April 15, 2012

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God. We're glad that you are here and pray that your faith will strengthened as a result of our worship together. "Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness." (Psalm 29:2)

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #1
How Great Thou Art
Our God Reigns
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
who brings good news,good news.
Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness
our God reigns,
our God reigns.
Our God reigns,
our God reigns,
our God reigns,
our God reigns!
(Used with permission: CCLI#279191)

Invocation ~
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)

We Worship in Song ~
Hymn #281
Keep on Believing

Reciting the Lord's Prayer Together ~
Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory forever.

An Offering in Song ~
Calle Walters

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~

Depart to Show and Share Your Faith ~
Looking Ahead:
Apr 15: Evening Service/Higher Ground Youth Class at 6 pm
Apr 15-20: Christian Workers' Seminar (Pigeon Forge)
Apr 22: Skating Party (2-4:30) at the Skate Place, Piedmont (Pre-school thru 8th)
Apr 22: Guthrie Grove Board Meeting: 4:30 pm
Apr 27-29: Women's Retreat at Appalachian Campground, Blowing Rock: pick up an information/registration form on the entryway table today!
Apr 29: 2-4 pm Drop-in Bridal Shower for Lara Franco (Target/Bed Bath & Beyond)
May 03-06: Theological Conference (Simpsonwood Conf. Ctr., Norcross, GA)
May 04: Relay for Life at Wren High School
May 13: Mother's Day (All ladies in attendance at morning worship will be honored)
May 20: Graduate Sunday at Guthrie Grove
May 25: Atlanta Bible College Graduation (7:30 pm: Cornerstone Bible Church)
Jun 17-22: SE Youth Camp (Blowing Rock): This year's theme is Transformed
Jul 03-10: Up Project (Washington DC area)
Jul 11-13: General Conference (Lawrenceville, OH)
Jul 22-27: FUEL (Manchester College: N. Manchester, IN)
Aug 04: Carolina Conference Board meets at Ryan's (Asheville)
Aug 19: Carolina Conference Meeting at Bethel Church of God
Sep 28-30: Fall Youth Retreat (Blowing Rock, NC)

Prayer Concerns:
Scott Hughes, Chris Picklesimer, Tootsie Lanford, Ruby Kay, Janice Garrett,Joan McKee, Lawrence/Shirley Anderson, Alva Huffer, Earl/Margaret Elwell, Jerry Trotter/Peggy Bohannon, Karen Dalton, Jim Christopher, Steve Heatherly, Angie Hughes, Clara Pate, Denise Klaus, Joan Adams, John Evans, John Cardin, Kierstyn Foster, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Joanne Merdick, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, James Pierce, Tony/Runette Childers, Tammy Anthony, Dick Davis, Joe Pack, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells, Denise Elwell, Bill/Loree Pierce, John Mattison, Catherine McAlister, Mary Ann Durham, the Callaham teen, Gary Smith's niece's husband, Elaine's nephew Donny, Peggy Durham, Joan/Bill Jameson, the Shelnutt Family, Deborah McGuffin, Karen Holt, Kathy Hood (Upcoming Retina Surgery), Milton Pack, Bill Simpson (Eyesight), Alma Lindley, Pat Smith's sister (Breast Cancer), Estleen Parsons, Pastors Jim Ritch/Lesly Betrand (Haiti)/Larry Cox (Anderson: diagnosed w/ALS), Mary Milne, Heather Hooper, Paul Partain (Foot Fracture), Jim Mattison (In GA w/daughter Rebekah), Jane Anderson Chastain (Throat malignancy), George Martin (Foot), our silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country & the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering counters:
Today: Eugene Grant/Chris James
Next week: Bobby Partain/Carol James

Nursery worker(s):
Today: Evan/Ashley Hall
Next week: Jonathan/Amy York

Madison Farr
David Holt
Dewayne Seigler
Jake Ballard
Joe Davis
Lindy Elwell
Carol James
Wilola Stargel
Lynda Grant
McKenzie Scott

Wedding Anniversaries:
Gary & Debra Smith
Harold & Betty Davis
Robert & Annette Stanley
Earl & Margaret Elwell
Jason & Shannon Farr

Easter Service:
Nearly 240 were in attendance last Sunday morning for worship. Thanks to all who invited friends/family to join them, as well as those who brought much needed food items for the Piedmont Emergency Relief Ctr. Food Pantry.

Mary Milne:
Mary Milne would appreciate a card/visit at any time.

Grits and Groceries:
9 or 10 individuals enjoyed this past Thursday's outing to Grits and Groceries, as well as touring Belton's museums. Stay tuned for more info regarding a future trip to see "Front Porch Stories" at the Lavonia, GA Cultural Center. Based on real events from NE Georgia, "Front Porch Stories" relives the fabulous 50's!

The large planters at the sanctuary entrance have been updated for spring, thanks to Lowell and Nancy Holt. We all get to enjoy the results of their work!

Relay for Life:
Relay for Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones and fight back against the disease. Join Captain Jason Lanford on the Guthrie Grove Relay for Life team. Over $36,000 has been raised thus far for this May 4th event at Wren High School.  Register on-line at North Anderson County's Relay for Life home page, joining the 600+ participants already registered.

It's time to start practicing the 2012 quizzing material: select chapters from the Book of Daniel. If interested in representing Guthrie Grove at FUEL this summer, see Quiz Coach Sarah Franco. Quiz questions are available on-line.

Adelle Chandler:
The Adelle Chandler Ladies Group met this past Tuesday evening, enjoying a time of food & fellowship. Thanks ladies, for your donations of Kleenex & birdseed for Hospice of the Upstate, Rogers Rd., Anderson.

It will soon be time for area high school, college & university graduations. Again, we'll recognize our graduates w/ Graduate Sunday 2012. If interested in being in charge of this year's ceremony, please speak to the pastors. We need your input in compiling our list of grads to be honored.

A Little Humor:
During a recent password audit by a company, it was found that an employee was using the following password:
When asked why she had such a long password, she rolled her eyes and said,"Hello!" It has to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital."