From the Desk of the Lay Director – Mar 2022

Hello, Emmaus Community

I hope you all are doing well and especially staying warm.  We have had some cold temperatures lately and it is going to be a few days before it warms up.  I pray you are prospering and in health.  I just had cataract surgery on my right eye, and it went well.  I have had floaters since I had a detached retina a few years ago, but they are a little worse.  Hopefully that will settle down.

Our next community meeting is March 3rd at Lakeridge United Methodist Church at 4701 82nd street in the basement.  Board meeting is at 5:30, Babe Chick meeting is at 5:45, Meal at 6 (bring something to share), and community meeting at 7:15.  Please plan on attending as it will be my last Community Meeting as your Community Lay Director. 

The next Kairos Outside if April 1 thru 3.  Della Taylor is the leader.

Our next men’s walk is April 7 thru 10.  Tom Clark is the Lay Director.

Our next women’s walk is June 23 thru 26. Madeline Bates is the leader.

We had a visiting pastor at our Sunday morning service recently and he talked about taking ownership of what God has given us to do.  I believe I have taken ownership of our Emmaus Community as the Community Lay Director for the past two years.  I have done my best to follow the leading of Christ and the Holy Spirit and lead our community through some troubling times.  We have been through Covid and a time when we had to cancel walks and have outdoor community meetings.  But God has blessed our community and kept us safe.  I believe it is time for you as community members to take ownership of our community.  It is time to rebuild our community to what it once was.  We used to have waiting lists to go on a walk.  We only had 15 ladies and 19 men on the last two walks.  It is time for you to step up and start sponsoring pilgrims on the next walks. It is time for you to step up and support send off, candlelight, and closing.  It is time for you to attend community meetings.  It is time for you to come back and be a team member on our walks.  You remember what it was like when you went on your first walk.  It is time to take ownership of our community and be a team member. I encourage you to take ownership and let’s work together to build Christen leaders. 

Thank you for allowing me to be your Community Lay Director.  I have enjoyed my time in this position and feel blessed to have served.  I pray our community continues to grow and continuously has God’s blessing and guidance.  May God richly bless each one of you.

De Colores,

Troy Brooks
Community Lay Director