Worship and Other Activities Canceled

canceled_smallFollowing an evaluation of our church campus this afternoon where there is a lot of snow and wet spots around our Sanctuary building, and given the fact temperatures will be below freezing tonight,  all activities for Sunday at Christ Moravian Church have been canceled for December 10th. Please be very safe if you must venture out in this inclement weather. Pastor Marcus’ Sunday sermon including a recorded audio of his sermon will be available on our website Sunday morning.

Advent Begins on Sunday

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Advent begins Sunday

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 3rd. Following worship at 11 AM all are invited to join us for our Advent Luncheon. Courtesy of our Christian Education Committee roast beef and chicken will be provided. Members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Following the luncheon, our children will be able to decorate the Christmas Tree. We will also offer a special blessing for our Treasure Boxes for our Advent Service project coordinated with On Wings Like A Dove. We hope to see you at Church on Sunday!

Thanksgiving Eve Lovefeast

Christ Church celebrates their 116th Anniversary
Lovefeast Service November 22

Join us on Wednesday, November 22 at 7 PM for our Thanksgiving Eve Lovefeast service at Christ Moravian Church. Our Youth will be leading the service. Members and guests are encouraged to bring canned goods which will be collected for Sunnyside Ministry.  Our offering in worship will go to support Anthony’s Plot and their ministry in Winston-Salem. We hope you will make plans to join us in worship!

Christ as Chief Elder Communion

Join us for Holy Communion this Sunday
The Chalice has long been a symbol of the Moravian Church

Join us this Sunday in worship on November 12th as we celebrate Christ as Chief Elder Communion. On November 13, 1741 announcement was made in all Moravian congregations that Jesus Christ had been chosen Chief Elder of the Moravian Church. The Moravian Church has had no single human chief executive since then, and now observes this as a festival day on the Sunday closest to November 13th by celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  Worship begins at 11 AM on Sunday morning. We hope to see you here!

Prayers for Sutherland Springs

candlesOur heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy are extended to those in Sutherland Springs, Texas who were killed yesterday while worshipping at First Baptist Church. May these words from our Moravian Book of Worship offer us encouragement and strength in the days ahead:

God of mercy, God of comfort, we come before you in this time of difficulty, mindful of human frailty and need, confused and struggling to find meaning in the face of suffering.
We are grateful that even as we share in the joy of Christ Jesus, we can also share abundantly in comfort in the midst of suffering. (Intercessions in Times of Crisis)
 

Loose Change Offering on October 29th

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Loose change Sunday is October 29th

Every 5th Sunday has been designated by the Leadership Board of Christ Moravian Church as a “loose change” offering for a special cause in our community and world. In 2017  two recipients will receive our loose change: Ray of Hope Ministry in Kenya, Africa and the Winston Salem Street School. Sunday’s offering will go to support the Winston Salem Street School.

Thoughts and Prayers

VegasOur heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy are extended to those in the Las Vegas community. To date, over fifty people have died and over 500 individuals are being treated in hospitals for injuries related to a shooting incident that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. Remembering these words from our Moravian Book of Worship:

“For all who are in danger, trouble, or anguish, we ask the presence and strength of your Spirit.”  (Intercessions in Time of Crisis)