Volume 31 Number 40


October 26, 2008 is our 5th Family and Friends Day activity. This is truly an activity by which each of us as a member at Grandview can make things happen.  Brother Jeremy, in recent sermons, has mentioned the concept that everyone has a role in the Lord’s work here at Grandview. Here is one opportunity in which everyone can participate. We all know someone whom we can invite, and probably more than one “someone.”

For our Family and Friends Day in 2007, it was suggested that each of us develop a Ten Most Wanted List, and use that list as a basis for distributing invitations. However, we are not suggested ONLY ten, but we are asking that each one of us consider inviting our family members and our friends.  It is not about numbers, and we understand that; it is about the potential to reach out to lost souls and to those who need to hear the saving gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Beginning in 2007, we attempted a follow-up activity in which we sought to include those who joined us for Family and Friends Day on our mailing list for House-To-House. This option offers a continuing connection to Grandview and to positive spiritual teachings from God’s word.  The flyers announcing Family and Friends Day have been posted. The mailboxes are out. The invitations are ready. Now is the time to begin inviting family and friends for October 26th.

However, there are additional opportunities to help. We will need at least two people to serve as greeters at each entrance [except the one directly into the auditorium], people to help with parking, and to “usher.” Also, even with the potential for construction, some of us will have to park in other locations so that we can conserve the “on campus” parking space for our visitors.

We have set October 15th as the date to have all invitations prepared and turned in for mailing. Remember to put your invitations in the “mailboxes,” and we will pick them up at each worship opportunity, and on Friday October 17th, they will be mailed from our building. If we have a great number of invitations, we may request assistance in getting them all into the mail by that date.

Let us each pray for this special activity and for those whom we will invite to join us.

News and Notes

GOSPEL MEETING:  Tent Chapel Church of Christ (3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa; 3264 County Hwy P-14)  Sunday-Tuesday – October  5-7 ; Speaker: Les Hinkle, Lebanon, TN.

SONBEAMS will be going for breakfast at 8:30 on Tuesday Oct 14, to the Village Inn, 3410 8th St. S.W., Altoona.

RACE FOR THE CURE: Everyone is invited to participate in a group “walk” for the Race For The Cure on Oct. 25th. There will be a sign up sheet, but I wanted to get this out to everyone since the deadline is a week away. There are fun events after the race as well as before.  Please register on your own and we will organize group transportation.  Early registration deadline is Oct. 3rd—go to this link to sign up: http://www.komendesmoines.org/

FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY—Oct 26:  The mailboxes are out and the invitations are ready.  It is time to start making out the invitations!

The Advanced Preaching Class will begin on Sunday morning November 2nd in the Fellowship area. This is for men who are members at Grandview who want to continue with the preaching class series or who want a refresher course. Please let Art know if you will be attending. Thank-you

MEN AND BOYS CAMPOUT:  The men and boys campout will be at Yellow Banks park on Oct 10.

GIRLS AND WOMEN sleepover is also on Oct 10 at Missy Thompson’s home.  We will begin at 7:00pm.  Please bring snacks to share and bedding if you will be staying overnight.

Meredith South’s address has a small correction that will help to get any mail to her more effectively.  Please look on the window in the back of the auditorium for the new formatting.

Prayer Requests

Prayer of Thanks!  Shane Siegle is now employed!

Please continue to pray for Jeff Moore, a friend of Andrea and Andy’s who continues to recover from an ATV accident in Minnesota 2 weeks ago.  He is still in a drug induced coma, but doctors continue to be optimistic about his recovery.  If you want to encourage his family or follow his diagnosis go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/JeffMoore.

  • Karen Hardy is having challenges with her cancer.  Please keep her and the family in your prayers!
  • Karen Carico is at Taylor House.  Please remember her in prayer as well as her family!
  • Frank Ingersoll’s step-mother had a small stroke.
  • Karen Belk’s sister had a stroke and will have a long recovery.
  • 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.

Central Iowa Missions

  • Oct 5    Ogden    Joe Buxton
  • Oct 5    Atlantic    Darin Thompson
  • Oct 12  Osceola    Darin Thompson
  • Oct 12  Blockton – TBA


  • Oct 5  Randy & Sherri Lange
  • Oct 5  Lyndsay Gordon
  • Oct 7  Kyle Kuper
  • Oct 8  Tim Bailey
  • Oct 8  Missy Thompson
  • Oct 8  Dylan Gordon
  • Oct 11 Phyllis Mort

Calendar of Events

  • Oct 5-7  Tent Chapel Church of Christ, Blockton
  • Oct 11    STC—Owatonna  Ladies Day
  • Oct 11    All Day Meeting—Marshalltown Church of Christ  Office 641-753-6467
  • Oct 25    Ogden’s Ladies Day and Men’s Renewal
  • Oct 26    Friends and Family Day
  • Nov 1 & 2 Marshalltown Youth Rally—1402 S Center St

End of this issue.