Cancellations

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 2/20/2021

Welcome to our Service for The First Sunday in Lent and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                <PDF Sermon >                  <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Outline>                      <Bible Class Link>

May our Lententide meditations strengthen you in Jesus and the forgiveness of sins!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Update 2/17/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

We pray that this online Ash Wednesday Service will be a blessing to all!

Here is the bulletin

Please click on link:  https://youtu.be/eIvrO_1vmzg

May the Lord strengthen and guide us all during this Lententide!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 2/14/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Transfiguration of our Lord and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                         <PDF Sermon >                         <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

In the name of Jesus who was Transfigured before Peter, James, and John that we may know he is the Son of God and our Savior!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 2/7/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                     <PDF Sermon >                     <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Outline>           <Bible Class Link>

May the Holy Spirit comfort you and guide you in the Name of Christ our Savior!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 1/31/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                     <PDF Sermon >                     <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

In Jesus who Rose from the dead that we might Rise with Him!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 1/24/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                               <PDF Sermon >                               <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Outline>                      <Bible Class Link>

In Jesus who has revealed the depths of his love in the forgiveness of sins!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 1/17/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany and Bible Class!  We are sorry to say that we had technical difficulties with our sound system this week.  Consequently, the audio will not have the quality as in the past.  There will be a difference between when the pastors speak and the hymns.  We hope to have this corrected for next week.

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                               <PDF Sermon >                     <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 1/10/2021

Welcome to our Service for the First Sunday after the Epiphany and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                         <PDF Sermon >                         <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Outline>                      <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord strengthen you this day with His Saving Word of Jesus and Forgiveness!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 1/03/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Second Sunday After Christmas and Bible Class!  We hope that you are doing well in the New Year!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >               <PDF Sermon >              <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

In Jesus who is with us always to the very end of the age!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/31/2020

Welcome to our New Year’s Eve Service!  The Service will be available today at Noon.

< PDF Bulletin >                               <Service Link>

We pray that the service will be a blessing to you as we prepare for another year in our Savior Jesus!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE NEW YEARS SERVICE

We are sorry that our decision not to read the names of Pilgrims who have passed this last year has been interpreted as dishonoring their memory.  Perhaps our saying that the service will be abbreviated has led some to think that we don’t have the time read their names.  Neither is the case.  Privacy is the issue.

Despite the fact that the obituaries are online, we felt that there would be some who would not want names mentioned in the service online.  In the past, we have been rebuked for praying for people in regular services without family permission.  We have been so pressed for time during the Christmas Season that we didn’t even think to contact the families to get their permission.

We will contact the families and re-record the service.  If we are unable to track down family members, their names will not be mentioned in the internet service.

Thank you for your understanding,

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/29/2020

We hope that all of you had a blessed Christmas celebration!  Hard to believe that we are on the cusp of 2021.

Since we will not be having an in-person New Year’s Eve Service, we will be posting one online.  It will be available for you to watch on Thursday, December 31st at 12 noon.  Since we are posting it online, it will be abbreviated and will not list the names of Pilgrims who have gone on to glory in this past year.

We pray that the service will be a blessing to you as we prepare for another year in Jesus!  Every day we look up with anticipation of his second coming and we continue to bear witness to his saving name!  May we be found in true repentance and the forgiveness of sins!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/27/2020

Welcome to our Service for the First Sunday After Christmas and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                        <PDF Sermon >                         <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Outline>                      <Bible Class Link>

Blessed Christmas!

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/24/2020

Welcome to our Christmas Service!

Please note that you will not be able to watch this service until Thursday, December 24th after 12 noon.

Click on the following link:            <Christmas Service Link>

<Bulletin>

In Jesus who was born to live, suffer, and die for us!

May Your Christmas be Blessed in Christ our Savior!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/20/2020

Welcome to our Service for Advent 4 and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                         <PDF Sermon >                         <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus bless us as we prepare to celebrate his birth!

Yours Servants,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/17/2020

This is to announce that we will be having in-person Christmas Services on Thursday, December 24th.  The first service will be at 12 noon, and the second will be at 7 p.m.

If you cannot make the in-person services, there will be one online.  You will be able to reach the link through our “Cancellations” page at https://www.pilgrimlutherandecatur.org/

You may sign up for the in-person services by contacting the Church office and making reservations on Monday, December 21st no earlier than 8 a.m.  All must sign up including Sunday School teachers and parents of Sunday School students.

May the Lord bless us all as we consider the birth of the One who gave us new birth!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/13/2020

Welcome to our Service for Advent 3 and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                         <PDF Sermon >                         <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Outline>                      <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus bless us as we prepare to celebrate his birth!

Yours Servants,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 12/6/2020

Welcome to our Service for Advent 2 and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                          <PDF Sermon >                          <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus bless us as we prepare to celebrate his birth!

Yours Servants,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 11/29/2020

Welcome to our Service for Advent 1 and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                          <PDF Sermon >                          <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Handout>                   <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus bless us as we prepare to celebrate his birth!

Yours Servants,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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UPDATE 11/27/2020

THE SUNDAYS OF ADVENT

IT’S GOOD TO BE WHO WE ARE!

Advent I                            So Much To BE Thankful For!                           I Thessalonians 3:9-13

Advent II                           Where Our Partnership Takes Us             Philippians 1:2-11

Advent III                          Reasons To Sing and Rejoice                     Zephaniah 3:14-20

Advent IV                          Blessed Beyond This World’s Wisdom     St. Luke 1:39-45

Dear Pilgrims,

Lift your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner, but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.  (Is. 51:6),

It’s obvious, isn’t it?  This world is well on the way to the last moment.  Wearing out!  Will vanish like smoke!

God’s righteousness is granted to us through faith in Christ.  His salvation for His people “will be forever.”  Once again, the Advent Season will impress upon us the wonders of God’s love in Christ.

We will continue with the three services and Bible studies on Sunday.  Remember to call for a reservation.   For those who will remain at home, the services will continue on-line and on the radio.  There will be information to follow concerning Christmas.

Love and Blessings to All,

Your Pastors

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UPDATE 11/25/2020

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

We give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for you and continue to pray for you that he would always guide and strengthen you in everything!

It is our hope that your Thanksgiving Day will be a joyful celebration, despite those things that attempt to take the joy out.  We give thanks to God for all that he so freely gives us.  He provides for our many needs, both physically and spiritually.  Especially, are we thankful for Jesus and his sacrifice and that he has brought us together here at Pilgrim to know and grow in him until we are with him forever.

While we cannot be together this year, we are posting a Thanksgiving Day service.  It should be ready to watch by this evening.  Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/Z7J3_iswmU0

We pray that this will be a blessing to you!  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good!  His steadfast love endures forever!

Your Servants,
Pr. Bill and Pr. Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 11/22/2020

Please come back next week for our Thanksgiving Day Worship Service!  It should be uploaded and ready to view by Wednesday evening!

Welcome to our Service for The Last Sunday of the Church Year and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                          <PDF Sermon >                          <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.  Please NOTE that we are sorry to announce that due to technical difficulties we will only be able to provide an audio of the class for this week.

<Bible Class Link>

May the Lord comfort and console you in his gospel of forgiveness and eternal life!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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UPDATE 11/17/2020

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

As many of you know, the Macon County Health Department is asking churches to be virtual at least through January 15 as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.  Meanwhile, nothing has changed on the Illinois Department of Public Health website regarding faith-based organizations.

Since June, we have been offering in-person services with the highest possible regard for safety.  We have been following the Illinois Department of Health guidelines for faith-based organizations.  Also, our members have been incredibly cooperative and have been very careful to abstain from coming to church when they do not feel well.  They follow all the rules when they are here.  We have not had a known incident where someone with Covid-19 has attended any of our services or classes.

Consequently, we have decided to continue to hold our in-person services and classes unless something indicates that we should do otherwise.  So, nothing will change with what we are presently doing.

We will monitor the situation in Macon County and in our own parish.  We will for now refrain from expanding our in-person opportunities.

For those of you who would like to give thanks to God for his gifts, especially for the forgiveness of sins in the blood of Jesus, we will be offering an online Thanksgiving service in which you will be able to find on our PLC website.  We will not be conducting in-person or online Midweek Advent services due to logistics.

Again, everything else will continue as it has since June.  To repeat what we have repeatedly said, it is recommended by many public guidelines that people who are older, or who have medical conditions should avoid a congregate setting.  You are not sinning against God if you choose not to come, nor will your pastors be hurt or think less of you.  Again, there is no reason why you should feel guilty if you choose not to attend.  Go with your “gut,” while understanding that there are no guarantees in Scripture that church going Christians are immune from catching COVID-19 and dying.

Beloved, we pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your souls!  We send you our love and prayers in Christ, who shed his blood, died, and rose from the dead and ascended into heaven that we might rise and live with him in his eternal kingdom!

Your Servants,

Pr. Brock and Pr. Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 11/15/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                          <PDF Sermon >                          <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.  Please NOTE that we are sorry to announce that due to technical difficulties we will only be able to provide an audio of the class for this week.

<Bible Class Handout>                   <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord comfort and console you in his gospel of forgiveness and eternal life!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 11/08/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                        <PDF Sermon >                        <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

May the Lord comfort and console you in his gospel of forgiveness and eternal life!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 11/01/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Reformation and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                          <PDF Sermon >                          <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Handout>                   <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord continue to Guide and Protect you in every way!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 10/25/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                          <PDF Sermon >                          <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

May the Lord continue to Guide and Protect you in every way!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Bill and Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 10/18/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                    <PDF Sermon >                      <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class PDF>                            <Bible Class Link>

We pray that you are doing well, and that you are remaining strong in God’s Word!

May He continue to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 10/11/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                   <PDF Sermon >                    <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

We pray that you are doing well, and that you are remaining strong in God’s Word!

May He continue to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 10/4/2020

Welcome to our Service for The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

< PDF Bulletin >                     <PDF Sermon >                     <Service Link>

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class PDF>                            <Bible Class Link>

We pray that you are doing well, and that you are remaining strong in God’s Word!

May He continue to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!

Your Pastors