Maranatha News from Sunday, July 1

Here’s the news from Maranatha:

We had a very festive Sunday thanks to the efforts of Michelle Place, who fed and embellished us with all things patriotic! Thanks, Michelle! The Morgans and Grims will host this Sunday.

Thanks also to Ben Pascoe for showing us a different view of Abraham. Ben is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker and we are grateful he shared his gifts with us.

This Sunday, we are pleased to have Rabbi Charles Sherman as our speaker. We are very excited he will be here, let’s honor him with a big turnout!

Lynn Jesse blessed us with a beautiful prayer that could not have come from anyone but her loving self.


1 Sue Madden


7 Sherry and Jim Stinson


The College Age Sunday School class visited this week in honor of Ben’s lesson.


July is Mission Emphasis Month. Each Sunday in July items are collected in Bishops Hall for specific agencies. July 8 is Cookson Hills Center, the 15th is for Child Share-Circle of Care, the 22 is for Domestic Violence Intervention, and items collected on July 29 will go to the Community Food Bank.

Meredith Davison reminded us about Operation Hope’s need for toiletries. Don’t forget to bring them to class during July.

Kendall announced that volunteers are needed to sell BABA tickets on Sunday mornings in July. (We have it on good authority this is gonna be one heck of a show. So please get your tickets soon!)

Jim Embrey confirmed that Phase I was completed at Joanie Hatley’s house. Gifts cards were purchased for her with funds not used for maintenance work. Phase II will take place as part of DT4G.

The prayer signup sheet has many vacancies. Please remember that a prayer can be a poem, the words from a hymn, or a devotion, it doesn’t have to be improvised or off-the cuff. We appreciate everyone’s help with this.

Joys and Concerns:

Pam Sherman announced the pending birth of her first great-granddaughter. Prayers are needed for the baby and her mother who will raise her as a single mom.

David Shepard’s brother Bobby recently had bypass surgery. He is doing well.

Keith Madden announced that Sue’s mother died on Friday. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Have a safe and happy holiday! See you Sunday.

Published in: on July 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha News from Sunday, July 1  
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