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Official Provincial Elders’ News

Northern Province

Ordination

Brother Gregory M. Behrend, a May 2017 graduate of Moravian Theological Seminary, was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church on June 24, 2017. Bishop Kay Ward officiated at the service, which was held at Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Altura, Minnesota

Brother Gregory M. Behrend has accepted the call to serve as pastor for Our Savior’s Moravian Church, Altura, Minnesota. Brother Behrend will be installed July 2, 2017.

Reading, Pennsylvania

Brother Ronald Rice, who has been serving as appointed pastor for Reading Moravian Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, concluded his ministry with the congregation June 25, 2017.

Staten Island, New York

Brother Lance Fox, who has been serving as appointed pastor for Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has accepted the call to serve as pastor for Castleton Hill Moravian Church, Staten Island, New York. Br. Fox will be installed into his new work November 5, 2017.

Reading, Pennsylvania

Due to declining membership and in accordance with 1019 of The Book of Order, Reading Moravian Church dissolved as a Moravian congregation effective June 30, 2017 and formed a Covenant Agreement to come under the care of the Lititz congregation as the Reading Moravian Center of Lititz Moravian Church. This action allows for the preservation and enhancement of an important ministry which feeds the bodies, souls and spirits of the local Reading community, including an active food pantry and community meal.

 

Elizabeth D. Miller

Provincial Elders’ Conference

 

Southern Province

 

Home Moravian Church

The Rev. Andrew Heil, pastor of Hope Moravian Church since 2013, has accepted a call to become Associate Pastor of Home Moravian Church. He will conclude ministry at Hope July 9 and be installed at Home Church July 16. Please remember Andrew and his wife, Sarah, in prayer, as well as the Hope and Home congregation during this transition.

David Guthrie

Provincial Elders’ Conference

 

From the June/July 2017 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

10/23/2017

Monday, October 23 — Psalm 119:57–64
Ezekiel 27:12–28:10; James 5:13–20

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

Paul wrote: God is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

Creative God, may we never abandon the process you have started in us but allow you to complete the work until the day of Jesus Christ. In your name we pray. Amen.

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