Our guest speaker this Sunday was John Hilpert. Hans introduced his long-time friend at the outset. John and his wife Margaret are coordinators of the Cedar Cross Retreat Center in Franklin County.
Based on the scripture text from Luke 24:13-33, John led us through a time of exploring more deeply what it means to be in community, just as those on the road to Emmaus experienced a sense of community with the “stranger” who walked with them. The time included an opportunity and encouragement for each of us to “step up” and commit to a deeper form of community, in whatever form that takes for each of us individually.