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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.

The magi were the first to give gifts at Christmas. What lessons can we learn from their story?
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Program: 
Opening Voluntary
Glad Tidings of Great Joy
Kenneth Logan
Introit
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Kenneth Logan
Christmas Call
Dwight K. Nelson
Invocation
Carols of the Season
Good Christians, Now Rejoice • st. 1-2 of 136
Now Is Born the Divine Christ Child • 133
O Little Town of Bethlehem • st. 1 & 3 of 135
Angels From the Realms of Glory • st. 1-3 of 119
Family Prayer
O Come to My Heart, Lord Jesus • 140
Don, Fin, and Lilly Dronen
Infant Dedications
Liliana Milada presented by Jose & Andrea Pena
Kena Alemayehu Kuma presented by Kuma A. Debela & Addisalem K. Yade
One Family’s Story
Samir, Keila, Saila & Jaziel Sanchez
Offering
PMC Operating Expense
Children’s Story
Away in a Manger • 124
Christmas Scripture
Matthew 2:1-2, 7-11 NIV
Lori & Duane Covrig
Christmas Music
I Heard the Bells
Kenneth Logan
Christmas Homily
“Christmas Arithmetic: We Three Kings of Orient Are”
Dwight K. Nelson
Appeal
To Make a King
David Phelps
Benediction
Closing Voluntary
Good Christians, Now Rejoice • 14th Century Melody

More In This Series

12/13/2014
God is a child at heart. Even more than that, He was once a child in body as well. What does that mean for those who follow Him, and the children He has placed in their care?
12/06/2014
As we enter the Christmas season we find ourselves in a nation in turmoil–divided and wounded. What message can the followers of Emmanuel bring to the world at a time like this?
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Women's Ministries

Pioneer Women’s Ministries engages women in Christ-centered discipleship, fellowship and service to glorify God through prayerfully planned activities and events. We are inviting you to participate in a survey that will help plan these activities and events this year. We would be delighted to hear from you either by completing the online survey or by phone by calling Lyn McCarty at 269-208-3377.

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Lead or Join a Grow Group

It's a fresh new year, and it's time for a fresh new Grow Groups season! Grow Groups are Pioneer's small groups that incorporate 5 S's: Shared interest, Spiritual touchpoint, Service project, Social event, Semester-based. That's it, in a nutshell! Grow Groups are for EVERYONE—all welcome to join.

Leaders, if you are passionate about something and want to use that to foster community and lead others to Jesus, we can probably help you turn that passion into a Grow Group! Let us know as soon as possible because the deadline to sign up to lead a group is January 21. For more information please email growgroups@pmchurch.org or visit pmchurch.org/grow to sign up.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Digital Group Leader Registration Deadline: January 21
  • Leader Orientation (via Zoom): February 1, 7:00 PM
  • Spring Grow Groups Meet: February 7 – May 1

Lead a Grow Group

 

Year-end Contribution Statements

It is almost time for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. Pioneer knows that you have had an unusual year and wants to make it easy for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. This time around, you will receive your Contribution Statement easily and conveniently via email. If you have not recently updated your contact details, please email clerk@pmchurch.org with your current email address to ensure that you receive your statement. Thank you!

Military Service Connection

"Military life can be a lonely life away from family on deployment," notes James North, Pioneer's Servicepersons Coordinator. "Military families may have a difficult time in a foreign country even though they are together," he continues. "I spent 358 days (I marked each day on a self-created calendar) in Viet Nam away from my wife and 3 toddler daughters. My access to some of the following material was vital."

SDA military persons may receive complimentary subscriptions to Adventist Review, the Adult Bible Study Guide (Sabbath School), and For God and Country and the choice of 2 journals from Guide, Liberty, Message, Our Little Friend, Primary Treasure, Signs of the Times, and Vibrant Life.

A 2021 order form and instructions are found on page 28 of the current issue of For God and Country and I will post a copy of the form in next week's bulletin. If you have military Adventist family members we invite you to send this information to them.