February 15, 2009

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God. This Valentines Day Weekend is a great time to express our love to one another and to our Heavenly Father who knows us best & loves us most. Thank you, God, for your unfailing love.

Musical Prelude ~
Organist, Joyce Williams
Pianist, Susan Durham

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Responsive Reading #48 (God's Love and Ours)
Hymn #57
The Love of God

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings ~

Instrumental Selection by Rachel Franco

We Worship in Song ~
Hymn #303
It's Just like His Great Love
Majesty, worship His majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory, honor, and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority flows from His throne unto His own; His anthem raise.
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus
the King. Majesty, worship His majesty. Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings.
(Used with permission: CCLI#279191)

An Offering in Song ~
Chris James

Morning Message ~
Psalm 36:5-10

Closing Song ~
Hymn #205
God's Promise are Sure
(Feel free to grab a Kiss [the milk chocolate kind] as you depart today)
Feb 15: Fund raising Luncheon following the Worship Service/Bible Lesson at 6 pm.
Feb 18: Bible Study for all ages/BYF at 7 pm.
Feb 20-22: SE Mid Winter Ski Retreat in Blowing Rock, NC.
Feb 22: Church Board meets at 4:30 pm.
Feb 24: Sister's Act meets at the church at 6:30 pm. All ladies are invited to attend.
Feb 25: BYF Family Fun Night (Family members are invited to attend an evening of learning/fun/Hot Fudge Sundaes in the Youth Room)
Feb 28: Carolina Conference Board Meeting at 10:30 am at the Ryan's of Asheville.
Mar 5-7: ABC Invitational in Atlanta, GA
Mar 16-20: Ministers' Conference at Cornerstone Church in McDonough, GA
Mar 26-29: Ladies Retreat at Panama City Beach, FL
Mar 29: Guthrie Grove hosts Carolina Conference
Apr 12: Special Easter Services
Apr 26-29: Theological Conference in Atlanta, GA
Jun 1-5: Christian Workers' Seminar in Black Mountain, NC
Jun 21-26: SE Youth Camp in Blowing Rock, NC
Jul 8-10: General Conference in Oregon, IL
Jul 19-24: FUEL in Indiana

Will Drake (Hospice), Stan Brown, Janice Garrett, Ruby Kay, John Henry Stone (Hospice of the Upstate), Nellie Palmer, (Susan Bradley, Jael Via, Dave Stine= all of Ohio), Petsy Rudicille's daughter (Susan), Jessie Donald, Steve Lowe, Vickie DePolo, Tracie Scott, Donna Roper, Margaret Weisner, Teresa Smith, Lois Wells, James/Peggy Pierce, Nancy Young, Karen Holt, Scott Hughes, Chris Picklesimer, Tootsie Lanford, Andrea McMinn's sister-in-law, Awone Rector, Joan Jameson, Bernice Gambrell, Louise Durham, Leslie White, Don/Thelma Campbell, Jerry Trotter, Chris Henderson, Peaches Melton, Bill/Loree Pierce, Jonathon York's Grandmother, Estleen Parsons, Joe Pearson, Linda Limbe, Johnny Moss, David Krogh, Louis Elmore, Betty Riddle (Cancer), Africa Missions, Bonnie Finley, Jayne Hicks, Dean Smith, Jun Holiday (Peggy Bohannon's sister), Wendy Esuary, Mae Bridges, Alva Huffer, Debbie Martin (Upcoming knee replacement), Joan McKee, Keith & Jo Lynn Bagwell, Betty Davis (Knee replacement: Feb 26), Kathy Martin (Surgery this past Tues.), Mike Smith's friend w/Cancer, Juanita English, Eunice Browning, Harold Garrett (Anderson Hosp./Veteran's Home), Beth Shirley (Recent MRI), Nancy Holt, The congregation of Mt. Creek Baptist Church, Elaine Seigler (Heart tests), Our silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country, and the Peace of Jerusalem.

Offering Counters today: Jason Lanford/Chris James
Today in nursery: ?
Tonight's driver: Jason Lanford
Next week's counters: Bob Alcumbrack/Carol James
Next week in nursery: ?
Next week's driver: Greg Smith

Happy birthday this week to the following: Tammy Barkley, Bobbie Martin, Jean McCombs, Joey Martin, Mickey Durham, Joan McKee, Pasty Burris, Sarah Hood, Alta Saylors, and Grant Alcumbrack.
Bill & Joan Jameson are celebrating their wedding anniversary tomorrow.

Please stay after church today for a delicious meal in the Fellowship hall.
Thanks to those who have prepared food and to those who are serving. Proceeds from today's luncheon will benefit the Beth Durham Simpson Camp Fund.

We're thankful for Margie Lanford's safe return from Central America. Ask Margie about her recent Orthopedic Surgical Mission Trip.

The Angel Food Ministries (Piedmont Emergency Relief Center) has issued its latest menu. Pick up a copy and learn more about this money-saving food plan.

All ladies of the church are invited to attend the Feb 24th Sister's Act meeting at the church (6:30). Wear red and bring an Italian dish to share. (Dessert served)

We appreciate those who attended yesterday's Men's Breakfast, and those who who came early to help prepare the meal.

Thanks also to Mike Smith (Coordinator) & the Facility Needs Study Committee which met last Sunday afternoon for a valuable time of discussion/planning.

The Southeast Mid Winter Retreat is almost here! Please speak to Telva if you have any questions. Registration begins on Friday at 7 pm; Pizza will be served. The retreat will conclude on Sun. morning after brunch (11 am).

The ABC Invitational will be held Mar 5-7 for those in grades 9 and up. This is a time for prospective students to take a look at classes/instructors, and get an overall taste of the campus atmosphere. (Speak to Rebecca for more information)

Thanks to those who helped out with this past Friday evening's Winter Jam at the BiLo Center. Approximately 25 of our youth enjoyed an exciting Christian Concert and time of fellowship together.

Rachel Franco wishes to make us aware of the following: A teacher at Palmetto High School has a 4 yr. old daughter that was recently diagnosed w/Leukemia. The family is accepting donations (Checks made payable to Palmetto High School and given to Rachel Franco).

For several years now, Rebekah Martin has been organizing a Christian Ladies Tropical Getaway. If you are interested in attending this Panama City Beach, FL Retreat (Mar 26-29), check out the brochure on the entryway table.