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Moravian Magazine, June 2012

On the cover: Delegates at the Western District 2012 Synod used technology to review and share documents to reduce paper use. Photo by Mike Riess

Bringing the 2013 Moravian Daily Texts into the digital realm

0612dtintro Every year for almost three centuries, printed Moravian Daily Texts books have been a staple of Moravians’ daily prayers. For 2013, the North American Daily Texts will be entering a whole new realm when they are made available for the first time as a digital book for the Kindle.

“We are hard at work on the printed editions, which we will continue to offer,” says Mike Riess, executive director of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, the agency charged with producing the North American versions of the Daily Texts. “We do know, however, that many people have grown accustomed to the convenience of carrying an e-reader like the Kindle. We are working to make it possible to expand the printed version into the digital realm.

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Environmental Stewardship Conference shares need to care for nature

0612envconfintro "The Earth is the Lord's, and everything in it!" -- Psalm 24:1

Following those words — and looking for ways to put them into action — brought more than 40 Moravians together for the third annual Environmental Stewardship Conference in March.

Held amongst the natural surroundings of Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center in North Carolina, the Stewardship Conference invited Southern Province Moravians to discover, learn and share best practices of caring for the environment. The Conference featured speakers, group discussions and resource-sharing, all aimed to put environmental concerns at the forefront and raise awareness of the importance of caring for nature, especially within the context of the church.

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Faith & Order Commission presents Guiding Principles of Biblical Interpretation

0612biblicalintro2 In November, 2011, the Interprovincial Faith and Order Commission of the Moravian Church developed a statement of Guiding Principles of Biblical Interpretation. This statement, which includes an extensive historical review of how the Church has viewed biblical interpretation, “offers some guiding principles of scriptural interpretation” to guide clergy, lay members and agencies of the Church in North America.

The statement was amended and adopted by the Southern Province Provincial Elders’ Conference on March 5, 2012 and the Northern Province Provincial Elders’ Conference on April 12, 2012.

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Moravian Daily Texts

06/22/2017

Thursday, June 22 — Psalm 78:17–31

Isaiah 1; Galatians 3:6–18

When you have eaten your fill, take care that you do not forget the Lord. Deuteronomy 6:11–12

Paul wrote: Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

All praise and glory be to you, our Provider, Protector, the One who gives us enough for each day. The beauties of nature surround us and we are reminded of your promise: “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest and cold, and heat, and summer and winter shall not cease.” What a covenant-keeping God we serve! Amen.

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