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South East Indiana Emmaus Community

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Fall 2021 Edition

ON THE JOURNEY
 Fall 2021 Walk Updates Our community is holding the rst walks since 2019. We are coveting your prayers for spiritual and physical health and wellness throughout the Men’s and Women’s walks. You may formally sign up to pray through the Men’s and Women’s prayer Vigil signups.

The Men’s and Women’s Prayer Vigil signup is on the website. Please sign up to begin p r a y i n g f o r t h e M e n ’s w a l k a t seiemmauscommunity.org. The Men's Walk #115 will be held on October 7-10. The Women's Walk #116 will be held October 14-17.

Strict precautions have been put in place to ensure the safety of each Team and Pilgrim participant of these walks. Again, please pray for all involved. And better yet…come out to Candlelight and Closing to show your support.

One Call The Communication Team is still working through the One Call data base and glitches. If you have not been receiving phone, text, and/ or email One Calls please, please, please send any and all updated information to:

communication.seiemmaus@gmail.com. Also, many apologies for multiple calls. Much of that is due to “operator error.”

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Pilgrim & Willing Servant Forms Several changes have been made to the Pilgrim sign up and Willing Servant forms. A major change is that payment may be made through (but checks will still be accepted). All information is automatically uploaded and, when completed, is sent to the registrar.

Sponsorship of pilgrims is a very important and serious step in our community. If you are sponsoring a pilgrim, please take the time to completely ll out all information. If you do not know certain things just ask your pilgrim. This will enable all parties to ensure a ful lling walk for all involved.

Emmaus Gatherings As we begin to meet together in our “post pandemic world” please make plans to attend the next gathering. If you haven’t been able to attend, you have missed out on great fellowship, worship, and sharing. Our next gathering is the “Post Walk Gathering” scheduled to be held on November 6th at Osgood First Baptist Church, North Sycamore Street, Osgood, Indiana. Also, in case you’re wondering… it is the hope of the Board that a covered dish meal will be re-introduced at this Post Walk Gathering! Hurray!!! This will provide more time for fellowship and long missed Emmaus hugs!!!


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Message From the COVID Committee I just wanted to update everyone on the camp's protocol which we will be using. First, temperatures will be taken at the gate. This is much more private. If someone does present with a temperature, they can just drive around and leave the premises. This will save any embarrassment or confusion upon registration. Temperature would be taken while the participants are still in the car. Once their temperature is taken, the printout of the camp's covid protocol will be handed to them for signature and given to the registrar when they come into the building We will also take the temperatures of any one coming into the camp (for sponsor’s hour, Candlelight, Closing). Also, if someone were to have a temperature throughout the weekend, they would be isolated until they can be picked up. We would also take temperatures and ask anyone serving dinner on Saturday evening to complete the covid form I know this means extra work for the team and could potentially mean some help from the Board at registration but I feel and the camp feels that this is the best way to keep everyone safe I ask that you pray for our Lay Directors.

Call for Memories and Pictures of Past Walks… Yes! We know, we know… we were not allowed to take photos on our walks. But, there may be group pictures out there that we can add to our historical collection of our

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community. This might be a great time for sifting through your memorabilia of your past walk and/or walks you have worked to share with our SEI “historian”. Hope we can share some of your joy!

Re ection Psalm 22:9-15

Faithful people still have questions for God. Job wishes he could sit down with God and plead his case because he wants God to justify what has happened to him. The psalmist also feels abandoned by God and wonders why God is not coming to his aid. God can handle our questions. Job wanted an advocate, and Hebrews says that Jesus now lls that role for us. He is our great high priest and understands our sufferings, so we may boldly approach him for help. In Mark, Jesus deals with the challenge of money. It is a powerful force and can come between us and God if we cling to our resources instead of holding them loosely with thanksgiving for God’s provision

QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR REFLECTIO Read Job 23:1-9, 16-17. When have you, like Eliphaz, attributed your own suffering or that of others to wickedness on your part or on theirs? How often do you nd yourself blaming others for the situations in which they nd themselves? Read Psalm 22:1-15. How could your prayer life be more honest and transparent? What feelings do you hold back? Read Hebrews 4:12-16. When God shines the spotlight on your soul, what does God see? Read Mark 10:17-31. How do you square your “wealthy” life with Jesus’ call to discipleship


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Remember this Talk As we prepare ourselves to resume ministry through Emmaus... let's re ect on highlights from "Talk 12"

Talk 12: Sanctifying Grace In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that though perishable, is tested by re— may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed (1 Peter 1:6, 7). The phone rang. The voice on the other end was that of a shaken good friend. Their daughter, Dawn, and her family had been in an accident. My friend asked us to go to the hospital and stay with Dawn until they could arrive Dawn’s spine was injured, her three-year-old son had been thrown through a window and landed in a nearby eld, basically unharmed. Her ve-year-old daughter was dying, and Dawn’s husband lay in a hospital bed, brain dead What can you say? What can you do? Dawn was wheeled in beside her husband, and we watched her talk gently to him, stroking him, and talking of loving and fun times they had had, hoping against hope that something would connect for him, and he would respond During the next few days, Dawn’s father, a Covenant minister, read scriptures to her for comfort. We experienced the reality of “feeding on God’s word.” Dawn found solace in those passages and clung to every word, every promise The funerals took place in the hospital. Dawn’s bed was wheeled in beside her husband’s and daughter’s caskets. Rachel’s casket held a small bouquet from her kindergarten class. We prayed. Scripture was read. And Dawn led the singing of hymns with a strong voice and with the bold conviction that her loved ones were with Jesus and that she and her son were still in God’s care. One would never have guessed that she was in severe pain. Not only was she injured in her heart and soul, but her spinal pain and injuries were exacerbated because the brace for her back was put on upside down by an inexperienced hospital staff person We never heard anyone on either side of this young family utter words of anger or revenge toward the driver who had plowed into the driver’s side of their car. They did, however, express sorrow for the anguish he must be feeling We were privileged to witness through this family the power of prayer, the promise of the Word, and the peace of Sanctifying Grace. The Holy Spirit, indeed, was working in and through them, enabling them to endure this tragedy Dawn was a powerful witness, even in her grief. She brought the light of the Holy Spirit to us, and she allowed that light to shine through her as we shared their sorrow. She was properly named Questions for Re ection: Have you been called to a friend’s side in time of great need? Did you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you, to give you the right words to say Reprinted from Walking Side by Side: Devotions for Pilgrims by Joanna Bultemeier and Cherie Jones. Copyright © 1998. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. For more information, visit bookstore.upperroom.org

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Need to contact a Board Member? 2021 SEI Emmaus Board Community Lay Director: Mary Beth Doll Jones - laydirector.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-313-1796 Past Lay Director: Dave Zuber - 513-615-9139 Community Spiritual Director: Ginny Hizer spiritualdirector.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-607-3149 Past Spiritual Director: Brian Hoehler - 513-678-9397 Clergy: Steve Allen - clergy.seiemmaus@gmail.com - 513-687-9202 Clergy/Candlelight/Sponsors’ Hour: Scarlet Hudson clergy.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-543-5656 Secretary: Rhonda Henegar secretary.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-667-6146 Treasurer: Paul Hardy treasurer.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-756-6020 Treasurer Assistant: Johanna Johnson treasurer.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-701-4126 Kitchen: Carla Blair kitchen.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-907-0178 Music/Gatherings: Dan McAdams gatherings.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-846-4555 Team Selection/Nominations: Tiffany Hollis team.selection.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-600-3030 Agape: Vicki Ballard agape.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-470-8660 Education/Training: Lisa Niesen training.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-508-7209 Fourth Day and Reunion Groups: Nick Cornell fourthday.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-655-5274 Facilities/Transportation: Joyce West facilities.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-525-5324 Facilities/Transportation Assistant: Mike Hicks facilities.seiemmaus@gmail.com 317-869-9389 Registrar: Mary Baer registrar.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-212-0401 Communications: Louise Griggs communication.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-680-0151 Transportation/Facilities Asst.: Mike Hicks facilities.seiemmaus@gmail.com 317-341-5201

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