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, January 13, 2024

OPENING MUSIC

“On Forgiveness” (Melody: DETROIT, no. 299) • Kenneth Logan

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

John Glass, Associate Pastor

“WASHED BY THE BLOOD”: A HYMN CYCLE

“Holy, Holy, Holy” • 73, st. 3
“Whiter Than Snow” • 318, st. 1, 3
“There Is a Balm in Gilead” • 475
“Wonderful Words of Life” • 286, st. 2

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

“Jesus Paid It All” • 184, st. 1
John Glass, Associate Pastor

OFFERTORY

“There Is a Balm in Gilead” • African-American Spiritual / Kenneth Logan

CHILDREN’S STORY & PRAYER

John Glass, Associate Pastor

CARE FOR CUBA

Luis Fernando Ortiz, Director MDiv Program

SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 103:8-12 NIV
Michael Zhang, Pioneer Member

WORSHIP IN MUSIC

“Go Down, Moses” • Spiritual / Kenneth Logan

MESSAGE

“God Has Great Plans for Your Past—Part 1: The Divine Eraser”
Shane Anderson, Lead Pastor

HYMN OF COMMITMENT

“Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!” • 462

CLOSING MUSIC

“O Lamb of God, Unspotted” • Carl Piutti

 

OPENING MUSIC

“On Forgiveness” (Melody: DETROIT, no. 299) • Kenneth Logan

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

John Glass, Associate Pastor

PRAISE

“Come, Christians, Join to Sing” • 10
“God Will Take Care of You” • 99, st. 1

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

John Glass, Associate Pastor

CARE FOR CUBA

Luis Fernando Ortiz, Director MDiv Program

WORSHIP IN MUSIC

“Go Down, Moses” • Spiritual / Kenneth Logan

OFFERTORY

“There Is a Balm in Gilead” • African-American Spiritual / Kenneth Logan

CHILDREN’S STORY & PRAYER

John Glass, Associate Pastor

PRAISE

“Lead Me To The Cross”
“I Surrender” • “I Surrender All”

SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 103:8-12 NIV

MESSAGE

“God Has Great Plans for Your Past—Part 1: The Divine Eraser”
Shane Anderson, Lead Pastor

HYMN OF COMMITMENT

“Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!” • 462

CLOSING MUSIC

“O Lamb of God, Unspotted” • Carl Piutti

 

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AU Sabbath Vespers - Class of 2024

You are invited to join the Andrews University Summer 2024 graduates and their families as we close the Sabbath with music and appreciation at the Howard Performing Arts Center on August 3 at 8 PM.

Requesting Donations of Used Pathfinder Uniforms for Cuba

Cuba seeks help for their Pathfinder Clubs and is asking donations of used formal Pathfinder uniforms by 7/27. Donations can be made to PMC Pathfinder Director, Errol Prentice (email: errol.prentice@pmchurch.org; 269-277-4256). He will take them to Gillette and put them into the shipping container heading to Cuba.

Memorial Service for Linda Thompson

Please join us in celebrating the life of Linda Sherwin Thompson on Sunday, August 4, at 4 PM in the Pioneer Memorial Church sanctuary. Live-streaming will be available for those unable to attend in person.

Family Life Encounter: Summer Challenge

Join us for the Family Life Encounter: Summer Challenge, a Choose Your Own Adventure style activity and reading challenge designed to help strengthen our relationships with each other and God. Text "Challenge" to 269-281-2345 to download the challenge handout.

Download Handout for Challenge

Turn in your challenge handout at the Pioneer reception desk when it is completed to be entered into prize drawings! For more information, contact simplestirrings@yahoo.com.

Annual Backpacks for Berrien "Stuff-the-Bus"

It is time again for our annual Backpacks for Berrien "Stuff-the-bus." Help ensure students come to school this fall with the tools needed to learn. Get the supplies needed for success and deliver them to the bus, July 26 at Apple Valley parking lot from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. For a list of items needed check out our website: backpacks4berrien.org.

Pioneer Memorial Church Announces New Pastor for Administration

Pioneer Memorial Church is delighted to announce the selection of K. Hans Miranda Chavez as the new Pastor for Administration starting July 1, 2024.

Pastor Hans Miranda Chávez was born in Chiclayo, Peru, and moved to the U.S. at the age of six, where he grew up in Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2011 to 2015, he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2019. In 2023, Hans married Cassidy, who played an influential role in guiding him towards pastoral ministries. Now, Hans is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, and his wife, Cassidy Miranda Chávez, is the Marketing and Communications Director at the Center for Youth Evangelism and volunteers with the Pioneer Media Ministry.

Hans and Cassidy are eager to serve the Pioneer Memorial Church community and be part of the church family in this new role. Let's extend our warmest welcome and support them in this new step!

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.

The survey can be found here as well


 

Something in Common Sabbath School

Healing The Mind by Timothy R. Jennings, MD Have you ever been hurt, lonely, depressed, frightened and hopeless? Or maybe you have found yourself feeling helpless, that gut wrenching helplessness when someone you care about is hurting, distressed and on the verge of giving up and you don’t know how to help them. Did you wish you had something to give them, something that would help? Healing the Mind is six of Dr. Jennings' most important lectures, recorded live during a 2-day seminar. The material is based on his book, "Could It Be This Simple”. The Six lecture topics are: 

  • June 22- The Mind: God's Design. What Went Wrong? 
  • June 29- God's Principle: The Law of Love and Liberty 
  • July 6- The Fix for Failing Families 
  • July 13- Demolishing Satan's Strongholds 
  • July 20- Depression: The Brain-Body Connection 
  • July 27- Forgiveness: Seven Common Myths (+ Q&A) 

Everyone is Welcome Sabbath mornings from 10:30-11:30 in PMC room 141.