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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 one granddaughter.

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  • Matthew 23:37
    • Jesus: "How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not."
    • Craig Keener: "Jewish tradition claimed that Jewish people were under God's wings, and when a Jewish person converted a Gentile, he or she brought that Gentile 'under the wings of God's presence.'" (The IVP Bible Background Commentary 111)
    • "No more poignant or tender expression of solicitude ever came from the lips of Jesus." (SDABC 5:493)
    • Desire of Ages: "Divine pity marked the countenance of the Son of God as He cast one lingering look upon the temple and then upon His hearers. In a voice choked by deep anguish of heart and bitter tears He exclaimed, 'O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!' This is the separation struggle. In the lamentation of Christ the very heart of God is pouring itself forth. It is the mysterious farewell of the long-suffering love of the Deity." (620)
  • Psalm 91
    • KJV (vv1-2)—"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High [Elyon] shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty [Shaddai]. I will say of the LORD [Yahweh], He is my refuge and my fortress: my God [Elohim]; in him will I trust."
    • Ellen White: "God's commandment-keeping people stand under the broad shield of Omnipotence." (8T 120)
    • Psalm 124:7—"We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped."
    • NET Bible dictionary: "FOWLER: A professional birdcatcher. In the days previous to firearms, birds were captured with nets spread on the ground, in traps and snares. . . . or the use of the throw-stick (Ecclesiasticus 11:30). This was a stick 1 1/2 feet in length and 1/2 inches in diameter, hurled with a rotary motion at the legs of the birds and was very effective when thrown into flocks of ground birds, such as partridge or quail, especially if the birds were running up hill." (http://classic.net.bible.org/dictionary.php?word=FOWLER)
    • Ecclesiastes 9:12—"Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them."
    • Patriarchs and Prophets: "The great mass of the world will reject God's mercy, and will be overwhelmed in swift and irretrievable ruin. But those who heed the warning shall dwell 'in the secret place of the Most High,' and 'abide under the shadow of the Almighty.'" (167)
    • Psalm 91:4—"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge."
      • Psalm 17:8-9—"Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me."
      • Psalm 57:1—"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by."
  • Psalm 91:11—the line Satan left out—"He will guard you in all your ways."
  • Memorize Psalm 91—
    • "Let the more important passages of Scripture [e.g., Psalm 91] . . . be committed to memory, not as a task, but as a privilege. Though at first the memory may be defective, it will gain strength by exercise . . ." (CG 511)
    • According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol 287, No 6, p 742), the National Institute of Aging found that "adults who regularly participate in intellectually stimulating activities [such as memorization] may reduce their risk of developing dementia such as Alzheimer's disease by as much as 47%."

"Under His wings I am safely abiding"
William Orcutt Cushing

 

 

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Dementia Awareness Training

Buchanan SDA invites you to come learn how to recognize , help and be a friend to caretakers and families of those affected with dementia. They need you more than you know, it is a lonely situation. The speaker will be Keryl Conkright, RN who has worked in this field for years and has alot to offer those suspecting or living in the situation.

November 6, 6:00 PM
Location: Buchanan SDA Church
               3115 Niles-Buchanan Rd.
               Buchanan, MI 49107

Horn Lectureship Series

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents: “Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” by James C. VanderKam, PhD. The lecture will take place on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 PM in the Seminary Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

October 29, 7:00 PM
Location: Seminary Chapel

Free Tai Chi Class

Learn the 24 forms of Tai Chi. These slow movements result in better balance, strength, coordination for those of all ages. For more information, xu@andrews.edu.

Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: PMC Commons

Used Children's Sabbath School Quarterlies available

Are you looking for help in reaching your neighbors, need materials for a church plant, or going on a mission trip? Used Children's Sabbath School Quarterlies for all divisions are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Children's Ministry Resource Center (located at the far end of the downstairs hallway). Stop by between 10 AM-12 Noon on Sabbaths or call Debi Robertson at (269) 471-7150. Available only through October 20, 2018.

Andrews Academy Alumni Weekend October 19 & 20

Andrews Academy invites you to the ALUMNI WEEKEND, October 19 & 20, 2018. Come and reunite with your Andrews Academy family. Remember the defining moments of your past and reconnect with old friends. We look forward to seeing all of you once again at our Alumni Reunion! (All are invited, this year’s honored classes end in 4 and 9).  Friday, 7 p.m. Vespers.  Saturday, 9-9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast, 10 a.m.  Sabbath School & Roll Call led by five different honored classes, 11:15 a.m. Alumni Worship Convocation followed by honor class photographs & Fellowship Haystack Luncheon. 

Local Alumni please bring the following according to last name: 
A-D Chips
E-G Cheese
H-J Lettuce
K-M Tomato
N-P Olives
Q-S Sour Cream
T-V Salsa
W-Z Brownies/Cookies

Pastor's Thank You!

Our Pioneer pastors diligently work on our behalf, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts. October is Pastor Appreciation Month and we have provided a card which you can use to write a personal note to one or more of our pastors (Dwight Nelson, Jose' Bourget, John Glass, Ben Martin, Taurus Montgomery, Rodlie Ortiz), or ministers (Kenneth Logan, Richard Parke). Return your completed cards today to the welcome stations located at the back of the church, in the basement lobby, or at the desk located between the Youth Chapel and the Sanctuary. You and your family may want to show your appreciation in another creative way as well but we wanted to give you this opportunity today. Thank you.

Mission Trip to Honduras

Do you love children and want to share your love for Jesus? The PMC Youth Missions team will be going to Honduras from Dec 13-23. The Friendship Team will be conducting a day camp for about 125 children from the Hogar de Ninos orphanage and the surrounding community. There are a few more spaces left on the team. Flights are almost full. Your prayers and financial support are so important for this mission project. Contact Glenn Russell (269) 876-7657 right away for more information.

"For I Was Hungry ..."

Feeding the hungry has been Christianity 101 since the beginning. PMC does its part by participating in the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen. Our team is always looking for extra hands. If you're available for a few hours the first Sunday of each month and at least 18 years old, you can be a part of it. Food service experience is helpful but not a requirement. If you're interested, email Daniel Drazen at drazen@andrews.edu.

Senior Mentors Needed

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School is seeking seniors to mentor students for the Partnering for Eternity (PFE) program. This program pairs elementary children with mentors to build inter-generational friendships and provide tuition assistance. Would you like to help make a difference in another life by befriending and guiding a student? We have 10 eager students signed up and are waiting to be matched with a senior. Donate one hour per week sharing hobbies and life skills with the next generation. The child will benefit by receiving tuition scholarship for Christian Education. For more information and to volunteer contact Evelyn Savory or Vida Giddings at (269) 471-3225.

RMES 50th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate Ruth Murdoch Elementary School's 50th Anniversary on Sun., Oct. 21, 2018. Alumni, past/current staff and faculty, current students, and community members are welcome to join us.

Sunday, October 21
Tours and Activities: 1-2 PM
Program: 2 PM
Tours and Activities: 3-4 PM

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