Greetings Brothers and Sisters:


I hope that all of you are doing well and doing your best to comply with the directives to stay home and practice safe distancing. I’m writing to ask you to join us in our next virtual gathering, Monday night at 7:00 p.m., May 11, 2020.  We have a great program in store for you.  Gary Bible will be leading the gathering along with music from Mike Olson.  We will have a guest spiritual leader for the evening along with a guest 4th day speaker from Crosstracks UMC.  It should be a wonderful evening filled with love and praise, complete with songs, sermon, a 4th day talk and a communion ceremony.  Mike has established a link to the Gathering.  To participate, click on the link at .


Click the link below to join the meeting.  Audio can be used on a computer or by calling in to the number below.  We ask that everybody mute themselves at the beginning of the service.


Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 323-886-7533   United States, Los Angeles (Toll)

Conference ID: 223 675 186#





We will follow the service as outlined in the Pilgrims manual otherwise referred to as the “purple book”.  We will begin promptly at 7:00 with music just as we do all of our gathering services.  We will have all attendees on mute so you will be able to join in at whatever level you wish.  We are currently working on how to address the parts of the service that call for member responses such as our prayers of petition and thanksgiving.  I assure you that we will do everything to allow you to participate in the service, it just may be in an unconventional manner.  If you have any questions feel free to call or write me at the contact information provided below.


Be sure to have your elements ready for the communion service.


I look forward to seeing you.  De Colores


Yours in Christ,


Tom Ruiz

Community Lay Director

Heartland of Texas Emmaus Community




Allen J. Mynk

HOTEC Emmaus Board


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.