March 29, 2012
During Holy Week, Pilgrim offers worship services commemorating Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. Each event is different in tone, style, and presentation, but together they offer a rich opportunity to meditate on the meaning of salvation offered through Jesus Christ.
Passion Sunday, April 1 10:00 am Stories from the last week of Jesus’ life, including the Lord’s Supper served at tables. Music by the Pilgrim Choir, Bellissimo Handbell Choir, and Jack Bowman on organ.
Maunday Thursday, April 5 6:00 pm Evening meal with model Seder liturgy led by Rabbi David Steinberg of Temple Israel.
Good Friday, April 6 7:00 pm Tenebrae Service focusing on Jesus’ words from the cross, featuring the combined choirs of Glen Avon, Peace and Pilgrim churches.
Easter Party, April 7 10:00 am Fun for children and adults–egg hunt, crafts, photos with the Easter bunny, cookie decorating, etc.
Easter Worship 10:00 am Festive worship service with continental breakfast at 9:00 am
March 21, 2012
At Pilgrim, we recognize the importance of the children in our midst. As they arrive and become a part of our community, they challenge us, teach us, entertain us; strengthen us and sometimes even break our hearts. So when a family has a new child, whether by birth or adoption, our faith community gathers to celebrate and honor both the child and the child’s family. On Sunday, March 25, we will honor one such child and her family. Later this spring, we will be celebrating the safe arrival of three infants and the changes they are bringing to their families. Most of the children in our congregation are blessed with much of what they need, so we honor them by receiving gifts to be passed on to other children in our community. On March 25th, we are collecting new and gently used children’s books for Nettleton school as we celebrate one family and their newly arrived daughter.
March 12, 2012
At Pilgrim, we observe the 40 days before Easter with a special emphasis on faith development. This year we are reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Altar in the World. We have produced a companion journal with discussion questions and prayerful activities for each day during the season of Lent. Sunday morning worship services explore themes from Taylor’s book as well. In addition to individual study and prayer, congregants are encouraged to participate in a discussion group. Groups meet each Sunday morning at 9:00 and 11:20 and at noon on Thursdays. It’s never too late to join in.