Maranatha Class Newsletter – March 17 to 23

Dr. Joel Panciera, Director of Music Ministries at Boston Avenue, continued with the second of his series of lessons for Lent. He taught us about sensing the presence of God through the mindset of the mystics, an awareness of the divine that begins with wonder. about the challenged us to "aim for a higher target" in our spiritual life.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday this week to John Sherman (18), Joe Harris (18), Carol Grim (19) and Meredith Davison (20). There were no anniversaries this week.

Thanks to Carol Grim for our prayer today. Next week Carol Maus will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by the Grims’ and Suzy Morgan. Next week the Shermans’ and Scott and Debra Morgan will bring the snacks.

Our next class social, a Progressive Dinner, will be held on April 6th at 5:00 pm. You can sign up at church next Sunday.

We will have an Easter Brunch on April 21st.

Other upcoming events include: The Senior Seekers will be doing a mission project on Wednesday, March 20th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch will also be served.

Oklahoma Methodist Manor will have a celebration on Monday, March 25 at 2:00 pm in the Fleming Center to celebrate their kickoff of Phase II of their fundraising for the new community Center. They have recently received a $500,000 matching gift. All are welcome.

Rev. Gary Paluso-Verdend will present the last of his series "REPENT AND TRY AGAIN: THE CHURCH & PUBLIC MATTERS" on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm in Room 420.

The church is no longer using Styrofoam cups because of environmental concerns. We have exchanged them with paper cups.

Joys and Concerns

Cisco Maldonado is still undergoing testing to determine the best treatment for his cancer. His family is visiting from out-of-town.

Jim Griffin was not accepted into either of the treatment trials but has one more treatment option.

Debbie Jacoby is feeling better and looking great in her new home at Montereau.

Richard Wansley had talked with Jimmy and Walter Berg who are working on their situation and would like prayers from the class.

The Car Care Clinic was robbed but individuals have come forward with donations and a new security system. We will see if they have any more needs at this time.

We are keeping our classmates in our thoughts and prayers and hope to see all of them back at church soon!

Have a wonderful week! We hope to see you next Sunday.

Carol and Meredith

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Maranatha Newsletter for March 10-16

Dr. Joel Panciera, Director of Music Ministries at Boston Avenue, began the first of his series of lessons for Lent. He challenged us to "aim for a higher target" in our spiritual life.

Class Announcements

Nancy Harrison, Teri Todd’s sister, visited our class today.

Happy Birthday this week Andy Hood (13), Kip Jones (14), and Liz Williams (16). Anniversary wishes to Pam and John Sherman who are celebrating their anniversary today and Jeannie and Richard Payton who will celebrate theirs on Thursday, the 14th.

Thanks to Pam Sherman for our prayer. Next week Carol Grim will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by the Carpenters and Gabrielle Blankenship. Next week Suzy Morgan and the Grims will bring the snacks.

Our next class social, a Progressive Dinner, will be held on April 6th at 5:00 pm. You can sign up at church next Sunday.

Other upcoming events include:

The Senior Seekers will be showing the movie, "The Quiet Man", starring John Wayne, on Wednesday, March 13 at 1 p.m. in E206. Enjoy a movie, popcorn, and fellowship in our comfy theater room. No cost!

Bishop Robert Schnase, will be speaking on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m., on “Border Crossing: Stories from People at the US-Mexico Border Serving in Ministry”. A spaghetti supper will be held before the presentation.

The church is no longer using Styrofoam cups because of environmental concerns. We have exchanged them with paper cups.

Joys and Concerns

Cisco Maldonado had a bone biopsy but they were not able to get a sample so they will be repeating the biopsy.

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Jane Smith’s Mother

Class members… Jane Smith’s mother passed away and the Memorial Service will be in the Rose Chapel this Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. The choir is providing lunch and Maranatha was asked to provide dessert for 25. We have been asked to provide 2 dozen cookies, plus two other desserts. Please text Jeanie Payton, who is our March Caranatha contact at 918-644-7930.

Dave Grim

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Maranatha 2019 donations

Maranatha Class Donations Request 2019.pdf
Maranatha Class Charitable Giving 2003.pdf

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Newsletter Feb 17

Greetings

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Pittman taught our class on Sunday. She is talking about the gospel according to John, Our home work assignment is to read John 13 – 17. Also bring your bible to class next week as we continue this lesson.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday to Sam Smith (17) and Dean Todd (18). There were no anniversaries.

Thanks to Janet Purinton for our prayer. Next week Sharon Chucoski will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by the Maus and Jeannie and Richard Payton . Next week Glenna Arnott will bring guilty and have clean up and the Solomon’s will bring the healthy snacks and be in charge of setup.

Rhonda and George Chastang visited our class today.

Other upcoming events include:

The Senior Seekers are gathering on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, along with yoga on Fridays and indoor walking on Tuesdays. Call the church for more details.

Church-wide Mission Trip to Port Arthur, Texas will be March 25-29. Talk to Ed Payton for more information.

Joys and Concerns

Cisco Maldonado is still recuperating at home. The tumor is cancerous. Prayers are requested for now.

Kendall’s father, Jack Webb, has been moved to a long term care.

We were pleased to see David Shepherd in class.

Caranatha will be providing meals for Gabrielle Blankenship who is recuperating at home and hopes to join us in class next week.

Kip Jones is now on daily dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant.

Please keep all of these class members in your prayers!

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

Carol and Meredith

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Dave Shepherd’s Status

Sharon Chucoski talked with Melanie and Dave last night and he is continuing to do well with his therapy. He will be trying a cane real soon in place of his walker. We hope to see him at church soon!

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Maranatha Newsletter – February 10-16

Mark Collins shared an interesting lesson about the Parables with our class on Sunday. Next week we will hear from Professor Nancy Pittman.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday to Jerry LeDoux on February 11. We have several class members celebrating their anniversaries this week: Sarah and Cisco Maldonado (10), Brenda and David Worthington (12), and Suzy and Rob Morgan(16).

Thanks to Shari Goodwin for our prayer. Next week Janet Purinton will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by the Butterworths and Mary Staat. Next week the Maus and Jeannie and Richar Payton will bring the snacks.

Lynn Eagan from Denver, CO visited our class today.

Other upcoming events include:

The Senior Seekers are gathering on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, along with yoga on Fridays and indoor walking on Tuesdays. Call the church for more details.

Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend will be presenting part two of a 5-part series called "Repent and Try Again: The Church & Public Matters" on Tuesday February 12 at 6:30 pm.

The auction item Valentine’s dinner will be February 14th at the Butterworth’s home.

Church-wide Mission Trip to Port Arthur, Texas will be March 25-29. Talk to Ed Payton for more information.

Joys and Concerns

Debbie Jacoby moved into Montereau this week.

Cisco Maldonado is still recuperating at home but had not yet heard the results regarding the tumor that he removed.

No one had any news about David Shepherd’s condition. Please let me know and I will share with the class.

Caranatha will be providing meals for Gabrielle Blankenship who is recuperating at home.

Kip Jones is now on daily dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant.

The class was asked to send cards to Brice Venable, a long time Boston Avenue member and Rev. Amy Venable’s father, who is turning 95 years old on the 15th. His address is 2825 East 28th, Tulsa, 74114.

Please keep all of these class members in your prayers!

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

Carol and Meredith

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Maranatha Newsletter -February 3-9

Last Sunday our class member, Meredith Davison Wansley, spoke on the topic of "Aging Grace-fully". This next week we will hear from Mark Collins.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday to Sherry Stinson, Art Campbell, Karey Low, and Laura Daniel.

Thanks to Scott Morgan for our prayer. Next week Shari Goodwin will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by the Evans and Wansleys. Next week Mary Staat and the Butterworths will bring the snacks.

Our first social of the year, the Super Bowl Party, was held on Sunday afternoon at the Solomon’s. A great time was had by all.

Other upcoming events include:

The Senior Seekers are gathering on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, along with yoga on Fridays and indoor walking on Tuesdays. Call the church for more details.

Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend will be presenting a 5-part series called "Repent and Try Again: The Church & Public Matters" starting February 5 at 6:30 pm.

A Taco Lunch at the Route 66 Mother Road (an auction item) will be Wednesday, February 5.

The class will be serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless on Friday, February 8.

The 4th Annual Mission Chili Cook-off and Auction will be Sunday, February 10 at from 5 – 7 pm. Come enjoy delicious chili, bid on interesting auction items, and support the church’s mission work.

Church-wide Mission Trip to Port Arthur, Texas will be March 25-29. Talk to Ed Payton for more information.

Joys and Concerns

Debbie Jacoby is slowly progressing in her rehabilitation at Emerald Skilled Nursing at 2425 S. Memorial. She appreciates the notes, calls and visits.

Cisco Maldonado is recuperating at home after having a tumor removed last Friday.

David Shepherd experienced complications following his surgery and was still not out of the hospital on Sunday.

Gabrielle Blankenship broke both wrists through a fall and is recuperating at home.

Kip Jones is now on daily dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant.

Please keep all of these class members in your prayers!

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

Carol and Meredith

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Super Bowl Party Starts At 5PM

OOPS. The newsletter that you received a bit ago had an incorrect time for the Super Bowl Social, undoubtedly because of an earlier announcement of a 4PM start time. But, now that we know that kick off will be at 5:30 Central Time, an arrival time of 4:00PM woudl be an hour early.

We had the wrong time for the Super Bowl kick off when we planned the party. The time of the Super Bowl party will be 5 PM at the Solomon‘s. Kick off is at 5:30 central time. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion.

Your Maranatha Social Committee.

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