From the Desk of the Lay Director – Mar. 2014

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:21-22

cold praiseThe earth must indeed be enduring because we have had all of the above it seems in just the last 2 weeks. As I sit here writing this it was 82 degrees yesterday and now 18 with freezing rain. Crazy weather we have had for the past two weeks. It has been much like our worship can sometimes, be hasn’t it? One day we are on fire about to burn up then just as suddenly we are freezing cold or even worse, lukewarm.

I want to encourage everyone once again to plug in at your church. Find a small group or even just another person that you trust and be accountable to them and they to you. That is what helps fuel the fire that Emmaus builds in each of us. I want to again thank Marilyn Hampton and Darris Linder for leading women’s walk #128. It was such a terrific time of testimonies at closing. So obviously it was the BEST walk ever!

This is usually the month where I would be saying goodbye and you would get to hear from and/or meet your new community lay director. Alas, you are stuck with me for at least one more month, maybe even two as we ask God’s guidance for the person to fill that role for the upcoming year. With inclement weather for two of the last three community meetings, we were not able to get that filled. Please pray with us as the board seeks to get that done and also follow God’s plan and vision for this wonderful community.

Love and Blessings,
Chad Oglesby