Emmaus NCA E178 ~ Anything is Possible With the Lord

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E178- Meadowkirk Retreat Center - Oct. 6 - 9, 2016

Cadre and Team

Bev Barthmaier ~ Rectora, Fourth Day Talk

Vickie Carroll ~ Asst. Rectora, Perseverance Talk, Prayer of St. Francis Reading

Tammy Crouch ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk

Keri Finegan ~ Assistant Head Cha

Doug Geeting ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk

Nancy Geeting ~ Head Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Karen Gentile ~ Mananita Cha, Assistant Agape Cha, Chapel Reading

Gaylene Guest ~ Palanca Cha, Body of Christ Talk, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading, Chapel Reading

Jess Hewlett ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Glenda Lambert ~ Agape Cha, Christian Action Talk, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading

Marsha Lunceford ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Closing Cha, Chapel Reading

Cookie Miller ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Assistant Closing Cha, Lord, I have time Reading

Dawn Mosteller ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Jeff Pehl ~ Assistant Spiritual Director, Obstacles to Grace Talk, Justifying Grace Talk, Stations of the Cross Reading

Marty (Martha) Petrizza ~ Music Director, Via Delorosa

Patty Plummer ~ Assistant Music Director

Carolyn Ritenour ~ Chapel Cha, Chapel Reading

Jodene Roark ~ Table Leader, DDU Fourth Day Talk, Chapel Reading

Michelle Seay ~ Assistant Manunita Cha, Audio Visual Cha, Changing Our World Talk, Who Me Reading

Leanne Siedlarz ~ Talk Room Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading

Cathy Smith ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Shari Spring ~ Assistant Palanca Cha, Discipleship Talk, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading

Barbara Swingle ~ Dining Room Cha, Growth Through Study Talk

Ruth Washburg ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Susan Young ~ Old Buffalo, Assistant Chapel Cha, Priority Talk, Stations of the Cross Reading


I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

A Message from the "R"

Anything is Possible with the Lord.

As I began to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide me in preparing for this weekend, I was drawn to Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" for the weekend verse by a bracelet given to me by my sister, Diane. The small silver bracelet features a small dangling cross and the inscription, “Anything is Possible”. Balancing family, work, school, children's activities, and all the demands of this world can seem so daunting. Yet this scripture reminds us that we can do all things if we believe in the Love, Hope, and the Promise of God's strength in us.

Our weekend song is Thrive by Casting Crowns. God wants us to not just survive but to Thrive; with Joy unspeakable, Faith unsinkable, Love unstoppable - Anything is Possible.

Teaming is well underway. Assignments have been made as we prepare our hearts to serve 30 women who will come to the mountain. God has chosen these women from different places in their faith journey. Some will be spiritually renewed, some will see unconditional love for the first time, and some may see Jesus in the women that serve them. All of them will truly know that Anything is Possible with the Lord.

Please pray for the team, the pilgrims, and for God's blessing upon E-178.


Tammy Block ~ Mount Ararat Baptist Church Stafford, VA

CJ Brown ~ Prince of Peace UMC Manassas, VA

Sharon Capra ~ Grace Church of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg, VA

Ellie Casterline ~ Orlean UMC Orlean, VA

Ashley Clairmont ~ Park Valley Haymarket, VA

Mayra Drayer ~ First United Presbyterian Dale City, VA

Jane Edwards ~ Church of Severn Run Severn, MD

Margaret Flores ~ All Saints Catholic Manassas, VA

Barbara Glaser ~ Submission Ministries Fellowship Haymarket, VA

Nancy Gorham ~ Above and Beyond Ministries Fredericksburg, VA

Lynne Hershey

Cheryl Heywood ~ Prince of Peace UMC Manassas, VA

Cyndi Jones ~ Annandale UMC Annandale, VA

Christine Joseph ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Cindy Krass ~ Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA

Teresa Labbe ~ Traveler’s Rest Baptist Snell VA

Monica Lehmer ~ Park Valley Haymarket, VA

Kathy Matthews ~ Hope United Church of Christ Allentown, PA

Susan Meyerson ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Lori Neckel ~ Park Valley Haymarket, VA

Caye Nelson ~ Orlean UMC Orlean, VA

Erin Prendergast ~ Old Bridge UMC, VA

Charu Ramarao ~ Grace Community Church Arlington, VA

Maria Teresa Ramserran ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Alex Rouse

Bethany Shoop ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Sowmya Subramanian ~ Pender UMC Fairfax, VA

Sheila Templeton ~ Bethel UMC Warrenton, VA

Aliecia Whalen ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA



* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E178 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, October 15 at Saint Paul UMC, 1400 G Street, Woodbridge, VA. 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!!!