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Every Sunday during Lent, we will have a Mission Moment that focuses on the ministries that are highlighted on the previous Saturday in our Lenten Devotional Guide. On the first two Sundays in Lent, we focused on “Food Insecurity” (H.O.P.E. and Haiti) and Poverty and Social Concerns (Sunnyside Ministry; Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry; Salvation Army).

 

On all of these Sundays, our band will be playing a prelude on the front lawn beginning at 9:30 a.m.

 

Every Wednesday during Lent, Pastor Gray will host a Lenten Reflection (via Zoom) at noon. It will last 30 – 40 minutes.

 

Our Congregational Council is Sunday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. You may register online to attend in person. If you plan to join via Zoom you will also need to register online to do that. If you plan to attend in-person and require childcare, contact Evie Blum.

 

On Palm Sunday, March 28, we will install our new Board members (Elders and Trustees). There will also be a Confirmation Service (later in the day) for the students who began the process in 2019.

 

Holy Week:

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 29, 30, 31) we will join via Zoom with other Moravian congregations to take part in the Readings for Holy Week.

 

Maundy Thursday (April 1): We will have a Holy Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. The service will be Live streamed and registration for in-person attendance will open on March 29. This will include the Holy Week readings for Thursday. The sanctuary will open at 6:30 so that folks can come in for a time of silent reflection and meditation.

 

Good Friday (April 2):

Beginning at 12:00 noon, there will be a cross outside in front of the sanctuary and you will be invited to come by and “nail your sins to the cross” (details to follow).

6:00 p.m.       The sanctuary will be open for a time of reflection and meditation.

6:30 p.m.       Good Friday evening service with Holy Week readings and presentation of “The Seven Last Words” oratorio.  (Registration for in-person attendance opens on March 29)

8:00 p.m.       We will have a Drive-in Seven Last Words visual experience at God’s Acre (details to follow).

 

Easter Sunday (April 4):

9:30 a.m.       Band prelude on the front lawn

10:00 a.m.    Easter Service (In person with registration and Live stream)

10:45 a.m.    The service continues on the front lawn and then at God’s Acre.

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Pastor Gray will be offering a Weekly Wednesday Reflection throughout the remaining weeks of Lent. This will be shared via Zoom every Wednesday at 12:00 noon beginning on March 10th, and will last about 30 – 40 minutes. It will be a time for:

  • reflecting on God’s word
  • focusing on the cross of Christ
  • seeking personal healing and restoration
  • making room for hope and joy in our lives
  • growing spiritually through community and fellowship with one another
  • remembering the stories of Jesus’ journey
  • preparing our hearts for the glorious celebration of our Lord’s resurrection.

 

You may join in this time by using the following link:

 

https://zoom.us/j/91516862339                               Meeting ID: 915 1686 2339

 

You are also invited to go ahead and sign in to this same link at 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday to watch the Day of Prayer Services sponsored by the Provincial Women’s Board together. Pastor Gray will share the Live stream on his screen.

So, you have 3 options:

  1. Sign in at 12:00 noon for the Lenten Reflection time with Pastor Gray
  2. Sign in at 11:00 a.m. to watch the Day of Prayer Service and then stay on for the Reflection time.
  3. Sign in at 11:00 a.m. to watch only the Day of Prayer Service

 

These are the services that will be shared:

March 10, 11:00 A.M. Calvary Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Adam Goodrich.

March 17, 11:00 A.M. Fairview Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Jeff Carter.

March 24, 11:00 A.M. Konnoak Moravian, Speaker: Rt. Rev. Carol Foltz.

 

Every Sunday during Lent, we will have a Mission Moment that focuses on the ministries that are highlighted on the previous Saturday in our Lenten Devotional Guide.

March 7:         Education and Youth (Greek Intervarsity and Winston-Salem Street School)

March 14:       International Mission Support (Sierra Leone; Manous; Iobst; Ray of Hope)

March 21:       International Mission Support (Raifords; Thiessens; Amani; ARMF)

March 28:       Homelessness (City With Dwellings; Samaritans Inn; Winston-Salem Rescue

Mission; Solus Christus)

 

Beginning on Wednesday, March 10th, at 7:00 p.m., our Justice and Reconciliation Team will be offering the series, “A New Way of Being: From Confession to Hope.” You are invited to join these Zoom sessions and watch the series together. Here is the link:

https://zoom.us/j/96011952851?pwd=amVXSnduTTYvZkU3SDROWW8wLzBQUT09

 

Stay tuned for news about our plans for Holy Week and Easter Sunday!

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1. Let each of you look to the interests of others. Pray for Michael and Brenda Brent in Croatia.
2. Teach me good judgment and knowledge. Pray for Charlie and Vicki Brent in Texas.
3. Lord, teach us to love each as family. Pray for Safiatu Braima in Sierra Leone.
4. I have plans for your future with hope. Pray for Moravians in Peru.
5. The name of the Lord is a strong tower. Pray for the Thiessens in Mexico.
6. Nations and kings will come to your light. Pray for the Teshes in Kenya
7. Sunday We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord. Pray for Alas de Socorro in Honduras.
8. O Lord, you are our God. Pray for Armando Rusindo Foundation and Cuba.
9. You are all children of light. Pray for Justin Rabbach (BWM).
10. Those who abide in God abide in Love. Pray for the Sineaths in Campus Outreach.
11. Practice hospitality. Pray for Annie B Missions (Star Mountain).
12. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. Pray for Steve and Ann Marx (MAF).
13. Say, ”If the Lord wishes, we will do this or that.” Pray for the Harrisons with Greek University.
14. Sunday. Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it. Pray for Unity Women’s Desk.
15. We can not keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard. Pray for the Hoffmans in HIV/AIDS Ministry.
16. Show me your glory, oh Lord. Pray for Brian and Heather Marx (MAF).
17. You are the God who sees me. Pray for Jenna and Andrew Craver in Alaska.
18. The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. Pray for Alan and DeeDee in France.
19. Keep my statutes, I am the Lord who sanctifies you. Pray for Kevin and Charity in the Middle East.
20. Jesus was asleep in the stern in the midst of the storm. Pray for Dr. Benno and Teresa Marx.
21. Sunday. Create in me a clean heart and a right spirit, oh God. Pray for Moravian volunteers.
22. Knock and the door will be opened to you. Pray for Adopt A Village in Tanzania.
23. Be strong and courageous. Pray for those still suffering loss due to disasters.
24. All belong to you, and you belong to Christ. Pray for Moravian ministers and for the churches needing them to bring God’s word.
25. Do not forsake me, O God of my salvation. Pray for the food programs taking care of those needing good nutrition.
26. Repent and do the works that you did at first. Pray that our country will turn back to God.
27. Do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God. Pray for all those suffering from the COVID-19 virus.
28. Palm Sunday. Deliverance belongs to the Lord. Pray for the leaders of our churches and our country.
29. The Lord will be king over all the earth. Pray for medical personnel serving in the war against Covid-19.
30. Jesus received honor and glory from God the Father. Pray for PEC members and other church leaders
31. Do not let your heart envy sinners . Pray for Police and Firefighters everywhere.
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All services will be held virtually this year.  The Day of Prayer Committee of the Provincial Women’s Board would like to thank all the churches for their willingness to work with us during these difficult times.  Two churches who regularly hold Day of Prayer Services were not able to do so this year.  We would like to thank Grace Moravian (Mount Airy) and Unity Moravian (Lewisville) for taking their place this year.  We hope many of you will be able to watch these services if not at the time they are lived streamed but at a time that works best for you.  May the Lord Bless You during this season of Lent and Always.

Provincial Women’s Board, Moravian Church South

 

February 17, 2021 11:00 A.M. Home Moravian Ash Wednesday, Speaker: Rev. Victoria Lasley, Music by Alex Helsabeck and Susan Foster. The service will be available live streamed on the Home Church Web page.  Click on Live broadcasts to access the service. https://www.homemoravian.org/index.php/live-broadcasts/

February 21, 2021 2:00 P.M. Christ Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Tony Hayworth.  The service will be live streamed via Friedberg Moravian’s YouTube channel, search for Friedberg Moravian Live Stream. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=friedberg+moravian+church

February 24, 2021 11:00 A.M. Grace Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Neil Routh. The service can be accessed by going to YouTube.  Search for Grace Moravian Church.  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=grace+moravian+church

March 3, 11:00 A.M. Unity Moravian, Speaker: Rev. John G. Rights.  The service can be accessed by going to YouTube and typing in Unity av.  The service can also be accessed on Unity’s Facebook page. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=unity+av

March 10, 11:00 A.M. Calvary Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Adam Goodrich.  The service will be live streamed via YouTube by typing in Calvary Moravian Church. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=calvary+moravian+church+winston+salem+nc

March 17, 11:00 A.M. Fairview Moravian, Speaker: Rev. Jeff Carter.  The service will be live streamed via YouTube and Face Book on the Fairview website. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fairview+moravian+church

March 24, 11:00 A.M. Konnoak Moravian,  Speaker: Rt. Rev. Carol Foltz.  The service will be available on YouTube as Konnoak Hills Lenten Day of Prayer service beginning March 24. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=konnoak+hills+moravian+church

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There’s a lot going on and a lot more coming up!

 

Join our weekly Bible Study this evening, Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 and get a GLIMPSE of the Scripture readings for this Sunday. Dave Blum always shares lots of insights and gives us a chance to share some of our own.

 

Wednesday, February 17th is Ash Wednesday. The sanctuary will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. so that you can stop by for a time of reflection and meditation, listen to beautiful Lenten hymns, partake of the Lord’s Supper, and receive the imposition of ashes if you choose to do so. At 6:30 p.m. there will be an Ash Wednesday Service of Holy Communion. It will be Live streamed, but you may also register to attend in person. Register HERE to attend.

 

Sunday, February 21st is the first Sunday in Lent. We will again gather at the Lord’s Table as part of our 10:00 a.m. worship service (Live streamed and in person; registration for that service will open on Monday, February 15th). We will have a Drive-through Communion at noon. Please plan to arrive after 11:30 a.m. and drive through the portico on the office side.

 

Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m., Michael Crane will lead a Zoom study group related to the book, “Focusing on the King’s Economy.”

 

Sunday, February 28th will be the first “installment” of the 6 Stewardship Sermons that Pastor Gray will be preaching throughout the course of the year. The first sermon will focus on the principle that “the one we worship is the one we will serve.” If you have the “Practicing the King’s Economy” book, chapter 1 will help to prepare you for that message.

 

Sunday, March 21st we will have our Congregational Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. Stay tuned for information on how to register to attend either in person or via Zoom.

 

During Holy Week we will have a Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 (In person and Live streamed). Our Good Friday Service (6:30 p.m. on April 2, in person and Live streamed) will feature the presentation of the “Seven Last Words,” followed by a time of reflection around God’s Acre at 8:00 p.m.

 

You will soon hear more about our plans for a glorious Easter Morning Celebration!

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