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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 20:46

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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.

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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Pathfinder Fun Day

Pathfinders love to have fun and Pioneer's Evergreen Pathfinders are no different. They recently celebrated a successful year of learning with a "Pathfinder Fun Day". Here's a recap:

Will This Be the Last Pandemic Communion Celebration?

Please mark your calendar for Sabbath, June 26, when we will gather both services—in person or online—to celebrate the gift of our Savior in summertime fashion. 

Will this be the last time we commemorate the cross with at-home foot washing and prepackaged emblems of bread and wine? It could very well be. But no matter—it will be a high day in worship for us all. If you wish to celebrate communion at home, please stop by the church office this next week (Monday thru Friday noon) to pick your packaged emblems. For on-site worship, you may receive the emblems as you arrive that Sabbath morning. 

But how will we celebrate foot washing? We're inviting families and friends to experience Jesus' example in John 13 by washing each other's feet Friday evening where you live. Why not make this foot washing a part of your Friday evening worship as we gather across this community to welcome the Lord of the Sabbath into our homes at sundown?

Then Sabbath morning through music, prayer, the reading, and reflections from the Word (“For the Love of an Animal: Baaa”) let's throw wide our hearts to the Christ we love to worship. "Do this in remembrance of Me" (Luke 22:19).

AU Chess Group

Do you like chess, or want to learn how to play? You can make new friends and build new skills like critical thinking, strategizing, and self-control while playing this classic game. Join us on Sunday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. in the Commons. Register today: churchteams.com/m/Register.asp?a=MThGZzJLQ0FnSnc9

Offering for June 19, 2021

Local Church Budget

Naaman was the commander of the Syrian army, a great and honorable man in his nation. But he was a leper. During one of the conquests against Israel, Naaman captured a young girl and gave her to his wife as a maid. The Bible never gives the name of this precious child, but her influence in the house of Naaman was great. She spoke of the God of Israel who could heal the husband of her mistress.

The wife told her husband about the hope of a cure. Naaman asked the king of Syria to write a letter to the king of Israel requesting healing. After several delays, Naaman arrived at the home of the prophet Elisha. Rather than meeting Naaman himself, Elisha sent his servant with a simple
message: “Go and wash in Jordan seven times.” 2 Kings 5:10

Angry that the prophet did not come out and make a grand display of healing him, and instead, commanded him to wash in a dirty river, Naaman headed home. But his servants urged him to follow the command of the prophet and wash 7 times in the Jordan. When he did, God healed him of leprosy. 

A little girl shared with her mistress. The woman shared with her husband. Her husband shared with the king of Syria. Today, we can do the same. When we give to the local budget, the funds are used to help share the gospel with others. Your name may never be known, but by sharing—like the little maid—lives will be changed just as Naaman was.

—North American Division Stewardship Ministries

Michigan Camp Meeting Live Stream

Michigan Camp Meeting will be available for live streaming June 18–26 at www.misda.org/livestream2021. The theme this year is "How Much More".

Financial Peace University

It's time to stop worrying about money! In Financial Peace University, you'll learn the biblical truths to help you keep a budget, beat debt, and build wealth! Class begins Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (6:30—7:30 PM).

Register Online

A.U. Eats

A.U. Eats is back! Offering chef made vegetarian/vegan meals delivered to your door. Go to GET.CBORD.com to place your order or for more information call 269-471-3161.

Timeless Tours

Join Timeless Tours next March 16-27, 2022 for an unforgettable tour to ancient Egypt. Two experienced biblical archaeologists will be your guides. For more information contact Timeless Tours through Stefanie Elkins at selkins@andrews.edu. You can also learn more about the tour, find application forms, payments, itineraries and more via our website; www.digtheadventure.com.

Mommy and Me has a New Name!

Mommy and Me is now Preschool Pray & Play! Our goal is for our new name to reflect the way we welcome ALL caregivers--moms, dads, nannies, grandparents, babysitters, etc.—as well as our faith-based approach to friendship and play.

Pray and Play is a great group for caregivers and children ages 0-5 to meet new people, make friends, sing, pray, and play together. This year, we'll be meeting through the summer months, and we'd love you to join us! Text PLAYINFO to 269-281-2345 to be notified about upcoming meetings/events, or join online

Sabbath Afternoon Prayer Walk

Join us for our Sabbath afternoon prayer walk on campus! We meet at the stairs behind the statue, and it starts at 5:00 PM and ends by 6:00 PM.  We would love to have you join us. If that day/time does not work for you, there are other days that people are
prayer walking, as well. Questions? Contact: Ildiko at igyeresi@andrew.edu; Andrew at tidwella@gmail.com; or Andrea at gibbsak777@gmail.com.

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