“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.”