Volume 32 Number 7

Mexico Mission Trip

The annual Mission to Mexico will take place on March 13 – March 21, 2009. The group will be traveling to Cuidad Victoria to help the congregations that we have been assisting over the past few years.

The bus will leave from Des Moines on Friday March 13th at 4 p.m. and return to Des Moines sometime around noon on Saturday March 21st.

Our King’s Highway Bus will leave and return to The Machine Shed Restaurant at I35/I80 and Hickman Rd. Please plan to be there no later than 3:30 p.m. to load the bus.

The cost per person has gone up $50 dollars this year to $500 per person. (The actual cost is closer to $600 but we are doing everything we can to reduce that amount.)

Please get your name to me by February 22nd if you are going to go this year.

The hotel and bus fees have gone up and the cost of supplies have almost doubled from last year. If you are in need of help or have questions please let me know. In the past all of you have been very helpful and your generosity of supplies and funds overwhelming. As a group we will need to have around $9,500 to ensure everyone that has shown an interest in going has that opportunity. If you can help in any way this year please let me know over the next few weeks.The funds will be needed no later than Sunday, March 8th, PM Service.

Thank you for your support and wonderful prayers!

Darin Thompson, Missions Deacon

News and Notes

BLOOD DRIVE: Feb 15: About 1 in 7 people entering the hospital require blood, and there is no substitute for human blood.  Time slots are still available for you to sign up to help others by donating blood on February 21st!  Come be apart of the fellowship!  Remember:  homemade cookies!  ;)

GRANDVIEW TEENS:  The teens are invited for pizza and a movie at the Todd and Carrie Johnsons on Sunday evening, February 15 after evening services.  Teens bring cookies or bars.

THANK YOU: Thank you for the lovely basket of goodies.  The bars were great – I want the recipe.  I will enjoy using all the “fun stuff” and think
of you while doing so.  You have made me feel welcome from my first visit.  Your sister in Christ, Sharlene Dunlap

CAMPBELLS LABELS:  April Mazak is getting ready to send in 366 Campbell Labels!  Only the Campbell boy and the bar code is needed but they have to be attached. A big thank you to all those who take the time to bring the labels to church!

2009 Minnesota Bible Lecture
“The Costs of Discipleship”
Date: April 25, 2009, all  day event.
Location:  South Twin Cities Church of Christ,
16120 Cedar Avenue S, Rosemount, MN   55068-1022
Phone: Phone: 952-431-7004

Six men will be speaking including Art Wallis talking on “The rewards that outweigh the costs of following Jesus”

AREA WIDE SINGING: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:00 p.m. at the Ogden Church of Christ, 502 West Walnut Street, Ogden , Iowa.  Refreshments and fellowship will follow the singing. Please try to be here at 2:00 and bring as many folks with you as possible as we are planning to record this event and use it as introduction music for any of our subsequent TV or radio programs. It will also be available on our website. Go to www.ogdenchurchofchrist.org for a map link and printable directions.  If you have any questions, call Matt Glawe at 515-370-2520, or e-mail mdglawe@hotmail.com

LADIES CLASS: will be Tue. Feb 17th at 7:00 pm at Starbucks.  New location: 5250 86th Street—North of I80 at 86th Street across from Hilton Garden Inn.  The topic is “Money Matters/Financial Clarity.”

Prayer Requests

From the Sparks Family:  Tyler’s best friend Kenneth Collins and his wife just delivered a pre-mature baby and he has some sort of infection in his body.  The doctors don’t know what it is and are very scared for his life.  I am asking all of you to say a special prayer for the Collins’ family and their precious baby Cash Samuel Collins.  I think the more we honor and petition the Lord in this matter the better.  I know that God is all knowing and powerful, but I truly feel the need to ask all of my loved ones to pray for our precious dear friend!  Thank you! Tammy Sparks

We have received word that Lloyd and Barbara Deal’s 13 year old grandson, Connor, is in critical condition with pneumonia and staph infection in both lungs. Connor is the son of Ron and Nan Deal. There is a possibility he may lose one lung and they are very concerned about his kidney’s. There has been some improvement in his temperature as of yesterday. He is in an induced coma and on life support. Please pray for Conner and his family.

Archie Cook was able to get an MRI and they have identified the source of the pain in his arm. It is a herniated disc in his neck. They have put him on muscle relaxers. If these do not solve the problem by March then they will do a series of 3 shots of steriods into his neck.

Toni Lovejoy’s grandmother has died but her father is feeling better although she would still like our prayers!

Remember all those who have lost jobs:  Todd Johnson’s sister Karen; Mike Ogle’s brother; Tyler Sparks’ Brother-in-law

Jim Mort is still in Good Samaritan Nursing Home room 314. He was able to have his brace changed from 15 degrees of motion to 75 degrees of motion. He will be there for at least another 4 weeks.

Remember Micah Hardy, Mike Johnson and Brian Hiskey in prayer concerning their new life in Christ.

Easton Van Egdom is at home.  There are still challenges so keep them in your prayers!

Cedar Falls Members:  Sharon Burke has been having difficulty with bladder infection. She is receiving cancer treatments in Houston.

Karen Hardy’s  health situation—Please remember her in prayer!

Remember to pray for the elder nominations.

Expectant mothers:  Cassie Johnson

Marge Steven’s sister’s health has been decreasing drastically—Marge is under a lot of stress.

Lyndsay Gordon’s sister’s baby, Michaela Sue Nobel. Michaela is over 3 pounds! Her eyes got checked and Jeremy got to see it. She was not too happy during the eye check. Her eyes are still developing on target. Her isolete stays heated so she keeps warm.  They have the window shade open so she can start seeing day and night.

Millie Buxton is still having eye problems and please pray for Joe’s job.

Jake Ferrell’s mother has been ill and has been referred to Iowa City or Rochester.

Jeff Moore go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/JeffMoore

Kimball Matkins, who has ALS go to:  www.caringbridge.org/visit/kimballmatkins.

Calendar of Events

Church Activities

  • Feb 17 – Ladies Bible Group
  • Feb 21 – Grandview Blood Drive
  • Feb 22 – Area Wide Singing-Ogden
  • Mar 7 – Area Wide Singing
  • Mar 28 – Fellowship with Firearms
  • Apr 25 – MN Bible Lecture

Member Activities

  • Mar 2—DM Youth Symphony—Amy Bailey
  • Apr 24-25  Musical “Grease”—Urbandale High School—Ann Longfellow

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