From the Desk of the Lay Director – August 2013

Summer VacationBack to school….already? The words any child or teacher dread are very quickly upon us. I know that my kids have greatly enjoyed their time off for the summer filled with church camps, trip to TN and just all around fun and being lazy if they wanted to be.

Isn’t that how our relationship with God is sometimes if we are all truly being honest? Don’t most if not all of us take a summer break from God? I don’t mean our daily relationship that we have. I am talking about our disciplines and practices that we use to maintain that relationship. I know I for one can become quickly lackadaisical in some of my worship practices.

Sometimes it is my scripture reading, sometimes my prayer life gets shoved back a little as life gets busy. Sometimes my church attendance even suffers as days and weeks go by.

I would encourage all of us that if we have taken a “summer break”, let’s make the commitment to become involved again. Get back to our quiet time at least once a day, make your church home a priority…..every week, pray without ceasing.

Commit to dong these things through the upcoming school year and see how God will bless each of us. I would also ask you to pray for our teachers, administrators and children as they all start back to school. Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.-Titus 3:14

Don’t forget women’s walk #126 starts Aug.1st as well as the H.S. boys and girls Chrysalis at Ceta Canyon. Please pray for the success of this walk and these flights as well as the team and pilgrims/caterpillars. Also we would love to see all of you at send-off, candlelight and closing. If you have not been involved in Emmaus for a while or if you attend every function, we welcome you and hope to see you soon.

Love and blessings to all,
Chad Oglesby