August 12, 2012

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we're glad that you are here. Psa. 130:6: My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning. Our hope is as sure as the coming of dawn; what would we do without it? We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help & our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. (Psa. 33:20-21)

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord
Joyce Williams (Organ)
Susan Durham (Piano)

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #440
My Hope Is Built

Invocation ~

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 #84
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
He Is Exalted
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high; I will praise Him.
He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise His name!
He is the Lord, forever His truth shall reign;
Heaven and earth rejoice in His holy name.
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high.

He Is Exalted by Twila Paris
©1985 Straightway Music Mountain Spring Music
CCLI# 279191

An Offering in Song ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~

Looking Ahead:
Aug 12: Evening Service/Higher Ground Youth Class: 6 pm
Aug 15: Bible Study for all ages/BYF: 7 pm
Aug 19: Carolina Conference Meeting at Bethel Church of God (3:30 pm)
Aug 26-31: Special Meetings begin with Pastor Scott Ross
Aug 26: Carry-in Luncheon following morning worship (Meat & 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, Kierstyn Foster, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Tony/Runette Childers, Donna Roper,Margaret Weisner, Dick/Junior Davis, Joe/Bobbie 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, Bobby Thomason & Family, Pat Smith's sister, Heather Hooper, Jane Anderson Chastain, Kathy Martin, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton,Ronnie Stone, Judy Sloan, Allen Skelton, Bill Pierce, Andrea McMinn's brother, David McClain, Marlane Cooper, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham,George Martin, Jerry Brown (Pancreatic Cancer), Curt Masters, Gary Smith,Gerald Picklesimer, Pastor Steve Bolhous, Doyle Martin, Harry McMinn (Back), Andrea McMinn's great-nephew (Turner Hammett), Pastor Mike's mom (Back at her Sr. Apartment), Estleen Parsons (Burns on upper body), Beth Shirley, Paige Montgomery (And other Atlanta Bible College students),Pastor Ken Howe Family (Upon the death of Ken's 58 yr. old brother Jerry),our silent requests, travelers (Including the Shaull/Alcumbrack families),the drought, our Troops, Country and the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering Counters:
Today: Bob Alcumbrack/Lynda Grant
Next weeks: Eugene Grant/George Martin

Nursery Worker(s)
Today: Bobby/Fae Smith
Next week: Evan/Ashley Hall


  • Stanley Partain
  • Holly Durham
  • Mike Stargel
  • Dean McCombs
  • Ashley Hall
  • Sela Ballard
  • Wayne Picklesimer


  • Matt and Shera Morella

Kaitlin Stansell:
Kaitlin Stansell has begun a new job in New Bern, NC as a news producer at WCTI channel 12. We wish you God's blessings as you begin this new chapter in your life.

Carolina Conference:
Next Sunday afternoon the Bethel Church of God will host the August Carolina Conference Business Mtg. We encourage all to attend & enjoy good fellowship,praise & worship, a brief business meeting & evening meal. Attendees will be given the opportunity to contribute to the Willie Smith Scholarship Fund. We appreciate Bethel's hospitality & the work of each & every conference board member & member at large.

Karee Anne Fletcher Car:
Thanks to all who have contributed money to help Karee Anne Fletcher purchase a different car, following the theft of her vehicle from our church parking lot while she was away to FUEL. If you are willing and able, drop a little something (Or a larger something) in the box on the entryway table. Thank you; make any and all checks out to Karee Fletcher.

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.

SM-2012 Nursery Schedule:
Ashley Hall is coordinating a nursery worker schedule (Age 5 & under). Contact Ashley if interested in volunteering: 640-9054 or

SM-2012 Refreshment Schedule:
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 with Sunday's carry-in luncheon & refreshments on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Brown Bag Bible Studies:
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.

SM-2012 Evening Meals:
If you'd like to host Pastor Scott for an evening meal (In your home or at an area restaurant) please sign the sheet on the entryway table. Please keep in mind that Scott practices a "heart-healthy" eating plan.

Congregational Meeting:
At the congregational mtg. last Sunday evening, the following action was taken: The trustees are authorized to offer for sale the house and .87 acres formerly owned by Mary Milne to any interested member of Guthrie Grove Church that wishes to make the house their primary residence. The asking price will be the last appraised value of $72,000. Any interested member has until Sep 15th to notify trustees of their interest & meet the asking price or make an offer. In the event that more than one member is interested, the trustees will establish a bid process. If no member has made an acceptable offer by Sep 15th,then the property will be offered to any interested member of Bethel Church of God under the same conditions. They will have until Oct 15th to make an acceptable offer.

As seen on a tombstone near Pigeon Forge:
"Remember, man, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, you soon shall be. Prepare now for eternity."
(Submitted by Dean Smith)
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom Psalm 90:12.