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New Philadelphia News Across the Pastor’s Desk I love the season of Lent. It starts in the dark of winter, and concludes with the first signs of Spring. I always pray for a warm and sunny Easter Day, even if Winston-Salem is not frost free after that. We have enjoyed some marvelous times over the last 25 years of my watch. I have been especially blessed to serve such a vibrant and talented congregation. Times have changed. We have sent our children out into the world. We have grown older. Yet, if we look closely, we have new families and new children, taking up the torch from the generations that have gone before. A church has to breathe. We do difficult and challenging things. We rest. Then, rested, we return to the fray. To use the language of the Revelation, “We don’t want our first works to exceed our last,” but just the opposite. We want to climb higher, do more. The only retirement in the Kingdom of God is promotion to the higher service. I see that more and more clearly every day. I see signs of new life here at New Philadelphia that signal a new period of growth, spiritual and numerical. Good things are happening. New staff members have brought a new perspective. Established staff members give stability. The same thing can be said of our laity---each person brings a gift, sometimes to help us stay the course, sometimes to challenge us to more. “The world is changing,” says the media. “The only things that is permenant is change,” says Heraclius. “We are being changed into his likeness,” says the apostle, “going from one degree of glory to another.” I am awfully glad to be here. I am awfully glad to know that the future is coming to us in Jesus Christ.

The Pastor

Pastor John Writes: Our Youth had two huge ski trips in February, as both groups travelled to Sugar Mountain on February 1, and Sr. Highs and eighth graders went to Snowshoe,WV, during the weekend of February 22-24. We’re looking forward to summer trips to Mission Camp at Laurel Ridge and a Sr. High trip to Staten Island, NY, to help in hurricane relief efforts in that area. Middle Highs and Sr. Highs have sold pork shoulder butts to support these trips, and these will be available for pick-up on March 2. During March, there will be activities available for Youth during our Lenten programs on Sundays, and Youth will provide the meal on March 10. We’ll also be helping with the Easter Egg Hunt on March 30, along with the traditional hot dog sale that day. In addition, this year’s Confirmation Class will begin on March 10. See you in March! Peace to you, The Rev. John G. Rights


New Philadelphia Moravian Church ~ March

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Lamb Ministry Brings Comfort For the past six months, the Lamb Ministry has been a reminder to more than 40 church members and friends that they are an important part of the New Philadelphia family. Small, stuffed lambs have been delivered to men and women who are hospitalized, home-bound, living in nursing homes or assisted care facilities, or who have become disengaged from the church body through various other life situations. Each lamb wears a tag around its neck proclaiming that Jesus is the good shepherd who “lays down His life for the sheep.” The tag also describes the Lamb Ministry as an activity of the church that carries the prayers of the congregation with it. The Lamb Ministry has two purposes: To provide a tangible reminder to the recipient that he or she is in the thoughts and prayers of the New Philadelphia family; and to strengthen the relationships between those who are no longer regular church attendees and the active church body. If you know someone who is ill, recuperating, or is simply going through a tough time and may be comforted by this ministry, please contact Pastoral Assistant, Clyde Manning. She has a new flock corralled in the administrative offices and will present a lamb for you to deliver or will do it on your behalf.

March 4 - Give the Gift of Life. Donate blood during our Blood Drive. Call Hoyle Koontz to set up an appointment: 336-682-9962 March 17 - Ordination Service for Zach Dease. Worship begins at 3PM in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. March 18 - Time to make Chicken Pies! Join us for a day of shredding and crimping. No experience necessary. Bring a favorite food item to share when we break for lunch. See you on the 18th at 8AM in the Fellowship Hall. March 23 - Volunteer your time to help spread pine needles around the church. The Building and Grounds Committee just need a couple hours of your time to help beautify the yard in preparation for Easter. There is a sign up sheet in the Commons Area.

New Friendship Class Annual Yard Sale Saturday April 27 @ 7AM / Church Pavilion Drop off items Friday, April 26 “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parents: Has your child expressed an interest in Communion? We are planning a class for Baptized Children who have expressed an interest in Communion. Please contact Kathy Mabe if you have any questions: 336-765-2331 kathymabe@gmail.com


New Philadelphia Moravian Church ~ March

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Missions and Social Concerns Our March 10th meeting will be at 4 p.m. in the banquet room. Please note the time change due to Lenten Programs. Monies dispersed at our meeting : $3000 for Sunnyside Ministry $2000 for Salvation Army Report was given by Phil and Jane Wynne on their mission trip to Jamaica with the Methodist team from Trinity Methodist Church. Charity and Kevin Manous will be in town during the month of March. Please make an effort to welcome them when at our church and show them our continued prayers and support.

1 Michael Panzano 1 Travis Taylor 1 Matt Craycroft 1 Allison Crooks 1 Jennifer Nelson 1 Mattie Taylor 2 Gracie Burris 2 Kristen Reeves 2 Alexis Thore 2 Chris Vestal 2 Sue Wade 3 David Gramley 4 Meredith S Phillips 5 Preston Corbett 5 Don Hill 6 Annalee Spach 6 Beth Smith 6 Nancy Glander 6 Phillip Cox 7 Bradley Eckard 7 Mark Williams 7 Karen High 7 Vicky Poindexter

7 Cathy Roberts 8 Andrew Lundgren 8 Whitney Smith 8 Luke Pearsall 8 Stacey Smith 8 Julie Holcomb 9 Randy Doyle 9 Jerrie Andrews 9 Bob Rustad 10 Kira Cox 10 Tyler Bush 10 Alexandria Pratapas 10 Glen Anderson 10 Spencer Runge 10 Kelly Holton 11 Daniel Binkley 11 Jerome Nicolazo 11 Greg Mulholland 11 Tony Ebert 12 Sarah Mabe 12 Eric Bradley 12 Mitch Foil 12 Dan Franklin

12 Tonnie Moose 13 Ethan Cole 13 Betsy Reagan 14 Brooke Cole 14 Tim Adams 14 Connie Nelson 14 Denis King 15 Kasey Bibey 15 Donna Mulholland 16 Susan Trotter 17 Kristin Eggers 18 Ellesse Holton 18 Clay Poindexter 18 Ann Corbett 18 Billie Holton 19 Abby Johnson 19 Jarvis Hauser 20 Blake Woods 20 Jared Hoss 20 Cathie Alexander 21 Mitchell Byrd 21 Andrea Bodoh 21 Nancy Hoover 22 Carson Eckard 22 Paul Pauca 22 Phil Wynne 23 Ava Parks 23 Brian Renfro 23 Bill Wood 24 Noah Barber 24 Jay Nail 24 Sarah Huddleston

24 Jean Peak 25 John Whiting 25 Katie Howard 25 Kimberly Vaughn 25 Vicki Hoss 25 Sandy Jones 25 Pat Stockton 25 Gloria Hicks 26 Julie Hardison Parks 26 Ann Foster 27 Caroline Phillips 27 Caleb Koment 27 Beverly Jones 27 Bill Newsom 28 Ashley Sutcliffe 28 Cody A. Snow 28 Ralph John Ricciardi 28 John Hammond Geis 28 Samuel Clayton Farrar 28 Pat Jarvis 28 Herman Marx 28 Terry Roberts 28 Dick Ebbers 29 Kevin Beeson 29 Gene Self 30 Matthew Rights 30 Sydnee High 30 Erline Wright 30 Opal Manning 31 Chase Lovelace 31 Christopher Holloway


New Philadelphia Moravian Church ~ March

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New Philly Kids Korner! The New Philly Kids group (grades K-5th) had a great fall! We met every three to four weeks with activities that included service and fellowship. Some of our favorite service activities included building shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, collecting items to ship to our military overseas and singing Christmas carols together at Salemtowne. We also had fun at our family Christmas pizza party where we dressed up lots of dads as silly snowmen. In January, we learned about what it means to be a Moravian and went on a scavenger hunt around the church in search of Moravian symbols. New Philly Kids: Keep your eyes peeled for Moravian stars, our Moravian seal, the Moravian motto, symbols of our Lovefeast and other things that we learned are symbols of our Moravian heritage. Be sure to point them out to your parents and friends! During our Lenten season, we will go on a Journey through Lent. We will talk about prayer, service, sacrifice, forgiveness and faith. We hope you will join us on our journey! Here are the specifics:

Who

: All children ages 4 years to 5th grade (our group will be divided into ages 4-6 and 1st-5th grade)

What: We will divide our time between the banquet room singing with Sandra Gray and the craft room for our focus on the Cross

Where: Parents should plan to drop-off and pick-up in the Banquet Room Where: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and then families can choose to stay for dinner

in the Fellowship Hall

Why: We want to learn about and celebrate the season of Lent and the Resurrection!

February Birthdays! 6 18 20 25 27 30

Annalee Spach Ellesse Holton Blake Woods John Whiting Caleb Koment Sydnee High

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 30

10AM - 12PM


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Financial Report & Attendance As of January 31, 2013 Annual............................................................� $1,014,640 Expenses to date��������������������������������������������������� $69,586 Income to date������������������������������������������������������ $79,114 Overage to date�������������������������������������������������������� $9,528 Disbursed in month Pastoral Staff-Salary, Travel, Housing, Pension, Ins.��������������������������������������������������$14,123 Staff-Salaries, Soc. Sec. Ins�����������������������������$21,939 Lovefeast and Communion.................................$230 Christian Education/Youth�������������������������������� $667 Nursery������������������������������������������������������������� $757 Library (credit)������������������������������������������������ ...$165 Office Expenses���������������������������������������������� $1,434 Cleaning Expenses������������������������������������������ $4,030 Grounds������������������������������������������������������������ $400 Building/Equipment Repairs������������������������������ $442 Utilities����������������������������������������������������������� $8,043 Open Door Outreach (credit)������������������������������ $431 Kitchen/Custodial Supplies������������������������������� $539 Advertising�������������������������������������������������������� $420 Provincial Contributions��������������������������������$16,617 Requested Items������������������������������������������������� $541 Total for month������������������������������������������������������$69,586

Sunday School

Worship 1st

2nd

2/3

287

314

186

2/10

259

265

155

2/17

257

254

153

2/24

Nursery 1st Service

2nd Service

Bette, Deborah, and Jennifer

Children’s Church 1st Service

2nd Service

3/3

Barbara McManus

Lori Starling

3/10

Tiffany Woods

Lisa Sutcliffe

3/17

Cindy Daggett

Lori Nifong

3/24

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

3/21

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

**Greeters Funds Iobst-Gray Missions Fund������������������������������������$19,292 Benevolences�������������������������������������������������� $9,626146 Bus�������������������������������������������������������������������������� $146 Band..............................................������������������......$1,308 Music��������������������������������������������������������������������$1,198 Elizabeth Windsor���������������������������������������������� $25,276 Lewis Ministerial Student Aid Fund...��������������������$8,979 Anne Chadwick Band Fund..........������������������.....$10,255 Capital Improvements.................��������������������.....$64,823 Bells of Joy���������������������������������������������������������������$848 Laurels Cabin & Lodge������������������������������������������$2,925

**Elders and Trustees: If you are unable to fulfill your Greeting and/or Lock-up responsibility, please work together to find coverage.

3/3 3/10 3/17 3/24 3/31

Andi Williams Tom Williams Lonnie Ashby David Dease Ron Tedder

Nancy Holland Betsy Johnson Kathy Johnson Tara Pitts Tim Ward


Season of Lent and Learning

New Philadelphia Moravian Church ~ March

Our Lenten Programs are underway. We continue to meet the following Sundays, March 3, March 10, and March 17. We have four options:

The first option is the Bishop’s Class. Remembering that, in the New Testament, Bishops (Episcopoi) and Elders (Presbuteroi) are one in the same, we will feature Presentations by Br. David Guthrie, the President of our Provincial Elders Conference, and three of our Bishops: 1) The Rt. Rev. Wayne Burkette, 2) The Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp, and 3) The Rt. Rev. Sam Gray. These four presenters will adhere to the following schedule:

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All classes will convene at 5 PM, and we will break for supper at 6 PM. There will be a nursery, and programs for all ages of children and young adults. Sunday Evening Meals** March 3, March 10, March 17 6 PM **Check the bulletin for the menu each week; sign up in the Commons area. Thank you to our youth and Sunday School classes for providing meals; we encourage donations to cover costs. Junior and Senior Highs March 3, March 10, March 17 5 PM Activities will vary each week, please check your youth newsletter for details.

March 3: Br. Bishop Wayne Burkette on Worship. March 10: Br. Bishop Lane Sapp on Prayer and Guided Prayer. March 17: Br. Bishop Sam Gray on A Moravian Approach to Scripture.

Combined Children’s Choirs (K-5th) March 3, March 10, March 17 5 PM - 6 PM Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 10 AM - 12 PM

The second option is the Pastor’s Potpourri:

Women’s Fellowship Updates:

March 3: The Importance of Atonement March 10: The Doctrine of the Resurrection March 17: An Hour with the Revelation The third option is The Stages of Grief The four week seminar is led by Pastor John Rights with help from several different individuals. A fourth option is The Apostles The four week seminar is lead by Smitty and Lynette Welborn. The Apostles: An Introduction to the Disciples of Jesus in Scritpure and Tradition

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Cookbooks are still available for $20 Thank you to everyone who participated in the lovefeast candle making event on January 20 & 21 2800 candles were made. Thank you to Wake Wagner for donating the beautiful stand-up freezer - this will hold many chicken pies. Circle 8 will place flowers on the graves for Easter on Saturday March 30 beginning at 12:30PM - come lend us a hand. A new committee has been formed at church Bereavement Meal Committee. An organizational meeting is scheduled for March 10 - check your church bulletin for details or call Jane Shore. Circle 2 is selling Moravian Note Cards for $5. See a member of Circle 2 if you’re interested in purchasing.


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Happening Around the Province 2013 Days of Prayer CALVARY MORAVIAN CHURCH March 6 The Rev. John D. Rights 9:45 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 am Meditation/Music 11 a.m. Worship, Nursery Provided FAIRVIEW MORAVIAN CHURCH March 13 The Rev. Rick Sides 10:45 a.m. Music, 11 am Worship with Communion 12:00 Noon Complimentary Luncheon KONNOAK HILLS MORAVIAN CHURCH March 20 The Rev. Matthew Allen 11 a.m. Lovefeast

The Mission Society of the Southern Province

invites you to come and meet the heads of our partner provinces on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at Home Church, in the Parlor (room CE 101). At 2 p.m. each of our guest will be introduced, followed by a time of interaction. You will have opportunties to meet, greet and ask questions of each of the guests. Light refreshments will be provided. The Provincial heads from the following provinces are scheduled to attend: Labrador, Western Tanzania, Guyana, East West Indies, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Dr. Lopez representing the Honduran Medical Work. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet the provincial heads and personally experience what God is doing in our partner provinces throughout the world. For more information contact Sheila Beaman at 336-7731732. If you have any questions about this you can also contact Dan Nelson at Fulp Moravian Church.

“Finding God in our Stories”

The women of the Florida District RCC invite all of our Southern Province sisters to join us for our 2013 Women’s Spiritual Retreat. Our retreat leader will be Sr. Julia Simmons from the Mountain Laurel Fellowship. Sr. Simmons will help us reach a deeper spirituality,

encouraging us to discern ways in which God’s story is reflected in our own stories. We will explore various creative ways to express our relationship with our Savior. This will be a time to experience peace, spiritual growth, and shared fellowship with our sisters. For more information, call: The Rev. Willie Israel 1-407-719-2481

Youth Convo 2013: Greensboro College campus

will soon be host to Moravians from all over North America for the Youth Convo of 2013. Convo has been bringing together youth to build relationships, learn, and worship since 1957. This year, from June 30-July 6, Moravians who have completed grade 9 through grade 12 can gather in Greensboro to experience these once in a lifetime moments. Registration is due by March 15, so don’t miss out! For more information and to register, visit http:// www.youthconvo2013.org/blog/.

Great Sabbath Music Rehearsals

On February 17 the rehearsals will begin for the Great Sabbath Service Music. These rehearsals will be held at Home Moravian Church at 3:30 pm till 5:00 pm. The rehearsals will continue on Feb. 14, March 3, 10, 17, 22. The music will be presented at Salemtowne on Palm Sunday, March 24. The Great Sabbath Service will be on Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 pm. Drake Flynt is the conductor and Mary Louise Peeples will be organist. There will also be an orchestra. Music presented will be Moravian anthems and selections by Mozart and Mendelssohn. Each church should have received information about registration. For the first time this year a Great Sabbath Youth Choir is being created for youth, 3rd grade to 12th grade. Youth from all churches are invited to participate. This group will meet at the same time at Home Moravian Church. Those interested in the Great Sabbath Adult Chorus should call Mallie Graham @ 336-924-9409 or wgraham@triad.rr.com. Those interested in the Great Sabbath Youth Chorus should call Laura Jane Kist at 336-765-3405 or Kistlj@wfu.edu .


New Philadelphia Moravian Church ~ March Plan to join the Funtastics on Thursday, March 21 in the Banquet room. Coffee will be served beginning at 10:AM. Our speaker will be JR Snider, host of “The Triad’s First News” on WSJS. A delicious lunch will follow provided by Circle 8. Please RSVP using sign up sheets in classrooms or by calling the church office. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Calling All Bakers!

Whether it’s made from scratch or picked up from your local bakery or grocery store - your baking skills are needed. Consider providing a dessert for Open Door Lunch.

Page 8 Men’s Prayer Breakfast March 1 @ 7AM RSVP Online: www.newphilly.org OPEN DOOR LUNCH - March 6 11:45AM Our Menu: Country-Style Steak, Boiled Potatoes, Pinto Beans, Dinner Roll, Assorted Desserts, Tea, Coffee, Water For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, - Matthew 25:35

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