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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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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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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