June 10, 2012

Welcome to Guthrie Grove Church of God. This is the day that the Lord has made; let's be glad and rejoice!

We Gather in the Presence of the Lord
Musicians ~
Joyce Williams (Keyboard)
Travis Winner (Assistant Song Leader)

Welcome/Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation ~

Call to Worship ~
Hymn #168
What a Wonderful Savior!

Invocation ~

We Worship Through Giving ~
~ Joyfully Receiving the Lord's Tithes and Our 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 Worship in Song ~
Hymn #218
The Family of God
Bind Us Together
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, bind us together with love.
There is only one God, there is only one King. There is only one body,that is why I sing.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, bind us together with love.
Bind Us Together by Bob Gillman
©1977 Thankyou Music
CCLI #279191

A Musical Offering ~

Morning Message ~

Closing Hymn ~
(To be announced)

Benediction ~

Depart to Show and Share Your Faith ~

Looking Ahead:
Jun 10: Evening Service at 6 pm
Jun 15: Lavonia, GA trip to see the 7:30 pm production of Front Porch Stories (Church van departs at 6:15 pm)
Jun 17-22: SE Youth Camp (Blowing Rock): This year's theme is Transformed
Jul 3-10: Up Project (Washington DC area)
Jul 11-13: General Conference (Lawrenceville, OH)
Jul 22-27: FUEL (Manchester College: N. Manchester, IN)
Aug 4: Carolina Conference Board meets at Ryan's (Asheville)
Aug 18: Springmaid Splash: a really fun 5 or 10k at Spruce Pine, NC: several from the church are going: let us know if you want to participate: check out mitchellraces.com
Aug 19: Carolina Conference Meeting at Bethel Church of God
Aug 26: Special Meetings begin with Pastor Scott Ross
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,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, James Pierce, Dick & Junior Davis (Joe's brothers from IL), Joe Pack, Harold/Betty Davis, Lois Wells, Denise Elwell, John Mattison, Mary Ann Durham, Gary Smith's niece's husband, Donny Seigler, Peggy Durham, Joan/Bill Jameson,Karen Holt, Deb McGuffin, Kathy Hood, Milton Pack, Bill Simpson, Bobby Thomason, Alma Linley, Pat Smith's sister, Estleen Parsons, Heather Hooper,Jim Mattison, Jane Chastain, Kathy Martin, Mabel Campbell, Mike Barton,Joyce Burris, Ron Stone, Allen Skelton, Gerri Shaull, Judy Sloan, Jamie Davis,Bonnie Partain, Andrea McMinn's brother & brother-in-law, Dean McCombs (Surgery 06/15), Pastor Russ Magaw's daughter Sharon (Breast Cancer), Kamden Davenport (Broken arm), the Bill Pierce Family, Jake & Amber Ballard (Married yesterday), our silent requests, travelers, Troops, Country & the Peace of Jerusalem

Offering counters:
Today: Mike W. Smith/Carol James

Nursery worker(s):
Today: Evan/Ashley
Next week: Jonathan/Amy

Birthdays This Week:

  • Karen Holt
  • Lara Franco
  • Randy Spearman
  • Robbie Timmerman
  • Andy Wilson
  • Gareth Lanford
  • Lee Ann Hodge

Wedding Anniversaries:

  • Mack & Sharon Durham
  • Danny & Holly Durham
  • Bobby Lee & Angie Partain
  • Chad & Tonja Davenport
  • Marc & Tammy Barkley
  • Marshall & Ann Durham

Camp Expenses:
Don't forget to take the opportunity to make a special donation (earmarked BYF) To help w/camp expenses, van and charter bus rentals, etc.

There are so many planned absences today, but we are glad that YOU are here. Many are attending the Ballard/Cain wedding in Ohio, the Pierce funeral in GA, the Partain Reunion, beginning their summer vacations, etc.

Bobby Lee and Angie:
Angie Partain will soon be leaving to join Bobby Lee in Germany. Please keep Angie in your thoughts and prayers during this exciting time in her life. May God bless you; may you have a safe trip and a wonderful experience!

A big thank you to Director Sherry Alcumbrack and her Vacation Bible School crew for all the effort that went into last week's VBS: "Sky: Flying High with God". Students of all ages learned that no matter what,trust in God. A large number enjoyed Thursday evening's picnic finale.

Loree Pierce:
We are saddened to report that Loree Pierce fell asleep in death this past Wed. morning at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, after battling Alzheimer's for many years. Funeral services and interment will be in NE Georgia. Our love and prayers are with Bill and the family at this difficult time. We long for the day there is no more sorrow, sickness, pain or death.

Gerald Hiles:
Congratulations to Gerald Hiles upon retiring from his Social Studies position at Liberty High School (37 yrs. of teaching). May God richly bless you as you begin this new chapter in your life.

Chruch Van:
Thanks to Kevin Farr and Jason Lanford for repairing the automated door of the church van. Kevin ordered the part and he and Jason installed it in time for our young people to travel safely to Blowing Rock next weekend.

SE Camp:
SE Youth Camp starts NEXT Sunday: 1st meal served Sunday evening.

Thank You Cards:
Guthrie Grove has received the following thank you cards:
"Guthrie Grove BYF: Thank you so much for great memories growing up at Guthrie Grove! I love my picture frame and leather-bound journal. I'm so ready for the next page of life and will try to write more in my journal!" Love you, Karsen Pack
"Dear Church Family, thank you so much for your prayers. I was so touched when I received your card that I cried. I love you all!" Jane (Chastain)

General Conference:
Early-bird registration for the Jul 11-13 General Conference in Lawrenceville, OH is Jun 15. Pick up a registration form on the entryway table today.

Africa Mission:
Please keep the African Mission Team in your prayers (Dr. Joe and Rebekah Martin & Kim Raper). They are currently in Malawi & will travel to Nairobi,Kenya on Jun 18. The team plans to return on Jun 29.
Special Meetings 2013:
Again, we appreciate the work of our Nominating Committee. Greg Demmitt was selected as Special Meeting Speaker 2013; Vince Finnegan was runner-up.