Art’s Surgery

Art Campbell is undergoing surgery this morning. Please keep him and Karen in your prayers today.

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Thanks,

Rick Evans

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2018 Maranatha Class Donations Request

Attached is the form to use for your suggestions for this year’s distribution of class funds. Please note that Kendall would like these returned to her by Sunday March 4.

Maranatha Class Donations Request 2018.pdf

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Newsletter for February 18

Hello, Maranatha friends –

Joel Panciera will teach the second of his six-week Lenten series this Sunday. He will begin his lesson promptly at 9:45, then we will conduct class business afterward so that he can leave early to rehearse the Chancel Choir for the 11:00 service.

Unfortunately, we were unable to get a good recording of his lesson last Sunday to put on our website, but if you missed hearing him last week, he will bring you up to speed during his lesson this Sunday.

WELCOME to our new members, Mike and Laura Daniel – it’s great to have you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dean O. Todd and Becky Morris – and many more!

THANKS to Suzy Morgan and Angelyn Dale for hosting Sunday, and to Jerry LeDoux for his prayer. Allene and Rex Donley and Brenda Worthington will be our hosts this week, and Janet Purinton will lead us in prayer.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Please continue to keep David Cooley in your prayers as he and some family members deal with health issues.

Clarkie Williams is having problems with a rapid heartbeat and her oldest brother, Freddie, is still hospitalized in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, after a light stroke.

Paul Staat is still suffering from neuropathy and would appreciate our prayers as well.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Our Finance Committee will be meeting soon to consider class donations for this year. A recommendation form will be emailed out to everyone later today or tomorrow. If you have suggestions of a deserving ministry or agency that could be helped by our donations, please complete the form and bring it to church this Sunday, or email it to Kendall Carpenter as soon as possible.

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Sunday is the last Sunday to contribute to Lights On for Cookson. If you want to help support this vital ministry to needy individuals and families in northeastern Oklahoma, please leave your donation in the big yellow box in Bishops’ Hall or place it in the offering plate marked “Cookson.”

Discover B.A. on March 4 will resemble a job fair, with informative displays about the various ministries, groups, and Sunday School classes in our church. Maranatha will be participating with a display and class representatives Mickey and Carol Maus will be there to answer questions.

Dr. Maria Dixon-Hall, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives at Southern Methodist University, was a dynamic, thought-provoking speaker at this year’s Barton Clinton Gordey Series! Her presentations are now available on our church website, www.bostonavenue.org, if you’d like to hear any that you missed (or would like to hear them again.)

Hope you’re having a good, if soggy, week – We’ll see you Sunday.

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Maranatha newsletter for February 11

Greetings, Maranatha friends,

Linda Larson returned this week to conclude her very interesting, two-part lesson, “Be Careful What You Promise.” The audio recordings for both parts may be found here: http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html.

Be in your seats by 9:45 for the upcoming six Sundays in Lent, when our speaker will be Dr. Joel Panciera. Due to his choir schedule, our lessons will be shifted to the earliest possible start time – 9:45am – with the class business to follow.

Thanks to greeters, Richard & Jeanie Payton and Karen Tankersley for the snack spread, and to Susan Hamilton for the prayer. This week Suzy Morgan and Angelynn Dale will provide refreshments, and Jerry LeDoux will lead us in prayer.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jerry LeDoux (2/11) and Sam Smith (2/17) who will be celebrating birthdays this week, and CONGRATULATIONS to Suzy and Rob Morgan who will be celebrating a Feb. 16 wedding anniversary.

Joys and Concerns, and Announcements:

Andrea Davis’s mom, Suzanne Hood is recovering from bronchitis.

Sharon Earley’s father is recovering from knee surgery.

Lynn Jesse had minor surgery, but also some minor complications.

Ashliann Payton, daughter of Richard of Jeanie, attended the large Night to Shine prom night experience sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Judith Payton and Janet Purinton, along with Ed Payton, were complimented on the J.P.’s Royal Tea, held on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Apartment M resident, Amber, received her driver’s license last week.

Meredith Davison thanked volunteers who helped serve at the Day Center For the Homeless on Feb. 10.

Dates to note. See last week’s Class News for details:

Kevin Tully will be speaking to the Senior Seekers on Feb. 15.

The Butterworths and Todds will be hosting an auction party on Feb. 17.

Our Barton Clinton Gordey Lecture Series presenter this year will be Dr. Maria Dixon-Hall. Hear her Feb. 17, 18 and 19.

Have a great week!

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David Cooley Update

Please continue to keep David Cooley in your thoughts and prayers. In addition to the recent death of his father, he lost a close friend early this morning.

Roger

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Maranatha news email for February 4

Hello, Maranatha friends –

Linda Larsen will continue her two-week lesson series, “Be Careful What You Promise,” this Sunday. She gave us an interesting story from Acts 5:1-11 to consider last Sunday. You can find her lesson later this week at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Joel Panciera will teach us during the six weeks of Lent, beginning February 18. On those six Sundays, we will begin class with his lesson promptly at 9:45, then conduct class business afterward so that he can leave to rehearse the choir.

WELCOME to Amber, our new Exodus House Apartment M resident. It was nice having her in class Sunday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Art Campbell, Sherry Stinson and Karey Low! CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah and Cisco Maldonado, who are celebrating an anniversary this week.

THANKS to the Maldonados and Goodwins for hosting, and to Jimmy Berg for his prayer last Sunday. Ed and Judith Payton and Karen and Bill Tankersley will be our hosts this week, then Susan Hamilton will lead us in prayer.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Our prayers go out to David Cooley and his family after the death of his father last week.

John Sherman has been experiencing some falls and elevated blood sugar levels. Thankfully, his levels had improved some on Monday.

Paul Staat is having a lot of neuropathy pain from previous chemo treatments. He is at M.D. Anderson for a checkup this week, and hopes the doctors there can give him some relief.

Clarkie Williams’ older brother Freddie has been hospitalized for health problems.

Sharon Earley’s dad is having knee replacement surgery this Thursday.

Bill Schillinger has experienced some complications from surgery. He is still hospitalized.

Best wishes to Nancy Christy on her marriage.

Congratulations to Susie Butterworth on her retirement!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you signed up to help serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless, please plan to be at the church at 4:30 this Friday to transport the food. You should be finished by 6:30. Contact the Wansleys for more information.

Two auction items are coming up: The J.P.’s Royal Tea, hosted by Janet Purinton and Judith Payton, will take place this Saturday for those who purchased it. The gourmet dinner hosted by the Butterworths and Todds is scheduled for February 17.

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Discover B.A. on March 4 will resemble a job fair, with informative displays about the various ministries, groups, and Sunday School classes in our church. All are invited to a come-and-go work party on Wednesday, February 21, between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. to help create our class’s display.

Dr. Kevin Tully, a former associate minister at B.A., will be the speaker at Senior Seekers next Thursday, Feb. 15. His Lenten devotional book, Trash Talking to God, will also be available. More info can be found in The Word.

This year’s Barton Clinton Gordey series will feature Dr. Maria Dixon-Hall, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives at Southern Methodist University. She will lead a Race Relations Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 17; will preach at both services on Sunday morning, Feb. 18; then will lecture on Sunday and Monday evenings, Feb. 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. There are some great TED videos on YouTube, if you’d like to check her out before she comes.

This month is Lights On for Cookson, and there are several discipleship classes going on during Lent, if you’d like to participate. Look for more information in The Word.

Hope you’re having a good week! We’ll see you Sunday –

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Update – John Sherman

From Pam:

All, we just came home from the doctor, John’s blood sugar has dropped over 200 pts, and he’s dropped a few pounds.

Dr increased his medication and got him to agree to alter his diet to eliminate sugar. All the symptoms he was having was due to the huge spike in his blood sugar. Because I’m retired I can keep a closer eye on his diet, so for now thing are greatly improved.

Thanks for all the prayers, God speaks if we are just willing to listen.

Pam

Roger

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Prayers for David Cooley and Family

Please keep David Cooley and his family in your thoughts and prayers. David’s father passed away yesterday afternoon.

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Maranatha newsletter for January 28

Hello, Maranatha friends!

We are so grateful to Nancy Pittman for another wonderful lesson on Paul’s Letter to the Romans yesterday. She shared recent changes in Pauline scholarship that gave us much to think about. If you missed hearing her, you can find it later this week at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html

Linda Larson, a popular teacher at Boston Avenue, will be with us the next two Sundays. Her lesson series, entitled, "Be Careful What You Promise," will share stories of people in the Bible.

Joel Panciera will then teach us during the six weeks of Lent. On those six Sundays, we will begin with his lesson promptly at 9:45, then conduct class business afterward so that he can rehearse the choir.

WELCOME to our guests, Mike and Laura Daniel and Rachel Tallent. We enjoyed having you visit!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Judy Harkins, Susan Rose, Sarah Maldonado, and Paul Giessen.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Please remember Meredith Wansley’s family in your prayers. Her brother-in-law’s nephew was one of the five men killed in the recent gas rig explosion.

Please keep David Cooley and his parents in your thoughts and prayers as they are dealing with a number of serious health issues right now.

THANKS to Mickey and Carol Maus and Dave and Melanie Shepherd for hosting, and to Pam Sherman for her prayer Sunday. Next week Sarah Maldonado and the Goodwins will be our hosts, then Jimmy Berg will lead us in prayer.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Many thanks to the Paytons, Worthingtons, Wansleys, and all who helped make the Chili Cookoff fundraiser a great event. The Worthingtons won top honors, closely followed by Ed and Josh Payton. Sid Clanton won third, and over $3800 was raised for missions

Discover B.A., which will take place March 4, will resemble a job fair, but will feature booths that share information about the various ministries, groups, and Sunday School classes in our church. Mickey and Carol Maus will represent Maranatha, and all are invited to a work party on Wednesday, February 21, to help Pam Sherman and Melanie Shepherd create our class’s display.

Helpers are needed to serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless on February 9. Please contact Richard Wansley if you are available.

The J.P.’s Royal Tea (an auction item hosted by Janet Purinton and Judith Payton) will take place on Saturday, February 10, for those who purchased it. Also, the post-Valentines Day gourmet dinner hosted by the Butterworths and Todds (also an auction item) is scheduled for February 17.

Hope you’re having a great week! We’ll see you Sunday –

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Maranatha newsletter for January 21

Hello, Maranatha friends!

We had a great class last week. Our teacher, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Pittman, was wonderful – so knowledgeable and engaging! I’m sure anyone who heard her Sunday is looking forward to the second part of her lesson on Paul’s Letter to the Romans this week.

If you missed Sunday and would like to hear the first part of her lesson, you can find it at :
Maranatha 01-21-2018

If you enjoyed her lesson Sunday and would like to go back and listen to her lessons on Revelation when she taught us in 2010, here are those two links:
Maranatha 10-03-2010
Maranatha 10-10-2010

Also, for those who are interested, here is a link to the story on loneliness that Nancy mentioned in her lesson:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/britain-appoints-minister-loneliness-tackle-social-isolation-n838291

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Chili Cookoff for Missions fundraiser is this Sunday evening from 5:00-7:00 in Jubilee Hall. Maranatha will be represented by two entries this year: 1) Ed Payton and his son Josh and 2) Brenda and David Worthington. We will also have two baskets to be auctioned – one with a Tulsa history theme and another filled with soups (complete with a pot!). Come enjoy great fellowship, bid for goodies and vote for our two entries!

The gourmet dinner auctioned off by the Allens, Campbells and Evans will take place this Saturday at 6:30 at the Evans’ house.

Thanks to Jim McCann for leading us Sunday, to the Chucoskis and Luks for hosting, and to Richard Wansley for our prayer. This Sunday the Mauses and Shepherds will feed and greet us, then Pam Sherman will lead us in prayer.

Joys and Concerns:

Jim and Angie are celebrating that their son Larkin has landed two excellent internships with nationally-known architectural firms. He will start the first one next month.

Ruth and Paul Giessen’s son Paul will also be starting a very interesting internship in the computer science field at Tinker Air Force Base soon.

Please continue to keep Ed and Judith Payton’s family, the Blevins family, and Wanda Williams’ family in your prayers.

Happy birthday to Bill Tankersley, Martha Blevins, Thad Leonard, Wanda Williams and Rob Morgan this week! We had no anniversaries.

Hope you have a great week – see you Sunday!

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Pittman teaching last Sunday.

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