Sunday’s Message – December 9, 2018

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December 9, 2018
The 2nd Sunday of Advent

PRAYER OF THE DAY
Stir up your power, LORD Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

  • Malachi 3:1-4
  • Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
  • Luke 3:1-6

Revised Common Lectionary (Year A)

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

Sunday’s Message – December 2, 2018

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December 2, 2018
The 1st Sunday of Advent

PRAYER OF THE DAY
Stir up your power, LORD Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

  • Jeremiah 33:14-16
  • Psalm 122
  • Luke 21:35-36
    Revised Common Lectionary (Year A)

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Sunday’s Message – September 30, 2018

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September 30, 2018

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of salvation, you rescued the Israelites at the edge of the Red Sea. Rescue us from the things of this world that threaten our lives and livelihoods, so that we might forever place our trust in you. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and LORD. Amen.

  • Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29
  • Matthew 2:1-15
    Narrative Lectionary (Year 1)

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

Sunday’s Message – September 23, 2018

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September 23, 2018

PRAYER OF THE DAY
God of presence, you remained fully with Joseph when he sat long years in a prison for a crime he did not commit. Help us to see that you are always with us, so that we might live faithfully in your world. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and LORD. Amen.

  • Genesis 39:1-23
  • Matthew 5:3-12
    Narrative Lectionary (Year 1)

“The Kingdom (of heaven/of God) refers not to some faraway paradise, but to the will and reign of God here and now, unleashed into the world through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.” (from Inspired by Rachel Held Evans)

Steve Schumacher
Pastor

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Puyallup – South Hill, WA

 

 

 

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