Pilgrim Church
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Pilgrim Family

Worship Times
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           Bible Study                                                    8:30 AM
                       Communion Worship
                                     & Sunday School                             9:30 AM
                       Coffee & Treats                                            10:45 AM
                       Community Dinner                                        6:00 PM
Tuesday          Early Risers Bible Study                               6:30 AM
Wednesday     Ash Wednesday Service                             10:00 AM
                        Bible Exploration                                         10:45 AM
                        Devotion with Dinner                                     6:00 PM
Thursday        Men's Bible Study                                          8:30 AM 
Next Sunday  Bible Study                                                     8:30 AM
                       Worship & Sunday School                             9:30 AM  
                       Coffee & Treats                                            10:45 AM
Congratulations Oliver!
Hello Members of Pilgrim,
We wanted to let you know that your church member Oliver McAghon was chosen as “Crusader of the Month” for January at St. Croix Lutheran Academy! 
“Oliver McAghon is a seventh grader who is in his first year at SCLA. He is known to go above and beyond in his academic work, striving for excellence in all that he does. He is a superb leader when working in groups, and he always tries to include everyone. Oliver has participated on the bowling team and will be in the spring musical.”
Lisa Streckert
Middle School Administrative Assistant
St. Croix Lutheran Academy
2020 Upcoming Events
February 23             Community Dinner - Pizza, salad, desert!
February 26             Ash Wednesday Worship at 10:00 AM
                                Devotion and Dinner at 6:00 PM
Update from the Council of Elder Meeting - 2/17/20
  1. Work on a budget for the new fiscal year has begun.  A special meeting for council is scheduled.
  2. Work has started to transition accounting from Dale to Martha Steiner
  3. Council members have attended various meetings regarding the early childhood center.  These meeting have presented different opportunities for the center. There will be more updates to come soon. 
  4. The Worship Committee is researching the feasibility of a lighted outdoor sign.  More information to come when there are details to share.                                
All are welcome!  FREE!!!!
Join us and meet our neighbors!

The next Community Meal at Pilgrim is Sunday, February 23 at 6 PM.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers.
Menu:  Pizza, Salad, beverages & dessert

For more information contact Jordan at jordangaal@gmail.com, Pastor S. at pastor@pilgrimonline.net or Bonnie at churchoffice@pilgrimonline.net.

Service Times - Wednesdays
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Dinner & Devotion 5:30 PM

Listen to the Enemies of Jesus!

February 26   John 11:49-53 Caiaphas: "It Is Better That one Man Die for 
                      the People"

March 4     Matthew 27:19 Pilate's Wife: "Don't Have Anything to Do with that
                  Innocent Man"

March 11     Luke 22:70,71  Sanhedrin: "We Have Heard It from His Own Lips"

March 18     Matthew 27:4 Judas: "I Have Sinned, For I Have Betrayed
                    Innocent Blood"

March 25     John 19:2,3  Pilate's Soldiers:  "Hail, King of the Jews!"

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)

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

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

Opportunities to Serve Jesus
Lent Devotion Dinners - Groups/Volunteers needed to  cook, serve & clean up - Sign up sheet is posted on the kitchen door
February 26  Ash Wednesday  Joe Sorensen  Purchased pizza
March 4   Sharon Ledin/Arthur W Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese
March 11  John & Phyllis Martin  Taco Soup
March 18  Bernie Johnson/Arthur W  Chicken Sandwich & Chips
March 25  Sherry Emde/Norma Kettner  Hot Dogs/Chili
April 1 OPEN

Easter Egg Hunt - Heather and Zoe Herzig will head up this fun Easter tradition

Worship Musicians

Easter Breakfast -  Cyndi Sroga will coordinate  - helpers will be needed

Sunday Morning Coffee & Treats - Sign up sheet is posted on the kitchen door
Pastor Schmeling will be going to Israel for 10 days beginning on Feb 25th.  He will be updating the congregation of the various locations of the tour on our Pilgrim Facebook page.  He hopes to "bring you with him!"
Pastor will do a slide presentation on his trip on Sunday, March 15 during Coffee & Treats.
Offerings Received 2.7.20 - 2.20.20
General Fund                $2,922.00           
Tree of Life                    $   392.00
Capital Improvement     $   320.00
Missions                        $     25.00 
Facility Use Donation    $   500.00
Loose Cash                   $   148.00
Anniversary Env            $   975.00
Initial Offering                $     40.00
Early Childhood             $   270.00
                                       $5,592.00  TOTAL

Disbursements 2.7.20 - 2.20.20
Staff/Payroll Exp            $ 3,691.84
Loans/Banking              $13,411.40  (includes a $10,000 payment to Pilgrim's Thrivent Line of Credit)
Utilities                            $3,763.72
Worship/Misc.                  $   259.89
Insurance                        $ 1,382.00
                                       $22,508.85  TOTAL

The Lord asks of us.  “On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income.”  We want to encourage each other in our regular weekly gifts to the Lord.  The blessings of our Lord are abundant!  We give him our thanks!
Please contact Bonnie if you have any questions regarding the above numbers.
CONSIDER ONLINE GIVING - When weather keeps us from making it to church - the bills seem to continue to make their way.  

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.  Please contact Dale Mueller for more information at 612-554-9121 or dalem9999@yahoo.com.