Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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April Official Provincial Elders’ News

Moravian Music Sunday, April 29, 2018

The fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018, has been designated as Moravian Music Sunday.  The purpose of this observance is to help all congregations become more familiar with our rich heritage of Moravian music.  Music is an expression of faith, and thus continuing creativity is to be encouraged.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Sister Melissa Johnson, who has been serving as pastor for Palmer Township Moravian Church, Easton, Pennsylvania, has accepted the call to serve as pastor for Advent Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sister Johnson will be installed into her new work June 17, 2018.


Sister Mary Louise Plummer requested and was granted permission to retire from the active call of the Moravian Church effective May 20, 2018.

Sister Plummer was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church November 21, 2004 and has served the church in pastorates in Wisconsin (Glenwood and Wisconsin Rapids).

The church is grateful for her 13 years of faithful service.

Elizabeth D. Miller

Provincial Elders’ Conference


Moravian Daily Texts


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37

I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1

Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

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