COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

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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

God is a child at heart. Even more than that, He was once a child in body as well. What does that mean for those who follow Him, and the children He has placed in their care?
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Program: 
Opening Voluntary
Elliot Del Borgo
Christmas Quatrain
Introit
Carrie Lane Gruselle
Angels in Royal David’s City
Call to Worship
Welcome
Jonah Bourget
Carols of the Season
What Child Is This?
Angels We Have Heard on High
Silent Night, Holy Night
Away in a Manger
Family Prayer
Josh & Nicole Price, Mackenna, Zaya, and Canon, Errol & Renette Prentice, RaeAnne, Alayna, and Zarah
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne • st. 1 of 140
Worship in Music
James Curnow
Fanfare Prelude on Westminster Carol
Call for Gifts
Sophia Bourget
Offertory
Douglas Wagner
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
Children’s Story
Builders Class
Responsive Reading
Helping Hand Class
Sermon
Dwight K. Nelson
“Christmas Arithmetic: We Two Kings of Orient Are”
Connect Cards, Tithes, & Offerings
World Budget
Carol of Commitment
Now Is Born the Divine Christ Child • 133
Benediction
Closing Voluntary
Gordon Young
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

More In This Series

12/20/2014
The magi were the first to give gifts at Christmas. What lessons can we learn from their story?
12/06/2014
As we enter the Christmas season we find ourselves in a nation in turmoil–divided and wounded. What message can the followers of Emmanuel bring to the world at a time like this?
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The (Virtual) Tent

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch would like to invite you to join us for our "Virtual Tent" meetings. They began on Friday, May 22 and continue through June 2. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM each night, except Saturdays. Please come and support our kids and invite a friend or family member to watch so they can get to know Jesus better.

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FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

Latest Updates

University Medical Center Open

University Medical Specialties is currently accepting patients who have both critical care and other medical needs.

GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide

You're invited to take a 13-week journey through the short classic Steps to Christ. Each week read a chapter, then write down your personal reflections in the accompanied reading guide.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide