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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

09/21/2018

Friday, September 21 — Psalm 108:6–13
1 Samuel 13; John 1:43–51

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. Genesis 2:15

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

Creator of the universe, what a privilege you have gifted to us! You have entrusted us to care for the beautiful world that you have created. May we be worthy of that trust. May we tend your garden well. Teach us to be wise stewards and to care gently for the earth and all her creatures. Amen.

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