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
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
SIWE #37, Table of Paul
See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks
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!
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
MUSICIANS Bill Brower
AGAPE Garry Weineke
STEWARD Matt Robbins
COOK Gene Mattingly
WEEKEND HELPER Bill Atkinson
WARDEN Matt Pryor
BOARD REPRESENTATIVES Jay Singleton
“Here I am
Lord, use me.” What a blessing to
be used by my Heavenly Father as Lay Director of Walk 59A on September 19-22,
My heart has
been so blessed as I watched Him piece together this team with 53 beautiful
vessels of His. Each one, ready and willing to be all that He asks of them.
The theme is
“A Light in the Dark” and the scripture is Matthew 4:16 the people living in
darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the land of the shadow of
death, a light has dawned. The song is “Shine a Light” by Elevation Worship
We as Team
59A ask you, (Fourth Day) to come out and join us on this weekend; serve a meal,
write or create agape gifts, come to candlelight, sponsor someone, wash dishes, give
“green agape”, pray, pray, pray, for team members, pilgrims and all of their
families. Whatever God lays on your heart, know that He will use every gift of
service, great or small, to further His kingdom this weekend.
Here is a
list of our Head’s for Walk 59A and their contact information, please feel
free to contact any of them at anytime with questions or requests that you may
Lengacher -Lay Director
Parsons- Assistant Lay Director
Hoffman- Head Spiritual Director
Holland- Co-Head Liturgist
Hildenbrand- Co-Head Liturgist
Newland -Head Steward
Seibert- Head Musician
Fuhs -Head Warden
Wieneke- Head Weekend Helper
Williams –Head Agape
Hughes- Head Cook
Jones- Board Rep
thankful for (Fourth Day), for I know these weekends would not be impossible
without all of you. May God’s richest blessings be yours!
See the Chrysalis page for upcoming Flights and Journeys
The Emmaus Pilgrim Application, as well as the Chrysalis Caterpillar Application, are available at the bottom of the sponsorship page.
Thank you to Andy Jones for becoming the new parking coordinator. His contact information is: cell ph. 812-827-9127 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
If you have the equipment and would be willing to burn the Pilgrim/Caterpillar names on their wooden cross, please contact webmaster at email@example.com. You will be added to a list of possible people to call.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.
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
Men's Walk #59A December 5 - 8, 2019
S. O. Journey #40 December 28 - 30, 2019
Girl's Flight #55 February 15 - 17, 2020
Boy's Flight #56 August 15 - 17, 2020
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!
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