Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Home Moravian
Sister Fran Saylor
10 a.m. Coffee Hour
10:45 a.m. Music
11 a.m. Worship, Nursery Provided

Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Christ Moravian
Rev. Kelly Moore
2 p.m. Lovefeast, Nursery Provided

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Trinity Moravian
Dr. Debbie Norris Lanier
11 a.m. Worship

Wednesday, March 15 – Ardmore Moravian
Dr. Robert Shackleford
9:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
10:45 a.m. Music
11 a.m. Worship, Nursery Provided

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Calvary Moravian
Rev. Dr. Nola Knouse
9:45 a.m. Coffee Hour
11 a.m. Worship, Nursery Provided

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Fairview Moravian
Rev. Dr. David Marcus
10:30 a.m. Band Prelude
11 a.m. Worship with Communion, Nursery Provided

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Konnoak Hills Moravian
Rt. Rev. Dr. Graham Rights
11 a.m. Lovefeast

April 9 – Palm Sunday
April 14 – Good Friday
April 16 – Easter Sunday

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Bells of Joy will complete this season on Sunday, May 24 at the 11:10 a.m. service with a jazzy bluegrass version of an old hymn, “No Dark Valley,” arranged by Michael J. Glasgow. Besides
the five octaves of handbells played by the bell choir, Frank Nifong will accompany us on fiddle, and students from R. J. Reynolds High School and UNCSA will play fiddle,
mandolin and double bass to share the joy in the old hymn that says, “There’ll be no dark valley when Jesus comes/ to gather His loved ones home.”

That’s the end of this season for handbells. We will return to play in September!

If you are a former handbell ringer or you just love the beautiful music of the bells and chimes and would be interested in learning how to play, please contact Donna Cartner, director, at Bells of Joy practice each Wednesday at 5 p.m. and play for worship each month from September to May and for special occasions.

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Moravian Church of America, Southern Province 2015 Days of Prayer

Ash Wednesday February 18 ~ Home Moravian Church
The Reverend Dr Dianne Lipsett , Professor of Religion – Salem College
10:00 AM Coffee Hour 10:45 Music 11:00 Worship, Nursery Provided

Sunday February 22 ~ Christ Moravian Church
The Reverend Dr. Daniel Crews
4:00 PM Lovefeast, Nursery Provided

Wednesday February 25 ~ Trinity Moravian Church
The Reverend Peggy Haymes Author, Counselor
11:00 Worship, Nursery Provided
12:00 Noon Luncheon

Wednesday March 4 ~Ardmore Moravian Church
The Reverend Jon Boling
9:45 Coffee Hour
10:45 AM Meditation/Music
11:00 Worship

Wednesday March 11 ~ Calvary Moravian Church
The Reverend Andrew Heil
9:45 AM Coffee Hour
10:45 AM Meditation/Music
11:00 Worship, Nursery Provided

Wednesday March 18 ~ Fairview Moravian Church
The Rt. Rev. Wayne Burkette
10:45 AM Music
11:00 Worship with Communion

Wednesday March 25 ~ Konnoak Hills Moravian Church
The Reverend Rick Sides
11:00 AM Lovefeast

March 29, Palm Sunday

April 3, Good Friday

April 5, Easter Sunday

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The Bells of Joy handbell choir plays for worship services and special occasions during September through May each year. Sunday, September 22 during the 9 a.m. service, we will begin our season of playing for worship with “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee.” Karen Walter, soloist, will join us that day.

Because the theme of the worship service is Caring and information about Stephen Ministry will be shared that Sunday, we are sharing a hymn with the theme of discipleship, of practicing the love that Jesus taught us, guiding others to follow him.

Washington Gladden, a Congregational pastor, wrote “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee” in 1879, and Christians have sung this hymn as a prayer in a world that still needs the transformation of Christ.

Hear the words of the first two verses with us as we play:

O Master, let me walk with Thee,
In lowly paths of service free;
Tell me Thy secret; help me bear
The strain of toil, the fret of care.

Help me the slow of heart to move
By some clear, winning word of love;
Teach me the wayward feet to stay,
And guide them in the homeward way.

Watch future editions of the newsletter for background about the pieces that director Donna Cartner has chosen for us to play for the congregation. We will also share stories about the twelve of us who play handbells. It is our joy to bring the music of the bells to you in worship.

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