Just a reminder, our Fifth Sunday Brunch is this Sunday. We will take this opportunity to enjoy each others fellowship and good food. I hope to see all on Sunday


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Re: Class Agenda

The following messages are taken from three emails sent this morning:


Thank you for you comment Mick


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From: Maus, Mickey
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM
Subject: RE: Class Agenda

At times we dwell to much on joys and concerns. I agree with you
these could be e-mailed in to you in advance. You will still get a
few that will need to be addressed that day. I think you are doing a
great job.



V.M. “Mickey” Maus – Sr. Market Manager
(918) 510-0622
(918) 512-4174 Fax

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Thank you for your comment Pam


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From: Sherman, Pam
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM
Subject: RE: Class Agenda

I too appreciate the tough job that William is doing. As an
occasional teacher of this class I know how daunting getting up in
front of this group of folks can be so I know that John and I
appreciate the job that William is doing.

I also do believe that joys and concerns are the key to our class. We
tried previously to have a ‘box’ where people would drop joys and
concerns into it and it would be read to the class. That might work
for some but I think for the majority of people they would like to
voice what’s on their heart.

We might try both for a while and see how that works, but in any
event, I want to reiterate that we should thank William for his
willingness to step up when no one else was interested. I’ll get off
my soap box for now.

Thank you Lord for this wonderful group of people who can air their
differences and come together for the good of all.

Pamela Sherman
Right of Way Administration and
Support Manager
Phone 918.596.7619
Fax 918.699.3476

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Thank you for your comment Skip.


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From: Skip Scott
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: Class Agenda

I believe that our joys, concerns, and announcement section is very
important, but the problem is people won’t sit down in a timely
manner. when we first attended the class, it was very bothersome not
to be able to get to the coffee, people mingle in front of the doorway
and snack table, we have a very large classroom and people mingle in
the way. the president tries to get people to sit down but he is
ignored for a period. William is doing a great job. i believe he
stepped out of his comfort zone to take on this job. My hat is off to
him. keep doing what you’re doing and maybe we can all be happy.

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House Repair & Class Agenda

First, relating to the earlier email thread, “House Repair:”

Thank you Pam.

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From: Sherman, Pam
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:34 PM
Subject: RE: House Repair

I do have Johnny’s cell number if any one wants it. It’s 918-402-9104.

Pamela Sherman
Right of Way Administration and
Support Manager
Phone 918.596.7619
Fax 918.699.3476

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And then, an email message, response and reply, also from today, but this time related to “Class Agenda:”

I appreciate your comment.


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Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: Class Agenda

I just wanted to say that I love our joys and concerns section. I
really like that we spend the time on issues that clearly are
important to many individual members of our class. I hope we keep
things exactly the way that they are now. And, I think our president
is doing a great job. Thank you to him.

In a message dated 7/25/2011 4:16:53 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
maranathaclass(at) writes:

It has been brought to my attention that several members feel we are
spending to much time with Announcements and Joys and Concerns. I
apologizes to any and all who are irritated by this. It has been one
of my goals has President to make sure the speaker has plenty of time
to speak and that Choir members are able to hear as much of the
speaker as possible. So, Thank you to the class for keeping me on my
toes, it is greatly appreciated.
Having said that, and discussing this with Michelle Place, I am going
to offer another avenue for Announcements and Joys and Concerns.

The Yahoo address I check twice a day. The Maranatha address I check
once a day, sometimes twice. The announcements and Joys and Concerns
will be forward right away. However, let us keep in mind we will have
those who prefer to address the class and this option is still open.
Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.


William Meyer

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House Repair

Sharon Bookout sent this to the class email. If anyone can help
Johnnie and Jeanie with some house repairs let us know.


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From: Sharon Bookout
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: Sunday 24 July
To: maranathaclass(at)

I saw Johnnie Romo and his new bride Jeannine (Bezotte. They were
married June 2 at St. Lukes). They have just purchased a house which
needs much work done on it. Johnnie asked if I would pass along a
request for the donation of ANY type of building materials-windows,
flooring, tile, faucets, etc.
So if anyone can help him out, he and Jeannine would greatly
appreciate it. Johnnie is doing very well, Jeannine says….working
almost 65 hours a week. And then they are trying to get their house
ready to move into. I’m not sure how to contact Johnnie, but maybe
someone else would have that information.

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Sunday 24 July 2011

What a wonderful two lesson by Rob Reck. A big Thank You to Rob, we look forward to your next presentation.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Karey and Pam Low
John and Pam Sherman

Thank you to Lynn Russell for a wonderful prayer.

David Sullins
Dave & Melonie Sheperd
Kate Staat
Harry Davies – Texas
Teresa Spenser Holden
Greg Maus
J Spenser

July Birthdays:
25 Charlotte Rowe
28 Teri Todd
29 David Carpenter
30 Patrick Bone – Moved to California, son has a major roll in Sacramento

July Anniversaries:
26 Jim & Ginger Smyrl
27 Mark Lee
27 Brenda Miller

Some work glove were left at the Staat’s house during operation Magic Carpet Ride along with several plastic containers. Missing items are available for pick up in the Maranatha Room.

Sunday 31 July is our Fifth Sunday Brunch – We all treat and greet.

12 September : Golf Tournament at Forest Ridge – The tournament is to benefit Restore Hope Ministries. This year they are trying to raise funds to rebuild the food warehouse which collapsed in the February snow. The tournament will also help cloth, feed and house families through out Tulsa. For those wishing to participate please call 918-582-5766.

Congratulations to Keith and Sue Madden on becoming Grandparents.

Joys and Concerns
Bethany Willyard
Jennifer Halls son – improving
Paula Scott – pinched nerve
Paul Staat – Stem cell, sore
Pam Low’s Grandmother – Dementia
David Sullins’s Car
Joel and Susan Panciera – Joel’s Father passed away
David Great Grandmother

Stay cool and have a great week.

William Meyer

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Happy Rocks

For those who were not in class Sunday, you missed one of the best classes so far. Rob Reck’s lesson on Mixed Emotions definitely hit the spot. I especially enjoyed the story behind happy rocks. I hope everyone will be present next Sunday for part two of Rob’s lesson.

Visitors – None

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Skip and Paul Scott
Rex and Allene Donley

Thank you to Janet Purinton for a wonderful prayer.

July Birthdays:
17 Terry Michael
17 Nikki Smith
18 Nancy Christi
18 Steve Jacoby
20 Mark Butterworth
21 Lydia Jackson

July Anniversaries:
17 Ed and Judith Peyton
19 Mick and Carol Maus
20 Mark and Beverly North

Restore Hope Ministries annual school supply project is an important part of our effort to assist families in financial need. Through the generous support of many the 2010 School Supply Drive provided a complete set of School supplies for 2842 students valued at more than $114,000.  The Project School Supplies goal for 2011 is 2500 students. A donation of $25 will provide one child a full set of supplies. Donations may be mailed to Restore Hope Ministries 2960 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa OK 74127 or donate online at I will pass around the list of supplies Sunday.

The picture directory is being redone for students going off to school. For more information go to and click on portrait sign up.

Sunday July 24:
Our speaker will be Rob Reck
Greeters and Refreshments will be provided by:
Set Up: Karey and Pam low
Clean up: John and Pam Sherman

Sunday July 31:  Fifth Sunday Brunch, be think of a delicious treat to bring.

Joys and Concerns:
Paul Staat
Bethany Willyard
District Campers
Nancy Morgan
Joel Panciera’s Father
Congratulations to John and Pam Sherman. Between John and Pam they have lost 50 pounds

Stay cool and have a great week.

William Meyer

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Update on Mark Rounds

An update from Mark and Anita.


—- Forwarded message —

Mark had his fifth and final sugery thursday. The damage to his wrist
was extensive and he will need a lot of rehab. The pain should be less
now that the plates and screws are in place and the external fixator
was removed. We want to thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and
cards during this difficult time. Your concern has been comforting.
Love to all,
Mark & Anita

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Sunday 10 July 2011

Wow, What a great second half by Ken Tobler. Honestly, I had forgotten some about the proper way to pray but I also learn a lot too.
I hope all enjoyed this mornings lesson.

Thank you to Paula Scott for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to our Greeters and Refreshers:
Michael Lane
Steve and Debbie Jacoby

Dave and Melanie Shepard

July Birthdays:
11 Frieda Reck
11 Linda Reid
16 Darlene Lorenz

On the Greeters and Refreshment list for July, August and September we still have one or two more spots to be filled. If interested please contact Beverly North.

Our Speaker for Sunday July 17 and Sunday July 24 will be our own Rob Reck.

Our Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 17 July:
Set up: Skip and Paula Scott
Clean up: Rex and Allene Donely

Joys and Concerns:
Bob and Lynn Russell – Traveling
Mark and Anita Rounds – Mark injured
Paul Staat – Stem Cell Therapy
Bethany Willyard
Dan and Martha Blevins – Trip to Colorado

I have a great week and stay cool.
I hope to see all on Sunday.

William Meyer

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Maranatha Snacks

Below is a list of dates for healthy and unhealthy snacks. If one or more of these date will work for you please contact Beverly North.


———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM


Here is the list of dates needed to complete our list of greeters and snack bringers.  Thanks for your help!

Guilt Snacks open dates:
August 7
September 11

Healthy Snacks open dates:
July 24
August 7
August 21
September 4
September 11


I will set up a new sheet to send around since the old one is hard to read.

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Sunday 3 July 2011

What a wonderful presentation given by Ken Tobler on the Lord’s prayer. We look forward to Ken Tobler’s presentation Sunday 10 July.
Thank you to Scott Morgan for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to those who greeted and refreshed us:
Ray & Sharon Earley
Mick & Carol Maus

Carol Tobler

July Birthdays:
8 Patti Barnes

July Anniversaries:
7 Jim & Sherry Stinson
8 Patrick & Mary Barnes
8 Dave & Carol Grim
9 Gary & Patti Smith

Our speaker for Sunday 10 July is Ken Tobler

Greeter and Refreshments for Sunday 10 July:
Set Up: Michael Lane
Clean Up: Steve & Debbie Jacoby

We still need people to Greet and Refresh. If interested, please contact Beverly North.

We are needing people to pray during August and September. If interested please contact Sharon Early.

Congratulations to Richard Wansley, Shari Goodwin and others who helped with a successful Vacation Bible School at Boston Avenue.

23 July at Fair Meadows is our Box Supper. The ladies will make to Box Suppers and the men will bid on those suppers. The highest bidder gets to eat with the ladies. If interested please contact Skip and Paula Scott, space is available.

Prayers and Concerns
Paul Staat – Test looked good
Mary – Cancer
Judy Herriman
Robert – Heart attack
Kenneth Culver – Passed away
Bethany Willyard – Bethany is stay at a Women’s Clean and Sober House
and working at a Hilton Hotel
Bob and Lynn Russell – Traveling
Maranatha members
Mark and Anita Rounds

Have a Happy 4th of July

William Meyer

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