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District Developments: July 2018

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church: July 2018 David E. Bennett, President MasterChef it is not…but Master’s Chef…Maybe! It was in the midst of their “Youth First” after-school program that First Moravian Church of Easton, PA discovered that youth from their neighborhood loved learning how to cook. One of the modules of the […]

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District Developments: June 2018

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church: June 2018, David E. Bennett, President Ministry Plans Grow At Leadership Summit This last month an Eastern District Leadership Summit took place at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. This event offered the newly established Eastern District Service Ministry Teams an opportunity to meet face-to-face and finalize […]

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District Developments: May 2018

The Newsletter of the Eastern District Moravian Church: May 2018, David E. Bennett, President Catch a Glimpse of Hope This Season! Editor’s Note: Thank you to Sister Sue Dreydoppel, Director for Hope Conference & Renewal Center, for contributing this month’s article. Did you attend the 2016 Eastern District Synod? Do you remember the feeling after everyone had […]

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District Developments: April 2018

The Newsletter of the Eastern District Moravian Church: April 2018, David E. Bennett, President Sacred Stories- The Gift of Holy Week Readings There is something about the Holy Week readings that pace my life for this sacred season. Holding that small book in my hand and following along on the stories of Jesus’ journey toward cross and […]

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District Developments: March 2018

The Newsletter of the Eastern District Moravian Church March 2018, David E. Bennett, President “Wounded Healers” Our church sanctuaries are generally considered holy ground. Some of life’s most precious moments take place within these sacred spaces – children are baptized, wedding ceremonies seal love between two people, lives that have been lost are remembered and […]

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District Development: February 2018

The Newsletter of the Eastern District Moravian Church, February 2018, David E. Bennett, President Hurricane Relief Concert Sings a Melody of Compassion As the parade of hurricanes blew their way through the Caribbean this last year, the rest of the world held its breath. None more, however, than our Caribbean Moravian congregations whose family and friends […]

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District Developments: January 2018

The Newsletter of the Easter District Moravian Church, January 2018, David E. Bennett, President Gather, Go, Grow Provincial Synod 2018 On behalf of the Eastern District Executive Board, I send our warmest new-year greetings — especially within these extra chilly days! As 2018 dawns upon us, believe it or not so does another synod year! […]

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District Developments: December

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church, December 2017, David E. Bennett, President To Us, To Us…This Task is Given These words currently resonate in a very real and urgent way with Iglesia Esperanza for Bethlehem, an emerging ministry serving the south side of Bethlehem, PA. Following the hurricanes that tore their way through the Caribbean this fall, […]

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District Developments, October 2017

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church October 2017 David E. Bennett, President   Ministry Teams Renewed With Purpose In an earlier article, I wrote about the restructure of district commissions toward a more effective model for supporting our district congregations and achieving the mission mandates of the 2016 Eastern District Synod. Indeed, “To […]

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District Developments, August 2017

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church August 2017 David E. Bennett, President District Developments Meet Eastern District Social Media Intern Shana Angel In an earlier District Developments article, we shared information related to our search for an Eastern District Social Media Intern. Such action to strengthen our ability to network through social media […]

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District Developments, June 2017

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church June 2017 David E. Bennett, President District Developments   District Seeks Social Media Intern You see people sitting in the malls, waiting rooms, and even on park benches doing it…..it’s that telltale slow swipe of the finger down their smartphone or tablet…..over and over again as they […]

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District Developments, January 2017

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church January 2017 David E. Bennett, President Extending Christ’s Love With Community Ministry For Moravian Theological Seminary student, Mandy Mastros, it all comes together in these words….“Our Lord Jesus Christ entered into this world’s misery to bear it and overcome it. We seek to follow Him in serving […]

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District Developments, June 2016

The Newsletter of The Eastern District Moravian Church David E. Bennett, President The Divine Whispers of Leftovers! It all started with too much food! The Lebanon congregation had planned a special “Take a Friend to Church Sunday,” which included a nice luncheon following the service. Certainly being the amazing hosts they are, the congregation worked […]

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District Developments, May 2016

“We agreed to sponsor ‘a’ family Who arrived as ‘the’ family And is now ‘our’ family.” A message from our president, the Rev. David Bennett These words describe the “journey of the heart” for members of Central Moravian Church who have joined with four other local faith communities in resettling a Syrian refugee family. Inspired […]

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District Developments, April 2016

The Newsletter of the Eastern District  Moravian Church April 2016 • David E. Bennett, President Sharon Gives Back With 5K Run & Walk It was certainly a sad loss to the community, but undoubtedly a grave tragedy for the Brown family. One can only imagine the anguish they felt as the realization that their family business, Brown’s Heating […]

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District Developments, October 2015

The Newsletter of the Eastern District Moravian Church – David E. Bennett, president October 2015   It was Anything But Business as Usual…. “We always had flowers that decorated our sanctuary,” explained the church member, “but then we came to realize that flowers served more ourselves than our community. So it occurred to us….what if […]

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District Developments

January 2015 The Newsletter of the Eastern District Moravian Church  David E. Bennett, President They Are Getting Closer! I continually get inquiries regarding the development of the relocation and new ministry of Lancaster Moravian Church. With the new year now upon us, I am therefore happy to report that the church offices of The Moravian […]

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Creating God Space Conference

Creating God Space Practical, Doable, and Authentic ways to Engage in Spiritual Conversations September 12-13, 2014, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A Conference Sponsored by the Eastern District Evangelism Commission Hosted by Moravian Theological Seminary Speaker- Doug Pollock, Author of “God Space” Trying to figure out how to start spiritual conversations with your friends, co-workers, and family members […]

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Staff

Eastern District Executive Board   David Bennett, President Phone……………………… 610-865-0302 Email………………….. daveb@mcnp.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Johanna Heft, Administrative Assistant Phone……………………… 610-865-0302 Email………………….. johanna@mcnp.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Staff District Youth and Young Adult Ministries Cynthia Rader […]

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District Information

Eastern District Office 1021 Center Street Bethlehem, PA  18018 610-865-0302 edeb@mcnp.org Eastern District Executive Board David Bennett, President Phone: 610-865-0302 Email: daveb@mcnp.org   Staff District Youth and Young Adult Ministries Cynthia Rader Geyer Phone: 610-419-2063 Email: cynthia@mcnp.org   District Christian Education Marie Couts Phone.: 740-254-4769 Email: mcouts@sbcglobal.net   District/Provincial Finance Office Brenda Cahill, Controller Phone: 610-867-7566 x11 Email: […]

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Moravian Daily Texts

09/24/2018

Monday, September 24 — Psalm 109:8–20
1 Samuel 14:41–15:23; John 2:12–25

The Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 30:9 (NIV)

It is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

God of our calling, you have blessed us with work to do each day. Inspire us, enable us, and infuse us with energy for the tasks set before us. Help us to be an example of your love to all who cross our path, working joyfully for you. Amen.

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