05/2/20

May Prayer Chart

1 – Pray for President Trump and all of the government officials monitoring the virus
2 – Pray for Governor Northam and those making decisions about our Commonwealth
3 – Please pray for all pastors around the world as they try to feed their flocks and remain connected
4 – Say a prayer of praise for technology and the ability to stay connected
5 – Pray for small business owners
6 – Pray for all who are in the public, pray for safety from all viruses
7 – Pray for all the lost souls who may be searching during this trying time
8 – Pray for the economy of our state and country
9 – Pray for women who are contemplating terminating their pregnancy
10 – Pray for all women, mothers or not, and praise God for the women in your life
11 – Pray for the lawmakers and the division within our government
12 – Pray for those in the hospitals and nursing homes who are not able to have visitors
13 – Pray for families who are separated due to work and/or illness
14 – Pray for those who are unemployed
15 – Pray for our Emmaus community
16 – Pray for future Walks and the freedom/safety to have them
17 – Pray for parents educating their children at home and for the children to be receptive
18 – Pray for children who are living in dangerous situations
19 – Pray for those struggling with addiction
20 – Pray for people dealing with depression and anxiety, especially during this time of uncertainty
21 – Today, thank God for His continuous provisions
22 – Pray for all the individuals needing an “elective” surgery and are not able to receive it, pray for their health
23 – Pray for high school and college seniors as they process the grief of missing commencement activities
24 – Pray for churches around the world and those who are persecuted
25 – Pray for the families of our military
26 – Pray for our military around the world and here at home
27 – Pray for the homeless in our communities
28 – Pray for all people in the medical field and those working in the hospitals, from doctors to janitors
29 – Pray that Christians live like Christ and that others see Him in each of us, now more than ever
30 – Pray for missionaries all over the world
31 – Take time today to thank God for all He has done for you this past month
Presented by Amy Partridge
04/20/20

2 Prayer Request Need

Prayer Request #1
Kathleen White’s mother passed today after heart surgery. Please keep Ron and Kathleen in prayer during this difficult time.

Prayer Request #2 My  97 yr old father is in the hospital facing his final hours after a massive brain bleed. I am able to be with him and help family members say goodbye via phone. My mom, his wife of 72 years, is in an assisted living facility and not able to be with us, but her faith is strong. He is a faithful, faithful, loving man who will be greatly missed and celebrated by our family. Would you please pray on his behalf?
Thank you!  

Melissa Larry
04/17/20

Virtual Gathering Saturday 4/18/20. 7 pm

Saturday the 18th at 7 PM we will have a 30-minute virtual gathering on Zoom. (Connecting details below) We are “that city built on a hill” and need to continue to shine our light in unique ways during this Pandemic.  While your first thought might by “why would I want to get on a virtual gathering? I can’t because “insert your obstacles here” ……   I ask you to Join and consider the following by joining you will:

  • Be a blessing to someone who may need to see the smiling face of another brother or sister of Christ
  • During these uncertain and trying times pause and as Pastor Ryan says “Keep the main thing the main thing”. Worship can happen in many ways.
  • Reconnect with your Emmaus community and experience Christ presence in a new way ( Where two or more or gathered)

Meeting details

When – Saturday, April 18that 7 PM

Copy and paste the link below  to join on PC or tablet or smartphone

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ups.zoom.us/j/8043579167?pwd=YXRQdnNxeEpmdDhkVVYxSDZsTWQxQT09

Meeting ID: 804 357 9167

Password: 885140

Dial by your location 3 options if one fails

        +1 646 558 8656

        +1 312 626 6799

        +1 301 715 8592       

04/16/20

Prayer request for Benjamin Barbee

Hello Friends,
 
I invite you to please pause and pray for Benjamin Barbee who is about to undergo an important swallowing test very soon.  Please pray that Benjamin will be able to swallow on is his own, if he passes this test, he will not need to have a feeding tube surgically placed in his abdomen. This will help in his future rehab and surgical procedures.

Thank you, prayer warriors!
 
Jay Carey
04/1/20

April Prayer Chart

If anyone would like to write for May, please contact Rachel Pack   rtpack1@comcast.net

  1. Thank You Lord for Your beautiful creation!
  2. Thank You for new beginnings.
  3. For those who struggle with addictions
  4. For freedom from addictions and total dependence on You to fill the emptiness
  5. For those who are grieving
  6. For those who are battling cancer
  7. For healing of the broken
  8. For those searching for Peace that comes only from You
  9. For those who do not know Jesus
  10. For restoration of Haiti
  11. For all missionaries
  12. For upcoming mission trips
  13. For those with neurological disorders
  14. For pastors and their families
  15. For revival of churches everywhere
  16. For our government
  17. For the USA
  18. For military and their families
  19. For those on dialysis
  20. For all caregivers
  21. For Hospice staff
  22. For those in the hospital
  23. For those who feel alone
  24. For those waiting for test results
  25. For those waiting on answers from prayers
  26. For those with financial difficulties
  27. For Kairos ministry
  28. For Epiphany ministry
  29. For all prison ministries
  30. Thank You, Lord for answered prayers!

Offered by a pilgrim on a journey

03/30/20

Prayer Request Needed

Hello Friends,
 
I invite you to pause and pray for Benjamin Barbee who was in a very serious car accident this afternoon and was taken to the hospital emergency room.  We do not know his condition, but his parents, Mark and Elizabeth are there.  

Thank you, prayer warriors!
 
Jay Carey
03/12/20

March CLD Message and Virus Update

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Richmond Emmaus Community,
 
Welcome to March!  Please take a moment to read this entire message as it contains important information regarding upcoming activities and the Covid -19 virus. Before we discuss that, I have to say WOW God showed up in a big way last week at Women’s walk. I am sure he will do the same during the Men’s Walk next weekend.  We hope everyone can come and support the men.
 
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at 6:30 at Bethia UMC for our gathering.
 
What – Gathering
When – Saturday 6:30 PM (Note time change)
Where – Bethia UMC
10700 Winterpock Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832
 
We will be introducing our newest community members from Richmond 134 and introducing the men’s team from Richmond 135.
 
Thank you all for stepping up and signing up to pray on the prayer wheel.  It is completely full.  I’m sure all the team members and pilgrims will feel the love and prayer next weekend. 
 
Speaking of prayers, we have a couple prayer request:

>Bill Phillips needs your prayers as he has been on the transplant list for some time so please keep him in prayer.
>In building on our relationship with South Side, please pray that God brings them the pilgrims they need for their upcoming Men’s walk.  Let’s do all we can to support them.
>Please pray for the end of the Covid-19 virus.  

In response to Covid-19 virus, the Richmond Emmaus board is implementing the following changes until further notice to mitigate any risk of exposure to this or any other flu like viruses:

>There will be NO potluck dinner.  Gathering will start at 6:30 instead of 6:00.
>Communion juice will be received in individual cups rather than the traditional method.
>Circling up and locking arms or touching elbows will replace holding hand. 

The board will continue to assess the situation and follow or exceed recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies. Richmond 135 is still planned as scheduled and similar precautions will be implemented. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for any changes
 
If you are experiencing any symptoms or respiratory issues, please remain home and know that as a community that you are loved and we are praying for you.

As a community we can continue to pray for:
> All suffering from this and all illnesses
>All providing care to the sick
>All combating the spread of infection
>All who are currently feeling anxious 

In this time of uncertainty let us remember that Richmond Emmaus has by the grace of God been that “city build on a hill” for 134 walks and through his grace will continue to shine Christ light for 134 more. 

Romans 15:13 –  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
 
God Bless and hope to see you Saturday
 
Kevin
Richmond Emmaus Community Lay Director
03/1/20

March Prayer List

MARCH PRAYER LIST
March 1        Pray that God will reveal Himself to someone you know this month.
March 2         Pray for those battling cancer.
March 3         Pray for the Kairos ministry.
March 4         Pray for members of the military stationed abroad.
March 5        Pray for the team of Richmond 134 as they prepare for the pilgrims.
March 6         Pray for the pilgrims of Richmond 134 as they begin their walk.
March 7        Pray for the Va. General Assembly as the 2020 session adjourns.
March 8        Pray for all who are suffering because of a broken relationship.
March 9        Pray for the pilgrims of Richmond 134 as they begin their 4 th day.
March 10       Pray for those controlled by fear. Fear is a liar.
March 11       Pray to be a blessing to a stranger this month.
March 12      Pray as spring begins, and God creates new life.
March 13       Pray for all first responders.
March 14       Pray for the Epiphany ministry.
March 15       Pray for teachers and everyone involved in educating our children.
March 16       Pray for our nations leaders.
March 17       Pray for our own hard hearts.
March 18       Pray for the Holy Spirit to come upon us and calm our hearts.
March 19       Pray for the team of Richmond 135 as they prepare for the pilgrims
March 20       Pray for the pilgrims of Richmond 135 as they begin their walk.
March 21       Pray for all people involved in health care.
March 22       Pray for the unemployed and the under employed.
March 23       Pray for the pilgrims of Richmond 135 as they begin their 4th day.
March 24       Pray for families that care for children with special needs.
March 25       Pray for your pastor.
March 26       Pray for the homeless.
March 27       Pray for the lay leaders in your church.
March 28       Pray for all children who suffer abuse.
March 29       Pray for a revival in churches in the US and around the world.
March 30       Pray for Christians who suffer because of their faith.
March 31       Pray for the Richmond Emmaus community.
Presented by R135 Team
11/11/19

Working Board Announcements

New Board Members!

At the November Gathering, the Richmond Emmaus Community elected the following members to serve on the Working Board in the 2020–2022 term: Lori Alford, Cody Dedmon, Shawn Holt, Anne Moseley (lay members), and Bob Moseley (clergy member). In addition, we have an opening for another clergy member. Clergy who would be interested in this role should contact Rev. Mark Rooks, our Community Spiritual Director.

Thank you to the following lay members who have served for the past three years and whose terms are ending in December: Jim Attaway, Patrick Phillips, and Mary Riemer.

Thank you to all who offered to serve, and to all who elected our newest Board members!

Reductions in Sponsoring and Teaming Fees Announced!

Due to reduced expenses at the Virginia Nazarene Camp, the Richmond Emmaus Board has voted to adjust Walk fees for 2020 as follows:  

Pilgrim application fee — $50.
Sponsorship fee  — $150.
Teaming fee — $175.

Scholarships are available for teaming and sponsorship fees; these must be requested in advance and in writing from the Board Treasurer, who will present them to the Board for approval.

Susie Stough
Community Lay Director