Love Offering for Staat Family

All,

Just a quick note to thank everyone who helped with the Love Offering for the Staat family today. We raised enough to make a difference and Mary was very appreciative when Rick and I presented her with a check after class. If you were not able to participate today and still would like to contribute, please send your contribution directly to Mary and let her know that you were unable to participate today. Mary’s address is:

4917 S. Madison Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74105

Thanks to all,

Roger

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Published in: on July 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm  Comments Off on Love Offering for Staat Family  

Staat Family Update

All,

Allene Donley has been in touch with Mary and while there are no immediate needs for meals, Mary plans to reach out to Allene when help is needed. There are no food allergies, but healthy foods are preferred.

Paul’s service will be at the Church on Thursday, July 5 at 10am. Our class will be serving a meal afterward.

If you can help with meals for the family this week and/or with serving on Thursday, please contact Allene at 918 851-0630.

Lastly, just a reminder that we will be collecting a love offering for the Staat family in class tomorrow. The basket will be on the check-in table by the door. Checks may be written to Maranatha Class. Love Generously.

Roger

Published in: on June 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm  Comments Off on Staat Family Update  

Love offering available this Sunday

Dear classmates,

The "love offering" basket will be available to all of us this Sunday, July 1. The basket will be placed at the attendance desk. As you are aware, Paul was unable to work recently due to his illness challenges. Please love generously!

Rick

Published in: on June 29, 2018 at 10:51 am  Comments Off on Love offering available this Sunday  

Class news for June 24-30

Greetings, Maranatha friends,

Our hearts are grieving the loss of our friend, Paul Staat, this evening. We will keep you posted as more information and needs are known. He did get to walk his daughter Kate down the aisle and dance at her wedding last Sunday, and he was so excited about that. He then got really sick early this morning, went into septic shock and couldn’t recover.

Rev. Susanna Weslie Southard will be our teacher for the next two Sundays. She will be talking to us about “Apocryphal Narratives in Judith, Esther and Tobit.”

Many thanks to Rev.David Wiggs for his excellent series on John Wesley and the central beliefs of the United Methodist Church. He shared some of his personal theological guidelines and also helped us to explore and better articulate our own beliefs. You can hear recordings of all his presentations at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to our friend and visitor, Carlene Tallent, who came with Denzil and Lisa Sunday.

Happy birthday to William Meyer on June 26th and to Roger Rowe on the 29th! Happy anniversary to Mark and Susie Butterworth on the 24th, Lynn and Shari Goodwin on the 28th, and Allen and Jane Smith on the 30th.

Thanks to Shari Goodwin for our prayer last week, and to the Butterworths and Becky Morris for our snacks. Lynn Russell will give our prayer this Sunday.

IMPORTANT INFO:

As part of Boston Avenue’s 125th Anniversary, our church staff is asking all church members to take a survey to help with some long-range planning. Your input is important and greatly appreciated. You can take it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BostonAvenueUMC . If you prefer a paper version, those are available on the desk in our classroom. Please make your thoughts known by July 8!

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Karen and Art Campbell and Denzil, Lisa and Carlene Tallent and their family as they deal with the death of Karen’s and Denzil’s father, Carrell Tallent.

Thoughts and prayers are also with Dee Dueck, whose stepfather died last Saturday.

Walter Berg is having a CT scan of his chest this week.

Bethany Willyard is doing well after surgery, and Susan Day is better.

Amber Young Is celebrating her new job with Operation Prison Ministry.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer.

UPCOMING CLASS MISSIONS:

Volunteers are needed on July 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to read with children at Project Transformation. Please contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help. We will also need to provide lunch that day for 12-15 college interns who are leading that ministry, and snacks for 65 students who are participating in PT this summer.

Richard Wansley announced that volunteers are also needed to help host Family Promise July 29-August 4. Please sign up if you are interested. Training will be provided as needed. Richard has more information, and it is also available on their website.

Other future mission opportunities are listed on the board, and lists are available on the check-in desk.

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and the Boston Avenue Missions Committee are co-sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequent flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip, please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton

SOCIAL EVENTS:

The potluck picnic at Keystone State Park had to be postponed Sunday due to rain, but it will be rescheduled.

The Drillers baseball game auction event will take place next Friday, July 5. Please let Mickey Maus know if you purchased that item and cannot attend.

OTHER:

Pam Sherman announced that her son’s new restaurant, Boston Title and Abstract Company, will open this Friday and will serve brunch on Sunday. Reservations are suggested for the future.

We received a nice thank-you note from Joel Panciera for our class’s financial support of the Chapel Choir Tour. It is posted on the board.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Published in: on June 28, 2018 at 9:44 pm  Comments Off on Class news for June 24-30  

Paul Staat

It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Paul Staat at 8:30 this evening. We will share details regarding services as they become known. Please continue to pray for the Staat family in this time of loss.

Roger

Published in: on June 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm  Comments Off on Paul Staat  

Update – Paul Staat

Shari Goodwin reports that Paul’s condition has continued to deteriorate today. Please continue to keep Paul, Mary and the Staat family in your prayers.

Roger

Published in: on June 28, 2018 at 6:28 pm  Comments Off on Update – Paul Staat  

Paul Staat

Dear friends – wanted to let you know that Paul Staat is in ICU at Saint Francis. He went in early this morning with 104 temp and has been diagnosed with septic shock. Mary says they’re treating him "with everything they have." She is very worried and is asking only for prayers at this time. Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.

Published in: on June 28, 2018 at 11:23 am  Comments Off on Paul Staat  

Carrell Tallent Sr.

It saddens me to report that Carrell Tallent Sr., the father of Denzil Tallent and Karen Campbell, passed away last night. At this time there are no immediate needs and service details are not yet established. Please pray for them in this hour of need.

Rick

Published in: on June 21, 2018 at 7:27 am  Comments Off on Carrell Tallent Sr.  

Website Correction

All, the link for the survey is incorrectly list in class news. Yet another manifestation of my fine penmanship skills. The correct link is:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BostonAvenueUMC

Roger

Published in: on June 20, 2018 at 11:23 am  Comments Off on Website Correction  

Class news for June 17-23

Greetings, Maranatha friends,

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?”

This is just one of the many quotes by John Wesley thatDavid Wiggs shared Sunday in his lesson series, “Theologically, United Methodists Think and Let Think.” He also talked more about Wesley’s “essentials” and the “Distinctly Wesleyan Emphases.” His lessons are helping us all to know more about the United Methodist Church so that we can better understand our own beliefs and what is important to him.

You can hear recordings of all his presentations at http://www.bostonavenue.org/maranatha.html .

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome backSusan and David Rose’s granddaughter Genevieve, who visited today.

Happy birthday to Denise Klein and Ashliann Payton on the 18th, and to Karen Tankersley on the 20th! Happy anniversary to Dean O. and Terri Todd (19th), Jerry and Ginny LeDoux (20th) and Ray and Sharon Earley (21st) as well.

Thanks to Sharon Chucoski for our prayer Sunday, and to the Donleys and the Worthingtons for our snacks. Shari Goodwin will lead our prayer this Sunday, and the Butterworths and Becky Morris will be our hosts and greeters.

IMPORTANT INFO:

Our church staff is asking all Boston Avenue members to take a survey and provide input for some long-range planning. Your input is important and greatly appreciated. You can take it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/n/BostonAvenueUMC . If you prefer a paper version, those are available on the desk in our classroom. Please make your preferences known by July 8!

JOYS AND CONCERNS:

Bethany Willyard had successful surgery last week and is home. She still needs a meal on Friday. Please contact Allene Donley, 918-851-0630, if you can help.

Paul Staat was back in class Sunday, celebrating a successful procedure. He is now “wired” with electrodes and pain-free.

David Rose asked for prayers for their daughter Adrienne, who is going through a hard time.

The Tankersleys really appreciate all the good meals the class provided since they returned. Karen Tankersley has not responded as well as they had hoped, and they’re in conversation with her doctors.

Charlotte Rowe’s Aunt Karen is recovering from triple bypass surgery.

Angie Dale’s friend, Pat Cremin, lost his 37-year-old son to a heart attack last year. Now his daughter is on hospice and is not expected to live.

Glenna Arnott’s friend Dolores’s son has died of cancer.

Bruce Chucoski’s sister is still fighting blood clots in her leg and will probably undergo an amputation.

Please continue to remember Jennifer Hall in your prayers as she battles cancer.

Bill Brumbaugh, a long-time usher at Boston Avenue, passed away Saturday. Please keep his wife Carol, and all of these concerns, in your prayers.

UPCOMING CLASS EVENTS:

Volunteers are still needed to help serve dinner at Redemption Church this Sunday, June 24. Contact Dave or Carol Grim if you can help. If you volunteered to provide a cake or pie, please be sure to bring it to class Sunday morning.

This Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. is also our class’s potluck picnic at Keystone State Park with fried chicken provided. Dave Shepherd’s bluegrass band will play and there will be games (horseshoes, beanbag toss, etc.) and great fellowship. Bring a side dish to share – cost of the chicken is $5 per couple. If you are coming, the road over Keystone Dam is closed for construction. You will need to take Highway 412 to Hwy 97 or, if you live in south Tulsa, I-44 to West 51st Street exit, then north to 41st Street and turn left (west) to Hwy 97. Then go on Hwy 97 to Hwy 51, which is a bit north of 41st Street. Take Hwy 51 west to the Keystone State Park and look for pavilion #5. Maps are available in class.

Volunteers are needed on July 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to read with children at Project Transformation. We will also need to provide lunch for 12-15 college interns who are leading that ministry, and snacks for 65 students who are participating in PT this summer. Contact Dave or Carol Grim to help.

If you purchased the Drillers baseball game at the Christmas auction, Mickey will have tickets next week. Please let him know if you cannot attend.

POSSIBLE MISSION TRIP: The Maranatha Missions Committee and the Boston Avenue Missions Committee are sponsoring a mission trip to the Houston area to help repair a home that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequent flooding. Only Maranatha members will be participating. The trip will take place sometime between mid-October and early November; the exact dates will depend on the schedules of those interested in going. The cost will be covered by the church. If you are interested in exploring this trip, please send an email to Ed Payton at edpayton

OTHER:

Ann Smith, a Boston Avenue member, is stepping down from her position as Director of Neighbor for Neighbor. The new director will be Diana Diaz.

Thanks for all you mean to our class! We’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Published in: on June 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm  Comments Off on Class news for June 17-23