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Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!  It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!  For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. [1]
 
Dear Pilgrim Family,

We pray this message finds you and yours doing well, staying safe and growing in faith.  It has been a while since we needed to update our Covid response but with today’s order by Governor Evers, “Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide,” we are required to wear masks in Church during Bible classes and services.  We must reach out and explain how this will work at Pilgrim.  Please know that first and foremost we thank you for your many prayers and continued support during these trying times and we know that you will continue to do both as you are able. 
We know that some of you have been wearing a mask all along and some of you are not able to wear a mask due to health concerns, so we will continue to practice social distancing as possible, and adhere to the executive order, to the best of our ability.  Please, note that Governor Evers and the Department of Health states, “What do I do if I see someone not wearing a mask, even though they should be? Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face-covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your mask and stay six feet away.” (Face Covering FAQ).

So, as of Saturday, August 1st we are asking for you if you can wear a mask for Bible Classes and Church services.  The pastors will not be wearing a mask while conducting the service, teaching, or preaching but will be wearing a mask during the distribution of the Lord’s Supper or whenever we are not able to maintain at least six feet distance. 
We know that many do not feel safe at this time returning to public services and we will continue to respect your choice.  We miss seeing you in person but know our prayers are with you even as we believe you are praying for us.  We pray you will continue to join us either online or on local West Bend channel Cable for the services. 

This is certainly a difficult time for all of us as we strive to use our God-given wisdom to make the choice that is best for each person, family, and Pilgrim.  Please know your pastors are willing to come and bring the Lord’s Supper to those who desire and are comfortable with our coming or you could make an appointment and come to us. 

As we strive to seek to do everything safely and in good order, know we value your input, so some of these practices may change a few times before we return to normal.  We thank you again for your continued prayers and support.  Let us all continue to bear with one another in love as we move forward seeking to dwell in unity in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
Pastors and Boards of Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church 
 

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ps 133:1–3). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession
Member Congregation of The
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

We preach Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Our Confession

Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Our congregation's doctrine and practice declare unreserved allegiance to the Scriptures (all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments of The Holy Bible) and to the Lutheran Confessions.

Pilgrim accepts the Scriptures as the inspired and inerrant Word of God and the only rule of faith and life. Through Scripture, we learn about the marvelous gift of salvation and forgiveness that God has offered to all people through His own son's death and resurrection.

Pilgrim accepts the Lutheran Confessions, articulated in the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, as found in the Book of Concord of the year 1580, are a true exposition of Holy Scripture. These Symbolic Books are the three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian), The Unaltered Augsburg Confession, The Apology (defense) of the Augsburg Confession, The Smalcald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, The Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, and The Formula of Concord.

Learn more here: Our Confession
 

Education

We exhort all people to a lifelong pursuit of Christian Education. There is no graduation; we all must continue in our education... reading, praying, studying, singing, learning, worshiping... of the Word of God. We therefore offer multiple educational opportunities in addition to the Divine Services held on Thursday and Sunday. To learn more, click on the buttons below. You can view the current class details by clicking on the buttons below.

 

Adult Bible Study    Adult Catechesis 

Sunday School    Youth Catechesis    Vacation Bible School

Contribute

Through Christ's words and actions, God's people are taught to be servants of Him and His people. He has given each of us various talents, skills, abilities, and resources that enable us to serve Him and one another in mercy and love. There are numerous ways to volunteer your gifts at Pilgrim and in the community.
 
 
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Calendar/ News

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The Lord is doing remarkable things through His church. To find out more about what is happening at Pilgrim, check out our online calandar and read through our monthly congregational newsletter: The Pilgrim Herald. 

Online Calendar   Our online calendar has up-to-date information regarding upcoming events at Pilgrim. 

Printable Calendar  Our printable calendar includes all church events as published in The Pilgrim Herald. 


The Pilgrim Herald   The Pilgrim Herald is our monthly newsletter. It inclues an article from one of our pastors, congregational news and reports, monthly calendar, communal prayers, and various articles concerning worship, missions, catechesis, synod news, and seminary news.
 

SERMONS

Take our Sunday sermons on the go with our sermon audio files. These sermons come in an mp4 format so that you can put them on your iPod, phone or computer so that you can meditate on God's Word where ever you may be.

Audio Sermons

WORSHIP


God’s love, His forgiveness of our sins, and His gift of salvation is most clearly demonstrated in the Divine Service. In the Divine Service, God, through His undershepherds (pastors), distributes His gifts of Word and Sacrament to His people. At Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church, God's people gather together for the Divine Service three times a week. These services follow the historic liturgy,  published in the Lutheran Service Book (Concordia Publishing House, 2006). The historic liturgy and it's traditional practices have been passed down from the saints before us. It is nothing other than Scripture through and through, in fact, most of the liturgy is direct citations from The Holy Bible. We extend our warmest invitation to you and your family to join us:

Sundays at 8:00 a.m. - Divine Service
Sundays at 10:30 a.m. - Divine Service
Thursdays at 7:00 pm - Divine Service

Pilgrim is located at 462 Meadowbrook Drive, West Bend, WI 53090. (Click on our address to view our location on Google Maps.)

If you are unable to attend our services, you can to join us through the live stream of our 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning service. You can also view any of our prerecorded services on our YouTube Channel

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