2015-06-21

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God.  What a privilege to gather freely to worship our Heavenly Father and His Son- our Lord and Savior Jesus.  On this Father's Day we remember and honor our earthly fathers, and thank God for their Christ-like examples.  Proverbs 20:7- The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.  

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord
Pianist- Susan Durham
Organist- Joyce Williams
Song Leader- Joe James

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation
Call to Worship –
Hymn #38, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

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 –
This is My Father's World (Hymn #69)
Great and Mighty is the Lord Our God (Used with permission- CCLI# 279191)
Great and mighty is the Lord our God.
Great and mighty is He.
Great and mighty is the Lord our God.
Great and mighty is He.
Lift up your banner,
let the anthems ring praises to our King:
Great and mighty is the Lord our God,
Great and mighty is He.

An Offering in Song –
Chris James

Turning our Hearts to the Word of God
Morning Message –

Closing Song –
(To be announced)

Benediction
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Looking Ahead…                                                                                                                   
Jun 21: NO evening service/Higher Ground youth June 21- enjoy Father's Day with your friends and family
Jun 23: Sister's Act meeting (6:30 pm)
Jun 24: Mid-week Bible study for all ages/BYF- 7 pm
Jun 24: Guthrie Grove Board meets- 8:15 pm
Jul 05: Communion Observance (As part of the morning worship service)
Jul 08-10: 95th Annual Church of God General Conference (Timberland Bible Church, South Bend, IN); register- call 800.347.4261-or go to abc-coggc.com
Jul 19-24: FUEL (Manchester University, IN)- register at tpym.com
Aug 02-06: Special Meetings with Pastor Dick and Carol Eldred
Aug 23: Guthrie Grove hosts the Carolina Conference (3:30 pm)                                                                                                                     

Prayer Concerns:
Steve Heatherly, Denise Klaus, Donna Roper, Betty Davis, Bill Simpson, Kathy Martin, Jamie Davis, Mabel Campbell, Leon Kay, Wilola Stargel, Ron Alberson, Roy Davenport, Jayne Hicks, Peggy Durham, Johnny Stone, Vonnie Thomason, Joan/Charles Smith, Edith Smith, Joan Jameson, Tony Simpson, Carolyn Willett, Peggy Bohanan (And her brother & sister- all of whom have been hospitalized), Ralph/JoAnne Brown, Chris' friend Julie, David Cheatwood, Scott Burnham, Earl Elwell, Lindsey Motley, Jim Weisner, Wayne Picklesimer & Hilda, Mary Ann Durham, Vance Jeffcoat, Joyce Williams, Debra Bryant, Jim Christopher, Todd & Jackie Burriss, Steve Ellison, Leon Paxton, Jane Chastain, Michael McKee (Shoulder), Nancy Holt, Evan Hall's mom & grandfather, Loyd Cooper (Shoulder), Betty Stevenson, Russ Magaw (Good report),  Elaine Shute (Diane Brown's sister -rehab), Emmie Lee Chandler (Kidney), Donald Roper, Judy Sloan, Jon York's mom, Katie Heinz (Chemo), our silent requests, travelers, the bereaved and unemployed, our Troops, Country, World unrest and the Peace of Jerusalem

Birthdays:

  • Bonnie Partain
  • Ryan Robinson
  • Abigail Naumoff
  • Bobbie Jean Pack
  • Norman Chandler
  • Kaitlyn Walter
  • Macie Martin.

Anniversaries:

  • Dean & Jenny Durham
  • Joseph & Jamie Partain
  • Paul & Kathy Martin

James and Heather Kelly:
Congratulations to James and Heather Kelly who were recently married at the Smith Family Farm. May God bless you both as you begin your life together.  

SE Youth Camp:
SE Youth Camp 2015 is now history, but many memories and lasting friendships remain.  This year was one of our larger camps, with over 100 students & staff.  We're anxious to hear how our campers drew closer to God, Jesus & 1 another during their 5 days in beautiful Blowing Rock, NC.  Perhaps a Camp Afterglow Service is in-the-works for a future Sunday evening?  

FUEL:
Speaking of camp, FUEL (Manchester, IN) is less than a month away.  This year's them is EPIC.  Guthrie Grove pays ½ of the tuition at the EARLY-BIRD registration price.  Haven't registered?  Speak to Rebecca or Nikki ASAP.  Youth workers (Age 23 & older) are also encouraged to attend. We appreciate those who have made contributions to the Beth Simpson Camp Fund and/or the BYF.  We encourage you to continue to do so, to help fund FUEL tuition & transportation costs.

Father's Day:
Today is Father's Day (As well as the official start date of summer).  A display of bookmarks is on the entryway table.  We wish all our men a happy Father's Day, and invite you to select a bookmark to take home as you depart today.

Back to Greenville:
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Krista (Davenport), Dr. Robert and Olivia Timmerman are in the process of moving back to Greenville.  Rob is employed with Greenville Hospital System, while Krista will be working with Spartanburg Regional.  We have also learned from Gary Smith that Tim & Marty Masters of Parker, CO have also just moved back to Greenville.  May God bless both these families during this time of transition.  

General Conference:
The theme for this year's Jul 8-10 95th Annual General Conference is Live to Serve; Serve to Live.  Conference begins on Wed. evening w/a 5 pm Cook Out & concludes after the 7 pm Evening Worship/Installation of Board of Directors on Friday.  Speakers/teachers from Guthrie Grove include Ed Bender, Rebecca Dauksas and Mike Montgomery.  Copies of the conference schedule are on the entryway table; please keep ABC and the General Conference in your prayers.

Funeral Service:
Bobby Partain took part in Gertrude Muth's recent funeral service at Gray Mortuary, and then officiated at her graveside service Thursday morning in Locust, NC.  Keep the Muth family in your prayers, the Cothran family (Mary Ann's Aunt Clara died June 10th) and all the bereaved.  We are thankful for God's promise of a Day in which there will be no more sorrow, sickness, pain or death.

Quote:
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person," says Jim Valvano.  "He believed in me."