Morning Worship, Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God. What a privilege to gather freely to worship our Heavenly Father and His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus. On this special day we remember the great influence of mothers. Harriet Ward Beecher said it this way, “The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
We Gather in the presence of the Lord

Susan Durham (Pianist)
Joyce Williams (Organist)
Joe James (Song leader)

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation

Call to Worship

Hymn #226
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship Lord
I Lift Your Name on High
(Used with permission- CCLI# 27919)

Invocation :

We Worship Through Giving:
(Joyfully Receiving the Lord’s Tithes and Our Offerings)
"Let everyone give as his heart tells him, neither grudgingly nor under compulsion, for God loves the man who gives cheerfully." (2 Cor. 9:7)

Lifting Our Voices in Song:
Hymn #109
Wonderful Grace of Jesus

An Offering in Song:

Morning Message:

Closing Song (To be announced):



Looking Ahead…
MAy 11: NO Evening Service/Higher Ground Youth (Enjoy Mother’s Day with your family & friends)
May 14: Mid-week Bible Study/Berean Youth Fellowship- 7 pm
May 16: Graduation exercises at Atlanta Bible College
May 18: Graduate Sunday at Guthrie Grove
May 25: Youth Skating Party at the Skate Place (Piedmont)- 4:30-6:30
May 27: Sister’s Act meets at the church (6:30 pm)
May 31: 6-9 pm Women’s Conference (Cindi Wood)- Calvary Baptist, Williamston
Jun 01: Guthrie Grove Annual Congregational Business Meeting
Jun 01: Afternoon Drop-in Bridal Shower for Paige Montgomery/Jack Kmiecik
Jun 01-06: Vacation Bible School at Guthrie Grove (Weird Animals- Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a Kind)
Jun 15-20: SE Youth Camp (Blowing Rock, NC)- "You can run, but you can’t hide!"
Jun 18: Chonda Pierce Concert (Spartanburg)- 7 pm (Tickets= $19 for groups of 10)
Jul 02-04: 75th Annual General Conference (McDonough, GA)
Jul 05-12: Up Project (South Carolina)
Jul 06-10: Special Meetings with Pastor Dan (Rachel) Cain, Troy, OH
Jul 20-25: FUEL (Manchester University, N. Manchester, IN)
Aug 24: Bethel hosts the summer Carolina Conference Business Meeting

Prayer Concerns:
Janice Garrett, Ruby Kay, Tootsie Lanford, 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, Jamie Davis, Violet Tesreau, Kathy Ondrovic, Jim Christopher, Billie Green’s daughter, Chad Spratt, Lindsay Motley, Mabel Campbell,Jameson Family, Ron Alberson, Craig Farr’s friend-Christopher, Gerald Picklesimer, Grant Allison, Henry/Marion Sims, Linda Nkomba, Pastors Tom New & Darrell Cardwell, Tucker Whitaker, Martha Ferguson, Rebekah Martin, Jerry/Wilola Stargel,Lawrence Anderson, Irene Sorenson, Dot Stephens, Roy Davenport, Sheila Mitchell, Margaret Durham, David/Judy Sloan, Jackie Durham (Rachel Hood’s friend), Kathy Hood, LaBreeska Hemphill, Peggy Durham, Kelley Clardy (Cancer), Betty Hall (Stroke/ Hospice), Janis Grant, Edith Smith, Nancy Holt, Micah Traynham, Jim Merck (Suzanne Tripp’s brother-Cancer), Mary Milne, Kelsey Ingram, Ruth Mayberry, Mollie White, Jayne (McKee) Hicks (Chemo), Cory Shaull’s father in FL (Cancer), the bereaved (Including the David Pate & Durane Morgan families), Ralph Brown (Pastor Michael’s father in OH-declining health/nursing care), Gary Smith (Spine/neck), our silent silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem

Today: Bob Alcumbrack/Catherine McAlister
Next Week: Eugene Grant/Donna Roper

Jayse Martin,
Jon Partain,
Ashetyn Hood
Carolyn Willett

Josh & Lara Smith
Bill & Susan Harbin

Graduation Sunday is next week:
Grads: please get a variety of photos to be used in a PowerPoint presentation to Lynda or Myra TODAY. We also need info regarding your graduation and your future plans. It’s always a pleasure to recognize the achievements of our own graduates at Guthrie Grove.

Sister’s Act:
Don’t forget the Sister’s Act Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 27th at 6:30 pm. There will be a flower swap and taco buffet (Bring a topping to share). Contact Sherry Alcumbrack if you have questions; all ladies of the church are welcome.

Please let one of the Deacons know if there is someone who would like to be provided transportation to and from services each Sunday.
Work Day:
We appreciate those who worked at Peggy Bohanan’s home yesterday, mowing lawn, doing yard work etc. If there others who could benefit from a Deacon- sponsored Work Day, please let us know.

A Reminder:
Please give your money for bereavement meals to Holly Durham the 1st Sunday of each month. If you failed to do so last Sunday, see Holly after church today. Regular contributions will make future meals run smoothly.

You are invited to a Women’s Conf. (Cindi Wood (Author of The Frazzled Female), on Sat., 05/31, 3-9 pm, at Calvary Baptist. Call 847-9215 for tickets ($20).

Harold Davis (St. Francis) & Mary Milne (AnMed) have both spent several days in the hospital this week; please keep them in your prayers.

Bobby Partain has 12 Revised Emphatic Diaglotts for purchase ($11); more are on order. These include some history of Benjamin Wilson. See Bobby if interested.

The Best Advice:
Thanks to those who responded to The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me. Be sure and leave your written replies on the entryway table today as they will all be included in next week’s bulletin. Feel free to include your name.

We would like all ladies to take home a Begonia as they leave church today. As there are over 1,000 varieties of Begonias, likewise each one of you is unique. Begonias grow well in containers (Indoors or outdoors), but avoid direct sunlight, consistent shade and overwatering. Enjoy!