Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we're glad that you are here. Make yourself at home in God's house: with God's people. "I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD.'" (Psalm 122:1)

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord ~

Musicians ~
Joyce Williams (Organ)
Susan Durham (Piano)
Joe James (Song Leader)

Welcome/Concerns & Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #468
I Will Sing of My Redeemer
Beautiful, beautiful, Jesus is beautiful
and Jesus makes beautiful things of my life.
Carefully touching me, causing my eyes to see
Jesus makes beautiful things of my life.
Beautiful by Dennis Cleveland
© 1997 Maranatha! Music

Invocation ~

Receiving Tithes and Offerings ~
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7)

We Worship in Song ~
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Hymn #382
Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound

An Offering in Song ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~
Looking Ahead:
Sep 30: Evening service: 6 pm (NO Higher Ground Youth Class due to retreat)
Oct 02: Adelle Chandler Meeting: 7:00 pm
Oct 03: Wednesday Bible Study for all ages/BYF Mtg.: 7 pm
Oct 07: Communion Observance (6 pm in the Sanctuary)
Oct 06: Carolina Board Mtg. at Ryan's (Asheville); leave from Bethel at 9 am
Oct 14: Atlanta Bible College Booster Sunday
Oct 21: Carolina Conference at Joy Fellowship Church
Oct 24: Candlelight Service sponsored by the youth (7 pm)
Oct 27: Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat
Oct 28: Special Song Service (Hymn sing/choruses/musical specials): 6 pm
Oct 31: Red Ribbon Night for our youth
Nov 04: Daylight Savings Time ends (Turn clock back one hour)
Nov 18: Church-wide Thanksgiving Program: 6 pm
Dec 09: Children's Christmas Program/S. School Christmas Parties
Dec 16: Guthrie Grove Choir Presentation (The Hope of Christmas)

Prayer Concerns:
Lucille Peden, Scott Hughes, Chris Picklesimer, Tootsie Lanford, Ruby Kay,Janice Garrett, Joan McKee, Lawrence/Shirley Anderson, Alva Huffer, Earl/Margaret Elwell, Jerry Trotter/Peggy Bohannon, Karen Dalton, Jim Christopher,Steve Heatherly, Clara Pate, Denise Klaus, Johnny Moss, John Evans, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Tony/Runette Childers, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner,Dick/Junior Davis, Bobbie Pack Family, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells, Denise Elwell, Jim Mattison, Mary Ann Durham, Larry Weeks, Gary Smith's niece's husband, Donny Seigler, Peggy Durham, Joan/Bill Jameson, Bill Simpson, Pat Smith's sister, Heather Hooper, Jonathan York, Jane Chastain, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton, Ronnie Stone, Judy Sloan, Allen Skelton, Bill Pierce, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham, George Martin, Jerry Brown (Pancreatic Cancer), Curt Masters, Gerald Picklesimer, Harry McMinn, Violet Tesreau,Estleen Parsons, Beth Shirley, Steve Bolhous, Angie Partain Family, Libby Welch, Jamie Davis, Jimmy Thompson, Jerome Chemby, Jane Jameson,Wilola Stargel, Terry/Steve Ferrell, Vonnie Thomason, Doug Weisner,Joe Davis (Hip Replacement: late Oct), our silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering counters:
Today: Eugene/Lynda Grant
Next week: Bobby Partain/George Martin

Nursery Worker(s):
Today: Evan/Ashley Hall
Next Week: Jonathan/Amy York

Morgann Alcumbrack
Samuel Barkley

Mike and Donna Smith
David and Victoria Holt

We are saddened to report the deaths of Joe Pack and Angie Partain's sister, Brenda Ray.
Joe died at home last Monday evening; funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Thomas McAfee Mortuary, with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Our love & prayers to both these families during their time of loss and sorrow.

Fall Retreat:
Two passenger vans departed from Guthrie Grove after school on Fri. en route to Appalachian Advent Christian Campground near Blowing Rock, NC. We miss our many youth & chaperones who are absent today, but are thankful for this opportunity. Thanks to Telva Elwell for organizing the Fall Retreat as to all who are participating. ETOA back at the church this afternoon is 3:30.

Blood Drive:
Thanks again to all who contributed (25-30 units) to our recent AnMed Blood Drive. Guthrie Grove congregants benefit from the Blood Assurance Program.

Sister's Act:
Thanks Sister's Act, for cleaning the kitchen last Tues. evening; your efforts are appreciated. All ladies are invited to the next Oct 23rd meeting at the church.

Adelle Chandler:
The Adelle Chandler Ladies Circle will meet at the church Tues, Oct 2nd (7 pm). Linda Smith will serve as hostess & welcomes all ladies of the church to attend.

Bible Reading:
How about reading through the New Testament this fall? Pick up a daily Bible reading schedule on the entryway table, mark your progress & complete reading the N.T. before Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, it's 92 days away!

Choir Practice:
Choir practice will soon begin, in preparation for this year's cantata: The Hope of Christmas to be presented Sunday evening, Dec 16th.

Board Meeting:
At last Sunday's board meeting Joe James was re-elected as Board Chairman and Danny Durham as Vice-Chairman.

College Care Packages:
The Sunday School Department will once again send College Care Packages to our college students. Please give names and addresses to Sherry Alcumbrack or Carol James.

Song Service:
Plan to attend the 6 pm Sunday, Oct 28th Special Song Service with our brothers and sisters in Christ from our area churches. If you wish to provide a musical special see one of the pastors or musicians in the weeks ahead.

Unconditional opened in theaters last week & is billed as an inspiring,faith-based story which encourages moviegoers to make a difference. Also,Nov is National Alzheimer's Disease/Caregiver Month. A "Walk to End Alzheimer's" is planned at Greenville County Square on Oct 20th and a free presentation on Alzheimer's warning signs/caregiving will be given at Beth Israel Congregation, Greenville on Nov 11. (Call 250-0029)

Silver Crescent:
Dr. Wayne Fowler (Brother to Ruth Bagwell) was recently honored with the Order of the Silver Crescent: 1 of the highest civilian State awards of South Carolina. Fowler has served as an exemplary citizen & educator for more than 40 years. Ruth, you taught him well!

Junior Church:
We welcome our children from Junior Church this morning. Our Jr. Church Leaders (and many of our helpers) are both attending the Fall Youth Retreat.

Online Video:
Don't forget that Sunday morning services can be viewed live on our Church's website; check out guthriegrove.org and follow the links.