for a morning of celebrating!
Take away from October Council Meeting
  • Anniversary Sunday Worship Service & Oktoberfest: Sunday 10/17 at 10:45 am after church service.  Council will serve brats, sauerkraut, apple cider, beer, beans and desserts.
  • Lease Agreement for Especially for Children sent to their lawyer for second round of negotiations
  • Envelopes down 33% from Sept 2020 
  • October 30th church cleanup day.  9:00 am Lunch at Noon
September 2021 Financial Snapshot
Total Income        $14,704.33
Total Expenses    $19,339.99
Month Total           -$4,635.66

General Fund                $9,300.00
Capital Improvement     $1,425.00
Auction Proceeds          $1,785.33
Tree of Life                     $  190.00
Outdoor Sign                 $5,850.00

Complete details are available in the bulletin rack in the back of church.  If you have any questions please contact Bonnie in the church office.
George Charles Cattle, age 80 was called to his heavenly home on October 5, 2021. He was born on April 21, 1941 in Black River Falls, WI. He graduated from Tomah High School in 1959 and later moved to the Twin Cities.
Preceded in death by parents Charles and Esther Ione Cattle, sister, Shirley Noggle and infant brother, Harrison Cattle.
Survived by sister, Charlette (Jarald) Benson. He is also survived by loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
George was well loved by all who knew him. He accepted a life of adversity with grace, dignity and humor.  He will forever hold a special place in our hearts.  Interment for family will be held Monday, October 18.
We all know what it means to be a parent: to have a child. But what does it mean to be a Lutheran parent?
You might be a Lutheran parent if . . .
. . . you try to convince your kids to dress up as a monk with a hammer every Halloween.
. . . your children can sing the Doxology in four-part harmony.
. . . you tell your child to sit in time-out, and he responds, “No. Here I stand.”
. . . your Wi-Fi password is “10-31-1517.”
. . . you practice memory work on the drive to school every morning.
. . . you play “Name That Psalm” with your kids by humming a refrain from the hymnal.
. . . your house is a mess because you’re “saved by grace,” not by works.
. . . the words “Come, Lord Jesus” induce a Pavlovian response in your kids’ saliva glands.
. . . your child gives you 95 reasons you should buy him a new bike and tapes it to the front door.
. . . you have a Luther seal made of macaroni noodles hanging in your house.
. . . you taught your children “Luther, Luther, Tetzel” in place of “Duck, Duck, Goose.”
. . . your children know the first verse of “Silent Night” in German.

But on a more serious note, you might also be a Lutheran parent if . . .
. . . you rely on the forgiveness Jesus gives for the times you fail as a parent.
. . . you teach your kids to rely on Jesus’ grace and forgiveness too.
. . . you teach your kids the Word of God and how to distinguish between law and gospel.
. . . you rejoice that you and your kids are heaven-bound for Jesus’ sake.
. . . you pray for your children every day, not that God makes life easy for them but that they remain faithful.
. . . you remember that the Lord is always going to work things for good for your (his) believing children.

Thanks to all you parents out there for doing the tough, messy, rewarding job of raising kids to know the truth of God’s Word, to know their Savior and the forgiveness he gives, and to know how to live lives to his glory in thanks for all he’s done for us. Keep it up! By God’s grace, our children will have all of eternity to thank us for it! God bless you in your work!

Special thanks to Mike Thom, Robb Robbert, Carrie Schaefer, Julia Hatzung, Lynae Kinner, Ann Jahns, and Lois Festerling Tackebury for letting me include your ideas. Thanks to everyone who contributed! 
Author: Rob Guenther
Volume 108, Number 10
Forward in Christ Issue: October 2021
  1. Ladies Guild Make & Bake Sale will be Sunday, November 14... Donations of handmade or baked goods are  welcome.  Contact Sherry Schochenmaier for more information
  2. Ask the Pastor Sunday -  On November 28 we will have an "Ask the Pastor Sunday".  Please fill out the back of the communication card in your bulletin or email pastor your question.
  3. Pilgrim Prayer Group -  If you would like to receive a text message to alert you of prayers requests from members & friends of Pilgrim please contact Bonnie at 763-248-0667.
New Bible Class:  Celebrating Every Tribe
Wednesdays  4:30 - 6:30  PM in person and on Zoom
Contact Ruth Jefferson for more information.
Link to Bible Class
Get to know VotMG
Next Date:  10/23/2021---"Michal: Bad for a Moment"  {Out of Step}  
ALL Saturday's times for the LIFT Study are from 10:00 AM til 11:30 AM.  We meet EVERY OTHER Saturday morning.  BRING A FRIEND OR TWO- As ALWAYS-- ALL are welcome!!!  
Food Pantry
Open to everyone!
We have canned, fresh & frozen foods!

Contact Bonnie 612-825-5375 / churchoffice@pilgrimonline.net or Pastor 612-222-2050 / pastor@pilgrimonline.net if you would like more information.
You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.  Deuteronomy 15:10

The Church Council asks that you prayerfully evaluate your offerings to Pilgrim.  We currently are struggling to keep up with the costs of our mission and our daily expenses. 

There are two ways you can do this:  1.  use online giving (there is a link below)  2.  Mail your offerings   Motivated by our Savior’s gifts and promises we want to continue to offer our gifts to him as our response.  Online giving can help with that.
Give Now!

WHEN:  Sunday, December 12
TIME:  2:30 PM - ?
WHERE:  2992 Fairway Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
RSVP:  Call or text Laurie 612-327-3127
             Email: josephsorensen@comcast.net 
Please bring your favorite appetizer to share.
St Croix Academy Upcoming Events
Children's Theatre Happily Ever After Oct 30 - All ages are welcome to SCLA Children's Theatre's performance of Happily Every After by Sylvia Ashby on Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. $5 General Admission. Tickets at scla.ticketspice.com/happily-ever-after-childrens-theatre

Fall Showcase Nov 9 - SCLA welcomes prospective families for an evening showcase featuring a co-curricular fair, light refreshments, an introduction by SCLA admissions, and a tour of SCLA classrooms with teacher meet & greet. Tuesday, November 9, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Sign up at StCroixLutheran.org/showcase

Festival of Seasons Boutique Nov 13 - The annual Festival of Seasons craft and bake sale is Saturday, November 13 from 9:00a-3:00p. Free admission and plenty of parking! Over 60 vendors of handcraft items and a few resellers. Learn more at StCroixLutheran.org/fos

Mattress Fundraiser at SCLA Nov 20 - Is your current mattress leaving you drowsy? Is it time to replace your kids’ mattresses? Need new mattresses at your cabin? SCLA is bringing name-brand mattresses to school on Saturday, November 20, for a one-day sale. Stop by!
Sending Your Student to SCLA?  - If you have made the decision to send your student to high school at SCLA, start cutting tuition now using their Scrip program! Learn more at StCroixLutheran.org/scrip
FREE Books: learn a Lutheran response to evolution You can request 3 FREE books (32-48 pages each).  Choose from 10 titles.  Request yours at www.LutheranScience.org/FreeBooks or by writing to (include your address): Lutheran Science Institute, 13390 W. Edgewood Ave, New Berlin WI 53151.  This offer expires Dec. 31, 2021.  Only one request per address.  Limited to addresses in the USA.  Offer subject to change without notice. 
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