Let's Get Back to Work!!
Our monthly Ultreyas for 2021:
March 19, 2021 - 7PM
MUST SEE TV
The National Capital Area Emmaus will broadcast our Ultreyas on our new online platform (see link below).
The video will begin promptly at 7 p.m. This new online broadcast service provides the opportunity for the community to watch the Ultreya broadcast simultaneously. Additionally, there is an online chat room (cause you know, we like to talk) and an opportunity for you to pray with a designated Prayer Warriors should you have the desire for someone to pray with you.
I look forward to seeing you online on at 7 p.m.
This is a video recording and all contributors adhered to the social distancing guidelines outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order.
NCA Emmaus Community Survey
The Board is conducting a survey of the community to assess your concerns as we make preparations to resume in-person events. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete and will remain open until the end of February..
Thank you in advance,
Love Offering for Family Worship Center Drum Enclosure
Please consider making a love offering to Family Worship Center in appreciation for their continued support to our Emmaus Community Hosting Recordings of Ultreyas.
If you would like to make an offering please mail check to: NCA Emmaus - PO Box 2243 - Merrifield VA 22116
OR PayPal Friends and Family (to avoid fees)
Thank you for consideration of your support.
Jim and Mae Krauss
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From the Community Lay Director...
From the Lay Director
As your Community Lay Director for 2021, I have asked the CLD's for the previous 10 years to contribute to their thoughts in the Fourth Day Journal this year. March's guest contributor is Rich Goad. Rich was the CLD in 2018. He attends church at Bethel United Methodist Church. He walked on E-171 and sat at the table of "God's Strength" Rich remains active in the Emmaus community: He has served on six (6) Emmaus weekends and five (5) Chrysalis weekends, once serving as "R", and one (1) Kairos team. Additionally, he serves on the NCA Chrysalis Board. Thank you Rich for this month's contribution and your continued service to our community.
Message from Rich Goad:
First, I would like to thank Chris for giving me the opportunity to share a few thoughts for the March Fourth Day Journal. It is hard to believe it has been so long since we have all been able to meet in person and look forward to the day when we can reach out and hug one another again. The month of March has always been a time for me to cherish for many reasons. Spending time with family and friends, seeing the birds on the feeder, watching the rain nourish the grass and trees, and of course Spring Training Baseball begins. Believe it or not, there are a few priorities in my life that come before baseball, including our God, family (which I have been very blessed this year, with a Grandson born in December and another Grandson or Granddaughter due in March), and each of you. (more)
From the Community Spiritual Director...
From The Community Spiritual Director
It is written, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face” (Psalm 89:14, NKJV). Reading this verse makes me feel like I am standing in a court of law. We are— “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom” (2 Timothy 4:1).
I remember the first time I read the New Testament. The words of Jesus pierced my heart— “If you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24). Wow! Die in my sins? Why couldn’t God just forgive me? After all, He is a loving God. Right?
The prophet Isaiah spoke these words to Israel: “Surely they are My people, Children who will not lie. So He became their Savior” (Isiah 63:8). The Lord affirmed, yes, Jesus became our Savior. But how?
I continued reading: “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniqui-ties; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Oh, I see now, this man Jesus was crucified for ours, my sins. By still, why couldn’t God simply forgive me? (more)
|From the Community Music Directors...
Music Directors' Message
Tap into His peace in your heart. The more you have poured into your heart with songs, scripture, love, experiences, compassion and gratitude; the more is available for you and to share in these tough times. Minister to yourself by setting a time to “tap” and listen to worship music. For the best news is He REFILLS our cup to overflow when we do tap into it.
Praises, as we see God at work. It’s not easy to bring a group together each month. If you are ever feeling overlooked or wish to participate, please call. It is not intentional, we are trying to be considerate of COVID restrictions and compliance. Again, please reach out if you wish to participate. Mkrauss70@aol.com
Have you considered helping give to the Drum Cage project to say thank you to the church that makes NCAE recordings possible? If so, please know it is worthwhile and appreciated. Thank you! You are a blessing.
“It’s the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God - oh, it chases me down, fights til I’m found, leaves the 99. I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still you gave Yourself away. Yes, the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God. “ Dave Charboneau will lead in March and others chiming in to bring JOY in song. All for His glory.
De Colores and Fly With Christ!
From the Chrysalis Lay Director
I hope everyone had a great year despite Covid. I know that the board and I have been working hard revamping Chrysalis to bring it to the 21st century. We have updated our talks and have moved on to the training process. We are working diligently to bring forth a training that makes everyone successful in the preparation for the mountain. We are trying to have this implemented for the next weekend. As of right now, it looks like our next weekend will be January 2022.
We are also looking into fundraising soon. Our goal is to raise enough money so those teaming don’t have worry about the cost. We are planning to sell pies again for Easter. Please keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram to place your orders. We are selling all different types of pies, such as apple, cherry, and chocolate cream pies for starters.
The board has also implemented a game night, once a month, to keep in touch with those who have walked and team on Chrysalis. Everyone is welcome to join in for the fun. This is best way to stay in touch during a time of seclusion. If we can’t meet in person, we can meet virtually. We will be posting the times on Facebook and Instagram. I invite you to join us from fun and relaxation. The only requirement is that you must have walked or team on Chrysalis. Some time in the near future, we plan to add movie night. So, grab your popcorn and your computer for a night full of entertainment. We will keep you posted when we decide on the date and movie. (more)
Find The Blessing
In 2021 we are focused on how to “Find the Blessing.” We know God is in control and is using all of us to work for His purposes. We want to share across Kairos all the wonderful things that are happening, especially when we cannot be fully doing the ministry as we had planned. Kairos is holding some Kairos Outside Weekends this spring with more planned for the fall. There are some Kairos Inside groups that are hopeful to hold Kairos Weekends in 2021. We have similar activities taking place around the world, while planning to re-engage with Weekends and Continuing Ministry underway. Now is the time to prepare, communicate, recruit, and ensure we are ready. Kairos Outside in many communities have been holding virtual SWAP events and found them tremendously successful. We have one location where a couple of Volunteers are currently allowed to go into the facility for Prayer and Share currently. We also have several locations sending in encouraging videos or posters, planning fence reunions, providing health packages, sending in cookies for the staff and/or inmates, and on and on.
We know there is ministry to do right where we are today, even if we cannot do Weekends. Ministry is the act of serving and we have the opportunity to serve each other, serve the organiza-tion, and to get Advisory Councils working well. This time can be used to work with the churches that donate and partner with us in various ways, talk to our donors, share the blessing of Kairos by asking others to join us as volunteers, call those inactive volunteers to check on them, pray, and so much more. It’s all ministry and it’s all important. We are truly blessed at Kairos with our wonderful volunteers and partnerships with churches, donors, and the institutions. Let’s cele-brate God’s provision daily and do all we can to serve Him through our work of Kairos.
Evelyn Lemly – CEO
Love and Blessings
Three Cheers for Palanca !
We are so excited to carry on our love of Emmaus by helping with Palanca . We are ready to collect, organize and distribute Palanca.
Do you want to make palanca bags ? We have a pattern .
Join us on this Rainbow journey... As we share God’s love .
Ruth Washburg and Becca Washburg
Weekend Fees - Take Note!
The Weekend Fees for 2020, as set by our Board of Directors, are:
Application Fee $35
Pilgrim Fee $215
Team Fee $250
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