Resources

Speaker

Ben Martin

Ben Martin is on the pastoral team of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University where he is the Pastor for Children and Family Discipleship. He is passionate about engaging youth in ministry. He believes that every member should be a functioning part of the body of Christ. Over the last few years he has been intentionally thinking through what it means to disciple the next generation. He enjoys photography, camping and spending time with his wife, Brianna. Together, they have 2 children.

Offering

Opening Music

"Andante Sostenuto"  •  Charles Marie Widor
Brenton Offenback, Pioneer Member

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Prescott Khair, Associate Pastor

"Compassionate Saviour"

"My Maker and My King"—SDAH 15, st. 1, 3-4  •  "Does Jesus Care?"—SDAH 181, st. 1-2  •  "Lord, Speak to Me"—SDAH 541, st. 1-2
Rob Raney, songleader

Congregational Prayer

Judith Peterson, Pioneer Member

Pioneer Life

Tammy Jardine, Pioneer Member

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Jess Swackhamer; Prayer: Luci

Scripture Reading

I Kings 19:11-13 NRSV
Terry Robertson

Worship in Music

"Hold Thou My Hand, Dear Lord"  •  Cora Briggs
Elizabeth Wilson, Mezzo-soprano; Brenton Offenback, piano

Message

"The Answer: When It Keeps Ringing—Hearing God in the Silence"
Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Hymn of Response

"Draw Me Nearer  •  306, st. 1-2
Rob Raney, songleader; Brenton Offenback, organ, Andrews University alumnus

Closing Remarks/Benediction

Prescott Khair, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Fanfare on 'In Christ Alone'"  •  arr. Jeff Perks
Brenton Offenback, Pioneer Member

 

Opening Music

“Andante Sostenuto”  •  Charles Marie Widor
Brenton Offenback, Pioneer Member

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Psalm 99: 1-3 NIV
Prescott Khair, Associate Pastor

Praise

"Blessed Assurance" •  "I Will Rise"
Linda Sanchez, Sinegugu Katenga, Abel Siamubi, vocals; Philip Wekesa, piano; Nate Chung, keyboard; Opeyemi Adesina, cajon 

Congregational Prayer

Maureen Raj and brother, Pioneer Members

Pioneer Life

Tammy Jardine, Pioneer Member

Worship in Music

"Hold Thou My Hand, Dear Lord"  •  Cora Briggs
Elizabeth Wilson, mezzo-soprano, Andrews University alumnae; Brenton Offenback, piano, Andrews University alumnus

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Jess Swackhamer; Prayer: Luci

Praise

"Yes I Will"  •  "None But Jesus"

Scripture Reading

I Kings 19:11-13 NRSV
Abel Siamubi

Message

"The Answer: When It Keeps Ringing—Hearing God in the Silence"
Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Closing Hymn

"Draw Me Nearer"  •  SDAH 306, st. 1,2

Closing Remarks/Blessing

Prescott Khair, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

“Fanfare on ‘In Christ Alone’”  •  arr. Jeff Perks
Brenton Offenback, Pioneer Member

 

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As One People

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with Highland and the Ghanaian Church this Saturday, February 24. The theme for the day is "As One People," and we are honored to have Dr. Micheal Nixon as our guest speaker. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Sabbath School - 10:00 AM
  • Divine Service - 11:45 AM
  • Potluck - 1:00 PM
  • Concert - 3:00 PM
  • Vespers following the concert.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner, following the second worship service in the commons on the lower level.

ACADEMY DAY MARCH 5

All eighth-grade students are invited to attend Academy Day on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Come and see the exciting programs Andrews Academy offers and experience one day with us. While there, you will worship together, go to several classes, and participate in some games and activities. Lunch will be served, and T -shirts and prizes will be given. Registration begins at 7:30 AM, the full day of activities will begin at 8:00 AM and will conclude by 2:30 PM. There will be an optional activity and snacks to follow that will end by 3:30 PM. Call 269-471-3138 to RSVP or with any questions you may have. (Eighth graders in Niles SDA, RMES, or Village SDA schools are already preregistered).

Offering for February 24, 2024

Michigan Advance Partners

When Kelly received a Discovering Revelation handbill in her mailbox, she knew it was from the Lord. “I had been lost for quite a while and needed guidance—and that was my ticket,” she explained. When asked what she appreciated about the meetings she said, “They’re riveting! It’s basically laying out Revelation unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.”

She went on to describe how welcoming the church family was: “They’ve made me feel like I’ve been here all my life. People shake my hand, and they take the time to welcome me to their church and I’m not even a member! But I will be by the time I’m done. I’ve found my home.”

Kelly’s testimony is wonderful, but far from unique. Evangelistic outreach takes place across the Michigan Conference each year and time and again, people have the same experience Kelly had at Discovering Revelation.

Today’s offering goes to support Michigan Advance Partners, 33.33% of which supports Conference evangelism. Please give generously to help others like Kelly find their home, too.

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Did God Create Viruses?

On Sabbath, February 24 at 3:30 PM in Chan Shun Hall, Michiana Adventist Forum and the Andrews University Department of Biology will sponsor a talk by Dr. James Hayward, professor emeritus of biology, entitled “Did God Create Viruses?” The COVID-19 pandemic brought viruses front and center to the stage of human consciousness. Yet a great deal of misunderstanding remains about these biological entities. What are viruses? Are they alive? How were they discovered? How diverse are they? How do they reproduce and how are they transmitted? In what ways do they impact human society? Are some viruses “good”? Did God create viruses? These are some of the questions to be addressed in this presentation.
 

Support Kosrae

We want to continue to support Kosrae with student missionaries and financially. If you are interested in serving as a missionary please contact sm@andrews.edu. If you would like to donate to special projects please visit our lakeunioneducation.org website.

You can also join us on March 25th @ 8PM for our monthly worship service with Kosrae SDA. You can sign up on the attached QR code.

Wind Symphony & University Singers Vespers

The Andrews University Wind Symphony and University Singers will present a vespers program focusing on “Praises to the King” on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:30 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center. The program will feature songs of praise from University Singers such as Kyle Pederson’s Exultate Jubilate, and Illuminare His by Elaine Hagenberg, as well as the Wind Symphony’s renditions of arrangements of Great is Thy Faithfulness, Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow, and Rossano Galante’s Resplendent Glory.

The program will also feature several undergraduate and graduate student directors, as well as a World Premier of Rex Caelestis composed by Graduate Music Student Earlon Cornwall. The concert is free to attend. For more information, contact the Howard Performing Arts Center at howard.andrews.edu.

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 second 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".  Send questions to: clear.reception.pmc@gmail.com

Fellowship Dinner Volunteers Needed

Pioneer’s fellowship dinner ministry is alive and well.  There are currently 11 teams sharing in the responsibility to host the dinners throughout the year.  But the ministry needs more teams as well as individuals who are willing to join the current teams.

If you are a part of a small group or Sabbath School class that is not currently active in this important ministry, please consider becoming involved.  The commitment is not great.  Current teams serve from two to four times a year.  And if you would like to join a currently active team, let us know and you will directed to a team.

For more information, or to volunteer, dial 269-281-2345, and enter Fellowship Dinner. You will be able to enter you contact information there, and we will be in contact with you.
 

Worship at Home Conference & Children's Church

The Family Life Committee invites you and your family to the Worship at Home Conference on Sabbath, March 2, 3:30-7:00 PM! This conference includes music, science, a main speaker, breakout sessions, supper, and a family worship experience. Breakout sessions include discussions and ideas regarding worship for: preschoolers and their families; school-aged kids and their families; tween/teens and their families; singles; and couples. This conference is in conjunction with Children's Church, which will be listed as one of the breakout sessions. Come and explore new ways of engaging with God at home! Watch for further information and the registration link coming soon.

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