Maranatha news email for September 2-8

Good evening, Maranatha friends –

We had a great time visiting and eating together at the Labor Day Brunch last Sunday. This Sunday we’ll hear the first of two lessons by the Rev. Dub Ambrose, Chaplain at Methodist Manor. He will teach again on September 16.

On Sunday, September 23, we will begin class with fellowship and snacks at 9:00 a.m. Class announcements and joys and concerns will begin at 9:10, then we’ll go downstairs to Jubilee Hall at 9:20 and sit together to hear David Wiggs’ State of the Church update. Our next unity service will be held that day at 11:00, and there will not be an 8:30 service.

The Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary, will teach us on September 30 to close out the month.

You can always hear our past lessons at .


Happy birthday to Gary Linsky on September 1, Allene Donley and Susan Day on September 3, Dave Grim and Bob Russell on September 4, and Ginny LeDoux on September 7.

Susan Hamilton will lead our prayer this Sunday and Lynn Russell (guilty, setup) and Mary Staat (healthy, cleanup) will be our hosts.

Thanks to all who helped with Family Promise last week.


October 4 – Project School Bell – help fit uniforms, shoes, et. for our Burroughs Elementary students

October 11 & 25 – Maranatha helps with Compassion Dinners on these Thursday evenings.

November 25 – serve dinner at St. Luke’s Redemption Church

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event


Janet Purinton is still in rehab in California and will probably be there for 7-10 more days. She texted today, “I just got a stack of get well cards. What a wonderful surprise! Please tell everyone thank you! Had an hour of PT this morning and an hour of OT where I showered and then worked on skills I’ll need to dress plus fly home. Busy day.” Her address is c/o San Luis Transitional Care, 1575 Bishop Street, Room 9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Laura Daniels’ mother’s graveside service was last Saturday. Please keep Laura and Mike and their family in your prayers.

Susan Hamilton shared that Ashliann Payton is a very talented, hilarious performer. Susan encouraged everyone to attend her next talent show. Congrats, Ashliann!

Bruce and Sharon Chucoski are keeping their two-year-old granddaughter to give their son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Deborah, rest during a difficult pregnancy. Please keep their family in your prayers – especially Deborah and Alex for a healthy baby.

Denise Kleain announced that her husband Albert will have heart surgery to put in a stint on September 19.

David and Susan Rose’s daughter Meghan needs prayers as she goes through a difficult divorce and child custody battle.

Jim Embrey is celebrating that hyperbaric oxygen treatments significantly helped his friend, Jonathan Colburn, after he was injured in multiple bomb blasts in Afghanistan. He is doing much better and is hoping those treatments can continue.

Please remember our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer that is now in her brain.


There is a good group (23) going to the Sunday buffet and tour at Philbrook Museum this Sunday at 12:30. Thanks to Ken Privett for arranging this social.

For those who purchased this auction item, the downtown-dwellers’ progressive dinner will begin at the Mcann’s place at 6:00 p.m. on September 15.

Our Maranatha Christmas Party and Auction will be held on December 14.


You are still welcome to come enjoy a church event, “Boston Avenue at the Museum,” this Friday, September 7. It will include lunch at the church at 11:30, then a bus ride to and tour of Gilcrease Museum’s exhibit, “T. C. Cannon at the Edge of America.” RSVP to the church, 918-583-5181.

Our church has formed a team to participate in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held September 15 on the University of Tulsa campus. Please consider walking or donating to support our team. More information is available at – look for “Boston Avenue Support Group.”

See you Sunday!


Published in: on September 4, 2018 at 6:11 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha news email for September 2-8  
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