August 05, 2012

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we're glad that you are here. The Psalmist says, "Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!" We praise God for His many good gifts, especially His greatest gift to us: His Son Jesus.

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord ~
Joyce Williams (Organ)
Susan Durham (Piano)
Joe James (Song leader)

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #546
Count Your Blessings

Invocation ~

We Celebrate the Baptism of Ivey Burris ~
"...for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." (Gal. 3:27)

Receiving of Tithes and 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 Lift Our Voices in Song ~
Hymn #71
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Change My Heart, O God
Change my heart, O God, make it ever true; Change my heart, O God,
may I be like You. You are the Potter, I am the clay; Mold me and make me,
this is what I pray. Change my heart, O God, make it ever true;
Change my heart, O God, may I be like You.
(Used with permission: CCLI# 279191)

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~
Looking Ahead:
Aug 05: 6 pm congregational meeting in the Fellowship Hall (For the purpose of authorizing the trustees to put the Mary Milne Property on the market); evening service to follow congregational meeting
Aug 08: Bible Study for all ages/BYF: 7 pm
Aug 19: Carolina Conference Meeting at Bethel Church of God
Aug 26-31: Special Meetings begin with Pastor Scott Ross; carry-in Luncheon following morning worship (Meat and drinks provided)
Sep 22: AnMed Blood Drive at Guthrie Grove
Sep 28-30: Fall Youth Retreat (Blowing Rock, NC)

Prayer Concerns:
Lucille Peden, 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, Clara Pate, Denise Klaus, Joan Adams, John Evans, John Cardin, Kierstyn Foster, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Tony/Runette Childers, Joanne Merdick, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Dick/Junior Davis, Joe/Bobbie Jean Pack, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells, Denise Elwell, Jim/Johnny Mattison, Mary Ann Durham, Gary Smith's niece's husband, Donny Seigler, Peggy Durham, Joan/Bill Jameson, Bill Simpson, Bob/Vonnie Thomason, Pat Smith's sister, Estleen Parsons, Heather Hooper, Jane Chastain, Kathy Martin, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton, Ron Stone, Judy Sloan, Allen Skelton, Andrea McMinn's brother, David McClain, Marlane Cooper, Bill Pierce, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham, George Martin, Jerry Brown (Pancreatic Cancer), Curt Masters (Out-patient surgery: 08/07), Gary Smith, Gerald Picklesimer, Pastor Steve Bolhous, Doyle Martin, Harry McMinn (Back), the bereaved, our silent requests, travelers (Including Jim, Cory & Jamie), Jonathan York's nephew Sebastian (Surgery), Andrea McMinn's great-nephew (Turner Hammett: Open Heart Surgery), Pastor Mike's mom (In rehab for a few more weeks), Paige Montgomery (Enrolling at AtlantaBibleCollege), Kenneth Hogg (Burning in legs), John Lewis Family (Shaull's friends in TX), our Troops/Country & the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering counters:
Today: Jason Lanford/Bobby Lee Partain
Next week: Bob Alcumbrack/Lynda Grant

Nursery worker(s)
Today: Andrea McMinn
Next week: Bobby/Fae Smith


  • Bobby Thomason
  • Sam Robinson
  • John David Durham
  • Kelly Chandler
  • Mary Helen Lanford
  • Sarah Smith
  • Jennifer Martin
  • Brandon Fricks
  • Charles Durham
  • Elijah Stargel
  • Bill Pierce
  • Catherine McAlister
  • Paige Montgomery


  • Evan & Ashley Hall
  • Gerald & Sheila Hiles
  • Herbert & Linda Sargent
  • Kenny & Glennis Sargent
  • Lee & Dale McMinn
  • Lowell & Nancy Holt

Last Week's Baptism:
We rejoice in last Sunday's baptism of Evan Grant by his grandfather Joe James. May God's love surround you in a special way as you have begun your walk with God and with Jesus.

Last Sunday Evening's Lesson:
Thanks to David Sloan for teaching last Sunday evening's lesson on prayer; thanks also to Nancy Holt for last Sunday's beautiful table arrangement.

Bobby Thomason:
Bobby Thomason was moved this past Thursday to McCall Hospice House of Greenville, 1836 West Georgia Road, SimpsonvilleSC29680. Please keep Bobby and the entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

Piedmont Emergency Center:
Thanks to all who brought Peanut Butter & Jelly for the Piedmont Emergency Center. Approximately 65 jars of each were delivered this past week. We appreciate all who stepped up to meet this particularly current shortage.

Special Meetings 2012:
Special Meetings 2012 is almost here! We're looking forward to the arrival of Pastor Scott Ross. Please make plans to attend Sunday morning, Aug 26th and each evening (Including Sunday) at 7 pm.

Nursery Schedule:
Ashley Hall is coordinating a nursery worker schedule (For those age 5 & under). Contact Ashley if interested in volunteering: 640-9054 or

Refreshment Schedule:
The evening refreshment schedule for Special Meetings is as follows:
Sunday: Leftover desserts from the carry-in luncheon
Monday: Sandwiches/finger foods
Tuesday: chips/dip (Provided by Sister's Act)
Wednesday: Watermelon (Provided by Thompson Smith/and or John David Durham)
Thursday: veggies/dip/fruit; Friday: ice Cream and toppings
if convenient, please help out w/ Sunday's carry-in luncheon & refreshments on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Lunch Bible Study:
Each noon hour (Aug 26th-31st) Pastor Scott Ross will hold "Brown Bag Bible Studies" in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a lunch and enjoy a time of study and discussion with Pastor Scott.

Pack/Hood Wedding:
Congratulations to Karsen Pack & Bailey Hood upon their Jul 29th wedding at Furman University's Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel with Graysen Pack officiating.

Morrison/Ballard Wedding:
Congrats as well to Sam Ballard & Sela Morrison who were married in an outdoor ceremony at MarathonChurch in Powdersville last evening with Tim Jones officiating. May God richly bless you all during this special time in your lives.

The Younger Crowd:
Thanks to Wayne Picklesimer who organized this past Thursday's outing for our 5-12 year-olds. They enjoyed a nice time in the Table Rock/Pisgah Nat. Forest area.

Daniel Boswell:
Daniel Boswell (Baptized Jul 1st) has entered military service. His address is Roster #119, Foxtreat Company, 2-47 INF REGT, 5480 Roush Dr., Bldg. 3210,Fort Benning, GA 3195-4776

Mission Newsletter:
The newest issue of LHI's Mission Newsletter is on the entryway table; feel free to take home a copy.

Calling all musicians:
Please stat preparing musical specials for our upcoming Special Meetings and speak to Susan, Joyce or Joe. We'd love to have musical offerings each evening, to the glory of God and of Jesus.

Observing the Lord's Supper together last Sunday afternoon was Johnny & Suzanne Moss, Mabel Campbell, Bobby & Bonnie Partain and Pastor Mike. If there are other isolated members who would appreciate observing Communion, please let us know.

Right Hand of Fellowship:
Please greet Ivey Burris with the right hand of fellowship on your way out of church today.