Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2013
The Moravian Church is privileged to join with Christians throughout the world in prayers for the unity of the Church during the week of January 18-25. The theme for this year, “What does God require of us?” is based on Micah 6:6-8.
Ecumenical Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Provincial Elders’ Conferences request that congregations observe our ecumenical witness in the worship services on Sunday, January 27, 2013. In addition to prayers and themes for preaching, our ecumenical witness is expressed in our participation in local and regional ecumenical service ministries and in councils of churches. Our church supports financially this ecumenical witness with congregational pledges for local and state councils of churches and with support for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and the World Council of Churches.
Prayer Day for Retired Ministers,
January 27, 2013
The last Sunday in January has been designated as a day of prayer for retired ministers. This is an opportunity to recognize with gratitude the service our retired ministers and their spouses have rendered to the Church over the years.
Sister Vicki Jens-Page, who has been serving as pastor of the Grace Moravian Church, Westland, Michigan, has accepted the call to serve as pastor of the Morongo Moravian Church, Banning, California. Sister Jens-Page will begin her new work January 31, 2013.
Brother John McCarthy requested and was granted permission to retire from the active call of the Moravian Church effective December 31, 2012.
Brother McCarthy was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church June 21, 2003 and served the church in pastorates in Wisconsin (Lake Mills and Lakeview) and served under call to specialized ministry as a chaplain for HospiceCare, Inc..
The church is grateful for his six years of faithful service.
Brother George Richmond requested and was granted permission to retire from the active call of the Moravian Church effective April 1, 2013.
Brother Richmond was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church July 22, 1973 in Georgetown, Guyana. In the Northern Province he has served pastorates in New York (John Hus) and Pennsylvania (Redeemer).
The church is grateful for his forty years of faithful service.
Elizabeth D. Miller Provincial Elders’ Conference