Emmaus NCA E160 ~ Love Like Jesus

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E160- New Windsor - March 1 - 4, 2012

Cadre and Team

Jeanne Axtell ~ Assistant Head Cha, Saturday morning chapel Reading(a): Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 & Reading(2) during Meditation

Cindy Bireley ~ Assistant Music Director, Thursday Reading(f): "What is Truth?" Prayer; Friday evening Stations of the Cross/Mary's Way: special music; Saturday Morning Chapel Reading(4) during Meditation

Kathy Channell ~ Palanca Cha, Sunday Morning Chapel Reading( c): "Who Me?"; DDU Fourth Day Talk

Carroll Cobb ~ Table Leader, Thursday Evening Reading(c): James 1:2-15; The Body of Christ Talk

Evelyn Cook ~ Prayer Warrior

Gloria Esterline ~ Old Buffalo, Floater Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Margaret Fuson ~ Table Leader, Thursday Evening Reading(a): John 14:1-14; Growth Through Study Talk

Linda Girten ~ Chapel Cha, Closing Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk; Friday evening Direction/Support for Stations of the Cross/Mary's Way

Faith Gorham ~ Asst. Talk Room Cha, Asst. Agape Feast Cha, Saturday Morning Chapel Reading(b): "A Time for Everything" Prayer; Changing Our World Talk

Paulette House ~ Asst. Chapel Cha, Asst. Mananita Cha, Friday Morning Chapel Reading(a): Joshua 24:14-15; Portray Mary in Stations of The Cross/Mary's Way, Friday

Mary Ann Krauss ~ Music Director, Saturday Morning Chapel Reading(3) during Meditation; Friday evening Stations of the Cross/Mary's Way: Special Music; Saturday: Sing Via Delorosa during Dying Moments

Glenda Lambert ~ Asst. Palanca Cha, Asst. Closing Cha, Friday Morning Chapel Reading( c): "Witness For Christ" Prayer

Syn-D Lazo ~ Agape Feast Cha, Priority Talk; Friday evening Second Voice/Personal Thoughts for Stations of the Cross/Mary's Way

Cindy Mannucci ~ Rectora, Fourth Day Talk on Sunday

Jennifer Marth ~ Audio-Visual Cha/Asst. Talk Room Cha, Reading during Dying Moments: "Please Hear What I'm Not Saying"

Michele McGaffic ~ Dining Room Cha, Friday Morning Chapel Reading(b): Acts 1:1-8; Sunday Morning Chapel Reading(a): Hebrews 10:22-25

Louise Newbanks ~ Table Leader, Thursday Evening Reading(d): "Facing Trials" Prayer

Jan Niehoff ~ Talk Room Cha, First Voice/Narrator for Mary's Way/Stations of the Cross

Melissa Porter-Miller ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Obstacles to Grace Talk

Carolyn Ritenour ~ Assistant Rectora, Perseverance Talk on Sunday

Diantha Rivera ~ Table Leader, Thursday Evening Reading(e): Psalm 62

Janet Salbert ~ Spiritual Director, Justifying Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk

Stephanie Scholz ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Mananita Cha, Christian Action Talk

Stephanie Williams ~ Table Leader, Thursday Evening Reading(b): "Seeing Clearly" Prayer; Discipleship Talk

Kathy Woodley ~ Head Cha, Saturday Morning Chapel Reading( c): "Lord I Have Time" and Reading(1) during Meditation

 

Song: "Worthy Is the Lamb", Darlene Zschech

Scriptures: John 15:5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing… “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love… This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you… This is my command: Love each other.

Ephesians 5:2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

A Message from the "R"

Once again the Lord has woven together an amazing team of women filled with His Spirit - this team has come together filled with great joy as we excitedly prepare to Love like Jesus!

From the moment of accepting the call to serve as Rectora for this weekend, God placed “Love Like Jesus” on my heart. And He drew me to a deeper understanding of the selected scripture passages…Attempting to love like Jesus, is to live in a way that cannot be accomplished on our own. He teaches us that "Apart from me you can do nothing". It’s impossible to love like Jesus on our own…We can’t serve on our own, we can’t lead on our own…but…When we surrender our life to Jesus, and abide in Christ, his love genuinely and freely flows through us to reach others.

Jesus is the vine that sustains us. Through God’s Word, a relationship with our Heavenly Father, and fellowship with one another, His love abides, heals and supplies us with renewed and continued purpose so we may daily walk in the way of love… “Love each other.” A simple commandment, isn’t it?

As we remain in Him – connected – our relationship with Him becomes sweetened and strengthened. And this enables us to touch the lives of others…and to offer love with a selfless compassion and without condition. As Christian sisters and brothers, staying united in the Spirit allows us to grow and to bear fruit in His name…this connectedness to the vine – Jesus – is our lifelong journey; and every day is a new opportunity for growth.

My heart is filled to overflowing, and I am humbled beyond words. This team of E-160 is blessed with wonderfully gifted, loving, gentle, passionate Christian women. Joyfully and lovingly, each one has chosen to answer the call to serve our Lord. Like the precious Pilgrims God is preparing and calling to the mountain, each woman is God’s unique and special daughter; she has her own story…burdens and responsibilities, heartaches, joys and praises. Our focus is steadfast on sharing God’s Love with the Pilgrims and each other. Together we will experience and share an amazing, unconditional, overwhelmingly joyful Love…A Love like Jesus. Our hearts remain open for all that God has in store for us as we continue to meet and prepare together in the weeks ahead by inviting Him to enrich our spiritual lives and draw us closer to Him. We are so very grateful for your continued love and prayers…We cannot do this on our own. We are strong and united in the Spirit, as we walk in the way of Christian love. The women of E-160 know that whatever we do, whatever love we share, is God’s doing…it is his Grace that allows us to share a Love like Jesus.

DeColores! Love Like Jesus!

Cindy Mannucci

Pilgrims

Lenora Clark ~ Prayer Temple Church of God In Christ Nashville, TN

Donna Disbrow ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Kimberly Dominy ~ Hope Chuch E. Hampton, CT

Stephanie Edmonds ~ Oakton UMC Oakton,

Pat Fahner ~ Oakton UMC Oakton, VA

Tammy Flanagan ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Penny Grammer ~ Messiah UMC Springfield , VA

Beverly Harris ~ Manassas Assembly of God Manassas, VA

Lanette Hewlett ~ Lake Ridge Baptist Woodbridge, VA

Pat Hodges ~ Victory Ministries International Woodbridge, VA

Charisse Ingraham ~ Victory Ministries International Woodbridge, VA

Sharyn Jarzombek ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Lenora Johnson ~ Victory Ministries International Woodbridge, VA

Ivette Kingrey ~ Good Shepherd UMC Woodbridge, VA

Lindsey Kirkwood ~ Clarendon UMC Arlington, VA

Diana Langaigne ~ New Life Anointed Ministries Woodbridge, VA

Elizabeth Lewis ~ Hatcher's Memorial Baptist Bristow, VA

Debra Merril ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Sarah Lindegren ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Doris Newton ~ Florida Avenue Baptist Washington, DC

Julia Papalaskaris ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Sara Porter ~ First United Presbyterian Dale City, VA

Lois Roberts ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Amanda Root ~ First Baptist Church Woodbridge, VA

Sandy Skocik ~ Messiah UMC Springfield , VA

Ashleigh Stacy-Reese ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Carmen Tate ~ Hope Hill Manassas, VA

Kathy Willson ~ Messiah UMC Springfield , VA

Debbie Womer ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Marcia Zimmerman ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

 
         
 

* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E000 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, Date at Place. This will be a wonderful reunion, and a chance to learn a bit more about this amazing organization. Come hear about the history of the Emmaus NCA, how the weekends are pd, and how you can help with this blessed ministry opportunity.

Remember, you must attend a DDU before sponsoring friends or joining a Team.

Christ is Counting on You ~ See you there!!!