Maranatha newsletter for April 8

Greetings, Maranatha friends!

We had another great morning last Sunday as Dr. Sarah Morice Brubaker, Associate Professor of Theology (as of July 1f) at Phillips Theological Seminary shared an intriguing and very timely lesson, “What Big Data Has to Do with the Church and How the Church Might Respond To It.” She shared the history of untruthfulness in theology, then talked about “persuasion architecture” and how businesses and special interests are using big data to manipulate people today. She will continue her lesson this Sunday morning, and if you missed Part I last Sunday, you can find it at

Kendall Carpenter presented the Finance Committee’s recommendation for giving, which was sent out last week. It was approved, with some funds still available for later in the year. She also asked for class approval to include fundraisers from other programs that class members are involved in. No one brought up objections with such short notice, so we will try that and see how it goes.


Marita Morgan will teach our class on April 22 and 29.

Ed Payton asked for volunteers to help take and serve food in Jones, Oklahoma, to teachers who are walking to Oklahoma City.

Welcome to our visitor, Melanie Evans’ sister, Judy Bell.

Thanks to Bruce Chucoski for leading us in prayer. Sharon Chucoski will give our prayer next Sunday. We also appreciate the Chucoskis and Kendall Carpenter for hosting us Sunday. The LeDouxs and Rowes will provide snacks next Sunday.

Happy birthday to Bruce Chucoski, Dee Dueck, Lee Ann Nichols, Pam Low and Michael Lane. Happy anniversary to Judy and John Harkins.

Upcoming class events:

April 21 – Drillers Baseball Party (auction item)

April 21 and 22 – Work team goes to the Boys’ Ranch

April 28 – Hot Diggety Dog Party (auction item)

May 19 – Downtown Progressive Dinner (auction item)


Janet Purinton is slowly improving. She is working with a specialist and is planning to be back in class as soon as possible.

Please pray for wisdom for our Oklahoma legislators and for our public school teachers and students as the strike continues.

Pam Sherman will have foot surgery on the 19h. She may need help with transportation for a while.

Gabriele’s friend Jan is fighting cancer.

Keep Ed Monnet’s family and Royse Parr’s family in your prayers after their deaths.

Glenna’s friend Dolores is struggling as her older son is in the final stages of cancer and her younger son recently suffered a stroke.

Please remember the Canadian hockey team members and their families after their tragic accident.

Remember LouAnn, who recently lost her fiancé to cancer.

Please keep all of these in your prayers


A family with eight children in Avant, OK, is in need of a used refrigerator. If you have a spare working refrigerator that you’re willing to donate, please contact Rick Evans at 321-303-9873.

Kendall Carpenter shared a request for Tulsa Oratorio Chorus’s annual fundraiser on April 26 at Centennial Park. Cost is $100 per person or $1000 for a table of eight. See for more information.

Hope your week is going really well. We’ll see you Sunday!

Published in: on April 10, 2018 at 8:23 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha newsletter for April 8  
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