Pioneer Women’s Ministries
Easter Reflections 2023
“Who Is This King Of Glory?”
This is our third year of Easter Reflections. You will receive a daily email and a text meditation for nine days on the events that happened during the Passion week. Let us reflect on what Jesus did for us. How does it relate to me today? To receive this daily short blessing, text "GLORY" to 269-281-2345
The Morning Star Rises
The Morning Star Rises: O Holy Night
SpeakerDwight K. Nelson
Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.
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“The Morning Star Rises: O Holy Night”
Jesus’ gift of the Morning Star—Revelation 2:18-29
□ Stipulation #1—You must this.
- Revelation 2:18-20
- James 4:4-5
The 2nd Commandment: “For I, the LORD your God, am a God.” (Exodus
When Jesus in His letter to His friends in Thyatira warns about “sexual immorality” He talks
like a wounded Lover who is heartbroken over the spiritual of those who try to have an affair with while they declare themselves children of !
- 1 Corinthians 10:18-22
- Stipulation #1—You must get over this: with the Dark Knight.
□ Stipulation #2—You must this.
- Revelation 2:24-28
- Revelation 14:12
Revelation 2:26 The Message: “‘Here’s the reward I have for every conqueror, everyone
who at it, to give up.”
- Stipulation #2—You must hang onto this: with the Morning Star.
□ But how can Jesus give the Morning Star when He is the Morning Star?
Embedded in this letter to Thyatira are two clues that link the Morning Star here to the returning Christ as depicted in the Apocalypse’s most spectacular and detailed portrayal of the Second Coming.
Clue #1—“eyes like a .” (2:18/19:12)
Clue #2—“rule them with a .” (2:27/19:15)
Revelation 19:13—“[The returning Christ] is clothed in a robe dipped in .”
- The Great Controversy: “In the Saviour’s expiring cry, ‘It is finished,’ the death knell of Satan was rung. The great controversy which had been so long in progress was then , and the final eradication of evil was made certain.” (503)
- “. . . when Satan would fill your mind with despondency, gloom, and doubt, resist his suggestions. Tell him of the of Jesus, that cleanses from all sin. You cannot save yourself from the tempter’s power, but he trembles and flees when the merits of that precious blood are urged.” (5T 317)
- “Prayer and faith place the sinner on vantage ground, where the hand of faith can grasp firmly the hand of the Saviour. In and through Christ we may come off more than conquerors.” (Upward Look 322)
“When [we are] in fellowship with God, that unswerving purpose which preserved Joseph and Daniel amidst the corruption of heathen courts will make [ours] a life of unsullied . [Our] robes of character will be spotless. In [our] life the light of Christ will be undimmed. The bright and morning Star will appear shining steadfastly above [us] in changeless glory.” (Ministry of Healing 136)
“O holy night, O holy day!”
- Embedded in this letter to Thyatira are two clues that link the Morning Star here to the returning Christ as depicted in the Apocalypse’s most spectacular and detailed portrayal of the Second Coming.
Pioneer Women’s Ministries
The PMC Evergreen Pathfinders want to get to Wyoming next summer for the International Camporee. Your support will help us get 100+ Pathfinders and staff there. Click on the link to order some delicious popcorn from March 27th to March 31st. 50% of your purchase will benefit the Pathfinder club. Thank you so much! https://s.dgpopup.com/6kbld748
In light of the nearness of the Second Coming of Jesus, we need to do everything possible to improve our prayer life. Come hear and see for yourself the "Miracles of Prayer," as presented by Sari Butler, former Andrews Academy Counselor. Bring a friend and a dish or two for the potluck and enjoy Sari's presentation as together we learn what we can do to have an intimate connection with Jesus. The monthly ASM is open to all Adventists in Michiana (age 55 or more) and next meets at 1 PM on Sunday, April 9 in the Village SDA Church Fellowship Hall. We will see you there! --Cleon White, President, 269-471-5553, firstname.lastname@example.org
Former AU faculty and PMC member, Dr. Sandra Camp, passed away March 9, 2023, in Walla Walla, WA. All 4 of her daughters were with her. She had recently moved to Walla Walla from Berrien Springs. A small family memorial gathering was held in Walla Walla. During her career at AU (1978-1988), Dr.Camp was Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the Music Dept. Dr. Camp also taught piano lessons to countless area students for many decades, until her move in June, 2022. There are plans to establish a memorial scholarship in her name. Dr. Camp is survived by her daughters Connie (Ben) Gish, Tonya (Marty) Wessman, Jill (Jeff) Howell, and MerrieLi (Michele) Camp; 6 grandchildren, and 9 great
grandchildren. Messages may be sent to 817 SE Tuscany Dr, College Place, WA 99324.
Celebrate Christ's death and resurrection with the PMC francophone group in a special Easter service at the Seminary Chapel on April 8. Sabbath School is at 10:30am, and the worship service at 11:45am. A simple Agape meal will follow. Tout le monde est bienvenu!
God's Hands 4 Kids is gifting the community with the Christian based trauma training Hope for the Journey from Show Hope - a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Virtual Conference. It will be beneficial for anyone who works with kids from hard places such as death in the family, divorce, foster care, adoption. If you are a ministry leader, educator, therapist, foster or adoptive family this is for you. For more information and to register go to GH4K.org.
Our SDA World Service Organization (WSO) at the General Conference ministers to SDA Military Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard. Also under its umbrella are all levels of Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, Corrections Personnel, Government Workers, and Military Veterans. All have access to WSO support resources by creating a personal profile at portal.worldserviceorganization.org. Pass the word! Questions-contact James North, Jr., at email@example.com or cell 269-876-2232, your PMC Servicepersons Coordinator.
Easter Reflections 2023
April 1-9 “Who Is This King Of Glory?” Psalm 24:8-10 This is our third year of Easter Reflections. You will receive a daily email and/or a text meditation for nine days on events that happened during the Passion week. Let us reflect on what Jesus did for us. How does it relate to me today? To receive this daily short blessing, text "GLORY" to 269-281-2345 Sponsoring Organization or Ministry Name: Pioneer Women's Ministries
What a blessing! 45 Women attended the “Fellowship Leads To Friendship” event.
Our speaker, Paulette Johnson, Andrews University Dean of Libraries, encouraged us with the many benefits of friendship. Marlene Burt guided us through rounds of “Speed Friendship,” where we became acquainted with one another. And everyone enjoyed the simple lunch we prepared for them. The ladies are looking forward to the next time we can be together again.
Thanks to the continued blessings of the Lord and the ongoing good progress with the Elevator Project--Renovate 2.0--Pioneer's main entrance at the canopy will be closed on Sabbath, March 25, 2023. There will be no access to the Lower Level via the stairs from the reception booth on the main level. (This entrance also remains closed Mondays to Fridays until further notice).
We look forward to having you join us for in-person worship at Pioneer on March 25th and invite you to use the entrance at the Lower-Level Welcome Center and the stairs or the elevator to access the Sanctuary and Earliteen Loft, and to use the entrance opposite Andreasen Wellness Center for access to the Youth Chapel, Media Suite, and Collegiate SS.