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You are welcome at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (Carmel, Indiana) where our doors and hearts are open to all. We welcome you to join your family with ours as we journey together in the light of Christ.

Pilgrim is a warm and caring family of encouragement where all are welcome - regardless of race, ethnicity, orientation, or economic circumstances. Integrate your life into a living, breathing community of Christian servants. Pilgrim is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and we offer a broad variety of children's programming, family activities, Scriptural study opportunities, music and art ... all with a singular goal of bringing us closer together on our journey jogether in Christ.

We draw members from all over Central Indiana including Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Westfield, Whitestown and Zionsville. We are an open door to serve all. Join our Journey Together

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Join us Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Lutheran Child & Family Services. We are looking for eager and able-bodied workers to help with beautification projects including landscaping, grounds cleanup, and cleaning out transportation vans.

LCFS will supply any necessary equipment - we will supply the muscle power! Lunch and plenty of water will be provided. So bring an appetite for service and fun as we join together in putting “God’s Work. Our Hands.” into action! Sign up in the church lobby.

  • When: Saturday, October 21st from 11:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Where: Lutheran Child & Family Services, 1525 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
  • How to Participate: Sign-up using the golden sign-up sheet in the church lobby by Sunday, October 8th
  • What to Bring: Clothes you can get dirty, gloves, any light gardening equipment (shovel, spade, rake, push broom, etc)
  • T-shirts: Participants will receive a yellow “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Pilgrim t-shirt; all sizes available on a first-come, first-serve basis

“God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” was September 24th at Pilgrim, a day of service opportunities where our congregation participated in activities that benefit our surrounding community and deepen our connection to the world around us. 

Join us for a CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM on October 22 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Lunch will be provided and all Pilgrim members are invited to attend.  Pilgrim is in the process of updating its Constitution and Bylaws.  We will gather and discuss the ELCA Model Constitution for Congregations, and consider a draft that has been put forth by the constitution task force (Frank Bates, Mark Tisdale, Karin Veatch and John Williams). An FAQ document is now available in the church lobby. The draft constitution and summary document will be circulated shortly. Please sign-up to join us using the sheet is in the church lobby under the TV monitor.

Please note: Any new constitution will be voted upon by the congregation and we will not be holding a vote at this forum. Please consider attending the forum to listen, learn, share your thoughts and ask questions.  


Pilgrim members Carol and Dick Dahoney drove a van packed with member-donated cleaning supplies to Houston on September 18th (van donated by Bob and Karen Schumacher).  Carol and Dick now share the incredible story of their trip to Houston - and how God guided their journey to the very people in need of help. Click to read the report and view images from their trip: Hurricane Harvey Help Report 

Please continue to keep the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in your hearts and prayers. Questions? Contact Carol or Dick Dahoney


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