Sunday’s Message – February 11, 2018

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Transfiguration Sunday
February 11, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of miracles, sometimes we are slow to believe in your power, even when your miracles occur all around us each and every day. Open our eyes to see and our hearts to believe. Amen.

Psalm 27:1-4
John 9:1-41 – The Man Born Blind

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Sunday’s Message – February 4, 2018

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The 5th Sunday after Epiphany
February 4, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of life, shower us in your living water, bringing us to new life, fresh and clean. Walk with us as we share the knowledge of your living water with others, so that all might live.  Amen.

Psalm 42:1-5
John 4:1-42

A Wall of Security or a Table of Fellowship*

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

*Article title in Christianity Today magazine, Jan/Feb issue, written by Matthew Arbo

 

 

Sunday’s Message – January 28, 2018

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The 4th Sunday after Epiphany
January 7, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)

PRAYER OF THE DAY
Birthing God, you gave us new life when we were born of water and Spirit. Help us live into that new life, refreshed and renewed for your work. Amen.

Psalm 139:13-18
John 3:1-21

“Our believing is a confidence in Jesus Christ, that, no matter what, it will turn out well… it will end in eternal life. But this confidence is not arrogant, self-righteous… Instead, our believing is grounded in gratitude and thankfulness.”

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – January 7, 2018

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The Epiphany/Baptism of Jesus
January 7, 2018

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of all people, you called many by name, asking them to follow Jesus and obey. Call us by name, and help us to follow and obey. Amen.

Psalm 66:1-5
John 1:35-51

Society “rests on a foundation… a social covenant that defines us in relation to one another, sets forth the duties we owe and the expectations we maintain in deference to the larger us.” (Leonard Pitts, Jr., Miami Herald, Jan 2, 2018)

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – December 10, 2017

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The 2nd Sunday of Advent
December 10, 2017

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)

Prayer of the Day
God of breath, you promised new life to your people in exile by breathing into a valley full of dry bones. Breathe new life into us, so that we might live passionately for you. Amen.

  • Ezekiel 37:1-14
  • John 11:17-27

Advent can be a reorientation of our time toward God’s time. Advent invites us not to treat our time differently but to live in time differently.
-Karoline Lewis

 

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – September 17, 2017

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The 15th Sunday after Pentecost
September 17, 2017

Narrative Lectionary (Year 4)

  • Genesis 21:1-3, 22:1-14
  • John 1:29-34

“Faith is … a willingness to believe that whatever comes – whatever God brings, no matter how painful – will redound, in the end, to love.” -Leonard Pitts

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – September 10, 2017

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The 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Rally Day!
September 10, 2017

  • Genesis 1:1-2:4
  • John 1:1-5

“This is what ‘Experiencing Jesus’ is about: coming to know firsthand that He is for you – personally; not someone else telling you, but you knowing.” 

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – August 27, 2017

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The 12th Sunday after Pentecost
August 27, 2017

  • Revelation 6:18, 7:9-17
  • John 14:1-6

“The purpose of Revelation is to center us in the salvation of God through the Lamb, so that we are sustained and do not lose heart.” 

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – August 20, 2017

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The 11th Sunday after Pentecost
August 20, 2017

  • Revelation 5:1-14 
  • John 1:29-34

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! … To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” -Revelation 5:12, 13b

Steve Schumacher,
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

Sunday’s Message – July 30, 2017

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The 8th Sunday after Pentecost
July 30, 2017

  • Psalm 133
  • Ephesians 4:1-16

“How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together
in unity!” -Psalm 133:1

Jeff Hobson, Director
Family + Youth Ministries

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA