2015-04-05 Easter

Welcome to Guthrie Grove; we are glad you are here.  If visiting, please consider yourself a guest and join us for services again soon.  Today we celebrate the joyful news shared with the women who came to Jesus' tomb:  "He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.  Come and see the place where He lay."   

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 #142
Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Today

Invocation ~

We Worship Through Giving ~
(Joyfully Receiving the Lord's Tithes and Our Offerings)
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7)

We Celebrate in Song ~
Christ Arose (The Children of Junior Church)

Guthrie Grove Choir Mini-Cantata Presentation ~
Crimson Love
(Susan Durham, Director)

Resurrection Devotion ~

A Dramatic Presentation ~
Arise My Love
(Many/most of our participants today were involved in this same popular dramatization 10 years ago)
 
Benediction ~
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Looking Ahead:
Apr 06: 6 pm Communion Service (Guthrie Grove Sanctuary)
Apr 08: Bible Study for all ages/BYF Meeting- 7 pm
Apr 12-17: Christian Workers Seminar (Pigeon Forge, TN)- register today if you are planning to attend and have not made previous arrangements!
Apr 14: Adelle Chandler Ladies Group meets
Apr 25: AnMed Blood Drive
Apr 30-May 03: Theological Conference
Apr 28: Sister's Act Ladies Group meets
May 10: Mother's Day (All ladies of the church will be acknowledged)
May 17: Graduate Sunday
May 31: Vacation Bible School begins
Jun 14-19: Southeast Youth Camp (Blowing Rock, NC)- Boot Camp for God
Jul 08-10: Annual Church of God General Conference (South Bend, IN)
Jul 19-24: FUEL (Manchester University, IN)
Aug 02-06: Special Meetings with Pastor Dick Eldred

Prayer Concerns:
Tootsie Lanford, Steve Heatherly, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Betty Davis, Bill Simpson,  Kathy Martin,  Jamie Davis, Mabel Campbell, Jim Christopher, Chad Spratt, Ron Alberson, Marion Sims, Wilola Stargel, Peggy Winner's dad, Roy Davenport, Peggy Durham, Jayne Hicks, Vonnie Thomason, Johnny Stone, Joan/Charles Smith, Edith Smith (Surgery 04/10), Bill/Joan Jameson,  Chris Hall, Tony Simpson, Lachlan (Leukemia),  Carolyn Willett, Peggy Bohanan, Ralph/ JoAnne Brown, Chris James' friend Julie, Pastors David Cheatwood (Upcoming Surgery), Tom Fischhaber (Stage 4 Cancer) & Darrell Cardwell (Heart), Marty Crawford, Beth Shirley, Lucas (4th grader at Myra's school), LaJuan Busby, Michael McKee (Shoulder), Lloyd Bagwell, Ed & Mimi's travels, Faye Hicks, Gerald Hiles, Loyd Cooper (Pastor Mike's cousin in MO), Jennifer Bender (Job), the bereaved (Including Family of Pastor Hollis Partlowe), Dan Burris' brother Don & sister-in-law Linda, the unemployed, our silent requests, Troops/Country

Birthdays:

  • Kellie Lanford
  • Frances Young
  • Angie Partain
  • Joe Hood
  • Laura Barnett
  • Bobby Partain Sr.
  • Sherry Alcumbrack
  • Ethan Farr
  • Ian Walters
  • Gary Smith

Anniversaries:

  • Joey & Jennifer Martin

Quote:
"Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness." (Floyd W. Tomkins)

Easter Lilies:
As mentioned last Sunday, we appreciate Sheila's artistic touch in decorating our Sanctuary and foyer during this season.  If you ordered Easter Lilies or Hydrangeas in honor or memory of loved ones, please take your flowering plants home after services today or the Communion Service this evening.  

Egg Hunt:
We also appreciate all who were involved with yesterday's Egg Hunt for our younger children.  Special thanks to the Adelle Chandler Group, those who donated candy and all who participated.  It was a most enjoyable morning!  

Baptizism:
We are thrilled to announce that Jonathan York will be baptized next Sunday morning, and we give God thanks for his decision.  Please welcome Jonathan into fellowship at Guthrie Grove and continue to prayerfully support him and his family.  If there are others who feel led to respond to the Biblical command of baptism, please speak to the pastor or another member of the Body.  Thanks.

Softball:
Softball games at Gower Park were canceled last week; support Guthrie Grove tomorrow at 7:30 pm as they face Westminster Presbyterian Church-Field #1.

Bible Reading:
If you didn't pick up a copy of the Bible Reading Schedule for the month of April last Sunday, please feel free to do so today.

Meals on Wheels:
Meals on Wheels delivers food to nearly 600 people every weekday all over Anderson County.  Just $87 buys a warm, nutritious meal for someone every day of the month.  If you'd like to help, contact 864.225.6800, info@acmow.org or go to www.acmow.org.

The Great American Cleanup:
We appreciate our youth and others from the church who worked this past Wednesday weeding flower beds to help beautify our grounds.  The Great American Cleanup began March 1st and continues through May 31st.  Our youth are always among the 3 million volunteers & participants in our nation's largest community improvement program.

Quizzing:
This year's quizzing material (FUEL) covers the history of the early Church-Acts 1:1-9:31. Please contact Rebecca Dauksas/Rachel Franco for more information.