Welcome to Guthrie Grove; it’s our prayer that you’ll be encouraged as a result of our corporate worship today. Do you recall the message that once hung in our foyer? Enter to worship… depart to serve.

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

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #470
Reach Out to Jesus
Beautiful, beautiful, Jesus is beautiful
And Jesus makes beautiful things of my life.
Carefully, touching me, causing my eyes to see,
Jesus makes beautiful things of my life.
(Used with permission- CCLI #279191)

Invocation ~
We Worship Through Giving (Joyfully Receiving the Lord’s Tithes and Our 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)

Special Music ~
Jack Kmiecik and Paige Montgomery

We Lift our Voices in Song ~
Hymn #389
The Longer I Serve Him

Morning Message ~

Closing Song ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~


Looking Ahead:
Jul 27: 6 pm evening service/Higher Ground Youth Meeting
Jul 30: Mid-week Bible Study- 7 pm
Aug 02: Montgomery/Kmiecik Wedding (4:30 pm); Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall reserved Friday for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
Aug 09: Carolina Conference Board meets at Ryan’s of Asheville
Aug 24: Promotion Sunday (Sunday School) at 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, Runette Childers, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Junior Davis, Betty Davis, Bill Simpson, Paul/Kathy Martin, Jamie Davis, Violet Tesreau, Mabel Campbell, Jim Christopher, Chad Spratt, Lindsay Motley, Ron Alberson, Craig Farr’s friend-Christopher, Henry Sims, Linda Nkomba, Tom New, Jerry/Wilola Stargel, Peggy Winner’s dad/step-mom, Irene Sorenson, Dot Stephens, Roy Davenport, Jackie Durham, Kathy Hood, Peggy Durham, Kelley Clardy, Nancy Holt, MicahTraynham, Jayne Hicks, John Evans (Cory’s dad), Ralph Brown, Gary Smith, Joyce Burris, Kyle Tesreau (Pastor Mike’s nephew- Afghanistan), Joe Jacklin, Michael/Cathy Cunningham, Logan McAlister, Vonnie Thomason- rehab, Lloyd/Ruth Bagwell, Holly’s friend’s 11 yr. old (Heart), Michael Brown (Job transition), Marion Sims, Paige and Jack’s wedding/move to Omaha, Pat Smith’s cousin’s son- David Fitzpatrick (Leukemia), Anne Pack’s elderly aunt, Peggy Bohanan (Stress Test- Aug. 30th), Peggy’s sister (June Holiday), the bereaved, our silent requests, travelers, Middle East Crisis, Those affected by Malaysian Flight 17, Pastor Joe Astolfi (Mass on Liver), Verlie Duncan (Hospice), our Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem


  • Anne Pack
  • Caiden Kopytin
  • Joe James
  • Ashlynn Jordan
  • Bill Jameson
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Susan Pierce
  • Ruth Bagwell
  • Dustin Farr


  • Bailey & Karsen Hood
  • Mike and Myra Montgomery

Offering counters:
Today: Mike S. Smith/Carol James
Next week: Jason Lanford/George Jordan

There are inserts on the entryway table announcing a sports consignment event to be held in Greenville (Woodruff Rd.) August 14-17. Walter Young’s daughter,
Shelley Lewis, is coordinating this effort. Pick up a brochure if interested and note that 5% of total purchase will be donated to the Guthrie Grove youth.

Sister’s Act:
Sister’s Act enjoyed a nice visit with Kathy Hood last Tuesday evening- sharing fellowship and a summer meal together. Next month the plan is to visit Vonnie Thomason at The Cascades and enjoy dinner out together in the area. Vonnie is receiving therapy for the next couple of months and would appreciate your cards, prayers and/or a visit.

FUEL 2014:
Welcome back campers & chaperones from FUEL 2014! This year’s camp theme was Architect (Seth Ross, Director). Congratulations to our Guthrie Grove Quiz Team for reaching the semi-finals. With the exception of Rachel Franco, all our girls (Noel & Hannah Durham & Rebekah Barkley) were 1st-time quizzers. (Special thanks to all who have recently contributed to the BYF or Beth Simpson Camp Fund)

The Hedge Trimmers and Power Cord have been found! Pastor Mike is only missing a shovel and a long, spade-like tool now. Thanks.

In addition to Jerry Stargel, his granddaughter Elizabeth was also recently baptized.

Do everything without complaining or arguing- “By not grumbling, we stand out in a world full of complainers & thus become witnesses to Christ’s power & goodness.” (L. Gilgerson)