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Pilgrim Lutheran Church

810-744-1188

website: pilgrimburton.com

www.facebook.com/PilgrimLutheranBurton

May 7, 2017

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

VISITORS:  We welcome you in the name of Christ Jesus, and pray that the Lord would richly bless your worship this morning.  A Visitor Card is found in the pews.  We invite you to fill out one of these cards and give it to the Pastor as you leave the worship service.  Please join us in the fellowship hall immediately following the service for our coffee hour.  

A friendly reminder to please turn off your cell phone!

                                    Monday           9:30   Quilting Group

                                                              6:30   Church Council

                                                              7:30   Board Meetings

                                    Wednesday    11:00   Prayer Bible Class

                                    Friday              7:00   Movie Night: ‘Risen!’

                                    Sunday             9:15   Matthew Bible Class

                                                            10:30   Worship & Sunday School

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled; Trust in God” – Jn 14:1-14

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 confirmands: Terry Dean, Madaline Swett, Lauren Phelps, and Rachel Allen.  We wish them God’s richest blessings as they continue their discipleship journey throughout life.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT:  On Friday, May 12, at 7:00, the Youth will host a movie night.  The featured movie will be “RISEN.”  All are welcome to come.  Bring your friends and family.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  This year VBS is scheduled for the week of July 24 – 28.  Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan on joining us.  If you are interested in helping with this year’s program speak to Sandy Wonderly.

NEEDED FOR VBS:  If you purchase any appliances between now and July, please save the large box.  We hope to use them to construct a castle for the Mighty Fortress theme.  We are also in need of any unwanted CDs and DVDs.

TREASURER’S REPORT SUMMARY through March, 2017.  Receipts $37,730. Disbursements $38,634, leaving us with an ending balance of $7,035.  To make up for shortages, $8300 has been borrowed from the Ministry Fund, and needs to be repaid.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

1 Peter 2:19-25: 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.  20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.  21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.  22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.  23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.  24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 

John 14:1-14: "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.  2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  4 And you know the way to where I am going."  5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"  6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him."  8 Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us."  9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?  10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.  11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.  12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.  13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

PRAYERS

Those who suffer: Fran Benaway, Stephanie Sackrider, Manu Kemp, Chris Noel, Rev. Jeff Walsh, Chris Jensen, Jackson Reeser, Ericka Schlaud, Barb Scharich, Scott Scharich, Jackie Gilley, Adalyn West, Jackie Benson, Myra Miller, Phyllis Almassy, Bill & Joan Blinka.

Birthdays: Dorothy Shelton, Theresa Miller.

Anniversary: Gary & Carol Puschel, Bill & Arlene Mertz, Chris & Caroline Jensen                       Military: Brian Scharich.                                  Confirmation Students:

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

810-744-1188

website: pilgrimburton.com

www.facebook.com/PilgrimLutheranBurton

April 30, 2017

HERE WE STAND: CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF

VISITORS:  We welcome you in the name of Christ Jesus, and pray that the Lord would richly bless your worship this morning.  A Visitor Card is found in the pews.  We invite you to fill out one of these cards and give it to the Pastor as you leave the worship service.  Please join us in the fellowship hall immediately following the service for our coffee hour.  

A friendly reminder to please turn off your cell phone!

                                    Monday            9:30   Quilting Group

                                    Wednesday    11:00   Prayer Bible Class

                                    Friday              6:00   Confirmation Celebration

                                    Sunday             9:15   Matthew Bible Class

                                                           10:30   CONFIRMATION DAY

                                                            11:35   Coffee Hour

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “The Essence Of Worship Is Sacrifice” – 1 Chronicles 29

GIVING TO GOD: Does your spiritual life lack the joy and excitement it once had?  Do you find yourself coming to church and going through the motions, but not really worshiping from the heart?  There is a book which may help.  As you seek to grow in your worship and spiritual life, a book entitled, “GIVING TO GOD: THE BIBLE’S GOOD NEWS ABOUT LIVING A GENEROUS LIFE” can enable you to go deeper in your relationship with God than ever before, rediscovering your joy in God.  The Pastor has a limited number of these books to give away.  Just ask him for one as you leave today.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  This year VBS is scheduled for the week of July 24 – 28.  Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan on joining us.  If you are interested in helping with this year’s program speak to Sandy Wonderly.

NEEDED FOR VBS:  If you purchase any appliances between now and July, please save the large box.  We hope to use them to construct a castle for the Mighty Fortress theme.  We are also in need of any unwanted CDs and DVDs.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT:  On Friday, May 12, at 7:00, the Youth will host a movie night.  The featured movie will be “RISEN.”  All are welcome to come.  Bring your friends and family.

TREASURER’S REPORT SUMMARY through March, 2017.  Receipts $37,730. Disbursements $38,634, leaving us with an ending balance of $7,035.  To make up for shortages, $8300 has been borrowed from the Ministry Fund, and needs to be repaid.SCRIPTURE READINGS

1 Chronicles 29:1-2, 5-6, 9-16:  And David the king said to all the assembly, “Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the LORD God.  2 So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able...  Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the LORD?” 6 Then the leaders of fathers' houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officers over the king's work...9 Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the LORD.  David the king also rejoiced greatly. 10 Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.  11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.  12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all.  In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.  13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.” 14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.  15 For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.  16 O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own.” 

Mark 12:41-44   41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.  42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.  43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.  44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."

PRAYERS

Those who suffer: Fran Benaway, Stephanie Sackrider, Joe Eggeman, Manu Kemp, Chris Noel, Rev. Jeff Walsh, Chris Jensen, Jackson Reeser, Ericka Schlaud, Barb Scharich, Scott Scharich, Chris Puschel, Jackie Gilley, Adalyn West, Jackie Benson, Myra Miller, Phyllis Almassy, Bill & joan Blinka.

Birthdays: Helen Eitel, Jeff Sackrider, Sara Wascher, Kailee Sackrider, Grace Steiss.                          

Anniversary: Ken & Marlene Olsen, Nycole & Damien Christopher.     Military: Brian Scharich.

 

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

810-744-1188

website: pilgrimburton.com

www.facebook.com/PilgrimLutheranBurton

April 23, 2017

VISITORS:  We welcome you in the name of Christ Jesus, and pray that the Lord would richly bless your worship this morning.  A Visitor Card is found in the pews.  We invite you to fill out one of these cards and give it to the Pastor as you leave the worship service.  Please join us in the fellowship hall immediately following the service for our coffee hour.  

A friendly reminder to please turn off your cell phone!

                                    Wednesday    11:00   Prayer Bible Class

                                    Sunday             9:15   Matthew Bible Class

                                                            10:30   Worship Service

                                                            11:35   Marriage Celebration

                                                            12:00   VOTER MEETING

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “Living Proof of the Resurrection” – Acts 5:29-42.

VOTER MEETING:  The Voter Meeting regarding the special projects has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 30, following the coffee hour.

WEDDING CELEBRATION: On Sunday, April 30th, Pilgrim members will use the coffee hour to celebrate the marriage of Marie (Allen) and John Norton, which took place in private on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

NEEDED FOR VBS:  If you purchase any appliances between now and July, please save the large boxes.  We need them to construct a castle for the Mighty Fortress theme.  We are also in need of any unwanted CDs and DVDs.

TREASURER’S REPORT SUMMARY through March, 2017.  Receipts $37,730. Disbursements $38,634, leaving us with an ending balance of $7,035.  To make up for shortages, $8300 has been borrowed from the Ministry Fund, and needs to be repaid.

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Acts 5:29-42:  29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.  30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.  31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.  32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."  33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.  34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while.  35 And he said to them, "Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men.  36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.  37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered.  38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail;  39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!" So they took his advice,  40 and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.  41 Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.  42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

 

1 Peter 1:3-9   3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,  5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,  7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith- more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,  9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

 

John 20:19-31:  19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."  20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.  21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you."  22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.  23 If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld."  24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.  25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe."  26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."  27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe."  28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"  29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."  30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

PRAYERS

Those who suffer: Fran Benaway, Stephanie Sackrider, Joe Eggeman, Manu Kemp, Chris Noel, Rev. Jeff Walsh, Chris Jensen, Jackson Reeser, Ericka Schlaud, Barb Scharich, Scott Scharich, Chris Puschel, Jackie Gilley, Adalyn West, Jackie Benson.

Those who mourn: the family of Bonnie Palmer (friend of Pete Kirley).

Birthdays: Ken Olsen,           Anniversary:   Howard & Reba Hummel         Wedding: Ken Black & Ruth Jolly were married on April 15.  Military: Brian Scharich.

 

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

810-744-1188

website: pilgrimburton.com

www.facebook.com/PilgrimLutheranBurton

April 16, 2017

EASTER SUNDAY

VISITORS:  We welcome you in the name of Christ Jesus, and pray that the Lord would richly bless your worship this morning.  A Visitor Card is found in the pews.  We invite you to fill out one of these cards and give it to the Pastor as you leave the worship service.  Please join us in the fellowship hall immediately following the service for our coffee hour.  

A friendly reminder to please turn off your cell phone!

                                    Wednesday    11:00   Prayer Bible Class

                                    Saturday         3:30   Game Day

                                                              6:00   Contemporary Worship

                                                              7:00   Youth Night

                                    Sunday             9:15   Matthew Bible Class

                                                            10:30   Worship Service

                                                            11:35   Coffee Hour

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “He Is Risen – Go & Tell!” – Matthew 27:62-28:20

VOTER MEETING:  The Voter Meeting regarding the special projects has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 30, following the coffee hour.

WEDDING CELEBRATION: On Sunday, April 30th, Pilgrim members will use the coffee hour to celebrate the marriage of Marie (Allen) and John Norton, which took place in private on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

NEEDED FOR VBS:  If you purchase any appliances between now and July, please save the large boxes.  We need them to construct a castle for the Mighty Fortress theme.  We are also in need of any unwanted CDs and DVDs.

TREASURER’S REPORT SUMMARY through March, 2017.  Receipts $37,730. Disbursements $38,634, leaving us with an ending balance of $7,035.  To make up for shortages, $8300 has been borrowed from the Ministry Fund, and needs to be repaid.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Jeremiah 31:1-6: "At that time, declares the LORD, I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be my people."  2 Thus says the LORD: "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, 3 the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.  4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.  5 Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and shall enjoy the fruit.  6 For there shall be a day when watchmen will call in the hill country of Ephraim: 'Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God.'"

Colossians 3:1-4: If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

 

Matthew 27:62-28:20:   62 Next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'  64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first."  65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."  66 So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

                Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.  5 But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.  7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you."  8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.  10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me." 

            11 While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.  12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, "Tell people, 'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.'  14 And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble."  15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day. 

            16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.  18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

PRAYERS

Those who suffer: Fran Benaway, Stephanie Sackrider, Joe Eggeman, Manu Kemp, Chris Noel, Rev. Jeff Walsh, Chris Jensen, Jackson Reeser, Ericka Schlaud, Barb Scharich, Scott Scharich, Chris Puschel, Jackie Gilley, Adalyn West,

Those who Mourn: the family of Bonnie Palmer (friend of Pete Kirley).

Birthdays: Mike Greer, Cindy Caudell.

Anniversary:  Chad & Karen Swett, Charlie & Marlene Warren       Military: Brian Scharich.

 

500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUTHERAN REFORMATION:  On October 31, 2017, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of Martin Luther’s work to bring the Church back to the true teachings of Scripture Alone, and that salvation is by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone. 

 

HERE WE STAND: At the end of our project fund raising campaign, we will ask the Voters to pledge a percentage of the total to the HERE WE STAND campaign in our Lutheran Church, as a thank offering to God for our 500 year old Lutheran heritage.  This effort is being undertaken in conjunction with all the other Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations across the country.

 

 

   

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