2013-11-03

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God on this first Sunday in November. We are glad that you are here and pray that your faith will be encouraged today. The psalmist says, “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving & extol Him with music and song.  For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”      

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:
Hymn #545
Come, Ye Thankful People Come

Invocation:

We Worship Through Giving:
(Joyfully receiving the Lord’s Tithes and Our Offerings)
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:8)

We Lift Our Voices in Song:
Give Thanks (Used w/permission, CCLI#279119)
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
(Repeat)
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
(Repeat)
Give thanks.  Give thanks.

An Offering in Song:

Morning Message:
Why be Thankful?
                
Closing Song:
To be announced

Benediction:
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Looking Ahead...
Today: Atlanta Bible College Booster Day; Christmas Cantata Practice- 4:30; evening service/Higher Ground Youth- 6:00
Nov 07: Fall Foliage Van Tour- Hwy. 11/Brevard area? (See Wayne for more details)
Nov 12: Adelle Chandler Ladies Group- 7:00 pm
Nov 13: Bible Study for all ages/BYF meets at 7 pm
Nov 24: Annual Sunday Evening Thanksgiving Service-6 pm
Nov 28: Thanksgiving Day
Dec 06-08: Resurrection Hope’s Living Nativity, God and Angels Speak (6:30-8:30)
Dec 08: Children’s Christmas Program (Morning Worship); Children’s Christmas Party (2-4 pm)
Dec 15: Guthrie Grove Choir presents  Come Messiah King

Prayer Concerns...
Janice Garrett, Ruby Kay, Tootsie Lanford, Alva Huffer, Earl Elwell, Lois Wells, Steve Heatherly, Tony/Runette Childers, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Junior Davis, Harold/Betty Davis, Mary Ann Durham,      Bill Simpson, Kathy Martin, Jane Chastain, Ron Stone, Jamie Davis, Wilola Stargel,                             Hugh/Mary Harman, Violet Tesreau, Kathy Krug, Kathy Ondrovic , Jim Mattison,                                          Jim Christopher, Billie Green’s daughter (Catherine), Gary Burnham Family, Chad             Spratt, Lindsay Motley, Mabel Campbell, Jameson Family, Brian Black, Mary Milne,        Judy Sloan, Ron Alberson, Bub Evans, Craig Farr’s friend-Christopher, Julius Reed,          Sherwin Williams, Gerald Picklesimer, Grant Allison, Henry/Marian Sims, Linda                                        Nkomba, Milton Pack,  Tom New, Curt  Masters, Joan McKee, Norm Chandler Jr.,  Terry Ferrell, Beth Shirley, Kaitlyn Walters, Joshua Bugg (Fae Smith’s cousin), Tucker                                      Whitaker, Kevin Farr (Knee), Families mourning deaths (Terrie Driscoll Emmett & Carol Patterson, Vassie Collins (Tammy’s mother), Cathy (Thyroid) & Michael                                        Cunningham (Pacemaker/Defibrillator- Nov. 12), Awone Rector’s nephew (Brad), Kathy Trotter Webb (Bladder Cancer), Ellen Browning (Back), our silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem  

Offering Counters:
Today: Bob Alcumbrack/Carol James
Next week: Eugene Grant/Bobby Lee Partain

Bbirthdays:

  • Justin Clemones
  • Danna Stansell
  • Travis Winner
  • James Kelly
  • Lee McMinn
  • Craig Farr
  • Mollie Hodge

Anniveries:

  • Kerry and Lisa Pack

Baptism:
We rejoice in Jean McComb’s decision to put on Christ in the waters of baptism. Jean’s baptism by Pastor Mike this past Wednesday morning was witnessed by a small gathering of family and friends.  Please greet Jean with the right hand of fellowship as you exit church today, welcoming her into fellowship at Guthrie Grove.

New Classes:
Ed Bender has begun a new Sunday School Class today.  If not currently attending Sunday School, feel free to join the group in Room B200 (End of Educational Wing Hallway).
Jennie Montgomery is leading a discussion on various aspects of worship/leading worship. She is out-of-town this weekend, but feel free the class next weekend in Room B213.

Financial Assistance:
Cooler temperatures and the winter season are quickly approaching.  If anyone in the congregation is in need of financial assistance to help with utility bills, etc., please contact the deacons or Pastor Mike.  If you have ideas of those in our church family who could benefit from this year’s Thanksgiving Offering, speak to Bobby P. during the next few weeks.

Thanksgiving Service:
Our annual Sunday Evening Thanksgiving Service is just around the corner. Please speak to Sherry or Jamie if you have ideas for this service and/or would  like to contribute in some way.

Christmas Program:
Practice for our annual Children’s Christmas Program begins Wednesday evening, Nov. 7- 7 pm.  Please have your children here as the program is just a month away!

Anderson Interfaith Ministries:
Volunteers are needed at Anderson Interfaith Ministries. Visit aimcharity.org for ways that you can help; there are information cards on the entryway table for needed food and non-food items.

TV's:
There are 3 TV’s that are yours for the asking- small, medium & large sizes.  They are old-style but most likely in good working condition.  See Sherry A. or Pastor Mike.

Guttering:
The Trustees mentioned at last week’s board meeting that the next necessary capital improvement would be replacing church guttering, at a cost will of $4,500. A little additional income generated by many individuals will help make this effort come to fruition without taking away from the General Fund.

Fall Color:
Sign the sheet in the entryway if you wish to travel to the mountains next Thursday to view fall color & enjoy lunch together. See Wayne for more info.

Terry Ferrel:
Pastor Terry is recovering at home from a lengthy set-back.  Wish to send a card? (7509 Hwy 81 N., Easley, SC  29642)