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

Our ALASKA MISSION FOR CHRIST team will be commissioned in both services on Sunday, May 31st. They will hold their annual Ice Cream Social and opportunity drawings between services. 

Alaska Mission Team in Pilot Station, 2014

Alaska Mission Team in Pilot Station, 2014


Our Kindergarten-4th grade students will share their voices in song at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, May 31st under the direction of teacher-extraordinaire, Karen Wetjen. Mrs. Wetjen will be retiring at the end of this school year and will be missed greatly. There will be a BBQ following the 10:45 service to honor her service to Christ and our school.

Karen Wetjen

We need relay team members! Join Pilgrim in supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Chula Vista for a 24-hour event on Saturday, June 27th. Team members are needed to sign up for a “shift” to keep our team walk going for 24 hours to raise funds for research to find cures for cancer. Click here to register online, then click on “Join a Team,” select “Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School.”

Relay for Life 2015

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This Week at Pilgrim


Click here for CURRENT EVENTS CALENDAR                                


SUNDAY, May 17                              

8:00 a.m.              Worship/Communion

9:30 a.m.              Bible studies (campus wide), Kids for Jesus Club (2nd grade classroom)

10:45 a.m.            Worship, Harbor Kidz

12:30 p.m.            “Celebrate Women” Luncheon, San Diego Country Club

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

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


MONDAY, May 18            

6:30 p.m.              Prescott Bible Study, Rumsch Parish Hall



4:30 p.m.              Evangelical Council

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

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



9:00 a.m.              School Chapel

10:00 a.m.            Prayer Quilting Group, Parish Hall

5:30 p.m.              Dinner for Bible Studies

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

6:30 p.m.              Discipleship Night Bibles Studies


THURSDAY, May 21         

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

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

7:00 p.m.               Support Group, SAC room

FRIDAY, May 22                 

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



8:00 a.m.              Women’s Christ Care, Ministry Center


SUNDAY, May 24                              

8:00 a.m.              Worship

9:30 a.m.              Bible studies (campus wide), Kids for Jesus Club (2nd grade classroom)

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

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

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

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