Maranatha newsletter for March 11

Greetings, Maranatha friends,

Dr. Joel Panciera led another great lesson in his thought-provoking series, “Is There a Limit to God’s Love?” He focused on Jesus the Christ and how he differed from Jewish expectations of the Messiah as foretold in the Hebrew scriptures. Be sure to come a little early the next two Sundays as he completes his series. The lesson will begin promptly at 9:45 so that Joel can leave to rehearse the choir, then we will conduct class business afterward.

You can find last Sunday’s recording here:

Thanks to Lynn and Bob Russell and Rick and Melanie Evans for our refreshments Sunday, and to Carol Maus for sharing a prayer from Psalms. Snacks this Sunday will be provided by Dave and Carol Grim and Michelle Place. Paul Staat will lead our opening prayer.

Happy birthday to Andy Hood, Kip Jones, Clarkie Williams and Liz Williams. Happy anniversary to Richard and Jeanie Payton.


Upcoming class events include the following:

March 31 – Cooking Class (an auction item)

April 1 – brunch with the Pilgrimage Class

April 7 – dinner at the Carpenters’ (auction item)

April 21 – Drillers Baseball Party (auction item)

April 28 – Hot Diggety Dog Party (auction item)


David Cooley is doing better, but he has a long way to go. He expects to be in the Specialty Hospital for 3-4 more weeks and welcomes calls and visits except on dialysis days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). He also loves cookies with no nuts.

Walter Berg has had a biopsy for prostate cancer. He is expecting results next Monday.

Richard and Jeanie Payton’s daughter Lindsay will undergo a tonsillectomy this week.

Art Campbell is recovering at home, but Karen expects that he will be back in class next Sunday. Karen thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Amber, our Exodus house resident, will receive her license on Monday.

Jim McCann asked for continued prayers for Angie’s mother, Lou Ann Dale, who is dealing with health issues.

Lynn Russell’s son is dealing with family issues and is traveling.

Congratulations to Scott and Debra Morgan, who have a new granddaughter, Nora Elizabeth Brawner, thanks to their daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and John Brawner.

Congratulations to Mary and Clark Bundren – their daughter Michelle and her husband are expecting their first baby in September, and their younger daughter Cara is engaged to be married in November.


Base Camp has been postponed from April 21 to August 26. Watch for more details later.

A work team is being formed to do fencing work and repairs at the Boys’ Ranch near Gore on April 21, and possibly on the morning of April 22. They are looking for volunteers to help. Contact Richard Wansley or Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery for more information.

Hope your week is off to a good start. We’ll see you Sunday!

Published in: on March 12, 2018 at 9:50 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha newsletter for March 11  
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