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Upcoming Events
MAY

22

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
MAY

23

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MAY

24

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
MAY

25

THU
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
MAY

28

SUN
contemporary service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during services
MAY

29

MON
MAY

30

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MAY

31

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
JUN

01

THU
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
JUN

04

SUN
contemporary service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during services
JUN

05

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
JUN

06

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Search
Staff
Associate Pastor

Leo Carrasco

 

A Short Story about Pastor Leo

          I have been asked to introduce myself in the form of a brief biography.  My full name is Leo Reynaldo Carrasco.  I was born in El Paso Texas in 1943.  My father was stationed at Fort Bliss before he was shipped overseas during World War II.  After the war my mom and dad moved to Brownsville Texas where I grew up.

          I am a third generation Methodist and for the most part grew up in the church.  Most of our family was very active in El Buen Pastor United Methodist which is a member of the Rio Grande Conference.  I have been married to my wonderful wife Luvy for 38 years and have been blessed with four loving children.

          I grew up in the restaurant business and my younger brother Sammy and I took over my father’s restaurants after my dad retired.  Twenty six years later I sold my half of the business to my brother Sammy.  Halleluiah! 

          When I retired I knew I wanted to pursue my call to ministry as a licensed local pastor.  I had been a certified lay speaker for years and very active in Emmaus.  My wife Luvy and I had also been involved in prison ministry for years.

          Becoming a pastor as a second career has been the best decision I have ever made.  My only regret is that I waited so long because I love being a pastor and find it the most rewarding work I have ever done.  My prayer and plan is to continue doing ministry as long as my health and the Bishop and cabinet allows. 

          At present, I am the associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lockhart Texas.  Prior to this appointment I have served at Industry United Methodist Church , Memorial UMC in North East Austin and First Methodist Church in Hebbronville Texas.

          It is a joy and challenge for me to join all of you here in Lockhart.  I believe in God's providence and know that it’s going to be just fine.  

           Blessings to you all,    
           Pastor Leo