Happy Fathers Day! Our journey through the gospel of Mark takes us to a parable about gardening - something some dads like to do (along with some moms). 

What do we learn about ourselves, as spiritually fertile soil? 

What do we learn about ourselves, as farmers of the Gospel seed?

Likkel's Lections:


These may not be your personal priorities, but this is the list in your pastor's head, in terms of priorities for Emmaus Road:
  • Rest/Renewal
  • Explore/Establish UP, IN, OUT rhythms for growth
  • Recruit new Godly Play Storyteller (see below)
  • Launch Learning w/Elders - Mike, Rennie
  • Support Dan, recently transitioning into Music/Liturgy Leader
  • Recruit Treasurer
  • Recruit Children/Youth Ministry Coordinator
Please contact Pastor Eric, or Elders Mike or Rennie, with insights or questions about this list. Stay tuned for more information.


After seven and a half years, our beloved Godly Play Storyteller, Mr. Matthew Park, is moving to Philadelphia to pursue graduate studies. Michele is also going to begin a church planting residency there. Matt's last Godly Play session will be Sunday, July 31st, but a farewell moment for Matt and Michele may be planned for Sunday, August 21st. Stay tuned!



July 3rd and August 21st are two Sundays when Emmaus Road does not have use of the Seattle School.  These would be good opportunities to invite the church over for coffee and donuts, lead a prayer, and sing the Old 100th Doxology. Don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors who have always been curious about your church. If interested, speak to Pastor Eric, or Elders Mike or Rennie.



Please join us at EMP’s Sky Church on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., to honor and celebrate the life of Mark Nelson, a beloved brother in Christ, a leader in Emmaus Road, our worship and music leader for several years.

For details (and to indicate whether you will be able to attend),
click here: https://tnstrong.com/2016/06/04/tnstrong-mark-nelson-memorial/

This will be Emmaus Road's worship gathering for the weekend; NO SERVICE on Sunday morning.

Next week, we are back at the Seattle School of Theology/Psychology, 10:30AM.

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.