2012-11-18

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church; we're thankful for you and glad that you are here. "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;give thanks to him and praise his name." (Psalm 100:4)

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord
Musicians ~
Susan Durham
Joyce Williams
Joe James

Welcome/Concerns & Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Responsive Reading (Psalm 100:1-5)

Lifting Our Voices in Praise ~
He Has Made Me Glad
I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise.
I will say, "This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice for He has made me glad."
He has made me glad, He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
He has made me glad, He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
He Has Made Me Glad by Leona Von Brethorst
©1976 Maranatha Praise, Inc.
CCLI# 279191

Holy Ground
We are standing on holy ground
And I know that there are angels all around.
Let us praise Jesus now
We are standing in His presence on holy ground.
Holy Ground by Steve Rees
©1986 Restoration Music, Ltd.
CCLI# 279191

Invocation ~

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings ~

We Worship in Song ~
Hymn #546
Count Your Blessings

An Offering in Song ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~
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Looking Ahead:
Nov 18: Christmas Cantata Practice: 4:30; Thanksgiving Program: 6:00
Nov 25: Guthrie Grove Board meets: 4:30
Dec 04: Sister's Act Meeting (Combined Nov & Dec Meeting)
Dec 09: Children's Christmas Program/Sunday School Christmas Parties
Dec 16: Guthrie Grove Choir Presentation (The Hope of Christmas)
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (10-10:30 pm)
Jan 06: Communion Sunday (Morning Worship)
Feb 15-17: Winter Youth Retreat, Blowing Rock Conference Center
Jul 10-12: General Conference to be held at Guthrie Grove

Prayer Concerns:
Lucille Peden, Scott Hughes, Chris Picklesimer, Janice Garrett, Ruby Kay,Tootsie Lanford, Joan McKee, Lawrence/Shirley Anderson (Peggy Winner's father/step-mother), Alva Huffer, Earl/Margaret Elwell, Jerry Trotter/Peggy Bohanan, Jim Christopher, Steve Heatherly, Clara Pate, Tony/Runette Childers,Denise Klaus, Johnny Moss, John Evans, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Dick/Jr. Davis, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells,Denise Elwell, Jim Mattison, Mary Ann Durham, Garman Smith (Gary's brother in OK), the Jameson Family, Bill Simpson, Heather Hooper, Jane Anderson Chastain, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton, Ronnie Stone, Judy Sloan, Bill Pierce, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham, George Martin, Beth Shirley, Jerry Brown, Billie Shirley (Beth's mother-in-law-Leukemia), Harry/Andrea McMinn, Andrea's sister (Margie), Estleen Parsons, Jamie Davis, Joe Davis, Jimmy Thompson, Wilola Stargel, Terry/Steve Ferrell, Don Needham,Sonny/Diane Cooley, James Fletcher, Hugh/Mary Harman, Dot Spearman,Tracy Robinson, Violet Tesreau, Dean Smith, Bertha Dunningan, Milton Pack, Nell/Tracy Robinson, Suzanne Moss, Jonathan York's mother, Myra Leslie, Eli Weible (Scott Ross' grandson), Peggy Durham, Ellen Browning, Keith Huffer(Leg pain) the bereaved (Including Patsy Burris upon the death of her uncle),Earley Cowley (Fae Smith's cousin), Corey Kelley (Back), Nancy Holt (Hip Replacement this past Wed.), Becky Metcalf (Thyroid Mass), Lowell Holt (Future Hip Replacement), Charles Hood (Torn Retina/Heart Cath), our silent requests, travelers, those affected by Hurricane Sandy, our Troops, Country & the Return of Christ: Come, Lord Jesus

Offering counters:
Today: Bobby Partain/Lynda Grant
Next Week: Mike W. Smith/George Martin

Nursery Worker(s):
Today: Bobby/Fae Smith
Next Week: Evan/Ashley Hall

Quote of the Week:
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it." (C.S. Lewis)

Birthdays:

  • Beth Shirley
  • Bobbie Lee Partain
  • Donna Smith
  • Ron Elwell
  • Susan Durham
  • Michael Cunningham


Anniversaries:

  • Shaun and Anna Farr
  • David and Bobbie Martin


Love Offering:
It's the practice of the Deacons to receive a Thanksgiving Love Offering each year. This year's recipient is Pastor Terry Ferrell who has had numerous health concerns and medical expenses recently. The Love Offering will be received at tonight's 6 pm Thanksgiving Program. Please make plans to attend this evening it is good to give thanks and to praise the LORD as the Fount of every blessing.

Out-Of-Town'ers:
It was good to have Daniel Boswell join us for services last week (On Veteran's Day). Daniel was on a week-end pass from Fort Gordon, Auga, GA. Other out-of-town members & friends included (But not limited to) Betty Stevenson, Doris Harper, Melissa Watson, Gerald & Gloria Ausburn, Elizabeth Smith and friend, and Cory Burris.

Poinsettias:
The Poinsettia Order Forms have appeared in the last 2 Sunday bulletins. The deadline for ordering this year is in 2 weeks; please turn in your orders by Dec 2nd. (Additional order forms are on the entryway table)

Choir practice:
Don't forget to attend this afternoon's Choir practice; there are only 28 days until our cantata, The Hope of Christmas, is presented.

FYI:
Billie Green has a large, handmade, solid wood entertainment center that she would like to sell. See Billie for more information.

Sister's Act:
Mark your calendars for Dec 4th! There will be a joint 6:30 pm Nov/Dec Holiday Dinner. We will be taking donations of socks for "Socks for Seniors" and collecting towels and washcloths for Miracle Hill.

Chick-Fil-A Calendars:
As announced the past 2 Sundays, Chick-Fil-A Calendars are available ($6 each). Please see Joseph Partain if you have questions about this year's digital coupons. After activation, you can redeem a free menu item each month.

Budget:
Recently a committee met and reviewed financial data for last five church years. The purpose of this review was to determine what income was necessary to pay monthly general fund expenses. It was determined that approximately $18,456 per month is needed. FYI: Our Sep Income was $18,116.11, while Oct Income was $12,867.00 Thanks for your continual, generous giving to the Lord's Work, and to your prayerful attention to present/future financial concerns.

Winter Jam:
Winter Jam will be at the BI-LO Center in Greenville, SC on Friday, Feb 8th. The show, headlined by Toby Mac, also features Matthew West, Jamie Grace, and tour founders NewSong. Royal Tailor and Sidewalk Prophets will also perform. An early "Prejam Party" will be held before the show, featuring American Idol contestant Jason Castro & the bands OBB & Capital Kings. (7 pm/$10 at the door)

Junior Church:
We welcome our children from Junior Church this morning. How thankful we are for our young people, their parents, our youth teachers and volunteer helpers. Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it: Prov. 22:6.

Go in love. Go in peace. Now depart with God's blessing.
Love the world. Share the Word. Care enough to profess Him.
Working together we are His church–filled with love and power.
Let the Lord live His life in and through you each hour.