2014-11-23

Morning Worship, Sunday, November 23, 2014
Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we are glad that you are here. If you are visiting today, consider yourself a guest and join us again soon. The psalmist exclaims, "Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me."

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 #1, How Great Thou Art                                            
My Tribute (Used with permission- CCLI #279191)
To God be the glory, to God be the glory;
to God be the glory for the things He has done.
With His love He has saved me;
with His pow'r He has raised me;
to God be the glory for the things He has done.      
                   
Invocation ~ Pastor Jake Ballard

We Worship Through Giving
(Joyfully Receiving the Lord's Tithes and Our Offerings)
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Cor. 9:7)

Hymn #546, Count Your Blessings

Special Music ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~ (To be announced)

Benediction ~
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Looking Ahead:
Nov 23: 4:30 Cantata Practice; Annual Thanksgiving Program- 6 pm
Nov 24: Curt Masters Visitation/Funeral Service
Nov 25: NO Wednesday evening classes (Thanksgiving Break)
Nov 26: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families
Nov 29: Guthrie Grove Church Christmas Display will be assembled in Williamston Park; see Rebecca (270-5844) if you'd like to help
Dec 03: 8:15 pm Guthrie Grove Board Meeting (Combined Nov./Dec. meeting)
Dec 06: Van trip to Lenoir, NC (Living Nativity- sign-up sheet on entryway table) Dec. 7- Children's Christmas Program (Morning Worship Hour)
Dec 14: Annual Evening Christmas Cantata at Guthrie Grove
Dec 20: Guthrie Grove will present Christmas music- Williamston Park (6-7 pm) Contact Rebecca Dauksas (270-5844) for more information

Prayer Concerns:
Janice Garrett, Tootsie Lanford, Earl Elwell, Lois Wells, Steve Heatherly, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Junior Davis, Betty Davis, Bill Simpson, Paul/Kathy/Debbie Martin,  Jamie Davis, Violet Tesreau, Mabel Campbell, Jim Christopher, Chad Spratt, Lindsay Motley, Ron Alberson, Craig Farr's friend-Christopher, Marion Sims, Wilola Stargel, Peggy Winner's dad/step-mom, Roy Davenport (Patewood Rehab), Peggy Durham, Jayne Hicks, Ralph Brown, Kyle Tesreau, Vonnie Thomason, John Stone, Joan/Charles Smith, James/Peggy Pierce, Terry Ferrell, Mollie White, Tony Simpson, Bill/Joan Jameson, Vallie Durham, Chris Hall (Sarah Hood's cousin-LA), Dale Swartz, the bereaved (Including the Masters' family), Lachlan (Bone Marrow Transplant), our silent requests, travelers, the unemployed, our Troops, Country & World

Birthdays:

  • Michael Cunningham
  • Jordan Haynes
  • Jackie Smith

Anniversaries:

  • Chris and Lee Ann Hodge
  • Junior and Sara Farr

Thanksgiving Service:
Please attend tonight's (6 pm) Thanksgiving Service & feel free to bring canned goods/non-perishable items to help feed others. The Deacon-sponsored Love Offering will benefit Duncan Heaster's Riga Bible Center in Latvia. Come, ye thankful people come; we know you'll be blessed.              

Curt Masters:
Our brother in Christ, Curt Masters, died Nov. 15th at the home of his daughter LaJuan.  Visitation will be at Guthrie Grove tomorrow morning from 9:30 -11 am with the service & burial to follow (Pastor Ed Bender officiating).  We appreciate all those who are helping with the bereavement meal to follow, and we long for the day when there will be no more sorrow, sickness, pain or death.
 
Super Seniors:
Special thanks to all who helped out with last Wed. evening's Thanksgiving Dinner for our 'Super Seniors'.  There were over 85 or so in attendance, enjoying a delicious meal and time of fellowship.  

Poinsettias:
Poinsettia Order Forms (Included in the last two Sunday bulletins) are now on the entryway table.  Remember to respond no later than Nov. 30 if you plan to order Poinsettias in honor or memory of loved ones.  Thanks.

Angel Tree:
The Angel Tree is now in the foyer.  Please consider taking an ornament & re-turning a wrapped gift (With the ornament taped on the outside) no later than Dec. 14th to bring joy to a needy child at Christmastime.  Thanks.  

Men's Retreat:
If interested in attending the Jan. 23-25 Carolina Conference Men's Retreat sign the sheet in the entryway.  We are in hopes the 2 night stay at Bonclarken Conference Center & 5 meals (3 on Sat/breakfast on Sun.) will cost $50-$55. (The Carolina Conference is helping to defray the expense of the retreat)

Calendars:
Chick-fil-A Calendars ($7 each) are still available.  Wish to make a purchase?  (See Joseph Partain) A portion of each calendar's sale will benefit the BYF.

Humor:
Show me a man who throws Thanksgiving leftovers in the garbage, and I'll show you a man who quits cold turkey!