Thirty new Loudoun Valley Emmaus pilgrims intentionally spent 72 hours away from their daily life’s routines to walk with two teams of laity and clergy on a journey filled with exploration, reflection, and response to God’s invitation given to all to walk a Fourth Day life. They explored what God’s never-failing, personal love means to each of us wherever we are. They reflected on God’s individual intentions for them, their families, and their friends. They were presented with numerous opportunities to respond to God’s love and His intentions in specific acts of personal and shared commitment to a Fourth Day life.
Pilgrims of LV85 and LV86, welcome to Loudoun Valley Emmaus. We are a faith community that reaches from Clear Brook, VA to Oxon Hill, MD. We are a diverse group of believers committed to a Fourth Day life who want to share that life with each other. You will hear from your “new best friends” by this newsletter, our website (http://www.lvemmaus.org), and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LVEmmaus). More importantly, we want to hear you at our monthly Gatherings (see below), especially the November’s Gathering which includes a welcome hour (also called DDU) to give you a clearer understanding of the roles you are invited to fill in LVE.
Loudoun Valley Emmaus members who incorporated acts of agape in your Fourth Day by praying, sponsoring, teaming, serving in various support roles, providing tangible agape in the form of letters, cards, and other items, celebrating God’s presence in worship and song: Thank You for serving as Christ’s Hands and Feet. We are blessed to have the opportunity to use the gifts He gives us to celebrate the life He calls us to in acts of piety, study, and action.
But what’s next? If you know or recently became acquainted with one or more of the new pilgrims or other Loudoun Valley Emmaus member that you haven’t seen in a while, reach out to them in the next weeks to share the life God has given you and to hear of God’s direction in their life. That can be a simple card in the mail, phone call, or a shared cup of coffee. It is also a way of affirming God’s grace in our life.
Central Texas #109, Table of St. Paul