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Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  We are affiliated with the Northwestern Synod of Wisconsin located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Some highlights of Pilgrim's History:

1888 - Organized January 29 with 39 members.

1889 - First church building built at 6th and Weeks Street.

1905 - Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church organized with 20 members.

1907 - Second church building built at Broadway and Weeks Street.

1950 - Third and present church built at 820 Belknap Street.

1965 - Holy Trinity unites with Pilgrim.

1967 - Weekly radio program established.

1972 - Addition to the third church.   Holy Trinity Chapel, Library, Offices, and Reuter    Pipe Organ added.

2003 - Elevator project begun.

2005 - Handicap accessibility / Parking Lot project completed.

2012 - Chancel platform extension completed.

Pastoral History

Pastor William Mowchan 2011 - Present

Rev. Will Mowchan, Pastor

Pastor Mark Hillmer 2009-2011
Pastor Ron Becklund 2004-2005; 2009
Pastor William Wilson 2001-2009
Pastor James Sjolie 2000-2001
Pastor Waldo Johnson 1989-2000
Pastor David Eckman 1982-2002
Pastor Donald Berg 1969-1989
Pastor James N. Gustafson 1977-1980
Pastor Douglas K. Pohlman 1970-1976
Pastor Arma G. Riggle 1965-1971
Pastor Ronnie C. Peterson 1964-1969
Pastor Chester L. Johnson 1963-1968
Pastor Reinold Peterson 1953-1963
Pastor A.W. Arthur 1937-1953
Pastor A. Theodore Ekblad 1910-1936
Pastor J.V. Soderman 1902-1903
Pastor J.E. Linner 1889-1902, 1903-1910
Pilgrims 1st Pastor - A.P. Monten 1888-1889