Maranatha, June 6, 2010

“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate.
I am the captain of my soul.”
William Ernest Henley (Excerpted from Invictus)

Several birthdays were recognized today, including Lisa Tallent (6/6), Teri Jennings (6/8), James Kilman (6/8), Julie Allen (6/12), and Debbie Pascoe (6/12), as well as one anniversary, Rob and Andrea Davis (6/6). Congratulations to all!

We had no visitors today, but welcomed alumni, Sherry and Jim Griffin back to the class and, we were all pleased to see Doug Tye this morning!

Our greeters this morning were the Pascoes and Lows. Pam and Karey Low provided great refreshments as well.

There were several announcements: June 26th will be next date for a social event, a trip to Stone Bluff. Contact Pam Sherman for additional information; also, she will have more details next week.

David Carpenter will be starring in “Love Letters”; check out your local entertainment sources to find the times and place.

There were concerns shared with the class, including for friends and family who suffer with cancer, the death of a friend, and a grandson who is having surgery. In these concerns, there was also one who with cancer who is showing promise toward recovery.

We celebrate the joy of Paul (and Mary) Staat for his confirmation by the Board of Ordained Ministries. Now, Paul enters a 3 year observation period leading to his ordination in the church. Congrats, Paul!

David Carpenter led us in prayer.

Reverend Bill Crowell taught a class on “A People’s History of Christianity”, focuses this Sunday on Justin Martyr and Perpetua. It was fascinating! Next week, Bill promises a “steamy love story” in the “people’s history”! BE THERE!!

Unfortunately, Meredith and I will not be in class next week. We will be working and visiting with family in Chicago, but will be thinking of all of you. Lynn and Bob Russell have graciously agreed to take our places in facilitating the class period on June 13th.

Please see below a note from Doug Tye to the class:

To: Maranatha Class

Thank for the many ways you have helped us during this very difficult time with our loss of Jennifer. Your thoughts, prayers, visits, calls and overall support have been very much appreciated and needed. Thank you to the group that put together that wonderful lunch before Jennifer’s memorial service on Saturday, May 22, 2010. While Jennifer and I had not been very good about getting to the class on Sunday’s since she became ill back in May 2006 we still felt we were a part of the class via all the e-mails and Mickey and Carol Maus keeping us updated.

One last very special thank you to Mickey and Carol Maus. They have been our dear friends since the day we moved to Tulsa in 1989. They have been there for me in some very diffucult times over the last four years during Jennifer’s illness, spending the very long hours and nights with me at the hospital, making sure Brett and Matthew were taken care of, and just being there to talk to.

Again, thank you everyone.

Doug, Brett and Matthew Tye

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Luncheon for Tye Family at 11:30 Saturday

Doug and Jennifer Tye

Doug Tye has asked for the class’s help with a luncheon for 20 people to be held in the Oxford Room at Boston Avenue, Saturday, May 22, at 11:30 am. The service for Jennifer will be at 1:00 pm at Boston Avenue.

Karen will be coordinating the arrangements through the Lotsa Helping Hands website, where our Maranatha Class has a special home for scheduling help when it’s needed. If you haven’t signed up for Lotsa Helping Hands yet, click the CARE-anatha link under Website Pages at the right and follow the instructions there. Or, contact Karen directly. Her email address is k.brownlee(at)

Here is the list as it now stands:

Main dish:  Spiral-cut ham (Karen will buy — donations to help pay for the ham can be brought to Sunday School)
Corn:  Tallents
Baked Beans:  Meehans
Rolls:  Martins
Tea, Coffee & Water:  Boston Avenue


  • Green Salad (2)
  • Green Beans
  • Chocolate Cake (s)

Volunteers to help

  • Set up
  • Serve
  • Clean up

Please bring your dishes to the main kitchen between 10:30 and 11:00 on Saturday morning, and let Karen know what dish you’ll be bringing and/or if you can volunteer.

We will be using Lots Helping Hands to coordinate meals and other needs as possible, so please be sure to set up your account there by visiting the CARE-anatha website page.

Barbara Meehan

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