Emmaus NCA E161 ~ Plans for You

E161 to be held at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD. (click for directions)

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E161- New Windsor - May 17 - 20, 2012

Cadre and Team

Matt Billingsley ~ Talk Room Cha

Kurt Bubenhofer ~ Palanca Cha, DDU Fourth Day Talk, Who Me Reading

Charlie Carroll ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Mananita Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk

T.J. Cuddy ~ Music Director, Growth Through Study Talk

TJ Evans Jr. ~ Talk Room Cha

Jeff Hetherington ~ Dining Room Cha, Assistant Mananita Cha

Jan Janiczek ~ Old Buffalo, Assistant Closing Cha, Stations of the Cross Reading

Bob Jones ~ Head Cha, Lord, I have time Reading

Aaron Jullien ~ Assistant Chapel Cha

Ron Lanman ~ Assistant Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Obstacles to Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk

John Lindegren ~ Table Leader, Priority Talk

Greg Loewer ~ Spiritual Director, Means of Grace Talk, Justifying Grace Talk

Scott Marth ~ Agape Cha, Christian Action Talk

Jim McCray ~ Closing Cha, Floater Cha, Stations of the Cross Reading

Stu Mentzel ~ Table Leader, Discipleship Talk

Sean Murphy ~ Assistant Music Director

Jeff Pehl ~ Table Leader, Life in Piety Talk

Charlie Porter ~ Assistant Head Cha

Andy Powell ~ Assistant Palanca Cha, Assistant Agape Cha

Tom Richbourg ~ Rector, Fourth Day Talk

Steve Russ ~ Assistant Rector, Perseverance Talk

Rick Saunders ~ Chapel Cha, Body of Christ Talk

Jerry Wills ~ Table Leader, Changing Our World Talk

Jim Wingfield ~ Table Leader

Paul Wright ~ Table Leader

 

A Message from the "R"

ďFor I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Ē Jeremiah 29:11

Thatís the only verse that came to me after Iíd been asked to be the Rector for E 161. And it just kept coming back. No matter what I read, or what I studied, or where I looked for inspiration, it was Jeremiah 29:11. And I believe it.

The funny thing is, you can never really tell what Godís plans are for you as you look ahead. Its like being on a boat. The water ahead unmarked with no clear indicators of which way one should go. Its only when you look behind that you can see the trail of the boat, its wake, and tell where youíve been. I think the same is true for Godís plan for us. Its very hard to tell what lies ahead, but when you look back, you can see all of the things that God has put in our lives to shape us, to care for us and to help us along the way. Even in the toughest times, we can find Godís hand. Iíve already seen Godís hand at work in our teaming process. So far, things just seem to fall into place. Amazing how God makes His plans work!

I think its part of Godís plan that Jeremiah 29:11 stuck with me for E 161. E 161 is the last weekend at New Windsor, and it marks the end of a chapter in the life of NCA Emmaus. But we can rest assured and have faith that Godís plan for our community is greater than any of us can imagine, and the end of this chapter only means that another is beginning, one with great possibilities, one by Godís plan, and one that can be written for His glory. The faith of the community and our acceptance of His plan ensures that we will continue to be a strong and vibrant organization focused on doing His work in our place and time.

E 161 had our first team meeting on the 3rd of March. I have to admit that I felt like a kid at Christmas, opening a whole pile of presents as I listened to each team member speak for the first time. Each team member is truly a gift that God has brought to E 161, just for His purpose. Hopefully, we will serve for His glory, and help to fulfill His plans up on the mountain. I canít wait to see what God has planned for the weekend, for the Pilgrims and for our community! Des Colores, Tom Richbourg

Pilgrims

Bob Augustad ~ Columbia at Greenspring Springfield, VA

Alex Budd ~ Fairfax Community Church Fairfax, VA

Buck Burrow ~ Springfield UMC Springfield, VA

Steve Clausson ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Wade Clausson ~ First Baptist Church Woodbridge, VA

Ken Crawford ~ Alfred Street Baptist Alexandria, VA

Charlie Duren Jr ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Dutch Dutchie ~ Capital Baptist Annandale, VA

Jason Fong ~ Sydenstricker UMC Springfield, VA

Cory Hall ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Kevin House ~ Christ Baptist Lorton Station, VA

Paul Janiczek ~ Cass UMC, Detroit, MI

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Alan Keiran ~ Capital Life Church Rosslyn, VA

John Kuzins ~ First Baptist Church Woodbridge, VA

Keith Lambert ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Corey Lancaster ~ Columbia@Crossroads, Alex

Will Lanman ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Tom Lawrence ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Reggie Lockhart ~ New Life Annointed Ministry Woodbridge, VA

Ken Miller ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Marc Petrizza ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Bob Porter ~ First United Presbyterian Dale City, VA

Roger Rice ~ Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church Ashburn, VA

Chris Roberts ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren, Edinburg, VA

Dion Smith ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Juan Sanchez ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Tom Willson ~ Messiah UMC Springfield, VA

Ken Wilson ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

 
         
 

* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E161 DDU will be held at 8:00AM, Saturday, June 2at Old Bridge UMC. 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 planned, 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!!!