Oklahoma Walk to Emmaus
From the Community Lay Director:
Greetings to my Emmaus Brothers
and Sisters. My name is Harry Hammonds, the new Community Lay Director for the
Northwest Community. I am honored and blessed to be serving such a great
organization. I feel with your support and prayers we can have a great year. I
do have one thing to ask of you right off, we need your prayers for the
upcoming set of walks. We need Pilgrims and Sponsors ASAP. Again I am blessed to be a part of such a
great organization and a wonderful group of people.
The upcoming Walk to Emmaus
weekends are right around the corner!
The Men’s Walk #89 will be March
6-9, and the Women’s Walk #90 will be March 13-16. The Lay Directors for this
set of Walks are Jim and Ronda Martin. Both Walks will be held at Central
Christian Church in Enid. Whether we
have the Walks will depend once again on whether or not we have enough pilgrims
to hold them. The Board of Directors has set the target number as 15, so please get your applications
in as soon as possible if you plan to sponsor. The number of men’s apps IN HAND
by Saturday February 15, will determine whether or not the Men’s Walk will be
held. The number of women’s apps IN HAND by Saturday February 22, will
determine whether or not the Women’ Walk will be held. Once it has been
determined that the Walk(s) will indeed be held, additional applications will
still be accepted after the given dates. The Board of Director, as well as Lay
Directors Jim and Ronda, are praying for these Walks, team, team meetings,
sponsors and pilgrims already committed and those yet to be called.
Will you please join us in
prayer? If you need an application, send
your request to the Registrar Paula Beiland at email@example.com., and she
will email you one.
From the Lay Directors
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens
I have been greatly blessed and
encouraged by the responses of the group of men and women who have been called
to serve on Walk #89! The conference room team and prayer room team have begun
the process of previewing and preparing for the pilgrims, and, in the process,
have found that we renew and refresh ourselves.
We smooth and straighten our own edges as we interact with our fellow
Christian brothers and sisters. We have
a strong team in the making, and we anticipate a powerful interaction during
the Walk. Please be in prayer for the
team and for the pilgrims.
Please spend some time in prayer
and meditation to see if God is leading you to sponsor a pilgrim. While it is important to the dynamics of the
conference room that we have 15 or more pilgrims, please, don’t fall into the
trap of just “finding someone” who will go.
Our purpose is to grow and develop men and women to be leaders in their
churches. It is not to convert someone
to be a believer, nor is it to repair a life that has been broken by recent
difficulty. Those individuals are
candidates for our love and leadership now, and then we can sponsor them as a
pilgrim when they are ready to grow. In
relation to Proverbs 27:17, the Walk to Emmaus is to sharpen the edges, not
build the sword. As God puts it on your
heart to sponsor, please, model the 4th day activities by participating in a
reunion group and local community gathering with them, thus maintaining our
Outside teams are in the
formation process, so please be in prayer for them as well!
I hope to see you at the
activities of the walk!
#89 Team Roster
Lay Director – Jim MartinSpiritual
Director – Dave Jones
Assistant Spiritual Directors –
Bryan Tener, Fred Jones, Andy Teston, Butch Phillips
Assistant Lay Directors – Mel
Link, Tom Snyder, Bill Shaw, Keith Strack
Table Leaders – Tim Boyer, Harry
Hammonds, Gary Shields, Nelson Frantz, Jim Coup
Assistant Table Leaders – Bill
Vice, Kris Mapel, Dennis Ferguson, John Kelly, Bill Reynolds
Board Representative – Jim Cox
Music Director – Mike Dean
Assistant Music Director – J.C.
“Were not our hearts burning
within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
The time is quickly approaching for the
next set of walks! God has blessed me
with an awesome conference team for Walk #90.
The men and women who complete the team roster will most assuredly be a
blessing to, not only the pilgrims, but to the other team members as well. I wait in expectation and anticipation as
what God has planned for this Walk to Emmaus #90.
I would like to encourage each of you to
answer God’s call if He is nudging you to sponsor someone for this Walk. I know we all get busy and sometimes
that we “just don’t have time” to do all that’s involved with sponsoring;;
however, if you feel God is asking you to take that step, I pray that,
remembering what your own Walk To Emmaus meant to you, you will follow His lead
to sponsor and allow someone else to experience, in their own way, the
blessings that you yourself received.
What a blessing it will be, not only to that pilgrim, but to you as well! God’s like that, you know.
I am so grateful and feel so blessed
have been given the opportunity to serve as the Lay Director for Walk #90. I would appreciate your prayers for the Board
of Directors, the conference room team, the behind-the-scenes team, and, of
course, the pilgrims whose applications we already have in hand, as well as
those yet to be called. I would also
like to encourage you to participate in Send-Off, Candlelight, and Closing.
#90 Team Roster
Lay Director—Ronda Martin
Spiritual Director—Mickey Moery
—Carrell Still, Pam Cottrill, Lilly Freeman, Susan Southall
Link, Dee McKenna, Brenda Roser, Sally Phillips
Beiland, Gayla White, Rosemary Finch, Dawn Mills, Pam Shields
Assistant Table Leaders—Kacy
Wallace, Evelyn Jones, Pat Moery, Kim Trent, Peg Krick
Board Representative—Trish Hise
Music Director—Mickey Wilfong
The Pilgrims book tables will be
stocked again with consigned books during the upcoming Walks, then donations
will be taken from Communities and the Pilgrims. The unsold books will be returned to the book
store or added to the library depending on the donations received. If anyone would like to send a contribution
for the book tables, please just send to NWOK Emmaus, c/o Sherry Larson P.O.
Box 2281 Elk City, OK 73648 with that
designation. We have some used books in
inventory now, but there are some great new books that we will be making
available on the walks.
Men’s and Women’s Walks
60 pieces of agape needed per walk - all types
Please remember that table napkins, place
mats, sacks, etc. are also GREATLY appreciated forms of Agape! Even things like the table decorations for
Saturday night (party balloons and confetti).
And always remember to WRITE letters to not
only your pilgrims but ALL!
“Your Fourth Day Connection”
This is an online resource of
ideas for handmade agape gifts
Or email Katrina Caputo
Happy Day, Laura
Have you signed up for the Walk
89 and 90 Prayer Vigils yet? The posters haven’t come to your Community? No
Worry! Sign up online at 3dayol.org. This list contains upcoming
Walks throughout the U. S. and World listed alphabetically. Scroll down until you reach Northwest Oklahoma Emmaus. So go online
sign up now! Remember, prayer is one of the foundations of successful Walks!
You may also sign up using our
online database. In Internet Explorer (version 9 or later) enter
nwok.inetmember.com in the address bar. For those who have not used the
database this is a little less user-friendly method; but, it is still an
For two years members of the
Northwest Oklahoma Emmaus Community have had access to an online database
containing information about the members and Walks of Northwest Oklahoma
Emmaus. Although this database is not exactly user-friendly it is the only real
option we have for maintaining accessible contact information for the thousand
plus people who have been a part of our Community. The Board of Directors is
considering scrapping the database because it is not being used by the
Community. If you would like to share your opinion concerning the database,
please contact Community Lay Director Harry Hammonds (580-233-3492 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) or Community Spiritual Director Carrell Still (580-231-0576
or email@example.com) before February 22nd.
Board Members by Class:
Class of 2014
Laura Girty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Hammonds, email@example.com
Sarah Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy Smith, email@example.com
Janet Ketron, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mickey Moery, email@example.com
Class of 2015
Paula Beiland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Boyer, Boyer910@gmail.com
George Hilton, email@example.com
John Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Roser, email@example.com
Wendie Jencks-Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2016
Sherry Larosn, Dsab85@aol.com
Bill Vice, email@example.com
Denny Kirck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Shaw, Bshaw.email@example.com
Jim Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gene Spillman, email@example.com
Harry Hammonds, Community Lay
Carrell Still, Community
Send Off and
Send off for the Men’s walk # 89
will be Thursday March 6th
Send off for the Women’s walk #
90 will be Thursday March 13th
We will gather for snacks and
fellowship at 6:30 pm
Send off will follow at 7:30pm
Make plans to attend Send Off and
Sponsor’s Hour, even if you are now sponsoring a pilgrim. Blessings always are abundant. Please do not bring
pilgrims before 6:30pm. Sponsors hour is the prayer service following
to surround the weekend in prayer. All
of these events will be held in the fellowship hall and Chapel at Central
Christian Church, Enid.
If you are sponsoring a pilgrim,
you might suggest that your pilgrim bring a sweater/jacket for the weekend as
the conference room may not be suitable for everyone and please be aware that
before Sponsor’s hour, you will need to WAIT for instructions about when to
make up your pilgrim’s bed. Also,
sponsors please understand that if at all possible, you need to take your
pilgrims out to eat before bringing them to send off. The snacks at Sendoff are
not intended to be the pilgrim’s meal.
Men’s Walk # 89 Saturday, March
Women’s Walk # 90 Saturday, March
Do you remember walking into the
candlelight service on your Walk to Emmaus? For many that is an unforgettable
memory. The purpose of candlelight is to
demonstrate God’s love to the pilgrims through the presence of the smiling
faces and the shining candles of the community.
So, we need everyone to come to both Candlelight services for the
Please come; and encourage all of
your Emmaus brother and sisters to come.
Load up a vehicle and come together!
There is a good chance that you will not only bless the pilgrims and
team but will also return home with your heart filled with God’s love, too.
Candlelight for the Men’s and
Women’s will be held at the Central Christian Church in Enid. The worship
service is scheduled to begin at 8:30pm.
Childcare will be provided during the worship service. If you come early
to participate in the dinner entertainment (scheduled for 6:15), you will need
to make your own arrangements for your children.
Please come and participate in
these worship services as a means of support for the pilgrims, team and our
Emmaus Community. We need your prayers
and smiling faces to make these Candlelight services all that God intends for
them to be.
* Closing *
The community will gather on
Sunday @ 4pm on March 9th for the Men’s walk 89, and on March 16th of the
Women’s walk 90.
Closing should began around
PLEASE come and show your love
and support to these pilgrims!
We want to welcome our new
pilgrims into the community at Forth day service set for March 29th, at noon,
at Central Christian Church, Enid.
Please make an effort to be there to welcome our new members with a
covered dish luncheon at noon followed by worship service in the sanctuary.
ENID: 4TH Thursday of each month.
Sites rotated. 6:30pm potluck dinner. Child care provided.
Elk City: Every other month on
the second Friday at 6:30 pm at the United Methodist Church. Pot Luck dinner, Child care Provided.
Woodward: 2nd Monday of each
month. Woodward FUMC, 6:30 pm. Pot Luck dinner, child care provided.
Warm Hearts: (Newkirk): 3rd
Thursday of each month. Site varies 6:30 pm pot luck dinner. Child care
provided if requested.