Moravian Church in North America

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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Moravian Magazine, November 2015

On the cover: A stained-glass window crafted by Kathy Liebenow of Wisconsin graces the vespers area at Mt. Morris.

Illustrating the Healthy Congregation ideal for the Northern Province

112015healthycongwithstarsIn the September issue of the Moravian Magazine, we highlighted the Northern Province’s Healthy Congregations Task Force. In this and coming issues, we will be sharing examples and ideas of how putting the “Seven Characteristics of Healthy Congregations” to work have enhanced the mission and ministry of local churches, while providing illustrations of each of […]

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Official Provincial Elders’ News, November 2015

Prayer Watch The Moravian Church has experienced spiritual renewal and strength through a covenant of prayer. In 1727, the church in Herrnhut, Germany, covenanted for an “Hourly Intercession” which continued for one hundred years with a great blessing to the entire Moravian Church. The Unity Prayer Watch established in 1957 (the quincentenary of the Unitas […]

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Northern and Southern Province bishops meet for discussions on our church

112015bishopsconference2The 16th Interprovincial Bishops’ Conference brought ten Moravian bishops from the Southern and Northern Provinces to Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center near Wautoma, Wis. for fellowship, worship, prayer and conversation on issues and concerns facing our two provinces. Attending were the Rt. Revs. Blair Couch, Kay Ward, Graham Rights, Chris Giesler, Lane Sapp, Doug […]

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Review: A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century

“It’s complicated.” That’s a phrase I utter routinely while teaching church history to seminarians. I offer that short sentence not to intimidate students or to dissuade them from the study of history, but rather to invite them to slow down and explore the past. Because the past is complicated, it deserves thoughtful and steady attention. […]

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Covenant for Christian Living, Part IX

In our January issue of the Moravian Magazine, we introduced a new regular feature, “Studying Moravian Doctrine.” Following the outline established by Jesus Still Lead On, An Introduction to Moravian Belief, we will cover different aspects of two central documents outlining Moravian doctrine and belief each month. In 2015, we are working through the Moravian […]

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You are God’s Masterpiece — a tale of two weekends

112015girlsweekend2What do you get when you put 35 third- through eighth-grade girls and 15 women all in the Upper Lodge at Camp Hope in Hope, N.J. for a weekend? How about 20 third- through eighth-grade girls and ten women in the lodge at Camp Zimmerman outside of Gnadenhutten, Ohio for a weekend? I can tell […]

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Moravian Open Door continues assistance in NYC

112015mod4What’s happening at Moravian Open Door (MOD)? The short answer is “lots!” Now in its 29th year, this ministry of the Northern Province helps the homeless of New York City help themselves by providing private and semi-private rooms for up to 41 men and women over the age of 50. Its full-time staff of three […]

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Calgary Moravians entertain with biblical musical

112015play2And now for something completely different… no, not a Monty Python Show but rather a biblical musical comedy performed at a Canadian Moravian Church! In June, Good Shepherd Moravian Church in Calagary hosted “And on the Sixth Day…” a fun biblical musical comedy by Jack Sharkey and Dave Reiser with a cast of 11 singers […]

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Orphan care in the city of Tabora

112015tabora1Drs. Bill and Peg Hoffman send periodic reports of the work going on in Tanzania through the Adopt-a-Village program. This month, they share work with orphans in the city of Tabora. In 2002 the Moravian Church of Western Tanzania’s orphan program started in the village of Sikonge. Mama Kimwaga and her three assistants began providing […]

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Moravian Daily Texts

05/28/2017

Ascension Sunday
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Watchword for the Week — Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Sunday, May 28 — Acts 1:6–14; Psalm 68:1–10,32–35

1 Peter 4:12–14,5:6–11; John 17:1–11

Lord, you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief, that you may take it into your hands. Psalm 10:14

Jesus welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured. Luke 9:11

Direct us, O God. In our joy, lead us to service. In our sorrow, lead us to healing. Amen.

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