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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


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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