Maranatha Newsletter

Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery was with us this Sunday to offer a new way to think about Epiphany. We each received a word to use as a way to learn how to better follow Christ this year.

We will be hearing from Steve Campbell the next two weeks on January 13 and 20th.

Remember, you can always find audio recordings of our previous lessons at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html . They’re great to listen to, especially if you have a 20-25 drive!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday to Gary Smith (8th), Ken Privett (10th) and David Rose (12th).

Welcome to our guest, Karen Gillis-Tinlin!

Thanks to Jimmie Berg for our prayer last Sunday. Susan Hamilton will lead us in prayer this Sunday, and Melanie and Dave Shepard and Nancy Manduano will be our hosts.

David Grim, the new Class President expressed his appreciation to Jim McCann and Scott Gardner for serving as auctioneers at the Christmas Party, raising over $27,000. He thanked Richard Wansley for providing a report on our 2018 mission work before the auction began. Additionally, he thanked Roger and Rick Evans for doing such a great job as President last year.

MISSIONS:

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

Our apartment at Exodus House has been vacated by Amber following her marriage over the holidays. Sharon Earley announced that she left it very clean (Thank you, Amber!). We will be needing only a few consumable items for our new occupant who will arrive in February. The only “big” thing we need is a vacuum cleaner. Let Sharon know if you want to donate one.

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Concerns:

Former class member, Skip Scott, passed away last night around 8:45 pm due to complications of his heart attack on Dec. 31st. He was surrounded by family members and close friends at time of death. Please keep Paula, daughter Gretchen and son Matt in your prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

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 moved to Montereau this past week. She doesn’t need any help at this time, but may welcome food during her recovery after the second surgery. Cards, calls and prayers are appreciated. She is scheduled to surgery at St. John’s on January 11. Following 5-6 weeks of recovery from this surgery, she will have a second surgery. Her new address is Debbie Jacoby, 6615 S. Granite Avenue, Tulsa 74136.

Jimmy Berg fell at home and needed stitches. He is at home recovering.

Joys:

Pam Sherman announced that her son’s new restaurant was featured in the Oklahoma magazine. She also mentioned that Michael Caballero’s daughter had her baby on January 1.

Gabriel Blankenship has a new granddaughter in Kansas City.

Sharon Chucoski announced that her father was doing well at the health center at Oklahoma Methodist Manor.

SOCIALS:

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!

– Meredith and Carol

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Published in: on January 9, 2019 at 7:55 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter  
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