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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 00:29



Rodlie Ortiz

Rodlie Ortiz is on the pastoral team of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University where he oversees evangelism and Grow Groups. He recently finished his Doctor of Ministry degree in Missional Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He blogs regularly on and enjoys connecting with people that don't know God. He is married to Iveth, a special education teacher, and has two boys—Jonathan and Daniel.



Saturday, October 17, 2020
Opening Music
"Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!" • Arthur Messiter
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship & Prayer
John Glass, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
* "Safe and Blessed"—A Hymn Cycle
"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"—SDAH 12, st. 2-3 • "He Lives"—SDAH 251, st.1 & 3 • "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart"—SDAH 27, st. 1-3, 5 • "Be Still My Soul"—SDAH 461, st.2-3
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir, choristers; Betania Cañas, flute; Kenneth Logan, organ
"Still" • "The Blessing"
Eli Wilson, Jonathan Burn, Olivia Hall, vocals; Zachariah Schnepp, cajon; Jamison Moore, Johnny Schnepp, cello; Peggy Schnepp, piano
Congregational Prayer
Chris, Heather, Rylan, Asher, & Hawke DiCicco, Pioneer Members
Pioneer Life
Tim Gosser, student
Children's Story
Jeremy Hall, Education Superintendent, Michigan Conference
Children's Prayer
Worship in Music
"O God, We Kneel Before Your Throne" • Roy Hopp
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director
Scripture Reading
Bryan von Dorpowski, Head Elder, Pioneer Memorial Church
"When You're Not Living the Life You Expected"
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Hymn of Commitment
"In Heavenly Love Abiding"—words of SDAH 513 to melody of SDAH 316
Devin Zimmerman, AU Alumnus, chorister; Kenneth Logan, organ
Benediction / Closing Remarks
John Glass, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Closing Music
"Allegro Moderato" • Felix Mendelssohn
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
* First Service Only
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Women's Ministries

Pioneer Women’s Ministries engages women in Christ-centered discipleship, fellowship and service to glorify God through prayerfully planned activities and events. We are inviting you to participate in a survey that will help plan these activities and events this year. We would be delighted to hear from you either by completing the online survey or by phone by calling Lyn McCarty at 269-208-3377.

Take the Survey

Lead or Join a Grow Group

It's a fresh new year, and it's time for a fresh new Grow Groups season! Grow Groups are Pioneer's small groups that incorporate 5 S's: Shared interest, Spiritual touchpoint, Service project, Social event, Semester-based. That's it, in a nutshell! Grow Groups are for EVERYONE—all welcome to join.

Leaders, if you are passionate about something and want to use that to foster community and lead others to Jesus, we can probably help you turn that passion into a Grow Group! Let us know as soon as possible because the deadline to sign up to lead a group is January 21. For more information please email or visit to sign up.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Digital Group Leader Registration Deadline: January 21
  • Leader Orientation (via Zoom): February 1, 7:00 PM
  • Spring Grow Groups Meet: February 7 – May 1

Lead a Grow Group


Year-end Contribution Statements

It is almost time for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. Pioneer knows that you have had an unusual year and wants to make it easy for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. This time around, you will receive your Contribution Statement easily and conveniently via email. If you have not recently updated your contact details, please email with your current email address to ensure that you receive your statement. Thank you!

Military Service Connection

"Military life can be a lonely life away from family on deployment," notes James North, Pioneer's Servicepersons Coordinator. "Military families may have a difficult time in a foreign country even though they are together," he continues. "I spent 358 days (I marked each day on a self-created calendar) in Viet Nam away from my wife and 3 toddler daughters. My access to some of the following material was vital."

SDA military persons may receive complimentary subscriptions to Adventist Review, the Adult Bible Study Guide (Sabbath School), and For God and Country and the choice of 2 journals from Guide, Liberty, Message, Our Little Friend, Primary Treasure, Signs of the Times, and Vibrant Life.

A 2021 order form and instructions are found on page 28 of the current issue of For God and Country and I will post a copy of the form in next week's bulletin. If you have military Adventist family members we invite you to send this information to them.