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Newsletter, Jan./Feb. 2009

February 9, 2009

Good day all.

I have received the job of newsletter/Web site updater from the board, being passed to me by Terry Bowen. Terry was graceful in relating to me the scope of the job. I hope that I am able to give you all the agape and information that you deserve and require.

Here’s this month’s newsletter.
Please be mindful of the requests below.

Let me know if there is something that you’d like to be sent to the community/included in an email/newsletter or postcard mailing.

–Matt Holliday

WOMEN’S RETREAT – WOMEN’S RETREAT – WOMEN’S RETREAT – WOMEN’S RETREAT – WOMEN’S RETREAT – WOMEN’S RETREAT –

The Annual Women’s Emmaus Retreat will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 27,28,29, 2009.  It will be held at Berkley Springs, WV.  The cost is $90.00, which includes the house rental and food.  A $25 deposit is needed to reserve a space.  Send deposit to Rebecca Hickey, 1820 Stone Hill Drive, York, PA 17402.  If you have any questions, please direct them to: Linda Engle at  lindaengle@countryilink.net or 717-694-3058.

AGAPE -AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE -AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-AGAPE-
Please keep all the walks in prayer as we start a New Year in 2009.

February 13-16, KAIROS Allenwoood, FCI #15 (We need A LOT of prayers).  Sign up here.

February 19-22 CHRYSALIS flight at Hartman Center        Sign up for prayer here.
Please Pray for this walk, and send FOOD and DRINKS up to the walk.

March 14 CHRYSALIS Fourth Day at HOPE UMC, Port Trevorton.

April 23-26 MEN’S SPRING WALK #30 at the Hartman Center. Please open your heart and pray for more men to go on the walk. We are a little short on background help, and we need drinks and snacks (AGAPE) for the men. Show your support and spread God’s love through your AGAPE gifts. They drink a lot of water.     SIGN UP FOR PRAYER, see John Ditty.

APRIL 30- MAY 3 WOMEN’S SPRING WALK #32  at Hartman Center. Lift the women in prayer and send or bring AGAPE drinks or snacks to the walk. The women also drink a lot of water. God Water. SIGN UP FOR PRAYER, see John Ditty.

God bless you all.

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The upcoming events are (transfer these to your personal calendar, now! so you don’t forget):

February 13-16, KAIROS Allenwoood, FCI #15 (We need A LOT of prayers).  Sign up here.

February 19-22, Chrysalis flight , Hartman Center       (AGAPE/sign up for PRAYER  here.)

March 14, Chrysalis Fourth Day Gathering, Hope UMC, Port Trevorton

April 23-26, Men’s Walk, Hartman Center       (AGAPE/PRAYER needed!)
Candlelight: April 25

April 30-May 3, Women’s Walk, Hartman Center       (AGAPE/PRAYER needed!)
Candlelight: May 2

May 9, Fourth Day Gathering, Wesley UMC, Marysville

June 13, Gathering, Witmer’s UMC, Port Trevorton

July 11, Knoebel’s Grove Gathering, Elysburg (amusement park, picnic)

August, gathering to be announced

September, Tres Dias Gathering, to be announced

SEE DIRECTIONS FOR THESE SITES BELOW.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR MESSAGE – SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR MESSAGE – SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR MESSAGE – SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR MESSAGE –

Friends of Keystone Emmaus Community:

You remember the story, Cleopas and his friend were going to the Village of Emmaus and Jesus himself came up and walked along with them.  But they were kept from recognizing him until the Living Christ was revealed to them in the breaking of the bread, and they said, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the scriptures to us? ”

As you reflect on your Walk or Flight, you likely had one of those ” Were not our heart burning moments.”  It made your Walk or Flight one of those moments in your life when you knew that God intended you for something greater than just going through life, you knew as Rick Warren said, “You were created for a Purpose.”

Isaiah wasn’t with Cleopas on the Road to Emmaus but in a Vision described in Isaiah Chapter 6 heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And Isaiah replied, “Here am I. Send Me!” Each of us has completed our Walk or Flight with a renewed purpose to serve God, some of those callings have challenged us to serve and we have responded, “Send Me!” We are challenged to feed the hungry, cloth the stranger, visit and counsel the sick and those in prison-Christ will reply,”I tell you the truth whatever you did for one of the least of these Brothers and Sisters you did it for me.”(Matthew 25:31-46) Remember Cleopas and your heart burning experience and think about the opportunities to help someone else experience that love of Christ in the same way. Remember Isaiah’s answer Send Me, when you consider how you can Serve Keystone Emmaus or Chrysalis Community in 2009.

Think about Sponsorship and when God asks “Whom shall I send?”, reply “Send Me!” Sponsorship is a gift of Agape Love.

When walks come around and folks are needed for background to serve a meal or clean the bathrooms reply “Send Me!”

When you receive your Keystone Emmaus Newsletter about Send Off, Candlelight, or Closing, it is God’s invitation to attend, and it will be God asking,”Whom shall I send?”, answer “Send Me!”

When someone asks you to give a 4th Day Talk or to take a slot in a Prayer Vigil, did you ever think God is calling you..Who will speak for me and Who will pray for Me?? God is asking you, “Whom shall I send?, answer “Send Me!”

I hope and pray that in this coming Year 2009 Serving on Team, Speaking at a Fourth Day Event, Attending a Send Off, Candlelight, Closing, or Gathering, you will hear God like Isaiah did, and answer in the same way so that someone may say,Were not our hearts burning…” and you can pass on that blessing that is the Walk or Flight To Emmaus or Chrysalis to another Brother or Sister in Christ.

DeColores
Bishop Jim Sunderland
Community Spiritual Director 2009

KEYSTONE EMMAUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009- KEYSTONE EMMAUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009

KEYSTONE EMMAUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009
Past Community Lay Director / Music    Lisa Maurer, 570-524-2111, gibralterjr@yahoo.com
Community Lay Director, Aneta Van Horn, 717-694-3219, neet333@countryilink.net
Assist. Community Lay Director, Joyce Shenberger, 717-694-0185, rejoyce@nmax.net
Community Spiritual Director, Rev. Jim Sunderland, 717-235-9585, bishopjrs46@aol.com
Treasurer and Supplies, Merlin Brown, 570-374-1657, mpbrown4@hotmail.com
Secretary/Newsletter/Web site, Matt Holliday, 717-697-9682, mholliday@pa-mag.com
Agape, Bob Baxter, 717-368-1801
Community Chrysalis Lay Director, Tammy Newberry, 570-743-7070, jtnewbe@ptd.net
Gatherings/Hoots, Ron Swartz, 717-694-3023, rswartz@nmax.net
Kairos, Kevin Ditty, 570-286-4388, kd21@verizon.net
Prayer Coordinator, John Ditty, 570-286-0597, jmditty01@verizon.net
Registration, assistant treasurer, entertainment, Kim Beck, 570-374-2864, kbb333@gmail.com
Reunion groups, Tony Cummings, 717-944-3157, a.e.cummings@comcast.net
Sponsor Hour and Candlelight, Rev. David Miller, 717-432-5703, dsmiller@panetwork.com
Sponsorship Training, Barry Ortmeyer, 717-528-8654, harbocamp@embarqmail.com
Team Selection, Rev. Richard Feeser, 717-238-6907, wrfemail@comcast.net
Team Selection (database), Pastor Vernon Shenberger, 717-694-0185, shenny@nmax.net

DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS- DIRECTIONS-

Directions to Witmers UMC in Port Trevorton, PA
From the North:  On US Highway 11/15, go South of Selinsgrove about 4 miles to Verdilla Rd and turn right. Turn left at the top of the hill onto Witmers Road the Church is ½ mile on right.

From the South: On US Highway 11/15 go North through Port Trevorton to Dundore Road take immediate right go to T intersection with Verdilla Road turn left and go to top of hill turn left on to Witmers Road the Church is ½ mile on right.

Directions to Hope United Methodist Church – Port Trevorton PA

From the South:  In Port Trevorton, off Rts. 11 & 15. Sits across the street from PortTrevorton Fire Hall and the church parsonage.   From the South – turn left at Hillshire’s Country Store and then your first right the church sits on the right across the street from Port Trevorton Fire Hall and the church parsonage.

From the North: exit 11/15 at Port Trevorton travel to the church on the left across the street from Port Trevorton Fire Hall and the church parsonage.

Directions to Wesley UMC – Marysville, PA

From the North and South

Take 11 & 15 to Marysville. Turn at the Hess Express Gas Station onto Chestnut Street.  Go to the first stop sign.  Turn right onto Maple Avenue. Go to 3rd stop sign. Turn left onto Sylvan Street.  The church is at the end of the street at the top of the hill.

Directions to Hartman Center – Milroy PA

From the Harrisburg area (322 West): get off at the Milroy exit on the new 322, turn right at the stop sign, turn left at the traffic light (Dairy Queen in front of you), and continue 1.5 miles to Hartman Center (on your right).

From the State College area (322 East): Take the Milroy exit and turn left at the traffic light. (Dairy Queen in front of you), and continue 1.5 miles to Hartman Center on your right.

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