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Stewardship 2019
 

“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heav’nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

 

Our Stewardship emphasis for 2019 has focused on the many ways that God has shared His blessings with us – with us as individuals and families, as well as with us as the church family of New Philadelphia Moravian. As we sing in worship, all blessings flow from God to us, and from us to the world.

During our Stewardship Sundays this month, we have shared the ways we serve like Jesus, love like Jesus, and live like Jesus as we seek to share God’s blessings with each other and with the world.
 
Our Stewardship Brochure we distributed is a celebration of the ministry and service of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. It shows how we allow God’s blessings to flow from us into the world. It is a reminder of all that we do together. And it is a call to a new commitment to the ministry, service, and fellowship of this congregation. God is doing great things among us and through us and God needs our commitment to allow His work to thrive and His love to be made known.
 
During the past two weeks of Stewardship, we hope you have prayerfully sought His guidance in how you may support the work of the Church. In your Sunday, November 18 bulletin, you will find a 2019 Pledge Card; all families are encouraged to fill out their card and together, bring it to the front of the church during the playing of the last hymn.

If by chance you are unable to attend worship this Sunday and would like to receive a Pledge Card, please contact the church office at 336.765.2331; though we do hope to see you in church!

“May all that we do and say and live be a witness, be a prayer, and be a celebration.” 

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Open Door Lunch

Come enjoy an early Thanksgiving feast at 11:30 a.m. on WednesdayNovember 7 at Open Door Lunch.

Turkey and traditional accompaniments are on the menu and you’ll enjoy the company of church and community friends.

All donations will benefit Samaritan Ministries. 

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“Be still my soul: the Lord is on your side.

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

leave to your God to order and provide;

in every change God faithful will remain.

Be still my soul: your best your heav’nly friend

through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

 

For over 172 years of ministry and service, the Lord has been on our side at New Philadelphia Moravian Church. God has been faithful to us through many changes. As a congregation we are facing another change with the retirement of Rev. Dr. Worth Green after 30 years of faithful and fruitful ministry. While it is hard to imagine what our congregation will be like without his leadership and presence, God will provide us with all that we need to continue the good work He has begun among us. 

As we enter into this season of transition, the Joint Board has decided to bring in a transitional pastor to help our congregation as we prepare for the future of our ministry as New Philadelphia Moravian Church. We plan to have our transitional pastor in place after Worth’s last Sunday and anticipate this work to last about a year.

Though change can bring uncertainty, let us maintain our unshakable hope and confidence in our God and in each other. God will guide our future as he has our past.

 

“Be still my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future as in ages past.

 Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;

all now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still my soul: the waves and winds still know

the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.”

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