Bible Verse for Sunday, July 25th


David Carpenter has informed us that the Bible verse for Sunday, July 25th’s lesson is: 1 Thessalonians 1 – 2:8. Please read and bring your Bibles!! See you Sunday!

Richard Wansley

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Maranatha, July 18, 2010

“Most folks are about as happy as they
make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

A great class on Sunday, with a good number of members in attendance. David Carpenter lead us on the second in his series of Maranatha Disciple Bible Study. The lesson pertained to Matthew 5: 21-48. Next Sunday, David will be teaching once again, and I will forward the Bible verse for your reading prior to the class. Remember, BRING YOUR BIBLE! It will enhance your experience in this Maranatha Study course.

We acknowledged several birthdays, including those of Nancy Christy (7/18), Steve Jacoby (7/18), Mark Butterworth (7/20), and Lydia Jackson (7/2), as well as the anniversaries of Carol and Mickey Maus (7/19) and Beverly and Mark North (7/20). Party till you drop; just remember to get back up!!

Mary and Randy Elliott and Charlotte and Roger Rowe provided tasty treats for all us. Personally, I had one too many Crispy Cremes; I should have had a healthy bagel instead! It’s nice to have options. Thanks Mary, Randy, Charlotte and Roger.

Next week, our Greeters who will also bring snacks are Angie Dale and Jim McCann (Cleanup and Guilty Snacks) and Rex and Allene Donley (Setup and Healthy Snacks).

Visitors on Sunday were Rebecca Allen, Alexis Brownlee, and returning for the second time, Jim and Ginger Smryl. Bring guests next Sunday; we love visitors!

Several important announcements were reported by members, including that the July social is group attendance to the BABA performance on July 30th. The group membership is set but if you’re interested and haven’t signed up, then contact Pam Sherman. Paula Scott let us know that the Cans & Karoke Party will be held on August 28th. If you bought tickets to this event, contact Paula for details. Suzy Meredith-Orr informed us that we will be serving food at the Day Center for the Homeless on Friday evening, August 13th. More details from Suzy later, but let her know if you’re interested in attending this mission opportunity.

David Rose celebrated the joy of being one year past his quadrupal bypass surgery; great news! Paul Staat is having surgery and there was request for prayers. The Low’s neighbor had a serious accident and suffered brain trauma. Jerry Jessee, Lynn Russell’s stepdaughter’s father, has advanced cancer. There was mention of the continuing treatment of a boy with a brain tumor, and the death of a child. Today, I was notified that Jim Seymore’s mother is dying from lung cancer, and has moved to hospice care. Your prayers are requested for all these mentioned in class and others who are need of our Christian concerns even though they may not have been mentioned aloud on Sunday.

On Sunday, Michelle Place led us in prayer following the sharing of Joys and Concerns. If I missed any announcements, feel free to let me know and I will pass the information along to other members.

We’re fortunate have each other as classmates! Have a great week.

Richard Wansley

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Maranatha, July 11, 2010

“It’s not length of life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We had a great group of people in class on Sunday;if you weren’t able to be there, then we hope to see you next Sunday. We celebrated the birthdays of Frieda Reck (7/11), Linda Reid (7/11), Darlene Lorenz (7/16), Terry Michael (7/17), and Nikki Smith (7/17) as well one anniversary this week, Judith and Ed Payton (7/17). Enjoy!

Our greeters who brought tasty refreshments were Ray and Sharon Earley, Ed and Judith Payton. Next week, the greeters will be Mary and Randy Elliott (set up and guilty snacks) and Charlotte and Roger Rowe (clean up and healthy snacks).

Announcements: the Class social for July is group attendance to a BABA performance, Friday evening, July 30th, 7pm. Contact Pam Sherman for ticket information. The Rose’s daughter is availabe for house-sitting this Summer; contact them if you need this service.

One concern is that Susan Rose needs new employment; she has worked as an office manager. Contact Susan if you have any leads on jobs or need additional infomation. If there are others in the class looking for employment, let me know if you wish me to publish your inquiries to the rest of the class.

James Kilmer led us in a well prepared prayer for the morning.

David Carpenter was our lesson leader, the first of 8 weeks of a mini-Disciples Bible Study. He will teach for three more Sundays, then we’ll return to regular lessons for 4 Sundays, followed by 4 additional weeks with David. It was a good start to the series, and your appreciation for his teaching will be enhanced by you bringing your Bible to class. Our scripture for the next week is Matthew 5:21-48.

See you Sunday!

Richard Wansley

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Maranatha, July 4, 2010

“The goodness you live will set you free.”
Desmond TuTu and Mpho Tutu

Sunday, the “4th of July/Independence Day”, we had a delicious brunch at Maranatha, with a large number of members in attendance and a few visitors. If you were away this week, we hope to see you next week!

In between bites, we celebrated birthdays and anniversaries coming up this week: one birthday, Patty Banes (7/8) and anniversaries, Jim and Sherry Stinson (7/7), Patrick and Mary Bones (7/8), Dave and Carol Grim (7/8), Gary and Patti Smith (7/9). Enjoy your special day!!

Prayers were requested for Susan Lewis and her daughter; her daughter lost a baby this last week. Lucy Batson will have surgery this week. Good news: Carol Maus is improving from her injuries, and the Wansley’s son has found employment.

Mark you calendar: the Maranatha Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 10th, Tulsa Country Club. Pam Sherman let us know that we have made the reservation for the space on that date.

The July social will be attending the BABA performance on Friday, the 30th. Pam has reserved 20 tickets for those interested in attending and sitting together. Contact Pam if you want tickets.

Beginning July 11, David Carpenter, who teaches Disciple’s Study in the Church, will be our leader in a series that he refers to as “Disciple Bible: Introduction to New Testament Lite.” David will lead us for 8 weeks (in 4 week blocks), July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st, then he will take a break for several weeks, leading us again for 4 Sundays in September. Invite guests to join Maranatha for this series of presentations.

See you on Sunday!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison, Presidents

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Marantha, Sunday, the 4th of July – BRUNCH

Just a reminder that the 4th of July, will be a BRUNCH SUNDAY at Maranatha. Bring a dish to share with all, please. We will acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries, and have announcements, but in a shortened version. Also, we will not have a lesson, per se; I will be delivering a devotion on the topic of “freedom”. Bring visitors to enjoy the food, fellowship, and devotion!

Beginning July 11, at the request of many in the class, we will begin Maranatha’s own version of a “disciple’s bible study”. Our own David Carpenter, who teaches Disciple’s Study in the Church, will be our leader in a series that he refers to as “Disciple Bible: Introduction to New Testament Lite.” David will lead us for 8 weeks (in 4 week blocks), July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st, then he will take a break for several weeks, leading us again for 4 Sundays in September. I’m not certain that we have done this form of teaching before in our class, but it was suggested by a number of members when we did our survey prior to setting up lessons for the year. Thank you, David, for agreeing to be our leader in this series. Spread the word to others who may wish to join us in July and then again in September for David’s program.

See you Sunday; have a safe holiday celebration!

Richard Wansley

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