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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 18:41

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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.

Offering

Opening Music

"Those Who Live in Steadfast Faith Are Blessed"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

"The Son Where'er the Sun": A Hymn Cycle

"Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun"—SDAH 227, st.1-4

Congregational Prayer

Jess Swackhamer, Randy Lonto, RMES

Pioneer Life

 

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Jessica Yoong & Jorrdan Bissell, Students, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Scripture Reading

Philip Giddings, Elder

Worship in Music

"Go Ye, Therefore"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kaija Perry, Sinegugu Katenga, Abel Siamubi, William Fagal, vocal quartet; Kenneth Logan, organ

Year In Review Video

 

COVID-19 Litany

Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

 

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Two Hands on the Lightsaber: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Hymn

"Give Me the Bible"

Benediction

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Jesus' Great Commission"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ

Opening Music

"Those Who Live in Steadfast Faith Are Blessed"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Praise

"I Call You Faithful"
Carlo Leonor, Natalia Poloche, Grace Dockerty, Caleb Braswell, vocals; Ben Loenser, piano; Caleb Braswell, keyboard; Claire Yang, violin; Johnny Schnepp, cello; Calub Chung, electric bass; Alex Aguilera, cajon

Congregational Prayer

Jess Swackhamer, Randy Lonto, RMES

Praise

"You Are God Alone"

Baby Dedication

Ianoka Herivonjy presented by Bina Herivonjy and Tsiry Rasamimanana with John Glass, Associate Pastor

Praise

"You Are God Alone"

Praise

"Nothing Else / Build My Life"

Scripture Reading

Natalia Poloche, Student

Praise

"Amazing Grace"

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Jessica Yoong & Jorrdan Bissell, Students, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Worship in Music

"Go Ye, Therefore"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kaija Perry, Sinegugu Katenga, Abel Siamubi, William Fagal, vocal quartet; Kenneth Logan, organ

Year In Review Video

 

COVID-19 Litany

Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

 

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Two Hands on the Lightsaber: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"Thy Word / God of Revival"

Benediction

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Jesus' Great Commission"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ

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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.

Volunteer

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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