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Official Provincial Elders News, May 2014

Moravian Music Sunday, May 18, 2014

The fifth Sunday of Easter, May 18, 2014, has been designated as Moravian Music Sunday. The purpose of this observance is to help all congregations become more familiar with our rich heritage of Moravian music. Music is an expression of faith, and thus continuing creativity is to be encouraged.

Prayer Day for Star Mountain and Middle East Peace, May 18, 2014

The Provincial Elders’ Conferences of both the Northern and Southern Provinces have designated Sunday, May 18, 2014 as the Prayer Day for Star Mountain and Middle East Peace. The Moravian work at Star Mountain began as a home for lepers in 1867. The work continues today with people with mental and physical disabilities. At the Synod of 2006, both provinces became members of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). The Rev. Dr. Robert Sawyer represents both provinces on CMEP. Star Mountain is located near Ramallah, in an area of great tension in the Middle East. The presence of the Moravian work there bears witness to God’s peace in the midst of violence. Congregations are encouraged to make use of resources found on the provincial website and sent to them via email. Please note: this prayer day is scheduled for this year only.
Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference


From the May 2014 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Wednesday, March 21 — Psalm 37:34–40
Exodus 27:1–28:14; Matthew 25:14–30

God said, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19

As all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:22

God of compassion, you have told us that you care for the poor and abandoned. We confess how little our hearts share this concern. We see very little beyond our own needs. Today, help us change. May we see you in the least and the last. Amen.

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