Walk to Emmaus E134 ~ You Are Special

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




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E134 - New Windsor - March 15 - 18, 2007

Cadre and Team

Jennie Ailstock ~ Spiritual Director - Prevenient Grace, Means of Grace, Obstacles to Grace

Kathy Barton ~ Weekend Lay Director - Fourth Day

Pam Bryan ~ Table Leader - Thursday James 1:2-15 , Sunday “Who me?” Reading

Rev. Richard Cobb ~ Spiritual Director - Justifying Grace, Means of Grace, Sanctifying Grace You Are Special - Agape Party

Kara Davis ~ Music Director - Saturday -“Please Hear What I’m Not Saying”

Amy Dixon ~ Talk Room Cha, Assistant Mañanita Cha - Discipleship Voice of Mary – Stations of the Cross

Janet Floyd ~ Table Leader - Growth Through Study Thursday - Prayer, pg 11-12

Marguerite Gibson ~ Agape Cha Assistant Closing Cha - Friday - Acts 1:1-8

Kathi Hall ~ Assistant Weekend Lay Director - Perseverance

Susan Hassmer ~ Table Leader - Thursday - Prayer, pg 10-11, Via Dolorosa – Stations of the Cross

Kathy Henry ~ Mañanita Cha Assistant Dining Room Cha - Priesthood of All Believers

Mary Johnson ~ Chapel Cha- Support - Stations of the Cross Sunday - Prayer of St. Francis

Jessie Kearns ~ Assistant Head Cha - Saturday - Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

Pat LeClere ~ Assistant Music Director Assistant Talk Room Cha; Techno Cha - Body of Christ Sunday - “Up on the Mountain” song

Mary Lotito ~ Head Cha - Friday - Prayer, pg 8

Nora Mahn ~ Table Leader - Changing Our World Thursday - Prayer, pg 13

April Moore ~ Old Buffalo Floater Cha, Clown Cha - Friday - Joshua 24:14-15

Martha Mraz ~ Table Leader Thursday - Psalm 62; “Lord, I Have Time” reading

Jan Niehoff ~ Dining Room Cha - Life in Piety “Warm Fuzzy” reading

Joyce Rodgers ~ Assistant Agape Cha Closing Cha - Saturday - Prayer, pg 9-10

Emily Slough ~ Saturday Night Agape - Cha Priority

Rev. Joann Smith ~ Assistant Chapel Cha - Christian Action Narrator – Stations of the Cross

Linda Smith ~ Table Leader - Thursday - John 14:1-14

Susan Verghese ~ Assistant Music Director Talk Room Cha; Techno Cha - DDU Fourth Day De Colores Story



A Message from the WLD

Our theme is “You Are Special” which comes from the title of a children’s book by Max Lucado. It is a beautiful book, which is about not letting the impressions of the world determine your worth. Our scripture verse is Romans 8: 38 – 39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So often we separate ourselves from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord, just like the characters in the book. We let all the comments from the world to make an imprint on us. We let the praises and the complaints, the accolades and the disappointments stick to us. But that is not what God has intended for us.

We are all children of God. He made each and every one of us with unique looks, talents, abilities, and even shortcomings. He knows us inside and out, our good and our bad and He loves us anyway! Because He is our maker, our sustainer, our Father

Now here’s where the ducks fit in – you see, ducks are very special creatures. God created them with specific talents and gifts. God created ducks with neat feathers. They are coated in oil that protects them. Ducks are able to fly and swim because of their unique feathers. Because of the oil on their feathers, the water doesn’t stick, much like the dots and stars in Punchinello’s story. If the water did stick, the duck’s feathers would get wet and then they couldn’t fly.

That is the way it is with us. The impressions of the world can drag us down – maybe you don’t think you are pretty enough, or smart enough, or strong enough, or too smart, or too pretty, or too strong. We let the world tell us who we are. Instead we need to be like the ducks and like some of the characters in the story and listen to what God says. God says NOTHING can separate you from His love! When we listen to God, we can truly be all God wants us to be, we can be free to run, free to fly and free to live for God!

I Am Free
Through you the blind will see
Through you the mute will sing
Through you the dead will rise
Through you our hearts will praise
Through you the darkness flees
Through you my heart screams I am free
I am free
Chorus: (2x's)
I am free to run
(I am free to run)
I am free to dance
(I am free to dance)
I am free to live for you
(I am free to live for you)
I am free
(I am free)
Yes, I am free
(I am free)
Through you the blind will see
Through you the mute will sing
Through you the dead will rise
Through you our hearts will praise
Through you the darkness flees
Through you my heart screams I am free
I am free
Are you free?
I am free



  * Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E134 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, April 14 at Friendship UMC (3527 Gallows Road, Falls Church). 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!!!

  Gwen Blacknall ~ Christian Way Baptist
Suzanne Bowes ~ St. Paul UMC, Woodbridge
Cindy Cook ~ Church of the Redeemer, Gaithersburg, MD
Dee Dee Demma ~ Prince William Community Church, Dale City
Stephanie Detwiler ~ Prince of Peace UMC, Manassas
Melda Dyer ~ Washington Street UMC
Linda Fisher ~ St. Georges UMC, Fairfax
Teresa Foor ~ Grace Community Church, Arlington
Erica Ford ~ Church of the Redeemer, Gaithersburg, MD
Marie Heindrichs ~ St. Lukes Catholic, Plainfield, NJ
Vicki Horton ~ Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge
Darlene Ingram ~ Seed of Life Ministries (non-denom)
Stacey Kenkeremath ~ Calvary UMC, Arlington
Melissa Kern ~ Grace Baptist, Woodbridge
Lisa Kinzer ~ St. John's UMC, Springfield
Shelley Lair ~ Prince of Peace UMC, Manassas
Vicki Lamb ~ Bethel UMC, Woodbridge
Suzanne Lank ~ Springfield UMC, Springfield
Anna Miller ~ Cameron UMC, Alexandria
Bonita Mills ~ Sleepy Hollow UMC, Falls Church
Hilda Mitchell ~ Springfield UMC, Springfield
Linda Morton ~ Ebenezer AME, Ft. Washington, MD
Cheryl Nageotte-Woods ~ Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria
Linda Paules ~ First Baptist Church, Woodbridge
Joanne Reynolds ~ Fairfax UMC, Fairfax
Lorrie Rezendes ~ Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria
Sandra Richardson ~ New Purchase CME Church, Beatrice, Alabama
Bianca Roberts ~ Franconia UMC, Franconia
Anjeanette Roberts ~ The Falls Church Episcopal, Falls Church
Michelle Schmith ~ Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria
Ferrin Simmons ~ Grace Lutheran Woodbridge
Gloria Simmons ~ Metropolitan Baptist Church
Becky Slack ~ Friendship UMC, Falls Church
Audrey Smith ~ First Baptist, Vienna
Gayle Suroviec ~ Cameron UMC, Alexandria
Missie Tylen ~ Cameron UMC, Alexandria
Celia Vila ~ Sleepy Hollow UMC, Falls Church
Cindy Young ~ Prince of Peace UMC, Manassas