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

"Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow"  •  Louis Bourgeois / attr. Henry Purcell
Kenneth Logan, organ

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

John Glass, Associate Pastor

"Blessing": A Hymn Cycle

"Holy, Holy, Holy"—SDAH 73, st. 4  •  "Come, Thou Fount"—SDAH 334, st. 1, 3  •  "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"—100, st. 1, 3 then refrain only once  •  "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead us"—SDAH 545 st. 1, 3  •  "The Lord Bless and Keep You"—SDAH 669
Kaija Perry, soprano, Andrews University student; Daniel Soochkoff-Cerna, viola, Andrews University student; Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Congregational Prayer

José Bourget & Christine Ramirez, Pioneer Members

Pioneer Life

Taurus Montgomery

Baby Dedication

Ayla Andressa Monteiro Soares presented by Alex Soares and Lenisa Soares with John Glass, Associate Pastor

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Jean Michel; Prayer: Asher

Scripture Reading

Jonathan Raveloharimisy, Pioneer Member

Worship in Music

"Bless This House"  •  May Brahe
Charles Reid, tenor

Message

"Marriage: The Pope and Same Sex Marriage"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card/Prayer

 

Closing Hymn

"There Is a Fountain"  •  336

Closing Remarks/Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Bless the Lord, O My Soul"  •  Charles Wood
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

 

Opening Music

"Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow"  •  Louis Bourgeois / attr. Henry Purcell
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Praise

"Ancient of Days"
Vivian Raimundo, Shane Pierre, Rachel Rajarathinam, vocals; Jake Knowlton, piano; Jeremy Ahn, acoustic guitar; Solomon Kim, cajon

 

Pioneer Life

Taurus Montgomery, Harbor of Hope

Congregational Prayer

José Bourget & Christine Ramirez, Pioneer Members

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Jean Michel; Prayer: Asher

Praise

"Divine Exchange"

Scripture Reading

Genesis 1:27-28, 31 NIV

Praise

"There Is A Cloud"

Message

"Marriage: The Pope and Same Sex Marriage"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

 

Connect Card/Prayer

 

Closing Hymn

"There Is a Fountain"  •  336

Closing Remarks/Blessing

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music

 

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Requesting Donations of Used Pathfinder Uniforms for Cuba

Cuba seeks help for their Pathfinder Clubs and is asking donations of used formal Pathfinder uniforms by 7/27. Donations can be made to PMC Pathfinder Director, Errol Prentice (email: errol.prentice@pmchurch.org; 269-277-4256). He will take them to Gillette and put them into the shipping container heading to Cuba.

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner this Sabbath, following the second worship service in the Pioneer Commons.

Memorial Service for Linda Thompson

Please join us in celebrating the life of Linda Sherwin Thompson on Sunday, August 4, at 4 PM in the Pioneer Memorial Church sanctuary. Live-streaming will be available for those unable to attend in person.

Offering for July 20, 2024

Pioneer Operating Budget

One day several years ago, while I was teaching one of my college communications courses, a student of mine entered the classroom after the lesson had already begun. She looked visibly tired and in bad shape, and I decided to not make a big deal about her coming in late. After class, the student came to my office to explain her tardiness. “I got the news that my parent died this morning, and I just didn’t know where to go.” My heart sank, but I also felt a spark of hope at that moment. I grieved with my student for the great loss the family was experiencing. I also praised God that while this student was away from her home, she saw our classroom as a safe space for her to find refuge.

The church can be that place for many people as well. When we walk in each Sabbath we are not always aware of the burdens that those around us are carrying into church. A church is more than a building – a church is us, the people, who lean on one another to help create that safe space for others to share their burdens. The Bible instructs us to, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2, NIV). Today’s offering is for our local church budget.

By Heather Thompson Day

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

RMES Enrollment

Looking for a Seventh-day Adventist School for your student(s) entering kindergarten through 8th grade? We invite you to consider Ruth Murdoch Elementary School. Program highlights include ministry opportunities, STEAMS, music, cultural diversity, and much more! Contact the RMES office at 269-471-3225 to schedule a tour and learn more about our programs and scholarships.

Family Life Encounter: Summer Challenge

Join us for the Family Life Encounter: Summer Challenge, a Choose Your Own Adventure style activity and reading challenge designed to help strengthen our relationships with each other and God. Text "Challenge" to 269-281-2345 to download the challenge handout.

Download Handout for Challenge

Turn in your challenge handout at the Pioneer reception desk when it is completed to be entered into prize drawings! For more information, contact simplestirrings@yahoo.com.

VBS at Niles Westside

Scuba: Diving into Friendship with God. July 15-19 from 9 - 11:45 AM at Niles Westside Adventist Church (1105 Grant St, Niles) for kids in Pre-K (age 4) - 6th grade.

Please register early online at www.nileswestside.org or call/text 269-845-8870 with questions or to volunteer to help. 

Annual Backpacks for Berrien "Stuff-the-Bus"

It is time again for our annual Backpacks for Berrien "Stuff-the-bus." Help ensure students come to school this fall with the tools needed to learn. Get the supplies needed for success and deliver them to the bus, July 26 at Apple Valley parking lot from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. For a list of items needed check out our website: backpacks4berrien.org.

Hymnsing at The Old Rugged Cross Church

A Hymn-sing at The Old Rugged Cross Church is scheduled for July 20, Sabbath, at 4:00pm. The Old Rugged Cross Church is located at 61041 Vermont Street, Pokagon, MI 49047. Please bring your Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. A free will offering will help to maintain this historic church where the hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross,” was introduced to the public by the composer. For further information, please contact Melchizedek Ponniah, melponniah@gmail.com, or (269) 876-7476.

Pioneer Memorial Church Announces New Pastor for Administration

Pioneer Memorial Church is delighted to announce the selection of K. Hans Miranda Chavez as the new Pastor for Administration starting July 1, 2024.

Pastor Hans Miranda Chávez was born in Chiclayo, Peru, and moved to the U.S. at the age of six, where he grew up in Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2011 to 2015, he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2019. In 2023, Hans married Cassidy, who played an influential role in guiding him towards pastoral ministries. Now, Hans is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, and his wife, Cassidy Miranda Chávez, is the Marketing and Communications Director at the Center for Youth Evangelism and volunteers with the Pioneer Media Ministry.

Hans and Cassidy are eager to serve the Pioneer Memorial Church community and be part of the church family in this new role. Let's extend our warmest welcome and support them in this new step!

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