2014-05-25

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we are glad that you are here. How privileged we are to meet freely and worship our Heavenly Father and His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus. We thank you, God, for your many, wonderful blessings.

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
Hymn #475
Like a River Glorious
Peace Like a River (Used with permission: CCLI# 279191)
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
(2: Love like an ocean… 3: Joy like a fountain… 4: Peace, love & joy)

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)

Lifting Our Hearts and Voices in Praise ~
Hymn #479,
Rise and Lift Your Voices High
(After each verse sing the chorus of Redemption Draweth Nigh (CCLI#279191)
Signs of the times are everywhere
There’s a brand-new feeling in the air.
Keep your eyes upon the eastern sky
Lift up your head, redemption draweth nigh.

Special Music ~
Lee Ann Hodge

Morning Message ~
...and He will come again!

Closing Song ~

Benediction ~
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Looking Ahead:
May 25: Skating Party at the SKATE PLACE (Piedmont): 4:30-6:30;
May 25: NO Evening Service (Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend w/family & friends)
May 27: Sister’s Act meets at the church (6:30 pm)
May 28: Rescheduled Guthrie Grove Board Meeting (After Bible Study)
May 31: 99th Birthday Party for Edith Smith (See bulletin insert)
May 31: Baby Shower for Sela Ballard (See separate announcement)
Jun 01: Guthrie Grove Annual Congregational Business Meeting
Jun 01: Drop-in Bridal Shower for Paige Montgomery (See bulletin insert)
Jun 01-06: Vacation Bible School at Guthrie Grove
Jun 15-20: SE Youth Camp (Blowing Rock, NC): You can run, but you can’t hide!
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 02: Montgomery/Kmiecik Wedding (Guthrie Grove)
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, Mabel Campbell, Jim Christopher, Billie Green’s daughter, Chad Spratt, Lindsay Motley, Ron Alberson, Craig Farr’s friend-Christopher, Gerald Picklesimer, Grant Allison, Henry/Marion Sims, Linda Nkomba, Pastor Tom New, Tucker Whitaker, Martha Ferguson, Jerry/Wilola Stargel, Peggy Winner’s dad, Irene Sorenson, Dot Stephens, Roy Davenport, David/Judy Sloan, Jackie Durham, Kathy Hood, Peggy Durham (Starts Chemo on Wed.), Kelley Clardy, Janis Grant, Edith Smith, Nancy Holt, Micah Traynham (Shepherd Ctr/Atlanta), Mary Milne, Ruth Mayberry, Jayne Hicks (Chemo), John Evans (Cory’s dad), Ralph Brown (Michael’s dad-OH), Gary Smith (Neck), Pastor Jerome-Tanzania , Graham Dubose (Justin Martin’s friend-terminal Cancer), Irene Sorenson, Steve/Young  An (Preparing for ABC Campus in South Korea), Bonnie Partain, Joyce Burris, Cathy Cunningham, the bereaved (Including Betty Hall Family), Nancy Young (Eye Surgery this past Wed.), Plaque outbreak near our church in the Philippines, our silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem (Come, Lord Jesus)

Counters:
Today: Eugene Grant/Berry Durham
Next week: Bobby Partain/Chris James

Found:
A pair of brown, tortoise-shell design glasses was found on the church parking lot last Sunday morning; see Pastor Mike to claim your specs.  Speaking of the parking lot, please don’t leave vehicles unlocked.  Unfortunately, break-ins during church worship services are on the increase.

Birthdays:
Leanne White
Jessica Smith
John Paul Outz
Cory Burris
Edith Smith
Shaun Farr
Angie Pack
Anna Farr

Anniversary:
Norman and Emmie Lee Chandler

Jayda Grace:
Congratulations to Justin & Ashley Clemones upon the birth of their new baby girl, Jayda Grace (7 lbs., 7 oz. – 20.5 inches long).  Proud grandparents include Jimmy and Nancy Clemones.  May God bless you all during this special time in your lives.

Sister’s Act:
Sister’s Act meets Tues. evening at 6:30 (Fellowship Hall).  Bring a flower or plant to swap & a topping to be shared at the taco bar.  Contact Sherry A. (958-1541) if you have questions.  All ladies of the church are invited to attend.

Board Meeting:
Please note the change for this month’s board meeting.  Due to Memorial Day Weekend, the Guthrie Grove Board will meet after church on Wed., May 28th.

VBS:
Vacation Bible School is almost here!  Mark your calendars for June 1-June 6 and experience Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love!

Youth:
The 2014 Bible Quizzing material is Luke 22-24 (New Am. St. Bible); study questions are available on Turning Point Youth Ministries Quizzing Facebook page.
Also, FUEL registration forms are available at tpym.com or abc-coggc.org.  The early bird rate ($365) must be postmarked BEFORE June 15th.

Jack Kmiecik:
Congrats to Jack Kmiecik upon receiving the Silver Disc Award at his recent ABC graduation. Only 9 individuals have received this award since its inception (1964).

Baby Shower:
All ladies of the church are invited to a drop-in baby shower in honor of Sela Ballard on Sat., May 31, from 2-4 pm at the home of Rebecca Dauksas: 105 Congaree Ct., Piedmont-29673 (Sam and Sela are expecting a girl on July 4th)