COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

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.

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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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Grow Group Opportunities

We're heading into summer, and with that comes new opportunities for Grow Groups!

Grow Groups will meet from June 22–August 3 (just 6 weeks) and will be held online only again this session. Meeting online allows us to seek friendship as well as social, mental, and spiritual engagement together in community, while prioritizing health and safety. Going digital also allows participants who live outside of our local area to join our groups!

If you're interested in leading, please register your group today!

New Group Registration Deadline: June 11
Questions? Email growgroups@pmchurch.org

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Report: The (Virtual) Tent 2020

In no way was The Tent normal this year. After all, nothing has been! That is not to say, however, that it was not a win for the Kingdom of God. Although it was online only, God came through in a mighty way! With about 200 different video clips the whole thing came together against all odds. There were decisions for baptism and people tuning in from all over the world!

This was the 7th year of The Tent. Some of our preachers this year were in the first grade when this all began. That year, Pastor Dwight came to Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and asked the 1st graders which of them would like to preach when they were Junior High students. Well, some of those kids preached last week! These messages were driven by the Holy Spirit as they profoundly spoke to events that took place after the messages were even recorded.

It was not just the speakers who did well this year. Micah Leiterman and Marco Sciarabba Badenas welcomed guests every night with intros that were fun and engaging! What was awesome about their video clips was the way that these two students not only wrote the scripts but they filmed and edited the clips together.

The students came together in an incredible way to make the music as well. Each student created their videos for music individually and these were edited together to create music as a team. We had an incredible team of seminary students who helped bring all of this together, and we also depended upon the musical genius of Chuck Reid who did our fine-tuning.

What was most amazing about The (Virtual) Tent was the seamless way all of these pieces made a whole. This is what the Holy Spirit longs to do with us as a church! Imagine what God could do with a church connected to Him! The (Virtual) Tent is a call to action. This is a picture of what God can do in the worst of circumstances with people who are listening to His voice.

Watch The Tent

FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

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GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.