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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.

 

"Gone to the Birds: Lessons from the Divine Ornithologist"—2
Ravens

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  • 1 Kings 17:1-16
    • James 5:17-18—"Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops."
    • Prophets and Kings: "Unbelief was fast separating the chosen nation from the Source of their strength. Viewing this apostasy from his mountain retreat, Elijah was overwhelmed with sorrow. In anguish of soul he besought God to arrest the once-favored people in their wicked course, to visit them with judgments, if need be, that they might be led to see in its true light their departure from Heaven." (120)
  • Ravens
    • The differences between ravens and crows (https://www.audubon.org/news/how-tell-raven-crow)
    • The intelligence of ravens and crows: "Common ravens have been observed calling wolves to the site of dead animals. The wolves open the carcass, leaving the scraps more accessible to the birds. They watch where other common ravens bury their food and remember the locations of each other's food caches, so they can steal from them. This type of theft occurs so regularly that common ravens will fly extra distances from a food source to find better hiding places for food. They have also been observed pretending to make a cache without actually depositing the food, presumably to confuse onlookers." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_raven#Intelligence)
    • BBC report on crow's 8-step problem solving skill (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVaITA7eBZE)
    • Job 38:41/Psalm 147:9
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  • Luke 12:24, 6, 31
    • John Banister Tabb (1900) Holy Ground:
                 PAUSE where apart the fallen sparrow lies,
                 And lightly tread;
                 For there the pity of a Father's eyes
                 Enshrines the dead.
    • Illus: Desire of Ages: "Not even a sparrow falls to the ground without the Father's notice. Satan's hatred against God leads him to hate every object of the Saviour's care. He seeks to mar the handiwork of God, and he delights in destroying even the dumb creatures. It is only through God's protecting care that the birds are preserved to gladden us with their songs of joy." (356)
    • "Not a sigh is breathed, not a pain felt, not a grief pierces the soul, but the throb vibrates to the Father's heart." (Ibid)
    • Malachi 3:10
    • Nelson Searcy: "God is a giving God. He gave us life; he gives us breath; he gave us the earth and all its inhabitants; he gives us purpose; he gives us new mercies every single day. Most importantly, he gave us his Son on a Jerusalem hillside. God withholds no good thing from those who love and honor him. So how could we possibly be stingy with God in the area of our finances, especially when he has gone so far as to ask us to 'test him' in this one thing?" (Maximize 39)
    • Education: "Only in the light that shines from Calvary can nature's teaching be read aright. Through the story of Bethlehem and the cross let it be shown how good is to conquer evil, and how every blessing that comes to us is a gift of redemption." (101)
       

Make God first, and He will make it last . . .
and last . . . and last.

 

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Howard Series Presents— Callisto Quartet

Formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, the Callisto Quartet brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians who share a love for chamber music. The quartet won the coveted Grand Prize in the Senior String division and the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division of the 2018 Fischoff Nation Chamber Music Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

October 21, 7:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Howard Series Presents...Presidio Brass

Founded primarily as a vehicle for promoting music education, Presidio Brass has become known as a contemporary brass ensemble that combines piano, percussion instruments, guitar and vocals with original arrangements to bring a fresh approach to well-loved music. Through their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance.

November 18, 7:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Penny Arcade

Andrews Academy would like to invite all 7th- and 8th-graders to Penny Arcade. This is a fun evening of games, activities & food; all for just pennies. Get to know Andrews Academy students better as 7th- & 8th-grade enjoy Penny Arcade. Due to costs, we can open this only to 7th- & 8th-graders & Andrews Academy students. This is not open to siblings and families. Parents can drop their child off at 7:45 PM and can pick them up at 10 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the school at (269) 471-3138.

October 27, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Andrews Academy
Contact: (269) 471-3138

Adventist Giving Online Apps Available

Dear Member,

Thank you for your ongoing financial support which makes ministry happen at Pioneer! Many of you have been utilizing our SecureGive portal for giving recurring and one-time gifts, both online and via the SecureGive App. 

In August, 2018, Adventist Giving Online (AGO) announced the launch of their own mobile apps for both iPhone and Android devices. You can download the Adventist Giving App on the App Store for your iPhone or Google Play for Android.

With the Adventist Giving App now available, Pioneer Memorial Church will discontinue the use of SecureGive as of December 31, 2108. Please move your recurring transactions to Adventist Giving Online as soon as possible by creating an account at https://www.adventistgiving.org/?OrgID=ANFFDG or search "Berrien Springs - Pioneer" in the AGO app.

Once again thank you for your commitment to Pioneer Memorial Church. If you need assistance with moving your recurring gifts please call JoAnn at 269.471.7656 or Richard at 269.471.3246.

PMC Finance Team

Additional Details: https://nadadventist.org/news/adventist-giving-announces-launch-mobile-app

Dementia Awareness Training

Buchanan SDA invites you to come learn how to recognize , help and be a friend to caretakers and families of those affected with dementia. They need you more than you know, it is a lonely situation. The speaker will be Keryl Conkright, RN who has worked in this field for years and has alot to offer those suspecting or living in the situation.

November 6, 6:00 PM
Location: Buchanan SDA Church
               3115 Niles-Buchanan Rd.
               Buchanan, MI 49107

Horn Lectureship Series

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents: “Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” by James C. VanderKam, PhD. The lecture will take place on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 PM in the Seminary Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

October 29, 7:00 PM
Location: Seminary Chapel

Free Tai Chi Class

Learn the 24 forms of Tai Chi. These slow movements result in better balance, strength, coordination for those of all ages. For more information, xu@andrews.edu.

Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: PMC Commons

Used Children's Sabbath School Quarterlies available

Are you looking for help in reaching your neighbors, need materials for a church plant, or going on a mission trip? Used Children's Sabbath School Quarterlies for all divisions are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Children's Ministry Resource Center (located at the far end of the downstairs hallway). Stop by between 10 AM-12 Noon on Sabbaths or call Debi Robertson at (269) 471-7150. Available only through October 20, 2018.

Andrews Academy Alumni Weekend October 19 & 20

Andrews Academy invites you to the ALUMNI WEEKEND, October 19 & 20, 2018. Come and reunite with your Andrews Academy family. Remember the defining moments of your past and reconnect with old friends. We look forward to seeing all of you once again at our Alumni Reunion! (All are invited, this year’s honored classes end in 4 and 9).  Friday, 7 p.m. Vespers.  Saturday, 9-9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast, 10 a.m.  Sabbath School & Roll Call led by five different honored classes, 11:15 a.m. Alumni Worship Convocation followed by honor class photographs & Fellowship Haystack Luncheon. 

Local Alumni please bring the following according to last name: 
A-D Chips
E-G Cheese
H-J Lettuce
K-M Tomato
N-P Olives
Q-S Sour Cream
T-V Salsa
W-Z Brownies/Cookies

Pastor's Thank You!

Our Pioneer pastors diligently work on our behalf, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts. October is Pastor Appreciation Month and we have provided a card which you can use to write a personal note to one or more of our pastors (Dwight Nelson, Jose' Bourget, John Glass, Ben Martin, Taurus Montgomery, Rodlie Ortiz), or ministers (Kenneth Logan, Richard Parke). Return your completed cards today to the welcome stations located at the back of the church, in the basement lobby, or at the desk located between the Youth Chapel and the Sanctuary. You and your family may want to show your appreciation in another creative way as well but we wanted to give you this opportunity today. Thank you.

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