Friday, May 17, 2013
Pentecost at Pilgrim
Fifty days after Easter, Christians celebrate Pentecost, marking the day Jesus' disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. The story can be found in the second chapter of Acts. As the story was told, the disciples were afraid and in hiding, but on this day they heard a great wind and saw flames of fire above one another's heads. They fled into the streets and a great crowd gathered around them. The crowd, in Jerusalem for holiday, heard the disciples speaking in many different languages. For the Christian church, this occasion is often regarded as "the birth of the church."Friday, May 10, 2013
Pilgrim is a progressive, mainline Christian congregation. On Pentecost we read the story in Acts and consider what it means for us to receive the Holy Spirit. This year, Pentecost is May 19. Worship with us at 10:00.
Pilgrim's services are regularly broadcast on cable television, channel 7, on Wednesdays at 3:30 and 8:00 pm and Thursdays at 7:00 a.m.
A New Creation by Rene Clausen
The Pilgrim Congregational Choir will present Rene Clausen's cantata, A New Creation,
on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. We are located at 2310 E. 4th
Clausen is a contemporary American composer who serves as professor of music and choir director at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. A New Creation is written for chorus, soloists, and accompaniment. The work uses both English and Latin texts taken from the Bible, the Roman Catholic Mass, and a hymn by George Herbert.
In writing about this composition, Clausen said, "The various movements are attempts to characterize, through music, various aspects of the human/God, God/human relationship. Awe and wonder, unworthiness and doubt, mercy and forgiveness, love, joy, and peace, are all wrapped together in this piece, as indeed these elements are wrapped together in our daily lives.?
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Pilgrim Choir is directed by Dr. Bret Amundson. Pilgrim?s Director of Music, Rachel Kresha, will accompany the choir.
Reunion Sunday, the First Sunday in May
It's been a long winter in Duluth and we're reveling in the warmth of the sun and longer daylight hours. Sunday, May 5, is Reunion Sunday--an opportunity for worship, conversation and a meal together. Snowbirds are beginning to return. With the ice gone, it's a little easier to get into the building with wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids. We'll celebrate Holy Communion as part of the service and serve it in the pews. There will be a brunch after worship, with time set aside for conversation and catching up. And for those who have just gotten out the Sunday morning habit, or who want to give Pilgrim a try for the first time, May 5th just might be the day.