Class news for the week of July 1-7

Happy final moments of Independence Day, Maranatha friends!

Rev. Susanna Weslie Southard will continue her excellent series, “Apocryphal Narratives in Judith, Esther and Tobit,” this Sunday. Hope you can join us! You can hear her first presentation, and all of our past lessons, at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Rev. Sarah Pugh Montgomery will teach us on July 15 and 22.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our guests, Clifford Webster and Michael Dishman.

Happy birthday to Patty Banes on July 8! Happy anniversary to Sherry and Jim Stinson on July 7th, and to Carol and Dave Grim on the 8th.

Thanks to Lynn Russell for our prayer last week, and to the Evans and Denise Klein for our snacks. Jimmy Berg will give our prayer this Sunday, and our hosts will be Mickey and Carol Maus and Ed and Judith Payton.

IMPORTANT INFO:

We continue to remember Mary Staat and family after the death of our friend Paul last week, and we were so grateful to have her and Kate in class last Sunday. Thanks to all who are supporting them tomorrow (Thursday) by bringing food, serving, and housesitting, and to the Donleys for coordinating. Paul’s memorial service begins at 10 a.m.

As part of our congregation’s 125th Anniversary, all church members are encouraged to take a survey by this Sunday, July 8, to help with long-range planning. Your input is important and is greatly appreciated. You can take it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BostonAvenueUMC . If you prefer a paper version, those are available on the desk in our classroom.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Karen Campbell thanked the class for all their expressions of sympathy after the death of Karen’s and Denzil’s father, Carrell Tallent.

Bill Tankersley shared that Karen has finally turned a corner and is getting better, but she has a large incision that is painful. He thanked the class for all the meals, cards and visits.

Bruce’s sister had her leg amputated and she and her husband are having some related financial issues.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer.

UPCOMING CLASS MISSIONS:

Seven more volunteers are needed next Tuesday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon to read with children at Project Transformation. It meets at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Apache in north Tulsa. Please contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help. We will also need to provide lunch that day for 12-15 college interns who are leading that ministry, and snacks for 65 students who are participating in PT this summer.

Richard Wansley announced that July is Mission Month, and each of the classes have been challenged to provide snack packs for Cookson. Maranatha is challenged to provide 22 packs, and you can bring them (as many as you want) to class this Sunday or next.

Volunteers are also needed to help host Family Promise July 29-August 4. Please sign up or contact Richard Wansley if you are interested. Training will be provided as needed. Richard has more information, and it is also available on their website.

Other future mission opportunities are listed on the board, and lists are available on the check-in desk.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

The Drillers baseball game auction event is this Friday, July 5, at 6:05 pm. The game starts at 7:05. You can park right behind OSU Tulsa.

All are invited to eat lunch together at Mexicali Border Café on Sunday, July 22nd, and then watch this year’s Broadway at B.A. production, Guys and Dolls. Sign up this Sunday and we will try to sit together. Text or email Scott Morgan if you would like for him to get a ticket for you.

The potluck picnic and Bluegrass Concert at Keystone State Park has been rescheduled for August 18 at 2:00 p.m. More details later.

OTHER:

We give thanks for all of you! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

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Published in: on July 4, 2018 at 10:15 pm  Comments Off on Class news for the week of July 1-7  
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