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Rodlie Ortiz

Rodlie Ortiz is on the pastoral team of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University where he oversees evangelism and Grow Groups. He recently finished his Doctor of Ministry degree in Missional Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He blogs regularly on modernekklesia.com and enjoys connecting with people that don't know God. He is married to Iveth, a special education teacher, and has two boys—Jonathan and Daniel.

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Opening Music

“Meditation on ‘Brother James’s Air’”  •  Harold Darke
Joshua Goines, organ

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Hymn Cycle

"Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!"—SDAH 618, st. 1, 3  •  "Jesus Calls Us; O'er the Tumult"—SDAH 285  •  "Lord, Speak to Me"—SDAH 541

Congregational Prayer

Deb Montcalm, Pioneer Member

Pioneer Life

 

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Janet Ledesma, Prayer: Ariana

Scripture Reading

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Andrea Gibbs, Pioneer Elder

Worship in Music

"I Can Hear the Savior Calling", Darian Krimm / Joseph Martin
Leanne Miller, soprano; Joshua Goines, piano

Message

"The Answer: Set Your Phone to Silent—Hearing God's Call"
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Connect Card

 

Hymn of Response

"Dear Lord and Father of Us All"  •  words 480 alt., melody 481, st. 1-2, 4-5

Benediction

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

“Great Day”  •  Adolphus Hailstork
Joshua Goines, organ

 

Opening Music

“Meditation on ‘Brother James’s Air’”  •  Harold Darke
Joshua Goines, organ

Welcome, Call to Worship & Prayer

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church

Praise

"To God Be The Glory"
Joshua Goines, piano; Zachary Schnepp, cajon; Jamison Moore, cello; Jason Marquez, clarinet

Congregational Prayer

Deb Montcalm, Pioneer Member

Pioneer Life

 

Worship in Music

"I Can Hear the Savior Calling"  •  Darian Krimm / Joseph Martin
Leanne Miller, soprano; Joshua Goines, piano

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Janet Ledesma; Prayer: Ariana

Praise


"God So Loved"  •  "What A Beautiful Name"

Scripture Reading

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

Message

"The Answer: Set Your Phone to Silent—Hearing God's Call"
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus"

Blessing

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church

Closing Music

“Great Day”  •  Adolphus Hailstork
Joshua Goines, organ

 

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Offering for September 18, 2021

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During the early days of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, church buildings were few. Battle Creek, Michigan, had become the center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They needed to build a church large enough to house the rapid membership growth, camp meetings, and General Conference sessions.

Elder James White, one of the founders of the church, thought of a plan. He suggested, “If each month, every member would donate one dime, within one year we could raise enough money to build a new church structure.” At that time, the average price of a home was around $2,000.

The members adopted the project. On April 20, 1879, they dedicated the new church, debt-free. The “Dime Tabernacle,” capable of seating 4,000 people became the fourth church structure of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.

The fund-raising plan was simple; Give a dime per month. A dime then would be equivalent to $2.25 today. Even though $2.25 is 22 ½ times more than a dime, it still isn’t much money in today’s economy!

Widespread participation brought success. When the members took this as their project, the Lord blessed.

When God’s people come together, like they did with the Dime Tabernacle, God will move hearts to accomplish His will through His children. “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Fellowship Dinners

Volunteers are needed by the Fellowship Dinner teams to assist with the preparation and service of the fellowship dinners which we hope to be able to resume soon. Teams serve about three times a year, so the time commitment is minimal, but your help is invaluable. Please let us know you if can help by emailing Ben Chilson at bennettc43@gmail.com. You will be assigned to a team that fits your schedule.

Adventurers & Pathfinder Registration Open

Our Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs are back in session this fall. Join below:

Pathfinders text "PMCEP" to 269-281-2345 or join online.

Join Pathfinders

Pathfinder Staff Members text "EPSTAFF" to 269-281-2345 or join online

Staff Members

Adventurers text "PMCFF" to 269-281-2345 or join online

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It's Time for Fall Grow Groups!

Fall Grow Groups are here and we are so excited to have more than 50 groups available to join this semester! The session officially begins September 19, so don’t wait!

We have a variety of groups meeting every day of the week. Pioneer is continuing to offer groups both in-person and online, so we think you’ll be able to find one that works for you--whether you’re looking for Bible study, support, art, prayer, discipleship, or activity groups.

Grow Groups are open to everyone–so invite a friend and join us! Text "JOIN" to 269-281-2345 or choose your group online.

If you have any questions, email us at growgroups@pmchurch.org.

The Darkness Will Not Overcome Series

The Darkness Will Not Overcome is an 8-part series that will inspire, equip, and empower you to live your best life possible. In every presentation you will learn practical ways we can experience healing, hope, and change. Whatever your "darkness" is—an addiction, a mental health struggle, dysfunction, past trauma, broken relationships, or lack of direction—the Darkness Will Not Overcome! Beginning Friday, October 1.

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Neighbor to Neighbor Helping Hands Team

Neighbor to Neighbor (our local Adventist Community Services center) is currently looking for volunteers for their "Helping Hand Team". To respond, please call 269-471-7411 or visit them at 9147 US 31, Berrien Springs, MI.

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

Care Giver's Support Group

Are you the primary caregiver for your spouse or another person? If so we have a resource available for you. Care Giver's Support Group, Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 PM, at Neighbor to Neighbor (West entrance). You're invited to come and  recharge your "batteries". For more information call Pastor John Glass at 262-825-3632.

Howard Series Presents: Risus Quartet

Winners of the 2021 Fischoff Grand Prize and Gold Medal, the Risus Quartet was officially founded in 2020 in South Korea by four young passionate musicians. "Risus" in Latin means "laugh" and was named in the sense of wanting to give joy and laughter to their audiences.  After graduating from Seoul National University, the quartet members began their studies in the United States where they broadened their view as musicians.

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