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Eastern District completes 2012 Synod

The 2012 Eastern District Synod affirmed the positive work happening in this part of the Moravian Church, while at the same time confronting and working to improve issues.  The resolutions presented for action during the three-day Synod addressed many topics, including care of pastors, youth ministry, lay leadership, financial issues, worship, education and more. Full text of the adopted resolutions is available here.

While Synods focus on the work required to move the District through the coming four years, these gatherings also offer a unique opportunity for Moravian Christians from areas as diverse as metropolitan New York to rural Pennsylvania and Ohio to meet, renew and share.  The first two purposes of a District Synod (as written in the Northern Province Book of Order) include “confirming and renewing Christian love and fellowship;” and “stimulating and strengthening the work of the Lord.” 

Throughout the 2012 Synod, delegates worshiped together, shared meals, enjoyed music from many different traditions, renewed friendships, made new acquaintences and formed new partnerships that have the potential to strengthen the work of the Moravian Church.

More on the work of the Eastern District Synod will be shared in the September issue of the Moravian Magazine and online at 

Here is a glimpse of the work, worship and fellowship of the 2012 Eastern District Synod:

To view our Photostream for the Eastern District Synod, click here.

Moravian Daily Texts


Fourth Sunday of Easter

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

Sunday, April 22 — Acts 4:5–12; Psalm 23
1 John 3:16–24; John 10:11–18

O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me. Psalm 7:1

Jesus prayed: “I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.” John 17:15

God in whom we find refuge, we are grateful. When we find life unmanageable we remain hopeful, knowing you provide safekeeping from all that would separate us from you. Amen.

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