Class News from January 22, 2012

This is a belated post to the blog from the 1/22/12 emails by Denny Meredity-Orr

 

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

Hosts
Gene & Diane Martin and Julee & Jim Embrey – Thank you so much for the cheerful decorations and wonderful food you brought!
(My apologies for identifying Jeff Allen as Jim in last week’s email)

Guests
Valerie Carpenter and Brice Venable were guests in class this morning

Birthdays (No Anniversaries this coming week)
Thad Leonard – Jan. 25
Rob Morgan – Jan. 26
Judy Harkins – Jan. 28

Announcements
~ 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
~ Paul Loyd announced that he and Barbara were still collecting books suitable for first time readers and text books of any kind and level for children in Malawi. He  said people could still bring them to class next week
~ The next class social will be February 11 – a Valentine’s Dinner at Ti Amos
~ Suzy announced that next week’s class is a special presentation by a visiting speaker about the St. John’s Bible. This is the first hand illuminated bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press. Please see http://www.saintjohnsbible.org for more information about this amazing work. Maranatha has been invited to hear this speaker with two other class in Community Hall. So we will meet in our classroom for a combination social and announcement time starting at 9:40 so we can be on our way downstairs by 9:55.
~Janet Purinton brought greetings from former class members Rick and Melanie Evans.  Janet visited with them on her recent trip to Florida.  Janet said she hoped that one day in the not to distant future they would be back in Tulsa and return to class.

Joys and Concerns
~ Andrea and Rob Davis are grandparents again – Audrey had a baby girl – they named her Hanna!
~ Jim Embrey announced that Tom Garrett, a fellow military member, has passed away from ALS.  He thanked us for our prayers over the past few months
~ Angie Dale asked for prayers for her mother, Lou Ann.  She is struggling with feelings that she could have done more to help as a result of being on the phone with Joanna Waters when she suffered a stroke or heart attack and died
~ Lynn Russell asked for prayers for Kathryn who has cancer
~ Lee Anne Nichols asked that we keep Darla in our prayers – in a relatively short time, her husband was diagnosed with throat cancer, her mother was found to have with Alzheimer’s and her brother died of a massive heart attack at 51

Prayer
Jim Embrey blessed the class with a prayer

Speaker
Sue Venable was the Guest Speaker again this morning.  She spoke to us about how King James brought several groups together to create his Bible. A recording of her talk will be available on the Maranatha Class website.

Next Week
Hosts  – Janet Purinton and Meredith Davidson & Richard Wansley
Speaker – Steve Nelson, the ambassador for the new hand-illuminated Saint John’s Bible, will share the amazing story about how this ecumenical work of art came to be.  We will meet for a quick social and announcement time and then move to Community Hall for this talk. We look forward to seeing you there.

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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.

Care-anatha

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