Class News for January 15, 2012

This is a belated post to the blog from the 1/15/12 email by Denny Meredity-Orr

 

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

I introduced Suzy and myself, since we had forgotten to do so last week.  I also offered that Meredith-Orr comes from the combining of our names after we weret married – we had formerly been Suzy Meredith and Denny Orr.

Hosts
Jim and Julie Allen and Susan and David Rose – Thank you!

Guests
Valerie Carpenter and Stewart Maus were guests in class this morning

Birthdays (No Anniversaries this coming week)
David Worthington – Jan. 16
Joyce Justice – Jan. 21
Martha Blevins – Jan. 21

Announcements
~ Debbie Morgan cleaned the closets in the class room last week and moved several items to the table at the front of the room.  The items need to be claimed or they will be donated.
~There is still an opportunity to place an ad in the upcoming BA Directory.
~Work Area On Missions is sponsoring a canned food drive in January for the NE Oklahoma Food Bank- donations can be left in Bishops Hall
~ The January Social Event –  Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm January Social – a Pot-luck Dinner and Texas Hold’em night in the Maranatha Class room.  It will also benefit the Food Bank – “Poker chips” for the evening’s activities will be “purchased” by bringing canned food items.
~ Paul Loyd announced that he and Barbara were collecting book suitable for first time readers and text books of any kind and level for children in Malawi. He asked that people bring them to class next week.
~ Bob Russell reminded us that the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration would be taking place in the Church this evening (Jan. 15) at 6pm. He also mentioned the MLK, Jr. parade on Monday (Jan. 16) at 11am
~ Pam Lowe had 2012 Maranatha Class Rosters available.  They will also be sent in electronic format as that becomes available.

Joys and Concerns
~ Pam Sherman shared that Ann Sherman was to be back in church this morning and would be celebrating her 89th birthday.  She also asked for our prayers as she begins teaching the HS class for the next 6 weeks – topic World Religions
~ John Sherman asked for Prayers for his cousin who has cancer of the Gall Bladder
~ Carol Grim asked for Prayers for her son-in-law who has been out of work for sometime and now has a good prospect coming up
~ David Rose asked for Prayers for his nephew who has been diagnosed with possible brain cancer
~ Sharon Bookout asked for Prayers for her son, Nathaniel, who is starting school without a working vehicle
~ Barbara Loyd asked for Prayers for one of the Docents at the Philbrook who is having health issue
~ James Kilman asked for Prayers for his Step-Mother, Anell Kilman who is battling cancer
~  Pam Sherman asked for Prayers for Barbara in her office who will probably be losing her job after running a red light in a city vehicle last week and being hit by another car
~ Jim Embrey asked for Prayers for Tom Garrett, a fellow military member, who has MS and is in very critical condition ans slipping away

Prayer
Judith Payton offered a beautiful prayer for the class

Speaker
Sue Venable was the Guest Speaker this morning.  She spoke to us about King James and his life and times.  Next week she will focus on how King James created his Bible. A recording of her talk will be available on the Maranatha Class website.

Next Week
Hosts  – The Embreys and The Martins
Speaker – Sue Venerable will be with us again, speaking about how King James came to create his Bible

See you next week . . . Denny

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