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Pilgrim Lutheran Church
LADIES NITE OUT
We will be gathering on Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30 PM for food, drinks and best of all friendship and fellowship. We will meet at the Stompin' Barley in Carmel, which is located at 14560 River Road in Carmel. This is on the south west corner of 146th Street and River Road behind the Rickers Gas Station. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.
SAME GENDER MARRIAGE WORKSHOPS
HOLY CONVERSATIONS on Same-Gender Marriage: Two conversations have been scheduled in the series of Same-Gender Marriage Workshops. These are for folks who have not been able to attend one of the previously scheduled workshops. The Elders and Pastor Mueller will lead the conversations on Sunday, July 30, at 10:45 AM; and on Sunday, August 6, at 9:15 AM. If you have already attended one of these workshops, you are, of course, welcome to attend; but you do not need to attend if you have already participated in a previous workshop. We look forward to your participation and feedback. Questions, please contact the church office at 317.846.2221.
SUPER SENIORS LUNCHEON—TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th AT NOON
Come and enjoy fellowship with other seniors. Lunch will be provided. After lunch we will adjourn to the choir loft where Sarah Williams will share her incredible talent with us 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. Unfortunately, the list is longer than we will have time for but hopefully we will have another opportunity to “Make a Joyful Noise”. and get to sing more of these favorites. Please sign up on the sheet on the credenza under the TV by Sunday, August 13. We encourage you to invite friends. If you would like to attend but need transportation, please note the sign-up sheet with your telephone number and we will call and make arrangements to pick you up. Questions, please contact Carol Dahoney.
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.
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
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.
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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