Meals For Staat Family

Paul is still recuperating and Mary and Kate are heading back to school. If you have been thinking about taking a meal to the Staat’s, this might be a great time to jump in. To all who have helped the Staat Family during this difficult health struggle, thank you so much.

Just visit Lotsa Helping Hands and take a look at the August calendar. Many green areas are available for the taking. You will receive a reminder from the LHH website.

Karen Brownlee Campbell
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Operation Magic Carpet Ride

Here is more information concerning carpet removal at the Staat’s on
Thursday 30 June.


Subject: RE: Paul & Mary Staat’s home–Operation Magic Carpet Ride (MCR)
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:45:48 -0500


I have confirmed with Mary that this coming Thursday, June 30 starting at 0830 will be good for them too in the carpet removal from their home. Mary will be calling the City of Tulsa to make arrangements to pick up the carpet at curbside.

A recap of what we will need to do:

Three rooms with small closets (Mary has moved all of the stuff off of the floor), the largest is approximately 12′ x 12′.

1. Move furniture out of the room.
2. Pull the carpet up along with the padding.
Note: we may have to remove some molding on the floor, depending on how the tack strip was installed. For speed, if needed we will remove the center then move onto the molding later in
the process. We will wing this as we go…
3. Vacuum the floors.
4. Move furniture back into the room.

Tools needed:

Claw hammers
Pry bars (flat blade preferred)
Razor/box cutter knives
Pliers, assorted types, i.e. needle nose, diagonal, regular. (used to pull up carpet to cut, pull nails, tack stripes, etc.).
Shop vacuums, I will bring mine and we probably will
need one more for multi-tasking.
General purpose tools (home type–nothing high tech).


Large garbage bags (I have some 55 gallon)
Dust mask (I have some, 3M type)

I will bring some bottled water, if you want to bring anything else, make it so.

Once done, if interested, go to Ron’s hamburgers for lunch and a little fellowship. About 1/8 of a mile from Mary & Paul’s home (located on Peoria).

If I missed anything let me know, but I believe this is about it. My cell is 918-625-3373 if you need to get a hold of me.

Peace out!


PS here is a website to brush up on carpet removal.

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Sunday 19 June 2011

A very Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers in our Group.
I hope all enjoyed part 1 of Judy Rowell’s Conquering fear. We are looking forward to part 2.

Thank you to John Sherman for a wonderful prayer.

Thank you to those who Greeted and Refreshed us:
Set Up: Greg & Patti Smith
Clean Up: John & Pan Sherman

Dave & Melonie Shepard

June Birthdays:
22nd Mark Rounds

June Anniversaries:
21st Ray & Sharon Earley
21st Jerry & Ginny LeDoux
24th Mark & Susie Butterworth

Our Speaker for Sunday 26 June is Judy Rowell – Conquering Fear

Greeters and Refreshments for Sunday 26 June:
Set up: Jim & Julee Embrey
Clean up: Karey & Pam Low

We still need people to Greet and bring Refreshments for July, August and September. If interested, please contact Beverly North.

Evita: For those who signed up, the date is July 9. The group will probably go out to dinner before the show.

July 23: To All: I was thinking about a class outing and I wanted to get some feedback on whom might be interested. The idea is “An Evening at the Races Box Supper”. We could go to the Fair Meadows Race Track on a Saturday evening and the Ladies could prepare a Box Supper for 2. The Boxes could be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Then the winner and the Ladies that prepared the supper could dine together. (what a way to get to know someone). The proceeds I thought could go to the Paul Staat family. The races begin a 6 pm and we could meet around 5. I need feedback please. If interested please contact Skip & Paul Scott.

Congratulations to Susan Morgan on her Retirement 30 June.

Congratulations to Abagail on her recent marriage. Best wishes in San Francisco.

Joys and Concerns:
Paul Staat – We look forward to your return. We are glad you are doing well.
Mary Staat – Thank you so much for keeping us informed during a
difficult time in you and Paul’s lives.
Bethany Willyard
Joel & Susan Panciera – Vacation
Les – Neck
Boston Avenue Colorado Trip
Laura – Joplin Mission Trip
Becky – Bacterial infection
Jane – Surgery went well, waiting on test results
Night Owl Camp

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

William Meyer

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Love Offering

Dear Maranatha Classmates:
This Sunday we will be taking up a love offering for the Staat family to help with extraordinary expenses during this very difficult time.
Maranatha work teams have helped a great deal with various outside projects, including lawn maintenance provided by Rick, Melanie and Michael Evans. The Roundtable Class provided a love offering in April to help with some of the preparation expenses. But there are still two major projects remaining on the “To do before Paul has Stem Cell Therapy” List:  tear out very old carpet in three bedrooms and finish wood floors or re-carpet; and replace old windows.  Both items must be coordinated to be completed during Paul’s upcoming 30-day hospital stay.
Paul and Mary are most sincerely humbled by the outpouring of love, prayers and assistance.  They never would have expected such generosity, but are more grateful to their church community than words could ever express.  Although they are blessed with excellent health insurance, they have exhausted their savings to come to this point.  It is hard to believe, but they have been dealing with illness for a year now and still have a long road ahead of them.
They would never ask for a love offering to be collected on their behalf, but so many people have asked about ways to help, in addition to providing meals, we felt that this would be an opportunity for everyone to participate at an individualized level.
If you wish to contribute, but are unable to be in Sunday School this Sunday, you may mail your check (made payable to Maranatha) to Kevin Meehan, Treasurer; 4712 S 66th E Ave; 74145.

Karen Brownlee Campbell & Barbara Meehan
Care-anatha Coordinators

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Update on Paul Staat

When my daughter, Lisa and I took dinner to Paul and Mary’s house on Saturday, Paul met us on the porch and called us “little elves.” He told us how much they appreciate everything that the class has done for them and asked me to let everyone know. I was really surprised when he actually came outside onto the porch and gave us each a little side hug. He also said that he would be going back to St. John’s today for more chemo.

Then when I saw Mary at church she said that Paul’s blood count is so good that he’s not too worried about the germ scare. She said that he will be at St. John’s for five days this week.

Barbara Meehan

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Lotsa Helping Hands Community

As we shared with you last week, the Maranatha Lotsa Helping Hands Community will be coordinating meals for Paul and Mary for the next 4 to 6 months.  We wanted to let you know that we have opened our “Community” to other BAUMC classes and groups, as well as Mary’s Broken Arrow School co-workers to assist with providing meals.  This will help Mary and Paul to direct everyone who wants to help to this one tool for scheduling and instructions.

Although any of these participants may access Lotsa Helping Hands by way of this Maranatha Class website, we wanted to assure you that only our Maranatha class members will have access to the secured information on our class site.

If you haven’t signed up to become a member of our “LHH Community,” use the LHH Instructions  and get started.

We started with 52 dinners to schedule and still have 48 available for the taking!

Karen Campbell and Barbara Meehan

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Lotsa Helping Hands Site

This is a follow-up to Karen Campbell’s email of last night. Here are the instructions for getting into the Lotsa Helping Hands CARE-anatha site:

If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up to become a member of the CARE-anatha Lotsa Helping Hands community by following this link:

Your first name, last name, telephone number and email address will be required. After you have signed up, and after you have been verified by Karen or Barbara, you will be sent an email to verify your email address. Follow that email’s link back to the site, and use the email’s instructions for setting your password.

After you have successfully logged in, go to the “Me” page for your email opt-out settings, and visit the Calendar to see whether you can help the class by signing up for any “activities.” If you are already a member of the Lotsa Helping Hands site, then use the same link above and login.

If you can’t remember your password, follow the instructions on that web page (as I had to do today).

You may also find these instructions on this site, by clicking the link on the  right to the CARE-anatha page.

Karen has set up several weeks of slots (called “activities”) for those who would like to volunteer to take dinner to the Staats on the CARE-anatha Lotsa Helping Hands calendar, beginning with the first week in May. Once you sign up, you will be sent a confirmation email, and then reminder emails one month, one week, and one day before your scheduled date. It’s really very slick.

If you would like to provide a meal next week, then please contact Karen Brownlee directly <k.brownlee(at)>, as she is doing all of the coordinating.

Barbara Meehan

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Food for Staat Family

Dear Maranatha,

Mary, Paul and Kate Staat have a lot on their plates right now.  However, beginning next Monday they will have long, tiring days of in and out of hospitals and treatments.  We would like to be sure that food on their plates isn’t something they have to think about.

If you would be able to provide a meal for them next week, please email me at k.brownlee(at)  It will just be Mary & Kate and they like EVERYTHING!!!!!  We will have an ice chest sitting out for you on the Staats’ porch to put your food into sometime between 4 and 5:30 pm (4917 S. Madison).  That way nobody is on a tight schedule.  I just want to be sure we are covered for next week. I will confirm next week’s schedule with people by email.

After next week, we will be using the Lotsa Helping Hands website to calendar food assignments.  We will send out a reminder about how to sign up and use the site.

Also, Kate has her driver’s license, so we don’t need to help with driving.  However, should Mary need to stay over night at the hospital, she would want someone to stay with Kate or she may ask for someone to stay with Paul if she needs to be away and doesn’t feel comfortable leaving him alone.  If you are able to help with overnights with Kate or spelling Mary at the hospital, please email me, giving me an idea of your schedule at k.brownlee(at)

Thanks so much for your tender loving care!

Karen Brownlee Campbell

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Paul and Mary Staat – PS

Mike owns Tulsa Turfmasters, and his phone number is 918-269-3712.

He grew up in Sunday School with Nicholas Staat.

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Paul and Mary Staat

 Maranatha Classmates,

Class representatives have been talking with Paul Staat regarding the challenges that he and Mary will be facing once he starts his stem cell treatment program.  Paul has an appointment with his physician this next Monday, and expects that he will get more specific instructions on the process and needs at that time.  

It is likely, however, that Paul and Mary’s house will need some substantial re-fitting in order to create a sterile environment for him once his immune system is depleted in preparation for the treatment.  Therefore, when Paul and Mary have an idea of house needs, we will get that information to the class and see if anyone has special talents or connections that may be of help on this project.

In the meantime, Maranatha has proven time and time again that we can take care of a yard in need.  Here is another opportunity—-This Saturday, April 16, 8:30-11 AM meet at Paul and Mary’s house (4917 S Madison Ave) with work gloves and rakes.  Shari & Lynn Goodwin will be coordinating this project.  We realize it is also Burrough’s Clean Up Day, but if we divide, we can conquer both projects!

In addition, Maranatha Alums, Rick & Melanie Evans have reached out from Florida to help with the ongoing yard needs.  Their son, Michael, owns and operates a lawn service here in Tulsa.  After we get the yard cleaned up on Saturday, Michael will be servicing the Staat’s yard, courtesy of Rick & Melanie!

As always, we will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.


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