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Friday, May 14, 2021 - 18:49

Resources

Speaker

Ben Martin

Ben Martin is on the pastoral team of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University where he is the Pastor of Youth Ministries. He is passionate about engaging youth in ministry. He believes that every member should be a functioning part of the body of Christ. Over the last few years he has been intentionally thinking through what it means to disciple the next generation. He enjoys photography, camping and spending time with his wife, Brianna. Together, they have 2 children.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

More In This Series

05/16/2020
Are you in God's waiting room of loneliness? God gives us comfort and hope through looking at snapshots of the prophet Elijah’s life. We can find assurance that God will do the same for us today.
05/09/2020
God has a plan and a purpose for your life, but there is a subtle strategy the devil wants to use to stop you. Discover what the strategy is and how to overcome it.

Opening Music

The Lord is My Light, John Bischoff
Kenneth Logan, organ

Welcome

Daniel Henry-Saturné, 8th Grade Class President

Call to Worship

Guilherme Bueno, 8th Grade Treasurer

Praise

Praise to the Lord • Holy Spirit • Trust in You

Vocals: Kayleigh Staniszewski, Towette Shiow, RaeAnne Prentice, Ruthley Faustin-Atisme;
Piano: Raygio Masengi, Jion Kim; Kenneth Logan, organ

Congregational Prayer

Luis Flores, 8th Grade Class Pastor

Children's Story

Kayleigh Staniszewski, 8th Grade Vice-President

Call for Offering

Marco Sciarabba Badenas, 8th Grade Secretary

Scripture

Alexander Wright, 8th Grade Parliamentarian

Worship in Music

Faith, Jay Stocker
Ruth Murdoch 5th Grade Children's Choir

Sermon

"God's Waiting Room: A Divine Disruption"
Ben Martin

Song of Commitment

It is Well, arr. Daniel Bondaczuk

Andrews Academy & Ruth Murdoch Departments of Music

Closing Music

Go Forth, Go Forth with God, John Darwall
Kenneth Logan, organ

 

Welcome

Samuel Family (Jenisca)

Praise

Lord I Need You, Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher
Bacchiocchi Family (Gianna)

Wonderful Words of Life, P. P. Bliss
Feliciano Family (Kameron)

Prayer

Alvarez Family (Juan)

Parent Tributes

Teddy & Kristen Jones (Thomas)
Scottie & Arnie Baker (Einra)

Special Music

Made a Way, Travis Greene

Leonor Family (Giovanni); Gabriel Krause, piano

Panel Discussion

Lindsey Pratt, Kaila Campbell, Bia Martin, Hunter Penn, Quintin Wilson

Parent Tribute

Craig & Sue Wiker (Chase)

Call for Offering

Worthy Student Fund
Daniel & Joelle Ashley (Joshua & Hannah)

Benediction

Krista Metzgar (Kassie)

Opening Music

The Lord is My Light, John Bischoff
Kenneth Logan, organ

Processional

Diane Myers

Call to Worship

Richard Aguilera (Leo)

Song Service

This Is Amazing Grace • One Day

Vocals: Leo Aguilera, Malaika Ferguson, Wambui Karanja, Jaden Leiterman;
Nathaniel Chung, keyboard; Lucas Aguiar, guitar; Andres Weiss-Segui, bass; Josh Ashley, cajón

Prayer

Kleber Goncalves (Isabella)

Testimonies

Samuel St. Phard, Shaya Hart

Offering

Sonia & Davide Badenas (Flavia)

Scripture

Jeremiah 32:17, 27 NIV
Wendy Baldwin (Hunter)

Special Music

It is Well, arr. Daniel Bondaczuk
Andrews Academy & Ruth Murdoch Departments of Music

Sermon

"God's Waiting Room: A Divine Disruption"
Ben Martin

Consecration of Graduates

Benediction

David Keyes (Nolan)

Prayer Response

The Lord Bless You

Carrie VanDenburgh, soprano; Julie Reid, alto; Charles Reid, tenor; Marcelo Martins, bass

Closing Music

Go Forth, Go Forth with God, John Darwall
Kenneth Logan, organ

 

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The Tent 2021

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch Elementary School will hold The Tent meetings on Friday, May 14 through 22, 2021. Meetings take place every night, except Tuesday. We invite you to support our kids by watching and invite a friend or family member to watch too, so they can get to know Jesus better.

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Offering for May 15, 2021

Local Church Budget

We can talk about being “on fire” as a good thing. But when flames and fire trucks appear, a church on fire is never good news! This is exactly what one of our North American churches experienced.

Once the fire was out and the immediate crisis over, the church members met to make plans for how to meet the emergency. They gave offering appeals for repairs. The work of restoration began at once.

But there was another special need. The Pathfinder club, with about 50 children wanted to attend the Camporee that year. At first, they asked for permission to raise funds from resources outside the church. The board granted permission. The young people began asking for donations from family and friends. They wrote letters to aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors. Little by little, the Pathfinder funds arrived.

The last Sabbath before the deadline for Camporee, the Pathfinder club still fell somewhat short of their goal. In spite of the focus on fire restoration, the pastor gave a special appeal for the Pathfinder club. The congregation responded, and the Pathfinders had the funds needed for the Camporee.

The Pathfinders refused to believe that it was impossible for them to raise the funds within months. They had faith God would bless. Their motto was Matthew 19:26. “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

Today, let us remember that what seems impossible becomes possible when a church family works together to support the local church budget.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Pioneer Welcomes Back Children's Sabbath School!

Families interested in attending Sabbath School in person are invited to apply now for our Summer 1 groups for kids and parents. New families welcome! Safety guidelines apply. Parent volunteers needed. Text "SUMMERSS" to 269-28-12345 or register your child below. Wait until Summer 2 if you will be away for more than one sabbath from May 15 to June 26 as we will need to take turns with limited capacity. Weekly Sabbath School videos and monthly outdoor adventures will continue through the Summer.

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Lead or Join a Grow Group

Leading a Grow Group helps you build community, get involved, and grow your faith alongside others who share your passion. Register to lead a Summer and/or Fall Grow Group today!

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Summer Group Registration Deadline: May 18, 2021
  • Summer Session: June 6 – July 31, 2021
  • Fall Group Registration Deadline: August 21, 2021
  • Fall Leader Orientation: September 19, 2021
  • Fall Session: September 19 – December 11, 2021

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Pioneer Live on Roku

We are pleased to announce the availability to view worship, both 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM services, on Roku devices and enabled TVs! On your Roku device simply search for "Pioneer Memorial Church Live" and add the channel to your Home screen. You can also sign into your Roku account and add it here. If you need assistance adding our channel please send an email to webteam@pmchurch.tv.

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Media Ministry

Free Tax Prep!

If you earned $57,000 or less you can have your 2020 income tax prepared for free by IRS certified volunteers at Andrews University. This is a drop-off only site with limited space. Please call 269-471-6538 Thursday, Friday or Sunday 12:30 – 5:00 PM (don’t leave a message) or email Cidfreetax@gmail.com to schedule an appointment to drop off your documents. Appointments can be made for any Sunday afternoon March 21 – April 11 (12:30 – 4:30 PM). Drop-off site will be at Andrews University, Buller Hall, room 203 by appointment only.

Will Prepare 

  • Wages, salaries, etc. (Form W-2)
  • Interest Income (Form 1099-INT)
  • Dividends Received (Form 1099-DIV)
  • State Tax Refunds (Form 1099-G)
  • Unemployment Benefits (Form 1099-G)
  • IRA Distributions (Form 1099-R)
  • Pension Income (Forms 1099-R, RRB-1099, CSA-1099) 
  • Social Security Benefits (Form SSA-1099) (RRB-1099)
  • Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G)
  • Education Credits (Form 1098-T)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Health Insurance Statements (Forms 1095-A, B or C)

What to Bring 

  • For married filing joint, both spouses must be present 
  • Photo identification for you and your spouse (if filing joint return) 
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number documents for you, your spouse, and dependents 
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and dependents 
  • A copy of last year’s tax return 
  • All Forms W-2, 1098, and 1099 Form 1095-A (Marketplace Health Insurance) 
  • Information for other income 
  • Information for all deductions/credits 
  • Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number 
  • For direct deposit of refund, proof of account
Media Team Volunteers

The Pioneer Media Team is looking for additional volunteers for its local audio and global television ministry. Members volunteer at least 1 time every 3 Sabbaths, for both the 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM services. Current needs include Platform Manager, and various Audio Technician positions. Extensive experience is not required to volunteer and training is provided. Volunteers should be at least a Junior in high school for media roles.

Volunteer

Adult Sabbath School Lesson Study

If you have not been able to connect with your Sabbath School Class due to the pandemic, we would like to hear from you so that we can put you back in touch with your class. Please email member@pmchurch.org or contact Heidi Ha, Pioneer's Member Engagement Coordinator on 269-471-3133. Some Sabbath School classes are meeting face-to-face in the Seminary on Sabbath mornings. These classes follow the CDC and State of Michigan protocols for social distancing; other classes are meeting virtually through Zoom. We are happy to connect you with any of these classes.

-Mordekai Ongo, Sabbath School Superintendent