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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.

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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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Nathan Greene Christmas Art Studio

You are invited to a special Nathan Greene Art Studio Christmas Open House. The studio is located at 8458 Painter School Road, Berrien Center, MI. All are welcome to attend!

December 4 & 11, 6:00 PM

Fellowship Dinner

There will be fellowship dinner served in the Pioneer commons on the lower level following second service this Sabbath. Bring a dish to share and join the fellowship. Visitors are always welcome.

Offering for December 3, 2022

Pioneer Operating Budget

Special Provider

Psalms 145:15  “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.”

We worship God with our resources because He often makes provision for our needs even before they arise. In a dream, the Lord informed Pharoah about the 7 years of severe famines that would strike Egypt. However, before the beginning of the crisis, he provided 7 years of abundance. Under the inspired leadership of Joseph, they could save the surplus and adequately prepare for the crisis. God provided before the need. Joseph told his brothers about the God who acted in anticipation: “But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance (Gen 45:7). Our needs and emergencies of today never take God by surprise or put Him off balance.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, a family had witnessed how God acted in anticipation of their needs. Because they were staying in a foreign country, the wife had to renew her employment authorization. The process took much longer than expected. After some few months of waiting, her current work authorization expired, and she was terminated from her job. The family budget was not balancing anymore. At first, they thought that the authorization would come in a few days. It was not so. Interestingly, exactly 7 months before she lost her job, the week that many companies were closing down and dismissing employees, causing a record high unemployment rate, she miraculously held onto her job. This allowed the family to consolidate their emergency fund not knowing the challenge they would soon face. Regularly, they would check the status of her application. The waiting time grew from 3 months to 4 months, 5 months, and finally up to 9 months. It was a testing time. During this extended time, their consolidated emergency fund kept them afloat. More accurately, it was the work of God who makes provision even before needs arise.

This week as we worship with our tithe and regular offerings let us show our gratitude to the Provider who already has solutions for our unforeseen crises.

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Update#1 for Renovate 2.0

At the end of November, the Renovate 2.0 project and fundraising is as follows. The Project: The final guaranteed cost, as submitted by the general contractor, Weigand Construction, is $929,641.00. This amount includes a 3% contingency. The project begins on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and is to keep on-budget. The elevator is on order and should be here mid-May 2023. Fundraising: As of this week, there are $225,627.00 that have been given. This amount includes one portion of a $100,000 matching grant. Update #2 will be Dec. 3. Remember Renovate 2.0 in your year-end giving plans and pray for its success.

Christmas Banquet for Seniors

If you did not attend the last ASM potluck at the Village Fellowship Hall on November 13, you probably have not had a chance to RSVP for the Christmas Banquet to be held at the Village Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 11, at 1:00 PM.  Aside from the 55 people who already put their names on the Banquet list that day, here is how to RSVP now and be included: *Call PMC (269-471-3133 if you are a member at PMC). The deadline for calling these numbers is December 6, in order that the caterer can order and prepare enough food for all who are coming. This is a PMC-sponsored program and the food is paid for by PMC and Village churches. Thank you very much, and we look forward to fellowshipping together with PMC and Village pastors!

Flowers for This Sabbath (December 3)

Pastor Eric and Mrs. Ruth Webster wish to express gratitude to God for 72 years of happy marriage. They are contributing flowers for the church service this week.

Memorial Service for Sharon Dudgeon

The memorial service for Sharon Dudgeon will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Pioneer Memorial Church. The family will start receiving family and friends at PMC starting at 1:00 PM. All are invited to attend to celebrate the life of Sharon.

Volunteers for Weight-Loss Program

This January our Health and Wellness Ministry will launch a weight management program for the church and community called Best Weigh. It’s a proven system that combines spiritual principles with nutrition and weight management. It will be led by Dr Ken
Kelln. We’re looking for up to 20 volunteers who can serve as greeters, weigh-in helpers, a/v, parking help, and more. To get more information or to register as a volunteer, text the word HEALTH to 269-281-2345 or you can call 801-513-8809.

Soup for Students is back!

Can you believe that our last Soup for Students was three years ago? If you’re new, Soup for Students is a practical way for Pioneer to show love and care for our University students during final’s week by providing some fresh hot soup and salad. This is taking place on Tuesday, December 13th, at 6 PM in our PMC Commons. We need 30 volunteers who are willing to bring a pot of soup. You can also be involved by helping serve or clean up afterwards. For more information or to register text the word SOUP to 269-281-2345.

Bring a Toy, Spread Some Joy

On Sabbath December 10, during both services, we are bringing back the toy collection to give and share with the children in our community. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to share for ages newborn through 16. These will be given to the children in our
community.

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