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Moravian Magazine, April 2017

 

From the April 2017 Moravian Magazine

Ponderings: Documenting the work of Moravians in mission

Welcome to one of my favorite issues of the year. Each spring since 2011, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of helping to produce the Board of World Mission’s Annual Report. This 20-page publication highlights the extensive work being done around the world by Moravians dedicated to our church’s centuries-old call to mission. And each […]

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Confessing Our Unity in Christ: Studying the historical and theological background to The Ground of the Unity

As part of our ongoing series to share information about key Moravian theology and doctrine, we will be excerpting the Rev. Dr. C. Daniel Crews’ study, Confessing Our Unity in Christ: Historical and Theological Background to The Ground of the Unity. Originally written in 2000 and updated twice, this study looks at the theological and […]

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Ohio church offers “rural immersion” mission/service experience

APRIL 2017 rural cowBased in the unoccupied parsonage of the Fry’s Valley Moravian Church in rural New Philadelphia, Ohio, The Farmhouse offers a retreat-style setting and an ambitious program that puts participants in the field, literally, to learn first-hand the joys, challenges, issues and importance of farming and of feeding the world.

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Unity Women’s Desk launches Southern Province campaign

April 2017 UWDThe Unity Women’s Desk began its Standing With Our Sisters capital campaign in the Southern Province in March, with a goal of raising $250,000.

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Congregation tries new tradition with “Saturday before Easter” rounds

APRIL 2017 Saturday RoundsSteeped in tradition, we Moravians often find that if they do something twice, they just keep doing it. Sometimes we don’t even remember why it is done. Could the tradition have even become outdated? Maybe such is the case for the tradition of the Salem Congregation’s Easter Morning “rounds” in certain areas of a community. […]

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Festival to bring together many for Moravian music

Moravian Fest logoThe 25th Moravian Music Festival, to be held in Winston-Salem, July 23 – 29, is where dedicated church musicians convene and conference to reaffirm their work and service to the Lord. The Festival is the opportunity to connect to the larger Church and the Worldwide Unity.

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Official Provincial Elders’ News

Northern Province Union, New Jersey Brother Michael Poole, Jr. has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor for Battle Hill Moravian Church, Union, New Jersey. Brother Poole was installed April 2, 2017. York, Pennsylvania Brother John Fritts, who has been serving under call to Specialized Ministry at Marquardt Village, Watertown, Wisconsin, has accepted the […]

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Moravian Daily Texts

07/23/2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Isaiah 44:6

Sunday, July 23 — Isaiah 44:6–8; Psalm 86:11–17
Romans 8:12–25; Matthew 13:24–30,36–43

Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 1 Samuel 2:3

Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 1 John 3:18

Lord of Life, Lord of Original Blessings, Lord of Truth and Love, bless our thoughts, bless our caring, bless our actions, bless all we do in your name. Amen.

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