August 07, 2011

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we're glad that you are here. If you are visiting, make yourself at home in God's House with God's people. Prelude ~ Joyce Williams (Organist) Susan Durham (Pianist) Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~ Call to Worship ~ Responsive Reading (From Psalm 98) (L) Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things. (C) Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music. (L) Shout for joy before the LORD, the King. (C) Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. (L) Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains sing together for joy. (C) Let them sing before the LORD. I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Quartet) Invocation ~ Receiving of Tithes and Offerings ~ We Worship in Song ~ Hymn #69, This is My Father's World He's Got the Whole World in His Hands 1. He's got the whole world in His hands, He's got the whole world in His hands, He's got the whole world in His hands, He's got the whole world in His hands. 2. He's got the wind and the rain in His Hands. 3. He's got you and me, brother, in His hand, He's got you and me, sister, in His hands, He's got everybody in His hands, He's got the whole world in His hands. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands by Lani Smith © 1988 Lorenz Publishing Company CCLI# 279191An Offering in Song ~ Morning Message ~ Closing Hymn ~ (To be announced) Benediction ~

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Looking Ahead... Aug 07: Evening Service and Higher Ground youth class: 6 pm Aug 09: Adelle Chandler Ladies Group (All ladies are welcome to attend) Aug 10: Bible Study for all ages/BYF: 7 pm Aug 13: 9 am Free Food Event sponsored by Anderson Interfaith Ministry and First Presbyterian Church of Anderson: 302 W. Whitner St Aug 19: Greenville Drive Baseball Outing w/Pastor Jim Aug 21: Carolina Conference at Resurrection Hope (Lenoir)- Aug 26-27: Spring Water Festival in the Williamston Park (Volunteers are needed to greet festival attendees & promote our church) Aug 28: Sunday School Promotion Sunday Sep 11: National Grandparents Day; 6 pm fundraiser to purchase phone cards for wounded service men/women at Walter Reed Hospital (Forest Hill Baptist Church, 909 Plantation Rd., Anderson) Sep 11-15: Special Meetings with Pastor Jon Wincapaw of Blood River, LA Sep 17: AnMed Blood Drive at Guthrie Grove (7:00 am: noon) Sep 18: Annual Sunday School Picnic Sep 22-24: History Conference: North Hills Church of God (Springfield, OH) Sep 30 - Oct2: Fall Retreat at Blowing Rock, NC (3rd grade and up) Prayer Concerns... Scott Hughes, Chris Picklesimer, Tootsie Lanford, Ruby Kay, Bill/Loree Pierce, Joan McKee, Alva Huffer, Wilola Stargel, Milton Pack, Earl/Margaret Elwell, Marlane Cooper, Howard Fowler, Jerry Trotter/Peggy Bohannon, Karen Dalton, Jim Christopher, Steve Heatherly, Julius Reed, Bob Thomason, Betty Davis, Angie Hughes, Ron Couch, Clara Pate, Denise Klaus, Dick Worley (Hospice care), Ricky Holiday, Wendi Robinson, Dick Davis, Joan Adams, Estleen Parsons & her niece Deloris, Tim Landry, John Mattison, John Cardin, Kierstyn Foster, Elaine Neely, Carlton Craft, Vicki Bormes, Larry Beck, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Joanne Merdick, Janice Garrett, Donna Roper, Judy Sloan, Margaret Weisner, Jim Mattison, Frances Young, George Martin, Johnny/Suzanne Moss, Hilda/Hollis Partlowe, Norman Chandler, Jan Delfavey, Karen Murl Gambrell, Curt Masters, Carol's friend's father, Jane Weaver (Holly's neighbor), Thompson Smith (Heart Stints this past Tues.), Jon Lippert (Heart), Wayne's friend Michael, our silent requests, travelers, the unemployed, our Troops, Country & the Peace of Jerusalem Birthdays: Jennifer Martin Brandon Fricks Charles Durham Elijah Stargel Bill Pierce Catherine McAlister Paige Montgomery Stanley Partain Holly Durham Anniversaries: Gerald & Sheila Hiles Herb & Linda Sargent Kenny & Glennis Walters Lee & Dale McMinn Lowell & Nancy Holt. AnnouncementsToday's Offering Counters: Jason Lanford/Bobby Lee Partain Nursery worker today: Evan/Ashley Hall; next week: Jonathan/Amy York Praise God for the safe return of Dr. Joe & Rebekah Martin who arrived in Atlanta this past Thurs. after another successful Africa Mission Trip. This month's Adelle Chandler Meeting will be held 7 pm, 08/09 at Ashley Hall's home (120 Willene Drive, Piedmont). Please bring a dessert to share. Guthrie Grove has received the following card of thanks: "Thanks so much for the lovely plant I received while in the hospital. Please continue to pray for us both as we continue to heal." Love, Suzanne & Johnny Moss (We appreciate those who recently prepared meals for Johnny and Suzanne) Adelle Chandler Circle has received a nice note from Hospice of Upstate. "Thanks so much for your donation of the box tissue & birdseed on Jul 7. The Hospice Staff acknowledges with grateful appreciation your gift. The generosity of donors like yourself ensures our program's continue service." Visiting Guthrie Grove this past Wed. was Connie Scott (Minneapolis area). Connie is an OBC graduate & associate pastor at Pine Grove Bible Church. Among business at the Aug 21 Carolina Conference Mtg. is receiving the Willie Smith Scholarship Offering, electing a Conference Youth Director (Telva has agreed to serve again if re-elected) and discussion of a loan to Anderson Chapel to help finish the roof of Jerome Chemby (Tanzania). Congrats to Jon Martin who participated in Atlanta's annual Peachtree Road Race last month. One of the world's largest 10k's, the Peachtree Road Race is capped at 60,000 runners. A red sweater & a pillow (W/gray case) were left on the steps after FUEL. Jeff Fletcher has accepted the position of pastor of the Cool Spring Church of God in Browntown, VA. Pastor John Cheatwood will be interviewing at Bethel next weekend. Please keep these families and churches in your prayers during these times of transition.