Maranatha news for December 30-January 5

Happy New Year, Maranatha!

Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery will be with us this Sunday to talk about Epiphany – a perfect topic for Epiphany Sunday! Sara always does a great job – hope you can join us.

Last week we enjoyed ending the year together with a brunch. Thanks to all who brought the delicious food!

Remember, you can always find audio recordings of our previous lessons at . They’re great to listen to, especially if you have a 20-25 drive!


Great news – Our class news email will continue after all! Many thanks to Meredith Davison and Carol Grim for stepping up to be our reporters this year.

Happy Birthday to Jim Griffin and Jim Seymour tomorrow, January 3rd, and to Suzanne Hood on Friday, the 5th.

Welcome to our guest, Jim Stitt, who visited with Glenna Arnott!

Thanks to Meredith Davisson for our prayer last Sunday. Jimmy Berg will lead us in prayer this Sunday, and Judith and Ed Payton (guilty/setup) and Lynn and Shari Goodwin (healthy/cleanup) will be our hosts.


These mission projects have been set for 2019 so far – please put them on your calendar:

February 8 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

February 10 – Work Area on Missions’ Chili Cookoff – Contact Ed Payton to volunteer.

July 28 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church

October 11 – Serve dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

November 24 – Serve dinner at Redemption Church


Please keep our friends Debbie Jacoby and Skip Scott in your prayers. Here are the latest updates:

Skip Scott suffered a heart attack Monday morning. He had to have three stents put in and is now breathing on his own. Doctors plan to bring him out of a medically-induced coma today. Paula doesn’t need anything but thoughts and prayers at this time. If you want to visit, Paula is in the family room of the cardiac intensive care unit at the St. Francis Heart Hospital, fifth floor, 61st and Yale. Skip is listed under his given name, Marion.

Debbie Jacoby will have surgery on January 11 to remove two large sections of her colon. She will be in St. John Med Center for up to 6 days, then the recovery will take 6-8 weeks. Once she is sufficiently recovered, doctors will go back in to repair a hernia in the same place, then that recovery will take another 6-8 weeks. Her doctors think that extreme stress caused her Crohn’s disease to flare up and cause her colon problems, and say she must have the surgery in order to live.

Debbie is trying to make a partial move to Montereau today and tomorrow so that she can recover there in a 1-story home and not have to return to skilled nursing. She doesn’t need any help at this time, but may welcome food during her recovery after the second surgery. She can have a few visitors during recovery at St. John after Jan. 12, but not too many as this is a complicated surgery. Doctors will remove all of her right colon and at least half of her left colon. Then hopefully the bleeding will stop so that she stops fainting when she stands up.

Debbie says, “Thanks so much for the cards and prayers. They have really lifted my spirits during the holidays.” Her new address is

Debbie Jacoby,

6615 S. Granite Avenue,

Tulsa 74136.


The 2019 class party dates are:

February 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Party

April 6, 2019 – Progressive Dinner

June 14, 2019 – Potluck Dinner & Trivia Event

August 16, 2019 – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs in the B.A. Diner & a movie in the B.A. Theater

November 8, 2019 – Pizza Dinner & Bunco

May 2019 be your best year yet – filled with God’s blessings. See you Sunday!

– Shari

Published in: on January 2, 2019 at 5:02 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha news for December 30-January 5  
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