Emmaus NCA E190 ~ Our God is GREATER

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E190- Meadowkirk Conference Center - Sept. 26 - 29, 2019

Cadre and Team

Cindy Bireley ~ Asst. Talk Room Cha, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk, Hebrews 10:22-25

Kelly Boden ~ Dining Room Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk

Mallory Cave ~ Music Director, Growth Through Study Talk, Via Dolorosa

Carroll Cobb ~ Rectora, Fourth Day Talk

Richard Cobb ~ Spiritual Director, Previenent Grace, Means of Grace, Sanctifying Grace Talks

Lori Darden ~ Asst. Dining Room Cha, Mananita Cha, Witness for Christ Reading

Nancy Geeting ~ Table Leader, James 1:2-15 Reading

Sam Gero ~ Table Leader, John 14:1-14 Reading, Christian Action Talk

Dale Gillis ~ Spiritual Director , Justifying Grace, Means of Grace, Obstacles to Grace Talks

Cyndi Jones ~ Asst. Palanca Cha, Asst, Mananita Cha, Acts 1:1-8 Reading

Glenda Lambert ~ Old Buffalo, Agape Feast Cha, Table Leader, Changing Our World Talk, Ecclesiaties 3:1-15 Reading

Monica Lehmer ~ Palance Cha, Body of Christ Talk

Janet Matthews ~ Closing Cha, Asst. Palanca Cha, Stations of the Cross First Voice

Lindsey Matthews ~ Asst. A/V Cha, Asst. Agape Feast Cha

Sue Myers ~ Talk Room Cha, Stations of the Cross Second Voice

Carolyn Ocel ~ Table Leader, Facing Trials Reading

Nancy Paine ~ Table Leader, Seeing Clearly Reading, Discipleship Talk

Marty Petrizza ~ Floater Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Michelle Rowe ~ Asst. Head Cha, Who, Me? Reading

Leanne Seidlarz ~ Chapel Cha, Priority Talk

Shari Spring ~ Asst. Rectora, Perseverence Talk, To Have Beem the Cup Reading

Pam Thomas ~ Prayer Warrior

Aida Toledo ~ Asst. Talk Room Cha, Asst. Closing Cha, Joshua 24:14-15 Reading

Susan Verghese ~ A-V Cha, Pleae Hear What I'm Not Saying Reading

Lori Vige ~ Table Leader, Psalm 62 Reading

Stephanie Williams ~ Head Cha, Lord, I Have Time Reading, DDU Talk

Kathy Woodley ~ Asst. Chapel Cha, Emmaus Road Reading, Luke 24:13-35

Desiree Wunderlin ~ Asst. Music Director, A Time for Everything Reading, Via Dolorosa


"The one who is in you is GREATER than the one who is in the world.” I John 4:4

Our theme song is Gretaer by Mercy Me

Message from the "R"

When I was asked to be a Rectora (“R”) in 2019, it was humbling, exciting, amazing, terrifying, wonderful, and worrisome – my emotions were all over the place. You see, I am one of the few people, probably one hundredth of one percent, who didn’t have the “Emmaus Experience” on her Emmaus weekend (E-78, more than 21 years ago). And it took everything within me to overcome my fear to actually serve on an Emmaus team. But I did, and throughout my teaming experiences, I have found wonderful Spirit-filled women (and men who have served as Spiritual Directors) who turned Emmaus into an amazing blessing rather than an intense disappointment.

So, here I am, the R for E-190, something that I never thought would happen. The theme of E-190 is “Our God is Greater” with our Scripture verse being I John 4:4: “He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.” And keeping with the “He is Greater” theme, we are using “Greater” by MercyMe as our theme song (makes the weekend easy to remember – plus it has a good beat and you can dance to it).

In thinking about what I wanted to do for E-190, it made me think about the people in my life and how I celebrate who they are and what they mean to me. I have a thing that I do where I pray for people during the month of their birthdays. I have a calendar that I use to track their special days, and when those days roll around, I am praying for them, specifically praying for them, during that special time. And one of the things that everyone has in common is that we are all dealing with “stuff”. Some of us are dealing with health issues, and some of us are dealing with financial issues. Some of us have family issues – caring for elderly parents or dealing with children who have problems with which they are struggling. Some of us have job issues (that would be me), and some of us even have church issues (sometimes Christian people can be very Un-Christian). So even though I may be praying about something different for each person, the one thing that we all have in common is that we all have something that wears us down, hurts our hearts, brings us low, many times causing us to struggle to keep the faith. Those are the things I get asked to pray for the most. As a result, on E-190, the message that I want to send, that I want the pilgrims (and team) of E-190 to remember, that I want you to remember is that no matter what Satan throws at you, no matter what you are facing in this life, “Our God is Greater” than anything. ANYTHING.

One of the lines in “Greater” reads “Bring your doubts and bring your fears. Bring your hurt and bring your tears. There’ll be no condemnation here. You are holy, righteous and redeemed.” Yes, we will go through the difficult times in this life. There will be days where we struggle to get through them. But Jesus is there, walking that road with us – loving us, strengthening us, encouraging us, and telling us that we are ok and that He loves us just the way God created us to be – despite those voices that tell us otherwise. Whatever my thing is – whatever your thing is. Our God is Greater. Woo Hoo!

De Colores, Carroll Cobb Special



Alicia Alston ~ Hope Hill Manassas, VA

Sarah Alt ~ Christ UMC Fairfax, VA

Lorie Atwood ~ Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA

Heidi Ball ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Sheila Bremy ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Katie Chapin ~ Pender UMC Fairfax, VA

Deborah Chusmir ~ Aldersgate UMC Alexandria, VA

Dominique Costello ~ Montclair Tabernacle Church of God Dumfries, VA

Kimberly Costner ~ Cherrydale Baptist Arlington, VA

Blanquy De La Cruz ~ Christ UMC Fairfax, VA

Pamela Dennis ~ Hope Hill Manassas, VA

Kim Flora ~ Rocky Mount Baptist Church Rocky Mount, VA

Ronda Gilbert ~ Pender UMC Fairfax, VA

Regina Groff ~ Faith Ministries Woodbridge, VA

Kelly Gull ~ St Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church Falls Church, VA

Jane Harris ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Lin Iskrzak

Kymberly Joseph ~ Christ UMC Fairfax, VA

Sue Kane ~ Aldersgate, UMC. Alexandria, VA

Bambi Maurer ~ Authentic Church New Philadelphia, OH

Donna Ogonowski ~ First Baptist Church Woodbridge, VA

Ellen O'Ryon ~ Fairfax Community Church Fairfax, VA

Cindy Prohaska ~ Christ UMC Fairfax, VA

Marie Reed ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Fairfax, VA

Sharon Reed ~ Sacred Heart Catholic Manassas, VA

Amy Ritchie ~ Uhrichsville Moravian Uhrichsville, OH

Elsa Sanchez ~ Christ UMC Fairfax, VA

Evelyn Stephenson ~ Above and Beyond Ministries Fredericksburg, VA

Jamie Teel ~ Christ UMC Fairfax, VA


Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E000 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, Date at Place. 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!!!