Cancellations

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