Pioneer Welcomes New Lead Pastor  —  

On March 22, 2023, Shane Anderson was confirmed as lead pastor of Pioneer Memorial Church, becoming the fifth lead pastor to shepherd the campus church of Andrews University.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 21:00

American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue'

Here's What We Know: The Best Is Yet to Come

Resources

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.

Offering

Saturday, November 07, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
"Come, God Creator, Holy Spirit" • Johann Sebastian Bach
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship & Prayer
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
* "Coming Again!": A Hymn Cycle
"Lift Up the Trumpet" • "Joy to the World" • "The Lord is Coming" • "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" • "We Have this Hope"
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, organ
Praise
"My Worship" • "Holy Is The Lord" • "Do It Again"
Leo Aguilera, praise leader; Maia Hamstra, Olivia Hall, vocals; Nathaniel Chung, keyboard; Lucas Aguiar, electric guitar; Gabe Krause, keyboard; Dave Cosejo, acoustic guitar; Andrews Weiss-Segui, bass; Elliott Park, cajon
Congregational Prayer
Jenifer Daley, Nashonie Chang, Maureen Raj
Baptism
Michael Adaigbe, Student, with Kyle Smith, Andrews University Assistant Chaplain
Baptism
Amarpreet Sudhaker, Student, with Kyle Smith, Andrews University Assistant Chaplain
Children's Story and Prayer
Julie Clayburn, Sabbath School Teacher; Kudzani & Kushata
Scripture Reading
Acts 2:17-21 NIV
Gillian Howard, Elder, Pioneer Memorial Church
Worship in Music
"Come!" • Kenneth Logan
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, organ
Message
"American Apocalypse: Where Are We Headed? From Here to Eternity"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Connect Card & Prayer
Closing Hymn
Benediction
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Closing Music
"We Have This Hope" • Wayne Hooper
Kenneth Logan, organ
* First Service Only
(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
PMC Youth Mission Trip to Beirut, Lebanon (March 16-27, 2023)

From March 16-27, the PMC Youth Missions Team served the campuses of Middle East University and the Adventist School Bouchrieh in Beirut, Lebanon. Most days began at 6:30 AM as the team presents 3 or 4 meetings each day for elementary, secondary, college and community groups. This was the 23rd year that Pioneer has sponsored the Friendship Team to Lebanon. Team members led worship, preached, prayed and made friends with students on the two campuses. Additionally they ministered to children at the ALC Syrian refugee center in nearby Beirut. Evening and morning meetings included special prayer times and prayer journaling. The team also spent time with the over 700 Muslim students at the Adventist School Mouseitbeh and visited a local mosque to learn more about ministry in a Muslim context. Though Lebanon is experiencing a severe financial crises, the country allows religious freedom for Christians and Muslims. There are many challenges for missions in this cross-cultural context but there were so many answers to prayer. We were able to give four Andrews Study Bibles to theology majors from Iran, Iraq, and Egypt. These Bibles are precious treasurers for these pastors in training. For example, Jackie, one of the team members, became friends with a couple of high-school age girls and invited them to the Friday evening meeting. They came, bringing their mother
who had graduated from Middle East University over 20 years ago and had not been back since. She was so thankful to be on campus and rejoiced in worshipping with the church family again. We continue to pray for her spiritual journey with Jesus. Glenn Russell, team leader, states that this mission trip would have been impossible without the prayer and financial support of the PMC congregation.

Fellowship Dinner

There is no fellowship dinner this Sabbath, April 1.

Update #4 for Renovate 2.0 (April 1, 2023)

The Project: The foundation for the elevator is poured. The entrance to the elevator waiting area is open but not finished. The new offices for the media team are painted. It’s getting done! Fundraising: As of 3/28/23, there is $570,566.00 that’s been given. Thank You! Please remember Renovate 2.0 in your giving plans and pray for its success!

Pioneer Main Entrance Closed April 1, 2023

Pioneer's main entrance at the canopy will be closed on Sabbath, April 1, 2023. There will be no access to the Lower Level via the stairs from the reception booth on the main level. (This entrance also remains closed Mondays to Fridays until further notice). We look forward to having you join us for in-person worship at Pioneer on April 1 as we celebrate the truth, beauty, and transforming power of the Cross. Please use the entrance at the Lower-Level Welcome Center and the stairs or the elevator to access the Sanctuary and Earliteen Loft, and the entrance opposite Andreasen Wellness Center for access to the Youth Chapel, Media Suite, and Collegiate SS. Thank you for your patience and ongoing prayers as together we continue to be Love on the Move.

Community Messiah Sing

Community Messiah Sing - The Eau Claire SDA Church is celebrating the sacred glory of the Easter season by hosting a Community Sing-Along of Handel's Messiah Sing-Along. You are invited to this inter-faith Christian sing-along in celebration of the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. We will sing to the recorded “accompaniment” of a Baroque Chamber Orchestra featuring the type of instrumentation the original performance of Handel’s Messiah oratorio had. Come join us on Saturday, April 8 from 5-6 PM at 6562 Naomi Road in Eau Claire.  Bring a Messiah score if you have one or one will be provided. A light vegetarian supper will be served afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. More info? 269-405-5026

Offering for April 1, 2023

Pioneer Operating

Happy April Fools’ Day—a day of frequent pranks followed by someone gleefully spouting, “April Fools!” The Bible mentions the term “fool” a number of times, but never in a glib or “happy trickster” sort of way. Twice in the Psalms we read, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Ps. 14:1 and Ps. 53:1). If you’re in church today, you probably aren’t the fool found in Psalms. We’re more susceptible to being the “fool” found in Luke 12. Christ’s parable warns against the natural trigger called “greed.” In this story, a farmer realized some bumper crops, so he decided to enlarge his storage capacity, then take an early retirement so he could just “eat, drink and be merry” (Luke 12:19).

Sound inviting?

Jesus came down harshly, not because of what the farmer had, but because of what he didn’t have. According to v. 21 (NLT), “A person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” One way to have a rich relationship with God is to give offerings with a thankful heart.

Does this mean we’re fools if we don’t put everything we have into the offering? Not necessarily. It does mean that when we make our relationship with God our highest priority, the result is wisdom (Prov. 9:10) rather than being a fool—on April Fools’ Day or on any other day.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Who Is This King Of Glory? Psalm 24:8-10

Pioneer Women’s Ministries
Easter Reflections 2023
April 1-9
“Who Is This King Of Glory?”
Psalm 24:8-10
This is our third year of Easter Reflections. You will receive a daily email and a text meditation for nine days on the events that happened during the Passion week. Let us reflect on what Jesus did for us.  How does it relate to me today? To receive this daily short blessing, text "GLORY" to 269-281-2345

ASM Presentation "Miracles of Prayer," April 9

In light of the nearness of the Second Coming of Jesus, we need to do everything possible to improve our prayer life.  Come hear and see for yourself the "Miracles of Prayer," as presented by Sari Butler, former Andrews Academy Counselor.  Bring a friend and a dish or two for the potluck and enjoy Sari's presentation as together we learn what we can do to have an intimate connection with Jesus.  The monthly ASM is open to all Adventists in Michiana (age 55 or more) and next meets at 1 PM on Sunday, April 9 in the Village SDA Church Fellowship Hall.  We will see you there! --Cleon White, President, 269-471-5553, whitehkaa@gmail.com

Death of former faculty/church member

Former AU faculty and PMC member, Dr. Sandra Camp, passed away March 9, 2023, in Walla Walla, WA. All 4 of her daughters were with her. She had recently moved to Walla Walla from Berrien Springs. A small family memorial gathering was held in Walla Walla. During her career at AU (1978-1988), Dr.Camp was Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the Music Dept. Dr. Camp also taught piano lessons to countless area students for many decades, until her move in June, 2022. There are plans to establish a memorial scholarship in her name. Dr. Camp is survived by her daughters Connie (Ben) Gish, Tonya (Marty) Wessman, Jill (Jeff) Howell, and MerrieLi (Michele) Camp; 6 grandchildren, and 9 great
grandchildren. Messages may be sent to 817 SE Tuscany Dr, College Place, WA 99324.

Alleluia! A Francophone Easter Service

Celebrate Christ's death and resurrection with the PMC francophone group in a special Easter service at the Seminary Chapel on April 8. Sabbath School is at 10:30am, and the worship service at 11:45am. A simple Agape meal will follow. Tout le monde est bienvenu!

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