"You Turned My Mourning into Dancing"

The Habitude of Gratitude

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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.

Offering

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Program: 
Preparation for Joy
Put on Gladness, O My Soul • Johannes Brahms
Invitation to Joy
O Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord • Anonymous
Call to Joy
Psalm 100 NKJV • Sinegugu Katenga
Response of Rejoicing
Praise to the Lord • setting: Michael Burkhardt /Johann Gottfried Walther
Words of Joy
Psalm 98 NKJV • David Ortiz
Response of Rejoicing
Sing Praise to God • 29 setting:. Kenneth Logan
Prayer of Rejoicing
José Bourget
Choral Response of Rejoicing
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy, Lord O Lord, We Praise Thee
From Hymns of Luther
Homily
"'You Turned My Mourning into Dancing': The Habitude of Gratitude" • Dwight K. Nelson
Choral Response in Thanksgiving
Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ Lay in Death's Bonds) • Johann Sebastian Bach
Letters of Thanksgiving
What God Does Is Done Well O God, Thou Faithful God Rejoice Thyself, O My Soul Now Thank We All Our God
From Chorales of Luther's Movement
Procession of Thanksgiving
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart • st. 1-2 of 27 | We Have Heard a Joyful Sound • st. 1,4 of 340 | This Is My Father’s World • st. 1, 3 of 92 | My Faith Looks Up to Thee • st. 1, 3 of 517 | To God Be the Glory • st. 1, 3 of 341 | Now Thank We All Our God • 559
Gifts of Food, Song, Tithes & Offerings
Benediction in Thanksgiving
Dwight K. Nelson
Choral Response
Now Thank We All Our God • Kenneth Logan
Final Thanksgiving
Now Thank We All Our God • Wilhelm Teschner

More In This Series

11/11/2017

"'You Turned My Mourning into Dancing': Habitude of Gratitude"

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  • "Habitude"
    • "An act or an attitude that becomes a custom or habit"
    • "Habitude of Gratitude”
  • Jeremiah 31:3-4, 13-14
    • NRSV: "You shall take your tambourines and go forth in the dance of the merrymakers."
    • Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out":
      Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days
      When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out
      We're stressed out . . .
    • Jean Twenge: "[The song] 'Stressed Out' captures this possible link between growing up slowly and mental health issues.... As Asbury University student Alyssa Driscoll wrote, the song ‘has exactly what we’re thinking written in it... [It] really GETS US.'" (iGen 111)
    • "iGen is on the verge of the most severe mental health crisis for young people in decades. On the surface, though, everything is fine." (93)
    • "In Laura's profile picture... she's a girl with wavy brown hair who looks no more than 16. Her site is titled 'a depressed person life.' Her pain is starkly evident in her posts, which include 'That's how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you’re gonna live,' 'I don't why I am so stupid. I don’t know why I am so sad,' and 'They all looked so [expletive] happy to me. Why couldn't I look like that?' The web page's title appeared as one apt word: ‘Broken.'" (99-100)
    • Gregory Boyd: "My life is Christ—nothing else really matters." (Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now 57)
  • Ministry of Healing
    • Emotional Health Nugget #1: "When you open your eyes in the morning, God that He has kept you through the night. Thank Him for His peace in your heart. Morning, noon, and night, let as a sweet perfume ascend to heaven." (253)
    • Emotional Health Nugget #2: "One of the surest hindrances to the recovery of the sick [physically/emotionally] is the centering of attention upon themselves. Many invalids feel that everyone should give them sympathy and help, when what they need is to have their attention turned away from themselves, to think of and care for ." (256)
      • "Good deeds are a blessing, benefiting both the giver and the receiver of the kindness. The consciousness of right-doing is one of the best medicines for diseased bodies and minds. When the mind is free and happy from a sense of duty well done and the satisfaction of giving happiness to others, the cheering, uplifting influence brings new life to the whole being." (257)
    • Emotional Health Nugget #3: "Let praise and thanksgiving be expressed in . When tempted, instead of giving utterance to our feelings, let us by faith lift up a song of  to God." (254)

"My life is Christ—nothing else really matters."

 

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Second Grade Interactive Wax Museum

For Social Studies class, each Ruth Murdoch Second Grade Student has been assigned a famous person. They will be that person at the Wax Museum and use their creativity to dress the part, plus share important facts, hand-outs and/or foods that relate to that famous person. Come join us on Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. to see more than 20 famous second grade “Wax figures”! EVERYONE is welcome!

March 5, 6:00 PM
Location Ruth Murdoch Elementary School

Fieldwork

Pioneer Memorial Church is working together with the Michigan Conference to bring Fieldwork to Southwest Michigan. Join us on March 28-29, 2020. Fieldwork is a home improvement initiate to be Love on the Move in our community. We are asking for two things. 1. Join our $100 challenge to be apart of the team going to fix up someone's home. 2. If you would like to nominate a non-member who is needing home improvements please send their name and contact information to the email provided below. For more information, or to register visit www.fieldwork.love or contact pratt@pmchurch.org.

Donald Huff and the Kettering Praise Orchestra: Celtic Celebration Stories and Songs

Come join the Kettering Praise Orchestra as they present a Celtic Celebration. Under the direction of their conductor, Donald Huff, the program will feature stories and songs from Ireland. Featured guests will include Steve Martin (Irish Whistle), Jeremy Winton (tenor), Greta Shull (soprano), and the University of Dayton trombone trio, and the concert will be hosted by Paddy McCoy. Join us for this celebration of life, love and hope that is Celtic Celebration!

March 14, 8:00 PM
Location: HPAC

Chamber Music with Claudio Gonzalez and Friends

Please join Claudio Gonzalez and friends for an evening of chamber music. The program will feature two emblematic pieces for string sextet: Brahms’ “Sextet Op. 18” and a period version of Mozart’s “Symphonie Concertante.” Before coming to Andrews University to conduct the orchestra program, Claudio Gonzalez’s main professional activity was chamber music. Over the years he has met many friends and colleagues who share his passion for chamber music. Two of those individuals, cellist German Marcano and violinist Carla Trynchuk, with three outstanding students from the Department of Music, violinist Stephanie Guimaraes, violist Shania Watt and cellist Grant Steinweg, will join Gonzalez on Saturday evening.

February 29, 8:00 PM
Location: HPAC

Passion Play Volunteers Needed

Be a part of something special at this year’s Easter Passion Play located on the campus of Andrews University on April 11. In order to make this event a success, we need your help. Actors (speaking and non-speaking roles) are still needed, as well as costume assistants, greeters, logistics support, registration assistants, photographers and more. Bring the whole church to be part of the crowd at the crucifixion, or volunteer to be a Roman guard. Whatever you may be interested in, we would love to have your help! Visit passionplay.andrews.edu.

ACADEMY DAY

All eighth grade students are invited to attend Academy Day March 10.  Come see the exciting programs Andrews Academy offers and experience one day with us.  While there you will worship together, go to a number of classes with academy students, and participate in a number of games and activities.  Lunch will be served, T -shirts and prizes will be given. Registration begins at 7:30 am, the full day of activities will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude by 3:15 pm. There will be a optional dodgeball and pizza supper to follow.
Call (269) 471-3138 with any questions you may have.

March 10, 8:00 AM
Location: Andrews Academy

Swim & Gym

All are invited to a swim and gym night at the new wellness center! The recreation center will be set up for volleyball and basketball. Those wishing to use the recreation center need to have dry athletic shoes. This event is brought to you by your Family Life Committee.

February 29, 7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness

Simply Sandi: An Intimate Night of Songs & Stories with Sandi Patty

Simply known as “The Voice,” Sandi Patty is one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records and five gold records. Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history with 40 Dove Awards.  Join us for an evening with Sandi Patty as she shares her message of hope, life and love.

March 8, 7:00 PM
Location: HPAC

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Visitor's Day

Students who will be in the 1st through 8th grade next school year are invited to visit RMES on March 10. Make friends, meet teachers and have fun! 
Grades 1-6: 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. 
Grades 7-8: 8:15 - 3:30 p.m. 
Parents, please call 269-471-3225 to register.
(A special Kindergarten Visitor's Day is planned for April 1)

"Crossing Point. Songs of an Immigrant" by Adriana Perera

Adriana Perera is professor of music theory and composition at Andrews University. She is a prolific composer with her main interest being sacred music. This concert of her compositions will be performed by various guest artists. Also performing will be the University Singers, conducted by Stephen Zork, and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Chris Wild.

April 4, 8:30 PM
Location: HPAC

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