COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

Pioneer church offices have now opened with limited morning hours. We continue to implement our phased reentry approach. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:34

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Speaker

Ben Martin

Ben Martin is on the pastoral team of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University where he is the Pastor of Youth Ministries. He is passionate about engaging youth in ministry. He believes that every member should be a functioning part of the body of Christ. Over the last few years he has been intentionally thinking through what it means to disciple the next generation. He enjoys photography, camping and spending time with his wife, Brianna. Together, they have 2 children.

Offering

Saturday, May 23, 2020

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05/16/2020
Are you in God's waiting room of loneliness? God gives us comfort and hope through looking at snapshots of the prophet Elijah’s life. We can find assurance that God will do the same for us today.
05/09/2020
God has a plan and a purpose for your life, but there is a subtle strategy the devil wants to use to stop you. Discover what the strategy is and how to overcome it.

Opening Music

The Lord is My Light, John Bischoff
Kenneth Logan, organ

Welcome

Daniel Henry-Saturné, 8th Grade Class President

Call to Worship

Guilherme Bueno, 8th Grade Treasurer

Praise

Praise to the Lord • Holy Spirit • Trust in You

Vocals: Kayleigh Staniszewski, Towette Shiow, RaeAnne Prentice, Ruthley Faustin-Atisme;
Piano: Raygio Masengi, Jion Kim; Kenneth Logan, organ

Congregational Prayer

Luis Flores, 8th Grade Class Pastor

Children's Story

Kayleigh Staniszewski, 8th Grade Vice-President

Call for Offering

Marco Sciarabba Badenas, 8th Grade Secretary

Scripture

Alexander Wright, 8th Grade Parliamentarian

Worship in Music

Faith, Jay Stocker
Ruth Murdoch 5th Grade Children's Choir

Sermon

"God's Waiting Room: A Divine Disruption"
Ben Martin

Song of Commitment

It is Well, arr. Daniel Bondaczuk

Andrews Academy & Ruth Murdoch Departments of Music

Closing Music

Go Forth, Go Forth with God, John Darwall
Kenneth Logan, organ

 

Welcome

Samuel Family (Jenisca)

Praise

Lord I Need You, Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher
Bacchiocchi Family (Gianna)

Wonderful Words of Life, P. P. Bliss
Feliciano Family (Kameron)

Prayer

Alvarez Family (Juan)

Parent Tributes

Teddy & Kristen Jones (Thomas)
Scottie & Arnie Baker (Einra)

Special Music

Made a Way, Travis Greene

Leonor Family (Giovanni); Gabriel Krause, piano

Panel Discussion

Lindsey Pratt, Kaila Campbell, Bia Martin, Hunter Penn, Quintin Wilson

Parent Tribute

Craig & Sue Wiker (Chase)

Call for Offering

Worthy Student Fund
Daniel & Joelle Ashley (Joshua & Hannah)

Benediction

Krista Metzgar (Kassie)

Opening Music

The Lord is My Light, John Bischoff
Kenneth Logan, organ

Processional

Diane Myers

Call to Worship

Richard Aguilera (Leo)

Song Service

This Is Amazing Grace • One Day

Vocals: Leo Aguilera, Malaika Ferguson, Wambui Karanja, Jaden Leiterman;
Nathaniel Chung, keyboard; Lucas Aguiar, guitar; Andres Weiss-Segui, bass; Josh Ashley, cajón

Prayer

Kleber Goncalves (Isabella)

Testimonies

Samuel St. Phard, Shaya Hart

Offering

Sonia & Davide Badenas (Flavia)

Scripture

Jeremiah 32:17, 27 NIV
Wendy Baldwin (Hunter)

Special Music

It is Well, arr. Daniel Bondaczuk
Andrews Academy & Ruth Murdoch Departments of Music

Sermon

"God's Waiting Room: A Divine Disruption"
Ben Martin

Consecration of Graduates

Benediction

David Keyes (Nolan)

Prayer Response

The Lord Bless You

Carrie VanDenburgh, soprano; Julie Reid, alto; Charles Reid, tenor; Marcelo Martins, bass

Closing Music

Go Forth, Go Forth with God, John Darwall
Kenneth Logan, organ

 

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Save the Date: Blood Drive

Save the date! Pioneer, Andrews University and The Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 23 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Pioneer Commons. Extra precautions will be in place for your safety.  More details to come including scheduling your appointment. All types of blood are needed so plan now to donate. Contact Larry Ulery at ulery@andrews.edu for more information. We're all in this together. Thank You!

The Least of These

Do you have the heart to serve the "least of these?" One of our Pioneer ministries provides a simple church service to those in the Juvenile Detention Center in Berrien Center. Saturday evenings at 6:00 PM we host an interactive Bible study and sing songs with the young people there. For more information and to get involved contact Rodlie Ortiz at rodlie.ortiz@pmchurch.org or call 269-471-6154.

Sun, Fun, and Faith!

We are inviting all youth to come out to Lake Chapin every Tuesday night from June 30 - August 11 at 6:00 PM to join us for Sun, Fun, and Faith! We will have boating, fun, and worship. Masks are encouraged and attendees are asked to remember social distancing. The Youth Department is asking for anyone with a boat who can bring it to out to Lake Chapin on Tuesday nights to contact Brooke Scott at 269-932-5783 via text or call.

Sabbath School Quarterlies

Do you need a Sabbath School Quarterly? You can always download a digital copy, but if you'd like to have your own physical copy they are located just inside the main entrance of the church. Sabbath School lessons are available for the 3rd quarter for all children and adult divisions as well as Primary Treasures and Junior Guides. The church office is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information, please contact the church office at 269-471-6565.

Going Home July 11

Will the church look any different? The sanctuary still smells new—and it will be just as you left it almost four months earlier. But yes, there will be a new awning entryway on the office (parking lot) side of Pioneer. The inside stairs going up and down from that doorway have been rebuilt with a new no-slip covering. Pioneer is eager to have you return.

That's why the doors to Sabbath worship at Pioneer are opening on July 11. Naturally, we all are carefully weighing our response to spaces opening up to the public in this season of the pandemic. Churches that are sacred space must also be a safe space. James Ford is chairing our reentry task force, and they have adopted the safest congregational protocol possible. Because we not only want you to be safe, we want you to feel safe.

To help us gauge your own perspectives, Richard Parke, co-chair of our Safety Committee, has created a short survey. The questions ask your initial plans regarding a return to our sanctuary. Your helpful response will assist your leaders in their planning for Pioneer's next chapter.

Whatever lies ahead for this congregation and this campus, why not claim God's promise, "I will go before you" (Isaiah 45:2). Knowing He goes ahead and prepares the way certainly makes what we don't know much easier not to know. May He be praised.

Take the Survey

Office Hours

Pioneer office hours are now as follows:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Adopt a College Student

COVID-19 has taken a toll in our community and around our campus. As you already know most students have headed home to their families. However, we have some students who were not able to return home and are alone here on campus, many are from international locations with student visa which, means they are not allowed to work off campus to their visa restrictions, and since Andrews University is currently closed they are not able to work at all. Most of these students don't have transportation to get off campus. These students are also missing connection.

Pioneer wants to share God's love and blessings with these students for the next 6 weeks, until our campus opens up. Would you adopt a student? Here's how you can help:

  • Check in on them once a week - send a text, call them on the phone, pray with them, get to know them.
  • Be willing to provide at least one meal a week or groceries for the student to cook with.
  • Be willing to drive them to the grocery store if needed.

Each student needs something different but we won’t know unless we ask them, and get to know them. Some students just need a ride to the grocery store, some students just need to hear that someone cares about them enough to call, others need groceries, but all need our love and prayers.

Adopt a Student

Other ways to help:

  • Sponsor a fruit/veggie box to be delivered weekly through Cafe Bon Appetit (269-471-3161 ext. 0 or email linda.brinegar@cafebonappetit.com)
  • Get a group together and host a carry-out meal for students. (thank you to the groups who have done this already)
  • Take a treat to the residence halls
  • Offer to give a student a ride to the grocery store.
  • Donate to Student Life Relief Fund
  • United Way of Southwest Michigan
Report: The (Virtual) Tent 2020

In no way was The Tent normal this year. After all, nothing has been! That is not to say, however, that it was not a win for the Kingdom of God. Although it was online only, God came through in a mighty way! With about 200 different video clips the whole thing came together against all odds. There were decisions for baptism and people tuning in from all over the world!

This was the 7th year of The Tent. Some of our preachers this year were in the first grade when this all began. That year, Pastor Dwight came to Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and asked the 1st graders which of them would like to preach when they were Junior High students. Well, some of those kids preached last week! These messages were driven by the Holy Spirit as they profoundly spoke to events that took place after the messages were even recorded.

It was not just the speakers who did well this year. Micah Leiterman and Marco Sciarabba Badenas welcomed guests every night with intros that were fun and engaging! What was awesome about their video clips was the way that these two students not only wrote the scripts but they filmed and edited the clips together.

The students came together in an incredible way to make the music as well. Each student created their videos for music individually and these were edited together to create music as a team. We had an incredible team of seminary students who helped bring all of this together, and we also depended upon the musical genius of Chuck Reid who did our fine-tuning.

What was most amazing about The (Virtual) Tent was the seamless way all of these pieces made a whole. This is what the Holy Spirit longs to do with us as a church! Imagine what God could do with a church connected to Him! The (Virtual) Tent is a call to action. This is a picture of what God can do in the worst of circumstances with people who are listening to His voice.

Watch The TentNAD Report

FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

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