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Official Provincial Elders’ News, October 2015

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 11, 2015

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 18, 2015

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


Moravian Women’s Sunday, November 1, 2015

The first Sunday in November has been designated to especially recognize the work of the Moravian Women in local congregations throughout the Northern Province. Some congregations may choose a different Sunday for this observance if there are conflicts in scheduling.

Elizabeth D. Miller
Provincial Elders’ Conference



The following deacons have accepted invitations from the PEC to be consecrated presbyters:

  • James Demby will be consecrated a presbyter on October 18 at 3 p.m. at Pine Chapel Moravian Church with Bishop Lane Sapp officiating.
  • Russell Williams will be consecrated a presbyter on October 25 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Moravian Church with Bishop Sam Gray officiating.
  • Cheryl Cottingham will be consecrated a presbyter on November 15 at 3 p.m. at Immanuel New Eden Moravian Church with Bishop Graham Rights officiating.
  • Riddick Weber will be consecrated a presbyter on November 22 at 3 p.m. at Fairview Moravian Church with Bishop Lane Sapp officiating.

David Guthrie, 
Provincial Elders’ Conference


From the October 2015 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Tuesday, September 18 — Psalm 107:23–32
1 Samuel 9; John 1:1–13

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. 1 Samuel 3:9

Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. 1 John 2:24

Lord, you speak to us in many varied ways—in the beauty of creation, in the cry of one in need, in the still small voice within us. Open our hearts to understanding and discerning your desire for us. Then use us Lord, just as you will. Amen.

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