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
feel humbled, honored, and excited to have been called to serve as the Lay
Director of Women’s Walk 57, which will be held September 13-16, 2018.
It is amazing to watch as God’s plans have been revealed.
He has given me a beautiful team of dedicated servants who want to share
their love of the Lord with the Pilgrims chosen for this journey of faith.
I pray that when they return home they will have a renewed relationship
with the Lord, ready to serve Him whenever and however called.
The theme of Women’s Walk 57 is “Unconditional Love,” and the
scripture verse is Romans 39:8: “Neither
height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will separate us from the
love of God.” The theme song is
“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury, and the walk picture was painted by Becky
Boyles. I am so appreciative of her
willingness to share her God-given talent with us.
All Agape is greatly appreciated and is an important part of Emmaus.
Please consider honoring the Pilgrims by sharing your love for them with
Agape during the weekend when we are together for Walk 57, marking it as either
“Table Agape” or “Bed Agape,” if you have a preference.
Another type of Agape that is greatly appreciated is “green Agape”
for our cooks, who would also welcome any assistance you might want to give them
in the kitchen or by serving a meal.
The Women’s Walk 57 Team thanks you for all your support and continues
to covet your prayers, knowing that all things are possible if we “Let go and
let God” be at the helm.
If you feel led to assist the Women’s Walk
57 team in any way, please feel free to contact any of the Heads listed below.
Mary Ann Miller, Lay Director
Kathy Hartsell, Assistant Lay Director
Mike DeCoursey, Head Spiritual Director
Nancy Tilly, Co-Head Liturgist
Renee Leydet, Co-Head Liturgist
Karen Decoursey, Co-Musician
Misha Engleman, Co-Musician
Susan Gadberry, Head Cook
Andrea Brown, Head Stew
Joanna Junod, Head Warden
Beth Merry Worland, Head Agape
Patricia McCracken, Head Weekend Helper
Angie Hatton, Board Rep.
Tami Jones, Board Rep.
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: email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.
Boy's Flight #52 August 18 - 20, 2018
Men’s Walk #57 September 6 - 9, 2018
Women’s Walk #57 September 13 - 16, 2018
Women’s Walk #57A September 20 - 23, 2018
Men’s Walk #57A December 6 - 9, 2018
S. O. Journey #39 December 28 - 30, 2018
Girl's Flight #53 February 16 - 18, 2019
Men's Walk #58 March 7 - 10, 2019
Women's Walk #58 March 14 - 17, 2019
Women's Walk #58A March 21 - 24, 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
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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