American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue'

Doomscrolling the Future

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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.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
Program: 
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
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
Ezra
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
Message
"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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20th Annual Music & Worship Conference

This year's topic is "Blessed are the Peacemakers". The MWC is a forum for scholarly and professional dialogue, the advancement of knowledge, and the promotion of best practices in Christian worship and music. February 16-18 in the Seminary chapel. Register at andrews.edu/icwm/conference.

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner this Sabbath, February 4, following the second worship service in the Commons on the lower level. Visitors are always welcome.

Michigan Women's Retreat Registration Open

Ladies, make time to unwind and get lost in the RIGHT direction...Camp Au Sable in Grayling, Michigan! Let us find the joy in the journey as we make our way toward our happy place, Heaven!! ​Glamping (glamour camping) in style! Together we will be blessed by Tami Milligan and the great seminar line-up. Dates are April 14-16 and April 21-23 (same programs/presenters/seminars each weekend). Visit michiganwm.com to learn more. Jesus says…"I will guide you along the best path for your life." Psalm 32:7,8

Cherishing Our Loved Ones

Pioneer Women’s Ministries invites the PMC ladies to attend with us in a “LOVE ON THE MOVE” project as we show appreciation and support for our beloved church family members who are homebound and grieving by creating encouraging gifts and cards for them. NO MEAL WILL BE SERVED.
Location: Teen Loft
Date: Sunday, February 12
Time: 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM (Check-in at 9:15 am)
Registration: Text “CHERISH” to 269-281-2345
 

Registration is Open for Spring Grow Groups!

Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:20 that where 2 or 3 of us are gathered in His name, He is there with us! I’d like you to enter into the presence of Jesus this Spring by joining a Grow Group, one of Pioneer’s small groups that are designed to help you share a passion, make new friends, and grow in your faith.

Grow Groups are for everyone! We have groups for all ages, and a wide variety of interests. Many of our groups meet online, so even if you’re not part of our local community, you can still join a group here.

Registration is now open for the spring session (February 5-April 29). You can find all the available groups by texting the word JOIN to 269-281-2345 or head to pmchurch.org/grow and find the button that says “Join a Group.”

Support Student Missions

Andrews University Student Missions Department encourages students to expand their worldviews and deepen their faith by engaging in service and volunteering opportunities domestically and around the world. For more information or to support our program please see https://www.andrews.edu/faith/missions/index.html or contact sm@andrews.edu

Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 22

Andrews University is hosting the spring Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Johnson Gym. We welcome you to sign up at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
 

Offering for February 4, 2023

Pioneer Operating Budget

We Seventh-day Adventists have a reputation of being faithful in returning our tithes to God, at least compared to most other Christian denominations. However, our tithing might contradict what’s in our hymnal, and I’m talking about a well-known hymn. Either we need to change our giving or we need to change the lyrics in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, specifically song #309.

Here’s how the revised version of this song should go: “10% to Jesus I surrender, 10% to Him I freely give.” Join me on the chorus, “I surrender 10%, I surrender 10%, 10% to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender 10%.” Something about that just doesn’t sound right, does it? Jesus never asked us for 10%; He’s always asked for everything. That’s why the hymn goes, “All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”

Yes, the Bible talks about a tithe being 10% as a practice of worship and reminds us that everything comes from God, but let’s remember that everything belongs to God, including the local church offering. With what’s left, I buy food to take care of my body or to pay my bills; even this belongs to Jesus. When we bring our offerings to God, we acknowledge that EVERYTHING comes from Him and we can trust Him to supply everything we need. Today I invite you to give everything to Jesus and allocate a portion of that to the offerings at this church as you actively worship God.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

The Wooden Structure(s) on Ararat

ASM members and guests are invited to hear Dr. Randall Younker discuss his team's recent visit to Mt. Ararat and what they found, on February 12, at 1 PM. It's sure to be an exciting program. Bring some food and enjoy a potluck with your friends. Bring a new friend and invite them to join ASM for the remainder of the present term for only 1/2 of the annual dues.

Howard Center Presents: Charles Reid & Friends

Isn't It Romantic? In anticipation of Valentine's Day, join internationally renowned tenor, Charles Reid, and friends from the Andrews University Department of Music in an eclectic and fun evening on the theme of love.

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