Cancellations

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 8/1/2021

Welcome to the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost! 

Here is the Bulletin, Sermon, and Link for the Service of the Word. 

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

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and guide you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 7/25/2021

Welcome to the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost! 

Here is the Bulletin, Sermon, and Link for the Service of the Word. 

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

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and guide you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 7/18/2021

Welcome to the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost! 

Here is the Bulletin, Sermon, and Link for the Service of the Word. 

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

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and bless you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 7/11/2021

Welcome to the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost! 

Here is the Bulletin, Sermon, and Link for the Service of the Word. 

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

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and bless you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 7/3/2021

Welcome to the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost!  Sorry, we do not have PDF copy of the sermon for this week. 

Here is the Bulletin and Link for the Service of the Word. 

< PDF Bulletin >                               <Service Link>

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and bless you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 6/27/2021

Welcome to the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost! 

Here is the Bulletin, Sermon, and Link for the Service of the Word. 

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

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and bless you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 6/20/2021

Welcome to the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost! 

Here is the Bulletin, Sermon, and Link for the Service of the Word. 

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

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to be with you and bless you in all things!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 6/13/2021

Welcome to the 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 Handout>                   <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to keep you in the faith by his Holy Spirit!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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UPDATE 6/11/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

We are very pleased to announce that on June 20 we will be returning to our old Sunday morning schedule

8:00     Early Service

9:30     Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

10:45   Late Service

No more sign-ups on Monday mornings!  

Also, there will be coffee, tea, milk, and donuts offered between the first service and Sunday School and Bible Class hour!  Both Adult Bible Classes will pick up where they left off.

During this time of transition, we will return to communion at the altar.  For the time being, a Pastor will distribute the host in your hand, and we will be using only individual cups.

Online services will continue as they have been, but there will no longer be online Bible Class.  Radio broadcasts will continue at WSOY 1340, after the 9 a.m. news on Sundays.

We are very grateful to our Lord Jesus Christ that what began as flattening the curve for a few weeks appears now to be over, and we can begin to move forward.  We trust that He has used all things for the good of His kingdom as he has promised in Scripture, and we are anticipating what is ahead in our loving Lord and Savior Jesus who died and rose for us!

May the Lord God continue to bless and guide us in all things to the glory of His Name!

Your Servants,

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 6/5/2021

Welcome to the Second 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 Jesus Christ continue to keep you in the faith by his Holy Spirit!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 5/30/2021

Welcome to our Service for Holy Trinity 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 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless you and keep you!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 5/23/2021

Welcome to our Service for 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 Holy Spirit comfort you with Jesus the Savior!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 5/16/2021

Welcome to our Service for The Seventh Sunday of Easter and Bible Class! 

First, the Service of the Word. 

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

Second, the Bible Class. 

<PDF Bible Class Notes>                <Bible Class Link>

May our resurrected Lord Jesus strengthen you with the hope of everlasting life!

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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UPDATE 5/14/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

As many of you already know, Illinois has entered the “bridge” phase, which is before what Illinois is calling “Phase 5.”  What this means for us is that we may increase our seating capacity.  Barring another surge of infections, or a downturn in other reopening metrics, Pritzker will allow the state to fully reopen June 11.  On the Illinois corona virus website, Phase 5 is partially defined in this way: “All sectors of the economy reopen with new health and hygiene practices permanently in place.  Large gatherings of all sizes can resume.”

On Thursday, May 13, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, announced the following during a White House briefing: “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing.”

This raises the question, “Who are fully vaccinated?”  According to the CDC,

“In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.”

The CDC also states: “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

For Pilgrim, those who are NOT fully vaccinated are required by the CDC to continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing at 6 feet and continue with the precautions already in place. Pilgrims who ARE fully vaccinated are no longer required by the CDS to wear masks or socially distance themselves.  This is in effect starting this Sunday, May 16th.

Now that our capacity limit has been expanded, our new Sunday morning schedule will begin on May 23rd, and is the following:

8             Service

9:15       Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

10           Service

11:15     Adult Bible Class

Please continue to sign up for Services and Bible Classes as you have been doing so on Monday mornings starting at 8 a.m.  Also, we will continue to be on the radio and online. 

Finally, if Governor Pritzker allows the state to full open on June 11, we will have no capacity limits, and if there are no new permanent health or hygiene practices that inhibit us from doing so, we will reopen Sundays to our pre-covid schedule on Sunday, June 20.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we are striving to do the best we can under the circumstances.  Please keep in mind that things are fluid right now and subject to governmental change.  We also are subject to insurance requirements.  We continue to monitor the situation.

May the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel of forgiveness be your comfort and hope!  We give Jesus thanks and praise that he has rescued us from our sin, this unbelieving world, death, and the devil to bring us into his great and glorious kingdom where the old order of things will pass away!

Yours, in Jesus who is our everything,

Pastor Brock and Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 5/9/2021

Welcome to our Service for The Sixth Sunday of Easter 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 bless you Jesus who is the resurrection and the life!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 5/2/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter and Bible Class! 

First, the Service of the Word. 

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

Second, the Bible Class. 

<PDF Bible Class Notes>                <Bible Class Link>

May the Holy Spirit continue to strengthen you and our Junior Confirmands through the means of grace!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 4/25/2021

Welcome to our Service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter and Bible Class! 

First, the Service of the Word. 

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

Second, the Bible Class. 

<PDF Bible Class Notes>                <Bible Class Link>

May the Holy Spirit continue to strengthen you through the Word!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 4/18/2021

Welcome to our Service for The Third Sunday of Easter and Bible Class! 

First, the Service of the Word. 

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

Second, the Bible Class. 

<PDF Bible Class Notes>                <Bible Class Link>

May the Holy Spirit continue to strengthen you through the Word!

Your Pastors

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Update 4/15/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

Some of you have already heard that Beth has tested positive for Covid.  She is doing great with few symptoms.  Lucas is fully recovered.  I have been tested twice and continue to be negative, but will remain under self-quarantine. 

Onsite Sunday services and adult Bible class will continue under Pastor Bill for the next two Sundays (April 18th and 25th), and there will be onsite Sunday School for the kids.  Also, onsite Midweek (with the exception of 8th grade confirmation) will resume on Wednesday, April 21st

Your prayers for my family are much appreciated!  Thank you! 

Yours, a servant of Jesus who rose from the dead that we might be certain of eternal life,

Pastor Brock

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 4/11/2021

We are happy to announce that we will be having onsite services and classes next Sunday, April 18th , assuming that everything continues to go well.  You may sign up by emailing or calling the office on Monday morning, April 12th, at 8 a.m.

The link for our Sunday morning service for this week is found below.  Unfortunately, we will do not have a Bible Class for this Week.

Welcome to our Service for the Second Sunday of Easter! 

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

In Jesus who rose from the dead so that we might live forever!

Your Pastors

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Update 4/5/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

Our Custodian, Lucas, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently at home recuperating with no complications so far.   Thank you for your prayers in advance. 

Sadly, we will not be able to have onsite services and classes on Sunday, April 11th or Midweek School on April 7th or 14th since staff and pastors have been exposed.  Midweek 8th grade confirmation class will be meeting through Zoom from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the Wednesdays of the 7th and the 14th.  There will be an online Sunday service for April 11th.  However, we will not be able to have online Bible Class this week.

Without going into all of the details, at this moment, it remains to be seen if we will be able to have onsite services and classes on April 18th.   We are hoping to do so.  We will announce whether or not on Saturday, April 10th through our website, Facebook, and prayer chain so that people may sign up on Monday morning if we can.

Words can hardly express how difficult it was to cancel Easter Services and Classes.  We are very grateful for your understanding, especially while seeing that many “others out there” are not consistent in applying the state, federal, and insurance guidelines. 

Thank you for your support.

With love in Christ and much appreciation,

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 4/4/2021

Welcome to our Service for Easter Sunday and Bible Class! 

First, the Service of the Word. 

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

Second, the Bible Class. 

<PDF Bible Class Notes>                <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus mightily bless your Easter Celebration!  He has risen! 

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters, 

UPDATE 4/3/2021

We need to let you know that we were informed that a non-member of Pilgrim was tested positive for Covid-19, and this non-member was around staff and pastors.  This non-member has NOT been at any of our Services or Bible classes.

It is with heavy hearts that we are required to cancel our onsite Sunday Easter Services, Bible Classes, and Sunday School. 

Our online Sunday Easter Service and Adult Bible Class will be available later today through the Pilgrim Website on the “Cancellations” page.  Also, you can listen to the Sunday service and sermon on the radio (1340 WSOY AM) after the 9 a.m. news and weather.

Sunday Services, Bible Class and Sunday School, and Midweek Classes are cancelled until further notice.  The Office is closed.  However, 8th grade confirmation class will be meeting through Zoom on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Finally, we intend to give you further updates when they arise through the Prayer Chain, Facebook, and our “Cancellations” page on our website:  https://www.pilgrimlutherandecatur.org/

Again, we are terribly disappointed that we are not able to have onsite Easter together, but we would rather be safe than potentially endanger fellow Pilgrims. 

He has risen!  This is the Day that the Lord has made!  Let us rejoice and be glad!

Blessed Easter to all of you!

Your Pastors

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UPDATE 4/2/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to our online Good Friday Service! 

Please Click on the following:      <Bulletin>            <Service Link>

May the Lord Bless your Holy Week!

Your Pastors

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UPDATE 4/1/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to our online Maundy Thursday Service! 

Please Click on the following: 

<Bulletin>            <Service Link>

May the Lord Bless your Holy Week!

Your Pastors

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UPDATE 3/28/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to our Service and Bible Class for Palm Sunday!

Please take the time, if you haven’t already done so, to read what is after the links.

First, the Service of the Word.

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

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Link>

We will have online and onsite services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Morning.  For all of our online services, you may find them on the “Cancellations” page of our website:  https://www.pilgrimlutherandecatur.org/

Maundy Thursday in-person Services at Pilgrim will be at 12 noon and 7 p.m.  You may email or call the church office to sign up on Monday, March 29th.

Good Friday in-person Services at Pilgrim will be at 12 noon and 7 p.m.  You may also email or call the church office to sign up on Monday, March 29th.

Finally, we will have in-person Easter Morning Services at 8, 10, and 12.  We will also have  Bible Class and Sunday School as we have been doing during the pandemic.  You may email or call the church office to sign up on Monday, March 29th.

May the Lord bless you during Holy Week!

Your Pastors

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UPDATE 3/26/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

We will have online and onsite services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Morning.  For all of our online services, you may find them on the “Cancellations” page of our website:  https://www.pilgrimlutherandecatur.org/

Maundy Thursday in-person Services at Pilgrim will be at 12 noon and 7 p.m.  You may email or call the church office to sign up on Monday, March 29th.

Good Friday in-person Services at Pilgrim will be at 12 noon and 7 p.m.  You may also email or call the church office to sign up on Monday, March 29th.

Finally, we will have in-person Easter Morning Services at 8, 10, and 12.  We will also have  Bible Class and Sunday School as we have been doing during the pandemic.  You may email or call the church office to sign up on Monday, March 29th.

May the Lord bless you during Holy Week!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 3/21/2021

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

First, the Service of the Word.

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

Second, the Bible Class.

<PDF Bible Class Notes>                <Bible Class Link>

We pray that our Lord Jesus Christ would strengthen you this day by the Holy Spirit!

Your Pastors

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Update 3/15/2021

Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

Sunday Services, Bible Classes, and Sunday School will resume on Sunday, March 21st.

You may email or call the office to sign up!

In Jesus who died for each and every one of our sins!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 3/14/2021

Please Note that we will RESUME Sunday Service and Bible Class Next Sunday, March 21st.  Also, we will be continuing with our online Service and Bible Class.

Welcome to our Service for The Fourth Sunday in Lent 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 by his Holy Spirit mightily bless you and keep you!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 3/8/2021

Please Note that we will NOT have an ONSITE Service and Bible Class Next Sunday, March 14th.  Both will be online.  Also, there will be no Midweek Classes on Wednesday, March 10th.

If everything goes well, as it has so far, the Office will be open on Monday, March 15th to make reservations, and we will return to onsite Services and Bible Classes on Sunday, March 21st.   Finally, Midweek School will begin again on Wednesday, March 17th.

May the Lord Be with You!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 3/7/2021

Please Note that we will NOT have an ONSITE Service and Bible Class Next Sunday, March 14th.  Both will be online.

If everything goes well, as it has so far, we will return to onsite Service and Bible Class on Sunday, March 21st.

Welcome to our Service for the Third Sunday in Lent and Bible Class!

First, the Service of the Word.

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

Second, the Bible Class.

<Bible Class Notes>                   <Bible Class Link>

May the Lord Jesus by his Holy Spirit mightily bless you and keep you!

Your Pastors

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

3/3/2021

We need to let you know that we were told today (Wednesday, March 3) that a member of Pilgrim tested positive for COVID-19 and had attended the 8 o’clock service and 9:15 Bible Class on Sunday, February 28th.  This member has been told to contact and inform anyone at Pilgrim where there might have been extended contact within six feet.

For those who attended all the other services and Bibles class, please keep in mind that both Sanctuary and All-Purpose Room were disinfected in between use.

Sunday Services, Bible Class and Sunday School, and Midweek Classes are cancelled until further notice.  The Office is closed.

We still intend to have an online Sunday Service and Bible Class for this coming Sunday.  Also, you can listen to the service and sermon on the radio (1340 WSOY AM) after the 9 a.m. news and weather.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and fear that this may cause.  We are very grateful that we have been extremely diligent in taking every precaution for this possibility.

If you wish to speak to one of the Pastors, you may call:

Pastor Brock 217 358 0133

Pastor Bill 217 358 0487

Finally, we intend to give you further updates when they arise through the Prayer Chain, Facebook, and our “Cancellations” page on our website:

https://www.pilgrimlutherandecatur.org/

May our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and comfort and strengthen you through his great and precious promises!

Your Servants,

Pastor Brock

Pastor Bill

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Dear Pilgrim Brothers and Sisters,

UPDATE 2/28/2021

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 Link>

May our Lord Jesus strengthen and guide you by the work of the Holy Spirit through the Scripture!

Your Pastors

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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