COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

Pioneer is now open for worship in its Sanctuary. Sabbath Schools remain meeting digitally or in smaller off-site groups at this time. For details regarding prevention measures in place and the COVID-19 Pioneer response click here.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 22:36

Resources

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

More In This Series

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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Satellite Vespers

Come this Friday night (Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM) for our Satellite vespers in the Pioneer parking lot. Our hard working team of youth would love it if you could join us. We are having a drive-in worship. Bring your lawn chair if you are comfortable sitting outside. Pastor Eric Bell will be our speaker. Hope to see you there.

Pioneer on Vimeo

Did you know that Pioneer video archives are all availale online through a Vimeo account? Pioneer uses Vimeo to post more than just sermons including announcements and special features. Start watching today at https://vimeo.com/pmchurch.

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Blood Drive

 

Celebration of the Cross

Please mark Sabbath, October 3 (9:00/11:45 AM), for a joyful celebration of the Lord's Supper as a worshiping community. While we will participate with actual emblems of bread and wine, because of the pandemic the elements will be prepackaged for your safety. These packaged elements will be available for your pickup at the church office the week before (Monday, September 28 through Sabbath, October 3). On-site worshipers will receive the packaged communion elements upon arriving for worship Sabbath morning.

But how will we celebrate foot washing? We're inviting every worshiper and family to experience Jesus' example in John 13 by washing each other's feet that Friday evening where you live. If you would like someone with whom to share this foot washing, you may either invite a friend to join you or please call Claudia Sowler (269-471-3134) for arrangements. Why not make this foot washing a part of your Friday evening worship as we gather across this community to welcome the Lord of the Sabbath into our homes at sundown?

Then Sabbath morning through music, prayer, the reading, and preaching of the Word ("American Apocalypse: How to Train Your Dragon—By the Blood of the Lamb") let's throw wide our hearts to the Christ we love to worship. "Do this in remembrance of Me" (Luke 22:19).

4th Quarter Lesson Study Guides

The 4th Quarter Lesson Study Guides are ready for you to pick up at the church office during regular business hours.

Sabbath School Class to Study "Experiencing God"

Pioneer's Bible Journey Sabbath School class will be using the Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (Study Guide) next quarter, beginning October 3. If you have always wanted to read this book, which has changed so many lives, you are welcome to
join us by Zoom. The class meets each Sabbath from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The 270-page study guide, which is conveniently divided into 12 weekly lessons, can be purchased at Amazon.com for $15.99. For more information and to receive the Zoom link each week, please contact Jane Thayer at thayerja@andrews.edu.

Make a Difference as an Online Chat Host

Are you friendly and do you enjoy social media? Then, we have a great opportunity for you to be involved in ministry. Through streaming its services on Facebook Live and our website, Pioneer Memorial Church reaches thousands of people every single week. We’re looking to build a new team of local moderators/hosts for our online chat experiences. You could do this from your home. For more information contact Rodlie Ortiz at rodlie.ortiz@pmchurch.org.

Thank You!

Thank you to all those who helped in any way to promote and support our July 23 Red Cross Blood Drive. That includes the Pioneer pastors and staff and especially the Pioneer Safety Committee who helped us establish COVID-related safety protocols and procedures with the Red Cross for the drive. Thank you to those who recruited someone to give, promoted the drive, helped set up, take down, register participants and
provide refreshments after donations. And, a SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU to those that Gave The Gift Of Life by donating precious blood. We had one of our most successful summer blood drives ever despite the COVID virus (or, maybe because of the COVID virus). Less people away at camp meetings and traveling and vacationing? Just a hunch. Our next blood drive is scheduled for October 20, 2020 and again on February 24, 2021. Be well and God Bless! -Larry Ulery

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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