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June Official Provincial Elders’ News


NORTHERN PROVINCE

Outdoor Ministries Sunday, June 10, 2012

The 1994 Synod of the Moravian Church—Northern Province passed legislation regarding the observance of an Outdoor Ministries Sunday. The date for this observance has been established by the Provincial Elders’ Conference as the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which falls on June 10 this year. Pastors are encouraged to use either of the liturgies provided in 1996 or 1997. The liturgies are available in the “Documents” section of the Northern Province website.

Edmonton, Alberta

Sister Rebecca Craver has accepted the call to serve as pastor of Edmonton Moravian Church, Edmonton, Alberta. Sister Craver will begin her new work July 1, 2012.

Dublin, Ohio

Brother Jay Petrella, who has been serving as pastor of Bruderheim Moravian Church, Bruderheim, Alberta, has accepted the call to serve as pastor of Church of the Redeemer Moravian Church, Dublin, Ohio. Brother Petrella will be installed June 24, 2012.

Retirements

Sister Carol A. Reifinger requested and was granted permission to retire from the active call of the Moravian Church effective November 19, 2012.

Sister Reifinger was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church August 5, 1984 and has served the church as a pastor at Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The church is grateful for her 28 years of faithful service.

Sister Sharon M. Benson requested and was granted permission to retire from the active call of the Moravian Church effective September 1, 2012.

Sister Benson was ordained a deacon of the Moravian Church September 29, 1996. She has served the church under call to specialized ministry as chaplain at Auburn Manor (Chaska, Minnesota) and in pastorates in Minnesota (Northfield and, Waconia).

The church is grateful for her 16 years of faithful service.

Moravian Daily Texts

10/21/2017

Saturday, October 21 — Psalm 119:49–56
Ezekiel 25:15–27:11; James 5:1–12

And now, O Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” Luke 8:48

Lord, we are able to face the obstacles of life because of hope in you and your peace that passes all human understanding. Help us in our times of trouble to wait patiently on you to show us the direction we ought to go or the path we need to take. Thank you for caring for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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