Prayers for Baby Stella Payton

Shari Goodwin asked that I send this news to our class about Richard and Jeanie Payton’s new granddaughter, Stella. Stella was born on Wednesday, Jan. 26, by C-section, weighing only 4 pounds, 4 ounces. She was delivered early because of the discovery of increasing fluid and pressure in her brain. She has been given an early diagnosis of lissencephaly, which has a high mortality rate and very likely mental retardation, but doctors are not sure yet the severity. The Paytons ask for your prayers.

Please keep the doctors, Stella and her parents, Richie and Joey, and the rest of the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Meehan

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Sunday 23 January 2011

Thank You for all those that attended Sunday, our speaker was Dr Richard Wansley, the title “If you’re a christian then you know failure”. It was excellent, Thank You Dr Wansley.
January Birthdays:
22 January Pam Snodgrass
25 January Thad Leonard
26 January Rob Morgan
28 January Judy Harkins
29 January Brenda Spencer
30 January Sarah Maldonado
30 January Susan Rose

Prayer:
Denny Meredith-Orr – Thank You

Greeter and Refreshments:
Jeff Allen
Suzy and Denny Meredith-Orr

A glimpse into the future:
01/30/2011 Brunch Remember to bring your favorite snack

02/06/11 Barbara Loyd The Spiritual Aspects of Color
02/13/11 Mike Chaffin Tulsa District Superintendent and Fred Elder Recital
02/20/11 BA Youth Mission Trip
02/27/11 Ken Tobler Good Friday – It’s Important
03/06/11 Brantley Tillery Pastor at Redemption Church, Dir of Exodus House
03/13/11 Class Business Class Discussion & Vote
03/20/11 Howard Plowman My favorite scriptures
03/27/11 Howard Plowman My favorite scriptures

Announcement:

We need volunteers to Pray each week.

Remember to sign up for Dinner for 8.

Congratulations to Scott Solomon for being Athlete of the Week.

Thank you to all who participated in the Martin Luther King walk and service.

Congratulations for a successful showing of the Queen Mary.

Prayers and Concerns:
Karen – Recovering from brain surgery.
Eric – Job Success
Virginia Martin – Passed Away, Please pray for the family
Mark – Mother passed away, Please pray for the family.
Nancy – Surgery
Bob Ritter – Passed Away, Please pray for the family.
Larry and Alice – May they be successful in starting a United Methodist Church in Gunnison CO

Visitors:
Alexis
Elaine
Both are welcome back anytime.

I hope January has been a successful month for all. See all on Sunday

William Meyer

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Sunday 16 January 2011

Thank you for all those that attended Sunday, our teacher was Dr Joel Panciera and the lesson this week and last were wonderful.

A special thanks to our Greeters/Refreshments: Johnnie Romo and Joey and Nancy Manduano.
Thank You to Barbara Loyd for keeping the class minutes.
Sunday 23 January 2011 our Greeter/Refreshment people are: Jeff Allen and Suzy and Denny Meredith-Orr
Our teacher Sunday 23 January is Richard Wansley.

Birthdays:
16 January David Worthington
21 January Martha Blevins
21 January Joyce Justice
22 January Pam Snodgrass

Anniversaries:
18 January Mark and Teri Jennings

Visitors:
Elaine Wilson

New Member:
Steve and Doris Dixon. Welcome to the class

Announcements:
There is a sign up sheet going around for Dinner for Eight and Lent and Devotion writers

Friday 21 January at 6PM in Boston Avenue Movie Theater, Queen Mary
RSVP with the Maduano’s 587-4460. Pizza will be provided and Olen medley will be available to answer questions.

Wednesday 26 January at Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Williams Theatre, Will Rogers’ Romance with Betty and America, time 7:30PM, cost $10.

Congratulations to the members of Maranatha who served 90 people at Day Center for the Homeless.

Joys and Concerns:

Congratulations to Ann Sherman on her 88th Birthday.
Thank You to Greg Carpenter for the wonderful singing during the 8:30 and 11:00 Services.

Please Pray for:
Jerry Jesse who has Cancer and Pneumonia
Grace – Down Syndrome
Owen – Abdominal Cancer
Frieda and Rob Reck – Home Burglary
Eric – Car Robbery
Karen – Brain Operation

I hope to see all class members Sunday. Have a great week.

William Meyer

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Sunday January 9 2011

Thank you to all those that attended Sunday, I hope all are having a great week. A special thanks to our Greeters and to Mick and Carol Maus for the refreshments.
Our speaker on Sunday was Dr. Joel Panciera, who by the way will be back this Sunday 16 January 2011.

Thank you to Barbara Loyd for the class minutes.

The prayer was given by Pam Sherman, Thank You.

Birthdays:
9 January   Joel Panciera
12 January  David Rose
13 January  Jim Seymour
16 January   David Worthington

Visitors:
Elaine Wilson
Rebecca Allen
Rebekah Teddy
Remember after the third time they become members.

Congratulations to Michelle Place, she is our Curriculum Director, we are looking forward to future lessons

Congratulations to the Maranatha Class for the increase in attendance of  76 on 2 January to 85 on 9 January.

Announcements:
Friday 14 January Maranatha will be serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless, meeting time is 5:30Pm.
Friday 21 January is the showing of the Queen Mary, pizza will be provided.
Wednesday 26 January at the Performing arts Center, Williams Theatre, Will Rogers Romance with Betty and America. Time: 7:30PM, Cost: $10
Sunday 23 January Our speaker is Richard Wansley
Sunday 30 January Brunch
Sunday 6 February Our speaker is Barbara Loyd

Joys and Concerns:
Let us pray for the situation in Tuscon
Dee Copeland
Tyler – getting married
Peter and Kay – in Tokyo
Sharon Bookout – Son moving home
Janet Purinton – Congratulations, she sold her house
Mark Johnson
Jane
Carlita
Jerry Arnold

See you Sunday

William Meyer

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Noel Copeland’s Services

The services for Noel Copeland will be Thurs., Jan. 13th at 4:00 at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria.

Charlotte Rowe

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High Flight

High Flight
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth.
Of sun-split clouds–and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-
Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft throught footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sancitity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

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Happy New Year 2 January 2011

Thank you to all those that attended Sunday. A special thanks to the Donleys and the Goodwins for being our Greeters. Another special thanks to all those who brought refreshments.

We would like to welcome our visitors:
Rebecca Allen
Valerie Carpenter
Sara Martin
All are welcome back and any time.

The prayer was given by Shari Goodwin, Thank You.

Thank you to Pam Sherman for keeping the minutes.

Announcements:
January 9th and 16th Dr Joel Panciera will be speaking to us.
January 14th Maranatha is serving at the Day Center for the Homeless. Meeting time is 5:30PM. Contact Sharon to sign up or for more information.
January 23 Richard Wansley. We look forward to having the Wansleys back.
January 26 Will Rogers Romance with Betty and America. Tickets are $10 at the Tulsa Performing Art Center, Williams Theatre.
January 30 Barbara Loyd
Congratulations to our 2011 Officers who started 2 January 2011.

Birthdays:
January 2 Jim Griffin
January 3 Amy Snodgrass
January 9 Dr. Joel Panciera

Anniversaries:
January 2 Doug and Joyce Justice

Joys and Concerns:
Congratulations to Jim McCann on starting a new Law Firm.
Please pray for:
Jane – 2nd surgery to remove cancer
Joey – Baby
Sherman – May his 3rd back surgery be a success.
Danny – That he and his band may be safe on their tour
Beth – Breast Cancer
Sara – Study in Paris

Lesson:
Our lesson was given by William Meyer on Faith. Listed below are the scriptures read during the lesson:
Hebrews 11:1 – 3
Hebrews 11: 5 – 6
Hebrews 11: 8 -12
Ephesians 2:8 – 10
Luke 8: 40 – 56
Luke 7: 1 – 10
James 2: 14 – 24

I look forward to seeing all on Sunday, have a great week.

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Noel Copeland’s Death

Charlotte Rowe received the following from Dee Copeland this evening about the passing of Dee’s husband, Noel:

Dear Family and Friends,
Noel died peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2011. After 5 1/2 years since his stroke, he is now in heaven entertaining the angels! He donated his body to medical science —wouldn’t he love it that he is "living on" at least physically?
I am planning a memorial service at a future date, probably the end of January.
With love and happy memories,
Dee

Karen Campbell called Dee to see if she needed any help with food, family meals or moving anything out of the nursing home. Dee said she didn’t need anything right now. The services are still pending. She said information will be listed in the Tulsa World obituaries when decisions have been made. Thoughts and prayers and notes of condolences would be appreciated.

Barbara Meehan

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Funeral for Sherry Griffin’s Father

The funeral for Sherry Griffin’s father will be at 2:00 tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4, at the First Baptist Church in Blanchard.

Sherry and Jim haven’t moved back to Tulsa yet, so they are still based in Florida and will be returning next weekend — but may be in Sunday School next Sunday.

Their address is currently:
752 Bay Esplanade
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Barbara Meehan

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