From the Desk of the Lay Director – Nov 2016

Sheila KirbyHello my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s November, the month for giving thanks, and above all I am grateful for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the beautiful life I have because of His grace. I am also thankful for my precious husband, Gary, my family and all the friends I have been blessed with. I also want you to know how grateful I am for all of you and the opportunity I have to be your Lay Director.  It is such a privilege to be able to serve and be served by you. You may not feel you are noticed by our community, or as important as some, but trust me you are! We all need each other and “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5.  You, my friends, are important to me and others by just being you. Just use the gifts God has given you and others will notice and be ever grateful for you just as I am and, more importantly, as Christ is.

Now I have some important information from our database coordinator.  The new database for Llano Estacado has been set up so that community members can access their own information, change addresses, phone numbers, etc. It also allows the user to search for another members name. In addition, those individuals who are assigned as lay directors on upcoming walks will have the option to build their team in the database. This eliminates the need for providing member data sheets to team members and for the team member to try to remember all the walks that they have worked. Once this information is entered it can be easily exported to excel for future use.

emmaus-databaseThe database website is located at and there is a link to it on the Llano Estacado website. Members wishing to log on need to use their email address as their user name and the default password of leecleec (case sensitive). As with all new databases, there will be some that have trouble logging in for the first time. We have Site Administrators that will address these issues and help get you logged in. Once you are successfully in, it is highly recommended that you change your password. As with all things, grace and patience is a plus!

This is an exciting development for our community! We desperately need our data base up-to-date and with the new system, we can make that happen. Please give it a try. If you need assistance, let us know and we will help you.

I do thank God for all of you and please know that each of you are just as important to the Llano Estacado Emmaus Community as the next member. I hope to see you Thursday night at Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway, Lubbock for our monthly community gathering. Be there at 6:00 if this is your first time; 6:30 for our meal and at 7:15 for our worship service.

Sheila Kirby