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Pilgrim Lutheran Church
SUPER SENIORS LUNCHEON—TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th AT NOON
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE - Come and enjoy fellowship with other seniors. Lunch will be provided for a $5.00 contribution to help defray the cost of the luncheon. After lunch we will adjourn to the choir loft where Sarah Williams will share her incredible talent by giving us a demonstration on how she and our new organ create all its many and varied sounds that make the beautiful music we are now hearing each Sunday. She will then lead us in a hymn sing of some of our favorite hymns. In addition to hearing our beautiful organ, we will be blessed with a brief commentary on each hymn by Pastor Paul Schumacher. Unfortunately, the list you all provided is longer than we will have time for, but hopefully we will have another opportunity to “Make a Joyful Noise” and sing more of your favorites. Please sign up on the sheet on the credenza under the TV by Sunday, August 13th. We encourage you to invite friends. If you would like to attend but need transportation, please note this on the sign-up sheet with your telephone number and we will call and make arrangements to pick you up. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.
LADIES NITE OUT
We will gather at 6:30 PM on Tuesday August 29th at the Tiger Lily Restaurant, located at 1146 West 86th Street. The Tiger Lily is location east of Ditch Road and on the north side of 86th Street.
SERVICE OF DEDICATION FOR OUR NEW ORGAN
Join us on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 PM for a service of dedication for our new organ. Within our evening prayer format we will bless the organ for use in our ministry. Our liturgy and hymns (and special organ music) will all celebrate the organ. This service may be a bit longer than our usual Wednesday worship – around 45 minutes. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.
CALLING ALL SINGERS
Pilgrim’s Adult Choir will soon reconvene. If you love to sing and would like to help lead worship, consider joining the choir. We welcome singers of all ability levels. Being able to read music is helpful. Our first rehearsal is Thursday, Sept. 14th, 7-8:30 PM in the choir room (upstairs across from the elevator.) We meet Thursdays through the school year, and sing most Sundays at 10:45 worship, and the 2nd Sunday of every month at 8 AM worship. Contact Sarah Williams if you’re interested at . We are a friendly bunch of Lutherans and singing in choir is a great way to get involved at Pilgrim and make a joyful in-tune noise for the Lord!
GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. SUNDAY - PILGRIM SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
“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. These service activities are early opportunities to get involved. Watch for more opportunities in the weeks to come!
HAND OUT WATER FOR A GREAT CAUSE
Here is an easy and fun opportunity to serve our community while also supporting an important community fundraiser. We are looking for 12 volunteers to man water stations at the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank 2nd Annual Blackhawk Winery 10K, 5K and Family Walk event.
• When: Saturday, September 16th; race starts at 3:00 PM (volunteers should arrive early)
• Where: Blackhawk Winery, 28153 W. Ditch Rd., Sheridan, IN
• How to Participate: Sign-up using the golden sign-up sheet in the church lobby on the credenza under the TV monitor by Sunday, Sept 3rd; we need 12 eager volunteers!
• Questions: Talk to Mark Tisdale or contact him at 440.479.4783 or .
SUPPORT GENNESARET FREE CLINICS
In preparation for “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday”, we started collecting items prepare “hygiene kits” for our local Gennesaret Free Clinics. Thank you all for your generous donations! But we still need more.
Our goal is to collect enough items to create at least 200 kits! Items needed include:
• Toothbrush (singles)
• Dental floss
• Soap bars
• Razors (disposable singles)
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.
NEPAL IN NOVEMBER
ServLife International, one of our mission partners, invites you to join them in Nepal this November. Registration is open for the team that will lead Vacation Bible Schools for children in Kathmandu and west Nepal.
Make a difference in the lives of children in Nepal as you experience a once in a lifetime trip to the other side of the world. The trip runs from November 8-19, 2017 and the $3,300 cost covers airfare, lodging, meals, in-country transportation, VBS materials and more. ServLife helps you raise support for your trip through your own dedicated web page. Go to https://servlife.org/vision-trip/ for all the details and to register. A deposit of just $100 secures your place on the team.
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
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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