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Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 16:20

Resources

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

Opening Music

"God of Our Fathers"  •  Claude Smith
Occasional Brass Ensemble, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Welcome & Call to Worship 

John Glass, Associate Pastor

"Serving With the Master Servant": A Hymn Cycle

"Where Cross the Crowded Ways"—SDAH 355, st. 1-3  •  "When the Church of Jesus"—SDAH 581  •  "Let Your Heart Be Broken"—SDAH 575, st. 1, 4  •  "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee"—SDAH 574, st. 1-3

Congregational Prayer

John Glass, Associate Pastor; Snow Mei, Student

Pioneer Life

Dwight K. Nelson with Jenifer Daley

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor; Prayer: Sam

Scripture Reading

Matthew 25: 40, 45 NLT
Juneyoung Kim, 7th Grade Student

Worship in Music

"It Is Well With My Soul"  •  Philip DeWitt
Occasional Brass Ensemble, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: 'Homeless Gospel' to Gospel for the Homeless: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"Each One, Reach One"  •  Babbie Mason
Taznir Smalling, mezzo-soprano; Philip Wekesa, piano

Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

Opening Music

"Moderato / Love Divine"  •  Christian Finck & John Zundel
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Worship in Music

"It Is Well With My Soul"  •  Philip DeWitt
Occasional Brass Ensemble, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor; Prayer: Sam

Praise

"The Family of God"

Pioneer Life

Dwight K. Nelson with Jenifer Daley

Praise

"Come To The Lord"

 

Congregational Prayer

John Glass, Associate Pastor; Snow Mei, Student

Praise

"Facing a Task Unfinished"

Scripture Reading

Matthew 25: 40, 45 NLT
Sinegugu Katenga

Praise

"Let Your Heart Be Broken"—SDAH 575, st. 1, 3, 5

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: 'Homeless Gospel' to Gospel for the Homeless: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"Each One, Reach One"  •  Babbie Mason
Taznir Smalling, mezzo-soprano; Philip Wekesa, piano

Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"God of Our Fathers"  •  Claude Smith
Occasional Brass Ensemble, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

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Church Access for Attendees with Physical Challenges

Pioneer is pleased to announce that transportation will be provided for Sabbath services for attendees with physical challenges who would have trouble in negotiating stairs.

Pioneer Traffic and Deacon teams will transport attendees by golf carts from the canopy entrance to the doors at the east entrance (JN Andrews statue). At the end of the service, attendees will be invited to return to the door and alert a greeter to contact the cart that will transport them to their cars.

If you would like to be picked up from your car at the start of the service instead of at the canopy entrance, please call the church office on (269) 471-3133 by Friday at 10:00 AM and supply the following information:

  • Name(s) of attendees
  • Service attending
  • Make, model, and color of car
  • Estimated time of arrival

We hope that this interim measure will be a helpful blessing to you.

Summer Grow Groups are Ready to Join!

This summer we have some great leaders who are looking forward to sharing a wide variety of groups, both online and in person. All are welcome to join--Grow Groups are for everyone! Summer groups will meet from June 5-July 30. Head to our digital catalog here, or text JOIN to 269-281-2345 to check out our available groups. Contact growgroups@pmchurch.org if you have questions or need assistance.

Offering for May 21, 2022

Pioneer Operating Budget

Demonstrate Self Denial

1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

We worship God with our resources because of His sacrificial love. Jesus left heaven, and He embraced the plight of fallen humanity. He accomplished his mission against fearful odds and dire resistance. Finally, He offered it all, His own life. This is how He demonstrated love. As God’s representatives, a sacrificial spirit is part of our identity. That was the spirit demonstrated by our church’s pioneers, and J.N. Andrews was a leading figure among them. John Andrews was a widow with two children when he accepted a call to go to Europe as the first official Seventh-day Adventist missionary. He accepted the call without knowing what his specific salary would be. They agreed to send him money from time to time, but this was not done as regularly as needed.

For him to publish tracts, pamphlets, and the French periodical “Les Signes des Temps” he often had to use his own funds, sometimes going without food and other necessities. He contracted pneumonia in 1877, and after the examination, the physician commented: “This man is almost starved to death!” One year later, his daughter contracted tuberculosis. Andrews brought his daughter home to Battle Creek and she was treated by Dr. J. H. Kellogg, but she sadly passed away. The committed missionary nevertheless returned to Europe to continue his groundbreaking work until he died of tuberculosis at the age of 54. We are living in a time where money and other resources are hard to find.

In this context, these words of Ellen White are most relevant: “Those who profess to be one with Christ and indulge their selfish desires for rich and expensive clothing, furniture, and food, are Christians only in name. To be a Christian is to be Christlike.” (Review & Herald, Oct. 13, 1896). This week, may our tithe and regular offerings reflect a spirit of self-denial, the Spirit of Christ.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Andrews Academy's Graduation Weekend Events

Congratulations, Andrews Academy seniors! May the same Lord who got you here lead you into the uncharted adventure ahead! "I am with you always," is His promise. Everyone is invited to attend graduation weekend events. Class Night May 26, 7:00 PM at Andrews Academy; Consecration May 27, 8:00 PM at Village SDA Church; Baccalaureate May 28, 11:45 AM at Pioneer, Commencement May 29, 11:00 AM, also at Pioneer.
 


 

Join Pioneer’s Prayer Team

 If you enjoy praying for others, join one of our Prayer Teams which meet in person at the church during the first and second church services (your choice). Teams will rotate on a scheduled basis. A monitor in the Prayer Room allows the teams to hear the congregational prayer and the sermon. For more information, text "PRAY" to 269-281-2345.

 

Meals for Moms

Pioneer’s Preschool Pray & Play group provides families who are welcoming new children into their homes (by birth, adoption, foster care, etc.) with meals. You don't need to cook to help out! We're in need of people who can:

  • make and deliver meals
  • order take-out and deliver it
  • help us identify families who are expecting new children

As we get more volunteers, we're hoping to expand this ministry to help families identify the many rich resources available to them at Pioneer and in our community. We want to be the hands of Jesus to new parents and their kids in as families grow.

To volunteer text "MOMMEALS" to 269-281-2345 or register at online. For more information, email prayandplay@pmchurch.org

Traffic Volunteers Needed

We are in need for additional volunteers for Pioneer's Traffic Ministry. The weather outside is getting warmer and this would be a great opportunity for you to show your kindness, caring, and smiles to everyone who enters our church doors for Sabbath worship. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Darryl at legoh@andrews.edu or text 732-379-1300. Thank you.

Ministry Design Project Submission

Ministry and Grow Group Leaders: We are here to help you create appealing materials both digital and in print in order to familiarize people with your ministry or upcoming event. Because we support many ministries, kindly provide us with at least 10 design days from the time we receive your project details to completion. Additional time may be needed for printing and shipping when applicable. Submit your project online today at pmchurch.org/design/submit. -Pioneer Media Ministry

Something in Common

John Ortberg's 6-part series “All the Places to Go...How Will You Know" will help us identify open and closed doors and real opportunities. Dates and Sessions include:

  • May 7 - Part 2 - "Door #1 or Door #2?: How Do I Decide Which Door to Walk Through?"
  • May 14 - Part 3 - "How to Cross a Threshold: Practicing Discernment"
  • May 21 - Part 4 - "The Doors We Open for Others: Seizing the Opportunity to Bless Others"
  • May 28 - Part 5 - "The Jonah Complex: The Things That Hold Us Back"
  • June 4 - Part 6 - "Thank God for Closed Doors: Why God Leaves Some Doors Closed"

Pioneer Room 141
10:30-11:30 Sabbath Mornings