Decoration Day

A message from Jim Embrey



A reminder that if you get a chance this weekend go by Floral Haven (Tulsa) main office (west side/outside) to see our SWR-OK-151 CAP unit perform the ceremony for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It will be happening Saturday thru Monday (I have the midnight to 0600 Sunday shift!, so I might not see ya), it will only take you less than 30 minutes’ish.

Sam isn’t on this team, still working his way up to get there, however he is on Color Guard and is performing “flag patrol” through out the cemetery. There are thousands of flags, one for each Warrior, along with a dog tag for each flag pole. I send some pic’s post this event.

Have a great and safe weekend,

Jim, Julee and Sam Embrey

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Sunday 22 May 2011

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.  John 20-29
Scripture Reading:  Luke 16:19-31

I hope all have enjoyed Don Forsman the last three Sundays. What a Blessing those Sundays have been.
Thank you to Karen Campbell for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to Ruth Giessen for keeping the class minutes.

Thank you to those who Greeted and brought Refreshments:
Rob and Frieda Reck
Brenda Spencer


All are welcome back anytime.

May Birthdays:
22nd Angelyn Dale
22nd Mary Elliott
22nd Jerry Walker
22nd Bill Gertsen
25th Jane Smith
26th Amy Michaels
27th Bethany Willyard

May Anniversaries:
23rd  Denny & Suzy Meredith-Orr
25th Rex & Allene Donley
27th Gene & Diane Martin
27th Bob & Lynn Russell

Congratulations to Maranatha High School Senior Graduates:
Jason Earley: Son of  Ray and Sharon Earley
Ryan Latchem: Son of  Ray and Shannon Latchem
Larkin McCann:  Son of James McCann and Angelyn Dale
Danny Rose: Son of David and Susan Rose
Alex Rounds: Son of Mark and Anita Rounds
Scott Solomon: Son of Stuart and Dana Solomon


Thursday 26 May: Utica Square Christmas – For those who bought into
this at the Christmas Party, you should have received an email. If not
and you want to attend contact Allene Donley.

Sunday 29 May: Brunch – Come share your favorite dish we us.

Monday 30 May: Memorial Day

Apartment M is ready to go and looks great. Congratulations to all.

In class a list was passed around for Day Center for The Homeless. If
you purchase an item on the list be sure to check it off.

Joys and Concerns:
Bethany Willyard
Doris Bell
Kirk & Michelle Place – Family Vacation
Sarah – Retirement
High School and College Graduates
Storm Victims in Kansas and Minneapolis

Have a great week.
I hope to see all on Sunday.

William Meyer

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Four Messages

(1) My sobriety, and recovery in the guidance from God

Dear Maranatha Class,

I wanted to take the time to thank you all for the love and support of each and everyone. I am doing well, I am currently living at the Mission…aka The homeless shelter, It was a god sent that there was a bed available. I am enjoying my sobriety and recovery. A bed at the sober living has opened up, so I’m attempting to find work so that I can financially afford to be a resident of that facility. I do feel that the sober living would be the best place for me because I will still have the structure I need. This will run me 100$ a week. So, I’m currently looking for full time work. I have picked up some side work, making about 250.00 a moth while I look for other means of income. The place that I am currently at will not allow my children the ability to spend time with me. So, in my inquire about the sober living the children will be able to stay the night on
occasion and also spend time with me whenever they would like. This is a goal of mine that I hope to accomplish soon. I am attending one to two meeting a day, through NA and AA. I also am attending NA group functions. These meetings are an asset to my recovery. Please keep me and my children in your prayers and hope for the re-unification soon.
If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask god to help us be willing….

Again thank you for the love and support:)

God Bless

Bethany Willyard ..

Kyla, Krysten and Logan.

Please share this with the class thank you.

(2) College Graduates

A message from Shari Goodwin —

Hi, William,

I am working on next weeks issue of The Word, which will include information about all church members who have earned college degrees since last June.

Since so many of our Maranatha children are graduating, would you please ask everyone in our class to let me know if they have someone in the family who has received a college degree this year (if they haven’t already called or emailed me). They can call me (918-699-0132) or email sharigoodwin(at) and leave the name, college attended and degree earned. Don’t want to leave anyone out!

Thanks so much –
Shari Goodwin

(3) Friend in need

A request by Mary Elliott —

I have a friend that is needing a place to live.  They thought they had something lined up and it fell through at the last minute.  They have dogs and would like to keep them if at all possible.  They need to move in less than three weeks!  Does anyone have any ideas?

(4) Reenactment Ceremony, Floral Haven, Memorial Day

Reenactment of Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown

Memorial Day at Floral Haven

Here is a follow up to Jim Embrey’s announcement on Sunday.


Don Forsman’s Lessons

Don Forsman has provided the manuscript versions of two of the lessons he has presented to the Maranatha class on the topic, “Barriers to Belief.” To download these Microsoft Word documents (which can be opening by Open Office, Pages, or other programs as well), click the links below.

The Eternal Hereafter (Manuscript)

Is Life Predestined (Manuscript)

Links to the audio recordings may be found on the Maranatha section of the Boston Avenue UMC web site.

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Update on Paul Staat

When my daughter, Lisa and I took dinner to Paul and Mary’s house on Saturday, Paul met us on the porch and called us “little elves.” He told us how much they appreciate everything that the class has done for them and asked me to let everyone know. I was really surprised when he actually came outside onto the porch and gave us each a little side hug. He also said that he would be going back to St. John’s today for more chemo.

Then when I saw Mary at church she said that Paul’s blood count is so good that he’s not too worried about the germ scare. She said that he will be at St. John’s for five days this week.

Barbara Meehan

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Sunday 15 May 2011

Another wonderful lesson by Don Forsman, I cannot wait to hear next weeks lesson.
“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Thank you to Pam Sherman for keeping the class minutes.

Thank you to those who Greeted and brought Refreshments:
Set Up: Keith and Sue Madden
Clean Up: Skip and Paula Scott

Thank you to Bob Russell for a wonderful prayer.

May Anniversaries:
18th Scott and Debbie Morgan
21st David and Kendall Carpenter

Broadway at Boston Avenue tryouts  Tuesday May 17th at 7PM,  Thursday May 19 at 7PM and  Saturday May 21 and 10AM.
This years performance will be White Christmas.

22 May Our Speaker will be Don Forsman
“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” John 20-29
Scripture Reading: Luke 16:19-31.
For those needing a copy of Don Forman’s lessons or have a question for Don, please email him at

22 May  Greeters and Refreshments:
Set Up: Rob and Frieda Reck
Clean Up: Brenda Spencer

22 May Attend and Tulsa Drillers Game and Brunch with Boston Avenue.
22May  Recital for District Superintendent Mike Chaffin  2PM to 4PM.
22May 12:30PM  Recital by Grant Carpenter.
29May Sunday Brunch – Plan to bring your favorite dish for all to try.

Prayers and Concerns:
Christi Luks  – Bolivia
Rev Paul Staat –  Paul has graduated from Phillips Theological
Seminary, Congratulations.
Johnnie Romo and Jeannie – Congratulations on the Engagement.
Roger and Charlotte Rowe- Congratulations on their Daughters Graduation.
Max – Congratulations for graduating.

Thank you to all for participating each Sunday. Your participation is
greatly appreciated
Have a excellent week and God Bless.

William Meyer

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

What a wonderful presentation by Don Forsman, I look forward to his presentation this week.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me; has eternal life; he does not come into judgement; but has passed from death to life.
Scripture Reading: John 5:20-24

Thank you to those who Greeted  and brought Refreshments
Set up: Rex and Allene Donley
Clean up: Stuart and Dana Solomon

May Birthdays:
8th John Nicks
11th Paula Scott
13th Paula Scott

Visitors :
Roslyn Davis
Valerie Carpenter

This Sunday May 15 Don Forsman will continue his lesson.
We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Scripture Reading Selections from Romans 8.

Our Greeters and Refreshments for May 15:
Set up: Skip and Paula Scott
Clean up: Keith and Sue Madden

22 May  Junior Recital by Grant Carpenter

Remember to invest in Boston Avenue Youth,  Common Shares $20,
Preferred Shares $100. You can purchase your shares this Sunday in
Bishops Hall.

Day Center for the Homeless has a number of items needed for
Apartments at Observation Point and affordable housing for the
homeless. The lists will be available Sunday, please check items off
that have already been acquired.

Boston Avenue will be attending a Tulsa Drillers Game Sunday May 22, cost $20. The cost include lunch and the game, tickets may be
purchased in Bishops Hall.

May 22 , 2P to 4P  Reception for Mike Chaffin, District
Superintendent, at Boston Avenue

Joys and Concerns:

Congratulation to all Maranatha College and High School Graduates. We wish the best success now and in the future

Congratulations to all Students for a successful completion of the
academic year.

Lynn Kerr – Auto Accidents, Housebound
Vicki – Cancer
Bethany Willyard
Tom Garrett
Gary – Cancer, wife standing by his side.
Tornado Victims
Denise’s Grandfather

Have a great week.

William Meyer

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Sunday 1 May 2011

What wonderful presentation by Janet Purinton, I’m so glad we were
able to hear her speak.
Thank you to those that Greeted and brought Refreshments:
Set up: Kraemer and Christi Luks
Clean up: Albert and Denise Klein
Thank you to Lynn Russell for a wonderful prayer.

May Birthdays:
1st Brenda Worthington
4th Susie Butterworh
5th Kirk Place
6th Paul Loyd

May Anniversaries:
1st Dave and Margret Been
6th Roger and Charlotte Rowe

Steve and Doris Dixon

Our Speaker for the next 3 Sundays 8th, 15th and 22nd will be Don Forsman
May 29th Brunch

Greeters and Refreshments for May 8th:
Set Up: Stuart and Dana Solomon
Clean Up: Rex and Alene Donley

Kentucky Derby Party Saturday May 7th

Mothers Day, Sunday May 8th

Joys and Concerns:
Jane – Cancer
Bethany Willyard – coming home
Tom Garrett

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