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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26

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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.

Opening Music

"Voluntary"  •  John Stanley
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

"Joyful!": A Hymn Cycle

"Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!"—SDAH 27, st. 1, 4  •  "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"—SDAH 12, st. 1-2  •  "For the Beauty of the Earth"—565, st. 1-3  •  "To God Be the Glory"—SDAH 341, st. 1, 3
Andrews Academy Silhouettes, Marcelo Martins, director; Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Congregational Prayer

Ademir & Hebe Soares, Pioneer Deacon Coordinators

Pioneer Life

Welcome to Prescott and Korissa Khair with Dwight K. Nelson and Karen Nelson

Children's Story & Prayer

Children's Story: Dr. Ponniah; Children's Prayer: Arlo and Emmett

Scripture Reading

Debbie Michel, Elder, Pioneer Memorial Church

Worship in Music

"I Have Fixed My Mind on Another Time"  •  David Huntsinger
Andrews Academy Silhouettes, Marcelo Martins, director and piano; Charles Reid, tenor, Associate Professor of Music

Homily

"Marriage: No Money Down with Zero Percent Interest"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Hymn

"Love at Home"
Raleigh Pettey, Andrews University Student

Benediction

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Allegro Moderato"  •  Felix Mendelssohn
Kenneth Logan, organ

Opening Music

"Voluntary"  •  John Stanley
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Praise

"Blessed Assurance"
Taznir Smalling, Julio Santana, Raleigh Pettey, vocals; Marcelo Martins, piano; Kenneth Logan, organ; Nancy Ruiz, guitar; Johnny Schnepp, cello

Congregational Prayer

Ademir & Hebe Soares, Pioneer Deacon Coordinators

Praise

"Breathe"  •  "We Fall Down"

Scripture Reading

 

Praise

"I Surrender"  •  "I Surrender All"

Pioneer Life

Welcome to Prescott and Korissa Khair with Dwight K. Nelson

Children's Story & Prayer

Children's Story: Dr. Ponniah; Children's Prayer: Arlo and Emmett

Worship in Music

"I Have Fixed My Mind on Another Time"  •  David Huntsinger
Andrews Academy Silhouettes, Marcelo Martins, director and piano; Charles Reid, tenor, Associate Professor of Music

Homily

"Marriage: No Money Down with Zero Percent Interest"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"Love at Home"
Raleigh Pettey, Andrews University Student

Benediction

Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"Allegro Moderato"  •  Felix Mendelssohn
Kenneth Logan, organ

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Pioneer Safety Update

Pioneer cares about the health of our community and our congregation. We monitor the spread of COVID-19, especially the delta variant, closely.  Berrien County's level of transmission is now High, as classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

In alignment with Andrews University (AU), masks are now required indoors at Pioneer, regardless of vaccination status (AU guidelines).

Please:

  • wear a mask indoors
  • practice physical distancing
  • practice good hand hygiene

If you feel unwell at all, even with symptoms of a cold or flu, please do join our online worship at https://www.pmchurch.org.

We pray for God's continued protection to keep our church community safe and healthy,

 —Pioneer Safety Committee

Support SDA Church Members in Madagascar

Andrews University is helping to support the SDA church members in southwest Madagascar who are currently experiencing severe drought and famine in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, you can provide food to those in desperate need.

We have been told that some members eat mud, roots, and leaves to try and remove hunger cramps. As a member of the Adventist family, you can feed a family of four for one month for $50, providing vital rice, beans, oil, and other essential food. The neediness of these families is serious. There are eleven churches scattered around the affected area with 494 families and over 1,691 individuals. Even though some food aid was collected and distributed in November 2020, the drought has continued, and that food is now used up.
 
Give online or write a check to Andrews University with the memo “CIDP-Famine Relief” and send it to:
 
Office of Development
8903 US Hwy 31
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0660
 
More Info: cidpprojects@andrews.edu

Timeless Tours

Join Timeless Tours next March 16-27, 2022 for an unforgettable tour to ancient Egypt. Two experienced biblical archaeologists will be your guides. For more information contact Timeless Tours through Stefanie Elkins at selkins@andrews.edu. You can also learn more about the tour, find application forms, payments, itineraries and more via our website; www.digtheadventure.com.

Sabbath Afternoon Prayer Walk

Join us for our Sabbath afternoon prayer walk on campus! We meet at the stairs behind the statue, and it starts at 5:00 PM and ends by 6:00 PM.  We would love to have you join us. If that day/time does not work for you, there are other days that people are
prayer walking, as well. Questions? Contact: Ildiko at igyeresi@andrew.edu; Andrew at tidwella@gmail.com; or Andrea at gibbsak777@gmail.com.

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