Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God. This is a day that the Lord has made; let's be glad and rejoice in it.

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord ~

Musicians ~
Susan Durham (Piano)
Joe James (Song Leader)

Welcome/Concerns & Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Responsive Reading (Psalm 46)
(L) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
(C) Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.
(L) God is in the midst of us; we shall not be moved.
(C)The nations are in an uproar; the kingdoms totter; He utters his voice, the earth melts.
(L) The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
(C) Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations,I am exalted in the earth.
(L)The Lord of hosts is with us; God is our refuge and strength.
Hymn #475
Like a River Glorious
Peace like a River
I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river
I've got peace like a river in my soul.
I've got love like an ocean
I've got love like an ocean
I've got love like an ocean in my soul
I've got joy like a fountain
I've got joy like a fountain
I've got joy like a fountain in my soul.
Peace Like A River by David Paxton
©1987 Lorenz Publishing Company

Invocation ~

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings ~

We Worship in Song ~
Hymn #123
Jesus Paid It All

An Offering in Song ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~
Looking Ahead:
Oct 14: Christmas Cantata Practice begins at 4:30 pm; evening service/Higher Ground Youth Meeting: 6 pm
Oct 17: Bible Study for all ages/BYF Meeting: 7 pm
Oct 21: Carolina Conference at Joy Fellowship Church
Oct 23: Sister's Act meets at the church (6:30 pm)
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 10: Girls of Grace (For teen girls and their moms): Spartanburg
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/Jr. Davis, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells, Denise Elwell, Jim Mattison,Mary Ann Durham, Gary Smith's niece's husband, Donny Seigler, Peggy Durham, Joan Jameson (Cataract Surgery), Bill Simpson, Heather Hooper, Jonathan York, Jane Chastain, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton, Ronnie Stone,Judy Sloan, Bill Pierce, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham, George Martin,Jerry Brown, Beth Shirley, Harry McMinn, Violet Tesreau, Estleen Parsons, Scott/Gayle Ross' grandson Eli, Jamie Davis, Jimmy Thompson, Wilola Stargel, Terry/Steve Ferrell, Joe Davis (Hip Replacement), Wes Gorman, Don Needham (Stage 2 Mantle Cell Lymphoma), Sonny Cooley (Prostate Cancer), James Fletcher (Jeff & Karen's youngest son w/failing eyesight), the bereaved, ABC's Go Serve Team in Omaha & returning Thurs. (Paige Montgomery is a participant), Fae Smith (Carpal Tunnel), Hugh/Mary Harman (AZ), Jackie Blanken Smith's neighbors (Nell & Tracy Robinson), Bill Styles (Kellie Alexander's grandfather), our silent requests,travelers, Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering Counters:
Today: Mike W. Smith/Catherine McAlister
Next Week: Mike S. Smith/Donna Roper

Nursery Worker(s):
Today: Linda Smith
Next Week: Brandon/Lindsay


  • Betty Stevenson
  • Harold Durham
  • Hunter Kelly
  • Wes Gorman
  • Leslie Hall
  • Pat Smith
  • Susan Harbin
  • Kasey Durham


  • Dean & Jean McCombs
  • Justin & Toni Martin
  • Lloyd & Ruth Bagwell
  • Johnny & Suzanne Moss
  • Norman Jr. & Kelly Chandler

Bill Vaughan:
We're saddened to report the death of Bill Vaughan who died at his home on Oct 6th. Bill has served as Bethel's pastor & associate pastor over the years. Funeral services were conducted this past Wed. by Pastors Casey and Winner at Bethel Church of God.

Cantata Practice:
Choir practice for this year's cantata, The Hope of Christmas, has begun. If you missed last week's 4:30 practice, please join the choir this afternoon.

Welcome Back:
We welcome back Jim Mattison who spent most of Sep recuperating at daughter Rebekah's home following his hospitalization in Atlanta. It's also nice having Bobby Lee & Angie Partain back from Germany as well as Dean & Pat Smith who have returned from a vacation out West.

Carolina Conference:
Don't forget next Sunday afternoon's Carolina Conference Business Mtg. at Joy Fellowship. You'll be blessed w/special music, fun, food & fellowship. Pastor Wally invites all to "Come happy, and leave M.A.D."

Care Packages:
The Sunday School Department is once again sponsoring "Care Packages" for our college students. Donations from Sunday School classes are due Oct 21st. 15 individuals have been identified as taking post-high courses.

Fall Festival:
The Fall Festival is just around the corner, Sat. evening, Oct 27th. Sign-ups sheets are on the entryway table; please help out by providing candy, trunks,entering contests, etc. See Sherry Alcumbrack for more details.

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

Equipment Donations:
A nice walker (With wheels and seat) has been donated to the church. If you are in need, or know of one who could benefit from this walker, please speak to one of the pastors. Also some baby/infant items have been donated (Car seat, Pumpkin seat, portable play pen, stroller, etc.). If you know an individual/family that could benefit from these items in like-new condition, let us know. Special thanks to both of these donors!

CD Ministry:
We appreciate Eugene Grant for his work in coping sermons on CD's and preparing them for mailing. If you know of someone who would like to receive copies of sermons, please speak to Eugene or Pastor Mike.

ABC Booter Sunday:
Today is Atlanta Bible College Booster Sunday; please review the bulletin insert. Wish to contribute to ABC? Pick up an envelope on the entryway table or place your check in the offering plate (Earmarked ABC).

Quote of the week:
A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.