Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday! We had great attendance at Maranatha this Sunday. If you were unable to attend, we missed you and look forward to seeing you next Sunday. We are thankful for all our members!

It was the first Sunday in Advent, and we had a wonderful lesson delivered by Janet Purinton; the lesson was entitled "The Blessing of God’s Future", and is a part of a series to be delivered by class members from the Advent 2010 Study called "Blessings of the Manger". Each lesson follows the lectionary. Scriptures for this first lesson were Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44. Janet gave us a beautiful blend of perspectives of these Scriptures, both theological and personal. Thank you, Janet!

Next week, Paula Scott, will provide the lesson, entitled "The Blessing of Peace". The Scriptures of this Second Sunday in Advent are: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 14:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12. Prepare, and be there to hear Paula’s presentation.

Prior to today’s lesson, we acknowledged several birthdays coming up this week, including those for Lynelle Lancaster (11/29), Rex Donley (11/30), Bob Ronne (12/1), and Dee Copeland (12/3). No anniversaries this week.

Our greeters who brought refreshments were Lynn and Bob Russell, Pam and John Sherman (Bethany Willyard subing for Pam and John who could not be present this morning).

Several joys and concerns were brought to the class: Rex Ball died last night; Michelle Place will likely give me more information and I will pass it along to you; David Carpenter’s mother has recovered sufficiently to leave the hospital and will be living in a skilled nursing facility; Meredith Davison Wansleys’ mother is doing much better and seems to be quickly resuming her normal, active life; Sharon and Ray Earley’s son, Jason, was awarded Eagle Scout. Allen and Jane Smith were in class this morning; it was good to have you both back with us.

Important dates – December 6th: Neighbor for Neighbor Mission Opportunity (contact Suzy or Denny Meredith-Orr); December 10th: Christmas Party/Annual Auction (contact Pam Sherman for dinner party reservations and details and Michelle Place for auction information).

Johnnie Romo delivered a thoughtful prayer this morning; thanks, Johnnie!

Have a blessed Advent week, and as Janet urged this morning, one free of as many distractions as possible as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Richard Wansley

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