Sunday, January 23

January 23 Worship

Today's theme is Nehemiah 8:10, The joy of the Lord is your strength. Jenny Gilles is elder. Weather interfered with our music plans and so we had to cobble together piano music from a variety of sources. This morning's hymn is Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, the one that uses Beethoven's Ode to Joy as its tune. The sermon looks at three aspects of the reading from Nehemiah 8: Priesthood, Weeping, and Joy.

Here's the worship video (click read more). Beneath is the order of service.

Sunday, January 16

January 16 Worship

Today's worship service is remote once again. We hope to return to in-person worship the first Sunday in February. This morning's scripture passage, the story of the Wedding at Cana, is from John 2. Our hymn is Come, Thou Fount. One of the sermon illustrations discusses the Disney film Encanto—especially the song Dos Oruguitas.

So here's the video in its entirety (click on read more). Beneath it is the order of worship for today's service.

Sunday, January 9

January 9 Worship

Unfortunately, Pilgrim Christian Church has had to suspend in-person worship for the rest of January. Here is the video for remote worship for January 9, the first Sunday after Epiphany, also known as the Baptism of the Lord. Pat Martin served as elder and our organist, Ann Doersam, provided a prélude and postlude, as well as the accompaniment for today's hymn, How Firm a Foundation

Here's the complete video (click "read more"), beneath which is the order or service.

Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve Worship

With the outbreak of the omicron variant of covid, our Christmas Eve plans were altered this year. Though fewer people were able to attend, the service was still beautiful and the Spirit of God was present within and among us. 

The message was based on John 14:10. Worship culminated with the sharing of the light of Christ as we sang Silent Night. 

Here is a video of the service:

Sunday, December 19

December 19 Worship

O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.
—Psalm 98:1

Today is the last Sunday before Christmas, and we dedicated our worship service to the music of the season. Our choir sang an introit and an anthem, our bell choir played two carols, we had dulcimer & percussion, and we had a countdown of our five favorite Christmas carols. Below is a video of today's service in its entirety (just click read more)