January 19, 2019


THE CHURCH AT STUDY (9:30 - 10:25 am)

Lesson Study

Piano Interlude             


The Church at worship (10:40 - 12:00 pm)

    Welcome & Announcements           Pastor Carlos Sotomayor


Praise Sing                                                      


Call to Worship                                                     Becky Ward


Opening Hymn              Faith Is the Victory                  #608


Congregational Prayer                                      Charles Foote


Lamb’s Offering                                                  Debra Candy

Children’s Story                                                   Amya Paige


Giving of Gifts              Church Budget                Becky Ward

Offertory       Wonder of it All     Clara Engle & Linda Jerzyk


Scripture                  Ephesians 3:20           Steve Schoonard


Special Music                              Clara Engle & Linda Jerzyk

                          Open My Eyes that I May See


Sermon                                                    Pastor Gem Castor

                                 He Is Faithful


Closing Hymn        Great Is Thy Faithfulness                 #100


Benediction                                              Pastor Gem Castor


Postlude                                                             Debra Candy



TODAY, January 19:

Happy Sabbath and Welcome to all Tabernacle guests and family! Join us for fellowship dinner in the dining hall in the annex building, hosted by Carmen Dickhaut’s team.  Next week will be Clara Engle’s team (Menu:  soup & sandwiches).

DEACON MEETING right after the church service, meet near the baptistry.

WINSOME WITNESSING is today from 2:00 to 3:00 pm; in the Seminar Room.

VISITATION MINISTRY meets at 3:00 pm today; in the Seminar Room.

SonSets is today beginning with hymn sing at 5:00 pm, followed by the vespers program at 5:15; in the Seminar Room. 

‘TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS is Pastor Gem Castor topic tonight at 7:00 pm; in the sanctuary.


Next Sabbath, join us for communion service worship service with Pastor Rob Benardo.


Prayer Request: Remember Tom Candy’s family with the death of his mother, Dorothy Bradford.




OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN information session will be Sunday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room.  Call 475-549-0177 for more information. 


LADIES TEA GROUP  will meet for lunch on Monday, January 21, 1:00 pm at Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant, 703 E. Columbia Avenue, Battle Creek.


BATTLE CREEK ACADEMY:  Pancake Breakfast will be on Sunday, January 20, at 8:30 a.m.  Pricing is by donation (suggested $5/person or $20/family).  There are many options, including gluten-free and vegan.  Proceeds help to support our Worthy Student fund.  Work Bee will follow the breakfast (9:30).  Many hands make light work! 


GLASSES NEEDED:  Please bring your no longer used glasses to the Tabernacle or the church office before February 9. Dr. Michelle Essex is going on a mission trip to the refugee camp in Uganda. They can use all the glasses they can get. Thank you, Phil and Phyllis Essex


VALENTINE DATE NIGHT will be Sunday, February 17 beginning with social time at 4:30 and dinner at 5:00.  There are registration forms on the credenza.  If you have questions, talk with Ralph Benedict or Clara Engle.  Gluten free menu is also available.


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.  Our total for the month of January thus far is approximately $8,110.  Plan Ahead:  Next week’s offering will be for the Michigan Advance Partners.


Bible Study (Exploring the Everlasting Gospel) every Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room.

Bible Marking Class every Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the Junior’s classroom.


Sunset Times:  Tonight 5:38, next Friday 5:45.


SECOND READING (for transfer of church membership)


  1. John Treptow from Kalamazoo Countryside Church, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. Dale Slayton from Fort Wayne First Church, Fort Wayne, IN
  3. Barbara, Craig, Christina, and Andrew Stowell from Hollister Church, Hollister, CA.

FROM THE TABERNACLE:Eric, Bonnie, and Joshua Velez to Wyoming Church, Wyoming, MI.


VOLUNTEERS THAT WORK WITH CHILDREN:  It is time to update our government requirement to take the online class and background check.  We have emailed many, but if we missed you; there are instructions on the bulletin board in the lower foyer area.  This needs to be done every three years.  Please comply.