Volume 33 Number 2

Who is this Jesus?

In chemistry, He turned water to wine.

In biology, He was born without the normal conception.

In physics, He disapproved the law of gravity when He ascended into heaven.

In economics, He disapproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5,000 men with two fishes and 5 loaves of bread.

In medicine, He cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs.

In history, He is the beginning and the end.

In government, He said that he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace.

In religion, He said no one comes to the Father except through him.

So. Who is He? He is Jesus! The greatest man in history.

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.

He had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.

He had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.

He had no army, yet kings feared Him.

He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.

He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.

He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

News & Notes

CLASSES: Art’s out of building preaching classes are going well. Please be thanking the Father for that as well as asking for continued guidance and blessings to fall on Art as he continues to provide this service to the churches in Iowa.

SHORES: Today, January 10th, we will be conducting services at The Shores in Pleasant Hill again at 2:00. We would appreciate anyone who can come to help sing and encourage the program to do so.

BIRTHDAY PARTY!  The all church birthday party is Jan 22 beginning at 7:00 pm.  A sign up sheet for cakes is in the commons area.  Sign up today!  There will be activities and lots of fellowship.  Plan to attend!

LOOKING FOR WORK:  Marla Housby is seeking part-time employment in the Des Moines community.  If you can help with information; please contact her at 515.988.4220.

WEDDING:  Grandview received a wedding invitation to the February Mort/Flaherty wedding which will be posted.  RSVPs will be placed in the back of the auditorium.

If you plan to attend, please fill out a card and give it to Jo Mort or mail to:

Mitch & Jo Mort
411 East Third Ave
Indianola, IA 50125

no later than FEBRUARY 1st 2010!

BIBLE READING:  Don’t forget to record the number of chapters you are reading each day.    This applies to all ages!

CHILI COOKOFF:  Polish off all those favorite Chili recipes and get ready to compete!   February 7th at our pm potluck will be the day!  Bring Hot, Mild or in between.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Bailey and Summerhayes family in the passing of Donna’s mother.  They are currently traveling back from Ohio.

John Stevens was released from the hospital. It was determined that he had a bleeding ulcer.

Diane George’s mother has been placed in hospice care.

Debbie Nieves’ family in the passing of her grandmother. Please remember Debbie’s family in your prayers.

Brian Hiskey asks for prayers for the family of Dan Wright a high school friend.  Dan was into drugs in high school but had become a successful business owner and a great friend.  He passed away from a drug overdose. His family can use all the prayers they can get.  Thank you very much,  Brian

Shane Siegle’s sister, Cherrie Hubbard has now learned her cancer has spread to her bones.

Please pray for Deb Kuper and the children as well as Chad.

Brian Hiskey’s friend, Jeff Ward has received word that his turmor has spread to his brain.

Anne Ogle’s grandfather, Earnest Kughl,.  They were unable to operate on his leg and his health is rapidly deteriorating.

Galen Duckstein’s father is doing better and is in a nursing facility. Please continue to pray for the family during this time as they deal with continuing conflicts that have arisen.

Brian Hiskey’s grandmother was hospitalized with heart palpitations they are not sure what is causing the difficulty; his friend Jaylee decided to abort her baby. She will probably have her remaining child taken away from her. She is 16 years old; and pray for his co-worker
Mike as he has been temporarily laid off from work and he usually handles these situations poorly.

Clint Mongan is now recovering at home.

Pray for our nation and all the challenges facing it.

Dan Nitz, Marnie Walker’s father for chest pains.

Those looking for employment:  David and Frank Colton, Floyd West (Susie Easter’s brother), Deborah Wallis, Michelle Parker (Potter’s daughter), Tom Collier.

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

Ronnie Harrison’s sister, Sharon, is doing better but still struggling with her appetite.

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

Expectant mothers:  Sarah Mongan, Dawn White, Dora Bailey, Anne Ogle, Melissa Ludwig

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

Mike Mazak will be medically discharged from the service in about March.

Caleb Guillo: After lots of tests including an echocardiogram and lung function, the Mayo Clinic pulmonologist determined that our son’s otherwise good health and the positive outcomes of his previous lung collapses (pneumothoraxes) bode well for him in the future.  We will continue to monitor his condition and consult with the doctors.  All the prayers have been greatly appreciated.

Marnie Walker and the girls in Des Moines with the house for sale while Philip is in Alabama.

Josh White (son-in-law of a member of the church in Council Bluffs) had a stroke. Additionally, his family has requested prayers that both he and his wife Kaylla come to the decision to be restored in their relationship with God. They are living in Ankeny.

Calendar of Events

  • Jan 3    AM Potluck
  • Jan 22    All Church Birthday Party!
  • Feb 7     PM Potluck—CHILI COOKOFF!
  • Feb 20    Jess Mort and Jerod Flaherty wedding

End of this issue.