Resources

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

Opening Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Spiritual / Robert Powell"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

John Glass, Associate Pastor

"Praying for You": A Hymn Cycle

"O Zion, Haste"—SDAH 365, st.1-2  •  "Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!"—SDAH 618, st. 1 & 3  •  "Soldiers of Christ, Arise!"—SDAH 616, st. 1 & 3  •  "For You I Am Praying"—SDAH. 284, st. 1-2  •  "I Would Be Like Jesus", no. 492, st. 1 & refr. 2x
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; Kenneth Logan, organ

Congregational Prayer

Ingrid Slikkers, Assistant Professor, Andrews University

Pioneer Life

Towett Shiow, Kayleigh Staniscewski, baptisms

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Sherri Uhrig, NAD; Gianna, prayer

Scripture Reading

Jerianna Horton, Member

Worship in Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Howard Helvey
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; James North, Jr.. piano

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Bringing Down the Strongholds: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Hymn

"For You I Am Praying"—SDAH 284, st. 1, 4

Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"  •  Max Reger
Kenneth Logan, organ

Opening Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Spiritual / Robert Powell"  •  Johannes Brahms
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Welcome & Call to Worship 

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Worship in Music

"There Is a Balm in Gilead"  •  Howard Helvey
Pioneer Sanctuary Choir; Brenton Offenback, director; James North, Jr.. piano

Congregational Prayer

Ingrid Slikkers, Assistant Professor, Andrews University

Pioneer Life

Baptism of Genesis Dayana de Dios Rodriguez with Venancio de Dios Morales, Pastor

Welcome to Membership

Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Praise

"Friend of God"
Leo Aguilera, praise leader; Jaden Leiterman, Sydney Reeves, Maia Hamstra, vocals; Arnaldo Contreras, piano; Caleb Braswell, keyboard; Lucas Aguiar, electric guitar; Andrès Weiss-Segui, electric bass; Alex Aguilera, cajon

 

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Sherri Uhrig, NAD; Gianna, prayer

Praise

"Testify to Love"

Scripture Reading

Ephesians 6:10-13, 18 NIV
Leo Aguilera, Student

Praise

"Everlasting God"

Message

"A 20:21 Mission for a 2021 Movement: Bringing Down the Strongholds: 'So I Am Sending You'"
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor

Connect Card

 

Closing Song

"What A Friend We Have In Jesus / For You I Am Praying"

Benediction

John Glass, Associate Pastor

Closing Music

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"  •  Max Reger
Kenneth Logan, organ

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21st Annual Music & Worship Conference, 2024

The Andrews University Music & Worship Conference seeks to provide a forum for scholarly and professional dialogue, the advancement of knowledge, and the promotion of best practices in Christian worship and music.

What: 21st Annual Music & Worship Conference, 2024
Theme: Worship in Transition
When: February 22-24, 2024
Where: Seminary Chapel

Something in Common Sabbath School

Something in Comon presents I Promise. In this video-based small group study, Dr. Gary Smalley uses humor, practical insights, years of research, and biblical principles to reveal 5 key commitments that will determine the destiny of your marriage. 

  • February 3- Security: The Secret to a Great Marriage
  • February 10- I Promise to Conform My Beliefs to God’s Truths
  • February 17- I Promise to be Filled by God
  • February 24- I Promise to Find God’s Best in Every Trial
  • March 2- I Promise to Listen and Communicate with Love
  • March 9- I Promise to Serve You all the Days of My Life

Everyone is Welcome Sabbath mornings from 10:30-11:30 in PMC Room 141.
 

Renovate 2.0 Elevator nearing completion of its fundraising goal.

“An House of Prayer for All People” is embedded in the very substance of the Pioneer Memorial Church building. Yet for decades, important functions of the church congregation did not fit in the original church structure. The massive expansion in the late 1990’s that added the “wings” to the church more-than-doubled the space available for ministry and finally brought all functions such as the older Children’s Sabbath Schools and a Commons area into one facility. There was still one significant issue that was not fully addressed- access to the Sanctuary for those with limited mobility.

The wheel-chair lift that was a part of the “wings” expansion soon proved to be significantly hindering and unreliable. Unfortunately, it would take 25 years or so before a full-size elevator and other minor improvements became a reality. Pastor Dwight Nelson, in the spring of 2023, encouraged the Pioneer Memorial Church board to initiate the construction and fundraise for a full-size elevator also called Renovate 2.0. The Board agreed. That elevator is now completed and its funding nearly so!

As shown in the newly released video (to be shown during the church service soon and online), the elevator has met a significant need for young and old. In the video, the users of the elevator express a deep and abiding gratitude for its existence and the access that it provides. It is a blessing for so many. As you consider your giving plans for this year, please include the Renovate 2.0 project. We are so close to the goal! Let’s finish Renovate 2.0 soon! Thank you in advance for your support!

BELONG Ministries Adopt-a-Student

 Winter is coming and for many of our students these are the hardest months to get through without their families. You can help create a home away from home by joining our Belong Ministries Adopt-a-Student program. You'll build meaningful connections by hosting the student for a home cooked meal, surprising them with their favorite treats, and reminding them that they've been prayed for. The time commitment is at your discretion.

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