Maranatha news for September 16-22

Good morning, Maranatha –

This Sunday, September 23, is a big one! We will begin at 9:00 a.m. with fellowship and snacks, followed by announcements and joys and concerns. At 9:20 we’ll all go downstairs to Jubilee Hall together to hear David Wiggs’ “State of the Church” update. The staff has been working long hours to help David prepare this presentation, and it should be well worth your time! Come learn about plans for our church’s future, as well as our current ministries. There will not be an 8:30 worship service – Sunday at 11:00 is our next unity service.

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

Thanks so much to the Rev. Dub Ambrose for teaching us the last two weeks! Last Sunday he led an interesting look at how Mary and Martha might have felt as they greeted Jesus after the death of their brother, Lazarus, and the emotions Jesus himself might have been dealing with as well. If you’d like to hear his lesson, or any of our past lessons, you can find them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

We were excited to welcome several guests Sunday – Randy and Laura Darden, Robert Chase, Mary Wiggs, and Rick and Stefanie Kelly. It was nice to have them all!

Happy birthday to Christi Luks on September 16, Debbie Jacoby on the 18th, Rick Evans on the 19th, and Dana Solomon on the 22nd.

Thanks to Jerry LeDoux for leading us in prayer Sunday and to Becky Morris and Richard and Jeanie Payton for our snacks. Lynn Jessee will give our prayer this Sunday and the Evans (healthy) and Campbells (guilty) will be our hosts.

JOYS AND CONCERNS

Janet Purinton is home and doing well.

Please remember the Latchems’ family, and all who are struggling with flooding along the east coast.

Please keep our classmate, Jennifer Hall, in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

October 4 – Operation School Bell – help fit school uniforms, shoes, etc. for our Burroughs Elementary students

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

November 5-9 – Maranatha Mission Team will work in the Houston area

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

December (tentative) Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event

SOCIAL EVENTS:

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

OTHER

Movies Worth Talking About will take place on Sunday, September 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall, sponsored by the Religion and Race Committee. Come watch a movie about three women “who are no longer hidden,” then dialogue together. Pizza and popcorn will be provided, and donations are accepted. Sign up Sunday in Bishops’ Hall.

Basic Chaplaincy Training is being offered in October for all who are interested in learning how best to help others, or who feel called to that ministry. Led by the International Fellowship of Chaplains, this 45-hour training will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S Lewis, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26. Contact Blythe Fowler, 918-636-0385 or bfowlerb or visit www.ifoc.org for more information.

Hope to see you Sunday –

Shari

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Published in: on September 19, 2018 at 8:09 am  Comments Off on Maranatha news for September 16-22  
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