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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Prayer Day for World Peace and Nuclear Disarmament August 6, 2017

In accordance with legislation enacted at the 1982 Synod of the Northern Province and affirmed by the 1990 Synod, the first Sunday in August has been designated as a day of prayer for world peace and nuclear disarmament.

Prayer Day for Public Education
August 27, 2017

Congregations of the Northern Province are asked to observe Public Education Awareness Day on the last Sunday in August.  Prepared liturgies, intercessory prayers for students and all who teach in and administer public schools and sermons at worship may call attention to our responsibility for public education and seek the blessing of God upon these endeavors.

New Philadelphia, Ohio

Brother Lloyd Gooden, who has been serving as pastor for Lebanon Moravian Church, Lebanon, Pennsylvania has accepted the call to serve as pastor for Sharon Moravian Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Brother Gooden will be installed August 20, 2017.

Elizabeth D. Miller

Provincial Elders’ Conference



Friedland Moravian, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Adam Goodrich has accepted a call to be associate pastor of the Friedland congregation.  Bishop Sam Gray will preside at a service of ordination Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3:00 p.m. at Adam’s home congregation, Olivet Moravian Church.  A service of installation at Friedland is planned for Oct. 1 during morning worship.  Adam and his wife, Stephanie, will be moving to Winston-Salem and residing in the church parsonage.  Please remember brother and sister Goodrich and the Friedland congregation.

King Moravian, King, N.C.

The Rev. Doug Rights has accepted a call to be Pastor of King Moravian Church and will be installed during the morning worship service on August 27.  Please pray for Doug, his wife, Kathy, and the King congregation as this new pastoral relationship begins.

Call to Provincial Service

Angelica Regalado Cieza, an approved candidate for ordination, has accepted a call to provincial service to work with the Provincial Elders’ Conference in the development of a new and emerging ministry to those who are immigrants to Forsyth county and the surrounding area.  A service of ordination is planned for Sunday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m., at Friedland Moravian Church, with bishop Sam Gray officiating. 

David Guthrie

Provincial Elders’ Conference

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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