Resources

Speaker

Nicholas Miller

Nicholas Miller received his B.A. in theology from Pacific Union College and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School. He also has a Ph.D. in American Religious and Legal History from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Miller has argued many church/state cases in state and federal courts, has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Mitchell v. Helms, and is the author of more than forty scholarly and professional journal articles and book chapters dealing with issues of church, state, and society. His book on the development of religious freedom in America, The Religious Roots of the First Amendment was published by Oxford University Press in the summer of 2012, and he edited the Andrews University Press book on Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church (2012). He also serves as PARL Director and attorney for the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Offering

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
"Dare to Be a Daniel" • Philip Bliss / Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship
Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
*Stand Up! A Hymn Cycle
"Lead On, O King Eternal" • "Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!" • "Father, Lead Me Day by Day"
Raleigh Pettey, Abel Siamubi, Fabio Siniscarchio, Andrews University Students; Erin Penrod, horn, Andrews University Student; Kenneth logan, organ, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Praise
"Our God" • "Shout To The Lord" • "Sanctuary"
Leo Aguilera, praise leader; Nate Chung, Jeremy Ahn, keys/piano; Lucas Aguilar, guitar; Alex Aguilera, cajon; Andrès Weiss-Segui, bass; lucas Navia, cello; Rachel Rajarathinam, Ashley Yabut, vocals
Congregational Prayer
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Pioneer Life
Errol Prentice, Pioneer Member, with Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor
Children's Story
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Children's Prayer
Ellie
Scripture Reading
Bruce Babienco, Pioneer Elder
Worship in Music
"O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High" • anon. melody / Kenneth Logan
Erin Penrod, horn, Andrews University Student; Kenneth Logan, organ
Message
"The Sanctuary and Social Reform"
Nicholas Miller
Connect Card and Prayer
Hymn of Commitment
"Standing on the Promises" • SDAH No. 518
Raleigh Pettey, Abel Siamubi, Fabio Siniscarchio, Andrews University Students
Closing Music
"The Church Shall Stand" • Ludvig Lindeman
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music
* First Service Only
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Widows and Widowers

On Sunday, March 24, the Niles Westside Adventist Church (110 N. Fairview Ave, Niles, MI 49120) is inviting all widows/widowers to a 1:00 PM potluck in the Adventist school building across the parking lot. Come enjoy a Spring outing! Bring a favorite vegetarian dish to pass and relax among old and new friends.

Hands for Him

If  you're the type of person who enjoys helping others, Pioneer Women's Ministries has the perfect opportunity for you to be a blessing!  On Sunday, March 24 from 2-4PM, bring your friends and join us in the Commons as Laura Meyer (Neighbor-to-Neighbor), Llona Chapman (PMC Visiting Ministry), and Carol Jordan (God's Hands for Kids) share ways we can be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus in our community. In order for us to know how much pizza and salad to provide, please register in advance by sending the word "SERVE" to 269-281-2345. Hope to see you then!

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra

On March 9, at 8 PM, four young and talented student-conductors will lead the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra in the Howard Performing Arts Center. They will present an exciting and beautiful program featuring works by Rossini, Strauss, and Dvorak. Join us in supporting these young leaders while enjoying an evening of great music!

Raymond Mayor Memorial Service

Dr. Ray Mayor was an active member in the Michigan conference for more than 50 years, and an elder at PMC during the years he resided in Berrien Springs. He died on November 28,2023 in Walla Walla, Washington. The Michigan memorial service is Sabbath March 2, 2024 at 4:30 PM in the Seminary Chapel at Andrew’s University.

Easter Reflections

Pioneer Women's Ministries is again happy to share Easter Reflections. This year the text and email devotionals will focus on hymns celebrating our Lord's Second Coming. To receive the text "teasers" and emails, text the word "SOON" to 269-281-2345.

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner, following the second worship service in the commons on the lower level.

Offering for March 2, 2024

Pioneer Operating Budget

When Joshua began leading the Israelites, there was likely a lot of uncertainty around how things would go. Moses had spent years leading the children of God through the wilderness and through many miraculous events! In Joshua 1, we can see that God calls Joshua to be both “strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6, NIV) in a transition of leadership that surely may have felt overwhelming to Joshua at times.

And yet, God walked with Joshua through the ups and the downs of his journey as a leader. Joshua proved to be a faithful steward of what God gave him. God gave him the task of leadership, and Joshua leaned on God to see that through. The beautiful thing about Joshua’s story is that God did not just give Joshua an enormous task – God took it upon Himself to provide Joshua with the wisdom to be the leader that Israel needed at that moment.

We too have been given the privilege of supporting the work of God at a local level. Our offering today will go to support our local church budget. The ministries of the local church are the heartbeat of the gospel spreading in our community. As we collect our offering today, consider how you can best steward all of the resources that God has blessed you with!

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Next ASM Potluck

NEXT ASM POTLUCK--Find out about the event that won't happen again for 20 years!  The regular ASM (Adventist Seniors of Michiana) program will feature Dr. Tom Shepherd in his presentation: "Secrets of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse."  Bring your favorite
food to the potluck, along with your friends, to view this exciting topic at the Village SDA Fellowship Hall on March 10 at 1:00 p.m.  If you need further information, call Cleon White (269) 471-5553.

Hugs and Bugs, Work and Worship - The Honduras Mission Trip

Hugs and Bugs, Work and Worship - The Honduras Mission Trip During the New Years’ break, our eleven Pioneer Youth Mission volunteers served at the Hogar de Niños (children’s home) conducting a day camp for about 75-90 children from the Hogar and the local community. The camp, directed by Scott Schalk,  provided Bible class, music, crafts, health and sports activities each day. Afternoons and evenings were spent with the children at the Hogar de Niños operated by REACH International. Additionally the team conducted worships each evening and on Sabbaths. Thanks to generous donations to Pioneer Youth Missions we were able to provide 65 families with food for an entire month. Glenn Russell described the team’s experience: “Pioneer Youth Missions teams have been coming to this special place in Honduras for 25 years. Our lives are blessed by the hugs, prayers, laughter and worship together with these precious children. And we are inspired by the dedicated staff at the home. It was a privilege to support and assist in their service for God.”

Glenn Russell, Pioneer Youth Missions director

Scott Schalk, Pioneer Friendship Camp director

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Visitor's Day

Students who will be in the 1st - 8th grades next school year are invited to visit Ruth Murdoch Elementary School on March 5.  Make friends, meet teachers and have fun!  Grades 1-6 will visit 8:15-11:30 AM and Grades 7-8 will visit 8:15-3:30 PM. Please call 269-471-3225 to register

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