Maranatha, May 23, 2010

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of faith is
to see what you believe.”
Saint Augustine

The quote above is a reminder that the “faith” of our class members is “seen” through the reward of members who move to help and care for another class member or their family. Our class was faithful this week when members demonstrated their support for the family of Jennifer Tye who died earlier in the week. Carol Maus and Mickey, friends of Jennifer, Doug, and their sons, shared loving stories of Jennifer’s life with us. Thank you Carol, Mickey, and all those who gave their time, food, and prayers for the Tye family. Her family will continue to need your prayers!

This morning, we recognized several birthdays for the week (Jane Smith, Amy Michael, and Kevin Meehan) and a number of anniversaries (Dee & Noel Copeland, Suzy & Denny Meredith-Orr, Allene & Rex Donley, Diane & Gene Martin, and Lynn & Bob Russell). Happy Birthday and Congratulations to each of you!

Our greeters who provided refreshments were Rob & Frieda Reck and Janet Purinton. Good food! There was one announcement: the “70s Trivia Party” will be held on June 4th at the Manduanos. Contact them if you have not already signed up to attend this party.

Today, many concerns were shared by our class: For the Bruce Taylor family, for young Amanda, Debbie Jacoby’s father, a class member who is starting chemotherapy this week, and others as well. If you wish for us to share specific concerns and names of those in need of prayer, please let us know and we will send out another report with that information later this week.

Joys were also presented to the class, including the birth of Rorie Hope, the granddaughter of LeDouxs, and celebrations for new graduates.

Scott Morgan led us in prayer.

We welcomed visitors, Ron, Ben, Lisa (Meehan), and Liz (Wansley). Come again!

Our lesson was the completion of the discussion of Jeremiah and his prophetic statements; the lesson was presented by Reverend/Professor Susanna Southard, Phillips Theological Seminary. Many thanks to Susanna for a well-delivered and meaningful lesson!

Next week is a “Brunch Sunday”; so bring a dish to share with the class. Ginny Walker will provide a devotion/lesson for us next week. Bring family and friends for the food and Ginny’s lesson!

Prayerfully Yours,

Richard Wansley and Meredith Davison

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Obituary Notice for Jennifer Tye

Please see the website obituary notice for Jennifer Tye, forwarded by Mickey Maus.  Mickey indicates that there is a way to sign an electronic guest book on the site below as well:

Richard Wansley

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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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Jennifer Tye

Sent by Pam Low this afternoon:

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our friend Jennifer Tye died at 2:30 PM today with family and friends at her bedside. Her service will be Saturday at 1:00 at the church. We will help with a lunch afterward for the family.

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Update on Jennifer Tye

Carol Maus sent this update yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon:

Jennifer’s condition is very grave. Doug and I stayed with her last night and she had a very rough time. Her systems are beginning to shut down. She is not responsive to neurological stimulation. I just stopped by the office to pick up some things. Her sister is coming in tonight. We will keep you posted.

Carol has said, too, that nothing is needed from the Maranatha class at this time.

Barbara Meehan

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