Emmaus NCA E146 ~ He Is My Rock

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E146- New Windsor - March 6-8, 2009

Cadre and Team

Annette Barbier ~ Old Buffalo, Floater Cha, Mananita Cha

Maggie Bentley ~ Asst. Chapel Cha, Asst. Closing Cha

Megan Billingsley ~ Asst. Talk Room Cha, DDU 4th Day Talk

Cathy Boga ~ Table Leader, Life in Piety Talk

Sharon Borsari ~ Table Leader

Debbie Eshelman ~ Asst. Palanca Cha, Asst. Mananita Cha, Christian Action Talk

Gloria Esterline ~ Asst. Music Director

Stan Esterline ~ SD, Grace Talks

Kim Forrer ~ Asst. Rectora, Perseverance Talk

Linda Girten ~ Talk Room Cha, Priority Talk

Jenn Glidwell ~ Chapel Cha, Discipleship Talk

Reina Graham ~ Table Leader

Katy Hood ~ Agape Feast Cha, Body of Christ Talk

MaryAnn Krauss ~ Music Director

Mary Lotito ~ Table Leader

Michele McGaffic ~ Palanca Cha, Closing Cha

Dawn Mosteller ~ Head Cha

Laura Newberry ~ Dining Room Cha, Changing our World Talk

Peggy Park ~ Asst. Head Cha

Beth Rand ~ Asst. Agape Feast Cha, Asst. Dining Room Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk

Kathy Skilton ~ Rectora, 4th Day Talk

Eve Thompson ~ Table Leader, Growth Through Study Talk

Gayle Urban ~ Table Leader

Russ Urban ~ SD, Grace Talks


A Message from the "R"

He Is My Rock. That’s not only the theme of E-146 but also a description of my life in Christ these days. I am praying that the team and the pilgrims of E-146 will join me in relying more and more on God.

The weekend scripture is Psalm 62 ~ 5-8

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he alone is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

The phrases that touch me most are, “in God alone” and, “My salvation and my honor depend on God.” My wish is to be increasingly dependent on God and less reliant on myself and the world.

The theme song, Steps Of Faith, is not well known but it too has words that capture my desire. One verse shares, “I can’t use the gifts you’ve given on my own.” And another states, “ I can’t share the words you’ve spoken n my own.” The chorus takes me right to a place of kneeling on the Rock at the foot of the Cross with the lyric, “O, Lord help me to live my life in you.”

E-146 is blessed to be standing on the solid foundation of the long NCAE history of awakening the need for more of Him and less of ourselves. The team is very aware that we are part of a larger community that makes the weekend possible and we feel the prayers and all the other support with gratitude. I am only one of 24 on the team but just read the names of the weekends on which I have served (and, please recall the weekends of your own journey as you read mine) and you will glimpse the way the Lord has directed the path of this one pilgrim. Here is my list ~ Victory In Jesus, Blessed to be a Blessing, Shine Jesus Shine, Worthy of Worship and Praise, How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, Fix Your Eyes on Jesus, Go Light Your World, Whispering Hope and now, He is my Rock.

Like a mosaic, these weekends have taken me deeper into relationship with Him. As I listen to the team, the same growth and changing relationship is revealed in their journeys. We are eager to stand on our Rock and extend once again the invitation to Be LOVED and to BE Love.

DeColores Hugs!

Kathy Skilton



Sharon Bubenhofer – Prince of Peace UMC

Woodbridge, VA Vickie Carroll – Quest Church

Marie Cavanagh – Annandale UMC Annandale, VA

Amanda Cox – Parkwood Baptist Springfield, VA

Liana Cuffman – Arlington UMC Arlington, VA

Jane Dixon – Clarendon UMC Arlington, VA

Martie Dunnett – Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church Ashburn, VA

Edna Fulcher – Dale City Christian Dale City, VA

Keri Geeting - Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA

Faith Gorham – Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Jen Hinkle – Pender UMC Fairfax, VA

Nancy Hummer – Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA

Jennifer Mann – Rising Hope UMC Alexandria, VA

Valerie McCarry – Sydenstricker UMC, Springfield, VA

Debbie McCluskey – Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Ashly Mickey – Holy Family Catholic, Dale City, VA

Gwen Nelson – Springfield UMC Springfield, VA

Tricia O'Hara – Central UMC Arlington, VA

Mindy Parker – Good Shepherd UMC Woodbridge, VA

Stacey Pine – Clarendon UMC Arlington, VA

Karla Pudleiner– Springfield UMC Springfield, VA

Jennifer Shroff– Springfield UMC Springfield, VA

Crystal Stachitas – Calvary Fellowship of Warrenton

Nancy Tucker – Calvary Gospel Church Waldorf, VA

Charlotte Wildey – Beaverdam Baptist Church Beaverdam, VA

Angie Winn – Bethesda 24 Lighthouse Bethesda MD

Marian Wood – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Woodbridge, VA


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E000 DDU will be held 8:30AM - 12:30PM, Saturday, March 21 at Springfield 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 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!!!