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

The church, school and preschool are currently engaged in a food drive to bolster the Helping Hands project in Chula Vista. You are welcome to contribute non-perishable foods through Thanksgiving!

Food Pantry

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry spreads gifts and the Gospel to children all over the world. Click here for more information about this ministry. Did you miss our packing day? No problem! We are accepting shoe box donations through November 24th! Here is info regarding our Relay Center hours.

Operation Christmas Child

Our Annual Christmas Bazaar is THIS SATURDAY! 2014 Bazaar Info

2014 Christmas Bazaar

Mrs. Barrett’s 7th/8th class is teaming up with Daydreams Ceramic Café to bring you a fun morning of creating your own personalized ornament to keep or give away as a special gift!  Join us in the Parish Hall on Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to Noon for lots of Christmas cheer!  A free will offering be asked for hot chocolate, coffee and the delicious goodies that will be available for your enjoyment!  Preordered ornaments to decorate will be $10/each.  Proceeds from this event will help send our 7th/8th grade class to Washington DC in May.  

Daydreams header 

Our Pilgrim Community is entered in the Chula Vista Starlight Parade! Please join us in walking the parade route with “La Posada” on Saturday, December 6th. Call or email the church office for more information.

Starlight Parade 


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This Week at Pilgrim


SUNDAY, November 16 

8:00 a.m.              Worship/Communion

9:30 a.m.              Bible Studies, Confirmation and Kids for Jesus Club

9:30 a.m.              Bazaar Planning Meeting, New Teacher’s Lounge

10:45 a.m.           Worship, Harbor Kidz

1:00 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

6-8:00 p.m.         “Unite” Youth Group, Youth Room (basement)

6:30 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

MONDAY, November 17

6:30 p.m.             Private Band Rehearsal

TUESDAY, November 18

4:30 p.m.             Evangelical Council, Ministry Center

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

6:30 p.m.             PTL Meeting, 8th Grade Classroom

7:00 p.m.             Vida Nueva Admin Meeting, Ministry Center

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

WEDNESDAY, November 19

5:30 p.m.             Dinner for Bible Studies, Parish Hall

6:00 p.m.             Discipleship Night and Bible Studies

6:00 p.m.             “Connect” Youth Group, Youth Room (basement)

THURSDAY, November 20

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

7:00 p.m.             Director’s Meeting, Council Room

7:00 p.m.             Estudio Biblico Vida Nueva, Parish Hall

FRIDAY, November 21

6:30 a.m.              Men’s Prayer Group, Ministry Center

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

SATURDAY, November 22

9:00-2:00              Annual Christmas Bazaar, Rumsch Parish Hall

SUNDAY, November 23 

8:00 a.m.              Worship

9:30 a.m.              Bible Studies, Confirmation and Kids for Jesus Club

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

1:00 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

2:00 p.m.             Quilts for Kids

3:00 p.m.             Private Anniversary Service, Sanctuary

6-8:00 p.m.         “Unite” Youth Group, Youth Room (basement)

6:30 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

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