From the Desk of the Lay Director – Apr. 2014

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
~ Luke 22:19-20

lent meditationsAs we began this season of Lent, I considered whether or not to give something up. This is not a practice that the Methodist church (in which I was raised…mostly) prescribes to. I began to pray and ask God if He wanted me to give something up for 40 days. His answer was a bit surprising. He pointed out some things, some of which I have mentioned before to all of you, that He wants me to give up for good, not just 40 days. So here I am still procrastinating about those very things that I know I need to give up, just not wanting to.

How selfish I can be sometimes. I can very easily think to myself, “but God, I have given up so much already….” Then I get a not so subtle reminder of what Jesus gave up, willingly, selflessly and most importantly I think, obediently. Once again, I will travel the path the Lord has placed before me and make attempts to be better at all He has called me to be. Enjoy this Easter season with your family!!!

A couple of things to inform you of. One, we still do not yet have a new community lay director so you are stuck with me for at least one more month. Two, we have a men’s walk beginning April 10th and only have 4 pilgrims signed up so please, please get those men signed up now. Don’t wait until the last minute, do it TODAY!! Three, I hope to see all of you at Wolfforth UMC on Thursday April 3rd at 6:30 for our community gathering.

Love and Blessings,
Chad Oglesby