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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Official Provincial Elders’ News

Under the schedule adopted by the 2009 Unity Synod, December 1- 31 is assigned to the Northern Province and January 1- 18 to the Southern Province. Each Provincial Board will supply assignment of specific dates to individual congregations, with suggestions for prayer topics.

Prayer Day for the Bible Society, November 18, 2012
On Sunday, November 18, we will join with churches of many other denominations in emphasizing the importance of the Bible. Our church is part of the American and Canadian Bible Societies, which do much to publish and distribute the Word of God.

World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012
The Synods of 2006 resolved to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1 and proclaim it as a day of commemoration and prayer by our Moravian churches. Congregations are encouraged to schedule an AIDS Awareness Day and to find a way to support an AIDS ministry focusing on areas of education, prevention and ministering to caregivers, orphans and those living with HIV.

Moravian Women’s Sunday, November 4, 2012
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.

Prayer Day for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary
November 25, 2012
On Sunday, November 25, congregations of the Northern Province are asked to remember in prayer all who share in the important work of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. Let us pray for the administration, the faculty, and the students.

St. Charles, Minnesota
Brother Franklin C. Jones has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor of Berea Moravian Church, St. Charles, Minnesota. Brother Jones began his work September 1, 2012.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Brother C. Hopeton Clennon, who has been serving as Chaplain for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, has accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor for Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Brother Clennon will be installed in his new work January 20, 2013.

Appleton, Wisconsin
Sister Sandra Crase, who has been under call to temporary service within the Western District, has accepted the call to serve as pastor of the Freedom Moravian Church, Appleton, Wisconsin. Sister Crase began her new work in October 2012.

Elizabeth D. Miller 
Provincial Elders’ Conference

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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