Maranatha news for September 16-22

Good morning, Maranatha –

This Sunday, September 23, is a big one! We will begin at 9:00 a.m. with fellowship and snacks, followed by announcements and joys and concerns. At 9:20 we’ll all go downstairs to Jubilee Hall together to hear David Wiggs’ “State of the Church” update. The staff has been working long hours to help David prepare this presentation, and it should be well worth your time! Come learn about plans for our church’s future, as well as our current ministries. There will not be an 8:30 worship service – Sunday at 11:00 is our next unity service.

The Rev. Dr. Lisa Davisson, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary, will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.

Thanks so much to the Rev. Dub Ambrose for teaching us the last two weeks! Last Sunday he led an interesting look at how Mary and Martha might have felt as they greeted Jesus after the death of their brother, Lazarus, and the emotions Jesus himself might have been dealing with as well. If you’d like to hear his lesson, or any of our past lessons, you can find them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

We were excited to welcome several guests Sunday – Randy and Laura Darden, Robert Chase, Mary Wiggs, and Rick and Stefanie Kelly. It was nice to have them all!

Happy birthday to Christi Luks on September 16, Debbie Jacoby on the 18th, Rick Evans on the 19th, and Dana Solomon on the 22nd.

Thanks to Jerry LeDoux for leading us in prayer Sunday and to Becky Morris and Richard and Jeanie Payton for our snacks. Lynn Jessee will give our prayer this Sunday and the Evans (healthy) and Campbells (guilty) will be our hosts.

JOYS AND CONCERNS

Janet Purinton is home and doing well.

Please remember the Latchems’ family, and all who are struggling with flooding along the east coast.

Please keep our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

October 4 – Operation School Bell – help fit school uniforms, shoes, etc. for our Burroughs Elementary students

October 11 & 25 – Maranatha helps with Compassion Dinners on these Thursday evenings.

November 5-9 – Maranatha Mission Team will work in the Houston area

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Church

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

SOCIAL EVENTS:

Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.

OTHER

Movies Worth Talking About will take place on Sunday, September 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall, sponsored by the Religion and Race Committee. Come watch a movie about three women “who are no longer hidden,” then dialogue together. Pizza and popcorn will be provided, and donations are accepted. Sign up Sunday in Bishops’ Hall.

Basic Chaplaincy Training is being offered in October for all who are interested in learning how best to help others, or who feel called to that ministry. Led by the International Fellowship of Chaplains, this 45-hour training will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S Lewis, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26. Contact Blythe Fowler, 918-636-0385 or bfowlerb or visit www.ifoc.org for more information.

Hope to see you Sunday –

Shari

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Class news for September 9-15

Good morning, Maranatha friends –

As we approach another weekend, we thank the Rev. Dub Ambrose, Chaplain at Methodist Manor for his good lesson last Sunday, “What Is the Lord Up To?” and we look forward to what he has to teach us this week.

On the following Sunday, September 23, we will begin class with fellowship and snacks at 9:00 a.m. Class announcements and joys and concerns will begin at 9:10, then we’ll all go downstairs to Jubilee Hall at 9:20 and sit together to hear David Wiggs’ “State of the Church” update. There will not be an 8:30 worship service, as our next unity service will begin that day at 11:00. This service will feature our youth Chapel Choir and children’s choirs.

The Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary, will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.

If you’d like to hear Rev. Ambrose’s lesson last Sunday, rf any of our past lessons, you can find them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

We welcomed Cathy Ambrose as our guest. Cathy thanked the class for our past Christmas gifts to Methodist Manor residents who don’t have family to care about them. She shared just how much those small gifts mean to those who receive them.

Happy birthday to Beth Green, Pam Sherman and Kraemer Luks on September 9, Michelle Place on September 11, Michael Caballero on September 12, Sherry Griffin on September 13, and Sharon Earley on September 15. Happy anniversary to Susan and Thad Leonard on September 10, Susan and David Rose on September 11, and Karen and Joe Harris on September 12.

Thanks to Susan Hamilton for leading us in prayer Sunday and to Rex and Allene Donley for our snacks. Jerry Ledoux will give our prayer this Sunday and Richard and Jeannie Payton (healthy, setup) and Becky Morris (guilty, cleanup) will be our hosts.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

October 4 – Project School Bell – help fit school uniforms, shoes, et. for our Burroughs Elementary students

October 11 & 25 – Maranatha helps with Compassion Dinners on these Thursday evenings.

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Church

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Janet Purinton is traveling home to Tulsa today! She and her nurse companion have a long day of travel, and will arrive this evening. It will be great to have her home.

We welcomed Jimmy Berg back to class after a long recuperation.

Susan Hamilton shared again how much she enjoyed Ashliann Payton’s performance in her recent talent show. Ashliann won that event last year. Susan encourages everyone to come and enjoy Ashliann’s next talent show on October 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Bundren shared their joy at their new granddaughter Charlotte’s birth. Charlotte came early, but both she and her mom Michelle are doing well.

Karen Campbell shared a joy that the new Wesley Center at OSU held its grand opening last weekend and now has rooms for 12 resident students.

Susan Day is selling her house and moving into an apartment.

Glenna Arnott requested prayer for her friend Becky, who fell and broke both wrists.

Please remember our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

Thanks to Ken Privett for arranging the Sunday buffet and tour at Philbrook Museum last Sunday. Everyone had a wonderful time.

For those who purchased this auction item, the downtown-dwellers’ progressive dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at the McCann’s place.

Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.

OTHER

You are invited to participate with our church’s team in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, September 15, on the University of Tulsa campus. Whether you can walk or not, please consider donating to support our team and this important cause. Information is available at Tulsawalk.org – just look for “Boston Avenue Support Group.”

Basic Chaplaincy Training is being offered in October for all who are interested or who feel called to that ministry, led by the International Fellowship of Chaplains. This 45-hour training will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S Lewis, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26. Contact Blythe Fowler, 918-636-0385 or bfowlerb or visit www.ifoc.org for more information.

Hope you’re having a great week! Thanks for all you mean to our class – see ya Sunday.

Shari

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Maranatha news email for September 2-8

Good evening, Maranatha friends –

We had a great time visiting and eating together at the Labor Day Brunch last Sunday. This Sunday we’ll hear the first of two lessons by the Rev. Dub Ambrose, Chaplain at Methodist Manor. He will teach again on September 16.

On Sunday, September 23, we will begin class with fellowship and snacks at 9:00 a.m. Class announcements and joys and concerns will begin at 9:10, then we’ll go downstairs to Jubilee Hall at 9:20 and sit together to hear David Wiggs’ State of the Church update. Our next unity service will be held that day at 11:00, and there will not be an 8:30 service.

The Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary, will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.

You can always hear our past lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy birthday to Gary Linsky on September 1, Allene Donley and Susan Day on September 3, Dave Grim and Bob Russell on September 4, and Ginny LeDoux on September 7.

Susan Hamilton will lead our prayer this Sunday and Lynn Russell (guilty, setup) and Mary Staat (healthy, cleanup) will be our hosts.

Thanks to all who helped with Family Promise last week.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

October 4 – Project School Bell – help fit uniforms, shoes, et. for our Burroughs Elementary students

October 11 & 25 – Maranatha helps with Compassion Dinners on these Thursday evenings.

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Church

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Janet Purinton is still in rehab in California and will probably be there for 7-10 more days. She texted today, “I just got a stack of get well cards. What a wonderful surprise! Please tell everyone thank you! Had an hour of PT this morning and an hour of OT where I showered and then worked on skills I’ll need to dress plus fly home. Busy day.” Her address is c/o San Luis Transitional Care, 1575 Bishop Street, Room 9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Laura Daniels’ mother’s graveside service was last Saturday. Please keep Laura and Mike and their family in your prayers.

Susan Hamilton shared that Ashliann Payton is a very talented, hilarious performer. Susan encouraged everyone to attend her next talent show. Congrats, Ashliann!

Bruce and Sharon Chucoski are keeping their two-year-old granddaughter to give their son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Deborah, rest during a difficult pregnancy. Please keep their family in your prayers – especially Deborah and Alex for a healthy baby.

Denise Kleain announced that her husband Albert will have heart surgery to put in a stint on September 19.

David and Susan Rose’s daughter Meghan needs prayers as she goes through a difficult divorce and child custody battle.

Jim Embrey is celebrating that hyperbaric oxygen treatments significantly helped his friend, Jonathan Colburn, after he was injured in multiple bomb blasts in Afghanistan. He is doing much better and is hoping those treatments can continue.

Please remember our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer that is now in her brain.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

There is a good group (23) going to the Sunday buffet and tour at Philbrook Museum this Sunday at 12:30. Thanks to Ken Privett for arranging this social.

For those who purchased this auction item, the downtown-dwellers’ progressive dinner will begin at the Mcann’s place at 6:00 p.m. on September 15.

Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.

OTHER

You are still welcome to come enjoy a church event, “Boston Avenue at the Museum,” this Friday, September 7. It will include lunch at the church at 11:30, then a bus ride to and tour of Gilcrease Museum’s exhibit, “T. C. Cannon at the Edge of America.” RSVP to the church, 918-583-5181.

Our church has formed a team to participate in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held September 15 on the University of Tulsa campus. Please consider walking or donating to support our team. More information is available at Tulsawalk.org – look for “Boston Avenue Support Group.”

See you Sunday!

Shari

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September 9 lunch at Philbrook and docent tour

There is room for 10 more to partake in the spectacular brunch at Philbrook in a private room then we will walk off our food during an awesome docent led tour of the museum. You don’t have to wait until you a clipboard lands in your lap to sign up. Just shoot me an email at smorgan or text me at (918) 640-4068. You can pay on game day if you desire.

September 9 after church. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. The tour will begin no later than 2:00 p.m.

Scott

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Class news for August 26-September 1

Good evening, Maranatha friends –

What a beautiful tribute to Julie Allen many of us experienced today! The service was so fitting, with many people filling the main floor of the sanctuary. Thanks to all who helped host and/or brought food for the family luncheon after the reception.

Thanks again to Dr. Don Hertzler for his great lessons on the apostle Paul. If you missed them and would like to hear them, you can find them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html . Thanks, Don!

We’ll enjoy a Labor Day Weekend brunch this Sunday. Please bring a dish to share. We will not be hosting another class this time, so come and enjoy just visiting with each other.

Rev. Dub Ambrose, Chaplain at Methodist Manor, will teach us on September 9 and 16, then we’ll gather in Jubilee Hall at 9:30 on September 23 for David Wiggs’ State of the Church update. Our next unity service will be held that day as well. Then Lisa Davidson from Phillips Theological Seminary will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our guests, Leigh Goodson, Rachel Tallent, Larkin McCann, and Sharon Earley’s sister Janet.

Happy birthday to Dave Shepherd and Andrea Davis, both on August 30. Happy Anniversary to Bill and Susan Thomas, also on August 30.

Thanks to Bruce Chucoski for leading us in prayer again Sunday, and to the Lanes and Shepherds for hosting.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

October 4 – Project School Bell – help fit uniforms, shoes, et. for our Burroughs Elementary students

October 11 & 25 – Maranatha helps with Compassion Dinners on these Thursday evenings.

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Church

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Janet Purinton fell while on a bus tour in California and broke her hip. Her surgery went well and she is currently in rehab. Our latest update is that she will probably be there for two more weeks. Her address is c/o San Luis Transitional Care, 1575 Bishop Street, Room 9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Laura Daniels’ mother passed away Friday. Please keep Laura and Mike and their family in your prayers.

Ashliann Payton was part of a talent show that took place Sunday evening at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian. Congrats, Ashliann!

Dave Shepherd’s brother Johnny, who has many health problems, blacked out Friday and fell face first into a curb while getting out of his car. He is currently hospitalized.

Martha Blevins’ friend’s husband has been in severe pain for 18 months, and was recently diagnosed with a tumor on his carotid artery. Please keep Beverly, Jerry and their family in your prayers.

Denzil and Lisa Tallent’s 4-month-old nephew, Charlie Irons, has an infection that has settled in one of his lymph nodes.

Amber Young Is celebrating that she has finally gotten a car.

Melanie Evans participated in the Legacy Weekend brunch for 50-year-members, and she shared the joy that our class and this church have meant so much to her throughout her life. Five generations of her family have been active at Boston Avenue over the years, from her grandparents to her grandchildren.

All 50-year members and 3-plus generation members in our class were recognized.

Sharon Chucoski is in Corning and will be bringing their two-year-old granddaughter to Tulsa for a couple of weeks while their son and daughter-in-law deal with pregnancy-related health problems.

Please remember our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer that is now in her brain.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

The annual Labor Day Reunion at Exodus House will take place on Labor Day from 5:00-7:00. They provide the meat and everyone brings a side dish to share. All are welcome!

On Sunday, September 9, we will enjoy a great Sunday buffet at 12:30 p.m. together in a private room at Philbrook Museum, followed by a docent-led tour of the museum – no later than 2:00 p.m. Their special exhibit is “Innovative Impressions.” Cost is $32 per person, and guests are welcome. Ken Privett, who arranged this social, can take up to 35 people. Checks can be made out to “Maranatha Class.” A clipboard will be passed again Sunday, as space is still available.

Save the date! Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.

OTHER

You are invited to come enjoy a church event, “Boston Avenue at the Museum,” on Friday, September 7. It will include lunch at the church at 11:30, then a bus ride to and tour of Gilcrease Museum’s exhibit, “T. C. Cannon at the Edge of America.”

Our church has formed a team to paricipate in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held September 15 on the University of Tulsa campus. Please consider walking or donating to support our team. More information is available at Tulsawalk.org – look for “Boston Avenue Support Group.”

We’ll see you Sunday

Shari

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Additional Dishes for Luncheon following Julie Allen’s Service

This need has been met – thanks to all who stepped up so quickly.

Roger

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Additional Dishes needed for after Julie Allen’s Service on Thursday

All, Sharon Earley has asked for a few more folks to bring food dishes for the family lunch our class is hosting after Julie’s service on Thursday. If you can help, please contact Sharon at (918) 629-5327.

Roger

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Janet Purinton Update

Shari heard from Janet’s daughter Jennifer, who reports that the surgery went "very very well" and that Janet is expected to be up and walking tomorrow for therapy. The doctors expect a speedy recovery. Please continue to keep Janet in your prayers.

Roger

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Prayers for Janet Purinton

All, Shari Goodwin reports that Janet Purinton fell yesterday and broke her hip while traveling. She is in a hospital San Luis Obispo and expected to undergo surgery at 5:30 today. Her daughter Jennifer is flying out tomorrow and we presently know of no needs except for thoughts and prayers. Shari has suggested that a short text may be appreciated – Janet’s number is 918 230-3416.

Roger

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Memorial Service for Julie Allen

Services will be held on Thursday, August 30, at 11am at the Boston Avenue Church.

Rick

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