Maranatha email for October 14-20

Hello, Maranatha friends –

Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr. shared the second lesson in his informative series on Sunday. He is focusing this series, entitled “THOSE SEVEN OLDEST LETTERS!” on the writings of Paul. We just have two more Sundays to learn from him. If you missed either of his first two lessons, you can hear them at .


We welcomed several visitors Sunday – Judy Radkey, Sharon and Don Robinson, Gail Biggs, and Janice Bowman – as well as our class missionary to Washington, D.C, Nancy Christy! Rose Castellanos also visited us again. Welcome to all!

Happy anniversary to Ray and Shannon Latchem on October 16th, and to Sam and Sarah Smith on the 19th! There were no birthdays this week.

Karen Campbell announced the following: On Sunday, October 28, we’re going back in time to 1893! Come go with us! The Brush Arbor Bash will have food and fun activities from Noon-2:00 p.m., both indoors and outdoors, for all ages. Take part in some, or just watch and enjoy. Take a photo under the brush arbor, try your skill at relay races or pumpkin painting, learn folk dancing, play some checkers and dominoes and help put together “Boston Avenue puzzles” sure to delight everyone. Feast on hamburgers and hot dogs from the Boy Scouts’ chuck wagon and on "fairy floss" or popcorn from the senior high youth. Join in a flag football game or watch children squeal with joy while petting a lamb, taking a pony ride or milking a cow. This is a one-time event you won’t want to miss! Dust off your 1893 wardrobe and join us for a memorable, good time. The 125th Anniversary Committee has asked adult Sunday School classes to sponsor a booth/activity. As chair, I purposefully didn’t ask Maranatha to take on a specific area. Rather, I am hoping to use Maranatha folks to fill in various areas. Please consider volunteering for a 30-minute shift (between Noon and 2:00), and spend the remainder of the time enjoying everything offered. Email me at k.brownlee to let me know if you have a preferred shift. Thanks so much, Karen (918/625-5989)

Pam Sherman thanked all who helped with the Compassion Dinner last Thursday. Our class will host again on Thursday, October 25th, and Pam passed around a signup sheet. Please come, even if you don’t get a chance to sign up. Volunteers are needed from 5:00-7:30, but come when you can – it’s a great way to serve and share God’s love with others in need.

Rick Evans and Roger are starting to fill the slate of officers for next year. The list is on the board – please consider filling one of these hotly-contested positions. All are welcome!

Roger said that a new technology committee is being formed for the church. He is looking forward to seeing the many ways that committee will be helpful.

Thanks to Kendall Carpenter for leading us in prayer Sunday, and to the Tallents and Sam and Sarah Smith for our snacks. Jerry LeDoux will give our prayer this week and Dee Dueck (guilty/setup) and Jenny and Jerry LeDoux (healthy/cleanup) will be our hosts.

JOYS AND CONCERNS – Please keep these in your prayers:

It’s nice to have Janet Purinton back in class.

The Griffins have found an oncologist in Tulsa who will be able to administer Jim’s chemo, so Jim was heading home to Tulsa from Florida on Sunday.

Mary Staat and Kate Staat Barnes left this morning for Oregon, where they will spread some of Paul’s ashes on his favorite beach, per his request.

Nancy Christy was celebrating the marriage of her daughter, Christy.

Debbie Jacoby is celebrating the upcoming wedding of her daughter, Shannon.

Scott and Debra Morgan’s son David is having severe neurological episodes, and a team of doctors at Georgetown Hospital has not been able to diagnose what is causing them.

Jimmy Berg reminded us of the victims of Hurricane Michael.

Albert Klein was still in the hospital Sunday. His heart is better, but the hernia that caused him to go in in the first place is worse. He will have surgery to repair that tomorrow.

Paul Giessen is celebrating that his daughter Frances passed her exam to become a Registered Nurse, got a job at Saint Francis Hospital, and is now engaged.

Jennifer Hall is still battling cancer.


October 25 – Maranatha helps with the Compassion Dinner again.

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

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

December (date tentative) – Neighbor for Neighbor Christmas event


For those who purchased this auction item at last year’s Christmas party, the barbecue dinner with the Gardners and Dale/McCanns will take place on November 9.

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


Chanticleer, one of the top men’s choral ensembles in the world, will be singing at Boston Avenue on October 26 at 8:00 p.m. This is a rare opportunity! Tickets are on sale on the Sistema Tulsa website. If you enjoy great music, this will be a real treat. If you know others who enjoy great music, please pass the word!

Thanks for all you mean to our class – we’ll see you Sunday!


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