Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; make yourself at home in God's House, with God's people! "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." (1 Pet. 2:9)

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord ~
Joyce Williams (Organ)
Susan Durham (Piano)
Joe James (Song Leader)

Welcome/Concerns & Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise
We bring the sacrifice of praise
into the house of the Lord
we bring the sacrifice of praise
into the house of the Lord.
And we offer up to You
the sacrifices of thanksgiving
and we offer up to You
the sacrifices of joy!
We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise by Kirk Dearman
©1984 John T. Benson Publishing Company

Hymn #151
Rejoice, the Lord is King

Invocation ~

Receiving of 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 ~
Hymn #475
Like a River Glorious
Father I Adore You
(3-part round)

An Offering in Song ~
Calle Walters, Aubrey & Julia Partain

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~

Depart to Show and Share Your re-kindled Faith ~
Looking Ahead:
Today: Sunday School Picnic (4:30-???)
Sep 19: Bible Study for all ages/BYF meets at 7:00
Sep 22: AnMed Blood Drive at Guthrie Grove (7-11am; breakfast provided)
Sep 23: Guthrie Grove monthly Board Meeting (4:30 pm)
Sep 28-30: Fall Youth Retreat (Blowing Rock, NC)
Oct 06: Carolina Board Meeting at Ryan's (Asheville): leave from Bethel at 9 am
Oct 07: Communion Observance (6 pm in the Sanctuary)
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: Tentative date for Bethel/Guthrie Grove Song Service: 6 pm (Guthrie Grove)
Oct 31: Red ribbon Night for our youth
Nov 18: Church-wide Thanksgiving Program: 6 pm
Dec 09: Sunday School Christmas Party/Children's Program
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, Joe/Bobbie Pack, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells, Denise Denise Elwell, Jim Mattison, Mary Ann Durham, Kylie Weeks, Gary Smith's niece's husband, Donny Seigler, Peggy Durham & Pat Smith's sister (Praise for improvement/good reports), Joan/Bill Jameson, Bill Simpson, Heather Hooper, Jonathan York, Jane Anderson Chastain, Kathy Martin, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton, Ronnie Stone, Judy Sloan, Allen Skelton, Bill Pierce, Marlane Cooper, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham, George Martin, Jerry Brown, Curt Masters,Gerald Picklesimer, Doyle Martin, Joan McKee, Violet Tesreau, Steve Bolhous,Estleen Parsons, Beth Shirley, Libby Welch, Jamie Davis (Hosanna Rehab-219,Piedmont), Jim Thompson, Jerome Chembe (Tanzania-contracted Malaria/Yellow Fever while visiting churches near Lake Victoria), Jane Jameson, the bereaved (Including McMinn Family-upon last week's death of Andrea's brother), Wilola Stargel, Linda Ratering (MI), Vonnie Thomason, our silent requests, travelers,Troops, Country & the Peace of Jerusalem.

Offering Counters:
Today: Jason Lanford/Carol James
Next Week: Bob Alcumbrack/Bobby Partain

Nursery Worker(s):
Today: Andrea McMinn
Next Week: Bobby/Fae Smith


  • Denise Elwell
  • Jeff Martin
  • Jim Stone
  • Louvanna Durham
  • Molly Cunningham
  • Corey Kelley
  • Jason Lanford
  • Logan McAlister

Promotion Sunday:
It was nice to sing choruses, hear from our Sunday School teachers and promote several youth to new classes last Sunday morning. Thanks to those who organized and helped out with this promotion as well as those who provided food and attended the afternoon Teacher's Training.

Sunday School:
At last Sunday's Teacher's Training a concern was expressed regarding young people not attending Sunday School. If you know of individuals who might need transportation or encouragement to attend, please let us know. Pray for our teachers & students as we begin a new Church calendar year.

Care Packages:
Soon, Care Packets for our college students will be assembled; if you have names/addresses of those taking higher education classes, please give them to Sherry or Jamie.

Sunday School Picnic:
Invite your family & friends to attend this afternoon's Sunday School Picnic. (Beginning at 4:30/evening meal at 5:30). Hamburgers & beverages will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Don't forget the Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert (Of any kind) Contest. Thanks to our Sunday School Directors and all who help to make this annual event possible.

Hendersonville Trip:
Several enjoyed a trip Thurs. to Hendersonville to pick/purchase apples, eat out,enjoy one another's company, etc. Thanks Wayne, for driving us to the orchard!

Special thanks to Rebecca Dauksas for providing the beautiful multi-colored roses that were freely distributed last Sunday in honor of Grandparents Day.

Blood Drive:
Guthrie Grove members and friends benefit from the AnMed Blood Assurance Program. Please give the "Gift of Life" on Sat. morning, Sep 22 (7 – 11 am). Breakfast will be served. The sign-up sheet will circulate this morning.

Sister's Act:
Sister's Act will meet at the church Tues., Sep 25 at 6:30. Bring a sack dinner & elbow elbow grease as the plan is to clean the kitchen. If you have gloves,cleaning supplies, etc. that you wish to use, bring them as well. See Lynda Grant if you have any questions.

Fall Retreat:
The Fall Retreat is just 2 weeks away! Make plans now to attend this fun filled & inspirational event in Blowing Rock, NC. Registration forms are on the entryway table & in the downstairs youth room; cost is $55. This year's theme is Up, In, Out. Students grade 3 thru age 22 are encouraged to attend.

Carolina Conference:
The next Carolina Conference Business Mtg. will be held Sun. Oct 21 (3:30) at Joy Fellowship. Pastor Wally Winner invites all to "Come Happy & Leave M.A.D."

From Jim Mattison:
Pastor Rodwell Thawani's wife Ellen recently received hospital treatment but needs transport money to rejoin her husband. Rodwell's mother died recently & had to take out a loan to buy her casket/pay funeral expenses. His bicycle & only cow was taken as collateral. MAM took care of this loan & also sent transport money for Ellen to get back home.