Speaker

Special Program

Offering

For the 8th Grade Dedication Service video please see "Downloads" below.
Saturday, May 29, 2021

Opening Music

"Be Not Afraid"; "Allegro Moderato"  •  Felix Mendelssohn
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Announcements & Opening Prayer

Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church

Processional

"Christ for the World"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

RMES Welcome

Jimmy Hajaj, RMES 8th Grade Student

 

Praise

"Open The Eyes of My Heart"  •  "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"
Gabi Gonçalves, Leah Reid, Eliel, Ilan Villamizar,vocals; Oscar, violin; Noah, violin; Tim, cello; Nico Poloche, piano; Andre, guitar
 

Congregational Prayer

Aubrey Isaak & Josh VanDenburgh

 

Baptisms

Baptisms of Juan Jorge Suarez III and Micah Anthony Suarez
Officiating Pastor: Juan Suarez

Children's Story & Prayer

Story: Leah Reid

Scripture Reading

Dalton Goodbrad, RMES 8th Grade Student

Worship in Music

'Ever Be' - Theme Song from THE TENT
RMES 8th Grade Praise Team

Message

"Unity: Mind, Mission, or Miracle?"
Ben Martin, Associate Pastor

Closing Song

"Oh How Good It Is"

Benediction

Jenifer Daley, Associate Pastor

 

Closing Music

"The Heavens Declare God's Glory"  •  Benedetto Marcello
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

 

Opening Voluntary

"Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow"  •  attr. Henry Purcell
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

Processional

"Christ for the World"  •  Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, organ

Welcome, Call to Worship

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Hymn

"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"  •  SDAH 100, stz. 1 & 3

Congregational Prayer

Julius Everett

Offering Appeal

Andrew Lubbert

Worship in Music

"Come, Christians, Join to Sing"  •  Paul Thompson
Peter Tumangday, violin; Sofia Oudri & Sara Hamstra, viola; Lucas Navia, cello

Scripture Reading

Matthew 13:32
Sara Hildebrant

Worship in Music

"You Know Better Than I"  •  J. Bucchino
Giancarlo Leonor, tenor; Gabriel Krause, piano

Message

"Grow in Faith: Challenge Accepted"
Keila Sanchez

Hymn

"We Have This Hope"  •  SDAH 214, st. 1

Benediction

Sean Parker

Prayer Response

"The Lord Bless You"  •  SDAH 669

Recessional

"Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah"  •  Paul Manz
Kenneth Logan, organ

Blessing

Lindsey Pratt, Associate Pastor

Closing Voluntary

"Choral Song"  •  Samuel Wesley
Kenneth Logan, organ, Minister of Music

 

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Adventist Heritage Hymn Sing

Robby Raney and some of his colleagues will present a hymn sing program at 4:00 PM on October 22 at Historic Adventist Village in Battle Creek, Michigan. You're invited to come and sing the stories of our Pioneers.

Children’s Leadership Conference

The next Children’s Leadership Conference will take place on October 29th, 2022, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM, at Chan Shun Hall, Andrews University. It is a one-day free in English & Spanish event focusing on Track 2: Teaching Children from the NAD Children’s Ministry Certification.

Register free here: https://www.cye.org/get-involved/mission-trips-events/childrens-ministry/general-information/
 

Love On The Move

COLLECTING NEW UNDERWEAR AND PAJAMAS OF ALL CHILD SIZES. God's Hands 4 Kids is a ministry that started as a PMC Grow Group. We work closely with  Berrien County DHHS. We maintain their "Closet" that has an inventory of clothes and other essentials that are available to workers 24/7. Many kids come into care with nothing except what they have on. We are currently collecting new underwear and pajamas. There is a collection bin in the lower PMC lobby. Items can be dropped off at RMES. We have other local 24/7 drop-off locations. Contact with us can be made through GH4K.org. Join our FaceBook page - God's Hands 4 Kids Foster...

 

Volunteers Needed for Fellowship Dinner Teams

Pioneer's fellowship dinner teams need additional members to help with the Sabbath fellowship dinners. Teams serve about three times a year. You don't need to know how to cook to be on a team. There are many ways you can be involved and enjoy the ministry together. Contact the church office at 269-471-6565 to sign-up.

Fellowship Dinner

Members with last names Abriot-Byrd have been invited to bring a dish to share and join the fellowship dinner this Sabbath. The dinner is held in the Commons on the lower level immediately following second worship service. Visitors are always welcome. 

Fall Hayride

The Family Life Committee invites you to Pioneer's Annual Hayride, returning after a two-year hiatus! Join us for rides through the woods, refreshments, a bonfire, and warm fellowship. Sunday, October 9, 6-8 PM at Five Pines Ministries, Berrien Center. Enjoy the beauty of fall with your Pioneer family!

Offering for October 1, 2022

Pioneer Operating Budget

Bear Fruits

John 15:4 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”

We worship God with our resources as a response to the call to bear fruits. John the Baptist appealed to those who were coming to him for baptism: “Produce fruit in keeping with your repentance.” (Matt. 3:8). For John, baptism and being part of God’s people were not sufficient. The Gospel of Luke shares some concrete examples of the “fruit of our repentance” that John the Baptist gave to those who came to him. He asked the tax collector not to collect any more than was required. He exhorted the soldiers not to “extort money” and “be content with your pay.” And he commanded the crowd to share their second shirt and food with the one who does not have (Lk. 3: 10-14). These examples reported by Luke have something in common; they are related to one’s attitudes towards finances and material possessions. Fruit of our repentance means being careful about how we use our resources, making sure to bless and not harm others. 

The Bible tells the story of a man, Nabal, a son of Abraham who was heavily blessed but did not bear fruit of repentance in his material life. He refused to reward those who protected his flock and would harshly rebuke the servants of David who came to ask for some food. This attitude led his wife to call him wicked and to make the following comment: “He is just like his name—his name means Fool, and folly goes with him” (1 Sam. 25:25). Sadly, the following day, he had a stroke. Ten days later, he died.

As we reflect on the need to bear more fruits of repentance in our material life, let us apply the advice of Jesus: “Remain in me as I also remain in you.” This week, as we worship with our tithe and regular offerings we can bear fruits of repentance.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

WAUS Fall Fundraiser Mailing!

Helping hands needed. Are you looking for a project that is fun to do and really helps a wonderful Andrews organization? WAUS has a large mailing that will be processed/envelope stuffed on Thursday, October 6th starting at 9:00am until every envelope is stuffed! We would love to have you join us. Please call the station at 269-471-3400 to let us know you will be joining us. Looking forward to the joy of working together.

Pure Desire Conference

This fall Pioneer is partnering with the Center for Faith Engagement at Andrews University to offer the Pure Desire Conference. This is a two-day event designed to raise an awareness of the factors that create and reinforce unhealthy sexual behavior. It provides a comprehensive understanding and the tools required to develop a healing ministry that offers hope and freedom to men, women, students, and families.

October 21-22, 2022
Location: Andrews University Seminary Chapel

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Support the RMES Bike-a-Thon/Walk-a-Thon

Home & School is hosting a Bike-a-Thon/Walk-a-Thon fundraiser for the RMES students on October 23. Students have been challenged to raise at least $100 each in sponsors. Some students may not have many contacts from which to solicit sponsorship. We would like to create a list of names of potential sponsors that students could contact. If you'd like to add your name to the list, please email your contact information and the number of students you're willing to have contact you to RMESHomeAndSchool@gmail.com. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for the RMES carpet upgrade project (90%) and Home & School activities (10%). If you’d like to make a general donation to this fundraiser, mark your tithe envelope RMES Bike-a-Thon.

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