Subject: Healing Sunday

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Dear Friends,

Join us this Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. as we welcome back former Interim Pastor Bill Hutchison as our Guest preacher and enjoy the musical leadership of Karen Huelskoetter!

The gospel readings during this Lenten season are from John. They are long. But they are SOOOOO good! This weeks' gospel from John 9 is no exception. Come be inspired by the healing of a blind man and the "sight" that the good news gives us in our lives today!


Sunday, April 9th-
An outdoor procession at 10:10 a.m., services 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 12th
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 13th
10:10 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14th
4:30 pm (Family Service)
and 7 p.m. (Tennebrae)

April 16th
8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Easter Breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Egg Hunt to follow 10:30

THE SCORE BIG WITH PILGRIM PARTY AND FUNDRAISER is just around the corner! We can't wait to celebrate with all of you. It’s Saturday, April 8, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Whirlyball Chicago. Please turn in those RSVP cards so we can make our final preparations. They can be turned in to the office or you can put them in the Dickerson mailbox at the back of the church. Also, the Score Big Drive for 25k has kicked off and gaining momentum each day! Already we have raised over $11,000. Thank you to all who have contributed. We appreciate your generosity so much! Tickets will be sold after church the next two Sunday's. Any questions contact Jen Goolsby at or Tarah Dickerson at

Easter Breakfast & Set Up - We invite you to join us for Easter Breakfast this year on April 16th at 8:30 a.m. Please sign up on the big board by the organ to bring a dish or something to contribute. Volunteers are needed to set up, service hours available! Join us on Saturday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. as we decorate the sanctuary for worship and Maring Hall for Easter Breakfast!

Lent at Pilgrim 2017 “Life-Giving Water” - Each Wednesday we gather from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. for a community dinner for all ages, followed by a service inspired by the Taize tradition, a meditative and peace-filled service. If you or someone you know would like to explore baptism, please talk to Pastor Kristian (773) 990-0813,

Story of Love at Chicago Tabernacle - You are invited to the “Story of Love” Play from son of the congregation Pastor Jake Sparlin: “This production completely transformed my life from the inside. PLEASE - do whatever you can to make it out.” The production is free, designed for those aged 10 and above, it is good to come at least 45 minutes before start time to make sure you get a seat. Friday, April 7th at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8th at 3 p.m., Friday, April 14th at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 15th at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Chicago Tabernacle, 3231 N. Cicero.

Needed: a Pre-Kinder Teacher - When a window closes, a door opens…Pilgrim School is looking for a licensed pre-Kindergarten teacher to take the retiring Mike Knuth’s position. If you or someone you know is interested in serving Pilgrim as a co-teacher in the best Early Childhood classroom in Chicago, contact Principal Comella at or at 773.477.4824

Kitchen Clean Up - If you have a dish, tray or pan that belongs to you and it’s in the kitchen, please pick it up. Extra, unclaimed items will be given away. Thank you to Sarah Lau and her crew for all your cleaning! Any questions, contact

Like us on Facebook: Check out “Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School” for wonderful info, photos and updates! We are at 494 likes!

Save the Dates:
Sunday, March 26th - Rev. Bill Hutchison (previous Interim Pastor) Guest Preacher
Sunday, April 2nd - “One Night to Light Up the Light” Fundraiser for El Salvador Solar Ministry, 4332 N. Winchester
Saturday, April 15th - North Center Easter Eggstravaganza, 10:00 a.m. Donations of candy can be brought to Pastor’s office.
Sunday, April 30th - Bethany Pilgrim Refugee Chili Cookoff fundraiser
Sunday, May 7th - Teacher Appreciation Sunday & Dedication of O’Hara Playlot
Wednesday, May 10th - Women’s Bible Study begins summer session
Saturday, May 13th - Friendship Center “Jam For Bread” fund raiser
Monday-Friday, July 17-21 - Vacation Bible School
Pilgrim Summer Enrichment Program:
Week 1 June 26-30, Week 2 July 3rd- 7th, Week 3 July 10-14th

New Member Classes—What does ‘Lutheran’ mean? How can Pilgrim help me and my family grow in faith? What does it mean to become a member of Pilgrim? If you’re at all curious about any of these questions, please contact the Church Office Administrator, Renee, at

This summer's Vacation Bible School, with theme “A Mighty Fortress”, is scheduled for the week of July 17. VBS is for kids ages 4 through Grade 5. Older kids, youth and adults are encouraged to volunteer as helpers. The more the merrier, it's fun for all of us! Registration for both students and volunteers is now open via a link on Pilgrim's website:
Questions? Contact Chris Wallis (

Prayer Time - We invite you to join us Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at the Parsonage for a time of prayer... it is so renewing! 

Comfort Squeezing Pillows - A heart felt thank you to everyone who supported Joey Cardo’s Eagle Scout project last weekend. We were able to make 99 stuffed and bagged post-op pillows! I greatly appreciate all the sewers and stuffers. We couldn't have done it without you! Joey Cardo

Mission Trip to El Salvador 2017
- Would you like to experience God’s love and joy and hospitality in another country? Make new friends as we help feed the hungry, plant churches, install solar panels, and march in a parade for peace and human rights. For more info, contact Anna-Kari Johnson at 773-990-0814 Pastor at

Candy and Eggs Needed for Egg Hunt
- We are organizing our Annual Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 16th. We invite you to donate plastic eggs, candy, or any other fun things that would fit in a plastic egg. Please bring supplies to the Pastor’s office by Good Friday…..Thank you!

Families with health concerns and those who mourn say thank you to everyone for your prayers. They are deeply appreciated!

Bethany Pilgrim Refugee project - We are so excited that RefugeeOne has assigned us a Rohingya Burmese family, consisting of a single Mom and 3 daughters living in Rogers Park. Guided by RefugeeOne, we will provide mentoring, tutoring, social & job development support and financial assistance. If you want to help and have not already signed up, please contact Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to For more info go to Facebook at Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our initial $2,000 goal within days of posting our fundraising site!

Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Refugee Family!
Come one, come all to the Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off to benefit the Bethany Pilgrim Refugee Project on Sunday, April 30th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Maring Hall. There is no admission fee, but we ask people to bring cash bills to place in front of the best pot of chili and the best dessert. Your monetary donations will determine the Chili and Dessert King or Queen of Chicago's North Side!!! Music will be provided by the Irving Park Trio. Thanks for your support and hope to see you there!

Gift cards will be sold only on Sundays, March 26 and April 2 because of Spring Break. Please see the sellers or contact Anne Barsano at to purchase.

Thrivent Choice Dollars
- See enclosed insert; go to and choose Pilgrim Lutheran School Chicago before the end of the month.

Jam for Bread Silent Auction
benefiting the Friendship Center will be on May 13th at the Dank Haus. Contact Heidi Bush at to donate or for more info. Tickets can be purchased at 
Church Calendar  to go to the complete online calendar, click HERE


March 26 Sunday
 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:15 a.m. Explore the Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery & Sunday School
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour

March 29 Wednesday
 6:15 p.m. All Together Supper
7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
7:15 p.m. Lent Taize Service

March 30 Thursday
6:15 p.m. T.O.P.S.

March 31 Friday
 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts

April 1 Saturday
 8:30 a.m. Prayer Time
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Team #1


April 2 Sunday
 8:00 a.m. Worship Service
9:15 a.m. Explore the Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery & Sunday School
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
5:00 p.m. “One Night to Light Up the Light”

April 4 Tuesday
 7:30 p.m. Church Council

April 5 Wednesday
 8:35 a.m. Moms In Prayer
10:10 a.m. Chapel
6:15 p.m. All Together Supper
7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
7:15 p.m. Lent Taize Service
7:30 p.m. Harmony Choir

April 6 Thursday
 6:15 p.m. T.O.P.S.

April 7 Friday
 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts

April 8 Saturday
 8:30 a.m. Prayer Time
11:30 a.m. Hot Meals Team #2

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School

Our Mission:
In Christ's Love, We Gather, Prepare, and Send 
all as leaders for God's mission in the world. (GPS)


Pastor: Kristian Johnson
Principal: Chris Comella
Business Manager:
Communications Administrator: Halley Williams
Office Administrator: Renee Stuedemann

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