2013-07-21

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we are glad that you are here. The psalmist states, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."  As Paul asked, "If God be for us, who can be against us?"

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord ~
Joyce Williams, Organist
Susan Durham, Pianist
Joe James, Song Leader

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Responsive Reading (From Psalm 111)
(L) Praise the Lord!
(C) I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation of those who worship.
(L) Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in him.
(C) Full of honor and majesty is his work. His righteousness endures forever.
(L) The Lord is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear him. He is ever mindful of his covenant.
(C) All his precepts are trustworthy; he is faithful in everything he does.
(L) Praise the Lord!         

Hymn #31 ~
To God Be the Glory

Invocation ~

We Worship Through Giving ~

We Lift Our Voices in Song ~
Hymn #151
Rejoice, the Lord is King
O Lord, You’re Beautiful
(Used w/permission-CCLI#279191; words on screen)                     

Morning Message~

Closing Song ~
(To be announced)
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Looking Ahead:
Today: Evening Service (6 pm)
Jul 21-26: FUEL (Manchester College, N. Manchester, IN)
Jul 22:Bereavement Meal Program by Holly for those on Bereavement Committees
Jul 23: Sister’s Act monthly meeting
Jul 24: Wed. 8:15 pm- Guthrie Grove Board meets
Aug 03: Carolina Conference Board Mtg. in Asheville
Aug 25: Carolina Conference Business Meeting at Joy Fellowship
Sep 27-19: Carolina Conference Fall Youth Retreat
Oct 06: Special Meetings begin with Pastor Greg (And Karen) Demmitt     

Prayer Concerns:
Janice Garrett, Ruby Kay, Tootsie Lanford, Joan McKee, Alva Huffer, Earl and Margaret Elwell, Lois Wells, Steve Heatherly, Tony/Runette Childers, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Jr. Davis, Harold and Betty Davis, Mary Ann Durham, Bill Simpson, Kathy Martin, Jane Chastain, Ronnie Stone, Jamie Davis, Wilola Stargel, Hugh/Mary Harman, Violet Tesreau, Nancy Holt, Eli Wibel, Susan Collier, John Evans, John/Jim Mattison, Jim Christopher, Evan Hall’s boss’ wife, Billie Green’s daughter (TX), Gary Burnham’s mother & father, Michael Seigler, Kathy Krug, Lindsay Motley, Mabel Campbell, Dan Burris, Joan Jameson, Brian Black (Chris James’ co-worker), Ron Alberson, Teresa Smith, Levi Walters, Dan Patton (Lung Cancer) Cancer), Heather (Suzanne Winner’s neighbor-Cancer), Chad Spratt (Cancer), Cory Shaull, Walcie Kirkpatric (Oregon, IL), Gerald Smith (Mary Duncan’s brother),Brandon Fricks (Knee surgery recovery), Harry McMinn, Mary Milne, Judy Sloan, Gary Burnham’s mother & father, this week’s FUEL (IN), Sara Farr (Pneumonia recovery), Lora Porter Family (Upon the death of her sister), Peggy Bohanan/Trotter Family (Upon last Monday’s death of Jerry), Christopher Johnson (Craig Farr’s friend w/Brain Tumor), our silent requests, travelers, the unemployed, our Troops and Country

Offering Counters:
Today: Mike W. Smith/Chris James
Next Week: Mike S. Smith/Carol James

Birthdays:

  • Andrew Bell
  • Becky Durham
  • Jason Farr
  • Jarrett Lanford
  • Chris James
  • Myra Montgomery
  • Stephen Partain
  • Barbara Keplinger
  • Jordan Durham
  • Anne Pack
  • Caiden Kopytin
  • Joe James

Anniversaries:

  • Joe & Sarah Hood (Baton Rouge)

FUEL Bus:
The chartered bus en route to FUEL left around 1:00 this morning.  Please pray for our students and staff nationwide who are traveling to this much anticipated annual event.  The bus is expected to return around 10:30 pm Fri.

General Conference:
In a memo sent to pastors and churches, David Krogh reported that 140 were registered for Conference, but that the church was packed with delegates and visitors on Wed., Thurs. and Fri. evenings.  David said, "We are grateful for the hospitality of the Guthrie Grove Church and also thankful for all who served on the program & helped make the Conference a great success.  Thanks to all for the great food, great fellowship and the wonderful Southern hospitality."  Next year’s General Conference will be held July 2-4 in McDonough- a celebration of the 75th anniversary of founding Oregon/Atlanta Bible College.

Rada Cutlery:
Today is the last day to get your Rada Cutlery order turned in to a member of the Adelle Ladies Circle.  See Sara Farr if you have questions.

Last call:
Pastor Mike invites any who wish to join him on Aug. 17 for the Summer Splash 5 or 10k- Spruce Pine, NC.  Registration closes Aug. 15th at 11:59 pm; price increases after 08/11. (See mitchellraces.com for photos/course information, etc)

Missions Committee:
Interested in serving on a Missions Committee?  If so, let us know ASAP, as we hope to appoint a Missions Committee Chairperson before Sept. 1.  

Chris Mattison:
Congratulations to Chris Mattison (Jim’s grandson from Michigan) upon his recent graduation from Cedarville University (OH).  A Mechanical Engineer major, Chris would love to find employment near one of our churches.  Any ideas/suggestions?

A Little Humor:
Two little boys, ages 8 & 10 were excessively mischievous.  They were always getting into trouble; their parents knew if any mischief occurred in their town, the two boys were probably involved.  The boy’s mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys.  The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually. The mother sent the 9-yr. old in the morning & the older boy was to see the preacher in the afternoon.  The preacher, a huge man with a deep booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Do you know where God is, son?" The boy made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open. So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?" Again the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher then shook his finger in the boy’s face & bellowed, "WHERE is God?"  The boy screamed, bolted from the room, ran directly home, and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him.  When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"  The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We’re in BIG trouble this time!  GOD is missing, and they think WE did it!"