Sunday 27 March 2011

I hope all  enjoyed Dr Howard Plowman March 20 and 27th. I found it interesting to hear people’s favorite scriptures and the reasons behind it.
Thank you to Denny Meredith-Orr for a wonderful prayer.
Thank you to Bill Gertsen and Art and Karen Campbell for Greeting us and providing refreshments.
A special Thank you to Boston Avenue Children’s Area and Mid High Youth for the wonderful Thank You Notes.

March Birthdays:
27th Eric Green
27th Suzy Morgan
27th Linda Nicks
29th Susan Morgan

April Birthdays:
1st Mark North
2nd Jim Barnes

March Anniversaries:
28th Eric and Beth Green

Visitors:
Jancy – Carol Maus’s Friend
Gracson
Megan
Josephine
Geneva

New Member:
Elaine Wilson – Grand Daughter of John and Pam Sherman.

All are welcome back anytime.

Announcements:
Sunday 24 April – Easter Sunday

Our speaker this week will be our own Paula Scott.

This weeks Greeters and Refreshments:
Set Up: Paul and Ruth Giessen
Clean Up:  Angie Dale and Jim McCann

We still need people to Greet and bring Refreshment. If you are interested contact Johnnie Romo or Beverly North.

Join the Boston Avenue Facebook Discussion by picking up your Daily Lenten Devotional written by Church Staff and Church Members.

April 1st is Cascia Hall’s Trivia Party.

Mid High Mosaic – Saturday April 2 at 10AM, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church Community Hall, Cost $6. Come enjoy our Mid High Youth’s talent.

Eagle Court of Honor, Saturday April 9th at 4PM, Where: First United Methodist Church 1007 S Osage Ave  in the Gymnasium.  Come support Matthew J Klein as he receives this great honor.

April 11th –  Help Sargent Tom Garrett and his Family: Golf Tournament and MeadowBrook Country Club.  Lunch and Registration at 11AM.  Shotgun Start 1PM.
4 man team $260.  Single Player $65 – will be paired into teams

April 15 – Easter Egg Stuffing and Potluck Dinner – Sign up sheet going around or see Paula Scott.

Joys and Concerns
Sargent Tom Garret
Citizen of Japan
Don – Hospice
Ford – Award Winner
Todd – Plate in leg, injury healing.
Jeanette – Son

Have a wonderful week. I hope to see all on Sunday

William Meyer

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Maranatha Funds Distribution Proposal / Easter Sunday Reminder

Please find attached with this message, the proposal for distribution of our funds raised at the Christmas auction for needs within BAUMC and outside BAUMC but some recipients being within the Conference or denomination. From here, our process is two-fold, asking for your review of the proposal and letting us know if you have any further nominations. Then, on Sunday, April 11, we will have a final draft for your revisions and acceptance.

Sharon Earley has been heading up this process to date, assisted by Bill Gertsen, Shari Goodwin, Kevin Meehan, Meredith Davison, and others (whose names escape my memory at this time). We have had nominations and recommendations from others of you as well, and continue to ask for your feedback before April 8th. Contact Sharon (sharon.earley(at)williams.com) or me (richard.wansley(at)okstate.edu) with suggestions and other nominations. My thanks to Sharon for her leadership and others who have contributed to this important activity of our Sunday School Class.

Remember – Sunday School Class this Sunday, Easter, is a Brunch; bring whatever food you wish. And, the Class hour begins at 9:30am. Ed Payton will be leading us with a devotion. See you on Sunday to celebrate the Risen Christ!

Richard Wansley

[Note that the “attached file” has been changed to a page on this site. You may find the link on the right. If you need help with the password, please contact one of the class officers. – brm]

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Maranatha, March 21, 2010

“Every Spring is the only Spring, a perpetual astonishment.” Ellis Peters (aka, Edith Mary Pargeter) – Mystery Writer

Yesterday was the first day of Spring, and as Ellis Peters pointed out, we were “…astonished” by a snowy beginning of the season, especially since it followed a 70+ degree Friday! With snow still on the ground and winds blowing hard, we had a warm Sunday morning at Maranatha! Somewhat smaller in size than usual, the class celebrated Spring with a refreshment table filled with flowers and colorful napkins, healthy snacks and those other tasty items as well. Our thanks go out to Brenda and David Worthington for a lovely setup and Beverly North for her contributions to the goodies.

Several birthdays were acknowledged, including those of Suzanne Anderson (3/22), Doug Tye (3/26), Eric Green (3/27), Suzy Morgan (3/27), and Linda Nicks (3/27). Two anniversaries were noted as well, including Debbie and Neal Pascoe whose celebration is today (3/21), and Sue and Keith Madden whose anniversary is on March 24th.

We had a number of announcements and “joys and concerns”.

On Friday, March 26th (this coming Friday), the annual Maranatha “egg stuffing party” will be held at our classroom beginning at 6:30pm. It’s a “pot-luck” event; so, bring a dish if you’re planning on attending. Also, this year, we ask that you to bring wrapped treats for the eggs; the church will not be providing all the items needed as it has done in the past. Contact Pam Sherman for more information.

Lynn Russell let us know that the Designer Showcase party will be on Monday, April 19th. This was an auction item, but it’s open to all those who wish to be added to the list (however, a contribution will be required if you have not already previously paid for this event). Contact Lynn for more information.

Several concerns were shared with us, including the death of Bill Gertsen’s father, William Marvin Gertsen. We learned later in the hour that Bob Ronne was hospitalized with heart complaints. Pam Sherman shared a concern for a friend and co-worker, Tom. Concerns were also expressed for those who are struggling with finding employment and others learning about losing their jobs. Please remember all these people, their families, and close ones in your prayers.

Joys were shared with the class as well. Paul Staat will go before the Board of Ordained Ministries this week as one of the final tests toward completion of his Seminary studies. Remember, Paul, we’re all with you; you’re in our thoughts and prayers. “You can do it!”

Denny Meredith-Orr let us know that Suzy has been chosen to play the rehearsal piano for Tulsa’s Light Opera. Congratulations, Suzy! Pam Sherman’s son has found a new position as a chef. Word is that Judith Payton is still progressing following her surgery.

Janet Purinton announced that she will become a grandmother in August! Meredith Wansley reported that she and Richard will be adding to their family, another grandchild is expected in October.

The Reverend Bill Tankersley provided our lesson today, teaching us about some of key characteristics of the Roman Empire at the time of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Reverend Tankersley will continue his discussion next week, Palm Sunday, focusing on the symbolism of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem in that last week of his mortal life.

Join us next week and the following Sunday, Easter! What better time is there than Holy Week to invite friends and family members to visit with us at Maranatha! If we haven’t seen you in class recently, please come see us. We’ve missed you, and look forward to welcoming you home!

Remember, also, that Easter Sunday is a “brunch Sunday” at Maranatha. Ed Payton has graciously agreed to give us an Easter devotional message. Thank you, Ed.

Enjoy the week; see you soon!

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison Wansley
Presidents

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Maranatha, February 28, 2010

“Being a missionary doesn’t mean you have to cross the sea, just see the cross.”

When Reverend Marsha Alexander, our teacher/presenter at class this morning, made this comment to us on Saturday evening at our home where she spent the evening, we knew that this was to be Sunday’s Quote. Our Class was blessed by Reverend Alexander’s description of her journeys as a United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries’ missionary, not only those journeys of geography (the Phillipines and Mexico) but also the one of her calling by God to mission. Marsha shared with us that many people over the years have said that “…she must have given up so much to be in such service”, but Marsha simply concluded that “…she can’t think of a thing that she’s given up that hasn’t been replaced 10-fold by God through her service to our Lord, Jesus Christ.” Whether called across the sea, across the border, across town, across the street, or across the room, we give up nothing but we gain everything! God speed, Marasha; we are blessed by your message to us this morning!

Our classroom was filled to near capacity earlier today; what a great Sunday! However, there were those of you who weren’t able to be with us, and you were missed. Hope to see you soon!

We celebrated several birthdays inlcuding Ruth Giessen (3/4), Kenny King(3/6), and Barbara Loyd (3/6), and one anniversary, Christi and Kraemer Luks. To each and all, congratulations! Our thanks to Susie and Mark Butterworth, Sarah and Cisco Maldonado for delicious refreshments, both healthy and not, displayed with loving care over a quilted tablecloth. Our lone visitor was a family member, Ms. Lisa Meehan. Come again, Lisa!

Suzy Meredith-Orr announced our next mission opportunity, a painting party at Exodus House, on Saturday, March 6th, 9:30am till about 1:00pm. Contact Suzy for more information.

Pam Sherman let us know that the annual “Easter egg stuffing” is scheduled for Friday evening, 6:30pm, March 26th. Contact Pam, but we’ll provide more information in future Sunday Reports as well.

Sharon Earley is heading up the Funds Committee effort to nominate recipients for our donations. She asked that the Committee and other interested folks meet with her next Sunday at 9:00am in our classroom to discuss the process. Nominations will be presented to the class in April (probably the 11th) for our actions on this important mission of our Class. Contact Sharon or me if you have a nominee or comments/questions.

Jennifer Hall expressed her joy at the news of being an expectant grandmother. Judith Payton will have surgery next Friday; our thoughts and prayers are with you, Judith. Glenna Arnott shared concern for a granddaughter who is in harms way; she distributed information regarding this matter, asking for prayers and support. Glenn has asked to send this information to you via E-mail, and we will do in a seperate mailing later this week once she has provided it to us. Bob Russell led us in prayer following these expressions of joy and concerns.

March 2010 should be another interesting month of informative presentations and Christian education leading us into the Easter week (Palm Sunday is March 28th). Next week, Professor Michael Lapolla will be in our class to help us better understand some of the critical points within the national and local debate on “health care reform”. Professor Lapolla’s research and thoughts are often reported in our newspapers and other media locally and regionally, especially as it pertains to policy affecting underserved and underinsured people, a population of great concern to all us who are Christians. Professor Lapolla’s presentation is expected to be an unbiased report to you with an opportunity for questions and answers.

On other Sundays in March, expect teachings by Professor Sandra Costen Kunz (3/14) and Reverend Bill Tankersley (3/21 and 3/28). Also, please remember that Easter Sunday (April 4th) will be a Brunch Sunday at Maranatha.

Have a wonderful week; contact us anytime.

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison
Presidents

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