Food Request for Family Meal for Skip’s Service

Maranatha will be providing a meal before the service for Skip Scott. My understanding is the service is Saturday January 12 at 2pm.

The meal will be at 12:30 on Saturday. The food needs to arrive by noon on Saturday, in the church kitchen. There will be 40-45 people partaking in the meal. We need: salad, vegetable and desserts 3-4 of each.

Please contact Martha Blevins 918.346.7182 or mmblevins to let me know what you will bring. Thank you so much for your help.

Martha

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Maranatha Newsletter

Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery was with us this Sunday to offer a new way to think about Epiphany. We each received a word to use as a way to learn how to better follow Christ this year.

We will be hearing from Steve Campbell the next two weeks on January 13 and 20th.

Remember, you can always find audio recordings of our previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html . They’re great to listen to, especially if you have a 20-25 drive!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday to Gary Smith (8th), Ken Privett (10th) and David Rose (12th).

Welcome to our guest, Karen Gillis-Tinlin!

Thanks to Jimmie Berg for our prayer last Sunday. Susan Hamilton will lead us in prayer this Sunday, and Melanie and Dave Shepard and Nancy Manduano will be our hosts.

David Grim, the new Class President expressed his appreciation to Jim McCann and Scott Gardner for serving as auctioneers at the Christmas Party, raising over $27,000. He thanked Richard Wansley for providing a report on our 2018 mission work before the auction began. Additionally, he thanked Roger and Rick Evans for doing such a great job as President last year.

MISSIONS:

These mission projects have been set for 2019 so far – please put them on your calendar:

February 8 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

February 10 – Work Area on Missions’ Chili Cookoff – Contact Ed Payton to volunteer.

July 28 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

October 11 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

November 24 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

Our apartment at Exodus House has been vacated by Amber following her marriage over the holidays. Sharon Earley announced that she left it very clean (Thank you, Amber!). We will be needing only a few consumable items for our new occupant who will arrive in February. The only “big” thing we need is a vacuum cleaner. Let Sharon know if you want to donate one.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Concerns:

Former class member, Skip Scott, passed away last night around 8:45 pm due to complications of his heart attack on Dec. 31st. He was surrounded by family members and close friends at time of death. Please keep Paula, daughter Gretchen and son Matt in your prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

Debbie Jacoby will have surgery on January 11 to remove two large sections of her colon. She will be in St. John Med Center for up to 6 days, then the recovery will take 6-8 weeks. Once she is sufficiently recovered, doctors will go back in to repair a hernia in the same place, then that recovery will take another 6-8 weeks. Her doctors think that extreme stress caused her Crohn’s disease to flare up and cause her colon problems, and say she must have the surgery in order to live.

Debbie moved to Montereau this past week. She doesn’t need any help at this time, but may welcome food during her recovery after the second surgery. Cards, calls and prayers are appreciated. She is scheduled to surgery at St. John’s on January 11. Following 5-6 weeks of recovery from this surgery, she will have a second surgery. Her new address is Debbie Jacoby, 6615 S. Granite Avenue, Tulsa 74136.

Jimmy Berg fell at home and needed stitches. He is at home recovering.

Joys:

Pam Sherman announced that her son’s new restaurant was featured in the Oklahoma magazine. She also mentioned that Michael Caballero’s daughter had her baby on January 1.

Gabriel Blankenship has a new granddaughter in Kansas City.

Sharon Chucoski announced that her father was doing well at the health center at Oklahoma Methodist Manor.

SOCIALS:

The 2019 class party dates are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the B.A. Diner & a movie in the B.A. Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

May 2019 be your best year yet – filled with God’s blessings. See you Sunday!

– Meredith and Carol

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Skip Scott

Former class member, Skip Scott, passed away last night around 8:45 pm due to complications of his heart attack on Dec. 31st. He was surrounded by family members and close friends at time of death. Please keep Paula, daughter Gretchen and son Matt in your prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

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Amber’s Graduation

On Tuesday, January 8th, Amber (Young) Harris is graduating from Exodus House. There will be a Graduation Ceremony Tuesday evening in the Sanctuary of Redemption Church at 6:30 pm. A dinner will follow. All Maranatha members are invited. Please come and show our support for Amber.

David Grim

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Maranatha news for December 30-January 5

Happy New Year, Maranatha!

Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery will be with us this Sunday to talk about Epiphany – a perfect topic for Epiphany Sunday! Sara always does a great job – hope you can join us.

Last week we enjoyed ending the year together with a brunch. Thanks to all who brought the delicious food!

Remember, you can always find audio recordings of our previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html . They’re great to listen to, especially if you have a 20-25 drive!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Great news – Our class news email will continue after all! Many thanks to Meredith Davison and Carol Grim for stepping up to be our reporters this year.

Happy Birthday to Jim Griffin and Jim Seymour tomorrow, January 3rd, and to Suzanne Hood on Friday, the 5th.

Welcome to our guest, Jim Stitt, who visited with Glenna Arnott!

Thanks to Meredith Davisson for our prayer last Sunday. Jimmy Berg will lead us in prayer this Sunday, and Judith and Ed Payton (guilty/setup) and Lynn and Shari Goodwin (healthy/cleanup) will be our hosts.

MISSIONS:

These mission projects have been set for 2019 so far – please put them on your calendar:

February 8 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

February 10 – Work Area on Missions’ Chili Cookoff – Contact Ed Payton to volunteer.

July 28 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

October 11 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

November 24 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Please keep our friends Debbie Jacoby and Skip Scott in your prayers. Here are the latest updates:

Skip Scott suffered a heart attack Monday morning. He had to have three stents put in and is now breathing on his own. Doctors plan to bring him out of a medically-induced coma today. Paula doesn’t need anything but thoughts and prayers at this time. If you want to visit, Paula is in the family room of the cardiac intensive care unit at the St. Francis Heart Hospital, fifth floor, 61st and Yale. Skip is listed under his given name, Marion.

Debbie Jacoby will have surgery on January 11 to remove two large sections of her colon. She will be in St. John Med Center for up to 6 days, then the recovery will take 6-8 weeks. Once she is sufficiently recovered, doctors will go back in to repair a hernia in the same place, then that recovery will take another 6-8 weeks. Her doctors think that extreme stress caused her Crohn’s disease to flare up and cause her colon problems, and say she must have the surgery in order to live.

Debbie is trying to make a partial move to Montereau today and tomorrow so that she can recover there in a 1-story home and not have to return to skilled nursing. She doesn’t need any help at this time, but may welcome food during her recovery after the second surgery. She can have a few visitors during recovery at St. John after Jan. 12, but not too many as this is a complicated surgery. Doctors will remove all of her right colon and at least half of her left colon. Then hopefully the bleeding will stop so that she stops fainting when she stands up.

Debbie says, “Thanks so much for the cards and prayers. They have really lifted my spirits during the holidays.” Her new address is

Debbie Jacoby,

6615 S. Granite Avenue,

Tulsa 74136.

SOCIALS:

The 2019 class party dates are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the B.A. Diner & a movie in the B.A. Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

May 2019 be your best year yet – filled with God’s blessings. See you Sunday!

– Shari

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Skip Scott Update

Charlotte visited the hospital this afternoon and saw Paula, who has lots of family members with her at this time. Skip is breathing on his own and they will begin raising his body temperature this evening in preparation for bringing him out of his coma tomorrow. Paula doesn’t need anything other than thoughts and prayers at this time. If you want to visit, Paula is in the family room of the cardiac intensive care unit at the St. Francis Heart Hospital, fifth floor, 61st and Yale. Skip is listed under his given name, Marion.

Roger

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Prayers Needed for Skip Scott

Dave Shepard called this morning to advise that former class member Skip Scott suffered a heart attack this morning. Thankfully, Skip and Paula were in Tulsa visiting family. He is in St. Francis Hospital. There were four stents inserted and he is presently in a coma, which Dave understands was induced.

Please keep Skip and Paula in your prayers.

Roger

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Maranatha news for December 23-29

Greetings, Maranatha!

Thanks to Carol Maus for closing out our Advent series last Sunday with a thoughtful, thought-provoking lesson on peace. If you missed hearing her, you can find her lesson and other previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

We have an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company this Sunday at our year-end brunch. Please plan to join us – and bring a dish to share.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

This year’s CHRISTMAS PARTY AND AUCTION really was the best one yet! Auctioneers Jim and Scott used a game show format to announce that the auction raised a whopping $27,035 for missions. What a caring, generous group! Mark and Susie Butterworth will not be in class this Sunday, so if you haven’t paid up yet, you can do that next Sunday, January 6.

Happy Birthday to Karen Harris and David Kooker – both today, December 28.

We welcomed guests Kelsey Luks, Kristin Harlan, and Stephen Echols to class Sunday. We also welcome Steve Schnitzer as a new member!

Thanks to Pam Sherman for our prayer last Sunday, and to the Embreys and Jeff Allen for our snacks. Meredith Davisson will lead us in prayer this Sunday.

MISSIONS:

These mission projects have been set for 2019 so far – please put them on your calendar:

February 8 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

February 10 – Work Area on Missions’ Chili Cookoff – Our class will provide a basket to be auctioned and a chili contestant. Contact Ed Payton to volunteer.

July 28 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

October 11 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

November 24 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

JOYS AND CONCERNS –

Allene Donley was back in class, and she thanked class members for their support.

Valerie Grogan expects a full recovery.

The Giessens’ daughter had unscheduled surgery, and Ruth thanked Dr. Clark Bundren for making time to do the surgery so that she is no longer in pain.

Denise Klein is thankful that their house sold at list price in a cash deal.

Debbie Jacoby was to have surgery yesterday (12/27) to remove part of her colon. An update will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

Glenna Arnott’s friend Brett is fighting cancer, and his meds are running $21,000 a month.

Dave Shepherd asked for prayers for his sister, Leslie Bark, whose husband has died.

Please also remember the people affected by the tsunami in Indonesia.

SOCIALS:

The five class party dates for 2019 are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

Thanks for a great year in Maranatha! I’m looking forward to great food and fellowship with you this Sunday as we bring 2018 to a close. See you then!

– Shari

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Maranatha weekly email

Merry Christmas (almost), Maranatha!

Our CHRISTMAS PARTY AND AUCTION this year was the best one yet! Thanks to our auctioneers, Jim and Scott, and to all you generous bidders, auction item suppliers, and proxy bidders.

Be sure to bring bags of cash, or your checkbook and three IDs, to class this Sunday to pay for all the wonderful things you purchased! The Butterworths are ready to settle up.

MARANATHA LESSONS:

Thanks to Pam Low for her entertaining Advent lesson on “Joy” last Sunday, and for the Almond Joys she shared in class. If you missed hearing her, you can find her lesson and other previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Carol Maus will teach the fourth and final Advent lesson this Sunday. We’re in for a wonderful treat!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday to Jeanie Payton, Susan Thomas and Denzil Tallent, and Happy Anniversary to the Wansleys!

Thanks to Kendall Carpenter for our prayer last Sunday, and to the Manduanos and Maldonados for our snacks. The Embreys and Jeff Allen will host this Sunday.

MISSIONS:

Work Area on Missions’ Chili Cookoff is January 10 (a week after the Super Bowl). Our class needs to provide a basket to be auctioned and a chili contestant. Contact Ed Payton if you can help

JOYS AND CONCERNS –

Alas, this section is nothing but a “mea culpa” this week. Your email editor left town for a one-year-old birthday party and neglected to inform her co-chair, Barbara Meehan, to start the recording before the class business session. I promise I’ll do better next week!

SOCIALS:

The five class party dates for 2019 are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Diner Dinner & Movie at B.A. – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the Diner & a movie in the Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

We are blessed to be members of such a generous, supportive community of faith. See you Sunday!

Three more days til He arrives! Christmas blessings to you and your family – Shari

Published in: on December 22, 2018 at 12:19 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha weekly email  

Auction Settlement

Maranatha:

Please bring your checkbooks/cash to class this Sunday – we have compiled all the generosity our class exhibits and we have your ‘invoice’ prepared and ready to go!

Checks should be made payable to “Maranatha Class”. We know it will be a bit busy and we will be at class by 9:15 if you wish to “settle up” before class starts. We will also be there after class.

Susie and Mark Butterworth

Published in: on December 19, 2018 at 10:54 am  Comments Off on Auction Settlement