Emmaus NCA E192 ~ Come to the Table

E192 to be held at Camp Happyland in Richardsville, Virginia (click for directions)

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E192- Camp Happyland - Mar 5 - 8, 2020

Cadre and Team

Cathy Albrecht ~ Agape Feast Cha, Assistant Dining Room Cha, Priority Talk

Bev Barthmaier ~ Assistant Agape Feast Cha, Floater Cha, Chapel Reading

Megan Billingsley ~ Music Director, Who Me Reading

Debbie Boisvert ~ Chapel Cha, Stations of the Cross Narrator

Vickie Carroll ~ Assistant Head Cha, Christian Action Talk

Ashley Clairmont ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Please Hear What I’m Not Saying Reading

Jennifer Clardy Chalmers ~ A/V Cha, Assistant Mananita Cha

Lisa Giamette ~ Table Leader, Seeing Clearly Reading, DDU Fourth Day Talk

Gaylene Guest ~ Rectora, Fourth Day Talk

Vanessa Jones ~ Palanca Cha, Body of Christ Talk

Lindsey Kirkwood ~ Head Cha, A Time for Everything Reading

Kat Lopez ~ Table Leader, Changing Our World Talk, Chapel Reading

Marsha Lunceford ~ Mananita Cha, Assistant Closing Cha, Chapel Reading

Hilda McHugh ~ Assistant Chapel Cha, Chapel Reading

Carol Miller ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Lord I Have Time Reading

Caye Nelson ~ Closing Cha, Assistant Palanca Cha, Discipleship Talk, Ragman Narrator

Denise Parris ~ Old Buffalo, Floater Cha, Stations, Chapel Reading, Fourth Day Ultreya Talk

Nicole Parrish ~ Assistant Music Director, Chapel Reading

Denise Perry ~ Assistant Palanca Cha, Please Hear What I’m Not Saying Reading

Patty Plummer ~ Table Leader, What is Truth Reading, Four Responses Chapel

Carolyn Ritenour ~ Table Leader, Four Responses Chapel, Chapel Reading

Jodene Roark ~ Talk Room Cha, Assistant A/V Cha, Growth Through Study Talk

Linda Saldana ~ Table Leader, Life in Piety Talk, Stations of the Cross Narrator

Jose Saldana ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient, Obstacles to, and Sanctifying Grace Talks

Stephanie Sheridan ~ Table Leader, Facing Trials Reading

Joann Smith ~ Spiritual Director, Justifying and Means of Grace Talks

Ruth Washburg ~ Assistant Rectora, Perseverance Talk

Morgan Wiggins ~ Dining Room Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk


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Daylight Savings Time change occurs between March 7th and March 8th

A Message from the "R"

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20

As I was considering a theme, I was reminded of a poem that was printed on a paper that we discovered on my mother’s bed after she unexpectedly passed in October 2012. I truly think it may have been one of the last things that she read. The poem is called:

“The Invitation”

You are invited to come dine with Me,

From here until eternity,

Believe in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost,

And dine with Jesus as your host.

To live in Heaven eternally,

All you must to do is……R.S.V.P.

This poem gave us as a family much comfort knowing that she was in heaven, dining at a heavenly banquet with Jesus as her host. After all, when you get an invitation like that, you must go!! This poem came full circle when my brother passed away a couple of years ago, also unexpectedly. He led a difficult life and we didn’t really talk much about matters of faith. After his memorial service, a life-long friend in attendance told me that she and my brother accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior when they were 15 years old. He had made his R.S.V.P. when he accepted Jesus into his heart as a teenager. He was most certainly dining at that heavenly banquet with my mother and all that have accepted Him.

It doesn’t matter who we are, it doesn’t matter what we have done, we are all invited to “Come to the Table”, we only need to R.S.V.P.!! Praise God! There is the heavenly table which we are invited to dine for eternity, the Communion Table where we are reminded of the sacrifice Jesus made for us and the table of fellowship where we come together to dine and to serve all who would come to be fed.

I believe that “Come to the Table” says everything about the Emmaus Community. We come from so many different places in our faith walk, different churches and denominations, and backgrounds, yet when we come together, we worship the one true Lord and Savior.

The theme song for E-192 is “The Table” by Chris Tomlin which says: I'm invited to the table of the Lord I'm invited to the table of the Lord He says, "Come just as you are" To His table.

The team of E-192 is excited to serve the pilgrims that God will send our way. I am humbled to have been chosen by the community to lead this wonderful team and look forward to seeing what he has planned. We appreciate your prayers as we prepare to welcome all who will “Come to the Table”.

To God Be The Glory,

Gaylene Guest



Becca Anderson ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

'Kim Anderson ~ Marsh Road Baptist, Woodbridge, VA

Catherine Benavides ~ Christ Church, Fairfax Station, VA

Trish Brewster ~ Truro Episcopal Church, Fairfax, VA

Martha Burrell ~ New Hope, Lorton, VA

Gail Cobb ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Katelyn Collier ~ Clarendon UMC, Arlington, VA

Meagan Doran ~ Christ Church, Fairfax Station, VA

Pam Emert ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Sharon Emory ~ Christ Church, Fairfax Station, VA

Lisa Fortner ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Elizabeth Goolgasian ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Karen Gundel ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Julie Keaney ~ Christ Church, Fairfax Station, VA

Shannon Loburk ~ Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge, VA

Trish Newkirk ~ Greenbrier Church, Chesapeake, VA

Kim Parker ~ Grace Baptist Church, Woodbridge, VA

Laurie Rea ~ Christ Church, Fairfax Station, VA

Rita Renaud ~ Hope Hill, Manassas, VA

Valerie Riege ~ Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna VA

Tracy Stevens ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Karen Valencia ~ Spirit and Life UMC, Montclair, VA

Jocelyn Vincent ~ West Point UMC, West Point, VA

Lois Walker ~ First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City, VA

Lisa White ~ Clarendon UMC, Arlington, VA

Margaret Williams ~ Wesley Chapel UMC, Marshall, VA


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