Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Jan./Feb. Official Provincial Elders’ News

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.

Banning, California
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

Moravian Daily Texts


Wednesday, November 22 — Psalm 131
Daniel 9:1–10:7; Jude 1:11–25

O save your people, and bless your heritage; be their shepherd, and carry them forever. Psalm 28:9

Jesus says, “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.” John 10:16

Good Shepherd, so often as a church we look to those outside our own community as “other.” May we let go of our pride and work together with all people so we will be one flock under your leadership. Amen.

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