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 La Posada event is coming up this Saturday, December 20th, beginning at the Pilgrim campus at 6:00 p.m. Join us with Mary & Joseph as we celebrate an age-old tradition of searching for “a room at an inn” in our neighborhood. This event culminates with a grand fiesta in the courtyard, with food, activities for children, and pinatas!

La Posada bulletin photo

The Homeless Outreach Ministry will be hitting the streets of Chula Vista to spread Christmas cheer, food and essential items to our less fortunate brothers and sisters on Sunday, December 21st.  Meet in the Parish Hall at noon. Blankets, jackets and “blessing bags” are welcome donations!


Christmas Eve Worship

5:00 p.m.       Family Worship, Band led

11:00 p.m.      Traditional Candlelight Worship (organ/choir)

Christmas Day      10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Black and White Nativity Window with Star

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This Week at Pilgrim


Click here for CURRENT EVENTS CALENDAR                                

SUNDAY, December 21 

8:00 a.m.              Worship/Communion

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

10:45 a.m.           Worship, Harbor Kidz

1:00 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

3:00 p.m.             Private Event, sanctuary

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

6:30 p.m.             Vida Nueva Spanish service

MONDAY, December 22

7:00 p.m.             Choir Rehearsal for Spreckels Event, 1st Methd. in the Valley

TUESDAY, December 23

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

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

WEDNESDAY, December 24

5:00 p.m.             Family Worship, band led

11:00 p.m.           Traditional Candlelight Worship, organ/choir

THURSDAY, December 25

10:00 a.m.           Christmas Worship

FRIDAY, December 26

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

SATURDAY, December 27


SUNDAY, December 28 

10:00 a.m.           Worship

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

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