Pilgrim Church
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Pilgrim Family

Worship Times
Cancelled due the virus outbreak
Watch us online at www.pilgrimonline.net
9:30 a.m on Sundays and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays

Sunday 9:30 am 
Free Coffee and Treats are provided before and after the Sunday morning service
Sunday School PreK-6
(Children go to Sunday School after the Children's sermon; shortly after the beginning of the 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:
Website Manager:
ALL Church Worship Services, Bible Studies, & events canceled until further notice.

See us Online!

Bible Study  8:30 AM
Worship Service & Sunday School 9:30 AM
March 27 -  April 10
-  Pastor will be working from home and will be at church on a limited basis.  
-  Bonnie will be working limited hours in the church office

During this time we both want to serve the members of Pilgrim.  Please call before you come to the church or contact us at the numbers below:
Pastor:  Cell 612-222-2020                email  pastor@pilgrimonline.net
Bonnie:  Cell  763-248-0667              email  churchoffice@pilgrimonline.net
CONSIDER ONLINE GIVING - During the COVID  19 social distancing the Church Council asks that you continue your offerings to church - the bills continue make their way into our mailbox.  There are two ways you can do this:  1.  use online giving (there is a link at the bottom of this email for online giving)  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.
Stress?  What Stress?     
  • The Bible Passage says - "If God is for us, who can be against us!"  Isn't it true.  And because we know God is for us...we are always safe in his hands.  I need not fear!  If you need words of comfort and reassurance in stressful times, please give me a call to talk!

Are you able to find our worship services?     
  • We will be posting our worship services on Facebook and on our web-page on Sunday's and Wednesday's.  If you are able to help out someone who is unsure how to access them, that would be great.  Or if you could use help working through the steps of getting to our worship services, call Pastor (number above) and he will make sure to help you find the way.

Stay in communication!    
  • We at Pilgrim do not want to lose touch with our members.  No doubt, that will be a challenge.  So we are asking that you make use of our communications and meditations.  Send us a line to tell us how you are doing and how we can pray for you.
The ministry of Pilgrim Continues    
  • You know that the ministry of Pilgrim relies on its support from its members.  These are going to be difficult financial days as we are separate from each other in our worship.  If you are able to continue your gifts though mail that would be great.  There is also another option and it is virtual giving.  Joe posted a tutorial on virtual giving.  It is a great, safe, easy way to have your gifts given online.
How can we help?    
  • We know that some of Pilgrim is going to be put in a tough situation. Some are told to NOT COME into work due to businesses discontinuing service, and it may be causing a financial stress.  Remember, Pilgrim does have a food pantry, and we are able to help out people and families that are in need.  Please call Pastor if you could use some help.
Will we be able to celebrate Easter in church?   And what about Communion?
  • Good question!  Unfortunately we are not able to see the end of this national tunnel at this time.  Stay in touch with us as to when the Lord will see fit to bring us back together as a worship group again.   Maybe we will hold an Easter service on a date that is not Easter!  ;-)
  • Same thing with communion.  We look forward to the day when we will be able to participate in the Lord's Supper.  However, you need to know that the blessing of communion is also available to you in the Law and Gospel message of Scripture.  As we read our Bibles and carry on devotions, we are hearing about our sin and the wonderful assurance of our Savior's love and forgiveness to us.  Hold on to the truth of that forgiveness every day!
What Passage do you think of that gives you comfort in times of turmoil?  How about some  of these.
These are a few passages taken from Pilgrim's favorite passage Sunday of Summer 2018 (There are plenty more!)
Which one gives you a breath of strength?
  • Mt 28:20  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
  • Jn 11: 25-26   I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?
  • Rom 8:28-29  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  • Rom 8:31  What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
  • Rom 8:35,37   Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
You are in my prayers!

Pastor Schmeling
Thursday Food Shelf - Thanks to all who made this possible.
Approximately 25 families (members, friends & neighbors) were served!
Please watch for updates on the following events:
2020 Upcoming Events
Wednesdays April 1
Lent Worship at 10:00 AM & Devotion and Dinner at 5:30 PM
April 5                 Palm Sunday (Worship Online)
April 9                 Maundy Thursday  (Worship Online)
April 10                Good Friday  (Worship Online)
April 12                Easter 
April 26                Community Dinner
June 11-13            Rummage Sale
June 14                 Recognition of blessing of Pilgrim School
June 15 - 19          Vacation Bible School
Listen to the Enemies of Jesus!

April 1     Matthew 27:41,42 Chief Priests: "He Saved Others, But He Can't

               Save Himself!"

April 9     Matthew 27:24,25 The Crowd: "Let His Blood Be on Us and on Our
               Children" (Maundy Thursday)  10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

April 10     Matthew 27:54  Centurion: Surely this was the Son of God.”
                 (Good Friday)  10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

April 12     Matthew 28:12,13 Chief Priests and Elders: "His Disciples Came
                 during the Night and Stole Him Away  (Easter Sunday)

The St. Croix Circuit LWMS Spring Rally being hosted by Pilgrim on April 18 has been cancelled. This decision was made by our Circuit's BOD given the issues and uncertainly we are facing with COVID-19.

The plan is for Pilgrim to host the Fall Rally of the St. Croix Circuit slated for Sun, Oct 4, 2020 (2-5pm).

Lord's blessings,
Sheri Emde
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Pilgrim Church
3901 First Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55409