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PILGRIM'S PROGRESS NEWSLETTER

Our journey together is alive! Pilgrim's Progress is our monthly newsletter and assists all of us in our walk of faith - what's happening at our church and what's happening with all of us worshiping at Pilgrim. Read this month's newsletter


UPCOMING PILGRIM EVENTS

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

 

SAVE THE DATE

On January 21 we will have a special Voters' Meeting to vote on a candidate for our new pastor. The candidate was unanimously approved by the call committee and the board of directors.  The candidate will preach that Sunday.  We plan to have a pitch-in breakfast along with a question and answer session from 9:00-10:30 AM.  The Voters' Meeting will follow the 10:45 AM service and start at 12:00 PM.  It is very important that we have robust attendance at the meeting.  Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221

MEET THE CANDIDATE

Pitch-In Brunch to meet the candidate on January 21, 2018 we will have a pitch-in brunch from 9:00-10:30 AM to meet the pastoral candidate.  The blue sign-up sheets are on the credenza under the TV.  Please sign up if you plan to attend, and note how many are  in your group.  There are also sign up sheets by indicating what food item you will be bringing. The congregational meeting/vote will take place after the 10:45 AM service.  Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221.

THANK YOU LUNCHEON

Pitch-in luncheon to say thank you to Pastor Rudy on January 28, 2018. There will be a pitch-in luncheon to say thank you to Pastor Rudy for his very dedicated service to the Pilgrim family over the past year.  That will be his last Sunday with us, as he is retiring. White sign-up sheets are on the credenza under the TV.  Like the event on the 21st, please sign up if you plan to attend and note how many in your group.  Congregational Life will provide the ham and we are asking that you please sign up to bring a food item.  Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221.

LADIES NITE OUT

A new year and a new place to gather for our Pilgrim Ladies Nite Out. On Tuesday, January 23rd, we will gather in Carmel at Bar Louie, located at 1111 West Main Street, at Old Meridian, in Olivia.  We will meet at 6:30 pm, plan to start out your new year with us, seen you then! Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

Our Forefathers in the Christian Faith Bible Class, Heroes of the Church. Welcome to this series of “Heroes of the Church.” Actually, as we know, there are many, many heroes beginning in the O.T. and N.T.—God has blessed His Church bountifully. But we will limit this series to the history of the Church beginning in the 4th century to the recent past. The heroes we will have time to present are St. Augustine, St. Francis, Martin Luther, Soren Kierkegaard, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Jan. 28, 2018—Class 1 St. Augustine: (354-430 A.D.)

  1. Why is St. Augustine so important to the Christian Church? Why is he regarded as one of its great heroes?
  2. Augustine’s Early Life
  3. Augustine’s Personal Conversion (386 A.D.)
  4. Augustine’s writing of the Confessions (397-98 A.D.)
    1. Dual meaning: 1) admission of guilt 2) Act of praise.  References to the Trinity (summary and quotes)

TENDERLOIN TRAIL

HEY MEN The 2018 Tenderloin Trail is commencing. Let's start off the year by joining for lunch Friday, Jan. 26th, 11:30 am, at the Grand Junction Brew Pub, 110 S. Union St., Westfield. We'll have our own separate room. Let's keep up the great turnouts we've been having. Any questions, or need a ride, contact me (or text me)  at 317-402-2896, or  Please let me know one way or the other if you're able to attend. The link below will give you more information about the menu, and directions. https://grandjunctionbrewing.com/

BENEFACTION GRANT REQUEST TIME

Benefaction Grant Request Forms are available upon request from the church office. Please call 846-2221 or email if you would like a copy of  the form. The grant request deadline is February 15, 2018. All grant requests must be sponsored by a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE IN LOBBY

Please pick up your copy of the new 2017 Pilgrim Lutheran Church Members & Friends Directory in the church lobby. The directories are labeled and alphabetized by household name. Please locate and take home your labeled copy today! Questions? Contact Mark Tisdale at .  Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221.

LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA

The “Sacred Threads” group took on these simple design dresses as a project for November, December, and January. We have joined others from the international community who hope to plant in the hearts of young girls a sense of worthiness. Since the project was started dresses have been delivered to multiple countries in Africa with an emphasis on clean water, primary education, and the building of community. We feel that with these dresses we plant hope; God will send the harvest.  Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221.

 PILGRIM GARDEN UPDATE

Although it’s cold outside, we’re already gearing up for our 1st season of vegetable gardening at Pilgrim! In order to limit startup costs, we are looking for donations of hand tools to help us with the upcoming and future gardening seasons. Do you have spare tools lying around your garage that you use infrequently? For example; hoes, shovels, rakes, trowels, weeders, etc. would be very much appreciated. You can drop them off at church; there will be a labelled bin in the narthex. Thanks so much. Contact the church office with any questions at 317.846.2221.

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PILGRIM LIBRARY PROGRAM

Did you know that Pilgrim has a beautiful library full of books, magazines and DVDs for all ages? Come on up to the library, located on the 2nd floor (just outside of the choir loft) and check out a book or two! When you return the books, sign up to win a $10 gift card in our monthly drawing! The more books you read, the more chances to win! For more information, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.


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