Maranatha newsletter for Sunday, April 22

Dear Maranatha friends,

Thanks to Marita Morgan for her interesting lesson, “The Kingdom of God.” She gave us some good thoughts to ponder, and a homework assignment. If you want a good grade when she teaches again this Sunday, be sure to read Matthew 13 before class. You can find a recording of last Sunday’s lesson at

Dr. Ruth Weston will teach May 6 and 13. Her series is entitled, “Protestant Perspectives on Mary.” Then Rabbi Charles Sherman will teach us on May 20. We will join Pilgrimage, Journey and the Pastor’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary that day – and we’ll tell you more about that soon!


Thanks to Sarah Maldonado for leading us in an Earth Day prayer, complete with recyclable bags given to a few lucky class members. Thanks to Glenna Arnott and Karen Campbell for our snacks. Jerry LeDoux will lead us in prayer this Sunday and Barbara Meehan and Mickey and Carol Maus will be our hosts.

Happy birthday to Sarah Smith today, the 23rd!

Mickey Maus announced that the Drillers’ party that was rained out will be rescheduled soon. In the meantime, the sponsors of that party are willing to hire out as rainmakers, as this is the second year their party plans have brought rain to T-town.

Sharon Earley asked for volunteers to drive the church van or be a “ride along” to pick up guests for our Compassion Dinners, which are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Drivers must be checked out on the vans. Maranatha is scheduled to help with those dinners in May, then Compassion takes a break during the summer.

Upcoming class events:

April 28 – Hot Diggety Dog Party (auction item)

May 19 – Downtown Dwellers’ Progressive Dinner (auction item)


Janet Purinton is home from the hospital and is doing much better. She hopes to be back in class soon.

Remember Angie’s mom, LouAnn Dale, and her doctors on Wednesday as she undergoes surgery to replace a heart valve.

Pam Sherman’s foot surgery went very well. She may need help with transportation for a while.

Clarkie Williams announced that there will be a benefit for her brother on May 19 at his church.

Melanie and Dave Shepherd are grieving the death of their 18-year-old pet cat.

The Wansleys just enjoyed a trip to Korea and Thailand to see their children and grandchildren.

Barbara Meehan is celebrating that her daughter Lisa, son-in-law Boone, and (most importantly) little granddaughter Charlotte are moving back to Tulsa.


United Methodist Women will host Mighty! Guidance to Personal Empowerment and Self Esteem on Sunday May 6, from 12:15-2:00 p.m. in room J221. All are welcome. Linda Alegria will present “Internal Mindfulness” and Rodney Garner will speak on “Personal Safety.” There is no cost to attend, and a box lunch may be purchased in advance for $10.


Neighbor for Neighbor’s fundraiser, an Exhibition of Racin’ & Ropin’ with a humorist relative of Will Rogers as a special guest, will be held April 28, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Tom and Courtney O’Brien’s estate, 6655 Riva Ridge Road. It will include a live auction and “lots of BBQ and eats.” Call 918-425-5578, ext. 101 for more information or to RSVP.

The 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is May 20th at the ORU Mabee Center. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., the 5K starts at 2:00 and the walk begins at 2:05 p.m.

If you would like to join Jeff and Julie Allen and other class members in the fight against Parkinson’s, click on the link below, register as a new participant and join “TEAM JULES”. Then fill out your information and make any donation that you might want to give.

Thanks for all you add to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday –

Published in: on April 23, 2018 at 9:37 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha newsletter for Sunday, April 22  
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