Ladies WTE 75: April 26-29, 2018

April 7th, 2018

Ladies WTE 75: April 26-29, 2018

HONEYVILLE CANOSSIAN RETREAT HOUSE
57 Mount Davis Road
POKFULAM

LETTER FROM THE LAY DIRECTOR, WTE 75: JOANNE CHEUK

Dear Emmaus Brothers and Sisters

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

A few years ago, over summer, we attended a church service in the small town of Cortina D’ampezzo at the invitation of a group of Catholic sisters that we had met the day before in the Dolomite mountains.

Our meeting these sisters was pure happenstance, a God-incidence.  We had paused our hike for a photo break and asked the nearest person to help us take a photo.   After thanking her, we chatted for a while and it turned out that she was American, a Catholic sister living in Rome, spending her summer in the Dolomites.  She invited us to join her Catholic sisters for a picnic further up the mountain. The sisters, from all over the world, and we spent an idyllic and memorable afternoon together.  At one point Jose, my husband, was in competition with them to see who could spit watermelon seeds the furthest.

As we made exchanged contact details and made arrangements to leave, they invited us to Sunday service the next day, where they would be singing.

Our family of 4 attended that service.  The church was filled to the brim. The service was in Italian and although we couldn’t understand the sermon I remember thinking how wonderful it was that we from Hong Kong could partake in communion in Cortina, so remote and so many miles from home. I also thought listening to the sisters sing how beautiful their voices were and even though they were all from different parts of the world and different backgrounds how united they were…in voice, in song and in faith. I remember thinking at the time if perhaps that is not Gods vision for us all…a little slice of heaven on earth.

I feel the same about The Walk to Emmaus experience and its supporting community.  Each of us arrives with a different story but we are united for those three days by song, by community and by faith, all made possible by prayer and amazing agape love.

I remember my own walk as a powerful, pivotal experience in my faith journey and I feel so blessed, grateful and incredibly humbled to be the Lay Director for this upcoming women’s walk, walk #75.  Although my faith journey has not been without its challenges, I am thankful for all those circumstances that have brought me to where I am today, right now, right here.

I am not alone in my belief that the WTE initiative is a powerful one, and I am thankful for the team of WTE#75 who have responded with a strong YES to be the heart, hands and feet of Christ.  We give thanks to our Emmaus community for their generous support through prayer and agape love. Whatever contribution you feel called to make over the weekend, whether it be prayer, cleaning, dishwashing, agape, we thank you for joining us, one body, united in being the heart, hands and feet of Christ.

De Colores

Joanne

Walk #75 Team List:

Spiritual Director: Howard Mellor
Assistant Spiritual Director: Tryfina Simick
Assistant Spiritual Director: Wade Wollin
Board Advisor: Dee Mulligan

Lay Director: Joanne Cheng
Assistant Lay Director: Dahn Walker
Assistant Lay Director: Gigi Tse
Assistant Lay Director: Heather Xie

Priority:  Dahn Walker
Priesthood of All Believers:  Theresa Kwong
Life of Piety:  Anne Lim
Growth through Study:  Jennifer Cheng
Christian Action:  Ting Chiu
Discipleship:  Ester Li
Changing Our World:  Daphne Kuok
Body of Christ:  Sylvia Lam
Perseverance:  Joanne Cheng
Fourth Day:  Heather Xie

Table Leader:  Lorraine Lee
Table Leader:  Dorothy Chan
Table Leader:  Emilie Banfield
Table Leader:  Carrine Wong
Table Leader:  Madalina Wu

Agape: Maria Chu
Agape Assistant: Naomi Chui
Agape Chapel: Jannie Tam
Music Team: Jan Johnston, Heresa (Bless) Araguas

AGAPE LETTERS, MEALS, GIFTS, AND ACTS OF SERVICE
(DISHWASHING!) ARE NEEDED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED!
PLEASE CONTACT MARIA CHU: MARIACHU@ALPHA-GENERAL.COM

As an important member of the Emmaus Community you are encouraged
as to show your AGAPE Love by attending these events:

Thursday, 26 April

  • 7:30 pm — – Sponsor’s Hour in the Chapel

Saturday, 28 April

  • 5:30pm — – Contributions to Banquet delivered to Agape Team
  • 7:00pm — – Community Potluck
  • 7:30pm — – Gutbucket, Community Service & Candlelight

Sunday, 29 April

  • 2:30pm — – Closing Community Service in the Chapel

De Colores!

The Walk To Emmaus Hong Kong Steering Committee

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