Emmaus NCA E188 ~ YES Jesus Loves Me

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E188 - Meadowkirk Retreat Center - March 21 - 24, 2019

Cadre and Team

Megan Billingsley ~ Asst. Rectora, Perseverance Talk

CJ Brown ~ Assistant Palanca Cha, Discipleship Talk

Vickie Carroll ~ Old Buffalo, Who Me Reading

Jennifer ClardyChalmers ~ Closing Cha, A/V Cha, Changing Our World Talk

Gail Dietze ~ Spiritual Director, Obstacles to Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Justifying Grace Talk

Debbie English ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Christian Action Talk

Gloria Esterline ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Stations of the Cross Reading

Stan Esterline ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk

Sheri Goad ~ Asst. Head Cha

Gaylene Guest ~ Head Cha

Lindsey Kirkwood ~ Asst. Music Director

Terri Labbe ~ Table Leader, Growth Through Study Talk, "Seeing Clearly" chapel reading Reading

Laura Lewis ~ Music Director, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading

Debbie McCluskey ~ Rectora, Fourth Day Talk

Kathy McCray ~ Mananita Cha, Assistant Closing Cha, Joshua 24:14-15 chapel reading Reading

Jane-Ellen Monson ~ Assistant Chapel Cha, Lord, I have time Reading

Nicole Mosher ~ Table Leader, Body of Christ Talk, Trials Talk

Dawn Mosteller ~ Floater Cha

Laura Newberry ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Agape Feast Cha, Chapel Reading Reading

Tonia Parker ~ Table Leader, DDU Fourth Day Talk, Chapel Reading Reading

Dee Dee Phillips ~ Table Leader, John 14:1-14 chapel reading Reading, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk

Erin Prendergast ~ A/V Cha, A Time For Everything Reading

Jodene Roark ~ Dining Room Cha, Assistant Agape Feast Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Cathy Smith ~ Chapel Cha, Stations of the Cross Reading

Gail Stegall ~ Assistant Mananita Cha, Assistant Palanca Cha, Chapel Reading Reading

Beth Taylor ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading Reading

Ruth Washburg ~ Talk Room Cha, Priority Talk

Shannon Winter ~ Palanca Cha, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 Chapel Reading Reading


A Message from the "R"

When I received the call from Rich Goad last March to tell me that I had been selected as a Rectora for 2019 I was excited, humbled but also scared. Over the years since I walked in 2009, I had often talked with Gary about the possibility of being an R. He always knew I would get the call and said I would be great. I was always the skeptical one but knew with Godís guidance, Gary by my side, and a great team it would all work out for good. I told Rich I needed a few days because I needed to pray and ask two very important people for their help on this journey. Both my daughters said YES and were very excited for me. I knew in my heart that Lisa would be unable to be on the team but she would do what ever I needed. Megan stepped up and agreed to be my AR which sealed the deal for me. Gary would be there in spirit so how could I not say yes?

So here I am getting ready to head to the mountain in March. I have an amazing team, fearful prayer warriors on the outside, and 30 pilgrims who have already said yes. Our theme is a simple one; it takes us right back to our childhood, to that perfect faith in Jesus, the father. YES Jesus Loves Me. Itís so simple yet so powerful. That pure love of a parent for his child, the love of Papa God for each of us. Our verse is Zephaniah 3:17 that reminds us that God takes great delight in each of us; that He calms us with His love and rejoices over us with song. How cool is that? When it came time to choose a theme song, there were several that would fit well but one kept coming to the surface. Micah Tylerís ďNever Been a MomentĒ reminds me that there never has been a single moment where He hasnít been with me, where He hasnít held me together when my world was crashing around me, and He has never let go. When I look back there are so many instances since April of 2016 where He has shown up to hold me, stand in the gap for me, and comforted me like a loving parent.

E 188 is busy at work preparing for our pilgrims who will be arriving on March 21. Please join us in prayer that all will know without a doubt that they are loved by Jesus and that all the plans He has for the weekend will be accomplished.



Pat Charbonneau ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Doris Clifton ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Cheryl Deans ~ Christ Chapel Assembly of God

Trish Griffin ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Tracy Kearney ~ Parkwood Baptist Annandale, VA

Cathy Kimmel ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Patty Lober ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Ruth Neff ~ White Chapel UMC Fort Valley, VA

Brianna Ornstein ~ Sydenstricker UMC Springfield, VA

Deb Perry ~ Horizons Church Stafford, VA

Emily Phillips ~ Vintage Church Harker Heights, TX

Sara Rayaprol ~ Park Valley Haymarket, VA

Heather Roberson ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Sheila Shaw ~ The Life Woodbridge, VA

Ronda Shonts ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Terri Swetnam ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Judy Thomson ~ Centreville Presbyterian Centreville, VA

Ayla Torres ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Jennifer Tonkin ~ Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Catlett, VA

Hailley Towne ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Renu Varkey-Maslovich ~ First Presbyterian Church Alma, MI

Diane Whitaker ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Barbara Wright ~ Victory Christian Ministries Intl Woodbr.

Linda Wyman ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Olivia Zeigler ~ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Stephens City, VA


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E188 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!!!


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