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Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 18:26

When You’re Not Living the Life You Expected

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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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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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