Maranatha news for May 13-19

Dear Maranatha friends,

CHANGE OF PLANS FOR THIS SUNDAY! Rabbi Charles Sherman was to be our teacher, but he has had an emergency that requires him to be out of town. Instead, we have a wonderful opportunity to hear our own Dr. Mouzon Biggs! Please keep Rabbi Sherman in your prayers – he promises to reschedule after the summer.

We will still join Pilgrimage, Journey and Amy Venable’s Bible Study Class in the sanctuary Sunday, and will not have refreshments or class business. Please plan to check in at the back of the sanctuary when you arrive, then sit in one of the two south sections, as close to the front as possible. Rick will introduce Dr. Biggs promptly at 9:45, then he will have most of the hour to teach. It will be a great morning!

Many thanks to Dr. Ruth Weston for her thought-provoking series on Mary the past two weeks. You can hear recordings of her presentations, and all of our lessons, at .


Thanks to William Meyer for leading us in prayer, and to the Griffins and Roses for our snacks last week.

Happy birthday to Jim Embrey! Congratulations to Debra and Scott Morgan, who are celebrating an anniversary this week!

Welcome to our guest, Matthew Klein.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our Christmas party and auction on December 14.

Our class will host a brunch honoring Wesley Fellowship Class in the Asbury Room on Sunday, May 27. Wesley Fellowship will officially join the Homebuilders Class on July 1.

Thanks to all who helped with lunch for the family after the memorial service for Angie’s mom, Lou Ann Dale, yesterday.


Thursday, May 24 – Our class will help with the Compassion Dinner again

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

Thursday, May 31 – Class social with live music at Tulsa Botanical Garden

Thursday, June 7 – Utica Square Fifth Night Party, 6:30 (auction item)

June 24, 3:00-7:00 p.m. – Potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games and great fellowship.


Bob Russell had surgery yesterday and is now recovering.

Our prayers go out to Jennifer Hall, whose cancer has now spread to her brain, and whose mother, Margaret Rose Lamb, passed away this week. Margaret’s service will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00 in the sanctuary. If you would like to send a card, she is staying with her daughter, Samantha Slater, at 120 W Sequoyah Avenue, Oologah OK 74053. You can also email her at nannyhall.

Bethany Willyard is really in need of a job.

Bruce Chucoski’s sister in Oklahoma City is dealing with blood clot issues.

Paul Giessen shared a concern that his wife’s friend lost her battle against cancer Sunday, and a joy that his daughter has graduated from college and will work at Saint Francis, and his son is starting an internship.

Congratulations to Debra Morgan, who was honored as Teacher of the Year at the Sistema Tulsa concert last Friday evening. It was a wonderful event!


The 2018 Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s Rally Walk and 5K is this Sunday, 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 mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday in the sanctuary –

Published in: on May 16, 2018 at 9:52 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha news for May 13-19  
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