COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

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.

The breath-taking speed of the coronavirus pandemic has more than a few people concerned. Those who believe in the soon return of Christ now wonder—could it be sooner than we think? Can you get there from here? In the midst of our bad news, is there hope for the future?
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Program: 
Opening Music
The Lord's My Shepherd • Searle Wright
*Hymns of Hope—A Hymn Cycle
Praise Him! Praise Him!—st. 1-2 of 249 • O God, Our Help—st. 1-3, 5 of 103 • Be Still, My Soul—st. 1-2 of 461
Praise
Everlasting God • I Must Tell Jesus • Still
Prayer
Rodlie Ortiz
Pioneer Life
"Worship at Home"
Offering
Pioneer Operating Budget
Children's Story
Worship in Music
William Fagal, baritone
The Twenty-Third Psalm • Albert Malotte
Homily
Dwight K. Nelson
"Corona Care Kit: Rehearsing for the Big One"
Closing Hymn
We Have This Hope • 214
Benediction
Closing Music
Be Not Afraid (from Elijah) • Felix Mendelssohn
* First Service Only

More In This Series

04/25/2020
With all this talk about eradicating the virus, turns out there is one contagion you don’t want to lose. Learn the very simple steps to staying contagious, and life beyond these four walls will never be the same again.
04/18/2020
Is the coronavirus pandemic a Black Swan? No doubt. Then are there Black Swan survival principles we can implement to get us through? Good news—there are three of them—from one of the first Black Swans to hit this planet. Share the news.
04/11/2020
For Easter weekend, let your heart thrill to the very best news of all. Pandemic or not, this is the one piece of information that can set your heart free. From fear. Share the good news with your family and friends. There is a way out.
04/04/2020
Turns out we’re not the only one infected by this pandemic. Through a stunning paradigm shift, brood over the implications of the killer-virus that took down our one last hope. Spoiler alert: we have more hope now than ever before.
03/28/2020
With almost half the nation locked down and entire nations elsewhere in quarantine, what practical steps can I take to not only survive but actually thrive inside my four walls? You’ll be surprised at how simple your thriving can turn out to be.
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The (Virtual) Tent

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch would like to invite you to join us for our "Virtual Tent" meetings. They began on Friday, May 22 and continue through June 2. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM each night, except Saturdays. Please come and support our kids and invite a friend or family member to watch so they can get to know Jesus better.

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FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

COVID-19 Updates

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs.

Latest Updates

No Turning Back

A celebration through word and music, prsented by Pastor Esther R. Knott in celebration fo the 50th anniversary of her baptism. Participants include: Lisa Jardine, Ron Kelly, Kenenth Logan, Dwight Nelson, Karen Nelson, Betty Oakley, Charles Reid, Julie Reid, Olivia Ruiz-Knott, Stephen Zork, and Susan Zork.

Saturday, May 30, 4:00 PM

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University Medical Center Open

University Medical Specialties is currently accepting patients who have both critical care and other medical needs.

GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

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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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide

You're invited to take a 13-week journey through the short classic Steps to Christ. Each week read a chapter, then write down your personal reflections in the accompanied reading guide.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide