From the Desk of the Lay Director

Wade Bouffard

December 2022

Hello Emmaus Community! I hope this letter finds you thriving in relationship with our Heavenly Father. I have to admit, with less than four weeks remaining until Christmas I’m feeling some pressure about the gifts I need to buy and the things I need to get done before Christmas. I hope you’re doing better than I am with Christmas prep. How about sponsoring someone on a Chrysalis or Emmaus Walk as a gift? We have three great opportunities coming up soon. Let’s fill these retreats where the attendees will meet the greatest gift ever given!

Susan Gillespie will lead a Young Women’s Chrysalis January 5th – 8th.

Nathan Zeigler will lead Men’s Walk #112 February 2nd – 5th.

Etta Love will lead Women’s Walk #161 February 23rd – 26th.

Please cover these three leaders and their teams in prayer as they are going through team formation and planning meetings. One of the things I love about Emmaus is how it helps us to look past distractions and re-focus on the true reason for the season, Jesus Christ.

Our next community meeting is this Thursday, December 1st at Lakeridge United Methodist Church, 4701 82nd Street in the basement. Emmaus Board meeting is at 5:30 PM, meal is at 6:00 (please bring food to share), followed by the community meeting at 7:15. Babysitting will be provided from 6:30-8:30 in the Grace Room for infants through 4th graders.

Now may the God who brought us peace by raising from the dead our Lord Jesus so that he would be the Great Shepherd of his flock; and by the power of the blood of the eternal covenant may he work perfection into every part of you giving you all that you need to fulfill your destiny. And may he express through you all that is excellent and pleasing to him through your life-union with Jesus the Anointed One who is to receive all glory forever! Amen!” (Hebrews 13:20-21, TPT)

De Colores,

Wade Bouffard
Community Lay Director