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Official Provincial Elders’ News

Outdoor Ministries Sunday, May 29, 2016

The 1994 Synod of the Moravian Church–Northern Province passed legislation regarding the observance of an Outdoor Ministries Sunday. The date for this observance has been established by the Provincial Elders’ Conference as the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which falls on May 29 this year. Pastors are encouraged to use either of the liturgies prepared in 1996-1997. The liturgies are available in the “Public Documents” section of the Northern Province Portal or by contacting the Provincial Office.

DeForest, Wisconsin

Brother Jason O. Andersen, who has been serving as pastor at West Salem Moravian Church, West Salem, Ill., has accepted a call to serve as pastor of Christian Faith Moravian Church, DeForest, Wis. Brother Andersen will be installed June 19, 2016.


Brother Joshua R. Viste, who has been serving as pastor at Millwoods Community Moravian Church, Edmonton, Alberta, resigned from the Moravian ministry effective March 17, 2016.


Brother David P. Glasser requested and was granted permission to retire from the active call of the Moravian Church effective March 11, 2016.

Brother Glasser was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church September 12, 1982 and has served the church in pastorates in Edmonton, Alberta and Good News in Sherwood Park, Alberta (where he was the founding pastor) and in church development/emerging ministries in Indianapolis, Indiana and St. Michael, Minnesota.

The church is grateful for his 34 years of faithful service.


Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference


From the April/May 2016 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


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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