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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 18:41

American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue'

How to Train Your Dragon: By the Blood of the Lamb

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Speaker

Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.

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Saturday, October 03, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
"There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood" • anon. American melody
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome, Call to Worship, & Prayer
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Purity, Peace, and Blood—A Hymn Cycle
"Holy, Holy, Holy"—st.3 only of no. 73 • "Whiter Than Snow"—st. 3 only of no. 318 • "Peace, Perfect Peace"—st. only of no 463 • "Prince of Peace, Control My Will"—st. 1-2 only of no. 153 • "Wonderful Words of Life"—st. 3 only of no. 286
Andrews University Pioneer Men's Chorus; Stephen Zork, director
Worship in Music
"I Will Be a Child of Peace" • Elaine Hagenberg
Andrews University Pioneer Men's Chorus; Winner Silvestre, graduate director; Gabriel Palacios, cello; Emily Jurek, piano
Congregational Prayer
David Nowack, Pioneer Member
Pioneer Life
Chase Wilder, Religious VP, AU Student Association
Children's Story
Kyle Smith, Interim Campus Chaplain, Andrews University
Children's Prayer
Luci, Gia, & Micah
Message
"American Apocalypse: What Is Past Is Prologue—How to Train Your Dragon: By the Blood of the Lamb"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Scripture Reading
Mark 14:22-25 NIV
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Prayer of Blessing
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor
Partaking of Communion
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Song of Commitment
"Let Nothing Trouble You" ("Nada te Turbe") • Joan Szymko
Andrews University Canta Bella; Stephen Zork, director; Gabriel Palacios, cello
Closing Benediction
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor
Closing Music
"O Lamb of God Unspotted" • Joann Sebastian Bach
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
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Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting

You're invited to our Wednesday morning prayer meeting which meets at 7:00 AM on Zoom. This is a fantastic group that meets to share and pray together once a week. We are about to head into the holiday season, we are going to begin a series that you are not going to want to miss. Over the last year, we have explored biblical characters who shared their faith. As we begin our next chapter, I would like to invite you to join us as we explore 5 steps to intentionally sharing our faith. This series will run from November 10 – December 8.

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Helping the Starlins

We at Pioneer have been celebrating with Don and Trudy Starlin over his recent successful double-lung transplant. He had days to live when the donor's lungs became available. And the good news is he is recovering very well, having been moved from his transplant hospital to a nearby rehabilitation hospital. The last text message from Trudy reports he walked 1,650 steps a couple of days ago, his chest and feeding tubes have been removed, his spirits are strong—and we join them in praising God for this miraculous (how else can you describe a double-lung transplant?) intervention.

Family and friends of the Starlins have started a GoFundMe account to raise monies to offset the immense costs of this transplant operation. Insurance simply does not cover the myriad of expenses—room and board in the city, loss of employment during the recent months of waiting, continued unemployment until recovery is complete, rehabilitation, et al. While Pioneer cannot publish every worthy GoFundMe project, we can rally to the needs of this hometown couple who have faithfully served this congregation and are facing monumental financial challenges.

May our prayers surround these two Pioneer Family members on their road to recovery—"being confident of this, that He who began a good work in [them] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6).

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Benton Harbor Water Crisis

Due to excessive lead in the water in Benton Harbor, Harbor of Hope serves as a distribution site for cases of free bottled water for Benton Harbor residents. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 – 6:00 PM every Sabbath afternoon.

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Pioneer Safety Update

Pioneer cares about the health of our community and our congregation. We monitor the spread of COVID-19, especially the delta variant, closely.  Berrien County's level of transmission is now High, as classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

In alignment with Andrews University (AU), masks are now required indoors at Pioneer, regardless of vaccination status (AU guidelines).

Please:

  • wear a mask indoors
  • practice physical distancing
  • practice good hand hygiene

If you feel unwell at all, even with symptoms of a cold or flu, please do join our online worship at https://www.pmchurch.org.

We pray for God's continued protection to keep our church community safe and healthy,

 —Pioneer Safety Committee

Updated: Sabbath Afternoon Prayer Walk

Join us for our Sabbath afternoon prayer walk on campus! We meet at the stairs behind the statue, and it starts at 4:45 PM and ends by 5:45 PM.  We would love to have you join us. If that day/time does not work for you, there are other days that people are
prayer walking, as well. Questions? Contact: Ildiko at igyeresi@andrew.edu; Andrew at tidwella@gmail.com; or Andrea at gibbsak777@gmail.com.

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