Walk to Emmaus E126 ~

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

E126 to be held at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD. (click for directions)

and after the Walk,... It's DDU Time!*




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E126 - New Windsor - Sept. 22-25

Cadre and Team

Jennie Ailstock ~ AMD
Annette Barbier ~ HC
Bev Barthmaier
Denise Bates~ SD
Christine Cahow
Patty Craig
Marguerite Gibson
Maureen Glaser
Karen Karzen-Raybuck
Dawn Mosteller
Teri Nagle
Brenda Nau
Maryann O’Brien
Peggy Park
Cindy Rogers ~ OB
Karalee Romaneski
Sharon Russell ~ OB
Janet Salbert ~ SD
Kathy Skilton ~ AHC
Sonia Spangenberg
Sandy Theiss ~ MD
Carolyn Tidd ~ AWLD
Dawn Vehmeier
Susan Young  ~ WLD


*Day of Deeper Understanding
Our E126 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, October 15, at St. Paul's 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 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!!!



A Message from the WLD

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us…

This is not a question. It is more of a pondering, a search for some fragment of understanding of the depth of God’s love for us. I have come to the realization that unless I conjure all my emotion and concentrate all my feelings, I cannot begin to fathom the magnitude of this love. I am human. Try as I may, I am without the capacity to feel it in the confines of this human body.

Paul prays this blessing in Ephesians 3:14-19. “For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge and that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Through this prayer, Paul makes it clear to me that it would take the power of all the saints to grasp any understanding of this love that surpasses our knowledge. I get a vision of all the saints amassed in a heavenly great-room, summoning their Godly powers in unison in order that I might receive one fraction of understanding of God’s love. In this text he acknowledges the limitations of man and at the same time our need as humans to be rooted in a Supreme love and hope, in order that we might endure the challenges of this earthly life. Like the dog under the table, I eagerly take whatever crumbs of insight that fall my way. It is my deepest prayer that through His Emmaus Community and His selected Team, His Pilgrims of E126 will gain a thread, a grain of understanding of the depth of the Lord’s love for them. It is this great power, this love, that moves mountains, makes miracles, heals all depth of hurt and lifts us up in the light of hope. I pray that this is His gift that awaits us on the mountain top in September. Be in prayer for the E126 weekend, my brothers and sisters.
Great things happen…

De Colores,
Susan Young
Weekend Lay Director



Lisa Andrusko ~ Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge
Myriam Arroyo ~ Montclair Tabernacle CoG, Dumfries
Maggie Bales ~ Burke Community Church, Burke
Michelle Boice ~ Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge
Julie Bowersett ~ Cameron UMC, Alexandria
Patti Boyce ~ Grace Community Church, Arlington
Cyndi Brown ~ Grace Baptist, Woodbridge
Heather Cogdell ~ Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Vienna
Cheryl Collins ~ Trinity UMC, Alexandria
Linda Dent ~ Grace Community Church, Arlington
Dot Edwards ~ First Baptist Church, Washington DC
Sara Freund ~ Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Vienna
Pam Fultz ~ Good Shepherd UMC, Woodbridge
Lisa Harris ~ Grace Community Church, Arlington
Pat Hewitt Christ ~ Our Lord Episcopal, Lake Ridge
Karen Lanman ~ Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge
Sheila Lewis ~ New Hope Christian Church, Alexandria
Mala Lucero ~ Christ UMC, Fairfax Station
Tammy Newcomb ~ Montclair Tabernacle CoG, Dumfries
Judi Payne ~ Epiphany Lutheran, Dale City
Deena Pendergraph ~ Church on the Move, Alexandria
Beth Petty ~ Antioch Church of Christ, Woodbridge
Jen Pfancuff ~ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Alrington
Viola Purdy ~ Franconia Baptist, Alexandria
Amy Reynolds ~ Community Church, Sterling
Natalie Roberts ~ Montclair Tabernacle CoG, Dumfries
Rose Sittner ~ Church of the Redeemer, Gaithersburg, MD
Jill Sobon ~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC, Woodbridge
Lesley Spalding ~ Silverbrook UMC, Lorton
Jayne Speck ~ Dumfries UMC, Dumfries
Cindy Stillwaggon ~ First Baptist Church, Crofton, MD
Karen Taylor ~ Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Vienna
Dorothy Tetley ~ Grace Community Church, Arlington
Jessica Thomas ~ McLean Bible Church, McLean
Hilda Tucker ~ Roberts Memorial UMC, Alexandria
Catherine Van Pelt ~ Mount Zion Baptist, Oak Park
Julie Weatherington ~ Grace Baptist Church, Woodbridge
Becky York ~ Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Vienna