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Canadian District elects new leadership at 2016 Synod

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Left to right: Bryan Peacock, Matt Gillard, Donna Gordon, James Lavoy, Holly Heffernan, Greg Weir, Bob Hawkesworth and Lynne Hennig.

At the 2016 Synod of the Canadian District of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church in North America, delegates elected leaders for the upcoming four-year intersynodal period. The 2016 Synod was held at Camp Van-Es near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada May 13-15.

Greg Weir, a member of Good Shepherd Church in Calgary, was elected president of the BECD.  Unlike other districts in the Northern Province, the BECD president can be either a layperson or clergy member.  Greg is a recently-retired high school principal.  He was elected on his first ballot.  In addition to serving as president of the BECD, Greg will join the Provincial Elders’ Conference of the Moravian Church Northern Province.

Joining Greg on the BECD are the Rev. Matt Gillard, pastor of Heimtal Moravian Church in Leduc; Bob Hawkesworth, a member of Good Shepherd; Holly Heffernan, a member at Christ Community in Calgary; the Rev. James Lavoy, pastor at Rio Terrace Moravian in Edmonton; and Bryan Peacock, also a member at Rio Terrace.  Bryan served as president BECD from 2012-16 and will continue on the board as a member.

Donna Gordon, a member at Christ Community, was elected as Canadian Moravian Mission Society chair. In this role, Donna will also serve as the Canadian District representative to the Board of World Mission.

Lynn Hennig, a member at Good Shepherd, was elected chair of the Camp Van-Es board, overseeing the work of the District’s camping ministry.

Elected members were installed at a service on Sunday, May 15. They will serve through the next Canadian District Synod in 2020.

Complete coverage of the Canadian District Synod will be in the July issue of the Moravian magazine.

 

Moravian Daily Texts

04/21/2018

Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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