Pilgrim Church

Pilgrim Church

Pilgrim Evangelical 
Lutheran Church

"In Christian love we reach out
to those who do not know Jesus Christ
and nurture believers through God's Word".

We Are: 
A Family-Style, Bible believing, Spirit led & down right friendly bunch of folks
A community of faith offering rest in your spiritual pilgrimage and strength for your journey 
A place where you’re welcome anytime to come and explore what Pilgrim has
 for you
We Offer: 
Stimulating, multidimensional and relevant worship experiences 
Children’s time mini-sermons
Free Coffee and Treats betfore and afer the Sunday morning service
Free Baptism 
Sacrament of Communion is observed every second and fourth Sunday of the 
An innovative Vacation Bible School held each summer 
No obligation basic teachings of the Bible study course for inquirers of the 
Christian Faith
Open discussion, free expression Bible Classes
Bible study groups that meet in a variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities
Community food shelf, National Night Out neighborhood parties, and so much more...

Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church
3901 1st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612-825-5375

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Pilgrim began in October of 1922, when the mission board of the Wisconsin Synod purchased an old church building at 39th street and Grand avenue.
Pastor Paul T. Bast, who remained our pastor for over 17 years, came to organize a congregation in the South Minneapolis area.
February 4, 1923 is the beginning date from which our anniversaries are counted.
On February 1, 1942, the "new" Pilgrim on 3901-1st Avenue South, where it still resides, was dedicated to the glory of the Triune God. This dedication took place on Pilgrim's 19th anniversary.