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South East Indiana Emmaus Community

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Summer 2021 Edition

ON THE JOURNEY
 Fall 2021 Walk Updates Both the men's and women's 2021 Fall Walks are on!!! Be in prayer for the team and pilgrims and who you may want to sponsor.

The Men’s Prayer Vigil signup is on the website. Please sign up to begin praying for the Men’s walk at seiemmauscommunity.org. The Men's Walk #115 will be held on October 7-10.

The glitches in the Women’s Prayer Vigil sign up have been worked out. To enable you to p r a y d u r i n g t h e Wa l k , p l e a s e g o t o seiemmauscommunity.org to sign up for the women’s prayer vigil. The Women's Walk #116 will be held October 14-17.

Of course, the dates of each walk will be based on the conditions and state mandates regarding COVID. Extra cleaning will take place but at this time masks are optional (which, of course, is subject to change). Sponsors should discuss the implications of COVID with their pilgrims (especially with the onset of the Delta variant).

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

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Pilgrim & Willing Servant Forms The technological glitches with the Pilgrim sign up and Willing Servant forms have been worked out. All information is automatically uploaded and, when completed, is sent to the registrar.

Emmaus Gatherings The lockdowns and the restrictions have greatly reduced the number of folks attending the SEI Emmaus monthly gatherings. If you haven’t been able to attend, you have missed out on great fellowship, worship, and sharing.

As our “post COVID” world begins to increase meeting together, please make plans to attend the next two SEI Emmaus Gatherings. Both gatherings will be held at Trinity Christian Center on 18687 Pribble Road in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Mark your calendars for the next two gatherings to be held on

August 21, 2021 and September 18, 2021. Hope to see you all there.

Also, in case you’re wondering… the hope of the Board is that a covered dish meal will be re-introduced at the Post Walk Gathering! (In November) Hurray!!! This will provide more time for fellowship and long missed Emmuaus hugs!!!


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Who Should Attend Emmaus Walks? Remember, sponsors lift your pilgrims up in prayer constantly! Not every pilgrim is "ready" for the explosive powerful work of the Holy Spirit. Prayer certainly can prepare the heart, mind, soul and Spirit for such a time as

the Emmaus experience. Keep in mind that prayerfully selecting pilgrims who exhibit the following characteristics will also enhance the Walk experience.

In other words it may be best to sponsor pilgrims who:

• have a desire to strengthen their spiritual walk

• are already members of a local church

• seeking the Lord for answers to questions

• understand that the Christian walk involves responsibility

• ready to dedicate their life to Christian service

Make every attempt to determine that your pilgrim already has a relationship with Jesus Christ. The Emmaus Walk is not necessarily designed to capture those people who do not know the Lord, though we all may recall someone who has been impacted by an Emmaus Walk in that way.

Call for Nominations Is God calling you to serve through the Emmaus Community? Or, do you know of someone who you sense the Lord is calling to greater service for Him? Pray about and consider nominating them for a position on the Board of directors. While it is not to replace the service in one’s home church, it is a great way to develop service for our Lord and Savior Jesus.

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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 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!

Emmaus “Factoid” What is the History of the Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis? The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEEo) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means "little course in Christianity." The original Cursillo leaders designed the program to empower persons to transform their living and working environments into Christian environments.

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Episcopalians and Lutherans, along with several nondenominational groups, such as Tres Dias, began to offer Cursillo. In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship adapted the program for a primarily Protestant audience and began to offer it under the name The Upper Room Cursillo.

In 1981, The Upper Room made further

adaptations and changed the name of the program to The Upper Room Walk to Emmaus. In 1984, The Upper Room developed a youth expression of Emmaus called Chrysalis.

—from What Is Emmaus? Copyright The Upper Room.


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Remember this Talk? As we prepare ourselves to resume ministry through Emmaus... let's reflect on highlights from "Talk 11"

Changing Our World uch is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life (2 Corinthians 3:4-6). The three fields of ministry in which we work to change the world are first, ourselves; second, others; and third, the world. We prepare for witness in the world through a definite plan. Understanding ourselves, our gifts, and our desire to serve Christ in the world are essential priorities. Serving others is a necessary ingredient in a Christian’s life. We are by no means perfect—even if we are working hard on our plan—and cannot wait until we are “perfect” before we help others. Even though we have our plan, there are times when God puts people in our midst who weren’t a part of our plan at all. Through the years, I have learned to act on “touches” by the Holy Spirit. One Sunday, I sat in the pew beside a young woman. We bowed to pray the Lord’s Prayer, and I took her hand while we prayed. Nothing was said by me or her. A few years later, I received a note that said she was thinking of leaving her husband that day. That small, unplanned act had helped her know that someone cared about her, and it gave her the courage to seek help for their marriage. Last, an old proverb sums up the third field of ministry, the world: If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. Philippians 4:13 states, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” The passage in 2 Corinthians says basically the same thing in a new way. We are not competent of ourselves. We are made competent through Jesus Christ. When we realize this truth, then we can work in the fields of ministry with faith and boldness. Questions for Reflection: Are you doing your part to change the world for peace? Are you daily aware that what you accomplish is not by your own competence but through your willingness

to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who makes us competent? 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. South East Indiana Emmaus Community


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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 - 513-687-9202 clergy.seiemmaus@gmail.com 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 Registrar: Mary Baer registrar.seiemmaus@gmail.com 812-212-0401 Communications: Louise Griggs communication.seiemmaus@gmail.com 513-680-0151

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