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July Official Provincial Elders News

Prayer Day for World Peace and Nuclear Disarmament August 7, 2016

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 28, 2016

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.


Daggett, Michigan

Brother Gary M. Straughan, who has been serving as the part-time pastor under appointment at Daggett Moravian Church, Daggett, Mich., concluded his work with the congregation effective June 30, 2016.

Brother James T. Hicks has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor of the congregation effective July 1, 2016.


Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Brother David C. Geyer has accepted the call to serve as full time pastor for College Hill Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pa., where he has been serving on a part-time basis. Brother Geyer began his full time call June 6, 2016.


Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Brother Bruce Nelson concluded his pastorate at the Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, Wis. as of May 31, 2016. Brother Nelson was elected to the office of president of the Western District Executive Board at the Western District Synod held April 28-May 1, 2016.


Union, New Jersey

Sister Lillette George, who has been serving as appointed pastor at Battle Hill Moravian Church, Union, New Jersey, concluded her work with the congregation effective July 4, 2016.


Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference



From the July 2016 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Thursday, December 14 — Psalm 143:1–6
Micah 6,7; Revelation 13:11–14:5

The Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.” Genesis 3:9–10

Paul wrote: And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6–7

God of the garden, you have placed us in your natural world. May we enjoy your creation and be good stewards of it. Call us as your beloved children and make us obedient to your will. Amen.

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