Events during COVID-19

Key: (on hover) blue events are virtual; purple events are in-person.

LIGHT Nights
(Children & Youth)

A nine-week faith formation program for ages 3 yrs-high school with themes of Love, Community, and Racial Justice. Woven into each evening’s discussion and activities will be a New Testament idea, story, or passage. The sessions will begin with a gathering group, where we will enter a Zoom call together and join Maggie Priola in a fun, musical convocation! Promptly, we will split into breakout groups by age. This week's theme: Strength (Do).

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6:15 pm

LIGHT Nights (Children & Youth)

10/7, 6:15 pm

The Christian Journey of Aging

In these days, we are mindful of daily life that cannot be taken for granted, amidst the risks and unknowns that are re-shaping our lives. We are awakening to new perspectives and new ways of envisioning living in our world. The Christian faith and community grounds us in God’s guidance through out our lives, as we together explore where God is leading us in this time of life. Lifelong aging comes into view even more as our life journey “matures.” These all-ages gatherings will be supported by theologian William Willimon's book, Aging, which you need not read before or after these gatherings. This week's theme: The Storm of Aging, by Peter Spuit.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 11:00 am

The Christian Journey of Aging

10/8, 11:00 am

Pathways Youth
Pumpkin Carving

Middle & high school youth will meet for a fun evening of pumpkin carving! We'll set up tables, provide pumpkins, and have a swell time preparing for Halloween and enjoying the autumn weather. 

Contact Alex Theship-Rosales for location information.

Friday, Oct. 9, 5:30 pm

Pathways Youth Pumpkin Carving

10/9, 5:30 pm

Virtual Morning Worship 
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day focus

  • Baby First Steps Families in Faith ritual live in worship

  • Point for Pilgrims for all ages

  • Pastor Carol Tomer preaching 

If you have hosted a Zoom meeting using the Pilgrim account, please make sure you are logged OUT of it and into your own personal account BEFORE joining Pilgrim worship. Click on the Pilgrim icon in the upper right corner of the Zoom website and choose "SIGN OUT" before you close your web browser window.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 9:30 am

Virtual Morning Worship

10/11, 9:30 am

Virtual Morning Forum

Alex writes: Ecological spirituality points us towards the reality of our relationships. “Nature” and “humans” are not two distinct entities — we are all woven into the same grand tapestry of reciprocity and love. I’ll expand on a very formative point on the journey — my experience studying abroad in Aotearoa (New Zealand). I was gifted lessons in intentionality and learned to consider the environment as a teacher, benefactor of kindness, and altogether a spiritually enriching ecosystem. You are invited to view the film, “To Walk Alongside,” about this experience.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 10:40 am

Virtual Morning Forum | 10/11, 10:40 am

Holden Contemplative Evening Prayer: Virtual Contemplative Worship

Worship via Zoom, followed by coffee & conversation. This week's theme: As a Child I Danced

If you have hosted a Zoom meeting using the Pilgrim account, please make sure you are logged OUT of it and into your own personal account BEFORE joining Pilgrim worship. Click on the Pilgrim icon in the upper right corner of the Zoom website and choose "SIGN OUT" before you close your web browser window.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 6:51 pm

Holden Contemplative Evening Prayer: Virtual Contemplative Worship 

10/11, 6:51 pm

T'ai Chi Chih

Mary Weddle, who has been graciously leading T’ai Chi Chih in these recent Pilgrim worship gatherings, will offer a three-session series of Pilgrim classes upcoming. She has been practicing T’ai Chi Chih since 2011, became an Accredited Instructor in 2014 and has found the gentle, meditative practice of T’ai Chi Chih to be a useful adjunct in her own contemplative journey.  During these three sessions, you will learn half of the 19 movements and one pose of the T’ai Chi Chih. We’ll gather at Pilgrim, outside, wearing masks, behind the Pilgrim office building, weather permitting.

Monday, Oct. 12, 5:00 pm

T'ai Chi Chih

10/12, 5:00 pm

LIGHT Nights
(Children & Youth)

A nine-week faith formation program for ages 3 yrs-high school with themes of Love, Community, and Racial Justice. Woven into each evening’s discussion and activities will be a New Testament idea, story, or passage. The sessions will begin with a gathering group, where we will enter a Zoom call together and join Maggie Priola in a fun, musical convocation! Promptly, we will split into breakout groups by age. This week's theme: You + Me = 3.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:15 pm

LIGHT Nights (Children & Youth)

10/14, 6:15 pm

Virtual Morning Worship 
  • Blessing of the Animals (we get to see each other's pets!)

  • Point for Pilgrims for all ages

  • Children of Pilgrim lead the prayers

  • Pastor Carol Tomer preaching

If you have hosted a Zoom meeting using the Pilgrim account, please make sure you are logged OUT of it and into your own personal account BEFORE joining Pilgrim worship. Click on the Pilgrim icon in the upper right corner of the Zoom website and choose "SIGN OUT" before you close your web browser window.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 9:30 am

Virtual Morning Worship

10/18, 9:30 am

LIGHT Nights
(Children & Youth)

A nine-week faith formation program for ages 3 yrs-high school with themes of Love, Community, and Racial Justice. Woven into each evening’s discussion and activities will be a New Testament idea, story, or passage. The sessions will begin with a gathering group, where we will enter a Zoom call together and join Maggie Priola in a fun, musical convocation! Promptly, we will split into breakout groups by age. This week's theme: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:15 pm

LIGHT Nights (Children & Youth)

10/21, 6:15 pm

Holden Evening Prayer 

Holden Evening Prayer has been a part of Pilgrim's rich ministry and worship life, as it has in many other churches. In these days of continued isolation for many and contracting daylight, Holden Evening Prayer feels like a natural part of our current rhythms of life. Holden Evening Prayer is offered on the second Sunday of the month at 6:51pm, but in order to allow as many Pilgrims as possible an opportunity to participate, music director Paul Stever will host a second zoom meeting each month. Paul will also include a "live" piece of music during these gatherings, and you are invited to stay afterwards to share stories, perhaps about your experiences with Holden Evening Prayer. 

Friday, Oct. 23, 8:00 pm

Holden Evening Prayer

 10/23, 8:00 pm

Virtual Morning Forum

Hosted by Leif McClellan. Leif writes: I am pleased to invite you to this forum where we will be discussing together how we understand God’s mission for us as a faith community. For my master’s thesis at Luther Seminary, I conducted a study on how Pilgrim understands itself as a church and its purpose in the world. Pilgrim is truly a wonderful community with a rich tradition of practicing hospitality, justice, and pilgrimage. My hope is that I can accompany you all in discerning ways God might be calling Pilgrim to engage the wider St. Paul community and beyond. I look forward to working with you in this shared ministry.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 10:40 am

Virtual Morning Forum | 10/18, 10:40 am

The Christian Journey of Aging

In these days, we are mindful of daily life that cannot be taken for granted, amidst the risks and unknowns that are re-shaping our lives. We are awakening to new perspectives and new ways of envisioning living in our world. The Christian faith and community grounds us in God’s guidance through out our lives, as we together explore where God is leading us in this time of life. Lifelong aging comes into view even more as our life journey “matures.” These all-ages gatherings will be supported by theologian William Willimon's book, Aging, which you need not read before or after these gatherings. This week's theme: Retiring with God, led by Richard Wintersteen.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 11:00 am

The Christian Journey of Aging

10/22, 11:00 am

Virtual Morning Worship 
  • Reformation Sunday

  • The Rite of Confirmation

  • Pathways Leaders lead prayers for the confirmands

  • Pastor Jen Rome preaching

  • Pilgrim youth affirming their baptisms on this Confirmation Sunday: Ella Boelke, Will Goldman, Ellie Greseth, Kate Heinecke, Amelia Smith 

If you have hosted a Zoom meeting using the Pilgrim account, please make sure you are logged OUT of it and into your own personal account BEFORE joining Pilgrim worship. Click on the Pilgrim icon in the upper right corner of the Zoom website and choose "SIGN OUT" before you close your web browser window.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 9:30 am

Virtual Morning Worship | 10/25, 9:30 am

Virtual Morning Forum

Based on Walter Brueggemann’s book Virus as a Summons to Faith: Biblical Reflections in a Time of Loss, Grief, and Uncertainty, Pamela Erwin will lead a second forum discussion of how God, in times of devastation, “calls us into a deeper, more caring, and mutually beneficial relationship with all that is.” During these days of pandemic, political polarization and election season, and accelerating climate change, we wrestle with God’s presence and activity. Brueggemann, an Old Testament scholar, explores the God of the Old Testament to encourage our reflection amidst the chaos of these times and invites us to renew and deepen our faith. A brief reading will be available via the congregational email, prior to the forum. 

Sunday, Oct. 25, 10:40 am

Virtual Morning Forum | 10/25, 10:40 am

Woven Together in Spirit: Virtual Contemplative
Worship

Worship via Zoom, followed by poetry reflections & conversation. This week's theme: We Can Do No Other

If you have hosted a Zoom meeting using the Pilgrim account, please make sure you are logged OUT of it and into your own personal account BEFORE joining Pilgrim worship. Click on the Pilgrim icon in the upper right corner of the Zoom website and choose "SIGN OUT" before you close your web browser window.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 6:51 pm

Woven Together in Spirit: Virtual Contemplative Worship | 10/25, 9:30 am

T'ai Chi Chih

Mary Weddle, who has been graciously leading T’ai Chi Chih in these recent Pilgrim worship gatherings, will offer a three-session series of Pilgrim classes upcoming. She has been practicing T’ai Chi Chih since 2011, became an Accredited Instructor in 2014 and has found the gentle, meditative practice of T’ai Chi Chih to be a useful adjunct in her own contemplative journey.  During these three sessions, you will learn half of the 19 movements and one pose of the T’ai Chi Chih. We’ll gather at Pilgrim, outside, wearing masks, behind the Pilgrim office building, weather permitting.

Monday, Oct. 26, 5:00 pm

T'ai Chi Chih

10/26, 5:00 pm

LIGHT Nights
(Children & Youth)

A nine-week faith formation program for ages 3 yrs-high school with themes of Love, Community, and Racial Justice. Woven into each evening’s discussion and activities will be a New Testament idea, story, or passage. The sessions will begin with a gathering group, where we will enter a Zoom call together and join Maggie Priola in a fun, musical convocation! Promptly, we will split into breakout groups by age. This week's theme: Yes, We Can!

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:15 pm

LIGHT Nights (Children & Youth)

10/28, 6:15 pm