The Pilgrim

THE PILGRIM
PILGRIM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
911 MAIN STREET AT GARDNER
WORCESTER, MA 01610
OFFICE PHONE: 508-753-6970
VOLUME 93 April and May 2015 NO. 3

Dear Friends,

Now that we have gone thru the celebration that Christ died for us, he rose and offered us eternal life. Remember when he said “In my father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place myself, that where I am you may be also.” We are all human and certainly make our share of mistakes. However, as Christians, we try again and again to follow his rules. We want to join him. Our ability to try to do things correctly is our ticket to heaven. While he died for our sins, we must never stop attempting to be better people and show others the right path. God gave us to Jesus to show us as humans what he wanted from each of us. The numerous parables that Jesus spoke were his teaching lessons for us. Whatever version of the bible you use (King James, Revised, Good News etc.) you can interpret these lessons and understand them. The new versions do use more of todays language so it helps us, without all of the “thees and thous” to read. Let us start with the light parable, so our light at 911 will be bright.

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May Birthdays June Birthdays

May 10 Jennifer and Jeanine Williams June 22 Chancy William

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Easter Lilies Listing
For April 5, 2015

Rev David J Dean in memory of Joan Dean Loving Wife
Carol and Calvin rice in memory of grandmother Elizabeth Rice
Aunt Elizabeth Webber
Mother Ann and Father Edson Rice
Friends Arlene Lish and Ruby Olsen
Jean Breidenbach in memory of Mom and Dad
Peckham Family in memory of Mother, Mother in Law and Grandmother Santina Peckham
Father, Father in Law Donald Peckam
George Roberts
Nancy and Scott Nickerson in memory of Mother Alyce Scott, Father, Leonard Scott Sr. Brother Leonard Scott Jr.

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Over the years, we have had several beings tell us events that are part of our church. Do you remember Reddy Brick, J.C. church mouse III and anonymouse over the years. It has been suggested that a new creature come into being as we start our new and exciting adventure to rebuild our church ant it’s mission. Maybe the next issue of the Pilgrim will introduce this new being.
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Our church secretary has been in the hospital and rehab. Linda has made progress and will be home by the end of April.

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When we asked about activities again as to what would help us start up again – we have received several – potluck dinners, movie night, craft night, book sales or swap, square dancing, game night, healing service are just a few of the suggestions. Hopefully in May we will get started.
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Over 300 books have been received by the church along with games and puzzles. The books are fiction, cook books, nature etc. Once we get the vestry set up again for us, this and many other activities will take place.

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On May 30 we will have a potluck supper at 5:30. Bring a casserole for six or eight people or pay $5 for a meal.

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Our church was notified that on February 10, 2015 that Mr. Ed Fenner Jr. passed away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fenner family.

  • Quote of the day

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