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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


Pilgrim Lutheran Church


The Elders and Pastor Mueller are hosting one hour workshops with all Pilgrim members to discuss and hear all voices on same gender marriage. The workshops are being conducted in May and June with each of the Pilgrim boards and activity groups. The Elders will also convene workshops after several services on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. You will be hearing soon from an Elder and/or your group leaders about your scheduled workshop. We look forward to your participation and feedback! Questions? Please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.


We will recognize our high school seniors and our college graduates on June 11th following the 9:30 AM service.  We are aware of our four high school seniors but if you have a child graduating from college or a child who has earned an advanced degree please contact     Debbie Collins in the church office at 317.846.2221 or to submit their name. We would like to include the names of all our students moving forward at this time.  Thank you for helping us make this a special day. Questions? Please email  Gloria Worth at


You are invited and encouraged to attend one of our New Member Orientation sessions in June. There are two options for attending and both sessions will be held after the 9:30 - 10:30 AM worship service on Sunday, June 4th and Sunday, June 11th. Each session will begin at approximately 10:45 AM. These sessions, led by Pastor Rudy and Pilgrim leadership, will be an opportunity to learn more about our congregation, ask questions you may have about Pilgrim or Lutheran doctrine and teaching, and, if you desire, to initiate membership in the congregation. Attending does not obligate you to become a member. If you have interest in attending or have questions, please email or phone the church office at 317.846.2221 or  .


On Monday, June 19th Pilgrim Men’s Chorus will be singing the National Anthem at the Indians’ Baseball game.  The game starts at 7:05 PM; they will be playing the Toledo Mud Hens. We have blocked 100 seats.  The tickets are $14.00 each.  Please sign up starting May 7th.  Signup sheet is on the credenza under the TV.  We are not doing on-line tickets this year as we were very scattered last year.  By doing this we can have a strong Pilgrim section – much more comradery.  Please make a check out to Pilgrim Lutheran Church and give it to Paul or Phyllis Swanson, or Gwen or Rich Knipstein no later than Sunday, June 4th.  We will pick up and pay for the tickets on June 5th and distribute them on Sunday, June 11th and 18thBUY ME SOME PEANUTS AND CRACKER JACKS - WELL ACTUALLY PEANUTS, POPCORN, AND HOT DOGS - FOR $1.00.  Wear your Pilgrim T-shirt if you have one, and if you do not please wear something red.  See you in the stands.  Let’s be 100 Strong for Pilgrim!  Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.


The next Super Senior Event is June 20th at noon!  Lunch will be provided.  Please sign up on the sheet on the credenza. Our Guest speaker will be our own Lynn Willis and his topic presentation will be: A Common-Sense Guide For The Selection and Use of Non-Prescription Medicines. Plan to attend the June 20th meeting of the Super Seniors group when Lynn Willis will give us the keys to making rational – and speedy decisions about over-the-counter medicines. You’ll be surprised at how easy it actually is to choose among all those products. We will suspend our meeting in July due to Vacation Bible School.  Watch future bulletins, Narthex TV, and the August Pilgrims Progress for information on  our August activity. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221


Saturday, August 12th -. Watch for sign up information.  We will be reserving tables. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221


Saturday, October 7th  - John Williams will be looking for team member to sign-up starting in June.  Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221




The Worship Committee and the Board of Elders have amended the summer worship schedule to enable families to spend more time together during the warm weather months. Beginning June 4, the second service will held at 9:30 AM rather than 10:45 AM. The first service schedule will remain unchanged at 8:00 AM. Pilgrim will resume the regular schedule with the second service at 10:45 AM in September. HAPPY SUMMER!


Jack Kelleher, son of Pilgrim members John and Kristen Kelleher and grandson of Dave and Marcia Runkel, was diagnosed with a glioma over the 2016 winter break. Jack is currently undergoing radiation treatment in Indianapolis for six weeks. Please keep Jack and his family in your hearts and prayers. You can learn more about Jack’s progress from the Kelleher family CaringBridge page: caringbridge.org/visit/wevegotyourbackjack.

The youth group has been united in prayer at a common time each day since learning of Jack's diagnosis. They invite the congregation to join them in prayer for Jack every night at 8:30 PM. Matthew 18:19-20 says, "When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Please join in prayer and let's use our Pilgrim Family to encircle Jack and his family in prayer. For more information, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.


The Nominating Committee is in search of a person to serve as Recording Secretary for the Board of Directors beginning July 1st. Please contact John Shilling with your interest or questions at 317-908-3047 or


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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