Emmaus NCA E149 ~ Let Your Heart Shine

E149 to be held at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD. (click for directions)

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E149 - New Windsor - July 30 - Aug. 2, 2009

Cadre and Team

David Bates ~ Head Cha; Lord I Have Time reading

Toby Castillo ~ Chapel Cha and Assistant Mananita Cha; Life in Piety talk

Jack Christie ~ Floater Cha; Stations of the Cross

Rev. Edwin Clever ~ Spiritual Director

T.J. Cuddy ~ Agape Feast Cha and Assistant Talk Room Cha; Priesthood of all Believers talk

Cody Detwiler ~ Closing Cha and Assistant Palanca Cha; A Time for Everything reading

Rev. James Earley ~ Spiritual Director

Sean Finegan ~ Talk Room & AV Cha; Stations of the Cross; Chapel readings

Mark Gibson ~ Rector; Fourth Day talk

Jim Graham ~ Mananita Cha and Assistant Chapel Cha; Body of Christ talk

Steve Hansen ~ Floater Cha; Chapel reading

Bob Herbst ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha and Assistant Agape Cha; Priority talk

Robert Jones ~ Dining Room Cha; 4th Day talk DDU; Please Hear What I'm Not Saying reading

Dean Lay ~ Table Leader; Christian Action talk; Chapel reading

Bob Martin ~ Palanca Cha, Assistant Closing Cha; Chapel reading

Nate Michael ~ Talk Room Cha; Growth Through Study talk

Glen Phillips ~ Assistant Music Director; Chapel reading

Brian Rand ~ Table Leader; Changing our World talk; Chapel reading

Tom Richbourg ~ Assistant Rector; Perseverance talk; Chapel reading

Bill Root ~ Assistant Head Cha; Stations of the Cross; Prayer of St. Francis reading

Steve Russ ~ Table Leader; Chapel reading

Glade Sexton ~ Table Leader; Chapel reading

Mick Shaw ~ Music Director; Who Me? Reading

Tim Thomas ~ Table Leader; Discipleship talk; Chapel reading


A Message from the "R"

The team of E149, “Let Your Heart Shine”, is polishing their lights in preparation for an awe-inspiring weekend. E149 will be up on the mountain July 30 to Aug 2. Teaming is a joy. The community is remarkable. We are going to let our hearts shine with the pilgrims. We hope to inspire new ways for everyone to shine.

The weekend theme comes from Matt 5:6, “in the same way, let your heart shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Many of us are silent witnesses, seen by others by the way God’s light shines from us. Recently a speaker shared this story…

There was a time in this company when the employees recognized the need for prayer. They turned to him, that “Christian guy,” and asked him to pray. He shared God’s light with all who heard him pray. You never know when God will call you to shine.

We are instructed to go out and spread the good news, be disciples. What better way then to be a beacon for God. Silently or brightly, you have been charged to represent Jesus. Let your heart shine!

Burning bright, Mark Gibson


Jerry Beyer ~ Annandale UMC

Roland Castillo ~ New Hope Church

Rennie Chan ~ Christ UMC

Bob Copeland ~ First Baptist Church

Jim Cromwell ~ Annandale UMC

Bob Dumont ~ Christ UMC

Curtis Hartless ~ Lake Anna Community Fellowship

Roger Hildeen ~ Springfield UMC

Aaron Hobcroft ~ Calvary Chapel

Bryan Johnson ~ First Baptist Church

Tim Melton ~ Prince of Peace

Todd Mitchell ~ Annandale UMC

Saro Nkesi ~ Annandale UMC

Yaw Oduro-Brefo ~ Bush Hill Presbyterian Church

Nick Owens ~ Geneva Presbyterian

Mark Pearson ~ Annandale UMC

Edouard Quansah ~ Annandale UMC

Larry Wilber ~ Cornerstone Chapel

Matt Wlezien ~ Old Bridge UMC


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E149 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, at Old Bridge UMC, 3966 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Come at 8am for fellowship, followed by 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!!!