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

Opening Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Spiritual / Robert Powell"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

John Glass, Associate Pastor

"Praying for You": A Hymn Cycle

"O Zion, Haste"—SDAH 365, st.1-2  •  "Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!"—SDAH 618, st. 1 & 3  •  "Soldiers of Christ, Arise!"—SDAH 616, st. 1 & 3  •  "For You I Am Praying"—SDAH. 284, st. 1-2  •  "I Would Be Like Jesus", no. 492, st. 1 & refr. 2x
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; Kenneth Logan, organ

Congregational Prayer

Ingrid Slikkers, Assistant Professor, Andrews University

Pioneer Life

Towett Shiow, Kayleigh Staniscewski, baptisms

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Sherri Uhrig, NAD; Gianna, prayer

Scripture Reading

Jerianna Horton, Member

Worship in Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Howard Helvey
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; James North, Jr.. piano

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Bringing Down the Strongholds: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Hymn

"For You I Am Praying"—SDAH 284, st. 1, 4

Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"  •  Max Reger
Kenneth Logan, organ

Opening Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Spiritual / Robert Powell"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Worship in Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Howard Helvey
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; James North, Jr.. piano

Congregational Prayer

Ingrid Slikkers, Assistant Professor, Andrews University

Pioneer Life

Baptism of Genesis Dayana de Dios Rodriguez with Venancio de Dios Morales, Pastor

Welcome to Membership

Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Praise

"Friend of God"
Leo Aguilera, praise leader; Jaden Leiterman, Sydney Reeves, Maia Hamstra, vocals; Arnaldo Contreras, piano; Caleb Braswell, keyboard; Lucas Aguiar, electric guitar; Andrès Weiss-Segui, electric bass; Alex Aguilera, cajon

 

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Sherri Uhrig, NAD; Gianna, prayer

Praise

"Testify to Love"

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 6:10-13, 18 NIV
Leo Aguilera, Student

Praise

"Everlasting God"

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Bringing Down the Strongholds: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"What A Friend We Have In Jesus / For You I Am Praying"

Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"  •  Max Reger
Kenneth Logan, organ

(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
Introduction to Trauma Aware Workshop

You are invited to a special free event to learn about how trauma may impact the individuals and communities you serve.

Pastoral Staff Transition at Pioneer

Please see the letter below regarding a Pastoral Staff transition at Pioneer.

Letter from Elder Jim Micheff

Offering for April 13, 2024

Hope Channel International

Give hope through your offering today.

The impact of Hope Channel is evident in the inspiring stories of God’s children like Pastor Ross and baby Aurora. Ross overcame drug addiction to become an ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor after discovering Hope Sabbath School. Following baby Aurora's brachial plexus injury at birth, she was miraculously healed thanks to our most watched Let’s Pray program and prayers on her behalf from our global community.

With your offering today, Hope Channel can continue to share the transformational love of Jesus Christ with people all over the world by producing high-quality Christian content to reach new audiences in innovative ways.

Our Hope.Study platform is online and offers Bible studies on a range of topics. So far, over 300,000 people started a course – just one year after the platform went live! People are hungering for Bible truth.

As we read in Proverbs 11:25 (ESV), "Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered." By faithfully supporting Hope Channel International, you are not only blessing others but yourself as well by bringing hope to those who need it most and by telling them of the love of Jesus Christ.

After celebrating 20 years of Hope Channel and reaching over 80 countries with the Adventist message, let’s make 2024 the most impactful year yet in sharing hope in Jesus with people everywhere.

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Andrews University Gymnics Homeshow 2024

Andrews University Gymnics presents, "OMNI," a fun and thrilling evening of circus, tumbling and cheer acts. The athletes take to the mats prepared to travel and become "World Changers" in all corners of the globe. Each subsequent routine will portray outstanding grace and agility in varying "environments," illustrating that God uses all of us and our talents to make this world a better place. Join us for an evening of entertainment that will also inspire you and give you hope for the future! Click here to buy tickets.

Hope and Fun with Jesus

The Pioneer Women Ministries invites you explore the topic of “Hope” with us on Sunday, April 28 form 3-5 PM in the Teen Loft. The program will include fellowship time with games and puzzles. Please bring snacks to share with your table: cut fruit, pretzels, cookies, munchies be creative! Drinks will be provided! Join us for this time of encouragement. To Register text “HOPE” at 269-281-2345

Free Bibles

The lost and found ministry at PMC has placed a table in the Main Lobby (Narthex) containing Bibles which have been in lost and found for more than a year and not been claimed. Some have names on them and some do not. You are welcome to take a Bible for yourself or a friend.  Please read and enjoy, For other lost and found item, there is a cupboard in the lower lobby welcome center where these items are kept. You can ask during the week for a secretary to help you check if your lost item is there.  After items have been in lost and found for more than three months they are sent to Neighbor to Neighbor so be sure and check on your items soon after you lose them.

The Center for Adventist Research Book Sale

The Center for Adventist Research Book Sale is back! The 2024 Spring book sale begins April 2 with hundreds of used Seventh-day Adventist books, pamphlets, periodicals, audio-visuals, and Ellen White books for sale. There are also many phonograph records for sale.

The books are competitively priced and will be less costly than at the various online sources for Adventist used books. We accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards. The sale begins April 2 and will conclude on April 16. The sale hours will match the Center’s public hours: Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM, and Friday 9 AM to 1 PM.  For more information, you may call the Center at (269) 471-3209 or email car@andrews.edu.

Quiet Activity Bags for Kids in Church

Pioneer warmly welcomes young families! Quiet activity bags for children are available to borrow, enjoy, and return each Sabbath morning. Select a larger bag for 1 to 3 year-olds or a smaller one for 3 to 9 year-olds. Pick up a bag in the Narthex or the organ side front entrance lobby. Return as soon as finished so others can enjoy.

Oasis Public School Ministry

Oasis Public School Ministry provides a safe community for real talk, good food, fun activities, and building relationships between students, leaders, and God. This ministry is open to all public middle and high school students and meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 PM in the 5th grade Sabbath school room. Bring a friend and check it out! For more information, contact Diane at simplestirrings@yahoo.com.

Clear Reception

Join us for Bible study and reading "Mere Christianity" an adaption of BBC radio broadcasts by C.S. Lewis during WWII. We plan to build simple radio sets like the ones people listened to Mr. Lewis on. We will meet the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:30, in the lobby of the Simulator Building at Andrews University Airpark. Register by clicking on the 'Grow Groups" link at the bottom of Pioneer Memorial Church's web page, then select the option of "Join a Community Group".

Pages