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Lehigh Valley Moravians to host interfaith “Join We All: Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants as Neighbors and Friends”

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“Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationalism, or religion.”

-John Amos Comenius, 1592-1670, Bishop of the Unitas Fratrum (Moravian Church) and religious refugee

Sunday, February 26 @ 3 pm Johnston Hall—Moravian College

The Moravians of the Greater Lehigh Valley invite people of all faiths and nationalities to join them in a special event of worship and discussion. This event, centered around a traditional Moravian Lovefeast, offers a way to bring the diverse communities of the Lehigh Valley together for respectful dialogue and to share our intention to stand together to welcome the stranger, the refugee, the immigrant – all of God’s children.

 

What:

An interfaith worship service in the spirit of a Moravian Lovefeast, in which different types of bread will be served representing our communities gathered together. Local religious leaders and speakers from area refugee advocacy groups will offer insights and ideas, and participants will have opportunities for discussion on refugee and immigrant topics based on guided questions.

 

Why:

To raise awareness of the interfaith community’s efforts to welcome refugees and immigrants; to foster discussion and action on refugee issues in the Lehigh Valley; and to build relationships that can help us work together for the common good.

 

Who:

Lehigh Valley religious and community leaders, refugee advocates, Moravian clergy and interested public. All are welcome to attend.

 

When:

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3 p.m.

 

Where:

Johnston Hall, on the campus of Moravian College. For directions visit https://goo.gl/maps/qa7WTapoD4v; parking available at Johnston Hall, Lots A, B, G and J, and at College Hill Moravian Church. For map, see http://www.moravian.edu/about/campus/main-street/2

For additional information: visit the Facebook Event Page: JOIN WE ALL – Welcoming Refugees&Immigrants as Neighbors&Friends

To share this event, please download and post this flyer.

Moravian Daily Texts

03/27/2017

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Watchword for the WeekSurely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. Psalm 23:6

Sunday, March 26 — 1 Samuel 16:1–13; Psalm 23

Ephesians 5:8–14; John 9:1–41

There is hope for your future, says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:17

The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” John 9:8

As we listen to the story of sight restored and a life reborn, we ask for the light of Christ to heal our own blindness. May we leave worship today knowing that we have been in the presence of Jesus. Amen.

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