08/02/2009
Volume 32 Number 30

A Place For Everyone

Have you REALLY considered how wonderful the Lord’s church is?

There are so many people that make up the church and they are all accepted by God as they are.

Differences that man often sees, are nullified by God. (1 Cor. 12:12; Col. 3:11; Gal. 3:27-28)

Among the members of our family at Weber Road, we have an assortment of educational backgrounds, numerous occupations, various economic levels, different races, a wide range of ages and even many spiritual levels of maturity and learning. Yet, we come together, as a family of believers and are equal in Christ as we are seen as His body (Gal. 6:10, Eph. 1:23)

Don’t take the church for granted! Thank God each day for your spiritual family members, encourage them, and love them as Christ does. (2 Thess. 1:3; Eph 5:25)

There is no place on this earth where you can belong to such a wonderful group because it is God that put us together and it is through Him that we can remain unified! (Acts 2:47; John 17)

Mark Hammitt, Weber Road Church of Christ, Corpus Christi, TX

News & Notes

BRIDAL SHOWER honoring Alison Augspurger will be held on Aug 6 from 7-9 pm at the building.  Alison and Rich (Stricklett) are registered at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.  See Sandy Longfellow  if you would like to donate to a group gift .

RECEPTION: Richard and Beth Potter are hosting a reception for daughters Kelly Potter and Michelle Parker (Mike, Sawyer, and Harrison too!)  Sunday, August 16 from 1 – 4 at Sunrise Park in Pleasant Hill.  Join us for a pot luck lunch at 1 or stop by for a visit in the afternoon.  There is playground equipment, plenty of parking and restroom facilities nearby.

SONBEAMS: The Sonbeams will be going for lunch on Tuesday Aug. 11, at Chicago Speakeasy, 1520 Euclid Ave.  We will meet there at 11:30. Please let Lyle know if you plan to go.

THE SHORES UPDATE: There were 38 for services at The Shores this past Sunday. 14 from Grandview and 24 from The Shores. Our special thanks to those from Grandview who helped with the singing as we know it was a very busy Sunday with so many preparing for VBS to begin. Thanks to Joe Buxton for the good job of preaching and to Dan Bailey for leading songs. Thanks also to Richard Potter and Orrin Nearhoof for giving prayers.

CONGRATULATIONS!  Cora Louise Johnson was born July 28  at 10:36 weighing in at 8lbs 6oz.  Cassie is doing well.  Congratulations to Mike and Cassie!

BLOOD DRIVE:  What Color Do You Bleed is back!  This special promotion gives blood donors the chance to support their favorite state school, ISU, Iowa or UNI, through blood donations!  This t-shirt will be featured for a limited time only at The Blood Center of Iowa’s Online Store.

If you would like to help by donating blood, please sign up for an appointment on the sheet at the back of the auditorium.  If you would like to support the drive by providing refreshments, working at the hospitality table, or being available during set-up and clean up, sign up on the appropriate sheet.

GOSPEL MEETING:  Davis City Church of Christ – All Day Gospel Meeting – Saturday, August 15, 2009 – 10 AM–3:30pm Davis City Community Center, 209 Bridge St.  The theme is “Preaching the Gospel”  For more information call 641-442-3145.

GOSPEL MEETING:  Eagleville church of Christ – 10321 Ginko St – August 8, 2009  10:00-3:30pm.  The theme is  “The End of Time”.

Zambia Mission Work

Emily Flaherty and 24 other students from Harding are going  to Zambia in the fall. They will be leaving the states on September 1st and return to Searcy on the 28th of November. They will be taking classes in the mornings and then working either in a medical clinic or a school in the afternoon, depending on their major.   Education majors will be teaching classes and the nursing majors will be working with the children in the clinic by giving immunizations, physicals, etc. There is an orphanage there that takes care of babies of AIDS victims. On the weekends they will be going out into the villages.

These are the items that have been requested. The students are allowed one suitcase for their trip, but can pay $50 for an additional  50 lb  of luggage. The students will then pool their items together when they get to Harding and pack in suitcases for Zambia. Our ladies class is going to collect some items to send and I was wondering if anyone there would like to contribute.

There is a list on the back window with the items needed.  If you would like to donate please put the items in the box by the table.

– Russ and VIcki Flaherty (Sherri Lange’s sister)

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY:  Here are some designated times when we will be sorting clothes downstairs.  Please feel free to join us!

  • Tue, Aug 4, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 8, 10:00-12:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 13, 7:00-8:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 15, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • Tue, Aug 18, 7:00-8:00pm

Please continue to bring clothes!

Prayer Requests

Mike Richardson asked for our prayers for his mother, Bonnie Richardson, who had surgery  to remove a lump from her breast.  The surgery was successful, they believe they removed all of the cancer, but her blood is not clotting properly and she had to be given a blood transfusion.  She will remain in Mercy Hospital for a time to be sure everything is going well.

Mike also told us that his son, Manuel Richardson, was released from prison.  He went forward at church to be restored and Mike has asked for prayers for his son.   Manuel is due to get married in the next couple of weeks at the Richardson’s farm.

Wes Mort’s co-worker’s (Sonya Blockinstad) son was shot and is in critical condition.

Nancy Wallis, Ethel Delbridge, has been placed in an assisted living facility.  Please pray for a smooth transition.

Mike Mazak asked for prayers for his father who is in failing health and that his heart may be opened to God.

Francis Cockrell-Colton the daughter of Harriet will be having surgery on the 4th of August to have the Adenoids removed from her neck.  They are swelling dangerously.

Mike Hysall has received word that his brain tumor is growing. The doctors want to try to treat the tumor with some experimental drugs and the insurance company has now approved their use.

A nephew of the Melvin’s, Chase, will be having chest surgery to remove a mysterious lump.

Kati Johnson the wife of Pam Dorrell’s nephew is having trouble with her eyesight and they don’t know why.

Jason Housby’s parents, Bob and Marla, are in transition preparing to go to Italy for mission work.

Prayers have been requested for Nick Lacina who worships with his parents the Center Street Church of Christ in Marshalltown.  Nick is 18 and has leukemia.

Those looking for employment:  Tyler Sparks and his brother-in-law, Rich Potter, Floyd West (Suzie Easter’s brother), Tom Doty.

Phyllis Mort’s sister, Carol, has lung cancer and needs further tests.

Bob Kunce, Kim Greer’s father, and Karen Hardy dealing with cancer.

Expectant mothers:  Sara Mongon

Michelle, sister-in-law of Beth Potter’s co-worker, is dying of cancer.  Michelle is 38 and was diagnosed 3 years ago following the birth of her youngest daughter.  Michelle and her husband also have a 10 year old daughter. Prayers were offered on her behalf by the Cedarloo congregation and many others at that time.  Please offer a prayer of thanks for the three years with which Michelle has been blessed and for strength and comfort for Michelle and her family at this time.

Prayers for Brody Decker.  Brody will be a student in Jo Mort’s class when school starts.  He has just been diagnosed with leukemia.

Rod Potter, a friend of Beth Potter (no relation) has been diagnosed with cancer of the prostate. Please pray for successful treatment.

James Farrell, brother of Beth Potter’s co-worker is in end stages of lymphoma.  Please pray for James and his family.

Calendar of Events

  • Aug 6 – Alison Augspurger Bridal Shower
  • Aug 8 – Eagleville  Church of Christ  Gospel Meeting
  • Aug 15 – Blood Drive
  • Aug 15 – Davis City Church of Christ Gospel Meeting
  • Aug 22 – Clothing Give Away
  • Aug 30 – McClaren’s reception
  • Sep 5 – Crystal Lange and John Even wedding
  • Sep 19 – Alison Augspurger and Rich Stricklett wedding
  • Oct 12-15 – ‘Holding the Traditions’ Lectureship—Dubuque


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