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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Official Provincial Elders’ News for May 2012

Northern Province

Moravian Music Sunday, May 6, 2012
The fifth Sunday of Easter, May 6, 2012, 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.

Southern Province

Christ Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Brother David Marcus has accepted the call to serve as pastor at Christ Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.  He has served as associate pastor at New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC for the past eleven years. Brother Marcus was installed at Christ on May 13, 2012.


Brother Jim Newsom, Jr. requested and was given permission to retire from active ministry of the Moravian Church effective March 11, 2012. Brother Newsom graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his M.Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary. He was ordained a deacon in the Moravian Church on June 29, 1975 at Konnoak Hills Moravian Church. He was consecrated a presbyter September 28, 1980. For the first five years of his ministry Brother Newsom served the Bethesda Moravian Church in Winston-Salem and for the following 30 years he served as pastor of the King Moravian Church in King, N.C. He participated in the founding of King Outreach Ministry, King Moravian Preschool, and Share the Blessing, the ecumenical Stokes County mission effort to improve housing for underprivileged families. We express deep appreciation to Jim for his faithful and dedicated service to the Moravian Church and wish him many blessings in retirement.


From the May 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Wednesday, May 23 — Psalm 68:19–27
Numbers 12:1–13:16; Mark 13:14–27

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city. Proverbs 16:32

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:19

God of peace, your word tells us we must not only seek peace, but pursue it. Grant us the faith to trust in you, so that we may lay down our arms. Give
us the strength to make peace, so that we may be blessed. We thank you for all your faithful servants who have taught us the way of peace and justice, especially your son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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