COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For details regarding prevention measures in place and the COVID-19 Pioneer response click here.

 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26

American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue'

How to Train Your Dragon: By the Blood of the Lamb

Resources

DVDs

To purchase a DVD of this sermon please visit our online shopping cart. Proceeds go to support the New Perceptions media ministry.
Buy DVD Online Buy series

Speaker

Dwight 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.

Saturday, October 03, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
"There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood" • anon. American melody
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome, Call to Worship, & Prayer
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Purity, Peace, and Blood—A Hymn Cycle
"Holy, Holy, Holy"—st.3 only of no. 73 • "Whiter Than Snow"—st. 3 only of no. 318 • "Peace, Perfect Peace"—st. only of no 463 • "Prince of Peace, Control My Will"—st. 1-2 only of no. 153 • "Wonderful Words of Life"—st. 3 only of no. 286
Andrews University Pioneer Men's Chorus; Stephen Zork, director
Worship in Music
"I Will Be a Child of Peace" • Elaine Hagenberg
Andrews University Pioneer Men's Chorus; Winner Silvestre, graduate director; Gabriel Palacios, cello; Emily Jurek, piano
Congregational Prayer
David Nowack, Pioneer Member
Pioneer Life
Chase Wilder, Religious VP, AU Student Association
Children's Story
Kyle Smith, Interim Campus Chaplain, Andrews University
Children's Prayer
Luci, Gia, & Micah
Message
"American Apocalypse: What Is Past Is Prologue—How to Train Your Dragon: By the Blood of the Lamb"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Scripture Reading
Mark 14:22-25 NIV
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Prayer of Blessing
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor
Partaking of Communion
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Song of Commitment
"Let Nothing Trouble You" ("Nada te Turbe") • Joan Szymko
Andrews University Canta Bella; Stephen Zork, director; Gabriel Palacios, cello
Closing Benediction
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor
Closing Music
"O Lamb of God Unspotted" • Joann Sebastian Bach
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
ABC Sale Items

Offering for September 18, 2021

Pioneer Operating Budget

During the early days of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, church buildings were few. Battle Creek, Michigan, had become the center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They needed to build a church large enough to house the rapid membership growth, camp meetings, and General Conference sessions.

Elder James White, one of the founders of the church, thought of a plan. He suggested, “If each month, every member would donate one dime, within one year we could raise enough money to build a new church structure.” At that time, the average price of a home was around $2,000.

The members adopted the project. On April 20, 1879, they dedicated the new church, debt-free. The “Dime Tabernacle,” capable of seating 4,000 people became the fourth church structure of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.

The fund-raising plan was simple; Give a dime per month. A dime then would be equivalent to $2.25 today. Even though $2.25 is 22 ½ times more than a dime, it still isn’t much money in today’s economy!

Widespread participation brought success. When the members took this as their project, the Lord blessed.

When God’s people come together, like they did with the Dime Tabernacle, God will move hearts to accomplish His will through His children. “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Fellowship Dinners

Volunteers are needed by the Fellowship Dinner teams to assist with the preparation and service of the fellowship dinners which we hope to be able to resume soon. Teams serve about three times a year, so the time commitment is minimal, but your help is invaluable. Please let us know you if can help by emailing Ben Chilson at bennettc43@gmail.com. You will be assigned to a team that fits your schedule.

Adventurers & Pathfinder Registration Open

Our Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs are back in session this fall. Join below:

Pathfinders text "PMCEP" to 269-281-2345 or join online.

Join Pathfinders

Pathfinder Staff Members text "EPSTAFF" to 269-281-2345 or join online

Staff Members

Adventurers text "PMCFF" to 269-281-2345 or join online

Join Adventurers

It's Time for Fall Grow Groups!

Fall Grow Groups are here and we are so excited to have more than 50 groups available to join this semester! The session officially begins September 19, so don’t wait!

We have a variety of groups meeting every day of the week. Pioneer is continuing to offer groups both in-person and online, so we think you’ll be able to find one that works for you--whether you’re looking for Bible study, support, art, prayer, discipleship, or activity groups.

Grow Groups are open to everyone–so invite a friend and join us! Text "JOIN" to 269-281-2345 or choose your group online.

If you have any questions, email us at growgroups@pmchurch.org.

The Darkness Will Not Overcome Series

The Darkness Will Not Overcome is an 8-part series that will inspire, equip, and empower you to live your best life possible. In every presentation you will learn practical ways we can experience healing, hope, and change. Whatever your "darkness" is—an addiction, a mental health struggle, dysfunction, past trauma, broken relationships, or lack of direction—the Darkness Will Not Overcome! Beginning Friday, October 1.

Learn More

Neighbor to Neighbor Helping Hands Team

Neighbor to Neighbor (our local Adventist Community Services center) is currently looking for volunteers for their "Helping Hand Team". To respond, please call 269-471-7411 or visit them at 9147 US 31, Berrien Springs, MI.

Pioneer Collegiate Sabbath School

Pioneer's new Collegiate Sabbath School meets in the Pioneer Commons! This is a place for interactive connections with Collegiates and with God, to study the stories of Jesus and what they mean for us today. Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Weekly on Sabbath, 10:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

Care Giver's Support Group

Are you the primary caregiver for your spouse or another person? If so we have a resource available for you. Care Giver's Support Group, Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 PM, at Neighbor to Neighbor (West entrance). You're invited to come and  recharge your "batteries". For more information call Pastor John Glass at 262-825-3632.

Howard Series Presents: Risus Quartet

Winners of the 2021 Fischoff Grand Prize and Gold Medal, the Risus Quartet was officially founded in 2020 in South Korea by four young passionate musicians. "Risus" in Latin means "laugh" and was named in the sense of wanting to give joy and laughter to their audiences.  After graduating from Seoul National University, the quartet members began their studies in the United States where they broadened their view as musicians.

Tickets and information

Pages