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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.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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“Vintage Tales—2
(Two Last Stories, One Final Truth)”

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» Two Last Stories

• Vintage Tale #1—Matthew 21:28-32

• The tale modified: “There was a Father who had two congregations. He went to the first congregation and said, ‘My people, go and work today in My vineyard.’ ‘We will not!’ the congregation retorted, but later they changed their mind and went to work in their Father’s vineyard. Then the Father went to the other congregation and said the same thing, ‘My people, go and work today in My vineyard.’ The congregation responded, ‘We will, Lord.’ But they did not go and work in their Father’s vineyard. So which of the two congregations did what their Father wanted?”

• Vintage Tale #2—Matthew 20:1-15

• “‘Or are you envious because I am generous?’”

» One Final Truth

• If we have the Father’s heart, we will work the Father’s harvest.

• Revelation 7:9-12

• Bruce Wilkinson: “God has shown us how our story ends—with countless people from every nation on earth crying out joyfully to God.  What part of that throng will be there because of you? What part of God’s dream is linked to your destiny?  Just think what a difference you could make in many, many lives if you were to pray passionately and faithfully for enlarged territory from God, for God [in His vineyard].  Imagine the miraculous divine partnership that will grow out of your plea, Let me accomplish more for You.  With His infinite ability and your willing availability, He can literally do anything.” (Beyond the Prayer of Jabez 108)

• How can you have your Father’s heart for lost people?

#1—Kneel at the foot of the cross—in your mind’s eye.

#2—Look up into your Savior’s face—remember the truth: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15)

#3—Pray for the Holy Spirit: “Are you using all your powers in an effort to bring the lost sheep back to the fold? There are thousands upon thousands in ignorance who might be warned. Pray as you have never prayed before for the power of Christ. Pray for the inspiration of His Spirit, that you may be filled with a desire to save those who are perishing.” (In Heavenly Places 338 emphasis supplied)

#4—Ask the Spirit to send you to someone today and go.

#5—Stay in the vineyard and work with the Father until the harvest is finished.

 

If we have the Father’s heart,
we will work the Father’s harvest.

 

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Family Vespers

Eventide—a time to celebrate the close of our Creator's Sabbath.

November 17, 5:00 PM
Location: PMC Youth Chapel 

Adventist Retirees Christmas Banquet

Senior members of the Pioneer Memorial Church and the Village SDA Church are cordially invited to a Christmas Banquet at the Fellowship Hall of the Village SDA Church. Reservations must be made by calling Claudia Sowler at (269) 471-3134. Please leave the name(s) who will be attending, contact number and the name of your church. The deadline for RSVP is Friday, November 30 at Noon.

December 9, 1:00 PM
Location: Village SDA Church
Contact: Claudia Sowler - (269) 471-3134

Book Sale - 1/2 price

Hundreds of used Adventist books, pamphlets, periodicals, Ellen White books, audio-visuals, and more on sale at $1.50 and under (with a few exceptions).

Pathfinder Apple Pie Fund-Raiser

If you pre-ordered an Apple Pie from the Pathfinder club and were not able to pick it up last Sunday you can pick them up this Sunday from 11:30-3:30. If you need to pick it up as some other time please email pathfinders@pmchurch.org and we can schedule an alternate time. If you didn't pre-order a pie, we have a limited quantity of extra pies for walk in orders at the same time.

Sunday, November 18, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: PMC

Michiana Adventist Forum Meeting Today

"Of Beards and Bonnets and Other Tales from Battle Creek: A Report on Annual Council, 2018" with a panel of attendees and observers from the Berrien Springs community.

November 17, 3:30 - 5:00PM
Location: Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall

Office Closure

Due to Thanksgiving our offices will be closed from Wednesday, November 21, until Friday, November 23. We will reopen on Monday, November 26 at 9 AM. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Food Basket Delivery

The PMC Evergreen Pathfinder club needs your help to deliver the Thanksgiving Food Boxes we are making today. If you can help by delivering the food boxes please come this afternoon at 4:30 to the PMC main entrance (green awning) and pick up names and boxes to deliver throughout the community. Thank you for being a part of this PMC family service opportunity.

Annual 'WE SING' AU Voice Vespers

Support the Andrews University Department of Music voice students in the annual voice vespers. Always a heart-warming time of worship, this vespers features wonderful settings of beloved hymns, spirituals and scripture. Come and take part in the blessing!

Friday, November 16, 7:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Wind Symphony Christmas Concert

Christmas starts early this year as the Andrews University Wind Symphony presents “Christmas Around the World” on Saturday, November 17, at 8pm in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Holiday music from around the world will be featured, including Russia, Spain, Canada, England, the United States, Israel, and medieval Europe. The AU Woodwind Quintet and AU Chamber Winds will also be featured, along with several graduate conductors. Come kick off the holidays with us!

November 17, 8:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Thanksgiving Food Collection

The PMC Evergreen Pathfinder club is starting its annual food today. We will be passing out bags in portions of the community today and collecting the filled bags on Sunday, November 4. You may also plan to bring food to church on Sabbath, November 17, as part of the offering during Hymn Fest. If you know of a family in the area who could use some extra food this upcoming holiday season please call the church office at (269) 471-6565. We need their name, address, phone number and number of people in their family. Thanks for your generosity.

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