From the Desk of the Lay Director

Wade Bouffard

September 2022

Hello Emmaus Community! I just enjoyed the great privilege of pouring 3 inches of rainwater out of the rain gauge. I hope you’ve had similar fun lately. Thank you Lord for the rain. What a great way to welcome in September! It’s going to be a great month for our community as we have four retreats to celebrate.

It all starts tonight, Thursday 9/1 at Mercy Retreat Center, with send-off for a Young Women’s Chrysalis led by Susan Gillespie.

Next up is a Young Men’s Chrysalis led by Mark Miller, beginning Thursday the 8th.

One week later on the 15th, Ronnie Keister and team will lead Men’s Walk #111.

We’ll wrap up September with a Kairos Outside starting on the 23rd.

Please do everything you can to support these retreats with pilgrims, agape, prayer, love, and your attendance at the candlelight and closing ceremonies.

Upcoming, we also have Women’s Walk #160 October 20th-23rd led by Shanna Hargraves and Kairos #44 November 4th-6th led by Harry Wise.

Our next community meeting is TUESDAY, September 6th at Lakeridge United Methodist Church, 4701 82nd Street in the basement. Emmaus Board meeting is at 5:30, Babe Chick meeting is at 5:45, meal is at 6:00 (please bring food to share), followed by the community meeting at 7:15 pm.

Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, even our Lord Jesus, make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV)

De Colores,

Wade Bouffard
Community Lay Director