Emmaus NCA E189 ~ Rescued from Ourselves
E189- Meadowkirk Conference Center - May 2 - 5, 2019
Cadre and Team
John Rowe ~ Rector
Justin Basile ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading Reading
Ricardo Cruz ~ Assistant Chapel Cha, Assistant Mananita Cha, Discipleship Talk, Via Delorosa
Dennis Dasalla ~ Assistant Palanca Cha, Joshua 24:14-15 chapel reading Reading
Charlie Duren ~ Table Leader, John 14:1-14 chapel reading Reading
Joe Forrer ~ Assistant Music Director, Chapel Reading Reading
Ken Fritzsche ~ Palanca Cha, Witness for Christ Talk
Tom Geenty ~ Old Buffalo, Lord, I have time Reading, Via Delorosa
Doug Geeting ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk, Four Responses to Christ Reading, Stations of the Cross Director Reading
Dale Gillis Assistant Spiritual Director, Obstacles to Grace Talk, Justifying Grace Talk, Stations of the Cross Narrator Reading
Charley Hays Closing Cha, Assistant Agape Feast Cha, Christian Action Talk
Eric Kleppinger ~ Talk Room Cha, Life in Piety Talk
Daniel Lehmer ~ A/V Cha, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 Chapel Reading Reading
Jim Neighbors ~ Floater Cha, Seeing Clearly chapel reading Reading
Tom Overcasher ~ Mananita Cha, A Time For Everything Reading
Tony Papp ~ Old Buffalo, Floater Cha, Hebrews 10:22-25 chapel reading Reading
Sammy Phillips ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Assistant Palanca Cha, Growth Through Study Talk
Jim Rogers ~ Assistant Closing Cha, Agape Feast Cha, Who Me Reading
John Rowe ~ Rector, Fourth Day Talk, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading
Mark Satterly ~ Table Leader, Priesthood of All Believers Talk, Chapel Reading Reading
Chris Scholz ~ Head Cha, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading
Bob Spring ~ Assistant Head Cha, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk
Tom Starking ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading Reading
Billy Stegall ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Body of Christ Talk
Chris Wiggins ~ Chapel Cha, Changing Our World Talk
J. R. Williams ~ Asst. Rector, Perseverance Talk, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading
Doug Woodley ~ Dining Room Cha, Priority Talk
Milton Zapata ~ Music Director, Ragman Reading
A Message from the "R"
I walked on E-165 in 2013. Michelle and I had not been in the church very long before I got asked to attend an Emmaus weekend. The only reason I accepted was because I thought I was going to get some much needed relaxation at the time. What I got was so much more valuable. More valuable than I deserved. I got love…joy…and real friends. As many of you know, I did not have the best childhood, and I did not know what real, agape love was. Until E-165, that is. On this mountain top, God revealed to me, through the team, that I am loved, that I am forgiven, and that I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Everything that I had been hearing, but not believing. I finally understood that everything wrong that I have done in my past…is in my past, and God forgives me.
When Rich Goad called me to be R, I was shocked. He let me talk for over twenty minutes about my Monday night service, before asking me. I thought he just wanted to hear about the service. However, I was shocked, and very humbled. While Michelle and I were praying and talking about this, the song “rescuer” by Rend Collective came on. This song is about God being our rescuer and how we are free from our sins. It is a song about redemption, and I knew at that moment that God has plans for this weekend.
Many people have told me to soak it all in because it goes by so fast. That is so true. Everyone already has their as-signments and we are getting close to head up to the mountain, to be part of God’s plan to show these pilgrims that they are loved, and forgiven and redeemed. This team of men is so amazing, and I have been truly blessed by each and every one of them. It is so awesome to watch God work through this team and I know that the entire Emmaus, Chrysalis, and Kairos community is surrounding us with prayers. We definitely feel them. It is such a joy.
This was a long way of saying that our theme is all about redemption and forgiveness. It is “Rescued from Ourselves” because we do things that hurt ourselves and God is our rescuer. Our weekend theme song is obviously “Rescuer” by Rend Collective, and the Scripture is Romans 3:23-24. “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
E-189 is working hard and preparing for the pilgrims that are going to be on God’s weekend. We covet all of your prayers and know that we love you all.
Elie Azar ~ Christ Church
Sean Brooks ~ Grace Brethren
Davis Capps ~ Bethlehem UMC. Arcola NC
Mark Costner ~ First Baptist Church
Kevin Davis ~ Central UMC
John Farrell ~ Christ Church
Alan Gharib ~ Christ Church
Josh Hanks ~ Old Bridge UMC/p>
Richard Heselius ~ Good Shepherd UMC
Andrew King ~ Christ UMC
Nick Loburk ~ Old Bridge UMC
Chris Mayers ~ Dumfries UMC
Jeff Nowak ~ Queens of Apostles RC
Brent Pickrell ~ Sydenstricker UMC
Raja Rayaprol ~ Park Valley
Carlos Ruiz ~ Christ Church
Mike Satterly ~ Code 4 Ministries
Mike Stephens ~ Hope Hill
Agustin Torres ~ Christ UMC
Our E189 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, May 11at Christ Church. 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!!!