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April 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us today and enhancing the meaningfulness of our service!  May this time together strengthen your conviction in Christ today and in the days to follow.  If you are looking for a Church home, we pray that your search is over!

THE CHURCH AT STUDY (9:30 AM – 10:25 AM)

Adult Class Locations and Lead Teachers: (1) Sanctuary Left Rear: Garth Stoltz (2) Sanctuary Right Front: Charles Foote (3) Sanctuary Right Rear: Jerry Finneman (4) Annex Seminar Room (new believers): Aubrey Porter (5) Annex Fellowship Room: Linda Penrod (6) 2nd Floor Annex: Lloyd Erickson

Piano interlude: Shad Grentz

THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP (10:40 AM to 12:15 PM)

Welcome & Announcements

     Wayne Johnson

Praise Sing

     Buddy Houghtaling & Friends

Call to Worship

     Charles Rietman

Opening Hymn

     #294 Power in the Blood

Congregational Prayer

     Nonti Manzini

Children’s Story

     David Lorencin

Giving of Gifts

     Local Church Budget Charles Rietman

Scripture Reading

     Revelation 3:14-21 Angela Makoski

Special Music

     “The Prayer” Quartet

Sermon

     Pastor Rob Benardo “Unfinished Business--The Repentance of Laodicea”

Closing Hymn

     #316 Live Out Thy Life Within Me

Benediction

     Pastor Rob Benardo

Postlude

     Joyce Stoltz

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Apr 17: Readathon discussion at 6:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room.

Apr 17: SonSets Vespers and Hymn Sing at 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room.

Apr 18: Building & Ground meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Apr 20: Join us for our Midweek Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room or zoom: Meeting ID: 987 4304 7201 & Passcode: 292535

Apr 22: Join us for our United Prayer Session at 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. through zoom: Meeting ID: 926 6337 0892

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & COMING EVENTS

Steve Schoonard passed away unexpectedly on March 6. Cremation has already taken place. Please keep Steve’s family in your prayers.

Work Bee: Please come out and lend your hands for a work bee tomorrow, Sunday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. to noon. All are welcome.

The Power of Optimism book, by the late best-selling author Alan Loy McGinnis, outlines practical steps to keep enthusiasm and motivation high. A presentation and discussion series will begin Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Attendance is free but book purchase and RSVP is suggested. Registration and information at jprachor@gmail.com or 269-968-8101.

Battle Creek Academy

1) Open House: Join us on April 18 at 2:00 p.m. to find out about the improvements that have been implemented over the last two years, financial assistance and cost, future plans and strategic direction.

2) Book Sale: Sunday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the barn.  There will be books of all kinds – nonfiction, historical fiction, biographies, memoirs, devotional, and books for children.  The proceeds will go to classrooms for special projects and activities. 

3) Our Spring Constituency Meeting will be on Monday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

MONEY MATTERS: As you plan your tithes and offerings, please remember our church budget. Approximately $30,000 is required monthly to support our various ministries, maintain our church plant and nurture our K-12 school, Battle Creek Academy. We received a total of $23,932.05 for the month of March. Plan Ahead: Next week’s offering will be for MAP (Michigan Advance Partners).

Sunset Times: Tonight 8:24, next Friday 8:31