Welcome to the Lexington Emmaus Community!

Next Gathering

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Trinity Hill UMC

3600 Tates Creek Rd. 

Lexington, KY 40517

Pot Luck Supper 6:30 PM

Worship 7:15 PM


In Memoriam...

We regret to inform the community of the passing of a longtime member, Ron Houtz. Many of you may remember being blessed by Ron's mandolin playing at many gatherings in the past. Please hold Ron's family in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.


Prayer Opportunity!

The LEC just received the following message:

Greetings from Dublin Emmaus Community, Ireland.

We are looking forward to our 2018 Walks which are happening 15th February and 8th March. We would value your prayer support for both of these Walks. I am attaching the link to our Prayer Vigils for you to distribute to your communities.

http://www.3dayol.org/Vigil/GetVigil.phtml?pvid=14154&commid=1293

and

http://www.3dayol.org/Vigil/GetVigil.phtml?pvid=14155&commid=1293

From the Community Lay Director...

From the Community Lay Director...

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Michael Watts - Lay Director


From the Community Spiritual Director...

The Holy Spirit frequently reminds me that we are created in the image of God. I believe that one of the chief qualities of being made in His image is the capacity to give – and not just to give, but to give as God gives, selflessly and from a motivation of pure love. As some wise soul once said, “You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.”

Some giving is easy. Giving money or “stuff” can be done without much thought or effort. But giving of the self can be a bit harder, requiring real thought and self-sacrifice. Giving ourselves in love to our heavenly Father involves three areas of effort. We learn about God and His will through scripture reading and study. We grow to know Him and love Him through prayer, worship and devotion. And we respond in love by giving ourselves in service. Hey, wait a minute. This sounds familiar – something about a three legged stool and piety, study and action!

Unfortunately we tend to get out of balance on these three points, depending disproportionately on one or two of these areas of self-giving to the neglect of the others. The reason farmers use three-legged milking stools is that they are stable on uneven ground. (In math three points define a plane.) This is also why we need a balance between the three areas of self-giving. These three point give us stability and define us a disciples. On the uneven ground of a broken world we need that stability.

As we enter this new year of 2018 let’s think seriously about how well we are conforming to the image of God. Are we truly giving ourselves to Him, and to the world, in piety, study and action? As for me, I want this to be a growing edge in the coming year.

De Colores! - Alan Jackson