Pilgrim Lutheran Church
820 Belknap St.

Superior, Wisconsin 54880

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Ministry at Pilgrim

Ministry is varied and vital at Pilgrim as we seek to love God, and our neighbors.  All people are welcome to join any group or meeting at Pilgrim.  If you have a skill, talent, or desire to help in a certain way, and it is not currently available at Pilgrim, please call the office or suggest it to the pastor.  Your input at Pilgrim is encouraged.


Worship is always at the center of the Christian Church.  In worship, the people gathered together:

     - praise God in song, words, and prayer

     - confess their sins and hear God's word of forgiveness

     - hear God's Word in scripture, sermon, and hymns

     - pray for the world, the Church, and all those in need

     - receive Holy Communion weekly as Jesus Christ present in the bread and wine

     - respond in offerings to support ministry locally and far away

Pilgrim Church welcomes all people to worship on Sunday morning at  8:45 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.  Parents are encouraged to bring their children of all ages to worship with them.  The 8:45 service is less formal and lasts approximately 45 minutes. The 10:00 service is traditional and is broadcast weekly on KDNI 90.5 FM.  A mid-week alternative service is offered Wednesdays starting around 6:30 pm following the All Age Learning hour.

All Age Learning

All Age Learning (AAL) for children pre-K thru grade 7 and confirmation classes for grades 8-9 meets Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6:30 pm from mid-September through mid-May. All ages (adults, too) are welcome.

Eucharistic Ministry

This volunteer ministry is comprised of laypersons within the congregation who support homebound members with monthly visits. These visits include some casual conversation, greetings from Pilgrim Church, and the distribution of the elements of Holy Communion. This is a new ministry to Pilgrim in 2005.

Music: Choir & Hand Bells

Music has always been an important part of the life of Pilgrim Church and new singers and ringers are always welcome.  Consider making music with one of these groups:

  - Pilgrim Choir:  They rehearse on Tuesday at 5:30 PM and generally sing 3 times a month from September-May and at special services.

  - Grace Notes:  A women's ensemble which sings on occasional Sunday mornings and at special events.

  - Hand Bells:  Note: The Hand Bell Choir is currently on hiatus. They hope to reorganize and resume playing in the near future.

The Pilgrim Women and the parish musicians host  the annual Advent Vesper Tea in mid-December.  It is a great afternoon of Advent and Christmas music and Scandinavian food.


Pilgrim Church encourages a strong youth program and youth involvement in the life of the parish.  The Youth enjoy trips locally for a variety of activities, often combining with other local churches.  Summer events are planned for camping, helping others in housing rehabilitation, and other recreational activities.  With Pastor Mowchan's leadership, the youth have begun annual mission trips to help those in need.

Women's Group

The Pilgrim Lutheran Church Women (PLCW) meets every other month from September until May on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon for lunch. Contact office, or see web site calendar for dates.  Bible Study, and a short meeting.   The PLCW sponsors a Spring Salad Luncheon and contributes generously to many charitable organizations.  They also organize the beautiful Santa Lucia Vesper Tea event every year.


From September through May, several women gather in the Fellowship Hall to make quilts.  Hundreds of quilts are then distributed locally and throughout the world to people needing warmth and shelter.  There is always room for more quilters.  Gifts of money or material from many people keep this valuable ministry alive and well. 

Altar Guild

The people of the Altar Guild are responsible for the upkeep and use of the furnishings and sacramental elements used in Holy Baptism and Communion.  They also care for such things as altar cloths, candles, and banners.  In Pilgrim's commitment to provide weekly Holy Communion, the Altar Guild is an active group and always welcomes new workers.  The nature of the service provided by the Altar Guild calls for workers with a love for the Church and an attention to detail.


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