What We Believe

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What is a “Lutheran” Christian?

First, let us point out that Lutherans are Christians first and Lutherans second. Jesus Christ died for humanity and rose from the dead. Martin Luther’s whole life pointed to that fact. At the heart of Lutheranism are three great theological themes that grew out of the 16th century Reformation which was led by Martin Luther.

Grace Alone is the concept that we are saved, not because of the good things we do, but solely because of God’s undeserved love and mercy for us in His son, Jesus Christ. Jesus died in our place for our sins and rose from the dead to give us life.

Faith alone is the concept that we cannot earn God’s love by
what we do; we can only receive His grace through faith, which trusts in the promises of God and clings for hope and comfort to the cross of Jesus Christ.

Scripture alone is the concept that the Bible is the only source and standard for Christian life and teaching. We find out who God is, what He has done for us, what He promises us, and what He expects us to do in the bible, all of which is God’s inspired and truthful Word to us.

The good news that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, died and rose to forgive our sins is the heart, core, and center of everything we Lutherans believe, teach and profess.

For more information about what our church body believes go to the official website for the

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Luther’s Small Catechism

Congregation Constitution and Bylaws

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Current Events

Jai in action           IMG_2903


After more than a year since their departure, Jai and Sarah Seelan have returned from India to share their experience.

Their first year of marriage has been spent on the mission field where the couple runs a sports and games ministry for slum children and youth. Learn first hand what God is doing in and through them where they live in Chennai, South India by attending their Dinner & Silent Auction Night held in the Parish Hall on Thursday, December 10th  from 6:30-8:30pm. Attendees will have the chance to bid on prize baskets including local handicrafts and textiles from India while they get an inside look into Masala Ministries. Invite family and friends to join in the festivities and bring awareness of the Gospel at work in South India. All proceeds go to Masala Ministries.

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This Week at Pilgrim


Click here for CURRENT EVENTS CALENDAR                                

SUNDAY, November 22  

8:00 a.m.              Worship

9:30 a.m.              Bible studies, KFJ Club

10:45 a.m.            Worship/Communion, Harbor Kidz

12:00 p.m.            “Unite” High School Youth, Youth Room (basement)

1:00 p.m.              Vida Nueva service (bilingual)

2:00 p.m.              Quilts for Kids, Parish Hall

6:30 p.m.              Vida Nueva service (Spanish)



6:30 p.m.              Prescott bible study, Parish Hall


TUESDAY, November 24

6:30 p.m.              Choir rehearsal, Ministry Center

6:30 p.m.              Worship Band Rehearsal, Sanctuary

7:00 p.m.              Support Groups, Parish Hall & Basement


WEDNESDAY, November 25      


THURSDAY, November 26             

10:00 a.m.            Thanksgiving Day Worship


FRIDAY, November 27                     

7:00 p.m.              Support Group, Parish Hall


SATURDAY, November 28

9:00 a.m.             Deck the Halls, (strong legs wanted)


SUNDAY, November 29  

8:00 a.m.              Worship

9:30 a.m.              Bible studies

10:45 a.m.            Worship, Harbor Kidz

12:00 p.m.            “Unite” High School Youth, Youth Room (basement)

 1:00 p.m.              Vida Nueva service (bilingual)

6:30 p.m.              Vida Nueva service (Spanish)

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