Thoughts from Community Board

   

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus (SIWE), we would like to thank the 4th day members for their continued prayers and devotion to our Emmaus community.  It takes a lot of hard work each walk season to orchestrate these events.  I have always loved Proverbs 27:17,  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”.    We see a lot of “iron being sharpened” on the Emmaus weekends, and our 4th day people are a big reason why.  All parts of these weekends are important, whether it be sponsoring a pilgrim, serving on a team, serving meals, making agape, participating in the 72-hour prayer vigil, attending a gathering or candlelight, and the list goes on and on.  There is a role for everyone to play in the Emmaus community and no one duty is more important than the other.  Christ calls us all to serve in different ways.  But each form of agape is needed to make each walk special for the pilgrims.

We want to thank Camp Illiana for the amazing facilities they offer for our walks.  Ben and the staff work very hard to keep our needs met in every way.  It seems they are constantly upgrading some part of the camp.  In return, we ask you help us to always return the camp as good or better than we found it.  This will insure that we can all enjoy this special place for many years to come.

Obviously, sponsorship is a key part to building the Emmaus community.  However, we ask that you prayerfully consider individuals when sponsoring.  Emmaus is intended for those who regularly attend a church and are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ.  It is this deepening relationship that moves those individuals to become Christian leaders.

Walk dates can be found near the bottom of this page.  We ask for your prayers for the Emmaus community, the teams and pilgrims, and the Board of Directors as we make decisions for the community, always seeking Gods will in everything we do.  Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have question or concern.  Our contact information is listed on this website.  We meet monthly (1st Tuesday of each month) at First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Indiana, at 7:00pm

Your Brother in Christ

Damon Fair, Community Lay Director

SIWE #37, Table of Paul

 

Lay Director's Report

See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks

 

Womens Walk 58A  

Theme:  Trusting in His Goodness

Scripture:  Psalm 27:13  I would have lost heart, unless I believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (NKJV)

Song:  Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective

 

Our mighty God has been amazing to be my strength and guide as I have prayed about Team 58A, and He has been good to provide the team He has designed!  I am thankful for every servant heart that has agreed to give their time to share Jesus with these pilgrims.

The prayers and support of the Emmaus community is so appreciated and is what makes this such a special place!  Please continue to be in prayer over our preparation and the sponsorship of the pilgrims!

I thank God now for the goodness He will reveal! My prayer for each pilgrim is they will leave this experience with fresh encouragement and a deeper love for Jesus!

Trusting in His Goodness,

Michelle Helms, Lay Director

SIWE 15a Table of Anna

Lay Director

Michelle Helms

Assistant Lay Director

Janice Lengacher

Head Spiritual Director Seth Alexander

Head Musician

Meredith Firestone

Head Stew

Sarah Moody

Head Warden

Sina Gilbert

Head Cook

Deb Rhoads

Head Weekend Helper

Breanna Messel

Liturgists

Katrina Weineke and Brandee Downs

Head Agape

Katy Harris

 

Team Responsibilities:

Position

Name

Position

Name

Lay Director

Michelle Helms

 

 

Assistant Lay Director

Janice Lengacher

 

 

Head Spiritual Director

Seth Alexander

 

 

Clergy

Matt Hoffman

 

 

Clergy

Darrel Bobe

 

 

Clergy

Kara Thomas

 

 

Clergy

Lauren Alexander

 

 

Board Rep

Tami Jones

 

 

Board Rep

Nan Jones

 

 

Liturgist

Katrina Wieneke

 

 

Liturgist

Brandee Downs

 

 

Head Musician

Meredith Firestone

 

 

Musician

Brandy Harting

 

 

Musician

Emily Freeman

 

 

Head Warden

Sina Gilbert

 

 

Warden

Tonia Markel

 

 

Warden

Sophie Haywood

 

 

Warden

Ronna Alexander

 

 

Head Stewardess

Sarah Moody

 

 

Stew

Brittany Kidwell

 

 

Stew

Amy Lengacher

 

 

Stew

Theresa Weitkamp

 

 

Head Weekend Helper

Breanna Messel

 

 

Weekend Helper

Sara Kahle

 

 

Weekend Helper

Sarah Lanning

 

 

Weekend Helper

Megan Seibert

 

 

Head Cook

Deb Rhoads

 

 

Cook

Patty Reyling

 

 

Cook

Bobi Street

 

 

Cook

Heather Williams

 

 

Cook

Dee Ryan

 

 

Head Agape

Katy Harris

 

 

Agape

Terri Farmer

 

 

Agape

Hailee Vieck

 

 

Table Leader

Heather Ruhe

Assistant Table Leader-Priorities

Diana Byers

Table Leader

Betty Knepp

Assistant Table Leader-Priesthood of Believers

Vicki Stuffle

Table Leader

Racheall Lengacher

Assistant Table Leader-Life in Piety

Ingrid Fitch

Table Leader

Rhonda Parsons

Assistant Table Leader-Growth Through Study

Mandy Britton

Table Leader

Heidi Coffey

Assistant Table Leader-Christian Action

Opal McDannald

Table Leader

Nicole Bays

Assistant Table Leader-Discipleship

Ellen Parmenter

Table Leader

Lisa Klopfenstein

Assistant Table Leader-Changing Our World

Aubrey Bilskie

Table Leader

Lori Lorenz

Assistant Table Leader-Body of Christ

Christina Van Hoose

Table Leader

Courtney Owens

Assistant Table Leader-No talk

Macee Braun

 

Mens Walk 59

 

I am so excited and honored to be the Lay Director for Men’s Walk 59, which will take place September 5,6,7 & 8, 2019. Prayerfully, the team that God has chosen (He let me call them), will lead the pilgrims that He sends us, on an eternal journey with Him.


The theme for Walk 59 is “Surrender” and the theme song is, “At The Cross” by Chris Tomlin. The theme verse is Acts 2:21, “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Pretty simple. Surrender. At the cross. Call on Him.


Speaking for Team 59 I would like to really encourage you to come out and show your love of Jesus to these pilgrims. There are many ways to do this either through written agape, gifts, table agape, serving meals, washing dishes, clean-up, set-up, attending candlelight, signing up for the prayer chart, etc. Remember how much those forms of agape meant to you?


Speaking of prayer, your prayers are certainly appreciated for the team and the pilgrims beginning right now. There’s no need to wait until the weekend. Check out the SIWE website to get a current list of the pilgrims that are signed up. As you all are certainly aware, prayer is a critical aspect of the weekend.


Without the assistance and sponsorship of Fourth Day, these weekends would not be possible. With your assistance we will be changing lives. As Gomer Pyle would say, “Thank ya” “Thank ya” “Thank ya”. Your humble service, support, and prayers do not go unnoticed. Believe me, it is greatly appreciated!


May all the glory go to Him.


Sincerely, The Entire Emmaus Team of Walk 59!


 

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES


HEAD SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR Darrel Land

CLERGY Mel Camp

CLERGY Doug Reynolds

CLERGY Ryan Stiles

CLERGY John Moreland


LAY DIRECTOR Tim Padgett

ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR Doug Vantlin


LITURGISTS Brad Hislip

Tyler White


MUSICIANS Bill Brower

Dave Minnich


AGAPE Garry Weineke

 

STEWARD Matt Robbins


COOK Gene Mattingly


WEEKEND HELPER Bill Atkinson

 

WARDEN Matt Pryor


BOARD REPRESENTATIVES Jay Singleton

Marc Flaningam


  

Chrysalis

See the Chrysalis page for upcoming Flights and Journeys

 

Other News

 

The Emmaus Pilgrim Application, as well as the Chrysalis Caterpillar Application, are available at the bottom of the sponsorship page. 

                                                                                 

 

Parking Coordinator

Thank you to Andy Jones for becoming the new parking coordinator.  His contact information is: cell ph. 812-827-9127  email: jonesja@twc.com

Andy doesn't have a list of people willing to help park cars. Please call and leave a message, text, or e-mail him if you are willing to help.  He will make a list and call for help as needed.

 

Note concerning Team Request Work Forms

All Emmaus Team Request Work Forms will be kept on file for a period of 5 years.  If you would like to be considered to serve as a team member on a Walk to Emmaus weekend and haven't filled out a Team Request Work Form recently, you will need to resubmit a new one.  You can do so by downloading the form from the bottom of this page, and mailing it in to the team selection secretary, Brian Hemmerlein, 6158 N US Highway 231, Jasper, IN 47546.

 

Help Needed Burning Names on Crosses

If you have the equipment and would be willing to burn the Pilgrim/Caterpillar names on their wooden cross, please contact webmaster at dawn.holland@live.com.  You will be added to a list of possible people to call. 

 

Gatherings

"Greetings! My name is Susan Gadberry and I am in charge of coordinating the local Fourth Day Gatherings that occur on the months there is not an Emmaus Walk or Chrysalis Flight/Journey occurring.  If you are in a church that would be interested in hosting one of these events, are a musician interested in leading worship at a Gathering, or know of someone who you feel would be a great witness speaker, please feel free to contact me at sgadberrypsalms40@gmail.com. 

Serving Him,
Susan

 

 

Click here to download a SIWE Gathering Announcement

 

Help Needed Making Lanyards

Any Fourth Day who would like to make lanyards:   SIWE yarn is called MEXICANA. Chrysalis and Journey yarn is called LOVEY (Red Heart Yarn #4 Medium).  Some use a Embellish-knit machine to make them. Embellish-knit machines (more modern but on the same principal as the old spool with nails) are available for purchase online at  bond-america.com or by calling Bond America at 1-800-811-2325.

 

Email Prayer Chain

Do you have a prayer request? Contact Kim Fair about the Prayer chain. All you have to do is send prayer request or a note stating that you would like to be added to the chain to thefairfour@aol.com. Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.

 

Upcoming SIWE Walk Dates

 

Spring 2019

 

Women's Walk #58                     March 14 - 17, 2019

 

Women's Walk #58A                  March 21 - 24, 2019


Fall 2019

 

Boy's Flight #54                          August 17 - 19, 2019

 

Men's Walk #59                          September 5 - 8, 2019

 

Women's Walk #59                    September 12 - 15, 2019

 

Women's Walk #59A                 September 19 - 22, 2019


Winter 2019-2020

 

Men's Walk #59A                        December  5 - 8, 2019

 

S. O. Journey #40                        December 28 - 30, 2019

 

Sping 2020

Girl's Flight #55                          February 15 - 17, 2020

 

Fall 2020

Boy's Flight #56                          August 15 - 17, 2020

 

Winter 2020-2021

S. O. Journey #41                       January 2 - 4, 2021

 

 

Want to sponsor a pilgrim on one of these Walks?  Check out the sponsorship page for information and an application!

 

Team Work Voucher Forms

This form has been updated as of  10/17/17.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Work Voucher Form

 

Team Request Work Forms

This form has been updated as of 12/16/15.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Request Work Form

 

This form has been updated as of 6/16/18.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a Chrysalis Team Request Work Form