Emmaus NCA E187 ~ Let Your Light Shine

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E187 - Meadowkirk Retreat Center - November 01-04, 2018

Cadre and Team

Allen McBride Closing Cha,Chapel Reading,Musician Cha

Anthony Hoxworth Agape Feast Cha

Bob Jones Table Leader,Chapel Reading

Daniel Andersen Spiritual Director,Prevenient Grace,Sanctifying Grace,Justifying Grace

Dave Charbonneau Table Leader,Life in Piety,Chapel Reading,Musician Cha

Dave Jones Dining Room Cha,Chapel Reading

Doug Radoye A/V Cha,Priesthood of All Believers

Duaine George Assistant Mananita Cha,Assistant Closing Cha,Chapel Reading,Musician Cha

Eric Teitelman Assistant Music Director,Ultreya Fourth Day,Via Dolorosa

Frank Whalen Palanca Cha,Body of Christ,Ragman

Jeff Hetherington Table Leader,Chapel Reading

Jerry Wills R,Fourth Day,Via Dolorosa

Joe English Table Leader,Discipleship,Chapel Reading

John Klein Assistant Talk Room Cha,Chapel Reading

John Lohr Assistant Palanca Cha,Growth Through Study,Stations of the Cross Director

John Loveland Assistant Dining Room Cha,Chapel Reading

Kurt Bubenhofer Music Director,DDU Fourth Day,Chapel Reading,Via Dolorosa

Michael Finegan Old Buffalo,Floater Cha,Please Hear What I'm not Saying

Michael Peranio Table Leader,Priority,Chapel Reading,Stations of the Cross Narrator

Neal Ailstock Assistant Chapel Cha

Rich Goad Head Cha

Rick Saunders Spiritual Director,Obstacles to Grace,Means of Grace

Ron Taylor Talk Room Cha,Stations of the Cross Narrator

Scott Marth AR,Perseverance

Shane Marth Chapel Cha,Changing Our World

Stu Mentzel Assistant Head Cha,Chapel Reading

Tim Camus Table Leader,Christian Action,Chapel Reading

Tom Ansink Mananita Cha,Chapel Reading


A Message from the "R"

We’re ready!!! What an awesome team of God’s servants we have for E-187 – they will be a blessing to all of the pilgrims. And we know that God is gonna show up and show off!!

The theme of the weekend is Let Your Light Shine.

It has been on my heart for a while after hearing the Francis of Assisi quote "Preach the gospel and, if necessary, use words". We really need to let our light shine for God so that other people can see God IN us.

The weekend verse is Matt. 5:16 - "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.". Jesus has just 'delivered' the Beatitudes and goes on to encourage us to show our love for Him. Leading up to this He says "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

And I love the Message translation... "Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven."

The weekend song Shine by Collective Soul. It's really a secular song but, as with a lot of secular songs, they can be used as a worship song with just a few changes to the lyrics. I believe that the is seeking what we have a Christians – love, peace and…. Oh yeah….. love!! With a slight change to some secular they very easily become Christian songs – as in the case of Shine.

I covet your prayers for the weekend – even if you are not on the prayer wheel – pray for the team and the pilgrims whenever you get a chance.



Ben Hazekamp

Bill Hunt ~ Clarendon UMC

Brian Roebuck, Sr ~ Chapel Springs Assembly of God

Chapin Horton ~ Springfield UMC

Chino Kearney ~ Parkwood Baptist

Geoff Mannix ~ White Chapel UMC

Grant Greffey ~ Sydenstricker UMC

James Lewis ~ Christ UMC

Jay Speakes ~ Woodbine Baptist

Jeff Coratolo ~ Christ UMC

JP Asmen ~ Christ UMC

Ken Brandt ~ Christ UMC

Kevin Phillips ~ Old Bridge UMC

Kevin Scannell ~ Clarendon UMC

Maceo Macon ~ Victory Life Fellowship

Mark Satterly ~ Dumfries UMC

Mike Husfelt ~ The District Church

Mike Parrish ~ Bethlehem Baptist

Morgan ~ Sandoval Christ UMC

Nathan Thompson ~ Hope Hill

Ryan Graybill ~ Christ UMC

Steve Hoogland ~ Christ UMC

Tim Veto ~ Springfield UMC

Travis Towne ~ Christ UMC

Zach Shepard ~ Old Bridge UMC


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E187 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, at . 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!!!


Ailstock, Neal ~ Asst. Chapel Cha, Asst. Agape Cha

Daniel Andersen ~ Spiritual Director, Grace Talks

Tom Ansink ~ Mananita Cha, Reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

Kurt Bubenhofer ~ Music Director, Via Dolorosa, Reading Hebrews 10 :22-25

Tim Camus ~ Table Leader, Christian Action Talk, Reading James 1:2-15

Dave Charbonneau ~ Table Leader, Life in Piety Talk, Facing Trials... Prayer

Joe English ~ Table Leader, Discipleship Talk, Seeing Clearly Prayer

Michael Finegan ~ Old Buffalo, Reading Please Hear What I’m Not Saying

Duaine George ~ Asst. Mananita Cha, Asst. Closing Cha, Prayer of St. Francis Prayer

Rich Goad ~ Head Cha

Jeff Hetherington ~ Table Leader, What is Truth? Prayer, Reading Acts 1:1 – 8

Anthony Hoxworth ~ Agape Feast Cha, DDU Fourth Day Talk

Bob Jones ~ Table Leader, Reading Psalm 62

Dave Jones ~ Dining Rm Cha, A Time for Everything Prayer

John Klein ~ Asst. Talk Room Cha, Witness For Christ Prayer

John Lohr ~ Asst. Palanca Cha, Growth Through Study Talk, Stations Direction/Support

John Loveland ~ Asst. Dining Rm Cha, Reading Joshua 24:14-15

Scott Marth ~ Asst. Rector, Perseverance Talk

Shane Marth ~ Chapel Cha, Changing Our World Talk

Allen McBride ~ Closing Cha, Musician Cha, Reading Who Me?

Stu Mentzel ~ Asst. Head Cha, Reading Lord, I Have Time

Michael Peranio ~ Table Leader, Priority Talk, Reading John 14:1-14, Stations First Voice

Doug Radoye ~ A/V Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk

Rick Saunders ~ Spiritual Director, Grace Talks

Ron Taylor ~ Talk Room Cha, Stations Second Voice

Eric Teitelman ~ Asst. Music Director, Via Dolorosa, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk

Frank Whalen ~ Palanca Cha, Body of Christ Talk, Ragman

Jerry Wills ~ Rector, Fourth Day Talk, Via Dolorosa


Verse: Matthew 5:16 - let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven

You can make a start with palanca - these are the men who have accepted God's invitation to walk - we hope to get some more so watch this space:-

Song: Shine - Collective Soul