Maranatha News from Sunday, February 5

Here’s the news from Maranatha Class this past Sunday . . .

VALENTINE DINNER SOCIAL – Saturday, Feb 11 – Ti Amos at 61st & Sheridan for 6:30 – A room has been reserved and there are some extra spaces if you would still like to attend!

Hosts
Sharon Earley and Bev North – Thank you so much for your effort!

Next Week – Feb 12 – Christi & Kraemer Luks and Carol & Mickey Maus

Birthdays
David Been – Feb 5
Sherry Stinson – Feb 7
Art Campbell – Feb 7
Karey Low – Feb 8
Jerry LeDoux – Feb 11

Anniversary
Sarah & Cisco Maldonado – Feb. 10th – 22 years Congratulations!

Guests
No one dropped in this past week

Announcements
~ The next class social will be February 11 – a Valentine’s Dinner at Ti Amos
~ CHILI SUPPER – Volunteers needed for February 27th – you’ll have more chances to sign up!
~ Work Area on Missions is sponsoring a mission trip to Bolivia in July, It is a medical and construction trip. The cost for each participant will be $1000 (WAOM is picking up $1000 of the cost). There is a table in Bishops Hall for sign-ups and information
~ Lights on for Cookson drive began – donation envelopes were passed around – continues all month
~ There will be a special luncheon session with Dr. Bruegemann – you can arrange for your ticket by contacting Paula Gadney

Joys and Concerns
~ Shari and Lynn announced the engagement of their daughter, Julie
~ David and Kendall Carpenter announced that Grant had been accepted into OU Law School

Prayer
Scott Morgan offered the class prayer

Speaker
We are thrilled to have Ed Payton, a Walter Brueggemann scholar, back for another week. Dr. Brueggemann will be the Barton-Clinton-Gordy Lecturer at the end of February.

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Maranatha Class News – January 29, 2012

Here’s the news from Maranatha Class this week . . .

NEXT WEEK’S SPEAKER – We are thrilled to have Ed Payton, a Walter Brueggemann scholar, right here in our midst! Ed will be offering lessons over the next 2 Sundays from the works of this renown Old Testament scholar and theologian. Dr. Brueggemann will be the Barton-Clinton-Gordy Lecturer at the end of February.

Hosts
Janet Purinton and Meredith Davidson & Richard Wansley – Thank you so much for your effort!

Birthdays (No Anniversaries this coming week)
Brenda Spencer – Jan. 29
Sarah Maldonado – Jan. 30
Susan Rose – Jan. 30
Paul Giessen – Feb. 2

Guests
Ray and Megan Gamero with kids Genevive and Josephine and Brian Hill

Announcements
~ Super Bowl Auction Party is next Sunday!
~ Work Area on Missions is sponsoring a mission trip to Bolivia in July, It is a medical and construction trip. The cost for each participant will be $1000 (WAOM is picking up $1000 of the cost). There is a table in Bishops Hall for sign-ups and information
~ This is the final week for the canned food drive for the NE Oklahoma Food Bank- donations can be left in Bishops Hall
~ Lights on for Cookson drive begins next Sunday
~ The next class social will be February 11 – a Valentine’s Dinner at Ti Amos
~ Warren & Lynette Bennett Danskin shared information about a cruise to the Baltics they will be hosting starting September 6. Bishop Will Willimon will be the guest lecturer. There will be an informational luncheon on Feb 5, at Noon, in the Little Dining room off the kitchen.

Joys and Concerns
~ Lynn Russell asked for prayers for Jim Griffin who has cancer

Speaker
Steve Nelson spoke about the new hand-illuminated Saint John’s Bible. A recording of his talk will be available on the Maranatha Class website.

Next Week
Hosts – Sharon Early and Bev & Mark North

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E-Mails from Thursday

Message 1

Does anybody have an address forĀ  Pat Webre?

William

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Brenda Worthington
Date: Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Neville Webre

William-
Do you know if we have the address for Pat Webre so we may send her a card?

Thank you,
Brenda Worthington

 

Message 2

Please keep Barbara Loyd in your prayers.

William

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Barbara Loyd
Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:49 AM

William, received word that my uncle died and we are leaving tomorrow for his funeral in Houston Friday.

Message 3

Please keep the Paytons in your prayers.

William

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From: Ed Payton
Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

William
Our son and daughter in law who live in St. Louis, Joshua & Jennifer Payton are dealing with their second stillbirth in less than one year. Jennifer is in the hospital at this time having been on labor for almost 48 hours. Please keep them in your prayers, now and as they deal with this grief in the future.
Thank you
Ed. & Judith

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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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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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