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Vol. 20 Issue 8

August 3, 2012

Kelli’s Kiln The rain drops on the dry dirt and creates faint clouds of dust. With ground so dry it puffs up at any movement, our patience for the summer heat evaporates. We wait for rain. Can you see the aching plants? They cower before the sun! Often, our souls feel parched for God’s presence in the same way. We feel a trickling of love on our shoulders and notice that all the messy things in our hearts come flying up. We ache for a moment of relief and see that relief reveal all those things we want hidden. I do not know what you hide from God, and I don’t want to tell you what I hide. Suffice it to say, we each have parts of our hearts and minds that we set aside, leave behind, or even hide. God wants to help us with these things. God seeks to nourish us with love and care. That nourishment comes with one request: share your full life with me. Like the rain stirring up the dry dirt, God’s love will do the same with our hearts, minds and souls. Accepting the lavish care of God reminds us of those ways we have not been loved in such a way, the times where our failures or another’s define our worth. Our identity becomes distorted from how we are seen by God, as a beloved child. So let it rain! Rain love, O Holy One! Bring up a dust storm of emotion. We will settle into the comfort of your embrace and know our true selves.

Kelli


Welcoming Strangers There was no Motel 6 in biblical times, so what did you do when travelers presented themselves at your home needing a place to stay and something to eat? Genesis 18 describes what Abraham did. That's the next study as our Sunday Bible Study class looks at the impressive hospitality expected in those days. You are more than welcome to join us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We'll even share a cup of coffee with you.

Worshipful Work Retreat 9:00 a.m. Beginning with Snacks/Breakfast Items 9:15 Lighting of the Christ candle and Singing of a Hymn 9:20 Group Building Games, etc. 9:45 All Group Reflection on the Past Year. Events, Growth, Special Attention to Newer Members and their Experience 10:15 Split into Small Ministry Groups and discus the past year in terms of Strengths and Growing Points 10:45 Shift from Talking about the Past Year to Discussing Goals and Calendar Items for the next year. 11:15 Come back to the Big Group to discuss small group goals and ideas. Spend time narrowing down focus. 11:45 Worship completion. 11:55 Exit


A Special Request Bethany Disciples Women needs help collecting plastic silverware now. Please start saving any pre-packaged, take-out silverware that you don’t use. They are perfect for the “Pack-A-Sack” meals that will be assembled at the Northeast Area Women’s Retreat on October 5 and 6. There is a collection box in the fellowship hall containing a sample “Pack-ASack” for you to see. Thank you in advance for your help.

The first Disciples

Women's meeting for the year will be August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethany Church. It will be a

supper.

Each person

salad

bring

your favorite salad!

Breakfast Club If you have not signed up please let Nancy know if you are coming so that we can insure we will have a seat for you. You may respond to this e-mail or by phone, 918-492-2519. Location and time follows: When: Saturday August 18, 2012, @ 9:00 A.M. Where: Golden Grill Cafe, 6565 E. 71st Street We hope to see you there! Philip & Nancy Gray philipgray@earthlink.net

The coming attractions and special events for August is posted on the bulletin board. Remember to make reservations at 918.743.1303

M

s. Senior Pageant

Dena Fate will be representing Methodist Manor as Ms Buehler in the Ms. Senior Pageant at the TCC VanTrease Performing Arts Center. The pageant takes place on Saturday, August 25th at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at msopageant@gmail.com. The costs are Adults $8, Senior $6, and kids tickets ages 5-12 years are $4. Dena will turn 104 this December!


Who:

Northeast Area DOC Churches

When:

August 19, 2012

Where:

SKIATOOK CHRISTIAN

Time:

4:00 p.m.

What:

Annual Music Fest

Why:

1102 W. Oak St. Skiatook, OK

Uniting Churches in The Northeast Area For Fellowship and Spiritual Enhancement “Everything that hath breath, lets praise the Lord.� There will be cookies and refreshments following the event.

We welcome praise dance groups, quartets, ensembles, soloists, instrumentalist, monologues, stomp teams, skits, etc. To be a part of this exciting program contact: Shane 918-520-7455 email: Shane.Hickey@okreverend01@cox.net or Zenobia Mayo 918-694-1996 email: zeemayo@cox.net.


About The Disciples

Directory Changes

We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord's Table as God has welcomed us.

Please change the apartment number for Steve Ruley on page 15:

Disciples of Christ Statement Of Identity

BCC Kitchen Lost & Found The Hospitality Co-chairs have cleaned out the Bethany Kitchen and found a few items that do not belong to the church. These items have been placed on the counter for you to check and see if any items belong to you. They will be happy to have been found! Please take a moment to check out the Kitchen Lost and Found the next time you visit Bethany.

Back To School Jenks:

August 16th

Union:

August 20th

Tulsa:

August 20th

Bixby:

August 17th

Broken Arrow: August 23rd

Tax Free Holiday August 3—August 5! A perfect opportunity to save on school supplies, clothes, & shoes.

Steve Ruley 6800 S. Granite Ave. Apt. V115 Tulsa, OK 74136-7042

Please change the address and apt. number for Tex Knowland on page 12: Tex Knowland 6800 S. Granite Ave. Apt. #518 Tulsa, OK 74136


Bethany Church Calendar August 4

All Church Retreat, 9a.m. to noon at Bethany Christian Church

August 5

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Board/Cabinet Meeting 6:15 p.m.

August 9

Bethany Dan’s War book discussion at Kelli’s house, 6:45 p.m.

August 12

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

August 13

Closing Dan’s War Book Event at 6:30 p.m.

August 14

Disciples Women Meeting—Salad Supper 6:00 p.m.

August 18

Breakfast Club-Golden Grill Cafe, 6565 E. 71st Street

August 19

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

August 21

NE Area Board Meeting at Bethany, 6:30 meal, 7:00 p.m. meeting

August 26

Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

August 28

Voting Place in Fellowship Hall 6:30 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

August 31

September Newsletter published

Sept. 22

Save the Date: NEACCO Assembly 2012, more TBA

Elders Serving (Bread, Wine) Aug 5 Tommie Kinyon, Kelly Kirby Aug 12 A.J. Lanier, Marilyn Bowers Aug 19 Steve Bowers, Ruth Ann Fate Aug 26 Toni Imbler, Geoff Brewster August 3

Wanda Adams

August 11

Mary McCurry

August 12

Josh Taft

August 13

Trish Dissly

August 20

Christa Moczygemba

August 21

Deacons Serving (Door/Acolyte, Door/Prayer) Aug 5

Maria Taveau, Nick Crews

Ann Kelly

Aug 12

Kathy Herwig, Jesse Fate

August 28

Steve Ruley

Aug 19

Mike Cross, Megan Castles

August 30

Chandler Moczygemba

Aug 26

Judy Krase, Loren Krase

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