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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.

“STORM: Finding Jesus in the Gathering Dark”—1

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  • The Storm
    • Mark 4:35-40
    • Desire of Ages: “Absorbed in their efforts to save themselves, they had forgotten that Jesus was on board. Now, seeing their labor vain and only death before them, they remembered at whose command they had set out to cross the sea. In Jesus was their only hope. In their helplessness and despair they cried, ‘Master, Master!’” But the dense darkness hid Him from their sight. Their voices were drowned by the roaring of the tempest, and there was no reply. Doubt and fear assailed them. Had Jesus forsaken them? Was He who had conquered disease and demons, and even death, powerless to help His disciples now? Was He unmindful of them in their distress? Again they call, but there is no answer except the shrieking of the angry blast. Already their boat is sinking. A moment, and apparently they will be swallowed up by the hungry waters.” (334)
  • The Prayer
    • Jim Cymbala: “I have come to the sad conclusion that Christians have lost faith in God’s promises concerning prayer. How else can we explain why prayer isn’t paramount in our lives and in our churches? If we believed his promises, wouldn’t we sometimes preach entire series about prayer? Wouldn’t we make room for prayer in [Sabbath] services and set aside weekly times where we could together learn to call on God for his help? We would—unless we are convinced that the status quo is acceptable and we don’t need help from heaven. The key to prayer that changes things is a deep sense of inadequacy and helplessness among God’s people.” (STORM: Hearing Jesus for the Times We Live In 42)
    • Paul Miller: “God wants us to come to him empty-handed, weary, and heavy-laden. Instinctively we want to get rid of our helplessness before we come to God. . . . If we think we can do life on our own, we will not take prayer seriously. Our failure to pray will always feel like something else—a lack of discipline or too many obligations. But when something is important to us, we make room for it. Prayer is simply not important to many Christians because Jesus is already an add-on. That is why . . . suffering is so important to the process of learning how to pray. It is God’s gift to us to show us what life is really like.” (A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World 54, 59)
    • Jim Cymbala: “If we look at society today, if we look at the challenge of a country becoming more godless by the week, if we look at laws being passed that mock any form of morality—instead of lamenting and protesting, wouldn’t it be better for us to plead with God to visit his people? We need to move toward God, and it begins with desperate prayer.” (Ibid 43)
    • 1 Samuel 1:10, 15, 16
    • Ellen White: “We are to pray for the impartation [gift] of the Spirit as the remedy for sin-sick souls. The church needs to be converted, and why should we not prostrate ourselves at the throne of grace, as representatives of the church, and from a broken heart and contrite spirit make earnest supplication that the Holy Spirit shall be poured out upon us from on high? Let us pray that when [the Holy Spirit] shall be graciously bestowed, our cold hearts may be revived, and we may have discernment to understand that it is from God, and receive it with joy.” (Ye Shall Receive Power 321)

 

The New Year Gift

(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
Guilt-Free Desserts

A food demonstration will be presented by Sher Rudi that is a part of a health emphasis weekend.

April 22, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: Village Church Family Center

Day of Hope and Compassion

Hundreds of thousands of Adventists in North America will engage their neighbors and surrounding communities showing the love of God and the compassion of Jesus in practical ways. Adventist Churches, Elementary Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities and Hospitals across our territory will proclaim, not only with words, but with actions that we are the people of hope and compassion. This cannot happen without your participation. Join us in celebrating the Day of Hope and Compassion. For more information, please visit www.compassionmovement.org. The social media hashtags for the Day of Hope and Compassion are #dayofhope #compassion.

April 21-22

Where's the Directory?

The 2018 directory is still being worked on very hard by the committee to ensure accuracy when submitted to Lifetouch. We're hoping to have it submitted by the end of April.
— PMC Directory Committee

Requesting Book Donations

Integritas Adventist Academy a bilingual school in Romania needs, NKJV Bibles, Hymnals, EG White books, biographies and true stories (Hiding Place, God's Smuggler, I Will Die Free, etc.) DIY books (construction, design, beekeeping, agriculture, gardening, etc.), computer proficiency (MS Office training, accounting, typing, video editing, photography, etc.), animal stories, science books, atlases that are current, materials for learning a foreign language. Please limit donations to books that pass the Philippians 4:8 test. If you can afford to ship the books yourself here is the address: Integritas Adventist Academy, Str. Dezrobirii nr. 63, Tragu Mures, jud. Mures, 540243, Romania. Otherwise please contact me: Vivien Oxley, (269) 930-0113 or vivienoxley@gmail.com

The Aeolians of Oakwood University

Originally organized in 1946 by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes, they are currently directed by Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, who is in his 10th season. Whether it be sharing in worship during rehearsal, or ministering at church; whether it be competing in a world-class competition, the Aeolians are there to answer the call and to do the will of the Lord. Please come and be blessed by their music and ministry.

April 21, 8:30 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Gorgeous 2 God

Erica Jones, the assistant director for NAD Women’s Ministries, is presenting Gorgeous 2 God: A Conversation for Young Ladies aged 13 years old and up. Spread the news to your daughters, nieces, and granddaughters! We will enjoy a social afterward! For additional info, call (917) 435-5687.

April 28, 4:00 PM
Location: PMC Earliteen Loft

The Power of Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy

The Power of Natural Remedies and Hydrotherapy Workshop is a one-week workshop that provides over 30 hours of cutting-edge, evidence-based science with the Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle message. Topics include the power and practical application of natural remedies for vibrant health, prevention and lifestyle intervention for lifestyle diseases. Hydrotherapy hands-on labs show practical hot/cold treatments and massage. Join us for the power-packed week of learning and fun. GSEM 648 Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy—2 Credits. The class is open to Health Professionals and Community Participants for $350. Attending spouse receives a 50% discount. For more information and to register: 269.471.3541, chis@andrews.edu or www.andrews.edu/go/nrhw

May 7-11
Location: Seminary Building

New Traffic Pattern

The Health & Wellness Center construction work has kicked into high gear this week with the removal of pavement on the south side of the PMC traffic circle and the addition of fill and grading. New sanitary lines and water lines have also been installed under the PMC circle.

Starting Sabbath, March 24, there is a new traffic pattern as you drive past the church. Please note all posted signage and the new 4-way stop. 

  • There will now be a two-way road on the north side of the circle. This will be the new route for all traffic heading east and west on West Campus Circle Drive. Be advised the road will be rough through this area until the new pavement is complete. For details on traffic flow, see the map here.
  • West Campus Circle Drive at the south side of PMC will be barricaded in order to complete curb construction. East- and west-bound traffic will route to the north, which will temporarily require closure of the drop-off area on the south side of PMC. There will be signs at the usual drop-off area directing traffic to the parking lot side of PMC for drop-offs. Please respect these directional signs to assist in smooth traffic flow at the south side of PMC.
  • The intersection at University Boulevard and West Campus Circle Drive will be a four-way stop during construction. Please be aware of and yield to pedestrians crossing the roads in these areas.

Knitting Hearts Together

Help provide tangible comfort to the bereaved and seriously ill. Join this ministry to create and/or deliver hand-crafted items.

April 24, 7:00 PM
September 12, 7:00 PM
Location: MacCarty Residence
Contact: Alice Williams - alicew@andrews.edu | (269) 461-6815
              Lyn MacCarty - maccarty@sbcglobal | (269) 471-9060 or (269) 208-3377

Get Your Life Back!

Depression & Anxiety Recovery Seminar by nationally acclaimed depression recovery/research specialist, Dr. Neil Nedley (via video and with locally trained presenters). Thursdays, March 29—May 17, 6:30- 8:30 PM (9 sessions). Info session will be held March 15. 

Information Session: March 15, 6:30 PM
Seminar Dates: Thursdays, March 29 - May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: Village SDA Church
Register: (269) 471-7795

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