Saturday, 28 March 2015
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Easter Sunday 11am
performance at 11am Service with choir, soloists & chamber orchestra.
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Pilgrim Church Adelaide is launching an appeal to help rebuild the lives of families and congregations in Vanuatu.
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April 1st - 5th
Plan your Easter experience. Scroll down the centre column for dates and times.


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A Lenten Journey
through art

Open weekdays 12-2pm
(not Wednesdays)

Monday March 16
Thursday April 2

For Exhibition details,
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See a write up in
Weekend Notes.

 Music in the Lane
Monday 30 March
12.30 - 1 pm
David Cox

Do your boss a favour
Take a break, bring your lunch and enjoy wonderful music on the Pilgrim Forecourt in front of the church.
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 Service of Lament for Asylum Seekers
No service in April
Thursday 7 May 2015
5.15pm - 5.45pm
Pilgrim Forecourt

Come and show your support and compassion for those seeking refuge from persecution and war.
First Thursday of every month - same time - same place.

Meditate on the words
Your prayer here . . .

Uniting Church Response
The Moderator has provided suggestions for the many ways practical help can be given. Read the Moderator's message here. . .

to Sunday's Messages
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for the latest events' news
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Second and Fourth Thursdays, 1 - 1.30 pm.

April 9th

Recordings of past concerts may be listened to online here . . .

 Postcards of Hope
Make a difference
Information for those wanting to follow up on Sandy's message on Sunday 7 December.
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VIDEOS of keynote addresses now online . .
See Picture Gallery . . . .
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 That Petition
to bring back the Woodville kids
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HERE . . .
Two too many demonstration,
Pilgrim Symposium

 Listen to the Pilgrim Organ
Sound Bites
Recordings from the free concerts at Pilgrim held at Thursday Lunchtimes at 1pm in the second and fourth weeks of the month here.
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 *New Movie Resources*

Charlie's Country

Discussion starters
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 Pilgrims Win International Hymn Competition
26 November 2013
Helen Wiltshire's and Norm Inglis's hymn was selected out of 128 entries.
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 Islam and Multi-faith Relations
The videos of the symposium are now available. Read more . . .

 Ken Leaver Scholarship
Promoting pastoral care projects
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 The President's Blog
Rev Prof Andrew Dutney
Keep up with the President's thoughts as he travels. Keep him in your prayers.
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 Hear the message
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 Children's Program
Sundays except school holidays
Two sessions - during 9.30 and 11.00 worship Read more . .

 Social Justice:
a gospel imperative
Many people here are actively engaged in a variety of social justice issues. We believe that is an integral part of what the gospel calls us to do.
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 Around the World ...

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 Other Church Events of Interest
at other places and times
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 This week we pray for

It is not from your own possessions that you are bestowing alms on the poor, you are but restoring to them what is theirs by right..... The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone.

- St Ambrose


Galpu Gospel Singers

Above: Members of Barra (West Wind in Yolgnu language) performed at Pilgrim with a special healing service by Djalu Gurruwiwi, Elder and Leader of the Galpu Clan, East Arnhem Land.

Rethinking the palms and hype

“We need to undomesticate Palm Sunday in our churches! Jesus was staging a kind of counter-demonstration. We need to re-contextualize its symbols into our political moment, and replace our witness back into public space.” Ched Meyers

Ched Meyers on Palm Sunday: […]

posted March 27, 2015

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Our Micah Challenge for this week 22 March 2015
The federal government has referred to the decision of some Aboriginal people to live on their traditional lands as a 'lifestyle choice' that it is not prepared to fund. This is at best careless talk and at worst offensive. It ignores Aboriginal views about who they are and their relationship to country. It is an example of a persistent tendency of governments to impose their views on Aboriginal communities rather than listen to them and work with them.
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Pictured right: The new logo of the SA Synod. Community in Christ: Living Compassion & Hope is the theme of the new Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Dr Deidre Palmer.

Pictured left: a variety of scenes from the life of the Pilgrim Community.


Sunday Services
8:00am     Early Morning Eucharist
9:30am     Community Worship
11:00am    Traditional Choral Worship

Church Open for reflection 30 March - 2 April, 12noon - 2pm

7.30pm - A walk on the dark side  
A pilgrimage exploring the Easter story through contemporary experience, using spaces in and around the church.
Meet on Pilgrim Forecourt.

6.30pm   Reflective Communion Service

8.30am   A spiritual journey through Easter
9:30am   Commemoration of the Cross
in words & music with Pilgrim Choir

5.00pm Quiet Meditation on grief and loss in the 'in between time' between death and risen life.

EASTER DAY - 5 April:
Celebration of Resurrection
6.15am     Sunrise Service - Celebration of the Resurrection followed by a light meal
          in the plaza at the rear of the church.
8:00am     Early Morning Eucharist
9:30am     Contemporary Eucharist
11:00am    Choral Eucharist

Weekday Services (30 mins):
Tuesdays 8:00am Eucharist
Note: No Tuesday Service after Easter
Thursdays 12:15pm Eucharist

Open to the public for Prayer and Meditation:
Museum & Art Gallery: Public Tours on request
Art Gallery displays & exhibitions: see What's New or contact our office

OPEN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12noon - 2.00pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts; Dates & times . . .
Thursday FREE Organ Recitals: see Events page for dates & times . .

The Lounge - a welcome spot
Drop in, rest your weary feet and have a cuppa! - entry at rear
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm

Rev Sandy Boyce [Deacon]
Rev Jana Norman [Minister of the Word]
Rev Dr Dean Eland [Minister in Association]

Acknowledgement of Country
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Bible Readings for this Week
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Pick A Prayer
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Why some people choose Pilgrim for their spiritual home. Read more . . .
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Pilgrim Pathways
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Movie Discussion Resources
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Contact Us

Office (weekdays):
Office Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Ph. 8212 3295      Fax. 8212 9637
Verger: Ph. 0477 761 725

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Children's Program
during Community Worship - 9.30am
during Choral Worship - 11.00am


Did you know?

Pilgrim Church has the largest pipe organ in South Australia. With 88 speaking stops and 35 couplers, this instrument has drawn favourable comment from international artists.

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Did you know?

Pilgrim supports the Waikerie Fruit Project. By buying the products available through this project we support Riverland growers to receive a fairer price for their produce and help to keep them on their properties. Part of the proceeds also support medical projects to benefit people in West Papua.

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Did you know?

Pilgrim hosts a briefing lunch with a staffworker from Amnesty International every first Wednesday of the month at noon. Bring your lunch and join in the briefing. Everyone is welcome.

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Did you know?

Pilgrim has been supporting and distributing Fair Trade products for many years and uses Fair Trade coffee and tea for refreshments after church, in our Lounge and Drop In Centre.

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The photos (left) display a variety of events and occasions in the life of Pilgrim.

Jesus said; Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
Matt 11: 28-30 The Message