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Official Provincial Elders’ News, October 2014

Prayer Day for Children

On a Sunday in October, congregations of the Northern and Southern Provinces are invited to join with thousands of other congregations across the nation in the thirteenth annual national observance of Children’s Sabbath. Endorsement of the Children’s Sabbath was made by the Provincial Elders’ Conferences in January 1994.

Prayer Day for World Mission,
October 12, 2014
The second Sunday in October has been designated as a special Day of Prayer for World Mission. Pray for the ministries in our Partner Provinces—Alaska, Guyana, Eastern West Indies, Honduras, the Honduras Mission Province, Labrador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Western Tanzania; our mission areas in Peru, Sierra Leone and Cuba; and for wisdom and guidance for our Worldwide Unity. May God hold us together in celebration of our wonderful diversity, and may God persist in revealing to us where the church in North America and throughout the world is called to mission, both locally and globally, that God’s love may be known by all.

For specific information for your prayers about these and other new and continuing ministries, please see the BWM website,


Prayer Day for Peace with Justice and Freedom, October 19, 2014
The third Sunday in October is designated as a Day of Prayer for Peace with Justice and Freedom.

Provincial Service
Sister Christie Melby-Gibbons, who has been serving as pastor at Downey Moravian Church, Downey, Calif., has accepted a call to Provincial Service to explore, develop and provide leadership to an Emerging Ministry in the Northern Province. Sister Melby-Gibbons began her new work September 23, 2014.

Presbyterial Consecration
Sister Vicki Jens-Page, presently serving as pastor for Morongo Moravian Church, Banning, Calif., will be consecrated a presbyter of the Moravian Church on March 1, 2015. Bishop Kay Ward will officiate at the service, which will be held at the Morongo Moravian Church.

Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference


From the October 2014 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, March 24 — Psalm 38:17–22
Exodus 29:31–30:16; Matthew 26:14–30

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9

And a woman, having learned that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Luke 7:37–38

Friend of sinners, thank you for the gift of grace. Cause us to see more clearly the design you have for us to share this grace with all people—including are neighbors and friends. Grant new opportunities today to share and listen for your love. Amen.

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