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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26

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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.

Opening Music

Poem of Divine Love  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

"Greater Grace": A Hymn Cycle

"O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"—SDAH 156, st.1, 3  •  "Marvelous Grace"—SDAH 109  •  "Amazing Grace" & "O How I Love Jesus"—SDAH 108, 248  
Songleader: Vladimir Slavujevic, Andrews University alumnus; Erin Penrod, horn, Andrews University student; Kenneth Logan, organ

Congregational Prayer

Terence & Pule Habiri, Andrews University Students

Pioneer Life

Emersond Jean-Baptiste, License Supervisor Berrien Country, Department of Health and Human Services; Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Lianro and Sage WagenerSmith; Prayer: Kayleigh

Worship in Music

"What Wondrous Love Is This?"  •  Kenneth Logan
Vladimir Slavujevic, baritone; Erin Penrod, horn; Kenneth Logan, organ

Homily

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Love Story—Return to Sender: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Communion

Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Scripture Reading

 

Prayer of Blessing

Anthony Yeboah, Elder

Partaking of Communion

 

Closing Hymn

 

Benediction

Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Fugue on 'Marvelous Grace'"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ

Opening Music

Poem of Divine Love  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Praise

"Champion"
William Dos Reis, praise leader; Shelby Huse, Eryncia Welsh, Itumeleng Gabasiane, vocals; Shadrach Agol, guitar; Sammy Duany, cajon; Jamison Moore, cello; Brianna Seawood, bass

 

Congregational Prayer

Terence & Pule Habiri, Andrews University Students

Pioneer Life

Emersond Jean-Baptiste, License Supervisor Berrien Country, Department of Health and Human Services; Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Lianro and Sage WagenerSmith; Prayer: Kayleigh

Worship in Music

"What Wondrous Love Is This?"  •  Kenneth Logan
Vladimir Slavujevic, baritone; Erin Penrod, horn; Kenneth Logan, organ

Homily

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Love Story—Return to Sender: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Communion

Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Praise

"Living Hope"

 

Scripture Reading

 

Prayer of Blessing

Anthony Yeboah, Elder

Partaking of Communion

 

Closing Hymn

"Living Hope"

 

Benediction

Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Fugue on 'Marvelous Grace'"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ

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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.

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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.

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