Maranatha Class Newsletter – March 17 to 23

Dr. Joel Panciera, Director of Music Ministries at Boston Avenue, continued with the second of his series of lessons for Lent. He taught us about sensing the presence of God through the mindset of the mystics, an awareness of the divine that begins with wonder. about the challenged us to "aim for a higher target" in our spiritual life.

Class Announcements

Happy Birthday this week to John Sherman (18), Joe Harris (18), Carol Grim (19) and Meredith Davison (20). There were no anniversaries this week.

Thanks to Carol Grim for our prayer today. Next week Carol Maus will have our prayer. Snacks were provided by the Grims’ and Suzy Morgan. Next week the Shermans’ and Scott and Debra Morgan will bring the snacks.

Our next class social, a Progressive Dinner, will be held on April 6th at 5:00 pm. You can sign up at church next Sunday.

We will have an Easter Brunch on April 21st.

Other upcoming events include: The Senior Seekers will be doing a mission project on Wednesday, March 20th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch will also be served.

Oklahoma Methodist Manor will have a celebration on Monday, March 25 at 2:00 pm in the Fleming Center to celebrate their kickoff of Phase II of their fundraising for the new community Center. They have recently received a $500,000 matching gift. All are welcome.

Rev. Gary Paluso-Verdend will present the last of his series "REPENT AND TRY AGAIN: THE CHURCH & PUBLIC MATTERS" on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm in Room 420.

The church is no longer using Styrofoam cups because of environmental concerns. We have exchanged them with paper cups.

Joys and Concerns

Cisco Maldonado is still undergoing testing to determine the best treatment for his cancer. His family is visiting from out-of-town.

Jim Griffin was not accepted into either of the treatment trials but has one more treatment option.

Debbie Jacoby is feeling better and looking great in her new home at Montereau.

Richard Wansley had talked with Jimmy and Walter Berg who are working on their situation and would like prayers from the class.

The Car Care Clinic was robbed but individuals have come forward with donations and a new security system. We will see if they have any more needs at this time.

We are keeping our classmates in our thoughts and prayers and hope to see all of them back at church soon!

Have a wonderful week! We hope to see you next Sunday.

Carol and Meredith

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