For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1, 18 NIV)
As a family of believers in Jesus, united within Pilgrim Congregation, we are enlightened by the inspired, inerrant Word of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its truth and purity with our members and others, here in our community and abroad.
We will provide for mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and strengthening in faith, adhering to the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
What We Believe
All of us face the same challenges in life. We get angry. We grow jealous. Pride and envy get the best of us. We find ourselves being far less than what we would like to be, and far less than what God desires.
By ourselves, or even together in a group, no matter what we do we can never fully correct the situations of our lives. However, there is an answer to all our problems. JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became a man to live a perfect life for all people. Jesus offered his perfect life as a complete payment for the failures (sins) of all people. And as Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, God has accepted all that Jesus has done for us.
In Christ Jesus all our failings (sins) have been taken away from us and we now stand before God absolutely perfect.
We believe that it is Jesus Christ and him alone that allows us to be acceptable to the Lord, and that everything good we do now is our way of saying thank you to the Lord.
For a more complete view of what we believe, please visit here.
Where We Came From
We belong to a Lutheran church body called the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Our synod began in 1850 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has since expanded into all fifty states. Our synod supports missions for sharing God's word overseas, as well as a school system for training full-time church workers.
Becoming a Part of Pilgrim
We offer an Adult Information Class (AIC) for anyone interested in learning more about who God is and what he has done for you. Our AIC is designed to share what is believed and taught here at Pilgrim. We conduct classes on Wednesday nights. Arrangements can be made for classes by contacting our Pastor.
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure!" ~ Hebrews 6:19