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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 2 granddaughters.

Offering

Saturday, December 02, 2017
Program: 
Praise
O Come Let Us Adore Him • Bread of Heaven • Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Prayer
José Bourget
Children's Story
Festival Fanfare for Christmas • John Wasson
Worship in Music
And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria! • Robert Longfield
Sermon
"Have Yourself a Windy Merry Christmas" • Dwight K. Nelson
Connect Card, Tithes & Offerings
O Come—A Carol Cycle

“Have Yourself a Windy Merry Christmas”
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  • The Missing Person
    • John D. Witvliet": "Our Christmas cards, carols, and crèches delight in the characters of the Christmas story. In pageants, there are a lot of parts to go around: Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus; the angels, the shepherds, and Magi; perhaps even Elizabeth and Zechariah, Simeon and Anna. But for all the times and ways the story is told, one key participant is almost impossible to find: the ." (Christianity Today December 2017 p58)
  • Missing No Longer

The Holy Spirit Shows Up . . .

  • #1—In .
    • Luke 1:15—"'Your son will be filled with the even before he is born.'"
    • Desire of Ages: "Even the babe in its mother’s arms may dwell as under the shadow of the Almighty through the faith of the praying mother. John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth. If we will live in communion with God, we too may expect the divine Spirit to mold our little ones, even from their moments." (512)
  • #2—In a .
    • Luke 1:35—"'The will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.'"
  • #3 —In an .
    • Luke 1:41—"When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the ."
    • Luke 1:67—"His father Zechariah was filled with the and prophesied, 'Praise be to the Lord!'"
  • #4—In a .
    • Luke 1:80—"And the child grew and became strong in the ."
    • “[The Holy] Spirit loves to the children and discover to them the treasures and beauties of the Word. The promises spoken by the great Teacher will captivate the senses and animate the soul of the child with a spiritual power that is divine.” (Child Guidance 495)
    • Jean Twenge: “. . . many tech CEOs strictly regulate their own children’s technology use. When New York Times reporter Nick Bilton talked to Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs in late 2010, he asked Jobs if his kids loved the iPad. 'They haven’t used it,' Jobs said. 'We how much technology our kids use at home.' Bilton was shocked, but he later found that many other tech experts also limited their children’s screen time, from the cofounder of Twitter to the former editor of Wired magazine. So even people who love technology—and make a living off of it—are cautious about their kids using it too much. As Adam Alter put it in his book Irresistible, ''t seemed as if the people producing tech products were following the cardinal rule of drug dealing: Never get high on your own supply." (iGen 292)
  • #5—In the .
    • Luke 2:25-26—"Simeon was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the was on him. It had been revealed to him by the that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the he went into the temple courts... and took the child in his arms and praised God."
  • Christmas primer on how to be daily baptized with the Holy Spirit:
    • #1—The Set-up:
      • 15 minutes every morning—alone with Jesus.
      • Read one story from the Gospels—reread it to relive it.
    • #2—The Ask:
      • "Please baptize me with the same Holy Spirit that baptized Jesus in the story I just read."
      • "Morning by morning [Jesus] communicated with His Father in heaven, receiving from Him daily a fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit." (Signs of the Times November 21, 1895).
    • #3—The Thank-you:
      • “Thank you for the fresh baptism I’ve received from you today.”
      • 1 John 5:14-15—"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him."
    • #4—The Go:
      • Proverbs 3:6 Message: "Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track."
      • Move into the world with your Friend the Holy Spirit.
    • Download the free book: www.steps-to-personal-revival.info

"And with that He breathed on them and said,
'Receive the Holy Spirit.'" (John 20:22)

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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! 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

AU Passion Play "Hebrew" Dancers Needed

The Nagilah Grace Jewish Folk dance group is looking for recruits of all ages to perform in the Andrews University Passion Play. To learn dance moves that date back to King David's time, come join us at 4:00-6:00 pm every Sunday afternoon in the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Center.  Please feel free to come even if you cannot be at pratice for the whole time.  If you would like more information, please contact Doug Adams at dancingdouggie53@yahoo.com.

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