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

The Power of Love

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Calamities Most Awful, Most Unexpected
The Sanctuary and Social Reform

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Speaker

Jenifer Daley

Pastor Jenifer Daley grew up on the tropical island of Jamaica and graduated from the University of the West Indies in preparation for a career in finance and business. Eventually going into banking, she moved to the United Kingdom where she achieved her Chartered Certified Accountant designation, the British equivalent of a CPA. Furthering her career she subsequently pursued a Ph.D. in Economics and Banking (University of Wales, Cardiff).

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Offering

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
"My Savior's Love to Me" • Ralph Vaughan Williams
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship
Ben Martin, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
*"Divine Love"—A Hymn Cycle
"Love Divine"—SDAH 191 • "In Heavenly Love Abiding"—SDAH words: 513, melody: 316 • "Jesus Loves Me"
Sinegugu Katenga, Eun Hye Kim, Winner Silvestre, choristers; Kenneth Logan, organ
Praise
"For the Beauty of the Earth / God of Wonders" • "Your Name" • "The Sweetest Name of All"
Sinegugu Katenga, praise leader; Abel Siamubi, Richla Sabuin, vocals; Kaya Jones, acoustic guitar; Lorian Guillaume, bass guitar; Trevor Furst, cajon; Jamison Moore, cello; Nathaniel Chung, keyboard
Congregational Prayer
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church; Chase Wilder, Religious VP, Andrews University Student Association; Raabe Garcia, President, Andrews Ministerial Association
Pioneer Life
Michelle Church, Teacher, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School
Children's Story
Troy Furst, Children's Sabbath School Teacher
Children's Prayer
Harper
Scripture Reading
Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV
Andrea Gibbs, Pioneer Member
Worship in Music
"The Gift of Love" • Hal Hopson
Khridma Siriwattanakamol, vocal; Giovanni Corrodus, piano; Jamison Moore, cello
Message
"The Power of Love"
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Worship in Song
"Show Me How To Love" • Babbie Mason
Khridma Siriwattanakamol, vocal; Giovanni Corrodus, piano; Jamison Moore, cello
Closing Music
"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" • Ralph Vaughan Williams
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
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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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