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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26

American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue'

Doomscrolling the Future



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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 2 granddaughters.


Saturday, August 22, 2020
Opening Music
"Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow", attr. Henry Purcell
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music
Welcome & Call to Worship
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
*Hymns of Joyous Praise
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" SDAH 334, st. 1 • "Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" SDAH 12, st. 1-2 • "All Creatures Of Our God And King" SDAH 2, st. 1&3 • "This Is My Father's World" SDAH 92, st. 1&3 • "Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow"
Leanne Miller, Charles Reid, vocals; Alan Mitchell, trombone
Songs of Praise
"Good Morning Jesus (African Greeting Song)" • "The Lion and the Lamb" • "Who You Say I Am / Amazing Grace"
Vocals: Michelle Odinma, Abel Siamubi, Sinegugu Katenga; Lucas Aguiar (guitar), Nathaniel Chung (keys), Trevor First (cajón)
Prayer Texting: (269) 815-6484
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor
Pioneer Life - Testimony
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor, with Gilbert Wari, Pioneer Member
Children's Story
Laurence Burn, Sabbath School Superintendent
Children's Prayer
Scripture Reading
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
Pavel Tomenko, Pioneer Member
*Worship in Music
"Be Not Afraid", Felix Mendelssohn
Julie Reid, Sinegugu Katenga, Charles Reid, Stephen Zork, vocals; Kenneth Logan, organ
Worship in Music
"One Day (When We All Get To Heaven)" • Beth Redman, Eliza Edmunds Stites Hewitt, Leonard Jarman, Matt Redman
Praise Team
"American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue': Doomscrolling the Future"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Hymn of Commitment
"Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" SDAH 204
Closing Music
"O God, Our Help in Ages Past", William Croft
Kenneth Logan
* First Service (9:00 AM) Only
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Andrews Academy Concerto Night 2021

Andrews Academy is delighted to present Concerto Night 2021 on Saturday, November 6, at 8:00 PM, at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Six outstanding young musicians will be performing a movement of a concerto accompanied by the Andrews Academy Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Elsy M. Gallardo-Díaz.

Featured students this year are: Lucas Navia (Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor), Nikolaz Feliciano (Wieniawski Volin Concerto No. 2 in D minor), Jion Kim (Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor), Claire Yang (Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor), Nathaniel Miller (MacDowell Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor), and Benjamin Loenser (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor).

Come and support the soloists and enjoy some of the most well-known and beloved pieces of the orchestral repertoire. Invite family and friends!

FREE admission
Masks are required to enter the concert hall.

Offering for October 30, 2021

Local Church Budget (Renovate)

You’ve seen the Renovate signs and other announcements. If you are new to Pioneer, you may wonder what it’s all about.  The sanctuary you currently see at Pioneer is significantly different than it was before the renovations began during the summer of 2019. There is a new roof which doesn’t leak all over the organ and some other things. You can now hear the sermon no matter where you sit in the auditorium and the seats are cushioned.

These items are just the beginning of the list of things that have changed and, if you are not new, you know that all these changes were desperately needed.

So the question could arise, “Is it paid for?” Amazingly the answer is that we are getting very close.  As of the end of September we only owe about $468,294. If every attendee and member would make a special effort and give generously before the end of the year we could have a celebration and totally retire the debt and get on with other things that need our focus. If you have given faithfully over time or if you have not yet contributed, this is an opportunity to see what we can do together to put this project behind us.

Please consider partnering with so many others to complete the funding of this most worthy update to Pioneer Memorial Church.

—PMC Stewardship Committee

Andrews Academy - Penny Arcade

Andrews Academy would like to invite all seventh and eighth graders to Penny Arcade, Saturday night Oct. 30, 2021. This is a fun evening of games, activities & food; all for just pennies. Get to know Andrews Academy students better as you and your seventh & eighth grade friends enjoy Penny Arcade from 8 - 10 pm. Due to costs, we can only open this to 7th & 8th graders & Andrews Academy students, this is not open to siblings and families. Parents can drop your 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.


Surviving the Holidays

If you are currently going through the process of separation or divorce and not looking forward to the Holiday season and the changes that will come, this event is for you. On Saturday, October 30, at 4:00 PM, there will be a video presentation with personal experiences, professional advice and tips for how to manage the challenges the Holidays present. A group discussion following the video where attendees will be able to share their concerns and challenges and process the information from the video. You’ll receive a personal copy of the DivorceCare holiday Survival Guide, filled with tips, resources, and encouragement to help you through the holiday season. To join us, please register at

Adult Sabbath School Resumes November 6

Four vital elements of the early church’s growth are still very much in season: teaching, fellowship, prayer and sharing meals (see Acts 2:42). They were Love on the Move “in the beginning”—and they still capture our mission of Love on the Move today.

The good news is after a long pandemic hiatus, these four vital activities resume for the adult Sabbath School program and classes at Pioneer—Sabbath, November 6, 2021, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary.

Whether you once belonged to one of the Bible study classes or you would like to be part of a new class,  you’re invited to join Melchizedek Ponniah and his team of leaders and teachers in a new season of mid-morning study and fellowship.

If you were one of the regular pre-pandemic adult class teachers and are interested in leading a study group again or if you are new and interested in assisting or leading a new Bible class, please contact Melchi Ponniah ( or Heidi Ha at the church office (269-471-3133). 

Love on the Move may yet be masked—but it will not be stopped. Invite a friend to join you in a new beginning November 6.

Jean Drive: Give Your Jeans a Second Life By Giving Them to a Woman In Need

Pioneer Memorial Church and the Center for Faith Engagement are partnering with Paris' Purse to sponsor a jean drive. On November 6, during either church service, you're invited to bring in a pair of jeans. Your jeans will be given a second life by helping a woman in need. They can be jeans for men or women. We'll have donation bins by the entrance awning, the welcome center in the children's wing, and the narthex. If you forget to bring in jeans on that day, you can also bring them to the Center for Faith Engagement. You can also give a financial donation to Paris' Purse (501c3) at

Memorial Service for Dr. Steven Tarangle

A memorial service for Dr. Steven Tarangle will be held in the Sanctuary on October 30, 2021, 3:00–5:00 PM

The Darkness Will Not Overcome Series Archives

The Darkness Will Not Overcome series archives are now available at Videos and podcasts are now available on your favorite podcast provider. Start sharing today!

–Pioneer Media Department

Vacancy - Thrift Store Associate

Neighbor To Neighbor is looking for a Thrift Store Assistant. If you are interested please submit a resume to Laura Meyer at


Howard Series Presents: Chi Yong Yun

Pianist Chi Yong Yun is an exceptional artist whose stellar abilities as a performer are recognized internationally and to critical acclaim. Whether as a soloist, collaborative musician, or master teacher, her skills as a pianist are exquisite. Listening to a concert performed by Chi Yong Yun is an experience not to be missed. Go to for ticket prices.