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Missouri East Walk to Emmaus
August 2021 Newsletter

From the Community Lay Director

Hopefully, your summer is going well, and you and you have enjoyed vacations and time with your families. As I draft this article, my heart is saddened by the fact that your Board made the decision to cancel our Fall Walks. Our pilgrim registrations for the Fall Walks were exceptionally low and based upon guidance from the Upper Room, the Walk to Emmaus experience would not be effective. Additionally, the Delta COVID variant introduces a new threat to the health of groups of people meeting indoors. Although, this decision was difficult the Board is committed to planning for the 2022 Spring Walks at Pinecrest Camp.

The cancellation of our plans for the Fall Walks and previous Walks scheduled in 2020 has brought disappointment to the Board and each of you in our community. God is working out a greater plan that is bigger than you and me and his plan will be better for us in the end.
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." – Jeremiah 29:11

Sometimes, it takes a painful disappointment to teach us a skill or strengthen our faith or to put us in the right place at the right time. Is God leading us to reach out to people we know to share the Walk to Emmaus experience? We do not know His ways or His thoughts. We just have to believe in His promise for good plans.
 
So, who do you know that is a candidate to attend Walk to Emmaus?

  1. Pray that the people that come to mind would be open to your invitation to attend Walk to Emmaus.
  2. Share how Walk to Emmaus impacted your life.
  3. Invite them to attend a Walk to Emmaus weekend.

 
Christ is counting on You!
 
--Grace and Peace
   Steve Wallace
   Community Lay Director

SAVE THE DATES! 
Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:00 am 
Emmaus Board Meeting via Zoom
Contact Steve Wallace - kswallac@swbell.net                                                 
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Thursday-Sunday, March 17-20, 2022
Men’s Walk #171 at Pinecrest  – Phil Bump, Board Advisor (pjbump@gmail.com)
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Thursday-Sunday, March 31-April 3, 2022
Women's Walk #172 at Pinecrest - Kathy Klima, Board Advisor
(kathieklima@yahoo.com)

 

Fourth Day Reading

How's your soul been since your Pilgrim walk or since you last served on a team for a walk? The Upper Room/Emmaus ministries recommends the following books to nurture your fourth day journey. The books are divided into subjects based on talks given at an Emmaus weekend.

Priority
A Wakeful Faith by J. Marshall Jenkins

 

Prevenient Grace
Remembering Your Story by Richard Lyon Morgan
Let Me Ask You a Question by Matthew Croasmun

 

Priesthood of All Believers
Workbook of Living Prayer by Maxie Dunnam

 

Justifying Grace
Leading a Life with God by Daniel Wolpert

 

Life in Piety
Upper Room Disciplines
From Pew to Pulpit by John Gilbert
Talking in the Dark by Steve Harper

 

Grow Through Study
Upper Room Disciplines

 

Means of Grace
Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition by Steve Harper
Conflict and Communion by Thomas Porter

 

Christian Action
Climbing the Sycamore Tree by Ann Hagmann
Kindred Souls by Stephanie Ford
Transforming Ventures by Jane Ives

 

Obstacles of Grace
Workbook on the Seven Deadly Sins by Maxie Dunnam & Kimberly Reisman

 

Discipleship
Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote
Keeping Company with the Saints by Maxie Dunnam
Transforming Evangelism by Henry H. Knight III & Douglas F. Powe Jr.

 

Changing Our World
A Mile in My Shoes by Trevor Hudson
Stretch Out Your Hand by Tilda Norberg, Robert D. Webber
Way to Live by Dorothy Bass, Don C. Richter

 

Sanctifying Grace
Creating a Life with God by Daniel Wolpert

 

Body of Christ
Accountable Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar
Kindred Souls by Stephanie Ford

 

Perseverance
Patterned by Grace by Daniel T. Benedict
Accountable Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar
To Walk in Integrity by Stephen V. Doughty

 

Fourth Day
Companions In Christ
Love Never Ends by Robert and Jeanette Lauer
Remembering Your Story by Richard Lyon Morgan
Get Real by Derek Maul
Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living by Rebecca Bruff

Dear Emmaus Community,
 
As many of you may already know, the fall 2021 Emmaus Walks #169 and #170 have been cancelled (due to low pilgrim applications for fall).  Though it was a hard decision, it was felt that a good walk needed more pilgrims to share the awesome experience.  We believe this is the best action at this time.  Also, with the uptick of the Delta virus, this decision may be the safest option.
 
However, our board members have never stopped praying, meeting, and working towards the future.  With that in mind, please turn your hearts to the future and the spring 2022 walks which will happen.  They will be at the Pinecrest Camp.  The men’s walk will be March 17th - 20th.  The women’s walk will be March 31st - April 3rd.
 
Many will have COVID shots by then but rest assured that we are continuing to address the challenges facing us regarding health safety.
 
Now we need pilgrims for the spring walk!  If you currently have a pilgrim for the fall walk, please contact him/her to see if they would be interested in moving to the Spring walk.  If so, please advise me of the pilgrim’s status.  Formal letters regarding the details of the spring weekends will be sent later.
 
If you have any questions, please contact me.  I look forward to once again seeing Emmaus members and new pilgrims!   
                                                                                  
   
Bridget Janis - Registrar
314-607-7115  (text only) moeregistrar@gmail.com
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We are a community of prayer warriors. Please lift up the following in prayer:

Prayers for the Spring Men’s and Women’s Walks to Emmaus #171 and #172

Prayers for the Emmaus Board and the Face to Face Steering Committee

Prayers for our country and its elected leaders

Prayers for our pastors and other church leaders

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy your consolations.                        Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
(You may email prayer requests of an ongoing nature to mitzib024@gmail.com to be included here, but please remember that our schedule is to publish every other month. If the prayer need is more immediate, please notify our Community Lay Director Steve Wallace (kswallac@swbell.net) about the possibility of doing an email blast.)
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