Church Bulletin

September 22, 2018


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

Lesson Study                                                

Piano Interlude:        10:25 a.m.-10:40 a.m.         Barbara Hyde


the Church at worship (10:40 – 12:15 P.M.)

Welcome & Announcements                                 Pastor Rob Benardo  

Praise Sing                                                                         

Call to Worship                                                     Pastor Rob Benardo                  

Opening Hymn               “Marvelous Grace”                                 #109                 

Congregational Prayer                                                Charles Rietman                                   

Lamb’s Offering                                                                 Debra Candy

Children’s Story                                                              Lorrie Rietman

Giving of Gifts      Michigan Advance Partners”            Travis Simpson

Offertory                                                Clara Engle and Linda Jerzyk

                                   “O Mighty God”


Scripture            ”Romans 3:21-26”             Pastor Carlos Sotomayor


Special Music                                        Clara Engle and Linda Jerzyk

                                 “My God and I”


Sermon                                                                 Pastor Louis Torres

                             “The Day That Satan Told the Truth”


Song of Contemplation                                       Buddy Houghtaling

                          “Before the Throne of God Above”


Benediction                                                          Pastor Louis Torres


Postlude                                                                         Debra Candy


Prayer Requests:  For all the truth seekers, those that need encouragement and victory in their lives. 


Intercessory Prayer:  Please join us on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sabbaths each month in the Junior Room for intercessory prayer immediately following the church service.


Mothers Rooms:  (when entering the building) 1)  Changing room is down the hall to the right, near the Cradle Roll Room entrance.  2)  Mother’s room with TV monitor for noisy infants and toddlers, is located down the hall to the left, near the stairs that go to the ready room.




SEPTEMBER 22: Happy Sabbath and Welcome Tabernacle Guests and Family! After the church service, please join us for the fellowship dinner in the Dining Room in the annex building. 


OCTOBER 1ST: Elders’ Meeting.


OCTOBER 2nd:Most Precious Message – 1888” resumes on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room.  Come for soup and study at 7:00 p.m.


OCTOBER 8TH: Finance Committee and Church Board meetings.




September 22nd: Carmen Dickhaut’s team hosting.  Church members, may bring entrée or salad.

September 29th: Clara Engles’ team hosting.  Menu:  soup and sandwiches; church members, may bring salads or sandwiches.    

October 6th:  Pam Metcalf’s team hosting.  Menu:  soup/chili and sandwiches; church members, may bring soup or sandwiches.   




BC BRANCH ABC CLOSING:  Help us reduce our inventory and not pay shipping.  Come buy our remaining stock before closing October 1st.


ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES will be hosting Diana Bruch, Director of Lake Union Disaster Response.  She will present introduction to disaster response on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Center, Room 116, 765 Upton Avenue (Burma Center), Springfield, Michigan.  Come at 6:30 p.m. for soup and update on Calhoun County request for services.  Will we HELP?

     CLASSES:  1)  Sewing handbags > Tuesdays (9/18 to 10/23) 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  2)  Rosetta Stone English Classes > Tuesdays (9/18 to 10/23) 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  Call 269-248-4031 to register.


BAGS OF LOVE:  Child protective services notified us that they would like more “Bags of Love“ for the children they serve. We are planning a workbee For October 17, Wednesday at 1:30 pm. In the church’s dining room. We need coloring books and crayons, small toys for girls and boys.  Thank you for your help.


Sunset Times:  Tonight 7:37 p.m., next Friday 7:27 p.m.



As you plan your tithes and offerings, please remember our church budget. Approximately $26,000 is required monthly to support our various ministries, maintain our church plant and nurture our K-12 school, Battle Creek Academy.  We have received approximately $14,675 thus far in September

Plan Ahead:  Next week’s offering will be for our Michigan Conference Evangelism.