Emmaus NCA E139 ~ "How Great is Our God"

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E139 - New Windsor - Oct. 18 - 21, 2007

Cadre and Team

Neal Ailstock ~ Mananita Cha, Asst Palanca Cha, “A Time for Everything”

Al Barbier ~ Floater Cha, Asst. Agape Cha, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

David Bates ~ Closing Cha, Asst. Dinning Rm Cha, Stations-2nd Voice

Matt Billingsley ~ AMD, Priesthood of All Believers

Phil Cabase ~ Table Leader, Psalm 62

Craig Campesi ~ AR, Perserverance

David Channell ~ Palanca Cha, Asst Mananita, Cha, Stations – 1st Voice

Larry Craddock ~ SD, Prevenient, Justifying, Means of Grace

Tim Cuddy ~ OB, Floater Cha, Joshua 24: 14-15

Dave Downer ~ Talk Room Cha, Priority

Tom Geenty ~ MD, Discipleship, “Witness for Christ”

Todd Hastings ~ AHC, Please Hear What I’m not Saying

David Hunter ~ SD, Means, Obstacles, Sanctifying Grace

Bill Johnson ~ Table Leader, DDU 4th Day, Prayer of St. Francis

Jim Krauss ~ Rector, Fourth Day, Singing Via Dolorosa

Tom Lambert ~ Agape Feast Cha, Asst Chapel Cha, Christian Action

Dan Leahy ~ HC, “Lord I Have Time” reading ?

Mike McLean ~ Table Leader, Changing Our World, “Facing Trials”

Leon Newbanks ~ Dinning Rm Cha, Asst. Closing Cha, Growth Through Study

Sam Parris ~ Audio Visual Cha, Talk Rm Cha, Life in Piety

Walt Peterman ~ Chapel Cha, The Body of Christ

Roger Provost ~ Table Leader, “Who Me”?

Corky Searls ~ Table Leader, "Seeing Clearly" prayer and the Prayer of St. Francis

Don Watkins ~ Table Leader, “What is Truth”?



Prov 27:17
As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.


A Message from the WLD

As the men on the team of E139 prepare to serve the pilgrims God will send our way, we are often reminded on how we men try to go through life alone. This occurs in our work, family, marriage and other aspects of their lives…including our spiritual commitments. We try to scale huge mountains solely on the strength of our own independence.

Well, that just doesn’t work. Men need mentors that they can count on to help guide them, strengthen them and hold them accountable. They need a seasoned guide to help them climb the mountain. Imagine yourself climbing the highest mountain. Now imagine that you are doing this with a seasoned guide, Christ, someone who knows the trails, the climbing path and the danger areas. Now imagine that you are doing this with a group of men who share the same vision for reaching the goal and know that the team work is the key to a successful assent. In this climb one man is linked to another who is climbing above him and this guy is linked to another above him and so on. Picture a climb with 24 members…all linked together. Now, If one should stumble and fall, what happens? The other twenty three climbers on the mountain absorb the weight of the fallen climber and pull their fallen team mate from obvious peril.

But imagine a man climbing alone, with no support system, no guide and no other team mates. Obviously if he makes it to the top alone he will make news and achieve a certain level of fame. It’s not impossible to do it alone. But one wrong move on the mountain could result in disastrous results. He would fall thousands of feet without anyone even hearing his call for help. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says: “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor, for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion; but woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”

The verse I chose to represent the weekend theme is Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so too one man sharpens another”. It has become obvious to me that more and more we see men in our society choosing to go it alone. The men of E139 are meeting to do God’s work as we prepare, not just for the pilgrims God will send to the mountain but also as we prepare and sharpen one another in a spiritual sense so that at the end of the preparations we are honed and refined as Christ resides in us. Then we can go to the mountain top not as 24 individuals but as one team of 24 and allow ourselves to serve the Lord by serving the pilgrims. Praise God.
How Great is Our God!!!

God Bless,
Jim Krauss



Bill Billado ~ Church of the Redeemer, Gaithersburg, MD

Camille Brou ~ Fresh Fire World Wide Ministries, Merrifield, VA

David Burke ~ Clarendon UMC, Arlington, VA

Michael Delapenha ~ Victory's Crossing, Manassas, VA

Dan Dickson ~ Church of the Redeemer, Gaithersburg, MD

David Duda ~ Springfield UMC, Springfield , VA

Dave Dukes ~ Cameron UMC, Alexandria, VA

Jamel Harris

Bob Herbst ~ Annandale UMC, Annandale, VA

Joe Krauss ~ Triangle Baptist Church, Triangle, VA

Fausto Lex ~ Hatcher's Memorial Baptist, Bristow, VA

Gary McCluskey

Henry Miller ~ Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Vienna, VA

Chris Moore ~ Regester Chapel UMC, Stafford, VA

Tony Papp ~ Dumfries UMC, Dumfries, VA

Bill Patterson ~ Prince of Peace UMC, Woodbridge, VA

Jeff Pehl ~ Clarendon UMC, Arlington, VA

Mike Poulos

Gary Sherfey ~ Annandale UMC, Annandale, VA

Bill Stauss ~ Sleepy Hollow UMC, Falls Church, VA

Bob Tallent ~ Regester Chapel UMC, Stafford, VA

Tom Waddle ~ First United Presbyterian, Dale City, VA


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our DDU will be held at First United Presbyterian Church, Dale City (FUPCDC) from 8:30 to 11:30 am on October 27. This will be a great time for seeing friends and a chance to learn more about the Emmaus community and how it is organized. There will be a speaker and, of course, singing and food! Come and hear about how the weekends are prepared and the history of the Emmaus NCA.


Our E000 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, Date at Place. 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 pd, 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!!!