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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 18:41

Resources

Speaker

Chase Wilder

Chase J. Wilder is a Sophomore Theology and Sociology Major from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He currently serves as the Religious Vice President for the Andrews Undergraduate Student Association. His goal in life is to be an Evangelist, working to bring souls to Christ for the purpose of them finding entrance in the kingdom of heaven.

Opening Music

"O for The Flame of Living Fire"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Aya Pagunsan & Alyssa Henriquez

"Holy Spirit: Fire and Wind": A Hymn Cycle

"Come, Thou Almighty King"—SDAH 71, st. 1-3  •  "O for That Flame of Living Fire"—SDAH 264  •  "Breathe on Me, Breath of God"—SDAH 265, st 1-3   |   Adoniah Simon, Andrews University student; Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, organ

Welcome

Kyara Samuels, AUSA President

Congregational Prayer

Dongchan Kim, AUSA Executive Vice President

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: TJ Hunter and Courtney Saunders; Prayer: Eirik

Scripture Reading

Ben Lee, AUSA Parliamentarian
 

Introduction to Speaker

Mike Cuke, Former AUSA RVP

 

Worship in Music

"All We Ask"  •  Donnie McClurkin
Caryn Cruz, Carolina Cruz, Ashley Yabut, vocals; Willian Dos Reis, piano

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: The Main Ingredient: ' So I Am Sending You'"
Chase Wilder, AUSA Religious President

Connect Card

 

Hymn of Commitment

"Hover O'oer Me Holy Spirit"  •  SDAH 260

 

Benediction

Daniel Self, AUSA Student Movement Editor-In-Chief

 

Closing Music

"Come, God, Creator, Holy Spirit"  •  Johann Sebastian Bach
Kenneth Logan, organ

 

 

Welcome 

Kyara Samuels, AUSA President

Pioneer Life

Grow Groups
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
with Noah Koliadko and Noelle Koliadko

Call to Worship & Prayer

Aya Pagunsan & Alyssa Henriquez

 

Praise

"Reign Above It All"  •  "Worthy Of It All"
Sydney St. Jean, Carolina Cruz, Adoniah Simon, HeeYun Oh, vocals; Nathaniel Chung, keyboard;
Jake Knowlton, guitar; Theard Pierre, bass; David Dunham, cajon

 

Congregational Prayer

Dongchan Kim, AUSA Executive Vice President

Praise

"Jesus Paid It All"

Children Story

Story: TJ Hunter and Courtney Saunders; Prayer: Eirik

 

Scripture Reading

Ben Lee, AUSA Parliamentarian
John 3:5-7

Introduction to Speaker

Michael Cuke, Former AUSA RVP

Praise

"All We Ask"  •  Donnie McClurkin
Caryn Cruz, Carolina Cruz, Ashley Yabut, vocals; William Dos Reis, piano

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: The Main Ingredient: ' So I Am Sending You'"
Chase Wilder, AUSA Religious Vice President

Connect Card

Closing Song

"Pass Me Not"

Benediction

Daniel Self, AUSA Student Movement Editor-In-Chief

Closing Music

"Come, God Creator, Holy Spirit"  •  Johann Sebastian Bach
Kenneth Logan, organ

 

 

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Pioneer Office Closure

Due to the upcoming Holidays, the Pioneer office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Dec 14 (Tue) 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM due to office function
  • Dec 23 (Thur) 12:00 PM
  • Dec 24 (Fri) Closed
  • Dec 27 (Mon) Closed

Thank you for your understanding and may God bless you!

Offering for December 11, 2021

Adventist Community Services

If your church disappeared today, would anyone other than the members even notice?

“Our neighbors are not merely our associates and special friends; they are not simply those who belong to our church, or who think as we do. Our neighbors are the whole human family” (Ellen G. White, “The Role of the Church in the Community,” Ellen White Notes, 3Q 2016).

Community Services is God’s invitation to do amazing things with Him. Hard times come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and Adventist Community Services (ACS) is responding to individual needs, developing relationships, and committing to making a difference in people’s lives.

ACS supports community outreach programs by funding development projects that make a major impact in your communities. A washer/dryer serves thousands of homeless to bring dignity and value to their lives. A shelter provides protection and offers hope. A portable shower trailer prepares someone for a job interview. And so much more.

One parent shared, “I had just lost my son Christopher to cancer…. The church couldn’t bring back my son to me, but what they did was they brought my life back to me.”

Jesus said, “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

By supporting ACS, you can make a lasting impact and know that your dollars are going to something that is making a difference in a life.
—Wynelle Stevens is Assistant Director at Adventist Community Services.

Pioneer Member Publishes Children's Science Book

Pioneer member, and now author, Joseth Howell, is excited to announce the release of her new children's science book, Water Wonderful World that would make a great experience gift for the holidays and beyond. Water Wonderful World is a beautifully designed heartwarming children’s nonfiction science book that will captivate young readers, parents, and teachers. Filled with lots of interesting facts about water from land and sea to the underground and air, colorful photographs, and wrapped in poetic flair to make science more appealing, it is poised to set young minds buzzing, and inspire them to appreciate the world all around. Children will learn about water conservation, the water cycle, water states, chemical composition of water, tides, water habitats and so much more. Also contained within its pages are fun-filled hands-on activities of water games, experiments, and art that kids and their families can enjoy together further strengthening family bonds and getting them exciting about STEM; and review
questions at the end of each chapter that parents and teachers can use to reinforce comprehension and mastery of concepts learned. Readers will also learn interesting facts about the continent where they live while discovering amazing facts about other continents too.

Enticing pictures and text a child can relate to makes Water Wonderful World a great read-aloud for the new reader and the perfect read-aloud book for all children. Available on Amazon and barnesandnoble.com.

Author Joseth Howell is a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities.

Lake Union Conference's Our United Cry Prayer Conference

On March 11-12 Lake Union Conference will be having an in person Prayer Conference event at the Embassy Suites in Plainfield, Indiana. The Our United Cry’s theme for this year’s Conference comes from John 17, “One With God, One with each other. As a Lake Union Conference family we need to come together in prayer especially in such a time that we are in right now. As a Union we need to come and together seek for the Holy Spirit. We will also be praying for the upcoming General Conference Session the following summer. We want every church in this great Lake Union to be represented in this conference. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

The Christmas Experience

Get your family ready for Christmas and its deeper meaning. Join our Healthy Families Sabbath School class 10:30 AM. Sabbath Morning in Room 141. We will be showing and discussing the DVD study series, The Christmas Experience.

December 4- Just the Right Time, December 11- Favored One, December 18-Faithful One, December 25-This is God's Plan?, January 1-Immanuel, January 8-Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh.

Thank-you!

Thank-you to all who braved the weather on Sunday, November 14 to participate in the Village of Berrien Springs Shamrock Spruce-Up! 18 of the 24 volunteers who came out to show love on the move were part of the Pioneer team. Participants were out for around four hours, raking, blowing, and bagging leaves in yards all over Berrien Springs. It was a blessing for everyone involved! 

Andrews Academy Invites You to the Feast of Lights

Update: Andrews Academy will be presenting the 48th annual Feast of Lights program on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM. With the rise of COVID-19 cases our community and county, the 48th annual Feast of Lights program will be live streamed for our community. To provide enough physical distancing we are restricting the in-building audience to just a limited number of family members of participants. For many in our community the Feast of Lights is part of our cherished Christmas traditions, we are sorry that we have to make this last minute change. The community is invited to enjoy this spectacular night of music, Scripture, and drama, honoring the King of Kings. It will still be an evening of lights, bells, instruments, choral singing, congregational singing, shepherds, a Nativity scene, and the retelling of a glorious Christmas story. The program will speak to your hearts of His wondrous love.

You are also invited to an evening of popular Christmas music on Saturday, December 11, at 7:00 PM at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Join us as we bring in the holidays with a variety of well-known Christmas songs including a grand finale played by the combined musical groups.

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Spread Some Joy

On Sabbath December 11, during both services, we will have the opportunity once again to give and share with the children in our community. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to share for ages newborn through 16. These will be given to the children in our community.

Full-time Paid Ministry Position "Training & Outreach Assistant" for ASAP Ministries' Reach the World Next Door (RWND) Program.

ASAP Ministries is looking for an effective communicator with good organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as marketing experience, including social media and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop.

Duties will include general office tasks coordinating RWND's day-to-day activities, promoting the RWND training course through social media and other communication channels, and following up to facilitate participants’ completion of the RWND training course.

If interested, please email your résumé, references, and cover letter to Pr. Robert Benjamin at robert.benjamin@asapministries.org. If you have any questions about this position, call Pr. Benjamin at 269-471-3026.

God’s Hands 4 Kids Ministry

God's Hands 4 Kids is a ministry that grew out of a Grow Group and originated in 2013. It exists to support foster care, adoption, kinship placement and disadvantaged families serviced through Berrien County Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies. We provide a support group for foster, adoptive and kinship families. We also invite families who are interested in fostering, adopting or supporting these families to join us. Their next meeting is November 18. For more information visit GH4K.org and join their Facebook Group, where they share needs presented to them.

 

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