COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For details regarding prevention measures in place and the COVID-19 Pioneer response click here.

 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 18:41

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

Saturday, November 06, 2021

OPENING MUSIC

“In Heavenly Love Abiding”  •  Traditional Finnish Melody

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP
 

“NEAR TO GOD’S HEART”: A HYMN CYCLE

“The Church Has One Foundation”  •  “Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners”  •  “Near to the Heart of God”

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 

CHILDREN’S STORY

Children’s Story: Gordon Atkins; Prayer: Abishek

WORSHIP IN MUSIC

“O, When Shall I See Jesus?” • Derek Hakes
Andrews Academy Resound, Marcelo Martins

MESSAGE

“How to Become an Influencer: How to Get Along With the Brethren”
Dwight K. Nelson

CONNECT CARD
 

HYMN OF COMMITMENT

“When Christ Was Lifted from the Earth”

BLESSING
 

CLOSING MUSIC

“O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High”  •  David Johnson
 

OPENING MUSIC

“In Heavenly Love Abiding”  •  Traditional Finnish Melody

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP
 

WORSHIP IN MUSIC

“Near to the Heart of God”, Michael Glasgow
Andrews Academy Resound, Marcelo Martins

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
 

WORSHIP IN MUSIC

“O, When Shall I See Jesus?” • Derek Hakes
Andrews Academy Resound, Marcelo Martins

CHILDREN’S STORY

Children’s Story: Gordon Atkins; Prayer: Abishek

PRAISE

“Friend of God”  •  “King of Kings”  •  “Power in the Blood”

MESSAGE

“How to Become an Influencer: How to Get Along With the Brethren”
Dwight K. Nelson

CONNECT CARD
 

CLOSING SONG

“Make Us One”

BLESSING
 

CLOSING MUSIC

“O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High”  •  David Johnson
 

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Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting

You're invited to our Wednesday morning prayer meeting which meets at 7:00 AM on Zoom. This is a fantastic group that meets to share and pray together once a week. We are about to head into the holiday season, we are going to begin a series that you are not going to want to miss. Over the last year, we have explored biblical characters who shared their faith. As we begin our next chapter, I would like to invite you to join us as we explore 5 steps to intentionally sharing our faith. This series will run from November 10 – December 8.

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Helping the Starlins

We at Pioneer have been celebrating with Don and Trudy Starlin over his recent successful double-lung transplant. He had days to live when the donor's lungs became available. And the good news is he is recovering very well, having been moved from his transplant hospital to a nearby rehabilitation hospital. The last text message from Trudy reports he walked 1,650 steps a couple of days ago, his chest and feeding tubes have been removed, his spirits are strong—and we join them in praising God for this miraculous (how else can you describe a double-lung transplant?) intervention.

Family and friends of the Starlins have started a GoFundMe account to raise monies to offset the immense costs of this transplant operation. Insurance simply does not cover the myriad of expenses—room and board in the city, loss of employment during the recent months of waiting, continued unemployment until recovery is complete, rehabilitation, et al. While Pioneer cannot publish every worthy GoFundMe project, we can rally to the needs of this hometown couple who have faithfully served this congregation and are facing monumental financial challenges.

May our prayers surround these two Pioneer Family members on their road to recovery—"being confident of this, that He who began a good work in [them] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6).

Support the Starlins

Benton Harbor Water Crisis

Due to excessive lead in the water in Benton Harbor, Harbor of Hope serves as a distribution site for cases of free bottled water for Benton Harbor residents. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 – 6:00 PM every Sabbath afternoon.

Volunteer

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

Updated: 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 4:45 PM and ends by 5:45 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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