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Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 16:20

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Dwight 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 breath-taking speed of the coronavirus pandemic has more than a few people concerned. Those who believe in the soon return of Christ now wonder—could it be sooner than we think? Can you get there from here? In the midst of our bad news, is there hope for the future?
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
The Lord's My Shepherd • Searle Wright
*Hymns of Hope—A Hymn Cycle
Praise Him! Praise Him!—st. 1-2 of 249 • O God, Our Help—st. 1-3, 5 of 103 • Be Still, My Soul—st. 1-2 of 461
Praise
Everlasting God • I Must Tell Jesus • Still
Prayer
Rodlie Ortiz
Pioneer Life
"Worship at Home"
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Pioneer Operating Budget
Children's Story
Worship in Music
The Twenty-Third Psalm • Albert Malotte
William Fagal, baritone
Homily
"Corona Care Kit: Rehearsing for the Big One"
Dwight K. Nelson
Closing Hymn
We Have This Hope • 214
Benediction
Closing Music
Be Not Afraid (from Elijah) • Felix Mendelssohn
* First Service Only

More In This Series

04/25/2020
With all this talk about eradicating the virus, turns out there is one contagion you don’t want to lose. Learn the very simple steps to staying contagious, and life beyond these four walls will never be the same again.
04/18/2020
Is the coronavirus pandemic a Black Swan? No doubt. Then are there Black Swan survival principles we can implement to get us through? Good news—there are three of them—from one of the first Black Swans to hit this planet. Share the news.
04/11/2020
For Easter weekend, let your heart thrill to the very best news of all. Pandemic or not, this is the one piece of information that can set your heart free. From fear. Share the good news with your family and friends. There is a way out.
04/04/2020
Turns out we’re not the only one infected by this pandemic. Through a stunning paradigm shift, brood over the implications of the killer-virus that took down our one last hope. Spoiler alert: we have more hope now than ever before.
03/28/2020
With almost half the nation locked down and entire nations elsewhere in quarantine, what practical steps can I take to not only survive but actually thrive inside my four walls? You’ll be surprised at how simple your thriving can turn out to be.
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Offering for July 2, 2022

Pioneer Operating Budget

Hasten His Coming

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

We worship with our tithe and offerings because we wait eagerly to see our God face to face. The Scripture associates the Second Coming with the proclamation of the gospel to the whole world (Matt. 24:14). He desires all to come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9). Our involvement in doing and supporting God’s mission makes it possible for others to hear and receive the good news.

Peter describes the waiting experience as an active one: “as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” Ellen G. White clarifies Peter’s words: “By giving the gospel to the world it is in our power to hasten our Lord's return. We are not only to look for but to hasten the coming of the day of God” (The Desire of Ages, 633, 634). It appears that God has given us the possibility to hasten His coming.

The example of a sled helps us to understand the meaning of hastening His return. If you put a sled at the top of a hill and allow it to glide, it will reach the bottom after some time. This is the natural course due to gravity and normal force. However, kids who like playing in the snow know that you can speed up your sled as it goes downhill. Among other tricks, you can spray cooking oil at the bottom of the sled, pack down the snow on the track, stay low on the sled, or balance your weight on the sled. As a result, you go faster, and it is more fun. In the same way, the reality of His Second Coming is unalterable; it will take place, but it can happen earlier if we associate with Him to reach out to others.

Are we going to forsake this opportunity to speed up his coming? This week, as we worship with our tithe and regular offerings we can reveal how hard we wish for the Second Coming.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Rocky Railway VBS

July 11-15 from 9-11:45 AM at Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles). Join us for Bible stories, crafts, games, and more! Please pre-register ASAP at www.NilesWestside.org or by calling 269-683-5998.

 

Something in Common

 From Anger to Intimacy with Gary Smalley DVD series

June 11-Anger: Stuff It, Spew It, or Study It

June 18-Personal Responsibility and Emotions

June 25- The Spirit of Forgiveness

July 2- Crafting the Perfect Apology

July 9-Roadblocks to Forgiveness

July 16- Forgiving the Difficult, Addicted or Cheating Spouse

Everyone is welcome Sabbath mornings from 10:30-11:30 in PMC room 141.

Church Access for Attendees with Physical Challenges

Pioneer is pleased to announce that transportation will be provided for Sabbath services for attendees with physical challenges who would have trouble in negotiating stairs.

Pioneer Traffic and Deacon teams will transport attendees by golf carts from the canopy entrance to the doors at the east entrance (JN Andrews statue). At the end of the service, attendees will be invited to return to the door and alert a greeter to contact the cart that will transport them to their cars.

If you would like to be picked up from your car at the start of the service instead of at the canopy entrance, please call the church office on (269) 471-3133 by Friday at 10:00 AM and supply the following information:

  • Name(s) of attendees
  • Service attending
  • Make, model, and color of car
  • Estimated time of arrival

We hope that this interim measure will be a helpful blessing to you.

Ministry Design Project Submission

Ministry and Grow Group Leaders: We are here to help you create appealing materials both digital and in print in order to familiarize people with your ministry or upcoming event. Because we support many ministries, kindly provide us with at least 10 design days from the time we receive your project details to completion. Additional time may be needed for printing and shipping when applicable. Submit your project online today at pmchurch.org/design/submit. -Pioneer Media Ministry