COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

Pioneer is now open for worship in its Sanctuary. Sabbath Schools remain meeting digitally or in smaller off-site groups at this time. For details regarding prevention measures in place and the COVID-19 Pioneer response click here.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 22:36

Resources

Speaker

Nicholas Miller

Nicholas Miller received his B.A. in theology from Pacific Union College and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School. He also has a Ph.D. in American Religious and Legal History from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Miller has argued many church/state cases in state and federal courts, has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Mitchell v. Helms, and is the author of more than forty scholarly and professional journal articles and book chapters dealing with issues of church, state, and society. His book on the development of religious freedom in America, The Religious Roots of the First Amendment was published by Oxford University Press in the summer of 2012, and he edited the Andrews University Press book on Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Church (2012). He also serves as PARL Director and attorney for the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Offering

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
"Dare to Be a Daniel" • Philip Bliss / Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship
Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
*Stand Up! A Hymn Cycle
"Lead On, O King Eternal" • "Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!" • "Father, Lead Me Day by Day"
Raleigh Pettey, Abel Siamubi, Fabio Siniscarchio, Andrews University Students; Erin Penrod, horn, Andrews University Student; Kenneth logan, organ, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Praise
"Our God" • "Shout To The Lord" • "Sanctuary"
Leo Aguilera, praise leader; Nate Chung, Jeremy Ahn, keys/piano; Lucas Aguilar, guitar; Alex Aguilera, cajon; Andrès Weiss-Segui, bass; lucas Navia, cello; Rachel Rajarathinam, Ashley Yabut, vocals
Congregational Prayer
Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Pioneer Life
Errol Prentice, Pioneer Member, with Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor
Children's Story
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Children's Prayer
Ellie
Scripture Reading
Bruce Babienco, Pioneer Elder
Worship in Music
"O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High" • anon. melody / Kenneth Logan
Erin Penrod, horn, Andrews University Student; Kenneth Logan, organ
Message
"The Sanctuary and Social Reform"
Nicholas Miller
Connect Card and Prayer
Hymn of Commitment
"Standing on the Promises" • SDAH No. 518
Raleigh Pettey, Abel Siamubi, Fabio Siniscarchio, Andrews University Students
Closing Music
"The Church Shall Stand" • Ludvig Lindeman
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music
* First Service Only
(Flyer, TV, Google search, name of person who invited you, etc.)
Blood Drive

 

Celebration of the Cross

Please mark Sabbath, October 3 (9:00/11:45 AM), for a joyful celebration of the Lord's Supper as a worshiping community. While we will participate with actual emblems of bread and wine, because of the pandemic the elements will be prepackaged for your safety. These packaged elements will be available for your pickup at the church office the week before (Monday, September 28 through Sabbath, October 3). On-site worshipers will receive the packaged communion elements upon arriving for worship Sabbath morning.

But how will we celebrate foot washing? We're inviting every worshiper and family to experience Jesus' example in John 13 by washing each other's feet that Friday evening where you live. If you would like someone with whom to share this foot washing, you may either invite a friend to join you or please call Claudia Sowler (269-471-3134) for arrangements. Why not make this foot washing a part of your Friday evening worship as we gather across this community to welcome the Lord of the Sabbath into our homes at sundown?

Then Sabbath morning through music, prayer, the reading, and preaching of the Word ("American Apocalypse: How to Train Your Dragon—By the Blood of the Lamb") let's throw wide our hearts to the Christ we love to worship. "Do this in remembrance of Me" (Luke 22:19).

4th Quarter Lesson Study Guides

The 4th Quarter Lesson Study Guides are ready for you to pick up at the church office during regular business hours.

Sabbath School Class to Study "Experiencing God"

Pioneer's Bible Journey Sabbath School class will be using the Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (Study Guide) next quarter, beginning October 3. If you have always wanted to read this book, which has changed so many lives, you are welcome to
join us by Zoom. The class meets each Sabbath from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The 270-page study guide, which is conveniently divided into 12 weekly lessons, can be purchased at Amazon.com for $15.99. For more information and to receive the Zoom link each week, please contact Jane Thayer at thayerja@andrews.edu.

Make a Difference as an Online Chat Host

Are you friendly and do you enjoy social media? Then, we have a great opportunity for you to be involved in ministry. Through streaming its services on Facebook Live and our website, Pioneer Memorial Church reaches thousands of people every single week. We’re looking to build a new team of local moderators/hosts for our online chat experiences. You could do this from your home. For more information contact Rodlie Ortiz at rodlie.ortiz@pmchurch.org.

Thank You!

Thank you to all those who helped in any way to promote and support our July 23 Red Cross Blood Drive. That includes the Pioneer pastors and staff and especially the Pioneer Safety Committee who helped us establish COVID-related safety protocols and procedures with the Red Cross for the drive. Thank you to those who recruited someone to give, promoted the drive, helped set up, take down, register participants and
provide refreshments after donations. And, a SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU to those that Gave The Gift Of Life by donating precious blood. We had one of our most successful summer blood drives ever despite the COVID virus (or, maybe because of the COVID virus). Less people away at camp meetings and traveling and vacationing? Just a hunch. Our next blood drive is scheduled for October 20, 2020 and again on February 24, 2021. Be well and God Bless! -Larry Ulery

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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