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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

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Center for Adventist Research Book Sale

Hundreds of used Adventist books, pamphlets, periodicals, Ellen White books, audio-visuals, and more on sale. This event will run for 3 weeks, as long as materials last. For information email car@andrews.edu.

Starting October 11
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Health & Fitness Expo

There will be something for everyone at the Health & Fitness Expo. We will be offering mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information, games, local health service information, opportunities on the Andrews University Campus and more.

Sunday, October 1, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Johnson Gym

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Here are ways you can still give to relief efforts:

  • Donate to your local SDA church labeled "ACS Disaster Response"
  • Call 1(800) 381-7171
  • Donate online at www.coomunityservices.org
  • Mail a donation to: Adventist Community Services 
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The Making of Daniel Movie Premiere

Join us for an exciting live world premiere event. The Making of Daniel takes you behind the scenes at the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee for an exclusive look at the making of the live five-night bible story. Be the first to see this inspiring film. The screening will be on the Andrews University campus in Buller Hall at the Newbold Auditorium. Admission is free, but space is limited. Watch the trailer and learn more at themakingofdaniel.com.

Sunday, September 24, 5:00 PM

Mommy and Daddy and Me

If you are a Mom, Dad or a Caregiver of children ages 0-5 please join us in the PMC nursery for this playgroup. We meet Tuesdays from 10—11:15 AM. You and your child may come and go as your schedule allows. Playtime is at 10:00 AM. Songs and crafts are at 10:30 AM and then more play. We do not meet the second Tuesday of the month. Contact mommyandme@pmchurch.org

The Spade Confirms the Book Revisited

2017 marks 50 years since the beginning of the Madaba Plains Project, a milestone in the Adventist archaeological community. Join us for this lecture that will revisit Siegfried H. Horn's landmark publication The Spade Confirms the Book, and will examine the role of archaeology in Biblical studies today.

September 30, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Seminary Chapel

Pioneer Church Directory

Members are invited to be a part of Pioneer's first directory since 2009. Starting September 20, members can expect a call from coordinators Dave and Judy Nowack with a reminder to schedule your free family photo for the directory. Additional photos may be purchased from our vendor, Lifetouch.

Scheduling Opens: September 20

Photography Dates:

  • October 29 - November 2
  • November 5 - 9
  • November 12 - 16

Sunday Hours: 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Weekday Hours: 2:00 - 9:00 PM

Important Notes:

  • Please be sure to contact the church office at 269-471-3133 with any recent changes to your contact information.
  • Please allow up to 1 hour for your appointment.
  • There is no sitting fee.
  • You will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait as well as a copy of the church directory.
  • If you have young children, please consider scheduling any weekday appointments form 5:00 - 7:00 PM, or anytime on Sunday.
  • There is an opportunity to purchase additional pictures, but no obligation. Each family will be provided with a $10 coupon on portrait orders. Seniors (60+), military, and first responders will also receive a 20% discount.

Help us make this directory complete. It won't be the same without you! We want to make this a complete representation of our church family. We invite you to be a part of it.

Unlock Revelation

Should we be afraid when we think of the future? Can God be trusted? Who’s the Antichrist? Mingle with us at a round table experience as we discuss and present these questions and other Bible prophecy topics. Pre-register today and receive a FREE prophecy DVD on opening night.

Begins September 25, 7:30 PM
Location: Pioneer Memorial Church Youth Chapel

PMC Primary Sabbath School Volunteers

Your Primary Sabbath school is looking for table teachers and program leaders to volunteer for the coming year. To help please contact Deborah at (574) 210-0909 or email drpark@andrews.edu.

Ocampo & Friends, "Homecoming at the Howard"

Sam Ocampo’s music is about an experience of praise, gratitude and love. Join us to mark Sam‘s 40th anniversary as a recording musician. Please join us at the Howard Performing Arts Center on September 24. Information online at howard.andrews.edu.

September 24, 7:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center
 

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