Sunday’s Message – September 16, 2018

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September 16, 2018

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of covenant, you promised Abraham land, descendants, and blessing so that he might be a blessing for all. Show us how to honor the covenant, so that we might be a blessing to others. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

  • Genesis 12:1-9
  • Matthew 28:16-20
    Narrative Lectionary (Year 1)

“I’m so glad that God chose me before the foundation of the world, because he never would have chosen me after I was born!” (Charles Spurgeon)

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Sunday’s Message – September 9, 2018

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September 9, 2018

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of promise, you set a bow in the sky to remind us that you will never again forsake your creation. Make us ever mindful of your promise, so that we might honor our covenant with you. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

  • Genesis 6:5-22; 8:6-12; 9:8-17 (Flood and Promise)
  • Matthew 8:23-27
    Narrative Lectionary (Year 1)

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Sunday’s Message – July 29, 2018

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July 29, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)
Summer series – OT Book of Ruth

PRAYER OF THE DAY
Father God, provider and sustainer of all things, you are aware of all that concerns us, and you know our needs before we even come to you. Help us to trust you more, to recognize that you are able to do far greater than we can even imagine. Thank you for the abundance of blessing we receive through the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Book of Ruth Series (week 2):

  • Ruth 2:1-23
  • Luke 6:36-38

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Sunday’s Message – July 15, 2018

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July 15, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)
Summer series – 1st John

PRAYER OF THE DAY
With every act of love; Jesus, help us carry you. Alive in us, your light shines through. Amen.
(Jason Gray – With Every Act of Love)

1st John Series (week 4):

  • 1 John 4:7-21
  • John 15:1-13

Shannon Fleischfresser,
Director-Youth + Family Ministries

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Pilgrim Prayer Challenge – Week Five 2018

5 Weekly Encouragements for Praying Pilgrims!

5. Prayer: It matters.

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

Are you a believer in Jesus? If so – guess what? You fit the description of the person in the above verse. You are righteous. You are clothed in the righteousness of Christ, and are able to stand boldly before the Lord of All. Don’t doubt it! Your prayers are powerful; your prayers are effective; your prayers count; your prayers are heard.

Is there a person, or a cause that is tearing at your heart today? Do you know of someone in the throes of suffering and are desperate to help? Today – pray fervently, pray boldly, pray confidently and without despair – even if the words are as simple as “Lord, have mercy” or “Lord, I trust You.” It matters.

It’s week 5! Don’t give up – keep praying, and soon daily prayer will be as natural as breathing in and out.

**Helpful Hint: If you tell someone you will pray for them, don’t just say it – do it! Stop what you’re doing and pray.

 


Click HERE to be taken to the Prayer Challenge Resource page for these helpful tools:

  • a recommended prayer format – 5 steps in daily prayer
  • a collection of prayers from others to adopt as your own prayers if you wish
  • an archive of these weekly messages of encouragement

Sunday’s Message – July 1, 2018

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July 1, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)
Summer series – 1st John

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of mercy, you sent Jesus to seek and save the lost. Judge us with love, and purify our sins, so that we can walk in your light and reflect it to the world, always pointing to Jesus, your Son and our Savior. Amen.

1st John Series (week 2):

  • 1 John 1:1-5-2:2
  • John 1:29-34

Pastor Steve Schumacher

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Pilgrim Prayer Challenge – Week Four 2018

5 Weekly Encouragements for Praying Pilgrims!

4. Prayer: Counting Blessings

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Remember the classic Christmas movie “White Christmas?” A well-known scene includes Bing Crosby’s character (Bob) singing to Rosemary Clooney’s character (Betty), as she’s having trouble sleeping. The lyrics read:

When I’m worried and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

This is a beautiful song, and a wonderful sentiment. But for today, try challenging yourself to thank God for things that cannot be counted or accounted for in the earthly realm we live in. Think beyond the temporal; focus on the spiritual. Thank God for His eternal promises. Thank Him for His unchanging character. Thank Him for His promise of eternal everlasting life. Thank Him for the gift of the Holy Spirit. These are the things that never change due to circumstances and are available for all who believe.

**Helpful Hint: Try writing down your prayers. Keep a prayer journal. It’s always encouraging to look back and see how God faithfully carries His people through each season of life.


Click HERE to be taken to the Prayer Challenge Resource page for these helpful tools:

  • a recommended prayer format – 5 steps in daily prayer
  • a collection of prayers from others to adopt as your own prayers if you wish
  • an archive of these weekly messages of encouragement

 

Sunday’s Message – June 24, 2018

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June 24, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)
Summer series – 1st John

PRAYER OF THE DAY
We thank you for, O God, for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, to dwell among us. Through this gift we have the joy of fellowship with you; grant us grace to extend that joy into all of our relationships. We ask these things in your holy name. Amen.

1st John Series (week 1):

  • 1 John 1:1-4 – God’s Tangible Word of Life
  • John 1:5-18

Pastor Steve Schumacher

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Pilgrim Prayer Challenge – Week Three 2018

5 Weekly Encouragements for Praying Pilgrims!

3. Prayer: An Act of Worship

“The heavens declare the Glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”
Psalm 19:1

Do you ever get stuck on where to start with prayer? Do you ever find yourself jumping right into a long list of appeals to God for this, that, and the other? Do you ever feel your mind wandering after a mere 20 seconds of prayer?

Start your prayers with praise. Acknowledge who God is – to you personally. Dwell on His character; His nature. Still get stuck finding the right words? Take a hint from the verse above and look up; look around. God’s glory is written on His creation – in the sky, in the mountains, in the faces of those sitting near you. He is good, He is mighty, He is powerful, He is merciful, He is love, He is healer, He is Savior, He is just, He is present, He is faithful and He is truth.

It’s week three of the prayer challenge! Don’t give up now! Start your prayers with praise today.

**Helpful Hint: Some find it helpful to follow an order of prayer with a simple acronym: ACTS. (A=Adoration; C=Confession; T=Thanksgiving; S=Supplication) Give it a try!

 


Click HERE to be taken to the Prayer Challenge Resource page for these helpful tools:

  • a recommended prayer format – 5 steps in daily prayer
  • a collection of prayers from others to adopt as your own prayers if you wish
  • an archive of these weekly messages of encouragement

 

Sunday’s Message – June 17, 2018

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Fathers’ Day
June 17, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)
Summer series – 10 Commandments

PRAYER OF THE DAY
Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and act courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace, and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

10 Commandments Series (week 4):

  • Exodus 20:17 –
    The desires of the heart
  • Luke 10:38-42

Pastor Steve Schumacher

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA