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, March 07, 2020
Program: 
Introit
The Pure in Heart • Patrick Hawes
Songs of Praise
Open The Eyes Of My Heart • I Am A Friend of God • Living Hope
Prayer
Amen • Patrick Hawes
Pioneer Life
Rodlie Ortiz
Children's Story
Kum Ba Yah (Come by Here) • Philip Jones
Nathan Fernandez
Worship in Music
Jubilate Deo (Rejoice in God) • Dan Forrest
Homily
“PREPARED?—Turning Young Parents Into Vital Mentors”
Dwight K. Nelson
Connect Card, Tithes, & Offerings
Pioneer Operating Budget
Hymn of Commitment
Lead Them, My God, to Thee • 653
Benediction

PREPARED?—Turning Young Parents into Vital Mentors
www.newperceptions.tv

 

7 Mentoring Practices for Parents with Children

• Practice #1—Parents must worship the of the child. (Luke 1:67-68)

—It’s one of the great laws of parenting: You can’t pass on what you don’t .

• Practice #2—Parents must declare the of the child. (Luke 1:60-63)

• Practice #3—Parents must pronounce the of the child. (Luke 1:76)

—Gary Smalley and John Trent: “Before the children can walk, they should be carried on the Sabbath and on the Holy Days to their father and mother to receive their blessing. After they are able to walk, they should go to them of their own accord, with body bent and with head bowed, to receive the Blessing.” (The Blessing 33)

• #4—Parents must focus on the of the child. (Luke 1:68-79)

—Donna Habenicht (How to Help Your Child Really Love Jesus):

• Show your children Jesus’ love through love: Hug your baby while you say, “Mommy loves you and Jesus loves you.”

• Paint a   picture of Jesus: Instead of “Oh my, how sad you have made Jesus,” emphasize a smiling Jesus, “How happy Jesus is with what you have just done.”

• Encourage spontaneous with Jesus: “Jesus Christie feels so sad . . . please help her to feel happy soon.”

• Joyfully introduce Jesus through   and pictures about His life: My Bible Friends is a beautiful way for youngsters to meet Jesus, and so is a picture of Jesus surrounded by children hanging in your child’s bedroom.

• “Remind them that Jesus hurts when they hurt. That He would love to take them in His arms and comfort them. Tell them Jesus can be their best friend, their forever friend . . . who never abandons them.” (130)

• “The most important and impressive thing you can do is to show your children openly how much love Jesus, and they will learn to love Him, too.” (130)

• Practice #5—Parents must confirm the of the child. (Luke 1:76-79)

—Re John the Baptist: “From childhood his mission had been kept before him, and he had accepted the holy trust.” (Desire of Ages 101)

• Practice #6—Parents must seek the Spirit’s of the child. (Luke 1:67, 80)

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 earliest moments.” (512)

• Practice #7—Parents must control the of the child. (Luke 1:15, 80)

—Q: How can parents today create a “wilderness environment” for their children? A: You control what comes into your .

—The very word “wilderness” suggests “less” is better.

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“Imitate me as I imitate Christ.”

 

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Widows and Widowers

On Sunday, March 24, the Niles Westside Adventist Church (110 N. Fairview Ave, Niles, MI 49120) is inviting all widows/widowers to a 1:00 PM potluck in the Adventist school building across the parking lot. Come enjoy a Spring outing! Bring a favorite vegetarian dish to pass and relax among old and new friends.

Hands for Him

If  you're the type of person who enjoys helping others, Pioneer Women's Ministries has the perfect opportunity for you to be a blessing!  On Sunday, March 24 from 2-4PM, bring your friends and join us in the Commons as Laura Meyer (Neighbor-to-Neighbor), Llona Chapman (PMC Visiting Ministry), and Carol Jordan (God's Hands for Kids) share ways we can be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus in our community. In order for us to know how much pizza and salad to provide, please register in advance by sending the word "SERVE" to 269-281-2345. Hope to see you then!

Andrews University Symphony Orchestra

On March 9, at 8 PM, four young and talented student-conductors will lead the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra in the Howard Performing Arts Center. They will present an exciting and beautiful program featuring works by Rossini, Strauss, and Dvorak. Join us in supporting these young leaders while enjoying an evening of great music!

Raymond Mayor Memorial Service

Dr. Ray Mayor was an active member in the Michigan conference for more than 50 years, and an elder at PMC during the years he resided in Berrien Springs. He died on November 28,2023 in Walla Walla, Washington. The Michigan memorial service is Sabbath March 2, 2024 at 4:30 PM in the Seminary Chapel at Andrew’s University.

Easter Reflections

Pioneer Women's Ministries is again happy to share Easter Reflections. This year the text and email devotionals will focus on hymns celebrating our Lord's Second Coming. To receive the text "teasers" and emails, text the word "SOON" to 269-281-2345.

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner, following the second worship service in the commons on the lower level.

Offering for March 2, 2024

Pioneer Operating Budget

When Joshua began leading the Israelites, there was likely a lot of uncertainty around how things would go. Moses had spent years leading the children of God through the wilderness and through many miraculous events! In Joshua 1, we can see that God calls Joshua to be both “strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6, NIV) in a transition of leadership that surely may have felt overwhelming to Joshua at times.

And yet, God walked with Joshua through the ups and the downs of his journey as a leader. Joshua proved to be a faithful steward of what God gave him. God gave him the task of leadership, and Joshua leaned on God to see that through. The beautiful thing about Joshua’s story is that God did not just give Joshua an enormous task – God took it upon Himself to provide Joshua with the wisdom to be the leader that Israel needed at that moment.

We too have been given the privilege of supporting the work of God at a local level. Our offering today will go to support our local church budget. The ministries of the local church are the heartbeat of the gospel spreading in our community. As we collect our offering today, consider how you can best steward all of the resources that God has blessed you with!

North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Next ASM Potluck

NEXT ASM POTLUCK--Find out about the event that won't happen again for 20 years!  The regular ASM (Adventist Seniors of Michiana) program will feature Dr. Tom Shepherd in his presentation: "Secrets of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse."  Bring your favorite
food to the potluck, along with your friends, to view this exciting topic at the Village SDA Fellowship Hall on March 10 at 1:00 p.m.  If you need further information, call Cleon White (269) 471-5553.

Hugs and Bugs, Work and Worship - The Honduras Mission Trip

Hugs and Bugs, Work and Worship - The Honduras Mission Trip During the New Years’ break, our eleven Pioneer Youth Mission volunteers served at the Hogar de Niños (children’s home) conducting a day camp for about 75-90 children from the Hogar and the local community. The camp, directed by Scott Schalk,  provided Bible class, music, crafts, health and sports activities each day. Afternoons and evenings were spent with the children at the Hogar de Niños operated by REACH International. Additionally the team conducted worships each evening and on Sabbaths. Thanks to generous donations to Pioneer Youth Missions we were able to provide 65 families with food for an entire month. Glenn Russell described the team’s experience: “Pioneer Youth Missions teams have been coming to this special place in Honduras for 25 years. Our lives are blessed by the hugs, prayers, laughter and worship together with these precious children. And we are inspired by the dedicated staff at the home. It was a privilege to support and assist in their service for God.”

Glenn Russell, Pioneer Youth Missions director

Scott Schalk, Pioneer Friendship Camp director

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School Visitor's Day

Students who will be in the 1st - 8th grades next school year are invited to visit Ruth Murdoch Elementary School on March 5.  Make friends, meet teachers and have fun!  Grades 1-6 will visit 8:15-11:30 AM and Grades 7-8 will visit 8:15-3:30 PM. Please call 269-471-3225 to register

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