Walk to Emmaus E116 ~ Love So Amazing


It's DDU* TIME!!!!

*Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E116 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, April 3 - 8:30am - St. Stephens UMC, on Braddock Road, about three miles west of the Beltway on he left. If you're running late just roll your window down and follow the powerful music!!! 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 Walk to Emmaus, how the weekends are prepared, 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!!!


Who should attend??? all of these folks... and you!!!!!

for directions to New Windsor Conference Center ~ click here.
  E116 - New Windsor ~ MD - March 25 - 28

Cadre and Team

Craig Amundson ~ Palanca Cha - Discipleship

Tom Bee ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha ~ Mañanita Cha - Friday Morning Reading (Joshua 24:14-15) ~ Sunday Morning Reading (Prayer of St. Francis)

Jim Brantley ~ Table Leader -Changing Our World

Bo Carneal ~ Chapel Cha ~ DDU - Fourth Day Talk ~ Saturday Reading (“Please Hear What I’m Not Saying”)

Ed Chabay ~ Agape Cha ~ Closing Cha - Life in Piety

Mike Collins ~ Table Leader - Christian Action

Russ Craig ~ Assistant Music Director - Friday Morning Prayer

Lee Fletcher ~ Old Buffalo ~ Floater Cha - Direction/Support of Stations of the Cross

Dan Leahy ~ Table Leader - Thursday Evening Reading (James 1:2-15)

Rob Lloyd ~ Rector - Fourth Day

Wes Lloyd ~ Talk Room Cha ~ Assistant Agape Cha ~ - Audio/Visual Cha Saturday Morning Reading (“Lord I have Time”)

Greg Loewer ~ Spiritual Director - Justifying Grace ~ Means of Grace

Matthew Mann ~ Assistant Palanca Cha ~ Assistant Mañanita Cha - Friday Morning Reading (Acts 1:1-8)
Saturday Morning Chapel (Prayer)

Marty Martin ~ Spiritual Director - Prevenient Grace ~ Obstacles to Grace ~ Sanctifying Grace

Steven Masters ~ Talk Room Cha ~ Assistant Closing Cha - Priesthood of All Believers

Jim McCray ~Table Leader - Body of Christ

Larry Nottingham ~Table Leader - Growth Through Study

Don Peters ~ Dining Room Cha - Priority

Don Pulsifer ~ Old Buffalo ~ Floater Cha - Saturday Morning Reading (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)

Tom Rogers ~ Old Buffalo ~ Floater Cha - Stations of the Cross ~ Reader #1

Mark Romaneski ~ Table Leader - Thursday Evening Reading (Prayer) ~ Stations of the Cross ~ Reader #2

Paul Spangenberg ~ Assistant Rector - Perservance

Mike Suddarth ~ Music Director - Sunday Morning Reading (“Who Me?”)

Jerry Taylor ~ Head Cha

Powell Williams ~ Assistant Head Cha


A Message from the Rector

Greetings from the men of the team of E-116! Our theme for the weekend is taken from Isaac Watts’ powerful hymn “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.” This hymn provides us a first-hand account of the passion of the cross. The words put us at the foot of the cross and afford us a small ~ bitter taste of the powerful emotion of the crucifixion. In fact ~ every emotion was present at the cross: sorrow ~ joy ~ hope ~ despair ~ contempt ~ relief ~ anguish ~ pride ~ humility ~ anger ~ and humiliation. But the most significant emotion there was love. His love for us was the reason He came and it was the reason He went to the cross. He participated in our human pain and death ~ so that we might participate in His Eternal Life ~ and all because He loves us. Amazing love ~ when you think about it. Watts ends his hymn with this:

Were the whole realm of nature mine ~
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing ~ so divine ~
Demands my soul ~ my life ~ my all.

We ask the pilgrims at the end of the weekend to answer two questions: what has this weekend meant to you and what do you intend to do with it? What we are really asking is this: In what way have you experienced God’s “Love So Amazing ~ ” and are you now willing to give Him everything in grateful response? It is my fervent prayer that God’s Spirit would move in a mighty way so that we all ~ pilgrim and team alike ~ experience God’s “Love So Amazing” in a fresh ~ personal ~ and overwhelming way. We ~ the team of E-116 ~ appreciate so very much the love ~ support ~ and prayers of this wonderful Emmaus community and thank you for this opportunity to serve.

“This is love: not that we loved God ~ but that he loved us
and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

1 John 4:10


Nonoy Arcenas ~ Christ Jesus Disciples Baptist - Falls Church
Jeb Baker ~ St. Andrews Episcopal - Arlington
Harry Barschdorf ~ Clarendon UMC - Arlington
Matt Billingsley ~ Covenant Presbyterian - Woodbridge
Jim Borsari ~ Trinity Episcopal - Manassas
Bill Cabrera ~ First Baptist Church - Woodbridge
Ed Camacho ~ Sydenstricker UMC - Springfield
Mike Carty ~ Cameron UMC - Alexandria
Matt Davis ~ Grace Community Church - Arlington
Scott Diamond ~ Old Bridge UMC - Woodbridge
Kyle Dunlap ~ St. Stephen's UMC - Burke
Jack Fahy ~ Old Bridge UMC - Woodbridge
Al Grace ~ Dumfries UMC - Dumfries
Jon Guest ~ First United Presbyterian - Dale City
Don Halterman ~ Centreville Presbyterian - Centreville
Adam Hansford ~ Kingdom Life Christian Center - DC
Todd Howell ~ Spotswood Baptist Church - Fredericksburg
Steve King ~ Our Savior Lutheran Church - Alrington
Bob Kuntz ~ Christ Jesus Disciples Baptist - Falls Church
Tim Lank ~ Springfield UMC - Springfield
Dave Luckenbaugh ~ First United Presbyterian - Dale City
Tony Maddox ~ St. Paul UMC - Woodbridge
Dave Malzahn ~ Aldersgate UMC - Alexandria
Larry McClellan ~ Columbia Baptist - Falls Church
Mel Olmscheid ~ Prince of Peace (Catholic) - Ft. Meade
Dwight Parker, Jr. ~ Mountain View Community Church - Culpeper
Rock Roberts ~ Centreville Presbyterian - Centreville
Buzz Savage ~ St Elizabeth Ann Seton ~ RC - Woodbridge
Billy Scott ~ Immanuel Bible Church - Springfield
Russ Simms ~ Grace Community Church - Arlington
Bob Teetsel ~ Burke Community Church - Burke
Jim Trawick ~ Grace Community Church - Arlington
Les Tripp ~ Franconia Alliance Church - Alexandria
Darrin Whaley ~ Spotswood Baptist Church - Fredericksburg