Volume 32 Number 45

The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember…

Noah was a drunk,
Abraham was too old,
Isaac was a daydreamer,

Jacob was a liar,
Leah was ugly,
Joseph was  abused,

Moses had a stuttering problem,
Gideon was  afraid,
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer,

Rahab was a prostitute,
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,
David had an affair and was a murderer,

Elijah was suicidal,
Jonah ran from God,
Naomi was a widow,

Job went bankrupt and lost everything he had,
John the Baptist ate bugs,
Peter denied Christ  three times,

The Disciples fell asleep while praying,
Martha worried about everything,
The Samaritan woman was divorced more than once,

Zacchaeus was too small,
Paul was too religious,
Timothy had an ulcer,

AND, Lazarus was dead !!

No  more excuses now!!

Sent by former member Tim Costello.

News & Notes

TEEN GATHERING:  Sunday, Nov 15th following evening services at Mitch and Jo Mort’s.   Girls bring desserts and boys bring hot dog buns.

GRANDVIEW MEN: On Sunday morning, Nov. 22 & Nov. 29 there will be a class for those Grandview men who publicly read scripture and/or lead prayer as part of our worship services. This class will meet in the “fireside room” off the new fellowship hall during the regular Sunday morning Bible class hour. If you ever have lead a prayer or read scripture publicly or are planning to, this class is for you. No pre-registration or sign-up is necessary. Just show up for this class during the Bible class hour on Nov. 22 and Nov. 29. Please bring your Bible with you.

JEROD and AMY PENICK placed membership at Grandview.  We have enjoyed having them worship with us! If you haven’t already, take time to meet them. Their address is 3917 41st Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 0 277-6080.

CARE PACKAGES:  The teens are asking for donated single serving packets of food and other items on the sign up list or that you might think a college student, soldier, or shut- in might enjoying receiving or eating.    We intend to collect from now until Sunday evening, Nov. 15.  As in the past year, monetary donations to help with the package shipping costs are welcome also. -The GrandView Teen Class.

SOUP AND SUPPER SINGING:  Join The L.I.G.H.T. Club And The Park Church of Christ For Our Annual Soup Supper And Singing at the Fremont Community Center, 107 E. Main, Fremont, Iowa 52561.  Sunday, December 6th @ 4:00-6:00 p.m.; All Are Invited To Attend From The Community.  If you have questions please call 641-295-0135.

Prayer Requests

Michael Watson requested prayers last Sunday night concerning the decisions and choices he has been making. He confessed that he has not been making the right choices and asked for prayers for strength.  Michael also asked for prayers for his father who will be having rotator cuff surgery on Monday.

Ronnie Harrison had a stress test on Friday. Pray that the test comes back normal.

McKenna Thompson did not have surgery on Monday. The doctors are wanting to wait one month and reevaluate the inflamed gland at that point.

Emma Wallis is doing well after her surgery-pray for quick healing.    Tim Bailey has mono. Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Bob and Marla Housby will be traveling back to the U.S. next week. Please pray for them as they travel as well as for their search to receive the necessary financing for the mission work.

Mike Johnson’s manager Pat is suffering from a Staph infection in his arm.

Marge Steven’s sister Dorothy has problems with high blood pressure—Her medication was been changed.

Dan Nitz, Marnie Walker’s father, was admitted to the hospital Wednesday for chest pains.

Please remember the family of Mike Hysell who passed away.

Cassie, Melissa & Micah’s grandmother was moved to the beginning Alzheimer’s Unit in York, Nebraska. Also, their Great Aunt Pearl has very advanced breast cancer and a call expected at any time.

Brian Hiskey’s grandmother was hospitalized Monday with heart palpitations; his friend Laylee was in danger of having the state take away her child, now she is pregnant again and the state may take both children; and pray for his co-worker Mike as he has been temporarily laid off from work and he usually handles these situations poorly.

Mary Steele’s daughter, Tiffini, will be having a hysterectomy December 4.

Brian’s friend, Jeff Ward, has esophageal cancer and liver cancer.

Dot, Beth and Jeannie’s step-mother has wide spread cancer in the abdomen but  will be on medication..

Clint Mongan is now recovering at home.

Alice Potter, Rich’s mother  will not be having surgery.

Elaine’s daughter Jennifer that has parvo virus.

Pray for our nation and all the challenges facing it.

Mike Mazak’s father is in failing health and his desire to bring him to Christ.

Shane Siegle’s sister, Cherrie Hubbard has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Those looking for employment:  David and Frank Colton, Floyd West (Susie Easter’s brother), Kyle and Deborah Wallis, also remember our state workers!

Phil Walker is now in Birmingham, Alabama.  Marnie and the girls will be staying in Des Moines until the house sells.

Martha Winkelman’s (a friend of Phyllis Mort) cancer has spread throughout her body.

Amber Birmingham, a friend of the Morts, has asked for us to pray for a tumor that was found.

The family of Jason Hubbard needs our prayers for their 12 year old daughter Abbey and the family with difficulties.

Ronnie Harrison’s sister Sharon has been losing weight from her treatments.

Nick Lacina who has leukemia and worships at the Center Street Church of Christ in Marshalltown.

Expectant mothers:  Sarah Mongan, Dawn White, Dora Crocker, Anne Ogle

Missions:  Richardsons; Emilee Flaherty – medical missions in Zambia; Bob and Marla Housby—Italy

Calendar of Events

Dec 6 – Dora Crocker and Tim Bailey wedding
Jan 22 – All Church Birthday Party!
Feb 20 – Jess Mort and Jerod Flaherty wedding

End of this issue.