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Gary Davel Emmaus Fourth Day Speaker at Art UMC
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

The Gospel of St. Luke Relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two disciples who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They were walking together, sharing their hearts’ deepest concerns. The risen Christ joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked, how it was ordained that Christ should suffer and so enter his glory.

This experience on the road was a heart-warming experience as the risen Christ walked and talked with them. The illuminating climax of the experience was when Christ took bread and said the blessing, then broke it and gave it to them. The two had their eyes opened and they recognized him as the risen Christ and they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others.

The Mason Community’s "Fourth Day" gathering will be on Tuesday, April 12th at Art UMC. These fourth day gatherings are important in our continued walk with Christ as we seek to be in fellowship with one another, worship together, and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.

While each of us in the Mason Community worships within our own churches each week, we also long for the unity that we are able to encounter in this ecumenical gathering in which we all seek to have our eyes opened by the Risen Christ.

Our speaker will be Gary Davel, the pastor of River of Life Church, who made his pilgrim walk a month and a half ago in Junction. Our fourth day gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck supper, followed by great music and worship with the message brought by Pastor Gary. As always, our service will conclude with the celebration of Holy Communion and the lifting up of our community, friends, neighbors, and relatives in prayer.

Art United Methodist Church is located about seven miles East of Mason on Hwy 29 going toward Llano. Everyone who has participated in an Emmaus Walk, Cursillo, or Chrysalis is invited to attend as well as those interested in learning more about these retreats.

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