Volume 32 Number 31

I Saw Jesus

I saw Jesus last week.
He was wearing blue jeans and an old shirt.
He was up at the church building;
He was alone and working hard.
For just a minute he looked a little like one of
our members.
But it was Jesus.
I could tell by His smile

I saw Jesus last Sunday.
He was teaching a Bible class.
He didn’t talk real loud or use long words,
But you could tell he believed what he said.
For just a minute, he looked like my Sunday School
But it was Jesus.
I could tell by His loving voice.

I saw Jesus yesterday.
He was at the hospital visiting a friend who was
They prayed together quietly.
For just a minute he looked like brother Jones.
But it was Jesus,
I could tell by the tears in His eyes.

I saw Jesus this morning.
He was in my kitchen making my breakfast and
fixing me a special lunch.
For just a minute he looked like my mom.
But it was Jesus.
I could feel the love from his heart.

I see Jesus everywhere,
Taking food to the sick,
Welcoming others to his home,
Being friendly to a newcomer and for just a minute,
I think he’s someone I know.
But it’s always Jesus.
I can tell by the way He serves.
May someone see Jesus in you today.

Author Unknown

News & Notes

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.

TEENS: Grandview teens have been invited to a Saturday evening, Aug 15 campfire and cookout at Randy and Sherri Lange’s St. Charles home.  The time has been tentatively set at between 5:30 pm and 6:00 p.m.  The exact details are yet to be established.  Please plan now to attend!!

PRAY OVER IOWA will be on Friday night, September 11th. The theme is “Won’t It Be Wonderful There?”.  Hosted by the church of Christ in Marshalltown, held at the  Marshalltown Community College Campus More details to follow!

BLOOD DRIVE:  During the summer months, the blood supply in Iowa can experience shortages.  38,000 Americans need blood every day, so even with busy summer schedules and vacations, it is still important to find the time to make a blood donation.  Don’t forget that when you donate this summer, you can redeem a What Color Do You Bleed t-shirt in your favorite team colors!  A few spots are still available for the blood drive this coming Saturday.  Check the sign-up sheets to see how you can be involved in this good work!

EDUCATION WORKDAY:       The new quarter is beginning and we are going to have a workday on Aug 23 after morning worship.  If you are interested in teaching or even if you are a parent please come and see what goes on in Bible class.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY:  We will be sorting clothes downstairs.  If you can join us during one of these sessions, please feel free to attend.

Thursday-Aug 13 7:00-8:00pm
Saturday-Aug 15 10:00-11:00 pm
Tuesday-Aug 18  7:00-8:00pm

We would also invite household items but please don’t bring them until after Aug 16.   All items should be in good condition.

Zambia Mission Work

Emily 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.

Deadline is August 23!
Russ and VIcki Flaherty (Sherri Lange’s sister)

Missions VBS Supplies

We would like to begin collecting supplies for the mission work again this year.  The supplies are an important addition to the  work that we do through the Richardsons in Bonaire, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica.  We need the following items:

  • Construction Paper—as much as we can get since this is a hot item in these countries.
  • Crayons—200  plus boxes
  • Children’s Safety Scissors—150
  • Markers—50 boxes
  • Glue Sticks—200
  • Bible related stickers (for attendance and other projects) – 50 sheets

Thanks for your help!  Darin

Prayer Requests

Karen Hardy’s health is continuing to deteriorate.   Please remember her and her family.

Marge Stevens has been suffering with respiratory problems for the past six weeks, and the doctors have not been able to diagnose it. This is making it very difficult for her to care for Glenn as she would like. Please keep Marge and Glenn in your prayers.

Bob Kunce passed away Sunday, Aug 2 in Missouri following a long battle with cancer. Kim Greer is thankful she was able to be with him when he died.  She requests prayers for the family especially her mother.

Gage Crutchfield a 7 year old friend of the Mort’s had a stroke and is paralyzed.

Mike Richardson asked for our prayers for his mother, Bonnie Richardson, and his son, Manuel.

Linda the mother of one of Crystal Lange’s friends is having trouble with her diabetes treatments.

Lois Lyman the mother of Karen Hardy is doing much better and is expected to be going to an assisted living situation soon.

Nancy Wallis broke a bone in her foot and will have an extended recovery period.

Nancy Wallis’ mother, Ethel Delbridge, has been placed in an assisted living facility.

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 for adenoid removal.

Mike Hysall has begun his treatment.  Thanks for your prayers and continue to pray for success.

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

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 (Susie Easter’s brother). Jeannie Duquette as she is seeking a new work opportunity.  Tom Doty got a job and will be moving to Bowling Green, Kentucky!

Phyllis Mort’s sister-in-law, Carol, has Stage 1 or 2 lung cancer as well as now being told she has stage 4 kidney cancer.

Expectant mothers:  Sarah Mongan, Kayla Wallis

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.

James Farrell, brother of Beth Potter’s co-worker is in end stages of lymphoma.

Michelle, sister-in-law of Beth Potter’s co-worker, is dying of cancer.

Calendar of Events

  • Aug 15 – Blood Drive
  • Aug 15 – Davis City Church of Christ Gospel Meeting
  • Aug 22 – Clothing Give Away
  • Aug 30 – McClaran’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

End of this issue.