Maranatha, May 9, 2010

“May you run and not be weary. May your heart be filled with song. And may the love of God
continue to give you hope and keep you strong.”

This portion of the choral response above, now song by us all at the end of the Church’s service, could be describing mothers, running and not appearing to ever be weary, hearts filled with song, and always seeming to be hopeful and strong! Yesterday, Sunday, those who were able to attend class at Maranatha were reminded of all these characteristics when we heard from four mothers, Lynn Russell, Pam Sherman, Debbie Jacoby, and Meredith Davison, who spoke about being mothers and daughters. It was a loving, moving devotion from each presenter!

We celebrated two birthdays, Paula Scott (5/11) and Jim Embrey (5/13). Happy Birthday! No anniversaries were noted for this week.

Our greeters and providers of refreshments were Gary and Patti Smith and Rex and Allene Donley. It was a lovely table adorned with red roses and white carnations on a red tablecloth, and great snacks, both healthy and guilt-ridden. Our thanks to each of you for keeping the calories coming!

Visitors this Sunday were Maranatha alums, Phil and Cindy Allbritten, who now reside in Texas.

Our announcements included appreciation for the talents of Susan Panciera; Susan played a lively rendition of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” on the clarinet at Sunday’s main services. Also, we heard joys expressed from proud parents, the Carpenters and Jacobys, for the graduation of daughters who will now be pursuing advanced degrees. Congratulations to you and others in our class who will also be sharing in such a joy as schools hold their commencements.

Angie Dale led us in a special Mother’s Day prayer that was a devotional in itself; it was lovely and meaningful!

Next week, we will welcome Professor Susanna Southard, Phillips Theological Seminary, who will teach us for two successive Sundays. Bring friends and family! If we haven’t seen you for a while, you have been missed! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Have a great week!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison

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