August 19, 2012

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God; we're glad that you are here. As students & staff head back to school, let's be reminded that we're never too old to "grow in the grace & knowledge of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Pet. 3:18a) "To him be glory both now and forever! Amen!" (3:18b)

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

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Responsive Reading (Psalm 100)
(L) Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
(C) Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
(L) Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his people,the sheep of his pasture.
(C) Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
(L) give thanks to him and praise his name.
(C) For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
(L) his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Hymn #38
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Invocation ~

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings ~

An Offering in Song ~

We Lift Our Voices in Song ~
Hymn #11
Praise Our God
I Love You, Lord (Words on screen)

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~

Looking Ahead:
Aug 19: NO Evening Service/Higher Ground Youth Class: attend Carolina Conference at Bethel beginning at 3:30 pm
Aug 22: Bible Study for all ages/BYF: 7 pm
Aug 26-30: 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, Rachel Hood, Dot Stephens, Tony/Runette Childers, Donna Roper, Norman Adams (Heart Stints), 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, Pat Smith's sister, Heather Hooper, Jane Chastain, Kathy Martin, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton, Ronnie Stone, Judy Sloan, Allen Skelton, Bill Pierce, Andrea McMinn's brother, Marlane Cooper, Jayne Hicks, Michael Cunningham, George Martin, Jerry Brown, Curt Masters, Gary Smith, Gerald Picklesimer, Doyle Martin, Harry McMinn, Andrea McMinn's nephew (Turner Hammett), Pastor Mike's mom (Back in hospital), Estleen Parsons, Beth Shirley, Leslie Young Hall (Surgery this past Thursday), our students returning o the classroom, Ivery Alexis (Formerly of Grand Rapids, MI), our Troops,Country and the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering Counters:
Today: Eugene Grant/George Martin
Next Week: Bobby Partain/Catherine McAlister

Nursery workers:
Today: Evan/Ashley Hall
Next Week: Jonathan/Amy York

Birthdays :

  • Annette Stanley
  • Chris Picklesimer
  • Ryder Partain
  • Elaine Seigler
  • Joyce Williams
  • Kali Barnett
  • Ken Walters
  • Lila Lanford
  • Marshall Alcumbrack
  • Rhiannon Winner
  • Vonnie Thomason
  • Jamie Shaull
  • Suzanne Moss
  • Adam Durham


  • Jimmy & Martha Monroe

Remote Members:
Please keep all of our students, teachers & isolated members/friends in your prayers.

Carolina Conference:
Make plans to attend this afternoon's Carolina Conference Business Meeting at Bethel Church of God. Enjoy good music, worship & praise, a brief business meeting and evening meal. You'll also be given the opportunity to contribute to both the Willie Smith Scholarship Fund & the Carolina Conference Account.

Karee Anne Fletcher:
Thanks to those who contributed money to help Karee Anne Fletcher purchase a car, following the theft of her vehicle several weeks ago. Over $300 was delivered to Karee Anne this past week by the deacons of Guthrie Grove.

Bible Reading:
Congratulations to Jennie Montgomery who began a Bible reading schedule in January and finished reading the Bible through this past week.

Special Meetings 2012:
Special Meetings 2012 (SM2012) is almost here; we're looking forward to the arrival of Scott & Gayle Ross. Please make plans to attend next Sunday morning and each evening (Including Sunday) at 7 pm. Scott has decided to preach through Thursday evening instead of Friday.
Pastor Scott Ross, a 1968 graduate of Oregon Bible College, has been in the ministry for 44 yrs., 35 of them at the Jaynes Street Church of God (Omaha),from which he retired last year. I'm sure you'll be blessed by his messages;

SM2012 Nursery Schedule:
Ashley Hall is coordinating a nursery worker schedule (Age 5 & under). Contact Ashley if interested in volunteering: 640-9054 or

SM2012 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
if convenient please help out with Sunday's carry-in luncheon & refreshments on Monday and Thursday nights.

SM2012 Brown Bag:
Each noon hour (Aug 27th -30th) 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.

SM2012 Evening Meal:
Like to host Scott & Gayle for an evening meal (In your home or at an area restaurant) please sign the sheet on the entryway table. Keep in mind that Scott practices a "heart-healthy" eating plan.

SM2012 Children's Church:
Rebecca Dauksas will once again conduct a Children's Church during Special Meetings for those children who are above the nursery age. These youth will be dismissed from the sanctuary following each evening's special music & will spend some time outside. Dress accordingly.

SM2012 Music:
Don't forget that Susan Durham wants to hear from you about providing musical specials during the week of Special Meetings!