Shared Ministry
Celtic Cross


from Pastor Carol Tomer:

We've been expecting you, because we are always expecting pilgrims —
the people of God on the journey of faith and life! 
In these extraordinary days, when some things seem to be falling apart, I invite you to journey with and in this Pilgrim community, to be drawn away from apart-ness, toward greater connection to the God who is mystery, who is grace, who is embodied in the radical ways we are woven together with one another.  Now, and always, is a good time to explore the deepest matters of life and soul and justice and meaning.  Together, we have the gift of being a home for hungry minds and souls, for the sake of God’s whole world, ever journeying toward Christ’s new life.  Welcome!

Worship Times

for non-COVID times
Sunday Morning Worship
at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 
Contemplative Worship
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sunday nights
September through April
6:51 pm

Celtic Contemplative Communion

Choral Contemplative Prayer

Nordic Contemplative Prayer

extended prelude at 6:30 pm

Past Weekly Emails:

Confirmation this Sunday via Zoom at 9:30 am

(October 24, 2020)

Blessing of the Animals via Zoom this Sunday

(October 17, 2020)

Worship for Indigenous Peoples' Day and Eco-Spirituality Forum this Sunday

(October 10, 2020)

Outdoor Worship, this Sunday morning, 9:30 am!

(October 3, 2020)

Morning Worship and Congregational Meeting, via zoom, this Sunday

(September 26, 2020)

Morning Worship/Forum & Evening Outdoor Worship

(September 18, 2020)

Worship via Zoom at 9:30 am on September 13

(September 11, 2020)

Worship via Zoom on September 6

(September 5, 2020)

Invitation to display a Black Lives Matter lawn sign in your yard

(June 1, 2020)

A Special Midweek Choral Contemplative Prayer Worship Offering (May 6, 2020)

The Covid Blues -- An audio presentation 
by Beth McNally and Adam Arnold (May 4, 2020)

For past worship videos and some forums, see Pilgrim's YouTube Channel.
Outdoor worship, October 4: video of Point for Pilgrims, reading, and sermon here.
Outdoor worship, Aug. 30: video of sermon and hymn here.

Outdoor worship, Aug. 23: video of sermon and hymn here.

Most gatherings at Pilgrim have been suspended for the foreseeable future.

Watch this website for updates about worship support and the various ways Pilgrim ministry is unfolding.

Worship Times

(when not living in a time of Coronavirus)

Morning worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. every Sunday (unless noted otherwise). Beginning May 3, worship is at 9:30 a.m.

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People connected with Pilgrim can now literally wear and carry our mission out into the world on a wide array of products available online at Products available through Pilgrim's seller shop on the CafePress website feature Pilgrim's logo and/or key statements about our community of faith. Check it out and get your Pilgrim swag today!

Announcing Exciting New Giving Tools for Supporting Pilgrim's Ministry

As we’re all adapting to new digital tools and ways of worshipping remotely, we are excited to offer new options to conveniently support Pilgrim's ministry through text-to-give or a mobile app. Both options are hosted through our partner, SimplyGiving, and provide a ‘virtual offering plate’ for those that prefer this form of giving:


Send a text to the number assigned to Pilgrim: 844-905-2734, and enter the amount you wish to give.   You’ll receive a reply that includes a registration link - tap the link and then enter your payment information.  You will receive a text verification and an email receipt. 
For future giving, simply text the same number with the amount you wish to give, and the donation will process automatically (you can also text “repeat” to make it a recurring donation).  
Click here for step-by-step instructions.

GIVE+ Mobile App
Download the GIVE+ mobile app from the App Store or Google Play to use your phone to easily give without going through the website.  Once in the app, enter “Pilgrim Lutheran St. Paul” – there are multiple Pilgrim Lutheran churches, so double-check that you select the right one.
Enter your donation amount and payment information to submit a one-time or recurring donation. Once your donation is complete you will receive an email confirmation.
Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Both methods have been thoroughly tested. Pilgrim receives donor information so offerings sent by these methods will appear on your giving statements. 

If you have questions, please contact Pilgrim’s Business Manager, Cathy Salin, at, or call the office at 651-699-6886 and leave a message for her at extension 16. (Note that based on our remote operations, an email will receive a faster response.)

Pilgrim welcomes your donations through any method you choose.  We hope you will try these new ways to give to support Pilgrim’s ministry.


Community Prayer Steps

Next time you are out for a walk, come and check out the Community Prayer Steps, and then continue on in a prayer walk to neighboring congregations participating in this witness! In the spirit of unity and embracing hope, we carry one another's prayers and intentions between our "trees."

About the prayer steps: This is an invitation for all people in our community to bring a ribbon, symbolizing their prayer, and tie it to the railings on the steps leading up the Pilgrim sanctuary front door. A lawn sign in front of Pilgrim announces this invitation, calling it a “faith-filled interactive art installation.” This prayer witness emerged from conversations with neighboring congregations: Macalester Plymouth United, Fairmount Avenue Methodist, and Immanuel Lutheran. They each are debuting “Community Prayer Trees,” inviting people to tie a ribbon to a branch of a tree, but Pilgrim doesn’t have a tree with branches that we can reach! Hence, the prayer steps. As we move along in this partnership of prayer, we may develop a walking prayer path among our faith communities.

Find and share the prayer trees (and steps) on social media by following and tagging #MacGrovePrays.


Johnson Fellowships Available

Now accepting applications for Johnson Leadership and Creativity Fellows for this fall, winter, or spring. Click here for more information.

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