05/30/20

June Prayer Chart

  1. The Homeless
  2. All graduating Seniors – High School and College
  3. Those suffering from all forms of Mental Illness
  4. People fostering Children
  5. Families of those affected by drug abuse
  6. Single Parents
  7. Those suffering financial difficulties
  8. Benjamin Barbee – continued healing & Elizabeth & Mark Barbee during this journey
  9. Adoptions – those new to the process – may their families be blessed!
  10. Schools including colleges as they look to the new school year.  Decisions for when to start
  11. Children of the world
  12. For Scientists working on a vaccine
  13. For God to remove the Corona Virus
  14. For Families that have lost loved ones during the Pandemic
  15. For those suffering from loneliness
  16. For those that have lost jobs and having financial issues
  17. For our Military
  18. For our President and Governor
  19. For First Responders, EMT’s and Firefighters
  20. For all Medical Personnel
  21. For all Fathers – those with us and those that have gone to be with the Lord
  22. For Teachers and their students
  23. Future Emmaus Walks
  24. For Christians to be the Light during trying times
  25. For Respect and Protection for our Police
  26. People suffering from hunger
  27. Salvation for the Unsaved
  28. For our Pastors
  29. Those being persecuted for their belief in Christ
  30. Business in USA.  Growth and Prosperity
  31. Alternate: Our Country as a whole to come to Christ

 

 

Presented by Gracie Girls Reunion Group

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
04/17/20

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       

03/13/20

Update to Gathering and Walk 134

Richmond Emmaus Community,

We are in unchartered territory right now as the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has become a state of emergency in our Commonwealth, nation and world So, it is imperative that we, the Body of Christ, respond with wisdom and faithfulness and with a sense of calmness during these days of uncertainty and fear.

Pastor Jay Carey contacted me to let me know the Bishop has suspended all activities in the district. See below:

“So effective today (March 13th), ALL WORSHIP SERVICES, MEETINGS, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES AND GATHERINGS OF ANY SIZE SCHEDULED TO MEET AT Bethia UMC ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL MONDAY MARCH 23 (Unless, if necessary, extended to a later date for health reasons).

This includes ALL OUTSIDE GROUPS that use our church facility for their meetings and gatherings.”

GATHERING TOMORROW HAS BEEN CANCELED AND THE NEXT GATHERING WILL BE APRIL 18TH AT BETHIA AND 4TH DAY TRAINING WILL BE PRIOR. Details to follow.

The board had already voted to cancel gathering prior to this information in the interest of safety for our community. 

The UPPER ROOM issued a statement recommending all retreats be cancelled until the end of April. The board reviewed this and all information relating to this situation and made the decision to postpone Richmond 135 to June 4-7 which was the next available date at the retreat.

R135 HAS BE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 4-7

God has this! Let’s look at this as an opportunity to add more pilgrims to R135!

I am sharing brief devotion from today as it made me smile and reminded me that even though I do not see this as a “pit” He is in control.

Today’s Scripture

“…He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God…”  (Psalm 40:2-3,NIV)

Be a Pit Praiser

When God sees you praising Him in the pit, praising Him in the storm, praising Him in the loss, that’s what He calls “a sacrifice of praise.” He knows it’s not easy and you feel like quitting. When you praise Him in the pit that moves Him in a greater way. Its one thing to be grateful when things are going your way, but when you have a song of praise in your heart when every circumstance says you should be depressed, get ready for God to show out in your life. David said in today’s Scripture that praise brings you out of the pit. Praise when it’s sunny, and praise when it’s rainy. Praise when business is up, and praise when it’s down. David said in Psalm 34, “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise will continually be in my mouth.” God is looking for some pit praisers, people who praise no matter what happens.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank you that the pits I find myself in are only temporary stops along the way to my final destination. Thank You that I can offer You a sacrifice of praise because You hold victory in store for the upright. I believe that You’ll get me to where I’m supposed to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”  – 

Please feel to reach to me directly if you have questions or concerns at 804-787-4214.

God Bless

Kevin

Richmond Emmaus Community Lay Director

03/6/20

Candlelight

Good Afternoon,  It is day 1 for Richmond 134 Women’s walk so please continue to pray for the team, pilgrims and their families the next 3 days and beyond.

Please join us for Candlelight on Saturday. We start Gathering at 7:30 to sign the place mats and worship will start around 8. As we reflect on the impact candlelight had on us, spread the word to others in the community and invite them to attend.

The location is the Virginia Nazarene Retreat Center, 1151 High School Road, Buckingham, VA 23921

Matthew 5- 14-16
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”


God Bless
Kevin
03/3/20

R134 Women’s Walk, Pilgrim List

The following are the Pilgrims of R134 – Womens Walk, Please continue to pray over each of them.

First NameLast NameChurch
TammyAgeeWest End AOG
LauraBooneBerea Baptist Church
ShirleyBrownSt. Matthews 25th Church
MelissaCostleyParkway Baptist Church
SandyDrahmsBethia UMC
TrinaEstesWoodlake UMC
KristieFaisonSt. Mark’s UMC
LorrieFloresBethia UMC
LisaFosterSt. Matthews 25th Church
JudyGalpertCrewe Baptist
SherryGravesBethia UMC
MicheleHix-MosbyPeaks Baptist
JeanHobbsCrestwood Presbyterian
LauraHunterCommunity West Church
JulieMarshallCentral Baptist
MelanieMooreJourney (Three Chopt)
BeckyNewcombParham Road Baptist
MariePalisanoJourney Christian
RachellePetersChester Christian Church
RoxannReganCloverhill Church
JanetSpradlinJourney (Three Chopt)
BrendaTrentParham Road Baptist

Agape Reminder:
The bed and table agape should not be signed except by reunion groups and churches.  Please prepare enough pieces for each pilgrim plus 2 or 3 extra.

Thank you,

02/27/20

Prayers for Bryan Lane’s Family

Please keep Brian Lane and his family in your thoughts and prayers as his father passed on February 26th after a long battle with cancer. Please lift up the family during this difficult time. Arrangements are below:

Woody’s Funeral Home

1771 North Parham Road

Richmond, VA 23229

Viewing: Monday, 3/2/20     2-4 pm & 6-8 pm

Service: Tuesday, 3/3/20     11:00 am

Processional: Greenwood Memorial Garden     (Mausoleum to the left of the pond)

                         12609 Patterson Avenue

                          Richmond, VA   23238

02/24/20

Prayer Request


Everyone,

I ask for prayers for my mom, Sarah Collins as she goes through surgery tomorrow (Feb. 25) to remove a cancerous lump.  Please pray for guidance for the surgeon, and all medical personnel involved with this procedure, that they may remove all the cancerous cells.  Pray for God to grant her speedy recovery from this procedure, and (if it be His will) that she will not have any re-occurrence.

May God pour out His blessings on you all.

Charlie Brown
02/22/20

R134 and R135 Prayer Wheel Sign Ups Needed!

Hello Community Members,

With Walk R134 (Women’s March 5-8th) and Walk R135 (Men’s March 19-22nd) approaching, please take a minute to visit one of the links below to sign up for the 30 minute prayer wheel.

There are over 100 slots still available for the Women’s walk and about the same for the Men’s.  Your help is needed to fill these slots.  Please sign up!!
It is so important that this weekend be immersed in prayer and that is where EACH OF US is needed to be fervently praying for the pilgrim’s and team’s!

I am confident that the prayer slots for both the upcoming weekends can be filled within 24 hours if each person chooses one time slot!

Click here to go to the sign up page https://richmondemmaus.com/upcoming-walks/

02/19/20

A Message from Mark Rooks

Message from Mark Rooks – freakaboutsafety@gmail.com – Gmail

Dear Richmond Emmaus Community…

Thanks for all you do to make the ministry of Richmond Emmaus effective.  As you know the purpose of the Walk to Emmaus is to renew the Church through development of leaders and renewal of Christians as faithful, committed disciples of Jesus Christ.

Through the experience of the weekend and the ongoing 4th Day activities, individuals grow in their walk with God. 

For this to occur, men and women first participate in the weekend event.  
Our Community currently has two weekends upcoming:  
R134 (Women) scheduled for March 5-8 R135 (Men) scheduled for March 19-22.  Please be in prayer for the teams, pilgrims and weekend events.

Currently there are 23 women confirmed to attend R134.  For R135 there are only 13 men confirmed to attend.  The minimum number required in order to hold a weekend is 20 and the maximum is 36.  For many years our weekends were not only filled with 36 pilgrims, but there was a waiting list participate.

In recent years two trends have been occurring: 
1—Individual team members have had to take on a greater responsibility of finding pilgrims in order for the weekend to take place, and…
2—As a community, we have struggled to reach the minimum number of pilgrims for each weekend.  

This is where your help is urgently needed.
We are less than 2 weeks away from the women’s weekend and four weeks from the men’s weekend.  While there are enough women to hold the weekend, more are welcome.  For the men things are more critical.  It is absolutely imperative that we reach at least 20, but preferably 25-30 men to hold the weekend on March 19-22!!!

There are over 60 men and women giving of their time, and talents to serve on these two teams.  They have both been meeting every Friday evening for several weeks to prepare.  They are completely focused on their tasks as team members.  Now it is the responsibility of the Community to do the work of praying, discerning and asking good candidates to Walk to Emmaus in March.

Who are ideal candidates for a WTE? 
They:
-Are members of a local church-NOT in between churches
-Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives
-May have unanswered questions about their faith
-Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility
-Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner -Active and involved church leaders are often excellent candidates for WTE!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE act on this today.  First pray, then listen to who God is leading you to speak with about joining a Walk in March.  Thank you.
Grace upon grace.

Rev. Mark Rooks
Community Spiritual Director