November 19, 2012
This week, Channel 7, Duluth’s Public Access Television Channel will broadcast the Mozart Requiem as presented at Pilgrim on November 4th. Members of Pilgrim, Peace, Glen Avon and First Lutheran church choirs sang. Soloists were Sarah Lawrence, Sarah Knott, Cal Metts and Elias Mokole. Members of the DSSO played and the entire performance was directed by Dr. Jack Bowman. The performance was made possible by the Julia Marshall Gift Trust and served as a benefit for CHUM. More than $7000 was raised by the audiences at the two performances.
Pilgrim will celebrate Thanksgiving on Tuesday evening, November 20th, at an interfaith service to be held at First United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.. This is a long standing tradition of community thanksgiving.
Members of the congregation will cook and serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 21st for members and guests of the Harmony Club, located on East Superior Street.
On Sunday, November 25th, at 10:00 a.m., Pilgrim will observe Thanksgiving in the Sunday morning service. Come join us for traditional Thanksgiving hymns, prayers, and readings.
November 12, 2012
November is a season of generosity at Pilgrim. Our stewardship campaign is underway and includes several significant celebrations. On November 11 is The Great Gift Exchange. During coffee hour, talk with persons active in various Pilgrim ministries. Figure out where you’d like to be involved. There are Shared Ministry forms available by which to register your interest in particular areas of our congregation’s life.
On November 18 we will celebrate the conclusion of our Stewardship Drive for 2013. Each November, we ask members to pledge what they anticipate giving to support the work of the congregation the following year. This year we are asking for pledges to both the operating expenses of the church and our capital needs. In 2005 we put a new roof on the building to ensure that the structure will serve the community for years to come. We anticipate that in another year or two, we will be able to retire the debt incurred for that project.
A congregational meal will be held following worship on November 18.
On Tuesday, November 20th, Pilgrim will participate in an ecumenical Thanksgiving service to be held at First United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.. This is a long standing tradition of community thanksgiving.
On Sunday, November 25th, at 10:00 a.m., we will celebrate Thanksgiving in our own sanctuary. Come join us for traditional Thanksgiving hymns, prayers, and readings.
November 1, 2012
Pause this Sunday, November 4, to remember and give thanks for the saints you’ve known. Pilgrim is hosting a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in honor of All Saints and as a benefit for CHUM. Chorus members are from the choirs of several congregations: Peace, Pilgrim, Glen Avon and First Lutheran. A Festival Orchestra of DSSO members will play for this performance and soloists are Sarah Lawrence, Sarah Knott, Cal Metts and Elias Mokole. The entire performance is under the direction of Dr. Jack Bowman, former Director of Music Programs at Pilgrim.
In addition, Jason Braham and Rachael Kresha, Directors of Music at First Lutheran and Pilgrim, will be perform organ solos on the Jaeckel organ.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be asked for CHUM, Duluth’s ecumenical agency that provides a food shelf, emergency shelter, and transition housing assistance. The same concert will be presented Sunday evening, November 4, at First Lutheran Church, at 7:00 p.m.