2015-01-11

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we are glad you are here to worship our Heavenly Father & His Son-our Lord & Savior Jesus.  As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return without watering the earth ...so My word will go forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty. (Isa. 55:10-11)

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
Responsive Reading (Phil. 2:1, 2 and 5)
(L) If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ…
(C) if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit…
(L) if any tenderness and compassion…
(C) then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
(L) Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.

Hymn #224
There’s a Quiet Understanding

Invocation

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)

We Worship in Song
Pass it On
(Used with permission- CCLI #279191)

An Offering in Song

Morning Message

Closing Hymn
(To be announced)

Benediction

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Looking Ahead:
Jan 11: 6 pm Evening Service/Higher Ground Youth
Jan 13: Adelle Chandler Ladies Group meets (7 pm)
Jan 14: Bible study for all ages/BYF- 7 pm
Jan 16-18: ReFUEL (Camp Alexander Mack, Milford, IN)
Jan 23-25: Carolina Conference Men’s Retreat (7 pm Friday to noon on Sunday)
Jan 27: Sister’s Act monthly meeting (6:30 pm)
Feb 06: Winter Jam 2015 Tour at Bon Secours Wellness Arena ($10 at the door)
Feb 13-15: Carolina Conference Ski Retreat (Blowing Rock, NC)
Feb 27-Mar 01: Bible Prophecy Conference (Conway Arkansas)
Mar 09-13: Minister’s Conference (Cornerstone Bible Church, McDonough GA)
Mar 19-21: Atlanta Bible College Invitational
Apr 12-17: Christian Workers Seminar (Pigeon Forge, TN)

Prayer Concerns:
Janice Garrett, Tootsie Lanford, Earl Elwell, Steve Heatherly, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Betty Davis, Bill Simpson,  Paul/Kathy Martin,  Jamie Davis, Mabel Campbell, Jim Christopher, Chad Spratt, Lindsay Motley, Ron Alberson, Marion Sims/Debbie Martin, Wilola Stargel, Peggy Winner’s dad/step- mom, Roy Davenport, Peggy Durham, Jayne Hicks, Vonnie Thomason, Johnny Stone, Joan/Charles Smith, James Pierce, Edith Smith, Bill/Joan Jameson,  Chris Hall, Lachlan (Bone Marrow Transplant), Leon Kay, Tony Simpson, Johnny Moss, Mrs. Phillips (Joyce’s friend), Carolyn Willett, Margie Lanford, Pastor Darrell Cardwell, Peggy Bohanan, Peggy’s granddaughter’s father-in-law- Prostate Cancer, Harry McMinn, Ralph Brown, Dan Burris’ brother (IL), Norman Chandler, the bereaved, Nancy Holt, those w/ colds & flu, the unemployed, our silent requests, up-coming Men’s Retreat, our Troops, Country/the Peace of Jerusalem

Birthdays:

  • Brady Davenport
  • Harry McMinn
  • Justin Martin
  • Hayden Durham
  • Marc Naumoff

Men’s Retreat:
The Carolina Conference Men’s Retreat (Mighty Warrior) is 2 weeks away.  35 or so individuals plan to attend this exciting event & there’s room for a few more men. If you haven’t expressed interest but would still like to attend, contact Pastor Mike ASAP as Bonclarken needs an exact number by Tues., January 20th.
This is the 1st Conference Men’s Retreat in many years and will provide a good balance of teaching, discussion, music, get-acquainted activities and free time.
Don’t miss out if you are able to participate!

Logan McAlister:
Our hearts are saddened by the January 3rd death of Logan McAlister.  Funeral services were held this past Wednesday (Pastor Mike officiating).  Thanks to Sheila Hiles and crew for providing/serving the Bereavement Meal to follow.  Continue to lift up all the family during this time of tragic loss.  Come, Lord Jesus, come.

Thank You Cards:
The church has received a thank you card from Johnny and Suzanne Moss stating, "Thank you for the flower, visits and thoughts while Johnny was in the hospital for back surgery and as he recuperates at home."
Additionally, Joe Badlu (Carelinks Outreach Inc.) has written to thank us for our kind and generous donation of $2,552 (Our 2014 Thanksgiving Love Offering).

Assistance:
Do you know of church members/friends who need assistance with heating/ utility bills this winter?  If so, contact Bobby Partain or one of the deacons.   

Sunday School Class:
The Bible Survey Sunday School Class enjoyed a nice party at the home of Bob Alcumbrack last evening.  Teachers Bob and Kenny Walters invite you to attend the Bible Survey Class if you presently are not attending another Sunday School class.  Bob can be reached at 353-5414.  

ReFUEL:
ReFUEL (Camp Mack, Milford, IN) is this weekend, Jan. 16-18.  See a youth leader if interested in attending, or contact Jason Railton (574-993-4956)

Bible Prophecy Conference:
Interested in a Bible Prophecy Conference, sponsored by the Arkansas State Conf./McGintytown Church of God? (Contact Pastor Tom New- 501-581-5505)

Calendars:
Special thanks to Lynda Grant for publishing again our annual Birthday and Anniversary Calendars.  We appreciate her efforts towards this worthwhile endeavor.  

FYI:
This year’s annual Church of God General Conference will be held in South Bend, Indiana.  At 2 pm this past Thursday it was 2 degrees in South Bend with several inches of snow accumulating.  That will not be the case on July 8th through July 10th, so why not make plans to attend?

Missing Equipment:
If you know the whereabouts of our two cordless microphones, please speak to (Techno) Mike Smith who believes they were last used at our Promotion Sunday

Ski Retreat:
Stay tuned for info & registration forms regarding the upcoming (Feb. 13-15) Carolina Conference Ski Retreat.  "Skiing is a dance; the mountain always leads."    

"The old year has retired and a new one has been born.  We commit into the hands of our Creator the happenings of the past year and ask for His direction and guidance in the new one.  May He grant us His grace, His tranquility and His wisdom."