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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 17:48

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 of Youth Ministries. 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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Pioneer Fellowship Dinner Returns in September

Pioneer Fellowship Dinners Return this September. This time, there's an exciting new twist. Every meal will be an opportunity for fellowship among members and visitors.

Appetizer! Pioneer's large congregation will meet each week in groups of about 135 persons, so that over a year, each group can participate twice. This means more opportunities for fellowship among members and visitors alike.

The scoop! The dinners will be like a traditional potluck. Fellowship Dinner Ministry Team will provide the main course each Sabbath, and members who attend will be asked to bring side dishes. Members who are invited for that week will receive an email or text message listing the menu and suggesting what side dishes are needed. Single members are encouraged, where possible, to bring one side dish to serve at least 12-15 persons; families are encouraged, where possible, to bring 2 dishes—each to serve at least 12-15 persons. A form will be provided to RSVP.

S'More! If your name is not included in the alphabetical list for a particular Sabbath, but you would like to join the meal, that is not a problem—just bring a dish to share and join the fellowship.

Please plan to join us!

District 9 Family Camp

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and with it comes the District 9 Family Camp. Reserve your spot online or obtain application materials from the church office. The deadline for reservations is Noon on Sunday, August 22. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ric Streelman at 269-208-7172. You will be physically refreshed and spiritually blessed!

September 3–6, 2021
Camp Au Sable

ASM Sweet Corn Feed

IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN! Adventist Seniors of Michiana (60 and up) will hold its annual sweet corn feed at Wolf's Prairie Park, Berrien Springs, by Lake Chapin. (Take Cass Street to the end, and you'll be in the park.) It's a potluck, so fix one of your specialties. We'll provide the sweet corn. This will be the resumption of our regular ASM meetings. Thank you for waiting patiently as we've been apart. Feel free to bring a friend and we'll see you on the 15th.

August 15, 2021, Noon - 2:00 PM
Wolfs Prairie Park, Berrien Springs

Happy 97th Birthday, Esther!

Happy birthday, to Esther Tarangle who turns 97 on July 28! Her family is blessed to have her. To send wishes, please bring them to the Pioneer front office.

Offering for July 31, 2021

Pioneer Operating Budget

A blessing is on the man who puts his faith in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, pushing out its roots by the stream; he will have no fear when the heat comes, but his leaf will be green; in a dry year he will have no care, and will go on giving fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7, 8 - Bible in Basic English)

One of the fun activities available at Camp AuSable is High Adventure. You can climb a rock wall, glide down the zip line, ride the swing, or leap of faith. If you choose the leap of faith you will climb a pole 26 feet high, stand on the top, and then jump off into the air.

Of course, you are strapped into a harness, and that is where the faith comes in. Someone is on the ground controlling your fall with ropes that are attached to the harness. You are trusting them to bring you smoothly and safely to the ground.

Sometimes it may seem like a great leap of faith to return to God His tithe and our offerings. But God has proven that He is Someone we can have faith in. When we are faithful with tithe and offering we can be confident that God will keep His Word, and our needs will be provided for.

Today, take a leap of faith. Give a faithful offering to the Local Church Budget and trust God to provide for your needs.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

New College Students Welcome Reception

A reception will take place on the lawn in front of Pioneer (Campus Mall) immediately following the 11:45 AM service on August 28. We are looking for volunteers to help furnish 3 dozen cookies for the event. We will serve cookies and lemonade to welcome the new students. To help, please call the church at 269-471-3131 or confirm online. Instructions will be sent to volunteers furnishing cookies. We hope you'll join us in welcoming the new students!

I Will Help

Support SDA Church Members in Madagascar

Andrews University is helping to support the SDA church members in southwest Madagascar who are currently experiencing severe drought and famine in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, you can provide food to those in desperate need.

We have been told that some members eat mud, roots, and leaves to try and remove hunger cramps. As a member of the Adventist family, you can feed a family of four for one month for $50, providing vital rice, beans, oil, and other essential food. The neediness of these families is serious. There are eleven churches scattered around the affected area with 494 families and over 1,691 individuals. Even though some food aid was collected and distributed in November 2020, the drought has continued, and that food is now used up.
 
Give online or write a check to Andrews University with the memo “CIDP-Famine Relief” and send it to:
 
Office of Development
8903 US Hwy 31
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0660
 
More Info: cidpprojects@andrews.edu

Something In Common Sabbath School

Something in Common Sabbath School is meeting again! For the summer we are temporarily meeting in the Pioneer Commons. We are watching portions of Gary Smalley's classic "Keys to Loving Relationships" and discussing how to apply these principles to our families. Come and join us!

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

A.U. Eats

A.U. Eats is back! Offering chef made vegetarian/vegan meals delivered to your door. Go to GET.CBORD.com to place your order or for more information call 269-471-3161.

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.

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