Emmaus NCA E171 ~ Glorious Day

E171 to be held at the 4H Service Center in Front Royal. Virginia (click for directions)

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E171- NoVa 4H Center - Nov. 13-16, 2014

Cadre and Team

Bob Albrecht ~ Table Leader, Growth Through Study Talk, Chapel Reading

Steve Fisher ~ Table Leader, Body of Christ Talk, Chapel Reading

Dale Gillis ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Al Barbier ~ Chapel Cha, “The Ragman Story”

Steve Graham ~ Mananita Cha, Assistant Agape Cha, Chapel Reading

Jon Guest ~ Assistant Head Cha, Chapel Reading

Steve Hansen ~ Closing Cha, Asst Palanca Cha, Chapel Reading, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk

Bruce Hook ~ Table Leader, Changing Our World Talk, Chapel Reading

Wayne Hottle ~ Table Leader, Chapel Readings

Dave Hunter ~ Assistant Spiritual Director, Justifying Grace Talk, Obstacles to Grace Talk

Jim Krauss ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Gary McCluskey ~ Spiritual Director, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk, Prevenient Grace Talk

Mike Mclean ~ Assistant Rector, Perseverance Talk

Jim Morris ~ Talk Room Cha, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading, Chapel Reading

Sam Parris ~ Rector, Fourth Day Talk

Roger Provost ~ Agape Cha, Assistant Closing Cha, Discipleship Talk

John Rowe ~ Palanca Cha, Assistant Mananita Cha, Christian Action Talk

Chris Scholz ~ Dining Room Cha, Assistant Chapel Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Tom Sturgis ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Priority Talk, Chapel Reading

Jeff Tidd ~ Old Buffalo, Floater Cha, "Who Me?" Reading

Jerry Wills ~ Assistant Music Director, Stations of the Cross, DDU Fourth Day Talk

Phil Wisner ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk

Bill Zachman ~ Head Cha, Chapel Reading

Milton Zapata ~ Music Director, Stations of the Cross


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E171 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, November 22, at First United Presbyterian Church in Dale City. 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.


A Message from the "R"

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans: 15:13

What a blessing and an awesome responsibility to lead such a godly group of men to the mountain. My weekend (E-127) was one filled with the LOVE & JOY of Jesus Christ – and for some reason I just want to keep “passing it on”. Sound familiar?

My weekend reminded me of the ultimate price that God paid for me (and you); His unconditional LOVE that came down – “Living he loved me; dying He saved me; Buried he carried my sins far way; Rising, He justified freely forever; One day He’s coming – oh Glorious day!” God no longer wanted me to feel the burdens and heavy baggage that weighed me down. He provided everything I needed – the cross – the strongest sign of LOVE and HOPE. It was at the foot of the cross that I found PEACE and a new JOY to better serve HIM. And I don’t have to do that alone! He has given me His Holy Spirit and a community of FAITH – the Body of Christ. There is HOPE – because God’s LOVE has been poured out into our hearts. And there is HOPE in a future that is more GLORIOUS than we could imagine; a day when all will be set “right” – no more pain – no more suffering. And we have the blessing to be a part of HIS Glorious plan.

God has brought this team of E171 to serve as His hands and feet. The theme for our weekend is “Glorious Day” and our theme song is: Glorious Day (Casting Crowns) that comes from a hymn written in 1909 by Presbyterian evangelist Rev. John Wilbur Chapman.

I have been blessed to be a part of this Emmaus, KAIROS and Chrysalis community for almost 10 years. My eyes have been opened in new and wonderful ways to serve our amazing God. My brothers and sisters have been with me side by side through the Joys and Trials over this past decade – we don’t have to do this alone. I am thankful for the support from so many people from this community that have encouraged me, supported me and made me a better person to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

My prayer for this entire community, the team of E171 and the Pilgrims that meet us on the mountain is my scripture for this weekend: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans: 15:13

DeColores! Sam Parris E-127


J'Juan Bailey ~ St. Catherine Spiritual Church Gaithersburg, MD

Mike Bansal ~ Good Shepherd UMC Woodbridge, VA

Rick Bockes ~ First United Presbyterian Dale City, VA

Mike Bruhn ~ Immanuel Bible Church Fairfax, VA

Eddie Coffelt ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren Woodstock, VA

Fred Eichorn ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Rich Goad ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

John Huges ~ First United Presbyterian Dale City, VA

Gard Johnson ~ Rising Hope UMC Alexandria, VA

Douglas Kern ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren Woodstock, VA

John Klein ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Rusty Linares ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

John Lohr ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA

Favio Lopez ~ Ft. Belvoir Catholic Church Fort Belvoir, VA

Joseph Lopez ~ 15th Street Presbyterian Washington, DC

Greg Post ~ Grace Filipino Church Woodbridge, VA

Steve Ranson ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren Woodstock, VA

Gary Schopmeyer Jr ~ Park Valley Haymarket, VA

Jack Shifflett ~ Langley Baptist Church Hampton, VA

Ryan Thomas ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren Woodstock, VA

Crain Thomson II ~ Rising Hope UMC Alexandria, VA

Lew Thorp ~ Christ The Redeemer Catholic Sterling, VA

Aaron Vance ~ Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren Woodstock, VA



Remember, you must attend a DDU before sponsoring friends or joining a Team.

Christ is Counting on You ~ See you there!!!