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The newsletter of the National Capital Area (NCA) Emmaus for the glory of God Fourth Day Journal Vol. XXII No. 5 May 2004 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ From the Emmaus Lay Director . . . In both stories, I‟m glad those folks didn‟t give up. You see, Mary and Mary Magdalene “Church Mice!” were the first witnesses to the Glory of our Risen DE COLORES! Well, that‟s the way the Lord! They were faithful in their service. And April Gathering at Springfield UMC started out. those folks on Friday night were just as responsi- What a wonderful worship and fellowship time I ble for bringing about that same experience of had. And from the emails and comments I‟ve had witnessing the Glory of Jesus! It was in the songs since, I believe everyone there felt the Holy Spirit we sang, the music we heard and saw (yes, what and experienced a rekindling of the fire you expe- an awesome gift Sara shared with us), the Fourth rience on your weekend. Day Talk and worship of our God. Several events came together this week as All this came together in the short two I was pondering what I would write about this hours we had because a lot of “Church Mice” with month. Friday night‟s Gathering, which always servant‟s hearts love the Lord and want nothing inspires me, my devotion from the morning be- more than to serve. The Theme of the Board this fore, and the phone calls and emails about the Ga- year is taken from Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord thering, all came together this morning during my builds the house, it‟s workers labor in vain.” quiet time. Likewise, the companion verse is taken from Co- As it happened, I arrived at the Church on lossians chapter 3, verse 17, “And whatever you Friday night about 6:45, (early at least for me) only do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name to find a whole group of folks already working hard of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father to get the place ready for the evenings activities---all through him.” Truly, the Body of Christ is at going about their tasks without any fanfare. The work in our Community, and I pray you are in- Communion elements were in place, offertory plates spired and challenged to Christian action in your positioned, the Prayer List posted for concerns, local church, your homes and places of work. sound systems being checked, overhead projector That is what we are about, as we become active and refreshments set up. Folks you probably don‟t disciples of Jesus Christ in our world through our even know were carrying all this out. At best, you local churches. DeColores, may know them, but you probably don‟t realize who was doing the tasks. I remember hearing my In His Grace, Grandmother talk about the “Church Mice” and how Jerry Taylor they always kept everything running smooth. They Community Lay Director were hardly ever seen. In fact, when any light is shinned on them, they tend to scamper away. New Journal Editor Tie this example with the story of Mary Starting with the June edition of the Fourth and Mary Magdalene and the tasks they were on Day Journal, Jon Holstine will be taking over as their way to do on that first Easter Morning. Je- editor. Jon is new to our community, having just sus‟ body had to be prepared for burial. No one walked on E-114. He is a member of Cameron else had chosen to perform the task. What if they UMC in Alexandria. His email address is had decided that there was no use? What if they Jon.Holstine@cox.net. His phone number and ad- had given up? What if they felt they were the only dress are on the last page of this Journal. ones who did anything? Have you felt that way? From the Board Spiritual Director Engaged Encounter Weekend Scheduled ENGAGED COUPLES - START YOUR ―But Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with MARRIAGE OFF RIGHT - attend an Engaged them when Jesus came.‖ John 20:24 Encounter weekend, May 28 to 30, 2004, at Camp Overlook, near Harrisonburg, Virginia. Engaged Maybe it was because there was finally some good weather after a long, cold rainy spell. Maybe it Encounter is a weekend away from your daily ac- was because work had been hectic and it was time to tivities so you can plan your future together. kick back and relax. Maybe it was time to get the boat Strengthen your relationship with God, learn posi- out or dust off the fishing gear. Whatever the reason, tive communication skills, and increase your the disciple Thomas was not with the others when Je- awareness of your partner‟s feelings and needs sus “breathed on them and said to them, „Receive the through Engaged Encounter. The total cost of the Holy Spirit‟.” If he had any idea of what he was miss- weekend is $250.00 with a $25.00 discount for ing, Thomas would have been there. registration by the deadline of April 30, 2004. Why is it that we tend to separate ourselves For more information and a registration from the faith community that is so often the very form, visit the local Engaged Encounter website at source of experiencing the presence of the Risen Chr- www.erols.com/themeans/ee or contact Duff & ist? I was reminded of this at our last Ultreya. There was no doubt about it; the living Lord came to our Polly Means at (703) 860-1506, email: the- April Ultreya! The music was great, the fellowship email@example.com. warm, the prayers were powerful, sharing in commu- nion was awesome and Tom Rogers gave a Spirit-filled Tapestry in Faith—A Fourthday Celebration witness of how God had been preparing him through Tapestry IV, has been rescheduled for Sat., August the Emmaus community to deal with his serious ill- 21. Our original date conflicted with the NCA ness. Chrysalis candlelight. I know NCA will be in the One thing that was clear from Tom‟s message middle of a Women's weekend on the 21st, and was the power of meeting in small groups. By meeting perhaps we can encourage a huge turnout for together weekly, praying and sharing with one another, Mañanita during our service Saturday evening. Tom‟s small group was a powerful blessing in his life. Brian Lewis, coordinator Tapestry in Faith How appropriate that Board Member Suzie Beeson announced a major initiative to encourage us to be in reunion groups. I know that the small group that I Service of Worship and Praise have met with weekly during this past school year has You are invited… been a powerful way for me to “receive the Holy Spi- rit.” Check out our website to get hooked up with a reunion group. You will be blessed! Messiah United Methodist Church Saturday 5:30 PM DeColores, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 Pastor Dan Horner Board Spiritual Director “Reaching out to people with the relevancy of the gospel to today’s world through an energetic service of worship and praise.” Gifts Cards Books Bibles Jewelry Music Palanca T-shirts If we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you. (703) 242-9145 108-110 Church Street NE Vienna, VA Page 2 Fourth Day Journal May 2004 May Chrysalis Corner Yes, brothers and sisters...the "Jeremiahs" are out there and they need OUR support. Let's look at This month I am blessed to introduce you to what's coming up: another member of the Chrysalis Board. This month's Team selection is almost complete for C-57 and submission comes from Bryan Buckles. Bryan was the team meetings start soon. Occurring July 8-11 at born in Louisiana in 1961. Raised a United Methodist, Mar Lu Ridge Conference Center, C-57 will be one he accepted Christ at the age of 14. After a detour truly awesome and God-filled Young Adult weekend. from the cross of Christ in his late teens, twenties and Cadre and team selection are well underway for C-58, early thirties, he was renewed in his faith through the also to be held at Mar Lu Ridge Conference Center. Walk to Emmaus in 1996. The dates for C-58 are August 12-15. Bryan walked on NCA E-69 in May of that Our awesome God also has terrific plans for year and sat at the table of Hope. Since that time he this, His High School weekend. And, as always, the has teamed several times, been blessed to become a NCA Chrysalis community needs support from all of heavily involved layman in two Untied Methodist con- us in finding and sponsoring caterpillars for both of gregations, and, as of last summer, has been licensed as these weekends. Remember, a Young Adult caterpillar a local Pastor in the Virginia Annual Conference of the needs to be a high school graduate and be no older than United Methodist Church. A retired U. S. Marine, 25 at the time of their walk. A High School caterpillar Bryan currently serves as the Associate Pastor at Dum- must be 15 and a rising sophomore. Please prayerfully fries United Methodist Church in Dumfries, Virginia. consider sponsoring one of God's caterpillars as He He also works as a government contractor and attends turns them into His butterflies in the blessed way in seminary part time. Bryan has a beautiful 14-year-old which only He can! named Hannah who lives in Michigan. Other ways you can help? I'm glad you asked! We all can and should pray, sign the prayer wheel, Jeremiah 1: 7-8 "But the Lord said to me, 'Do not say, 'I write agape, provide weekend snacks, and attend can- am only a boy; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, dlelight and (if possible) closing. And - most impor- and you shall speak whatever I command you. Do not be tant - let's all evangelize about this wonderful ministry afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you', says the in our churches. The Chrysalis outreach team was Lord." blessed to have six youth from Dumfries UMC and Jeremiah. A young man. A teenager, in fact. Grace Baptist witness to a huge crowd of youth at Fair- Called by God. Anointed by God for His own very lington UMC in Alexandria on Palm Sunday. They special purposes. Jeremiah. A teenager CALLED BY had loads of questions and took several applications. GOD and told by God to NOT doubt himself because And we'll be looking for our Fairlington broth- of his youth. Jeremiah needed to be reminded by God ers and sisters on the mountain! what we all need to be reminded of when we find our- NCA Chrysalis will have new NCA Emmaus selves in the midst of self-doubt, apprehension and un- directories on sale at the May Ultreya. This will in- certainty. God tells all of us, just as He told the tee- clude names and addresses for both of our communi- nage prophet Jeremiah, "I am with you - don't doubt ties. Please come prepared to help us with this latest yourself." fundraiser. Another really great way to support Chrysa- I have been blessed to work with NCA Chrysa- lis is to register your grocery, credit, and debit cards on lis since the Spring of 2001. Since that time I have e-Scrip. All you have to do is head on over to always been indescribably blessed and amazed at the www.escrip.com and register!! We thank all of you "Jeremiahs" I see - boys AND girls - go up to the that have already helped out by registering. mountain and come down again refocused, energized Remember, God is calling and equipping and equipped by the same awesome God who refo- young "Jeremiahs" all the time. Let's remain receptive cused, energized and equipped Jeremiah all those years to His guidance and join the effort! And speaking of ago. time...God is good! All the time! I have met folks in their mid-thirties who walked on C-1 and who currently serve as youth coun- Fly With Christ! selors. I have seen teenagers with seemingly insur- mountable challenges give it all up to the Lord and go Bryan Buckles back to their home churches ready to "turn the place NCA Chrysalis Board of Directors upside down." And I have seen adult Chrysalis team members draw tremendous inspiration and renewal from the leadership and devotion of these same young people. Fourth Day Journal May 2004 Page 3 Emmaus Board Members Emmaus Support Staff Term Expiring January 2005 Board Secretary Denise Bates SD 703-815-8098 RevDPBates@aol.com Trudy Shearin 703-876-0922 firstname.lastname@example.org Garey Eakes 703-892-8634 email@example.com Treasurer Jim Leamon 703-978-3220 James.firstname.lastname@example.org Sandy Theiss 703-455-0375 --- Regina Segnari 703-670-3145 TheSegnaris@GTCInternet.com Newsletter Editor Jerry Taylor LD 703-644-9480 JATaylor@Cox.Net Jon Holstine 703-329-7019 Jon.email@example.com Susan Young 703-491-5460 firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter Mailing Term Expiring January 2006 Garey & Sara 703-892-8634 email@example.com Suzie Beeson 703-455-9150 firstname.lastname@example.org Eakes Vic Granger 540-720-4827 GrangerVR@aol.com Name & Address Data Base Manager Dan Horner SD 703-644-7738 email@example.com Jeff Tidd 703-491-5560 firstname.lastname@example.org April Moore 703-680-4002 email@example.com Website Manager Diane Smith 703-528-1205 firstname.lastname@example.org Rob Cannon 703-560-5153 email@example.com Mike Suddarth 540-856-4041 firstname.lastname@example.org Prayer Requests/E-Mail Coordinator Rob Cannon 703-560-5153 email@example.com Chrysalis Board & Support Staff Team Applications Lay Directors (LD), Assistant LD (AL) & Spiritual Directors (SD) Sheryl Hope 703-273-0603 firstname.lastname@example.org LD Gwenda Ayers 703-824-1735 email@example.com Pilgrim Applications (& drops) AL Bill Moore 703-369-3868 firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Beeson 703-455-9150 Emmaus.Applications@Cox.Net SD Edwin Clever 703-670-8581 Edwinclever@aol.com Community Palanca Tom Hazelwood email@example.com ver Grace Granger 540-720-4827 GrangerVR@aol.com SD 703-978-0852 Caroline Zong 703-878-2972 firstname.lastname@example.org Other Board Members Outreach Palanca Anna Ailstock 703-920-0646 email@example.com Jim & Levina 703-273-2884 Jconklin1@cox.net Rhianna Ayers 703-824-1735 firstname.lastname@example.org Conklin Bryan Buckles 703-897-9762 email@example.com Bud West --- Budwest681@hotmail.com Lee Gabriel 571-432-5480 firstname.lastname@example.org Emmaus Music Director Sam Gero 703-690-1695 email@example.com Rodger Casey 703 430-8990 Rodger@thecaseys.org Joe Lenow 540-899-6162 firstname.lastname@example.org Manuals Kristi Manwiller 703-590-6162 email@example.com Tony Bracewell 571-261-3188 firstname.lastname@example.org Brittany Marz 703-455-2005 email@example.com Weekend Supply Beth Mickey 703-566-7163 firstname.lastname@example.org Winston & Debby 703-878-0878 Binky1967@juno.com Bob Weick 703-685-8687 email@example.com Krieter Warren Wooten 540-834-0121 firstname.lastname@example.org Ed & Paulette 703-490-5805 Thesgos@hotmail.com Santiagos Support Personnel Facility Liaison Treasurer Secretary Music Lynn Copeland 703-521-0706 email@example.com Dwain McMullen Ellen Mickey Philip Manwiller Janice Hughes 703-590-2045 Supplies Applications Rector(a) Selection Committee Kevin Sanborn Jon Perkins - chrysali- Ron Russell 703-250-1709 firstname.lastname@example.org Kris & Craig Campesi email@example.com Historian Crosses & Fourth Day Packets Neal Ailstock 703-920-0646 firstname.lastname@example.org Emily McMullen Fourth Day Packets Agape (Palanca) Support Mark Segnari 703-670-3145 TheSegnaris@GTCinternet.com Renea Melec, Ellen Mickey and Beth Ann Eadie Post Emmaus (4th Day & Reunion Groups) Chrysalis Hoots Suzie Beeson 703 455-9150 email@example.com Bryan Buckles firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Rogers 301-585-4676 email@example.com Chrysalis Historian Wooden Crosses & Ropes George Wakefield 703-494-7020 firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Niehoff Jan Womer 703-670-5236 email@example.com Chrysalis Outreach Kairos Information (Weekend, Cookies, Etc.) Bryan Buckles firstname.lastname@example.org George Wakefield 703-494-7020 email@example.com Jim Templeton 540-349-9623 Jtemple354@aol.com Prayer Chain Kairos Outside Information Community Messages Marsha Clements 703-494-4339 --- Barbara Teats 703-354-9043 firstname.lastname@example.org If you have prayer concerns or other Information you wish Lou Ann Bennett 703-913-0926 --- made available to the community please send them to : NOTE: If you have a new or different email address or phone number, or don‟t want one or the other listed, please email@example.com contact Fourth Day Journal editor at Fourthday- firstname.lastname@example.org. Page 4 Fourth Day Journal May 2004 Community Outreach NCA 2004 Emmaus Weekends for May-June 2004 Please pray for the 2004 Rs, the teams, and the Date Community Number pilgrims without ceasing. We believe that through Apr-M 3 Brisbane West Queensland, Austral- 31 power of prayer the Rs will be blessed abundantly. ia All weekends will be held at New Windsor. May San Diego, California M-77 Wkend # 2004 Weekend Dates Rector(a) 13-16 El Shaddai West Central, IN W-108 Greater Dayton, OH 34 E117-W May 20-23 Linda Girten North Indiana Huntington, IN M-175 E118-M July15-18 Scott Hamel May Erie Koinonia, PA K183 E119-W August 19-22 Nancy Gero 21-23 San Diego, California W-78 E120-M September 16-19 Rodger Casey New life San Antonio, TX M-1154 E121-W December 2-5 Sandy Manwiller June 3-6 Cleveland/Athans Cleveland, TN G Cleveland/Athans Cleveland, TN B Mountain Top Toledo, OH M-17 Kairos Weekends for 2004 Houston Bay Houston, TX M-21 Facility/ Date Rector Summer Oregon Trails, OR Chrysalis B-12 Weekend # Oregon Trails, OR Chrysalis G-20 Nottoway #14 May 20 – 23 Scott Campbell (M) Community Palanca Fluvanna #7 (W) June 10-13 Teri Johnson If you have completed community palanca and Keen Mtn #5(M) Sept 7-10 David Morris would like to drop it off, please take it to either the Joy Augusta #14 Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Scott Hamel Unlimited store in Vienna or the monthly Ultreya. At (M) Buckingham #25 the monthly Ultreya please turn your palanca in to Oct. 7-10 Jim Turner (M) Mary Johnson. She will be near the "Community Pa- Mary Ann lanca Box" in the lobby after the Ultreya. You can also Fluvanna #8 (W) Oct. 7-10 Robertson pick up blank placemats from Mary or fabric to make Kairos Outside Brenda Rollin- the palanca bags. If you would like to make other pa- Oct. 8-10 #14 son lanca please contact Mary at 703/878-1535. Pocahontas #16 Oct 14-16 Lauren Muha Greenville #4 Oct 21-24 Larry Scott VCCW #18 Nov. 4-7 Judy Ball Executive Moving Systems, Inc. Nottoway #15 Nov. 11-14 Wayne Nowell Serving Washington, DC and the World (M) For information on Kairos weekends see the contact names Dee & Kathy Bailey on page 4 or go to the Kairos Web site at www.kairosva.org P.O.Box 4251 Woodbridge, VA 22194-4251 Seatco Custom Embroidery Phone: 703.497.2700 Fax: 703.497.2751 Let us transform your original design into beautiful, lustrous embroidery! e-mail: Kbailey@thebestmove.com WWW.thebestmove.com Jennifer Ailstock E-67 5610 Scoville St. Bailey‟s Crossroads, VA 22041 I teach Faithbooking! Phone: 703-931-4844 Fax: 703-931-4803 Learn how to incorporate your photos e-mail: email@example.com with what God is doing in your life. Photo-safe Scrapbook Photo Albums Classes and Workshops Business Opportunities Tom L. Douthat (E43) BARBARA GEATCHES E107 Gary Douthat (E-75) - Regional Manager Creative Memories Unit Leader The Carpet Store That Makes House Calls! 703-642-6179 firstname.lastname@example.org www.creativememories.com/bgeatches Fourth Day Journal May 2004 Page 5 Team for E-117 PILGRIMS FOR E-117 May 20-23, 2004 CANDIDATE CHURCH Team Member Assignment Talk Pam Beaton McLean Bible Church, McLean Annette Barbier Mañanita & Closing Stations of the Marie Brantley Edified Christian Church, Landover cha Cross (Voice 1) Hills, MD Bev Barthmaier Table Leader Growth Through Study Talk Tammy Broomall Bethel UMC, Woodbridge Denise Bates Spiritual Director Grace Talks Lisa Deifer Calvary UMC, Arlington Gloria Esterline Music Director Lord, I have time Lois Donaty Healing Wings Full Gospel, Reading Fredericksburg,VA Margaret Fuson Table Leader Who Me? Reading Melissa Dunlap St. Stephen's UMC, Burke,VA Ted Fuson Spiritual Director Grace Talks Janet Dunn Seaford Baptist, Newport News Christine Gibson Ass‟t Chapel Cha Priesthood of all Believers Talk Kym Etzel First United Presbyterian, Dale City Jen Girten Ass‟t head Cha Chapel Reading Abi Foerster Arlington UMC, Arlington Linda Girten Rectora Fourth Day Talk Elizabeth Foss Mt. Vernon UMC, Alexandria Grace Granger Table Leader Christian Action Mary Fox St. Anne's Episcopal, Reston Talk Joyce Grace Dumfries UMC, Dumfries Robbin King Ass‟t Dining Room Please Hear What & Ass‟t Agape Cha I am Not Saying Lucy Haynes Truro Episcopal, Fairfax Lisa Anderson- Agape Cha & Ass‟t Life in Piety Talk Jeanne Herrmann St.Vincent dePaul Catholic, Newport Lloyd Talk Room Cha News Paula Lowery Palanca Cha Changing Our Linda Hough New Hope Baptist, Alexandria World Talk Shannon Jacobs Good Shepherd UMC, Woodbridge Dawn Mosteller Table Leader Discipleship Talk Allison Palmer Table leader Chapel Reading Dorothy Johnson Prince of Peace UMC, Manassas Kris Radcliffe Floater Cha Stations of the Cross Nadine Krutzky-Mitchell Peace Lutheran, Alexandria (Voice 2) Donna Mason Calvary UMC, Arlington Carolyn Ritenour Dining Room Cha Chapel Prayer Sue Ness Triangle Baptist, Triangle Cindy Rogers Music Director Chapel Reading Sharon Russell Talk room Cha Priority Talk Marilyn Nipper Bible Way Temple Apostolic, Cheri Sandford Ass‟t Palanca & Body of Christ Washington, DC Ass‟t Mañanita Cha Talk Peggy Park Springfield UMC, Springfield Paulette Santiago Chapel Cha & Ass‟t Chapel Reading Kimberly Pitcher-Crago Foundry UMC, Washington, DC Closing Cha Kara Posey St. Mark's UMC, Manassas Kathy Skilton Table Leader Chapel Reading Carolyn Tidd Head Cha Chapel Prayer Miriam Rigal Living Faith Church, Manassas Susan Young Ass‟t Rectora Perseverance Talk Joyce Rodgers Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge Kelly Schay First Baptist, Alexandria Nancy Searls Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Palanca Drop Off Locations Vienna You may drop off you Palanca at either of these loca- Judy Smith St. Stephen's UMC, Burke tions no later than 6 PM on he Wednesday immediately Cyndy Stancliff Messiah UMC, Springfield before the weekend: Shannon Tucker Church of the Spirit - Episcopal, Alex. Lyn Adams – Joy Unlimited Stacey Tuggle Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, 108-110 Church St NE, Vienna, VA Vienna, Vickey Van Steyn Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge Winston and Debby Krieter – (703) 878-0878 Doris Walters First Assembly of God, Montgomery, AL 13214 Delaney Road, Dale City, VA Freda Washington From the Heart Ministries, Temple Hills, MD Melanie Watson Messiah Lutheran, Alexandria Judy Watson Messiah Lutheran, Alexandria Kristin Zerkow St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fredricksburg Page 6 Fourth Day Journal May 2004 NonProfit Org Fourth Day Journal U.S. Postage The Upper Room Emmaus of PAID the Alexandria, VA National Capital Area Permit No. 2357 P.O. Box 2243 Merrifield, VA 22161 Inside This Issue Emmaus LD Message 1 Msg from Board SD 2 Engaged Encounter Weekend 2 Chrysalis Corner 3 Emmaus/Chrysalis Boards 4 Community Outreach 5 Weekends/Rector(a)s 5 Kairos Spring Weekends 5 E-117 Name & Addresses 6 Visit us on the Web at: www.emmausnca.org www.nca-chrysalis.org The Newsletter of the National Capital Area (NCA) Emmaus and Chrysalis Communities that encourages Christians to rise, shine and give God the Glory. Announcements at Ultreya Join us for next Ultreya In order to better serve the community and speed up the Ultreya, the board will pass out printed an- Friday, May 21, 2004 nouncements during the Ultreya. 7:30 PM To have your announcement included, please contact Jerry Taylor by the St. Stephen’s UMC Wednesday before the Ultreya 9203 Braddock Rd, Burke, VA JATaylor@Cox.Net Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495) exit on 703-644-9480 to Braddock Road (Route 520) west (Exit 54A). Go 2.8 miles. After passing the Kings Park Shopping Center Fourth Day Journal Deadline and Rolling Road, the church will be on your left. You For the June issue the will have to make a U-TURN at BRADFIELD DR to Deadline is May 24, 2004 get to church. Send all electronic submissions to Baby Sitting Provided for Ages 2 through 6 ONLY Jon.email@example.com (If you email a download file, describe it in your The June Ultreya will be on the 18th at email or I may not open it due to the potential of Burke UMC hidden Viruses) Other material may be mailed to 6200 Burke Center Parkway, Burke, VA Jon Holstine – 4321 Gingham Court Alexandria, VA 22310-1440 Fourth Day Journal May 2004 Page 7
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