A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement

Good-Bye Good Ole Days: ‘So I Am Sending You’

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

Saturday, January 09, 2021
Program: 
Opening Music
"Allegro maestoso e vivace" • Felix Mendelssohn
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
Welcome & Call to Worship & Prayer
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
* "For Time and Forever"—A Hymn Cycle
"O God, Our Help"—SDAH 103 • "Amazing Grace" / "Marching to Zion"—SDAH 108 / 422 • "In a Little While"—SDAH 626, st. 1-2
Benie Shirakera, Winner Silvestre, vocals; Tyler Ronto, organ; Kenneth Logan, organ
Praise
"I Will Follow" • "Trust and Obey" • "Lead Me, Lord" • "God Will Make a Way"
Charles Reid, praise leader; Debbie Weithers, Dan Hamstra, vocals; Nathaniel Chung, piano; Lucas Aguiar, guitar
Congregational Prayer
Alex Aguilera, Fiorella Oudri
Pioneer Life
Grow Groups
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
Pioneer Life
Testimony
Olen & Danae Netteburg
Children's Story
Ben Martin, Associate Pastor; Loissy & Elldon, Children's Prayer
Scripture Reading
Ildiko Gyeresi, Elder, Pioneer Memorial Church
Worship in Music
"Jauchzet dem Herrn!" ( Exult in the Lord!") • Christian Finck / Logan
Tyler Ronto, trombone; Kenneth Logan, organ
Message
"Good-bye Good Old Days: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Closing Hymn
"This Little Light of Mine" • SDAH 580
Closing Benediction
Rodlie Ortiz, Associate Pastor
Closing Music
"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" • William Croft
Kenneth Logan, Minister of Music, Pioneer Memorial Church
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Fruit Delivery Next week

If you ordered fruits during the Pathfinder Fruit Fundraiser and requested shipment to PMC, the orders are anticipated to arrive on Tuesday, December 5th. The fruits may be picked up between 6 PM and 8 PM in the PMC Commons.

Fellowship Dinner

There will be a fellowship dinner, following the second worship service in the commons on the lower level. Visitors are always welcome.

Offering for December 2, 2023

Pioneer Operating Budget

December starts off the Christmas season in earnest for many people, even if merchants have been pushing the need to buy gifts for weeks already. What makes the Christmas season special for you? Is it the music, the decorations, special foods, family gatherings, or the gifts—what you might receive, as well as what you might give?

Gift-giving can be problematic. What if someone gives you a gift, but you don’t have one to give in return or vice versa?! Which matters more: the amount of money you spend on the gift or giving a “perfect gift” to a particular person? Let’s reverse that; what if someone gives you a gift and it’s not something you’ve ever wanted or will ever use? Should you put on a happy face and say something like, “How can I ever thank you enough for this gift?”

Each Sabbath we collect an offering as you give your gifts to God. We don’t limit this to the Christmas season because Christmas happens every time we come to church. We come to worship the greatest gift of all time—the gift of God coming to this earth in the form of Jesus Christ.

Our gifts, whether they are wrapped in beautiful Christmas paper or given as cash or checks or through online giving with a credit card, show our thankfulness to God.

So, “Merry Christmas!” And let’s take this opportunity to give our gifts to God.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Soup for Students

Pioneer Young Adult Ministries is hosting Soup for Students. All Collegiate-aged individuals are welcomed to attend and enjoy soup and a touch of home while studying for finals.  Volunteers can contact Prescott Khair (prescott.khair@pmchurch.org)

You Visited Me

Jesus said, "When I was in prison, you visited Me."  If you have a heart for reaching out to a lonely person in need of encouragement while incarcerated, have I got a person for you!  Please contact Sue Wein (whitewsu@andrews.edu).  I will give you the details and help you in connecting with her.

Bring a Toy, Spread some joy.

In just a few weeks, on December 9, we will be having our annual Children’s Celebration of Christmas. This is the worship service every year where we bring a new unwrapped toy for a child up to age 16. These gifts will go to families in our community who are not able to purchase gifts. This is yet another way that Pioneer can be Love on the Move!

4th Annual "First Advent" Reflections

It is time to join the 4th Annual "First Advent Reflections". This Christmas season the Pioneer Women’s Ministries Team is delighted to invite you to reflect on Handel's "Messiah".

A daily email and a text will be sent to the ladies who sign-up. To register text the word "Hallelujah" to 269-281-2345

Love on the Move - GH4K

Would you like to show "Love on the Move" to foster, adoptive, kinship families in our community? This is your invitation to join God's Hands 4 Kids in doing just that. Could you make a pan of lasagna for GH4K's Connect Support Group Christmas Celebration on December 8 delivering ready to serve. For details and to sign up go to our website GH4K.org There will be more opportunities to give shared there. Godshands4kids@gmail.com

Howard Center Presents "Welcome Christmas: Peace on Earth"

The award-winning Andrews University Singers and Chorale conducted by Stephen Zork collaborate with the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Élysée in the 25th annual presentation of Welcome Christmas. The theme of the concert is “Peace on Earth” and comprised of a festive garland of heartwarming and endearing sacred and secular symphonic choral works and carols. The variety of musical offerings encompass Giacomo Puccini’s “Gloria” to Harry Simeon’s choral setting of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Join us for this special concert featuring special guest soloists and presenters.

Christmas Banquet for Seniors Sunday, December 10

The Christmas Banquet for Seniors comes this year on Sunday, the 10th of December, at 1:00 PM at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. This year, Village Church is responsible for decorating the tables, the meal, and the program. (Next year it will be PMC's turn.) The cost of the meal is $20 for everyone. However, PMC and Village Church will pay for all attending Senior members of their respective churches. All other Senior members will need to pay at the door. If you have not yet signed up for the Christmas Banquet, please call either the Village SDA Church at 269-471-7795 OR Pioneer Memorial Church at 269-471-3133 OR Cleon White at 269-471-5553 by December 5.

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