Official Provincial Elders’ News

Moravian Day of Service, Sept. 17, 2023

The 2023 Moravian Day of Service is set for September 17, 2023.  This is a day in which we invite you to lift up the Biblical mandate to serve the needs of others during your morning worship service, and do some creative thinking about doing a community service activity that weekend, or sometime in the near future. 

Resources for congregations to make the most of this day, including worship materials, ideas for community service activities and more can be found at

Northern Province


The PEC announces with regret and appreciation for the faithful long-lasting ministry of Grace Moravian Church, Westland, Michigan that they will be closing, with a last service on September 10, 2023.


Br. Samuel Propsom has been granted permission to retire from the active ministry of the Moravian Church, effective August 31, 2023. Samuel was ordained in 1995 and has served faithfully in congregations of the Western and Canadian District and has served as a missionary in Labrador.

Presbyterial Consecration

Brother Mark Newman, presently serving as pastor of Newfoundland Moravian Church, will be consecrated a Presbyter on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 10:45 a.m. ET.  The Rt. Rev. Douglas Kleintop will officiate at the service, which will be held at Newfoundland Moravian Church.

Bishop Consecrations

The Synod of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church in America, held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2023, elected Br. Michael Johnson and Sr. Amy Gohdes-Luhman as bishops of the Unity. This is a time of spiritual celebration, a time to take seriously our connection to our Savior and a time when the Unity itself has the opportunity to join in prayer. We invite your presence and/or covet your prayers, and the prayers of your congregation, as we prepare for and participate in the consecrations of these bishops elected by our recent provincial synod.

The consecration for Br. Michael Johnson has been scheduled for October 1, 2023, 4:00 p.m. at John Hus Moravian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The consecration for Sr. Amy Gohdes-Luhman has been scheduled for November 5, 4:00 p.m. at Waconia Moravian Church, Waconia, Minn.

Let us take this opportunity to unite in prayer as we pray for the influence of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s work assigned to the worldwide Moravian Church and the Moravian Church, Northern Province.