Services are referred to as the "Divine Service" because they are God's (Divine) service to us. While the term "worship" often leads one to assume it is something we do, Lutheran services are the opposite. God pours out His gifts of grace, forgiveness, hope and salvation through Word and Sacrament and we can't help but respond in prayer and praise! This is great news! The focus isn't on what we "should" do, the energy we bring to worship, if we're "feeling on fire" or not etc. God gives. We receive. Period.
~ Read more about what we believe HERE.
This service is mostly traditional. However, on the second Sunday of the month, we have a blended service, with our contemporary music ensemble leading the congregation. In addition, on the first and third Sundays of each month Holy Communion is celebrated during the service.
This service is fully contemporary, and is celebrated with Holy Communion. Here, we gather around God's Word and Sacrament, just as in our Sunday Service, but in a more intimate setting and with contemporary songs of prayer and praise. Currently this service meets once a month (see Calendar).
Holy Communion: Visitors who are not members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod are asked to speak with the Pastor before communing at our altar. We believe that in the Sacrament, the true body and the true blood of our Savior Jesus are present, and are received by all who take communion with us, through faith. Holy Communion is also a public confession of our unity of faith and doctrine. Therefore, it is important that we know your faith background before you commune.
- The members and visitors of Pilgrim dress mostly casual, and are from the greater Burton area.
- Parking is easy and our entire facility is handicap accessible.
- Since our congregation was founded in 1968, we still maintain a number of charter members, as well as many families who have been with our congregation for 30-40 years.
* Kids' Pew Bags are located in the church Narthex opposite the main entrance. Children keep papers/stickers and return other materials after the service.