Maranatha Weekly Newsletter – April 5 Palm Sunday

What a wonderful and uplifting experience to "see" so many of you during yesterday’s inaugural Sunday School Zoom meeting!

These meetings will continue weekly on Sundays from 10:15 to 10:45 through this time of social distancing and can be accessed at:

The meeting was recorded and we are looking into posting it on the website for those who may have missed our class time.

Remember that if you have any social events, announcements, prayer requests, etc. that you would like included in the weekly newsletter, please let Sharon Earley know.

Sunday School Lessons

As previously announced, Joel is recording his lessons for Lent and they are being posted online.

The first three of five lessons in Joel Panciera’s Lenten series for our Maranatha Class are now available for viewing through Google Drive, using this link:

Joel encourages feedback. Send your questions or thoughts to joelpanciera.

Michael Dishman gave the opening prayer. Ed Payton gave the closing prayer.
Next week, Janet Purinton will open us with prayer and Roger Rowe will close us with prayer.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

Rob Reck – 7th

Bruce Chucoski – 8th

Dee Dueck – 10th

Happy anniversary to the following:

Dan & Martha Blevins – 7th

John & Judy Harkins – 9th

Upcoming Social Activities (and cancellations)

It is with much disappointment that the decision to cancel the Designer Showcase is official. I apologize but our Maranatha designer showcase auction party is cancelled. I pray for you health and safety during these unprecedented times. Lynn

The next class social is planned for Friday, May 1. We hope and pray there will be no need to cancel or postpone. It will be a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Maranatha with a lovely dinner and worship opportunity. Stay tuned for more details.

Due to the current restaurant restrictions, the weekly meeting of Maranatha Men on Tuesdays for food and fellowship has been suspended. We hope to restart again in the near future.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

April 10 – Dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless – We have arranged to have the Boston Avenue caterer prepare the food and Bruce & Sharon Chucoski will deliver it to the Day Center where Day Center employees will serve the food. Thank you Bruce & Sharon.

July 26 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

September – Operation School Bell

Oct 9 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

Nov 22 – Serving dinner at Redemption Church

You have a chance to be a part of the first Mission Team to our Church’s new National Mission Partner, McCurdy Ministries in Espanola New Mexico (just north of Santa Fe). The team is hoping to go to McCurdy from May 22nd to May 27 (tentatively but schedule will be adjusted based on team members). If you are interested, please contact Ed or Judith Payton right away!

Joys and Concerns

For all of our class members, their families and our elders during these uncertain times.

Gary Linsky had shoulder replacement surgery.

Rob Morgan has been diagnosed with COVID 19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Suzy is being tested.

Cisco Maldonado had a scan last week for any reoccurrence of cancer and is awaiting the results.

John Harkins was hospitalized with a brain bleed. He is out of ICU and expected to move to rehab soon.

Lynn Goodwin, who has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, began chemo Tuesday. If you would like to see updates as they become available, Lynn & Shari’s girls have set up a CaringBridge site and the link is

Jeff Allen announced that his son and daughter-in-law, Taylor and Lauren, are expecting a boy in September. Congratulations.

Mary Staat announced that Glenda Silvey (BAMC member) had a stroke and passed away this week.

Joanne Emmons (Chancel Choir mom) passed away this week from COVID 19 and her husband, Jerry, is recovering from the disease.

Bruce Chucoski’s sister, Lisa, is suffering from pericarditis (inflammation around the heart).

Pam Low’s brother and Karey Low’s cousin are suffering from prostrate cancer.

The Manduanos expressed concern for Nancy’s father who is in assisted living.

Our Caranatha team stands ready to help. For the month of April, please contact Sherry Griffin (918-629-5112) or Carol Maus (918-361-5392).

Other Class and Church Announcements

  • Remember to register your attendance when watching or viewing the BAMC church service each week. It would be helpful if you would do this online rather than by calling the church as the church gets overwhelmed with calls for those who are not comfortable doing this online.
  • Also remember to send in your Easter offering or make your donation online. The Easter offering helps to fund many of our church mission outreach areas.
  • Easter is next Sunday!! Let’s make it a bit more uplifting and special by ALL (guys included) wearing Easter bonnets, hats, or other festive attire for next Sunday’s Zoom meeting! Don’t wait – make those plans today!
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