2013-02-03

Morning Worship, Sunday, February 03, 2013
Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God. We’re glad that you are.  The Psalmist states, "Better is one day in your courts than a thousand else: where…the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord  Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you." (84:10a, 11, 12)

Musicians:
Joyce Williams (Organist)
Susan Durham (Pianist)
Joe James (Song Leader)  

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #226
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
Alleluia
1) Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
2) He is coming 3) He’s my Savior 4) He is worthy. 5) I will praise Him.
(Used with permission: CCLI #279191)

Invocation ~

We Worship Through Giving ~
(Joyfully Receiving the Lord’s Tithes and Our Offerings)
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Cor. 9:7)

We Lift our Voices in Song ~
Hymn #508
I See a New World Coming

An Offering in Song ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Song ~
(To be announced)

Closing Prayer ~

Depart to show and share your faith!
 
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Looking Ahead:
Feb 03: Evening Service/Higher Ground Youth: 6:00 pm
Feb 06: Wednesday evening Bible Study/youth group meets: 7:00 pm  
Feb 07-10: Pastor/Spouse Ministers’ Conference (Orlando)
Feb 08: Winter Jam (BiLo Center)
Feb 13: Sunday School Teacher’s Meeting (To plan upcoming events & VBS)
Feb 15-17: Winter Youth Retreat (Blowing Rock Conference Center)
Mar 10: afternoon wedding shower at the church (In honor of Carly Smith)
Apr 06: Cooper River Bridge Run: register by 2/15 before price goes up!
Mar 02: Carolina Conference Board meets (Ryan’s of Asheville)
Mar 16: AnMed Blood Drive at Guthrie Grove (7 am: noon)
Mar 17: Carolina Conference Business Mtg./Fellowship at Bethel (3:30 pm)
Mar 31: Easter (Resurrection) Sunday
Apr 07-12: CWS in Gatlinburg, TN
Jun 02-06: Vacation Bible School at Guthrie Grove
Jul 10-12: Annual Church of God General Conference (At Guthrie Grove)

Prayer Concern:
Scott Hughes, Chris Picklesimer, Janice Garrett, Ruby Kay, Tootsie Lanford, Joan McKee, Alva Huffer, Earl & Margaret, Jerry Trotter & Peggy Bohanan, Lois Wells, Steve Heatherly, Clara Pate, Tony/Runette Childers, Denise Klaus, Rachel Hood, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Dick & Jr. Davis, Harold & Betty Davis, Mary Ann/Harold Durham, Bill & Joan Jameson, Bill Simpson, Kathy Martin, Jane Chastain, Mabel Campbell, Ronnie Stone, Bill Pierce, Michael Cunningham, Beth Shirley, Jamie Davis, Steve/Terry Ferrell, Estleen Parsons, Wilola Stargel, Jimmy Thompson, Don Needham, Sonny/Diane Cooley, Hugh/Mary Harman, Violet Tesreau, B.J./Peggy Durham, Nancy/Lowell Holt, Becky Metcalf, Gerald/Sheila Hiles, Gerald’s mother, Eli Wibel (Scott/Gayle Ross’ 12 yr. old grandson), Susan Collier, Don Ward, Claude Watson, John Evans, Vassie Collins, Levi Walters, Dot Spearman (Curt Master’s sister-in-law-rehab), Jane Jameson (Broken leg), Marc’s friend Richard (Wife has cancer/Hospice), Jim Christopher, Bobby Partain’s sister Nell, Bradshaw Family, Franklin Roberts, Jackie Gardo, Rebekah Martin (Fall), Pastor Jim (Sleep Study), our Troops, Country & the Return of Jesus

Offering Counters:
Today: Mike S. Smith/???
Next Week: Mike W. Smith/???

Nursery Workers:
Today: Evan/Ashley Hall;
Next Week: Jonathan/Amy

Birthdays:

  • James Mattison (89 today)
  • Noel Durham, Paul Naumoff
  • Robert Stanley
  • Robin White


Everybody’s Birthday:
A big thank you to all who helped out w/last Sun. night’s Everybody’s Birthday Party. 125+ attended this fun-filled evening. We appreciate Myra planning the event & those who provided decorations, birthday cakes & entertainment.

Contribution Statements:
Did you pick up your 2012 Contribution Statement last Sunday? If not, see Jenny Durham after church today. Thanks, Jenny for preparing these forms in such a timely manner.

Financial Help:
As mentioned in last week’s bulletin, we’ve received a request for financial help from an Atlanta Bible College student who writes in part, "Anything you can spare will be a blessing and will be very much appreciated." (More details can e provided)

Ski Retreat:
The Carolina Conference Ski Retreat is now less than 2 weeks away! If you have not registered, please do so today!

Christian Workers Seminar:
It’s also time to consider attending the 40th annual Christian Workers Seminar in Pigeon Forge, TN. Keep in mind that the local church pays ¼ of the 4-to-a room tuition rate; the Carolina Conference will also pay a portion of your tuition.

Our New Deacon:
At last week’s board meeting, George Jordan was selected to replace David Sloan as a Guthrie Grove Deacon. We’re honored that George has agreed to serve; please continue to support all our board members and church officers.

Hockey:
A tentative trip to see the Greenville Road Warriors (Hockey) in planned for Friday night, March 1st. Speak to Pastor Jim if you’re interested in this outing.

General Conference 2013:
If interested in serving as a 2013 General Conference Delegate, please contact Joe James or one of the pastors. Business sessions are held during the day.

Veterans:
The DAV is recruiting volunteers to drive veterans from Anderson to Columbia for appointments. Those who respond to this important need will receive a free, comprehensive medical check. See Wayne for more info.

Elevator Fund:
A Guthrie Grove Elevator Fund has been established. If you’d like to contribute to this project, please speak to a trustee.

Attendance Numbers:
Average attendance for January was 168. Please pay attention to your own regular attendance/invite your family & friends to join you for worship.

Super Bowl XLVII:
A match-up between the Baltimore Ravens & the San Francisco 49’ers. Myra Montgomery will be certainly be glued to the TV;  nothing rattles Myra when her 49’ers are playing! During the recent play-offs, Pastor Mike shrieked from the kitchen, "Myra, there’s a horsefly in here!" Not taking her eyes off the screen, she barked back, "Give it some cough syrup"