Sunday 17 April 2011

Thank you to all who attended Sunday. Our Speaker was David Carpenter,
who presented the last part of a Lent Series. David did a wonderful
job, I really enjoyed the  way David used personal experiences in
relation to the lesson.
Thank you to Johnnie Romo for a wonderful prayer.

April Birthdays:
19th Mick Maus
23rd Sarah Smith

April Anniversaries:
23rd Mark and Anita Rounds

This Sunday April 24 will be our Easter Brunch –  Everyone brings food
and everyone greets

Sunday May 1st our Speaker will be Janet Purington – The Art of Passion Week
Our Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday May 1st:
Set up: Kraemer and Christi Luks
Clean up: Albert and Denise Klein

The next 3 Sunday May 8, May 15, and May 22 our Speaker will be Don Forsman .
Thursday April  21 is Maundy Thursday, service starts at 7PM.
Friday April 22 is Good Friday, service starts a 12:05PM
Saturday 30 April Rags to Riches Party

Prayer and Concerns:
Paul Staat – Stem Cell Therapy
Bethany Willard
Tom Garrett – Golf Tournament went well, approximately $40,000 raised.
Kurt Place’s Mother  – has moved to an assisted living home.
Ashley Ann  – Emotional problems
Andy Corrnett  – Passed away
Chris’s Mother – Passed away
Gary – Cancer
Shane – Kidney

Have a great week. I hope to see everyone at Easter Brunch.

William Meyer

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Maranatha Class Schedule

Here is the schedule for the next two months from Michelle Place.

03/27/11 Howard Plowman – My Favorite Scriptures
04/03/11 Paula Scott – Lent
04/10/11 Jim Embrey – Lent
04/17/11 David Carpenter – Lent
04/24/11 Easter Brunch
05/01/11 Janet Purinton – The Art of Passion Week
05/08/11 Don Forsman
05/15/11 Don Forsman
05/22/11 Don Forsman
05/29/11 Brunch

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Maranatha, April 4, 2010, Easter Sunday

“He is not here, he has risen, just as he said”
Matthew 28:6a

Today, it was our Easter Brunch, and the food was delicious! Thanks to all of you who brought the yummies, quite a variety and a great collection of healthy with the other type of foods as well! Before we began our Brunch, the Reverend Paul Staat led us in prayer.

We noted a couple of birthdays this week, Anita Rounds (4/4) and Rob Reck (4/7). We also recognized Martha and Dan Blevin’s anniversary coming up on April 7th.

We had several guests join our 80+ members who were present this morning, including Alexis Brownlee, Nancy Morgan, Sue Hood, Ben Daniel, and Catherine Payton, all family of members. It was great to have them visit with us, and they are welcome to come again! And, they are certainly encouraged to join our class as members if they live in the area and want to spend meaningful and fun times with a great group of people.

Matthew Klein started us out with announcements. Matthew is seeking his Eagle Scout distinction, and invited us to assist with a donation to his project. Many contributed this morning, and if you are interested in know more about the project, then contact Matt (he is Denise and Albert Klein’s son); give him a call, and donate to this worthwhile effort.

The Designer Showcase is April 19th, 7pm to 9pm. Contact Lynn Russell for more information if you wish to join this class party.

A joy was shared by Bob Russell for his friend, Bob Pierce, who was ordained. Lynn Russell’s friend, Jerry Gleeson, died recently following an extended illness. Meredith Davison is ill at home. Please keep all these in your prayers this week.

Our lesson this morning was a devotion given by our fellow class member, Ed Payton. Ed’s comments were based on three words, “remember”, “paradise”, and “resurrection”. It was a thoughtful lesson for our Easter celebration. If you were not able to attend this morning, look for Ed’s devotion on our website in the near future. Thank you, Ed.

We enjoyed the splendid music at the worship service, and appreciate the amazing voices of many of our class members in the choir. The schedule on Easter doesn’t permit them to join us in class, but all of you were in our thoughts.

Next week, the Reverend Stan Basler, who directs the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church’s criminal justice ministries will be our teacher.

On April 11th, next Sunday, we will also vote on distribution of our donations for the year. Please look to the website for the current proposal for these funds, and let Sharon Earley or me know if you have any additional nominations for donations.

Hope your Easter Sunday was a happy and blessed one; after all, “…He has risen…”!

Richard Wansley

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