Maranatha Newsletter – March 15 Updates

Here are a couple of updates that I have received from our class members:

Jose Luis Concert – Auction Item
As with every aspect of our lives right now, the Coronavirus has played a factor in our decision to postpone the much anticipated concert with Jose Luis. Part of the allure of this event is the intimate setting. With hosts, helpers and guests, we are a group of 40 people in a beautiful space, but far from adequate spacing for acceptable ‘social distancing’.
We assure you we will continue to monitor the situation and reschedule the concert as soon as the reports indicate such activities are safe to resume.
We are missing our Boston Avenue family and especially our fellow Maranathians. We look forward to the time when we will all be together again!
In the meantime, we will hold you in our prayers.
Jeff Allen, Art & Karen Campbell and Rick & Melanie Evans

Prayer Request
Brenda Worthington has asked for prayers for her brother, Mike Ward. He was just diagnosed with colon cancer. Would appreciate prayers.

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Request For Joys & Concerns

Class: Due to these very challenging & uncertain times, Carol Maus and our Caranatha Team want to make sure that the Joys & Concerns of our class members are communicated and addressed. Please forward to me any Joys and/or Concerns you may have and I will pass them on to Carol. God Bless. Michael Dishman

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Prayer Request for the Linsky family

Gary Linsky’s mother passed away yesterday. Please keep their family in your prayers. The funeral will be in New York on Thursday.

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Maranatha Newsletter – March 15

In order to maintain a bit of normalcy and to pass on relevant information during these uncertain times, I’ve elected to continue the weekly class newsletter. If you have any social events, announcements, prayer requests, etc. that you would like included, please let me know.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

Liz Williams – 16th

John Sherman – 18th

Carol Grim – 19th

Meredith Davison – 20th

No anniversaries this week.

Upcoming Social Activities

The next class social is Friday, May 1. It will be a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Maranatha with a lovely dinner and worship opportunity. Stay tuned for more details.

Each Tuesday at 11:30, the Maranatha Men meet for lunch and conversation at Smitty’s Garage at 71st and Sheridan. Come join the fun whenever you are free.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

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

JOIN THE McCURDY MISSION TEAM!
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 will be going 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 and their families during these uncertain times.

If you miss announcing a prayer request in class, feel free to email me at earleysharon1 with your request.

Other Class Announcements

It is time again to consider the contributions that our class will be making. Attached is the donations request form that you may use to submit a requested donation. The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 29. The form should be given to Kendall Carpenter.

Attachments area

Maranatha Class Donations Request Spring 2020.pdf

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Maranatha Classes Cancelled

Since Rev. David Wiggs has announced that the Boston Avenue Methodist Church facilities will be closed through Tuesday, April 14th, this email is to inform you that our Maranatha Classes will also be cancelled until Sunday, April 19th. Michael Dishman

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Maranatha Newsletter – March 8

Speaker

Joel Panciera flew to Montana this week following the death of Susan’s mother. He should be back next Sunday to continue his multi-week Lenten study on Human Pride. Jen Logsden-Kellogg graciously stepped in on short notice to speak to us on Lent in Joel’s place. It is not too late to take on a spiritual practice for Lent.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to David & Kendall Carpenter and Meredith Davison for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to David Carpenter for the prayer.

Next Sunday Wanda Williams and Angie Dale will be providing snacks and Michelle Place will bring us the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

Kendall Carpenter – 8th

Andy Hood – 13th

Kip Jones – 14th

Happy Anniversary to the following folks:

Pam & John Sherman – 10th

Jeanie & Richard Payton – 14th

Upcoming Social Activities

The next class social is Friday, May 1. It will be a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Maranatha with a lovely dinner and worship opportunity. Stay tuned for more details.

Each Tuesday at 11:30, the Maranatha Men meet for lunch and conversation at Smitty’s Garage at 71st and Sheridan. Come join the fun whenever you are free.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Visitors

Theresa Cheek (Mary Staat’s sister-in-law) and Carlene Tallent (Karen Campbell’s mother) were visiting today.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

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

JOIN THE McCURDY MISSION TEAM!
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 will be going 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

Please keep Susan & Joel Panciera and their family in your prayers following the death of Susan’s mother. Pam Sherman is organizing an offering to the music department in her memory. If you would like to contribute please contact Pam.

Frieda Reck has come down with the flu.

Scott Morgan asked for prayers for Jeff & Sharon Spence whose brother & wife were killed in South Tulsa. The funeral is Friday.

If you miss announcing a prayer request in class, feel free to email me at earleysharon1 with your request.

Other Class Announcements
The annual CJAMM volunteer appreciation luncheon will be held in OKC on March 28. There is more information posted on the bulletin board if you are interested in attending.

It is time again to consider the contributions that our class will be making. Attached is the donations request form that you may use to submit a requested donation. The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 29. The form should be given to Kendall Carpenter.

Maranatha Class Donations Request Spring 2020.pdf

Published in: on March 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter – March 8  

Maranatha Newsletter – March 1

Speaker

Joel Panciera began a 5-week Lenten study on Human Pride this week. If his first lesson is any indication, the series is not to be missed.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Pam Sherman and Bruce & Sharon Chucoski for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Pam Sherman for the prayer.

Next Sunday Kendall Carpenter, Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison will be providing snacks and Kendall Caprenter will bring us the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

Ruth Giessen

Michael Daniel

Happy Anniversary to Christi & Kramer Luks and Michelle & Kirk Place.

Upcoming Social Activities

Saturday, March 7, the class will enjoy a meal together at Calaveras Mexican Grill (next door to Circle Cinema) at 5:30 followed by the viewing of the Disney remake Wendy at 7:00 at Circle Cinema, 10 S Lewis Ave. Please sign up and pay for your $7 movie ticket in advance (dinner is on your own) so the organizers can purchase a block of tickets. Contact Karen Campbell with questions.

Each Tuesday at 11:30, the Maranatha Men meet for lunch and conversation at Smitty’s Garage at 71st and Sheridan. Come join the fun whenever you are free.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

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

JOIN THE McCURDY MISSION TEAM!
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 will be going 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

The memorial service for Rob Reck’s brother, Russell Reck, Jr. will be Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow.

Lynn Jesse asked for prayers for her sister-in-law, who is in critical condition, and the family.

Melanie Evans expressed joy about the recent Israel trip that several class members participated in. It was the most fascinating experience she has ever had and she encourages everyone to make the trip. There was a strong faith community among those who made the trip. They experienced no problems and felt very safe. David Wiggs is already planning for the next trip.

If you miss announcing a prayer request in class, feel free to email me at earleysharon1 with your request.

Other Class Announcements
It is time again to consider the contributions that our class will be making. Attached is the donations request form that you may use to submit a requested donation. The deadline for submission is Sunday, March 29. The form should be given to Kendall Carpenter.

Maranatha Class Donations Request Spring 2020.pdf

Published in: on March 3, 2020 at 7:18 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter – March 1  

Rob Reck’s Brother’s Funeral

Michael,

Frieda and Rob have asked for our class help in providing some additional food for Rob’s brother’s funeral this Saturday May 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran church in Broken Arrow. Christy Hackler who is charge of the meal at their church has asked for 2 large fruit trays (maybe 3 regular trays) and 2 or 3 kinds of cookies. You could drop them off at my house (1376 E 26th St or Frieda’s 6218 E 78th St) Friday or early Saturday. You may also drop them off at the church gymnasium if you live in Broken Arrow and that’s easier for you. The church closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and opens at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. They will be feeding 40 -50 people. Please let me know if you are interested in helping and where you will be delivering the item or if you would need me to pick it up.

Thanks,

Sherry Griffin

918-629-5112

Sherry.griffin1

1376 E 26th St, Tulsa=

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Volunteer Opportunity

Hey yall! We’ve got a one day opportunity to make a difference in a child’s reading ability by doing a Tutor for the Day event at Burroughs Elementary on Friday, March 6 from 10-12:30am! Here’s a look at the schedule for that day:

10:00 am – Welcome & Training

10:30 am – Session #1

11:15 am – Notes & break

11:25 am – Session #2

12:30 pm – Wrap up & call to action

We’re looking for 8-12 folks to join us on this day where you’ll get an orientation, tutor two different students, and then have a time to reflect and process! It’s a great way to put your toe in the water and learn a bit more before a full commitment. Even if you don’t think you’d ever be able to make a long term commitment to Reading Partners, this one day will help our center at Burroughs get some much needed make up sessions done so that our students are ready to succeed in their reading! RSVP by Tuesday, March 2 to Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery at sarapughmontgomery or 918-699-0127. Feel free to pass this information along to others or email me back if you have any questions!

peace and love,

Sara Pugh Montgomery

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Maranatha Newsletter – February 23

Speaker

Rev. Susanna Weslie Southard completed her lesson on the book of Judith, a fictional story of a widow who becomes a savior for Israel.

Joel Panciera will begin a 5-week Lenten study this coming Sunday.

Class Helpers and Announcements

Thank you to Becky Morris and Glenna Arnott for the snacks and greeting.

Thank you to Janet Purinton for the prayer.

Next Sunday Pam Sherman and Bruce & Sharon Chucoskis will be providing snacks and Pam Sherman will bring us the prayer.

Please remember to sign in at the attendance table each Sunday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to the following folks:

Becky Morris

Ray Latchem

Julee Embrey

Happy Anniversary to Art & Karen Campbell.

Upcoming Social Activities

Saturday, March 7, the class will enjoy a meal together at Calaveras Mexican Grill (next door to Circle Cinema) at 5:30 followed by the viewing of the Disney remake Wendy at 7:00 at Circle Cinema, 10 S Lewis Ave. Please sign up and pay for your $7 movie ticket in advance (dinner is on your own) so the organizers can purchase a block of tickets. Contact Karen Campbell with questions.

Each Tuesday at 11:30, the Maranatha Men meet for lunch and conversation at Smitty’s Garage at 71st and Sheridan. Come join the fun whenever you are free.

Christmas Party/Auction – December 12 at Tulsa Country Club

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

April 10 – Serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless

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

Joys and Concerns

Rob Reck’s brother, Russell Reck, Jr. passed away Sunday evening. The family does not need anything at this time except prayers for the family. The family is planning a memorial service at Immanuel Lutheran in Broken Arrow. More details to follow.

Also keep Bob Russell, who is having heart issues, in your prayers.

Karen Gillis-Tinlin is the Maranatha contact for February. Please to not hesitate to reach out to her.

If you miss announcing a prayer request in class, feel free to email me at earleysharon1 with your request.

Published in: on February 25, 2020 at 9:07 am  Comments Off on Maranatha Newsletter – February 23