Can you believe that our last Soup for Students was three years ago? If you’re new, Soup for Students is a practical way for Pioneer to show love and care for our University students during final’s week by providing some fresh hot soup and salad. This is taking place on Tuesday, December 13th, at 6 PM in our PMC Commons. We need 30 volunteers who are willing to bring a pot of soup. You can also be involved by helping serve or clean up afterwards. For more information or to register text the word SOUP to 269-281-2345.
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Thanksgiving Behind Bars
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SpeakerDwight 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.
More In This Series
OPENING MUSIC IN JOY
“I Believe in One God” • Wolfgang Mozart
“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!” • Kenneth Logan
CHORAL INVITATION TO JOY
“O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord” • anon. Irish
CALL TO JOYFUL WORSHIP
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
LEADER: Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands.
PEOPLE: Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
LEADER: Know that the Lord He is God:
PEOPLE: it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
LEADER: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
PEOPLE: For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.
HYMN OF JOY
“Sing Praise to God” • anon. / Kenneth Logan
PRAYER OF JOY
Gianna Bacchiocchi, Andrews University student
“BRING JOY!”: A HYMN CYCLE
“Praise to the Lord” • “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!” • “Jesus Saves”
MISSION REPORT WITH JOY
William Dos Reis with Dwight K. Nelson
HYMN OF JOY
“Thanksgiving Behind Bars”
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
NOTEWRITING IN THANKSGIVING
“Now Thank We All Our God”H. W. Tauscher / Kenneth Logan
Shania Watts, viola; Kenneth Logan, piano
CHORAL THANKSGIVING ANTHEM
“The River of the Water of Life” • Malcolm Archer
“GIVE THANKS!”: A HYMN CYCLE
“For the Beauty of the Earth” •. “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” • “We Plow the Fields and Scatter” • “Come, Sing a Song of Harvest”
Pioneer Evergreens Pathfinders
Errol Prentice, Director Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor
HYMN OF THANKSGIVING
“Now Thank We All Our God”
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
“Now Thank We All Our God” • Wilhelm Teschner
On Sabbath December 10, during both services, we are bringing back the toy collection to give and share with the children in our community. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to share for ages newborn through 16. These will be given to the children in our
Join us on Friday evening, December 9, 7:00 PM, at Pioneer Memorial Church, and be inspired by a program of music, Scripture readings, and drama honoring the King of Kings.
Feast of Lights—now in its 49th year—is the Christmas musical gift from Andrews Academy to the Berrien Springs community and beyond. It is an evening of instrumental music, bells, choral and congregational singing, lights, and a Nativity scene.
Chorale and Orchestra will end the program with the Hallelujah chorus. The church sidewalks will be arrayed in Christmas lighting. The program will speak to your hearts of His wondrous love.
Experience with us the joyful retelling of the Christmas story: beginning with the humble incarnation of the long-expected Messiah, and culminating with the Lord of Lords receiving "the kingdoms of this world" and our universal expression of praise: "Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.... and He shall reign for ever and ever (Revelation 19: 6, 11:15)."
Do you have an announcement to share with the Pioneer family? Please submit all announcements online when possible. If you do not have access to Internet, you may call and leave a detailed message at 269-471-3647.
Beginning on Wednesday (7PM), August 17, House of Prayer/PM will slowly climb the summit of the Bible, Romans chapter 8. It will be a simple word by word reflection. Through discussion and meditation you’re invited to recover and revisit the heart of the gospel, the heart of God. Join the conversation and prayers in the youth chapel any Wednesday you’re free.
Would you like to be a blessing to someone during difficult times? Sign up to be placed on the list to donate food for funeral receptions. This is an easy way to share and such a blessing for the families. Call the church office at 269-471-3133 (Heidi Ha) with your name and phone number or email them to email@example.com.
Pioneer's Homebound Ministry is looking for names and contact information of people who are homebound and in need of some personalized attention. Text your information to 262-825-3632.
Pioneer is pleased to announce that transportation will be provided for Sabbath services for attendees with physical challenges who would have trouble in negotiating stairs.
Pioneer Traffic and Deacon teams will transport attendees by golf carts from the canopy entrance to the doors at the east entrance (JN Andrews statue). At the end of the service, attendees will be invited to return to the door and alert a greeter to contact the cart that will transport them to their cars.
If you would like to be picked up from your car at the start of the service instead of at the canopy entrance, please call the church office on (269) 471-3133 by Friday at 10:00 AM and supply the following information:
- Name(s) of attendees
- Service attending
- Make, model, and color of car
- Estimated time of arrival
We hope that this interim measure will be a helpful blessing to you.
Pioneer’s Preschool Pray & Play group provides families who are welcoming new children into their homes (by birth, adoption, foster care, etc.) with meals. You don't need to cook to help out! We're in need of people who can:
- make and deliver meals
- order take-out and deliver it
- help us identify families who are expecting new children
As we get more volunteers, we're hoping to expand this ministry to help families identify the many rich resources available to them at Pioneer and in our community. We want to be the hands of Jesus to new parents and their kids in as families grow.
Ministry and Grow Group Leaders: We are here to help you create appealing materials both digital and in print in order to familiarize people with your ministry or upcoming event. Because we support many ministries, kindly provide us with at least 10 design days from the time we receive your project details to completion. Additional time may be needed for printing and shipping when applicable. Submit your project online today at pmchurch.org/design/submit. -Pioneer Media Ministry