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

Resources

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

For Easter weekend, let your heart thrill to the very best news of all. Pandemic or not, this is the one piece of information that can set your heart free. From fear. Share the good news with your family and friends. There is a way out.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
"Radiant Alleluias!" • Kenneth Logan
Call to Worship
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
Opening Hymn
Charles Reid, tenor; Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
"Christ Is Alive"
Praise
"Your Great Name" • "Christ Is Risen" / "Because He Lives"
Prayer
Terry & Yolande Robertson
Children's Story
Rich Aguilera
Procession of Hope
Karen & Dwight Nelson
Scripture Reading
Jacqueline Martinez
Ephesians 5:14
Worship in Music
Charles Reid, tenor; Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
"Spring Bursts Today" • Kenneth Logan
Homily
Dwight K. Nelson
"Corona Care Kit: Resurrexit—'Wake Up, Sleeper!'"
Hymn of Hope
Charles Reid, tenor; Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
"Christ the Lord Is Risen Today"
Closing Music
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
"He Is Resurrected!" • Kenneth Logan

More In This Series

04/25/2020
With all this talk about eradicating the virus, turns out there is one contagion you don’t want to lose. Learn the very simple steps to staying contagious, and life beyond these four walls will never be the same again.
04/18/2020
Is the coronavirus pandemic a Black Swan? No doubt. Then are there Black Swan survival principles we can implement to get us through? Good news—there are three of them—from one of the first Black Swans to hit this planet. Share the news.
04/04/2020
Turns out we’re not the only one infected by this pandemic. Through a stunning paradigm shift, brood over the implications of the killer-virus that took down our one last hope. Spoiler alert: we have more hope now than ever before.
03/28/2020
With almost half the nation locked down and entire nations elsewhere in quarantine, what practical steps can I take to not only survive but actually thrive inside my four walls? You’ll be surprised at how simple your thriving can turn out to be.
03/21/2020
The breath-taking speed of the coronavirus pandemic has more than a few people concerned. Those who believe in the soon return of Christ now wonder—could it be sooner than we think? Can you get there from here? In the midst of our bad news, is there hope for the future?
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Grow Group Opportunities

We're heading into summer, and with that comes new opportunities for Grow Groups!

Grow Groups will meet from June 22–August 3 (just 6 weeks) and will be held online only again this session. Meeting online allows us to seek friendship as well as social, mental, and spiritual engagement together in community, while prioritizing health and safety. Going digital also allows participants who live outside of our local area to join our groups!

If you're interested in leading, please register your group today!

New Group Registration Deadline: June 11
Questions? Email growgroups@pmchurch.org

Lead a Group

Report: The (Virtual) Tent 2020

In no way was The Tent normal this year. After all, nothing has been! That is not to say, however, that it was not a win for the Kingdom of God. Although it was online only, God came through in a mighty way! With about 200 different video clips the whole thing came together against all odds. There were decisions for baptism and people tuning in from all over the world!

This was the 7th year of The Tent. Some of our preachers this year were in the first grade when this all began. That year, Pastor Dwight came to Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and asked the 1st graders which of them would like to preach when they were Junior High students. Well, some of those kids preached last week! These messages were driven by the Holy Spirit as they profoundly spoke to events that took place after the messages were even recorded.

It was not just the speakers who did well this year. Micah Leiterman and Marco Sciarabba Badenas welcomed guests every night with intros that were fun and engaging! What was awesome about their video clips was the way that these two students not only wrote the scripts but they filmed and edited the clips together.

The students came together in an incredible way to make the music as well. Each student created their videos for music individually and these were edited together to create music as a team. We had an incredible team of seminary students who helped bring all of this together, and we also depended upon the musical genius of Chuck Reid who did our fine-tuning.

What was most amazing about The (Virtual) Tent was the seamless way all of these pieces made a whole. This is what the Holy Spirit longs to do with us as a church! Imagine what God could do with a church connected to Him! The (Virtual) Tent is a call to action. This is a picture of what God can do in the worst of circumstances with people who are listening to His voice.

Watch The Tent

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

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.