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

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT is coming Thursday, September 4th! Plan to meet in the sanctuary. Meet your student’s teacher, listen to plans for the school year and ask questions. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents!

Bible with Books and an Apple


Join Pilgrim Lutheran’s Connect & Unite youth groups for our beginning of the year kick-off with pizza, games, and a whole lot of fun! Scheduled for Saturday, September 13th from 6-8 p.m. in the Youth Room (basement). This event is for Middle School/High School (7th-12th grades).

Pizza Party Graphic

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry spreads gifts and the Gospel to children all over the world. Click here for more information about this ministry. We have a “packing day” scheduled for Saturday, November  1st. Look for more details to come and plan to participate!

Operation Christmas Child





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This Week at Pilgrim


SUNDAY, August 31

8:00 a.m.              Worship

9:30 a.m.              Bible Studies

10:45 a.m.           Worship

1:00 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish Service

6:30 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish Service

MONDAY, September 1


TUESDAY, September 2

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

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

WEDNESDAY, September 3

10:00 a.m.           Ladies Aid, Ministry Center

6:00 p.m.             Bible Studies

THURSDAY, September 4

6:30 p.m.             Back to School Orientation, meet in sanctuary

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

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

7:00 p.m.             Elders Meeting, Council Room

FRIDAY, September 5

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

9 p.m.-12 a.m.    Prayer Vigil, Sanctuary

SATURDAY, September 6

9:00 a.m.              Sisters in Christ, Ministry Center

10:00 a.m.           Prayer Quilt Ministry, Parish Hall

SUNDAY, September 7

8:00 a.m.              Worship/Communion

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

10:45 a.m.           Worship

10:45 a.m.           Harbor Kidz, meet in church

1:00 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

6:30 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

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