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Moravian Magazine, July/August 2015

On the cover: The Moravian Star shines above downtown Lancaster, Pa. at the new Moravian Center of Lancaster Moravian Church. Photo by Mike Riess

Conference offers spiritual renewal for women around the world

072015womnsconfbaySandy Cove Christian Conference Center in Maryland provided the ideal, peaceful environment for 372 women from 15 different countries to be spiritually renewed. Under the theme, “Walk in the Light,” the 12th Moravian Women’s Conference, held June 25–27, brought together women from around the globe for fellowship, learning, spiritual development, worship and so much more. […]


“The trick will be…” Bringing the Tricklebee ministry to life

072015tricklebeesoupEarlier this year, the Northern Province Provincial Elders’ Conference selected Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the location for a new emerging ministry under the leadership of The Rev. Christie-Melby Gibbons. After a thorough process of inquiry, research, on-the-ground exploration, prayer and conversation with area colleagues in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Milwaukee, both Christie and the PEC sensed God […]


New Unity Women’s Desk Loan Fund named for caring Moravians

072015uwdRachel KataleThe Unity Women’s Desk (UWD) of the Moravian Church is launching a new loan fund to help women in Moravian areas around the globe. And to honor the memory and legacy of selfless giving of two generous Moravians, the Advisory Board of the UWD has named the new loan fund the “Gretta Gene and Irvin […]


Moravian Covenant for Christian Living Part VI

072015covenantDSC_7874In our January issue of the Moravian Magazine, we introduced a new regular feature, “Studying Moravian Doctrine.” Following the outline established by Jesus Still Lead On, An Introduction to Moravian Belief, we will cover different aspects of two central documents outlining Moravian doctrine and belief each month. In 2015, we are working through the Moravian […]


Lancaster Moravian: Our mission to others is transforming us

072015lancaster1People constantly remark, “So what is happening in Lancaster? How is your project coming? It is so good what you are doing for others!” It is exciting to be used by God as part of a divine plan to enrich the lives of 56 seniors and their families with day care. Yet as we walk […]


Groundbreaking celebration marks start of a new phase at Marquardt Village

072015MarquardtStaffMarquardt Village, a full-service retirement community sponsored by the Western District of the Moravian Church, kicked off a second phase of all-new construction with a groundbreaking ceremony in April. Residents, family members, friends, staff and local dignitaries gathered on the Marquardt Village campus for a groundbreaking ceremony and reception celebrating the start of construction for […]


Moravian settlement in Denmark named to UNESCO World Heritage List

Brødremenigheden i Christiansfeld - Unescos verdensarvslisteIn early July, a Moravian settlement joined “places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America” as a place that “makes up our world’s heritage.” On July 5, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]


Moravian Theological Seminary Commencement 2015: Historic institution embraces new traditions

072015whole mts classIMG_0388.JPGMoravian Theological Seminary, the only denominational seminary in North America for the Moravian Church, marked the conclusion of its 208th academic year on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This year’s Commencement activities, rooted in the historical traditions of academia, also included new and updated events. To kick off the weekend’s festivities, Seminary students participated in developing […]


Sharon Moravian celebrates 200 years of service in Ohio

072015sharoninserviceOn January 1, 1815, a group of Moravians in what is now New Philadelphia, Ohio, gathered together for the first service as a new congregation. They worshiped together in a second-floor room of the home of Brother and Sister George Blickensderfer, officially dedicating the Sharon Moravian Congregation. These brothers and sisters who gathered together dedicated […]


Ponderings: A Conversation with Ed

072015ponderingsimageIt was a quiet morning in the waiting room of the local tire store. Except for the employees, an elderly man in a military baseball cap and I were the only ones in the room. I said hello to be polite but had fully expected to be reading e-mail, reviewing photos and checking Facebook during […]



Prayer Day for Christian Education, September 13, 2015 The second Sunday in September is designated as a day of prayer for Christian education. The nurture of Christians of all ages in their faith is the responsibility of each congregation. Pray for your congregation’s Christian education program and for the personal growth in faith of each […]


Obituary: The Rev. Lorenz W. Adam

Brother Lorenz W. Adam died in Waconia, Minnesota on June 20, 2015. He was 90 years old. Born February 20, 1925 in Edmonton, Alberta, he was the son of William and Juliana (Klapstein) Adam. Brother Adam graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1949, attended St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton and received a Bachelor of […]


Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, August 18 — Psalm 101
Judges 1:17–2:23; Luke 18:18–30

Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord. Joshua 24:16

Keep your roots deep in Christ Jesus, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 (GNT)

Father, as we learn more about your marvelous works in our daily lives, we grow in deeper relationship with you. We are grateful you give us many opportunities to grow closer to you every day. Amen.

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