May 19th

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Maranatha Newsletter May 12-18

This week’s news

Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison led an informative and interesting lesson about how the Hebrew Scriptures came to be considered the canon. Next Sunday Rev. Keith

McArtor will be teaching our class.

Anniversary: Debra and Scott Morgan (18)

Prayer: Lynn Jesse

Snacks: Recks (Guilty) and Glenna Arnot (Healthy)

Next Sunday May 19

Prayer: John Sherman

Guilty snack and setup: Susan Hamilton

Healthy snack and clean up: Karen Tankersley

Announcements

  • Pam Sherman offered the class cuttings from her Friendship plant
  • Family Promise will be hosted by our church again starting on June 8. A sign-up sheet was shared for those who want to help.
  • The Maranatha Mission trip to Port Arthur, TX is scheduled for October 7-11, 2019. The Vernon AME Church is partnering with us and will be sending volunteers. Pastor Robert Turner is very excited about working with us. It should be a great spiritual experience for all of us.
  • The next class social will be on June 14, a Potluck Dinner and Trivia Night
  • The Seistema Tulsa Concert was held on Monday, May 13 at the TCC Performing Arts Center

We hope to see all of you next Sunday!

Meredith and Carol

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May 5 Newsletter

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Bill Allen, Jeff’s Dad

Here is the text of the email that Rick had sent earlier on behalf of Jeff Allen:

I just received this text from Jeff Allen:

“My Dad apparently fell outside of his cottage at Inverness this afternoon. He has a large hematoma on the brain. Surgery is not a viable option. The kids are here and we will be with him when they take him off the ventilator and he passes. A great man and we are so grateful to God that he had such an amazing long and healthy life. He will really be missed. Don’t need anything now just prayers.”

Please keep Jeff in your prayers, along with Taylor and Rebecca.

Rick Evans

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Bill Allen, Jeff’s Dad

Class… please see Rick Evans email below.

Dave Grim

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Newsletter – April 28 to May 4, 2019

This Sunday’s lesson was provided by Alicia Urban, Senior High Youth Director and three senior high youth who had participated in a mission trip to Slidell, Louisiana: Christopher McMurray, Mattie Dill and Lane McCoy. It was inspiring to hear about their experiences serving people who are still suffering from the effects of recent hurricanes.

Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison from Phillips Seminary will teach our class next week.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday this week to Brenda Worthington (1) and Susie Butterworth (4).

Thanks to Michelle Place for our prayer today. Next week Ginny LeDoux will have our prayer. Next week the Shepherds and Manduanos will bring the snacks.

Our next class social will be a Pot Luck Dinner/Trivia Game at the Church on June 14.

The Fall Maranatha Mission trip to Port Arthur, Texas will be October 7-11, 2019.

On June 2 Rabbi Weinstein will be speaking to the class about Judaism. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please email them to the Maranatha email: maranathaclass

Prayers and Concerns:

Cisco is starting a second round of chemotherapy this week.

Dave Shepherd will be going back into the hospital to get an "adjustment" on his knee.

Please remember these and our other classmates in your prayers this week.

Enjoy the spring weather! We hope to see you next Sunday.

Carol and Meredith

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Donation schedule for Marantha class email

Maranatha Donations 2019 Spring.pdf

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Maranatha Newsletter April 7-13, 2019

Dr. Joel Panciera concluded his interesting Lenten series with an overview of the previous weeks’ lessons and a thoughtful discussion of "Ultimate Hope in Suffering". When our suffering makes us feel helpless, we can finally let go of the illusion that we are in control. Being loved puts us in unity with God who is always working for good in the world. Many thanks to Joel for this thought provoking discussions over the past five weeks. We have grown spiritually and intellectually.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday this week to Rob Reck (7), Bruce Chucoski (8), Dee Dueck (10) and Lee Ann Nichols (13). Three couples are celebrating their anniversaries this week: Martha and Dan Blevins (7), Judy and John Markins (9) and Jim and Sherry Griffin (7).

Thanks to Bruce Chucoski for our prayer today. Next week Kendall Carpenter will have our prayer. Our abundance of snacks were provided by the Chucoskis, the Rowes, and Judith and Ed Payton. Next week the Goodwins and the Paytons will bring the snacks.

The Class Progressive Dinner that was held last night was a big success with over 60 members attending. Thanks to the Rowes, the Martins, the Evans, the Tallents and Jeff Allen for hosting the party in their homes and to Charlotte and Melanie for organizing it!

Our next class social will be a Pot Luck Dinner/Trivia Game at the Church on June 14.

The Christmas Auction Beach Party hosted by the Butterworths will be held this weekend.

The Boston Avenue youth will be presenting the musical "Little Mermaid" on April 12 and 14th.

The Fall Maranatha Mission trip to Port Arthur, Texas will be October 7-11, 2019. Richard Wansley suggested that we partner with Vernon AME Church in this mission endeavor. The class was in agreement.

Pam Sherman announced that "12 and 12", a local drug and alcohol treatment facility, is in need of men’s clothing. If you have any to donate, just bring them to Sunday School and Pam will take them to the treatment facility.

We will have an Easter Brunch on April 21st.

On June 2 Rabbi Weinstein will be speaking to the class about Judaism. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please email them to the Maranatha email: maranathaclass

Church Announcements

The class is invited to the UMW Unit Meeting on April 18 at 11:30 am. Tony Moore, Executive Director for the Gathering Place will be speaking.

Senior Seekers is showing the movies, "Easter Parade" on April 10 at 1:00 pm in Room 2016.

On Good Friday, April 19, the church will be holding a prayer vigil. If you are interested in signing up for a 15 minute segment, please call the church or sign-up next week in the Bishop’s Hall.

Joys and Concerns

Cisco Maldonado is in the hospital and not having visitors. However, he is appreciative of our cards and prayers.

Several class members attended Jennifer Hall’s funeral last Saturday in Collinsville.

Jane Smith thanked the class for the desserts which the class served at her mother’s (Louise Schloss) funeral.

Michael Turner’s funeral will be held in Perkins, Oklahoma, his hometown, on April 13.

Suzy Morgan talked about attending a workshop on "Radical Hospitality" last week. Thanks for being the coordinator of the greeters, Suzy!

Please continue to keep all of our classmates in our thoughts and prayers during this Lenten season.

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

Carol and Meredith

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Cisco

Class… Cisco has been readmitted to the hospital due to an infection which has caused a severely low white blood cell count. Sarah has requested that there be no visitors, but our continued prayers are appreciated.

Dave

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Julie Allen – Parkinson’s Rally Walk and 5K

Dear Friends,

Even though we will very much miss having our team captain lead us again this year, we look forward to honoring Julie and continuing her legacy in the fight against Parkinson"s disease. The Parkinson’s foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is the state’s largest event to raise awareness and support for Oklahoma Parkinson"s families. The rally Walk and 5K will be held at Oral Roberts University Maybee Center on April 28th, 2019 at 1 p.m. We would love for this to be the most successful year yet for the Parkinson’s Walk and need your help for that to be possible! Please know that children, infants, grandparents and even pets are all welcome. There will be plenty of fun activities for everyone.

We are so very thankful for the amazing love and support that Julie and our family has received from our many wonderful friends. If you would like to join us this year, you may do so by donating, or even better, registering for the event and joining Team Jules. 100% of your support will stay in Oklahoma, going directly to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma to help provide local families with Parkinson’s specific therapy, education, and support.

This event and cause is very near and dear to our family, so please join Team Jules today!

To donate directly to the Team Jules page, click the link below:

http://pfo.convio.net/site/TR/RallyWalk/General?team_id=1556&pg=team&fr_id=1120

PS. If you are having difficulty donating through the website, feel free to send any donations to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Tulsa office at 1831 E, 71st Street, Tulsa OK 74136. Or contact Richard McCutchen at 918-877-2704.

Thanks,

Jeff Allen

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