Pilgrim Church
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Worship Times
Sunday 9:30 am
(masks and social distancing efforts are employed)
or watch us on Facebook
Services will usually be posted on our website and Youtube

by 11:30 a.m on Sundays.

Just click on the worship date on the top menu.

Lenten services beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing throughout Lent
will be in church at 10:00 am. and will be streamed on Facebook.

Suspended for now:
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:
Office:  612-825-5375
Pastor's Cell:  612-222-2050

May 2, 2021
Easter 5 

Sunday Worship Services at Pilgrim continue in person, with social distancing guidelines in place - WORSHIP IS RECORDED ON FACEBOOK LIVE.

Services are then posted on Facebook, Youtube, and the Pilgrim website every Sunday after the 9:30 AM service.
Pilgrim was contacted by a WELS group (Voice of the Middle Ground)  interested in helping and healing through the Gospel in our larger cities.  
The Council of Pilgrim Lutheran Church has approved a Town Hall Meeting to take place; Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 PM.   Voice of the Middle Ground has promoted to our neighborhood a Town Hall for help and healing through the Gospel. Pastor Schmeling and Dr. Scott Gostchock will be there for spiritual support.
Everyone is welcome!
What is Voice of the Middle Ground?
 At Voice of the Middle Ground (VotMG), we believe that successful and life-altering change starts with the gospel of grace and truth (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 12:1-2). We believe that this is best accomplished when churches are equipped to be community resources in a way that emphasizes the lived gospel.  (Copied from https://voiceofthemiddleground.com/)

Brief Devotion, Communion, Prayer (15 minutes)
10:30am every Tuesday (Max of 10 units) spread out
Call ahead 612-222-2050 (Pastor’s Cell)

Food Pantry - Will continue with fresh and canned items.  Feel free to make use of It!  Call if you have any questions.      
Food Shelf Volunteer Opportunities
Delivery Person - 2 - 4  individuals that receive a delivery on Thursdays.  They all live about a mile from church. Deliveries can be made Wednesday - Friday.

Food Shelf Caller -  This can be done from your home on Tuesday afternoon or on Wednesday.  Currently we have 5 to 6 people we call on a weekly basis.  

These are very flexible opportunities and can done be when you are able.  Please contact Bonnie for more information or to set a time to volunteer.

Email:  pilgrimchurchminneapolis@gmail.com

Office Phone:  612-825-5375
Dear Ladies In Faith Today--L.I.F.T.
Next Date: Saturday, May 8th!
The "Chosen Bible Study" will be "Bad Girls of the Bible"--(and what we can learn from them) by Liz Curtis Higgs.    
The book has 10 chapters.  We have divided the book into a Spring and Fall series--5 sessions each--God-willing.
Spring dates and times:  Saturdays @ 10:00 AM til 11:30 AM

OF COURSE --We will try to be Covid 19 compliant.  We will SOCIAL DISTANCE.  No hugging, please-- MASKS REQUIRED   
L.I.F.T. is open to all ladies--PLEASE invite your friends!!!
Digital Sign Project
This project and the funding campaign will be headed up by Arthur. Any questions or if you would like to help with this project contact  Arthur. 

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

Join us on Tuesday evening or Thursday Morning for Bible Class.  Tuesday goes through the Sunday readings in an informative and interactive way.
Thursday class looks at the hero of faith: Moses.
TUESDAY (Formerly Wednesday Bible Class) - 6pm Link:    https://zoom.us/j/91378855252?pwd=VkhlRWhzZ1BzMVp2eHpPVWx2a093Zz09 Meeting ID: 913 7885 5252 Password: 664238

THURSDAY - Thursday 9am Link  -  https://zoom.us/j/95038870222?pwd=L29hTUREUTVwL21DUS9aRldhNGVZZz09 Meeting ID: 950 3887 0222 Password: 906595  

Join us for these studies, you will enjoy them.

Dear Friends,

I wish to thank you for your continued prayers and support for my family.  David had a setback last week when he developed a very high fever (108) and was hospitalized.  While at HCMC he was diagnosed with sepsis.  He spent 7 days in the hospital but is now back at Redeemer Rehab. 

Unfortunately he is very weak and has lost all the progress he made in PT/OT.  But we know with God's help he can regain that strength and keep progressing, and one day return home.

The last 6 months have been very difficult, but have taught us so much:  we are grateful that both of us have a Savior, Jesus,  Christian parents, Christian friends, churches to worship at, blessed with 3 daughters who have been like a rock for me during this time, 2 wonderful sons-in-law, 4 perfect :)  grandchildren that can make us smile even during the hardest times and so many more blessings that it is hard to name them all.

In Christian Love and Hope,
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.
Register Today!
Register today for a virtual Christian experience that brings together every facet of your life!
Expect to be enlightened, inspired and informed!  We are including one of two books with registration fee.
Christian Leadership Experience

Virtual Presentation
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm


Author and Professional Speaker, Grant Skeldon,The Passion Generation
The Passion Generation looks beyond the research to reveal the root issue: it’s not a millennial problem, it’s a discipleship problem. Our culture is feeling the result of a
mentor-less, fatherless generation. But how do you disciple young people when you struggle to connect with them?

Dr. Rhoda Wolle, Educational Psychologist, Wisconsin Lutheran College
My mission in life is to help others find and accomplish theirs! Psychology seeks to understand the components of happiness and wellness. Dr. Wolle’s presentation will meet at the intersection of Scripture and the latest research regarding what people can do to move from simply surviving to truly thriving.

Quick to Listen Authored by Pastor Sam Degner, Pastor Christopher Doerr, Pastor Nicolas Schmoller, Pastor Luke Thompson, With forward from Mark Paustian
Quick to Listen will help you lend a caring ear to those who hold these beliefs. This eye-opening tool helps you build relationships with evolutionists, atheists, Bible skeptics, and friends and members of the LGBTQ community based on genuine Christian compassion. Whether they continue to attend church or give no time to Christ, Quick to Listen equips you to acknowledge and understand their experiences and perspectives.

Contact:  Tracy Bredow, Christian Leadership Experience 414-305-3847 or  info@christlead.com

Do you know someone looking for summer employment? MLC is seeking applicants, please share the news! 
Summer 2021 campus employment opportunities have been posted on the MLC website at mlc-wels.edu/summerjobs. Interested individuals may apply directly to the supervisor(s) listed in the respective position(s). Applicants may apply for one or multiple positions. Applications can be printed or downloaded from the website, and are linked in each posting. Please contact Human Resources at hr@mlc-wels.edu if you have any questions.
Summer Academic and Sports Camps
Registration is now open for SCLA’s academic and sports camps for students entering grades K - 9. Find out more and register at StCroixLutheran.org/Camps

HS Spring Concerts
Due to COVID precautions, the HS Spring Concert has been split into separate concerts for the band and choir. The HS spring band concert is Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. The HS spring choir concert is Friday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are required and limited to two per student. Both concerts will be live streamed at StCroixLutheran.org/live

HS Graduation
The high school graduation service for the class of 2021 is Sunday, June 6, 2021 in the SCLA gymnasium. Tickets are needed for admission. 112 graduates including 38 international students will graduate. Graduation will be live streamed at StCroixLutheran.org/live

Job Opening - Maintenance/Custodian
Immediate opening for afternoon/evening full time custodial / general maintenance position with either a full-time position or two part time positions. More info and application at StCroixLutheran.org/jobs.
?Kristina Lewerenz, Communications Director
St. Croix Lutheran Academy
Spiritual support for members entering the military
Dear fellow soldier of Christ,
Will you help us to improve WELS ministry to the military?
In addition to issues of life and death, our men and women in the military face moral challenges. Away from home and church for extended time, they need our ministry more than ever. Since relying on uniformed chaplains creates doctrinal dilemmas, we are committed to serving our members with our own personnel, on our own time, on our own dime.
WELS Military Services works with your congregation when a son or daughter joins the armed forces. We can be where you can’t. Our civilian chaplains and military contact pastors work to harden faith’s defenses through Word and sacrament.
But we cannot contact, counsel, or comfort your members in the military if we don’t know who or where they are. We need your help.
Go to wels.net/refer and use the simple referral form to provide as much contact information as you can. We’ll follow up with monthly e-mail devotions, Meditations mailed quarterly, and outreach from the nearest WELS pastor (where possible).
Encourage your members to use wels.net/refer.
Find news and resources about WELS ministry to the military through periodic announcements in your bulletin or newsletter. Find news and resources at wels.net/military. Click on the links for more videos and information.
Watch our new video “How to Minister to Those Who Serve” at wels.net/military-support.
Include all service members in your Sunday prayers, especially those from your congregation.

Do our members have a right to be served by WELS pastors? These documents on requesting religious accommodation explain that the answer is “yes!” And pastors looking to serve at a base can refer to: For the pastor: conducting services on base.
The Department of Defense recognizes the Wisconsin Synod as a "distinctive religious group" and permits our members to request "LUTHERAN WELS" on their dog tags. They may also request a "religious accommodation" for worship practices, such as receiving private communion from a WELS pastor or attending a closed communion service with other WELS members. Encourage your members in the military to request religious accommodation.
We believe that we are currently reaching only half (or less) of as many as 1,500 WELS service members. With your help, we hope we can soon declare “mission accomplished!”
With you, serving Christ,
Pastor Jim Behringer  Director, WELS Special Ministries
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Pilgrim Church
3901 First Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone:                      612-825-5375

Office Email:            churchoffice@pilgrimonline.net
Website Manager:   website@pilgrimonline.net
Pastor's Email:        pastor@pilgrimonline.net

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