From the Desk of the Lay Director – November 2015

Hello Community,

Frank McClelland2I hope and pray that you are all well. I know that life can be so busy that we can be easily overwhelmed. That probably isn’t going to change. I encourage you to constantly talk to Jesus and remember how much that He loves you. Stay active or get active in a reunion group. We all need to be around people that will encourage us and hold us accountable. These things really do make a difference.

The vision and planning session that we talked about a month ago took place and a lot of good things came out of it. What it basically boils down to is that our prayer lives need to really flourish and our participation in some sort of accountability group is vital. As those two areas of our personal lives grow, so will our involvement in ministry and discipleship. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Lastly, our good friend Darris Linder retired as Director of Mercy Retreat Center. The Llano Estacado Emmaus Community owes him a debt of gratitude for all of the ways he has served that we can never repay. Thank you Brother Darris!

Please try to attend the Community gathering this Thursday at Aldersgate UMC. You will be glad you came! The meal will be at 6:30 and the meeting will follow at about 7:15.

De Colores,
Frank McLelland