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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 00:29

American Apocalypse: 'What Is Past Is Prologue'

Fighting in the Dark: "With Their Faces Lighted Up"



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, October 31, 2020
Opening Music
Christ Is the World's Light" • Robert Hobby
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship & Prayer
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
* "Jesus as Light and Life": A Hymn Cycle
"The Lord Is My Light"—SDAH 515 • "Wonderful Words of Life"—SDAH 286 • "Christ for the World We Sing" • "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"—SDAH 290
Annelise Burghardt, Raleigh Pettey, choristers, Andrews University Students; Claudio Gonzáles, viola; Kenneth Logan, organ
"He's Able" • "Living Hope" • "Here As In Heaven"
Congregational Prayer
Duane Covrig, Pioneer Member
Pioneer Life
Taurus Montgomery, Pastor, Harbor of Hope with Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Children's Story & Prayer
Chad Bernard, Youth Director, Michigan Conference of SDA; Harry, Julie, & Pauline
Scripture Reading
Revelation 16:13-15 NIV
Stanley LeBrun, Elder, Pioneer Memorial Church
Worship in Music
"Beautiful Savior" • James Swearingen
Andrews Academy Band; Elsy Gallardo-Díaz, director
"American Apocalypse: Fighting in the Dark: 'With Their Faces Lighted Up'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor
Connect Card
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
Closing Music
"I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light" • Wayne Wold
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
* Indicates First Service Only
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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

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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