Pilgrim Church
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Pilgrim Family

Worship Times
Cancelled due the virus outbreak
Watch us online at

  9:30 a.m on Sundays
on our website.
Just click on the worship date on the top menu

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:

Sunday Worship Services at Pilgrim have begun with social distancing guidelines in place.

 Sunday Worship at 9:30 AM. 
Online worship will still be posted on Facebook and the Pilgrim website www.pilgrimonline.net every Sunday by 9:30 AM.
  1. Fall outside cleaning Oct 3rd and rain date Oct 10th    Watch for more details.
  2. Waiting to hear back from the lawyer on questions regarding Early Childhood Learning Center possibilities.
  3. $3,000 Matching funds have been given, to be matched, for Technology by Oct. 1st.   (You can do this online in the Technology Fund).  Techonology Fund includes Audio Visual Technology, and Lighting.
  4. Phase 1 of the Technology: Lighting project completed that includes Fellowship Hall, kitchen, halls and offices
  5. Phase 2 of the Technmology Lighting project would be the Sanctuary, Nave and Narthex.  (~9,000.00)  The Nave needs to be done to help our  mission to have better online viewing of our church services
  6. A communication contact is being set up to connect with all of our members. The purpose is to listen to people's needs and to offer needed encouragment.

Technology Fund

Pilgrim Fun Raising

 Technology Fund…
      Audio Visual Fund Expenses        … $7,500
      Church Lighting Fund Expenses  … $9,000
Matching Funds!!
Beginning Challenge gifts have been given in the amount of $3,000 (that offer will expire on October 1st !!) 

In other words…we only get the $3,000 if other people step up to match that gift by October 1st.

See?  That’s the Fun of the Fun Raiser!
Road Construction!

1st Avenue is now closed to all traffic. 
39th Avenue is open and part of Stevens Avenue.

Give yourself a few extra minutes to find a parking place!


Brief Devotion, Communion, Prayer (15 minutes) 

10:30 AM every Tuesday

Maximum of 10 units spread out 

Call ahead 612-222-2050 (Pastor’s Cell)

Financial Information for August 1 – August 31
Offerings Received
General Fund                                 $10,631.00                         
Tree of Life                                     $     155.00
Missions                                         $       30.00                         
Capital Improvement                      $  1,390.00                         
St. Croix                                          $       50.00                         
Early Childhood Center                   $    400.00    
Other                                              $     735.00                          
Feigel Trust                                    $     500.00
Food Shelf                                      $        20.00                           
Total                                                $13,911.00
Expenses Paid
Loan Interest/Banking Fees            $21,837.27                        
LACE                                              $   1,610.75
Worship Expenses                          $     116.36                         
Building Maintenance                     $   4,244.36
Utilities                                            $  2,041.57                         
Insurance                                        $   1,595.96
Loaves & Fishes (quarterly)            $     584.46                         
Office Expenses (Copier/Internet)   $      818.37 
Miscellaneous                                 $     250.00                         
Payroll Expenses/Salaries               $12,144.37
Total                                                $43,048.26
Please contact Bonnie at 612-825-5375 if you have any questions regarding the numbers above. 
Fall Outdoor Clean Up Day

Saturday, October 3rd
(Rain 10th) 

Dear Friends,
I have been talking with Pastor Schmeling, whether to gather together again for L.I.F.T. He felt I should consult with you, personally. I have contacted a few of you, to get ideas as to where we are, with all of this.  The general consensus is this---WAIT until Spring!!!
The chosen Study will be--"Bad Girls of the Bible", by  Liz Curtis Higgs. We have enjoyed her work, previously.  The tentative plan would be to start April 10th (the week after Easter).  The book has 10 chapters.  We would divide our Study into 5 sessions in the Spring.  God-willing, we would complete the other 5, in the Fall of 2021.

Spring Dates--
April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021
May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021
Fall Dates---
September 11, 2021
September 25, 2021
October 9, 2021
October 23, 2021
November 6, 2021
The decision to divide the book into two studies, was related to Summer vacations, ?? and Winter weather issues.? 
I miss you all, and hope to hear from each of you, regarding these tentative plans.  How do they sound to you?  I look forward to catching up with you.
You can call me at --651-207-8387  
 We would have liked to start back with L.I.F.T. this Fall--but with the Corona Virus--too many negative issues.  Just the thought of wearing a mask through an hour and a half Study, did not thrill any of us.??  We do not want anyone to catch the virus due to our meeting together. How can we get together without a hug or two???  
While we live through all these trying times--it is so AWESOME knowing--"It is well with my soul."    Thank you Jesus!!!
Blessings and love,  Joy 

L.I.FT. is open to all ladies - members & Friends!


Mike Heilman - A memorial service for immediate family will be held on September 19 at 11:00 AM.  Arrangements are being made to live stream this service or tape for later viewing. 


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Morning Coffee Virtual Class 
Wednesday at 6PM /  Thursdays at 9AM

Join us on Wednesday evening or Thursday Morning for Bible Class.  The evening class is studying portions of the readings from the upcoming Sunday worship service and talking about them. And on Thursday, our series is David.

Join us for these studies, you will enjoy them.


Office hours will be limited.  Per doctor’s  orders  Bonnie will be working from home to  limit walking & putting weight on her injured knee until surgery can be done at the end of the month.  She can be reached by cell phone, 763-248-0667



Our food pantry distribution is growing due to need in our area.  Keep this effort in your prayers.

Thank you to helpers, drivers, kitchen crew, callers, and organizers

Please contact Bonnie at 763-248-0667 if you would like to set up a time to come in to pick up food items or if you would like to set up a delivery on Thursday.

Lutheran Social Services Frozen Meals  - will be available again starting Tuesday, September 22! 


Job Openings - Kitchen Staff
Lunch Servers and Kitchen Staff are urgently needed Monday through Friday (most days 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Flexible days and hours (minimum of two days per week). Starting wage $12.50/hour. Duties may include point of sale (check-out), food prep, restocking, dishes, and general cleaning. Apply online at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs.
SCLA Soccer Kids Night on September 21 is canceled.
New Friends on October 11 is canceled.
Homecoming 2020 on October 2 is canceled.
Grade School Volleyball Night on October 13 and the Grade School VB Tournament on October 9 are canceled.
Children's Theatre Change
New for COVID! SCLA Children's Theatre cast and crew will create a short film to send to schools instead of a live performance. "Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)" will premiere Friday, October 30.
Festival of Seasons Canceled
The annual Festival of Seasons Craft and Bake Sale on November 14 has been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions.
Stay Up-to-Date with all SCLA events at StCroixLutheran.org/calendar