Volume 31 Number 34

God Is My Rock
Psalm 62:6

Is your world troubled? Have relatives passed away? Has unemployment caused you uncertainty? Have relationships been rocked by the everyday struggles of life? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, I pray that God will quickly take away your heavy burden. I also pray that you come away stronger from whatever trial you may be enduring at this time.

A question may arise when your times are bad. Your pre-Christian friends and co-workers may ask, “Where is Your God?” – that question comes straight from Psalm 42:10. Doubt may arise in their mind whether God exists at all. Don’t let your struggles make you doubt too. God does exist and he is the same God in your time of struggle as he was when you were prospering and all was right with your world. He doesn’t change. He is a rock. He is a fortress. (Psalm 62:10). To be more specific, He is my rock and my fortress. I hope he’s yours too.

There are times when I need encouragement and tonight I found it in the 62nd Psalm. If you find yourself troubled, please read the entire Psalm by turning to page 898 (if you have the Holy Bible Read to me Edition with a picture of Jesus and little children on the front). This Psalm is magnificent, especially verses 5-8. May God bless your week.

In Christ y’all,

Brian Humek
Airport Freeway Church of Christ
Euless, Texas

News and Notes

TEACHER WORKDAY -  August 24:  We will be assembling new material.  Please bring a sack lunch and spend the afternoon.  Everyone is welcome—you do not have to be a teacher to assist!

RICHARDSONS still have a need for some school supplies.  Their needs in order of importance are construction paper, scissors, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, crayons, tape, markers,  and glue sticks.

PROFILES: Gene McClaren is collecting family profiles from Grandview members.  If you have not done one, please talk to Gene.

SINGING:  Karen Acres has Grandview on their calendar to sing on September 20 at 2:00 pm.

PRAY OVER IOWA—Friday, September 5
Theme: The Fruits of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22,23
A Catered Supper starts at 5:30 pm.
Program  begins at 7:00 pm
Speakers include:

Roy North – Harlan/Redline – “Love”
Zach Ahrens – McPherson Ave., Council Bluffs – “Joy”
Jason Zaiger – Atlantic – “Peace”
Paul Prescott – Marshalltown – “Kindness”
Jeremy Folding – Grandview, Des Moines – “Goodness”
Dan Pierce – Cedarloo, Cedar Falls – “Gentleness”

PM Worship:

Jeremy Folding: “The Same Mind: But Whose Mind?
Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:10-11  and   Philippians 4:1-9

A Community Need…Hospice of Central Iowa is looking for people to provide baked goods to our 24-bed hospice facility.  Cookies, bars, breads or any comforting baked treats are set out for patients, families and visitors to enjoy daily. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Bright Kavanagh House, please call or e-mail Cheryl Berg, Bright Kavanagh House Volunteer Coordinator, at (515) 333-4552 or cberg@hospiceofcentraliowa.org for more details.

Calendar of Events

Sep 5 Pray Over Iowa—Grandview church of Christ
Sep 7 PM Potluck
Sept 20 Singing at Karen Acres
Oct 5 AM Potluck

Prayer Requests—Please remember these families

Meredith South is going to study in Italy this semester  – pray for her safe travel.

Karen Carico is very ill and in room #370 of Powell.

Louise Gordon has a mass on her bladder and she will be having a biopsy on the 25th.

Doris Gaulke’s cancer has returned but she will not be continuing chemotherapy.

Please continue to pray for:

Karen Hardy’s chemotherapy is not working and is undergoing tests.

Glen and Marge Stevens in dealing with Glen’s illness.

Karen Belk’s sister, Ina, is having sinus symptoms that are similar to a stroke.

Toni Lovejoy’s father who has advanced prostate cancer and her grandmother diagnosed with lung cancer.

Bob McClaran’s sister, Nathalie, who lives in South Carolina is in need of a transplant for her eye

Bob Kunce, Kim Greer’s father; Jean Cook, Archie’s mother, who all have cancer

Kimball Matkins, who has ALS —there is a website that chronicles his life at:


Central Iowa Missions

August 24 Osceola Michael Mazak
August 31 Osceola Kelly Kaiser


Aug 24    Darin & Missy Thompson
Aug 29    Glenn Stevens
Aug 30    Todd Johnson
Aug 30    Paul Nieves
Aug 30    Fred & Nancy Anderson

Service Roster

Sunday AM 08/24/08 08/31/08 09/07/08 9/14/08
Song Leader Joe L. Jason H. Dan B. Alan A.
Opening Prayer Joe Bux. Patrick D. Joe Bre. Randy L.
Reading Tate S. Tyler S. Art W. Joe Bux.
Lord’s Supper Dan B. Joe Bux Jared V. Orrin N.
Bread Robert G. Mike Mel. Tate S. Gaylon H.
Cup Wes M. Lew K. Mitch M. Rich P.
Offering Joe Bre. Matt B. Mike Maz Archie C.
Closing Prayer Kelly K. Darin T. Todd J. Ron M.
Sunday PM 08/24/08 08/31/08 09/07/08 9/14/08
Song Leader Joe L. Alan A. Philip W. Patrick D.
Opening Prayer Jared V. Gaylon H. Kelly K. Jason H.
Reading Ron M. Steve S. Mike D. Mike Mel.
Lord’s Supper Dan B. Joe Bux Jared V. Orrin N.
Closing Prayer Archie C. Randy L. Robert G. Lyle D.
Wednesday 08/27/08 09/03/08 07/10/08 09/17/08
Song Leader Dan B. Jason H. Alan A. Philip W.
Closing Prayer Lyle D. Orrin N. Tyler S. Darin T.

End of this issue.