Maranatha news for October 21-27

Happy Wednesday, Maranatha friends –

We continue to have large crowds for Dr. Mouzon Biggs’s excellent series, “THOSE SEVEN OLDEST LETTERS,” – no surprise! He is such an outstanding scholar and teacher; we are blessed to have him this month. He is focusing on the writings of Paul, and this Sunday will be your last chance to learn from him this year. If you missed any of his first three lessons, you can hear them at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

Future teachers and lessons include: Ted Hinson (Nov. 4th), Paula Gradney-Garner (11th), Rev. EvaMarie Campbell (18th), and a Thanksgiving brunch on the 25th, followed by our annual Advent series during December.

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are so pleased that Rosa Castellanos has decided to join our class! We also welcomed several visitors again Sunday – Karen Gillis-Tinlin, Ed Stitt, Gail Biggs, and Janice Bowman. There was another couple who came in after the lesson started, and I was unable to find out their name. Welcome to all!

Happy birthday to Ed Payton today, October 24th, and to Terry Jones on the 26th. Happy anniversary to Terry and Bob Jones today as well!

This is the last Sunday to bring new, unwrapped gifts for Cookson Hills Mission’s Christmas store. It means so much to our neighbors in need to be able to shop for gifts for their loved ones at prices they can afford! A list of needed items can be found at the end of this email.

Our class will help host the Compassion Dinner again this Thursday, October 25th. Please come, even if you didn’t get a chance to sign up. Volunteers are needed from 5:00-7:30, but come when you can – it’s a wonderful way to serve and share God’s love.

This Sunday, October 28, we’re going back in time to 1893! The Brush Arbor Bash will have food and fun activities for all ages from noon-2:00 p.m., outside in the park and inside in Jubilee Hall. Take a photo under the brush arbor, try your skill at relay races or pumpkin painting, learn folk dancing, play checkers or 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. Karen needs Maranatha volunteers to fill in various booths and areas. Please consider volunteering for a 30-minute shift (between noon and 2:00), and spend the remainder of the time enjoying everything offered. Please email her at k.brownlee to tell her your preferred shift. You can also call her at 918/625-5989.

Rick Evans and Roger are still working to fill the slate of officers for next year. Please consider where you can serve. All are welcome!

Our church will hold a prayer vigil on November 1, All Saint’s Day, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You are invited to sign up for a 15-minute spot and participate.

Our Care Ministry needs volunteers to visit one of our over-200 homebound Boston Avenue members, many of whom have no family to care about them. A SilverLink volunteer training will be held on Sunday afternoon, November 4. All are encouraged to consider taking part in this vital ministry.

Roger shared a thank-you note from Neighbor for Neighbor on Sunday.

Thanks to Jerry LeDoux for leading us in prayer Sunday, and to Dee Dueck and Jenny and Jerry LeDoux for our snacks. Bruce Chucoski will have our prayer this week and Bill and Susan Thomas will be our hosts.

JOYS AND CONCERNS – Please keep these in your prayers:

It was nice to have Jim Griffin back in class.

Kendall Carpenter’s nephew sustained two inoperable hip fractures from a bad fall.

Scott Morgan thanked the class for our prayers for his and Debra’s son David, who has been having severe neurological episodes. Doctors decided to try him on a medication for multiple sclerosis, and that seems to be taking care of his symptoms, even though he doesn’t have MS.

Jennifer Hall is still battling cancer.

UPCOMING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

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

SOCIAL EVENTS:

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.

OTHER

The Grammy-Award winning men’s choral ensemble, Chanticleer, will be singing at Boston Avenue this Friday, October 26, at 8:00 p.m. This is a rare opportunity! A few tickets are still available on the Sistema Tulsa website. If you enjoy great music, this promises to be a real treat!

Thanks for all you mean to our class and to our church. We’ll see you Sunday!

Shari

Here is the list of items needed at Cookson. All gifts must be new and unwrapped:

Clocks, clock radios – Can openers – Hair dryers, curling irons

Pots and pans – Sets of glasses and dishes, Coats (all sizes) – Hat and mitten sets– all sizes

Bath Sets – Batteries – Fishing Poles and Tackle Boxes – Toys and Balls for all ages

Stockings and Stocking stuffers (no candy) – Wrapping paper and gift bags, gift tags, bows, tape

Clothing, socks and underwear for Men, Women and Children (all sizes)

Tools and Tool Boxes – Crock pots, Coffee makers, Toasters – Quilted Flannel Shirts for Men

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