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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26

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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

"Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated"  •  Paul Thompson
Andrews Academy Orion Strings, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

"Good Shepherd": A Hymn Cycle

 

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is"—SDAH 197, st. 3-4  •  "In Heavenly Love Abiding"—SDAH 513 mel. SDAH 316, st. 2-3  •  "Hark! 'Tis the Shepherd's Voice I Hear"— SDAH 361, st. 2-3
Annelise Burghardt, soprano, Andrews University student; Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Congregational Prayer

Milton & Neela Bairagee, Pioneer Members

Pioneer Life

Taurus Montgomery, Harbor of Hope

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Don Goodbrad; Prayer: Julie Habiri

Scripture Reading

Don Starlin, Elder, Pioneer Memorial Church

Worship in Music

"To God Be the Glory"  •  Paul Thompson
Andrews Academy Orion Strings, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Message

"Marriage: An Answer to My Eleven Year Old Parishioner"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card/Prayer

 

Closing Hymn

"O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go"  •  76

Benediction

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music

Opening Music

"Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated"  •  Paul Thompson
Andrews Academy Orion Strings, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Worship in Music

"To God Be the Glory"  •  Paul Thompson
Andrews Academy Orion Strings, Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director

Congregational Prayer

Milton & Neela Bairagee, Pioneer Members

Pioneer Life

Taurus Montgomery, Harbor of Hope

Pioneer Life: Baptism

Jordynn Wright with Rodlie Ortiz

Children's Story & Prayer

"Holy Water"  •  "Yes and Amen"
Sinegugu Katenga, Annelise Burghardt, Abel Siamubi, vocals; Joshua Goines, piano; Joel Wallace, electric guitar; Trevor Furst, cajon; Jamison Moore, cello; Philip Wekesa, keyboard

 

Scripture Reading

1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13 NIV
Abel Siamubi

Praise

"Falling In Love With Jesus"

Message

"Marriage: An Answer to My Eleven Year Old Parishioner"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card/Prayer

 

 

Closing Hymn

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go  •  76

Blessing

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music

 

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No Heat in Pioneer Memorial Church

Due to a faulty heat exchanger and the lack of heat in the Pioneer Sanctuary, we encourage you to dress accordingly for Sabbath worship or other programs there. We apologize for the inconvenience.

–Pioneer Memorial Church

Resuming Seminary Sabbath School Class

We want to inform all of you who are interested that the Seminary Sabbath School class taught by Jacques Doukhan, Denis Fortin, Ante Jeroncic, Jiri Moskala, and Ranko Stefanovic is back. If you are interested, we will be glad to see you there in the same place: Seminary classroom N150 (the largest one in the basement). We appreciate your help in spreading this information to other class members.

Center for Adventist Research Administrative Assistant Opening

The Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University is an important ministry for our church that is responsible for preserving and promoting the heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you are seeking full-time employment with benefits to serve the church and would like to support our ministry as our administrative assistant, please apply at https://www.andrews.edu/admres/jobs/show/staff_hourly#job_8

Upload Your Favorite Photos!

Help us to complete the Pioneer Memorial Church Directory. Upload your favorite personal and family photos directly to the church database! Look out for the link and the instructions coming soon to your mailbox.

Women's Ministries Sabbath Delight Weekend

Pioneer Women's Ministries is hosting a ladies' Sabbath Delight Weekend with guest speakers Jo Ann Davidson and Yolande Robertson. We will be sharing some practical ideas on how we can celebrate the Sabbath using all five senses, especially as we open and close the Sabbath. You are invited to explore with us how to celebrate using all the senses in delighting in this wonderful gift from God, and experience the rest and healing God is promising to us.

Friday check-in begins at 6:00 PM with the meeting following after. Programming resumes 3:00 - 8:00 PM on Saturday. For gluten-free options email yolande.robertson@pmchurch.org. Registration is required. Text DELIGHT to (269) 281-2345 or register online before October 20.

October 29-30, 2021
Andrews University Seminary Chapel

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Pioneer Collegiate Sabbath School

Pioneer's new Collegiate Sabbath School meets in the Pioneer Commons! This is a place for interactive connections with Collegiates and with God, to study the stories of Jesus and what they mean for us today. Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Weekly on Sabbath, 10:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

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

Timeless Tours

Join Timeless Tours next March 16-27, 2022 for an unforgettable tour to ancient Egypt. Two experienced biblical archaeologists will be your guides. For more information contact Timeless Tours through Stefanie Elkins at selkins@andrews.edu. You can also learn more about the tour, find application forms, payments, itineraries and more via our website; www.digtheadventure.com.

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 5:00 PM and ends by 6:00 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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