Church Offices Closed  —  

The church offices will be closed Wednesday June 19 in celebration of the Juneteenth holiday.

 

Pastor

Shane Anderson

Shane Anderson is the lead pastor of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University.  His passions for ministry include; How to know Christ personally, Bible prophecy, and Christian apologetics.  He has written a book entitled, "How To Kill Adventist Education (And How To Give It A Fighting Chance!)", and has spoken frequently on that topic throughout North, Central, and South America as well as the Caribbean since 2009.  He is a columnist for the Adventist Review.  He and his wife Darlene have two daughters and have lived in Michigan since 2023.

Offering

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Invitation to Rejoice

Prelude and Fugue on “All Things Bright and Beautiful” • Kenneth Logan

Call to Joy: from Psalm 100 NKJV

José Bourget

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; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
PEOPLE: 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 Rejoicing

All Things Bright and Beautiful • No. 93

Words of Joy: from Psalm 98 NKJV

Cyril Punay

Anthem of Joy

Praise Hymn • Robert Leaf / Shackley

Hymn of Joy

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee • No. 12

Prayer of Rejoicing

Nancy Mészáros
*Debbie Michel

Anthem of Rejoicing

The Majesty and Glory of Your Name • Thomas Fettke

Hymn of Rejoicing

Lord of All Being, Throned Afar • Words No. 17, Melody No. 227

Homily

“When Gratitude Does Not Compute”
Shane Anderson

Anthem of Thanksgiving

My Lord, What a Morning • Spiritual / Burleigh

Letters of Thanksgiving

In Heavenly Love Abiding • Traditional Finnish Melody

Invitation to Thanksgiving

What Gift Can We Bring? • Donna Kasbohm
stanza 1 solo; st. 2 women; st. 3 all; st. 4 men; st. 5 all

Procession of Thanksgiving: Gifts of Food, Song, Tithes, and Offerings

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart! (No. 27, stanzas 1-2)
The Lord Is My Light (No. 515, stanzas 1-2)
For the Beauty of the Earth (No. 565, stanzas 1, 3)
’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (No. 524, stanzas 1, 3)
To God Be the Glory (No. 341, stanzas 1, 3)
Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (No. 695)

Hymn of Thanksgiving

Now Thank We All Our God • No. 559

Benediction in Thanksgiving

Shane Anderson

Final Thanksgiving

Now Thank We All Our God • Wilhelm Teschner

 

 

José Bourget, presiding pastor; Kenneth Logan, organ, piano; Andrews University Chorale and Singers, Stephen Zork, director, Tyler Ninalga, piano; PMC Sanctuary Choir, Brenton Offenback, director; Davielle Smith, mezzo-soprano; Max Keller, Brayan Maldonado, Matthew Bourne, Christopher Rogers, brass quartet; Carla Trynchuk, Marc Élysée, violins; Kenneth Logan, hymn arrangements; PMC Evergreen Pathfinders, Errol Prentice, director

 

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Hymnsing at The Old Rugged Cross Church

 You are invited to a hymn sing on June 22, 4:00-5:00pm at The Old Rugged Cross Church, 61041 Vermont St., Pokagon,, MI49047.  Please bring your Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. A freewill offering will help to maintain the church.  Please contact Melchizedek Ponniah, (269) 876-7476 or melponniah@gmail.com for any additional information. 

Save the Date for Church Business Meeting

Pioneer members are encouraged to attend the Church Business Session which will be held in the Pioneer Commons, Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm.  The topics to be discussed and voted upon include the 2024-2025 budget.

Ukrainian Thank You Tour to Visit the Howard

The Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University will host a concert by Ukrainian artists on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The concert is part of a 40-day U.S. tour that five Ukrainian professional musicians turned active-duty soldiers have led since May. They will be joined by several local guest artists for the program. Admission will be free for all guests, and there will be a free-will collection at the concert. 

Church Office Closed Wednesday June 19

Pioneer offices will be closed on Wednesday June 19 for the Juneteenth Holiday.

Offering for June 15, 2024

Pioneer Operating Budget

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” (Revelations 7:9 NIV).

As I look around my college classroom, I’m always amazed at the rainbow of faces that I see. The gospel is beautiful because our great hope is that one day, we will all be united in heaven, and we will get to worship God for eternity. In the meantime, we must exist in this fallen world. As I discuss with my students what is happening in the world today, we wrestle with our place as Christians and as a church body.

God has called us to be His hands and feet, and this generation of college students has a strong desire to see impactful outreach within our local church ministries that they can connect with to help our community. In one such example of ministry, one student said that their church back home would support mothers in need with free diapers if they didn’t have money. The multitude described in the book of Revelation will be composed of many people who have allowed Christ to live through them and bless others. Today’s offering is being collected to support the local church budget.

Our church is able to serve as a house of worship for all people because of your generous gifts, so thank you!

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Changes to ADRA Giving Options

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist have decided to simplify the number of donation options. Historically, a significant number of options have been available when giving to ADRA allowing donors to specify a specific project or program. Going forward all currently existing ADRA donations will be consolidated into 5 major categories.

ADRA Health Programs
Poor health is often at the heart of poverty and suffering. Giving to the ADRA Health fund helps build healthier lives for those we serve by improving access to safe water sources, providing hygiene and sanitation solutions, helping families access nourishing food, supporting pregnant women and mothers, and delivering reliable health support.

ADRA Education Programs
Education for all helps safeguard against chronic poverty, violence, abuse, exploitation, and even reduces vulnerability to natural disasters. The ADRA Education fund will help remove obstacles to learning by providing access to primary, secondary, and tertiary education, delivering school supplies, uniforms, and other resources, teaching adult literacy classes, and providing technical and vocational education.

ADRA Livelihood Programs
Livelihood training is a key contributor to breaking the cycle of poverty. The ADRA Livelihoods fund will help end generational poverty by empowering savings and loan groups in vulnerable communities, preparing communities for climate resiliency, training farmers to improve their methods, and empowering women to become business leaders in their communities.
ADRA Emergency Response and Preparedness
When disaster strikes, those whose lives are the most at risk are often furthest from help. Every year, ADRA responds to more than 100 emergencies around the world: earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, civil strife, and more. Contributions to the ADRA Emergency Response and Preparedness fund will help support a global network of offices and partners to quickly mobilize resources and bring relief to the hardest-hit areas.

ADRA General Fund
ADRA, the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 120 countries. Gifts to ADRA will provide families with emergency aid in times of crisis or natural disaster and longer-term, sustainable assistance to people battling chronic hunger, homelessness, and other life-threatening challenges, so they can live as God intended.

 

Pioneer Spiritual Life Survey

This quick survey will give our church leadership team a better understanding of how to lead our church. All responses are anonymous and every precaution will be taken with the data.

 

Adventist Heritage & American History Tour

Explore Scenic New England and it's Rich History from September 1-8, 2024