Maranatha news for June 10-16

Dear Maranatha friends,

David Wiggs continued his informative lesson series, “Theologically, United Methodists Think and Let Think,” last Sunday. He shared those doctrines that John Wesley considered to be “essentials” – now categorized as “Prevenient Grace (before we recognize God’s love for us), Justifying Grace (that point at which we recognize and accept God’s love in Jesus Christ), and Sanctifying Grace (as we seek to follow and share God’s love in our living).” It was very interesting. You can hear recordings of his first two presentations, and all of our past lessons, at .


Welcome to our visitor, Susan and David Rose’s granddaughter Genevieve!

Happy birthday to Julie Allen on June 12, and to June Kooker on June 15! Congratulations to Claudia and Larry Altshuler and to Mary and Paul Staat, who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Thanks to Sharon Chucoski for our prayer Sunday, and to the Luks and the Shermans for our snacks. Sharon will lead our prayer again this Sunday, and the Donleys and Worthingtons will be our hosts and greeters.


Please keep Paul Staat in your prayers. He is having surgery Wednesday at M.D. Anderson in Houston to place electrodes in his back and legs to help alleviate the severe pain he has been experiencing.

As was reported earlier this week, Karen Tankersley is back home to begin her long recovery. Thanks to those class members who volunteered to provide food for them this coming week. There may be more opportunities to help in the future.

Bethany Willyard is also having surgery this week. Please keep her in your prayers.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer. Cards can be sent to her at 120 W Sequoyah Avenue, Oologah OK 74053. You can also email her at nannyhall.


Dave Grim announced that there are still openings to help serve dinner at Redemption Church on Sunday, June 24. If you cannot volunteer, but you can provide a cake or pie, that will also be very helpful and you can bring it to class that morning. Contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help.

Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. is also our class’s potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games (horseshoes, beanbag toss, etc.) and great fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – cost of the chicken is $5 per couple. Sign up Sunday!

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and Boston Avenue Missions Committee will be co-sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequent flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip, please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton

Pam Sherman’s son, Paul Wilson, is opening a new downtown restaurant, Boston Title & Abstract. They have invited all Maranatha members to come by this Friday or Saturday, June 15 or 16, any time between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. for complimentary wine and hor d’oeuvres. The restaurant is located at 522 S. Boston Avenue, Suite B100.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Published in: on June 12, 2018 at 9:18 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha news for June 10-16  
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