Volume 31 Number 37

Family and Friends Day 2008

We have already experienced a great deal of activity at Grandview so far in 2008.  One new activity was the lectureship on Elders in April, and when that activity was being panned, we decided to move our Family and Friend’s Day to the fall.  As has been announced, the date is October 26, 2008.

A few years ago, one of our “visiting” speakers, brother Dan Lightfoot brought us a lesson on Elijah, and he emphasized the fact that Elijah was a man who made things happen.  In his lesson, brother Lightfoot noted the old comment: “In life, some people make things happen, some people watch as things happen, and then some people wonder what has happened.”   That idea fits very well with our planned “Family and Friends Day.”

As a congregation, we can be a people who make things happen.  It begins with our commitment to pray for this event, to make a list of people whom we plan to invite, to pray for those whom invite to join us on October 26, 2008, and to pray for the preparations we all will make for this day.

There will be a facility challenge for this program as we will probably have construction ongoing, and we will have to make some adjustments in order to provide a fellowship meal for our guests as well as our members.  It will take planning and some unique organizational considerations, but we can do it.

The Timeline For Invite A Friend Day

  • Sep 14:  First Bulletin Article
  • Sep 28:  Flyers Posted, Mail Boxes Out, Invitations Available
  • Oct 15:  Deadline to return invitations
  • Oct 17:  Invitations ready to be mailed
  • Oct 20-21:  If requested by members, the elders and/or Jeremy Folding will send personal notes to invitees.
  • Oct 27:  Thank you letters sent to visitors.  Assistance will be needed.

Begin now to pray for this special day, and begin to develop a list of family and friends whom you plan to invite.

News and Notes

SINGING:  Karen Acres has Grandview on their calendar to sing on September 14 at 2:00 pm.

LADIES FELLOWSHIP will be this Tuesday, Sept 16th at 7pm at the Starbucks on Merle Hay Rd (just North of I-80) Topic will be: From a Cluttered Lifestyle: Making Peace with our Possessions. Join us for a evening of “coffee” and fellowship.

Bring an item from home  (part of your clutter) that a person at the Battered Women’s Shelter would appreciate.

How well do you know your Hymns?

  • The Golfers hymn—–There is a Green hill far away.
  • The Politician’s hymn— Standing on the Promises.
  • The I.R.S. hymn—-I surrender all
  • The Electrician’s hymn—-Send the light
  • The Realtors hymn—-I’ve got a Mansion, just over the hilltop.
  • The Doctors hymn— The Great Physician.

South Twin Cities – Ladies Day

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008
9:00 – 2:30
(Registration is at 8:30)

Theme:  ”Whatever!”
Key Verse:  Philippians 4:8
Keynote Speaker:  Samantha Walker

Please RSVP by Oct. 7th (rough estimates are fine),
as this will aid our food committee in
providing enough food.

Please email us at souluvly77@yahoo.com or call us at 952-431-7004

South Twin Citites Church
16120 Cedar Avenue S
Rosemount, MN
Sara Whitmer

Prayer Requests

  • Karen Carico is at Taylor House.  If visiting you will have to put on gloves, mask and gown.  They would welcome visitors.
  • Kelly Kaiser in the passing of his father, Fred Kaiser.
  • A friend of Mitch and Jo, Joey Goodale, was seriously injured during football and is still in a coma.
  • Sam and Benton McClaren on the passing of their step-brother who lives in San Antonio.
  • Karen Belk’s sister did actually have a stroke and will have a long recovery.
  • Karen Hardy’s chemotherapy is not working and is undergoing tests.
  • Doris Gaulke’s cancer has returned but she will not be continuing chemotherapy.
  • Glen and Marge Stevens in dealing with Glen’s illness.
  • 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: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kimballmatkins

Calendar of Events

  • Sep 14 – Singing at Karen Acres
  • Sep 14 – Area Wide Singing—Ames
  • Sep 21-24 – Gospel Meeting Sixth Street church of Christ in Hampton
  • Oct 5 – AM Potluck
  • Oct 11 – South Twin Cities Ladies’ Day

Central Iowa Missions

  • Sep 14 – Osceola – Lew Kirk
  • Sep 21 – Osceola – Mitch Mort

Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • Sep 16  Matthew South
  • Sep 17  Kelly & Linda Kaiser
  • Sep 18  Taylor Gordon
  • Sep 20  Carrie Johnson

End of this issue.