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Pilgrim Lutheran Church
LADIES NITE OUT
The June Pilgrim Ladies Nite out is Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 PM. Please plan to join us at the new Firebirds Restaurant, which is located on the corner of 96th Street and Meridian Street. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.
SAME GENDER MARRIAGE WORKSHOPS
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 held in 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.
CONNER PRAIRIE CONCERT – THE BEATLES
Saturday, August 12th -. Watch for sign up information. We will be reserving tables. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221
GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS.
SUNDAY SUPPORT FOR OUR LOCAL GENNESARET FREE CLINICS - “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” will be September 24th, a day of service opportunities where our congregation will participate in activities that benefit our surrounding community and deepen our connection to the world around us. As preparation for “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday”, we need your help to collect items to prepare “hygiene kits” for our local Gennesaret Free Clinics. Our goal is to collect enough items to create 200 kits! Items needed include: Toothpaste, Toothbrush (singles), Dental floss, Soap bars, Shampoo, Razors (disposable singles), Deodorant. All items should be travel size (i.e. small) and can be purchased at local Walmart, Target or similar stores. Donated items can be deposited in the specially marked collection bin in the church lobby located under the donuts table near the monitor screen. All donations must be received by Sunday, September 17, 2017. Then, join us on Sunday, September 24th after 10:45 AM worship to help assemble kits in quart-sized zip-lock bags. Questions? Contact Dan Murphy, Mark Tisdale or Carol Dahoney.
OCTOBERFEST - OLD FASHIONED BASEBALL GAME
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
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
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 on Sunday, August 6th.
WORSHIP SCHEDULE BACK TO 10:45 AM on AUGUST 6th
Pilgrim will resume the regular worship schedule with services at 8:00 am and 10:45 am beginning Sunday, August 6. We had planned to resume the 10:45 am late service around Labor Day, but many families have school starting in early August, and we want to help families get back into the normal routine of worship, Sunday School, soccer, school, life, etc. Please mark your calendars with the second service starting at the regular 10:45 am time beginning August 6.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO PILGRIM'S FOOD PANTRY
For many years, Pilgrim has sponsored an in house food pantry serving those in need in our community. In partnership with the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank, we began fully stocking our shelves in 2015 while supporting them with volunteer hours and monetary gifts. Unfortunately, we began to notice the gifts we offered were being misused at times, and the safe and equitable distribution of goods was hard to maintain. In January of 2017 we changed our hours from open when the church office was staffed to set hours to provide more personalized service and ensure fair distribution. Since enacting these new procedures, we have seen a dramatic drop in people using our pantry to the point where continuing to staff it was not a good use of resources. We have decided to close our pantry at this time.
As children of Christ, we continue to be committed to helping those in need. We have an opportunity to assist children in Hamilton County who would normally receive free and reduced lunches during the school year. Throughout the summer, organizations in Carmel, Noblesville, and Fishers will be packing boxes for families which will include food to make breakfast and lunch. These boxes will be picked up at various locations in Hamilton County by families normally served in school. There are several opportunities to support this mission. First, specific food donations are being accepted (see full list on back of sheet). Donations can be brought to Pilgrim’s pantry and will be delivered to HCHFB. Second, monetary donations can be made to support this program. Log on to www.hchfoodbank.org/online-giving for more information. Third, volunteers are needed in various areas. Check the HCHFB website at www.hchfoodbank.org/volunteer to see where you might be able to serve.
~ Thank you for your continued support of our neighbors in need! Pilgrim Social Ministry Committee
PRAYERS FOR JACK
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.
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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