March 16, 2019 


The Church at STUDY (9:30 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.)

Lesson Study                                                

Piano Interlude:   10:25-10:40 a.m.                   Shad Grentz         


THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP (10:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.)


Welcome & Announcements          Pastor Carlos Sotomayor


Praise Sing                                          Jaiden, Neviah, Melisa


Call to Worship                                                   Joyce Wilson


Opening Hymn         The Cleansing Wave                     #332


Congregational Prayer                                     Tom Headley


Lamb’s Offering                                               Debra Candy

Children’s Story                                                 Erin Penrod


Giving of Gifts            Church Budget                 Joyce Wilson

Offertory                                                    Metzger Children                       


Scripture              Romans 6:1-7              Elizabeth Bateman


Special Music                                              Metzger Children                       


Sermon                                                    Pastor Rob Benardo

                  The True Meaning of Baptism


Closing Hymn            Softly and Tenderly                      #287


Benediction                                            Pastor Rob Benardo


Postlude                                                             Debra Candy



Guests, please join us for fellowship dinner in the dining hall in the annex building, hosted by Clara Engle’s team.  Next week will be Pam Metcalf’s team (Tab Members bring haystack ingredients).


VISITATION MINISTRY, meet at 3 pm in the Seminar Room.


SONSETS tonight begins with hymn sing at 7:00 with vespers at 7:15.


LADIES GROUP meet at Fazoli’s for lunch on Monday, March 19 at 1 pm.


Next SabbathPastor Rob continues in Romans.


Sunset Times:  Tonight 7:49, next Friday 7:56


FIRST READING  for transfer of church membership: 

 To Port Charlotte, FL

Derek, Crystal, Ashley, Brett Salyer

From Coldwater: 

Robbert Cesena

Tonya Hendrick

Tony Sanders

Helen Sawyer

Charley Sanders

From Kalamazoo:

                David & Cameron Ritzenthaler

From Battle Creek Spanish

                Daisy Bonilla



         B.C. Academy is now accepting applications for students in grades K-12 for the 2019-20 school year. You can contact the office at 269-965-1278 to schedule a meeting with our Principal, Mr. Davis to learn about our school and the opportunities we offer our students. 

         Re-enrollment is also open for our current students for the 2019-20 school year.  Anyone who has their enrollment/re-enrollment completed by March 15, will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Meijer Gift Card.  Current parents may login to the Parent Portal to complete the re-enrollment process.

         spring flowers, for sale by Home and School.  There is a large assortment, including veggies and herbs, landscape flats, and hanging baskets.  Prices range between $9 and $20. You can check out the full flyer in the school office or from any one of the students.  Call the office or email Deb Bateman ( to order by March 29, delivery will be during the week of May 6-10. 

         FREE BREAKFAST Sunday, March 31 from 8 to 9:30.


MONEY MATTERS:  As you plan your tithes and offerings, please remember our church budget. Approximately $27,000 is required monthly to support our various ministries, maintain our church plant and nurture our K-12 school, Battle Creek Academy. 

     FEBRUARY financial statement:  Income $16,027.05, Expenses, $29,475.66, giving loss of $13,448.61.  YTD Income $207,572.79, Expenses $220,813.89, giving a loss of $13,241.10. 

     Plan Ahead:  Next week’s offering will be for our Michigan Advance Partners.


PLAN AHEAD:  Church-wide community outreach and united Prayer session coming on April 13.