9/26/15

EMMAUS ROAD @ LIKKELS 9.27.15

This Sunday we gather @ Likkel house - informal fellowship, prayer, conversation
(text Eric if you need address)

"Agenda"

  • Welcome and Prayer 
  • Look Ahead: Dates to Remember 
  • BRIEF Intro to Survey (Summary Sheet) 
  • Drink Coffee, Eat Krispy Kreme Donuts

Down the road…..

October 4 - worship @ Seattle School
October 11 - worship @ Seattle School
October 17 - Saturday church wedding (no Sunday gathering)
October 25 - worship @ Seattle School
November 1 - worship @ Seattle School (set clocks back Saturday night!)
November 8 - worship @ Seattle School
November 15 - worship @ Seattle School
November 22 - gathering @ Elenbaas home, Lake Forest Park
November 29 - worship @ Seattle School
December 6 -  worship @ Seattle School
December 11 - Christmas Party @ Likkels'
December 13 - worship @ Seattle School
December 20 - worship @ Seattle School
December 24 - Christmas Eve 7PM @ Seattle School (no Sunday gathering 27th)
January 3 - worship @ Seattle School

8/22/15

EMMAUS ROAD @ BEACH THIS SUNDAY, 23rd


  • August 23rd, 10:30AM, meeting for fellowship outside @ Olympic Sculpture Park/Myrtle Edwards beach

  • Resuming regular worship at Seattle School, Sunday August 30th, 10:30AM



  • Beach at Myrtle Edwards/Olympic Sculpture Park


    6/11/15

    THIS SUNDAY - EMMAUS ROAD IN BELLEVUE, SHORELINE

    Instead of meeting at our regular time and place in Belltown at the Seattle School, Emmaus Road is invited to explore two options to build local connections with congregations and area ministries:


    SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT 7-8:30PM
    Benefit Concert for Aurora Commons
    Bellevue CRC - 1221 148th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA
    Bring canned goods, enjoy a variety of music, meet people from your sister congregations and ministries, and support the work of Aurora Commons. Our very own Sax'a'Bone Cirkus  (Pastor Eric Likkel and Dan Ruiter) from Emmaus Road will join a roster of diverse musicians Saturday night to raise awareness and support for the ongoing ministry of Aurora Commons.  Launched by Awake CR Church  this ministry along Aurora Avenue has been serving and reaching a vulnerable population along one of the most spiritually oppressive corridors of our city. Seattle Dream Church, led by Pastor Bomsu Kim, are the event organizers, with Bellevue CR Church offering their facility as hosts.

    SUNDAY WORSHIP WITH 1st SEATTLE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 10-11AM
    Pastor Eric Likkel preaches on second Sundays to one of our sister congregations in Shoreline. This is another opportunity to worship and become acquainted with local partner churches. 
    Directions to First Seattle CRC.

    6/6/15

    SUNDAY CREW DAY & DECALOGUE FOUR

    Emmaus Road, it's that time of year: people change routines, scatter, hopefully rest, recreate, etc.  But for us as a church, we also conclude one six month shift of Sunday volunteer roles and begin another.  Fittingly, tomorrow we celebrate SUNDAY CREW DAY, as we appreciate one another's service, AND we listen to the FOURTH COMMANDMENT, receiving the Lord's Sabbath instruction. Service and Sabbath are not enemies, they are friends. There are times to be fruitful, and there are times to prune; both are good. That is what tomorrow's theme will be about.


    LIKKEL’S LECTIONS 
    Gospel: John 15:1-10 
    Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-2,8 
    Psalter: Psalm 1 
    Epistle: Romans 15:13

    4/2/15

    WHERE DO I PARK ON SUNDAYS?

    Emmaus Road currently worships on Sundays at 10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown. Street parking is free on Sundays. Elliott is one way south, Western (one block up the hill) is one way north. Side streets of Wall, Vine, Cedar, etc., are all fair game. If street parking is hard to find, there is a very convenient small gravel pay lot across the street from the entrance to the school which is only $3 FOR THE ENTIRE DAY on Sundays!! 


    3/13/15

    THIS SUNDAY MARCH 15th

    Join us this Sunday, March 15th, at our usual time and place:
    10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown.
    Texts: Genesis 2:18, Matthew 4:19 
    Theme: Community On Purpose


















    Coming soon
    • Theology Pub, March 26th
    • Good Friday, April 3rd
    • Easter Feast, April 5th
    • Visit sister church, First Seattle CRC, April 12th

    2/25/15

    THEOLOGY PUB THURSDAY

    Join us next TOMORROWThursday, February 26th, 7:30pm @ Blue Star Cafe & Pub in Wallingford. Our time will include a presentation and discussion on the COUNTER-CULTURAL CALL OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY and it's COUNTERFEITS. What are the theological underpinnings of healthy spiritual community in Christ? What are the substitutes we often settle for? 

    Chris Fulkerson will lead our conversation. Chris is a CRC (Christian Reformed Church) pastor who has been doing ministry for about 20 years.   He is serving at Harbor Church in Seattle.  One of his first ministry roles was helping coordinate small groups for a college ministry.  Since that time he's made it a focus to explore and discover what builds Christian community in a variety of contexts.  Chris has an MDiv from Fuller, and a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies.  He lives with his lovely wife Christina and his dog Gabby.   He does life with them as well as his church family and a number of close friends.


    FYIpub theology as a national trend/movement has been noticed; check out a recent PBS special.

    2/12/15

    WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15th

    Join us this Sunday, February 15th, at our usual time and place:
    10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown.


    Hear part five 
    of the series 
    on Jesus' seven "I am" promises 
    from Gospel of John: 
    "I am the resurrection and the life."





    2/6/15

    WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8th

    Join us this Sunday, February 8th, at our usual time and place:
    10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown.


    Hear part four 
    of the series 
    on Jesus' seven "I am" promises in Gospel of John: 
    "I am the good shepherd."





    1/31/15

    NO WORSHIP GATHERING TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 1st

    Reminder, no meeting tomorrow, February 1st. 
    Take the opportunity to be with friends and neighbors.
    Join us next Sunday, February 8th, at our usual time and place:
    10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown

    1/24/15

    WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 25th

    Join us this Sunday, 10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown


    “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”




    ANNOUNCEMENT:
    next Sunday, February 1st, 
    no gathering at Seattle School;
    Super Social Sunday instead!

    1/17/15

    WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 18th

    Join us this Sunday, 10:30AM Seattle Schoolcorner of Elliott/Wall in Belltown


    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 
    “I am the light of the world. 
    Whoever follows me 
    will never walk in darkness, 
    but will have the light of life.” 
    John 8:12

    1/9/15

    WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 11th

    Join us this Sunday, January 11th
    10:30AM 
    @ Seattle School
    corner of Elliott/Wall







    Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, 
    “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:32-35

    1/3/15

    WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 4th

    Christmas Eve was fun! 
    We now enter 2015 with a baptism 
    and the promise of God's covenant 
    and the call of his covenant community.
    Join us as at the Seattle School, 10:30AM this Sunday.

    The Emmaus Road Story

    In the winter of 1997, we began as a small team of about 10 people, committed to gathering and growing a church that would connect with others like ourselves; people interested in connecting with God, in the person and work of Jesus Christ, but disconnected from the activity of many mainstream congregations. With the financial support of a larger church organization, our pastor was able to work full time with the team in planning, leadership development, and meeting people in the community.

    Our first meetings were open discussion forums. We talked about prayer, scripture, spiritual discipline and the issues with which we all struggle. As friends talked to friends, the first group expanded and we multiplied into two.

    Inspired by the journey process as a metaphor for spiritual growth, we searched for a name which would reflect that idea. In the resurrection narrative of Luke 24, we found our name "on the road to Emmaus."

    After our first worship event on Good Friday of 1997, both groups began to gather together for worship once a month. In various coffee shops and rental spaces, we gradually increased our worship times to twice a month, and in September of 1998 we decided to gather every Sunday. Since the beginning, numerical growth has been gradual but steady, most often through the personal contact of friends talking to friends.

    Today, several small groups continue to meet for open discussions on prayer, scripture, and the process of encountering God in daily life; we all gather for worship each week.