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25 Years of Moravian Open Door Using the Daily Texts Moravian Ministry to Older Adults
Christ and him crucified remain our confession of faith In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, love
Moravian Education 5 Project delivers Moravian books to libraries around the globe Urban Ministry 7 MOD celebrates 25 years of helping homeless help themselves Moravians in Mission 12 The Moravian Church in Nepal: A people of hope and newness In Our Congregations 16 Operation Supply Train makes its first delivery
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Ecumenical Partnerships 17 Episcopal Church welcomes Moravian pastor in historic example of communion Moravian Traditions 18 Celebrating the Moravian Spirit at the second Moravian Festival Moravian Daily Texts 20 Using the 2013 Moravian Daily Texts
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Ministry to Older Adults 23 Salemtowne: Forty years strongâ€Śand stronger 25 Marquardt Village announces renovation and redevelopment plans In Every Issue 4 Ponderings: That song stuck in my head 27 Official Provincial Eldersâ€™ News 30 Statistics of the Moravian Church in U.S. and Canada
(ISSN 1041-0961 USPS 362600) November 2012, Vol. 43, No. 9 Publications Agreement No. 40036408 Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Express Messenger International, PO Box 25058, London, Ontario N6C6A8, email: email@example.com Official Journal, The Moravian Church in North America, Northern and Southern Provinces
That song stuck in my head I often spend days with a song stuck in my head. Sometimes it is exas-
perating (when it’s a song I usually can’t stand) or exhilarating (when it’s an upbeat tune that moves me through my day.) My favorite, though, are the ones that enlighten, uplift and make me think. A song we recently played to close out a Sunday service — “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” — did just that. As I worked around the house and ran errands for the rest of the day, then sat down on Monday to write, my brain kept drawing connections between the simple words of the song and what I’ve recently seen and experienced in my work with the Moravian Church. “We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord…And we pray that all unity may one day be restored…” brought to mind recent conversations with people like Bill McElveen and Hermann Weinlick about the church’s ecumenical efforts, the stories of Moravian pastors being called to lead Episcopal and Lutheran congregations and my own experience teaching a class with students from different faith traditions at Moravian Theological Seminary. “We will work with each other, we will work side by side…And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride…” perfectly illustrates what I saw on my recent visit to Moravian Open Door in New York City and what I read of the efforts of congregations around the country to help those in need. “We will walk with each other, We will walk hand in hand…And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land…” reflects the work I saw being planned around the Board of World Mission meeting table, the sharing of Moravian resources with theological libraries around the world, the power of the Word found in the Daily Texts and the gathering of many at the Moravian Festival in Winston-Salem. It’s apparent to me that they will know we are Christians by our love…one only needs to look around to see Moravian efforts in action! And yes, that song is still stuck in my head.
Published monthly, except bimonthly January-February and July-August issues, by the Interprovincial Board of Communication, 1021 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Subscription rates: $15.00 per year, U.S.A. & Canada; $18.00 per year, all other countries. Individual copies available for $3.00 each. The Moravian is sent to the families of the Moravian Church as a privilege of membership. Periodicals postage paid at Bethlehem, PA. Circulation: 17,800 Postmaster please send address changes to The Moravian, PO Box 1245, Bethlehem, PA 18016-1245. Continuing The North American Moravian, The Moravian and The Wachovia Moravian. Michael Riess, Editor Siobhan Young, Communications Assistant Jodi Bortz, Customer Relations/Business Assistant Interprovincial Board of Communication Paul Knouse, Paul Peucker Chair Adam Pristas Jane Burcaw Richard Sides Jane Carmichael Valerie Wagner Lance Fox Jill Westbrook Gary Kniskern Design by Sandy Fay, Laughing Horse Graphics, Inc. Address all correspondence regarding articles, subscriptions, or advertising to The Moravian, PO Box 1245, Bethlehem, PA 18016-1245 FAX: 610.866.9223 Phone: 610.867.0594 800.732.0591 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.moravian.org Contents © 2012, Interprovincial Board of Communications, Moravian Church in North America. All rights reserved
Project delivers Moravian books to libraries around the globe The Moravian Library Project, coordinated by the Center for Moravian Studies in Bethlehem, has sent packages of scholarly books to libraries of theological schools in many provinces of the Moravian Unity around the world. The idea was born at an international Consultation on Moravian theological education, which took place in 2010 in Paramaribo, Suriname. Educational leaders and students from Moravian schools in eight different countries spent one week discussing the challenges and possibilities of preparing people for ministry in the Moravian Church today. One problem that became apparent over the course of the meeting was the lack of resources in teaching Moravian topics, such as Moravian history, theology, and worship. As a result, the consultation recommended the
improvement of library resources dealing with Moravian studies. A Task Force was elected and given the assignment to compile a list of relevant books and articles to be sent to all libraries without adequate materials. This list was put together in 2011 by a joint effort of Br. Craig Atwood, Director of the Center for Moravian Studies, Bethlehem, Br. Paul Peucker, Director of the Moravian Archives at Bethlehem, and Br. Peter Vogt, Director of Theological Education for the Moravian Church in Germany. (continued on next page) Rev. Dr. Peter Vogt is director of Theological Education, European Contiental Province, Niesky, Germany.
who simply want to know more about the rich heritage and creative theology of the Moravians through the ages. We also hope that this Library Project will strengthen the bond of unity and fellowship among the Moravians world-wide.
Peter Vogt, Paul Peucker and Craig Atwood worked together to create a library of Moravian theological texts
(continued from previous page) The works are all in English and reflect the most recent scholarship on a wide variety of topics. Works cover topics including the Ancient Unity, renewed Moravian Church history, Zinzendorf, Moravian liturgy and worship, missions, and contemporary Moravian doctrine and practice. Over the last six months, the Center for Moravian Studies with assistance of the Interprovincial Board of Communications in Bethlehem assembled the resources, secured permission from publishers for necessary reproductions, and organized the international shipment of the packages. Now eleven sets of books and articles, each including about 40 items, have been shipped to Moravian libraries in Tanzania, Suriname, Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, South Africa and Alaska. The Moravian Church Foundation generously provided funds for this project, so that these materials could be provided free of charge. Thanks are due to all who helped in the completion of this project. We hope that in years to come the resources will help students preparing for ministry in the Moravian Church as well as for lay persons and pastors 6
What’s in a Moravian Library? Here is a sampling of the titles among the more than 40 pieces provided to the Moravian Seminaries around the globe: • The Theology of the Czech Brethren from Hus to Comenius by Craig Atwood • The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart by Jon Amos Comenius • Faith, Hope, and Love: A History of the Unitas Fratrum by C. Daniel Crews • Pious Pursuits: German Moravians in the Atlantic World by Robert Beachy and Michele Gillespie • History of the Moravian Church: The Renewed Unitas Fratrum, 1722-1957 by J. Taylor Hamilton and Kenneth G. Hamilton. • Zinzendorf, the ecumenical pioneer: A study in the Moravian contribution to Christian mission and unity by Arthur James Lewis • Count Zinzendorf. The Story of His Life and Leadership in the Renewed Moravian Church by John R. Weinlick • Customs and Practices of the Moravian Church by Adelaide Fries • “The Moravians and Their Music,” by Nola Reed Knouse in The Music of the Moravian Church in America • Jesus Still Lead On: An Introduction to Moravian Belief by Craig Atwood • Church Order of the Unitas Fratrum The collection also includes a number of articles from modern history and theological journals. ■ The Moravian
MOD celebrates 25 years of helping homeless help themselves For a quarter century, a small building on
East 18th St. in New York City has been a refuge for homeless seniors in transition. The work of that facility — Moravian Open Door — was highlighted at a special celebration on Sept 30. The 25th anniversary event, led by MOD Board President Doris Schattschneider, began with a special service at First Moravian Church in New York. MOD traces its origins back to First Moravian’s urban ministry work in the late 1960s. (see more in the History of MOD, next page).
The Rev. Charles Harewood welcomes attendees at the 25th anniversary celebration for MOD.
During the Sunday afternoon service, past and present board members, church leaders, friends and guests celebrated the work of MOD through prayer and song. Led by First Moravian’s pastor Charles Harewood and the Rev. Norman Prochnau, the service included prayers and comments from the Rev. David Wickmann, the Rev. David Bennett, the Rt. Rev. Hopeton Clennon, the Rev. Nigel Powell and Darryl Williams, director of MOD. “For a quarter century, the Moravian Church has cradled and nourished MOD,” said Darryl. “It has not been easy to keep the doors of MOD open. Every year seems to be a new challenge. Despite the challenges, past and present residents of MOD have been blessed with holiday meals, food donations, home improvements, technology assistance, and the opportunity to fellowship and celebrate with members of the Moravian Church—as we fellowship and celebrate today.” Following the service, guests celebrated at (continued on next page) 7
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Darryl Williams, MOD director, discusses the work of the New York City shelter.
MOD board president Doris Schattschneider reads a proclamation from the Borough of Manhattan.
a reception at The Atrium, an open space in the Citicorp building on Lexington Ave. The space was arranged in conjunction with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, which has sanctuary within the building. During the reception hosted by First Moravian Church members, MOD was congratulated by U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents the East Side of Manhattan and Queens in the House of Representatives. The President of the Borough of Manhattan Scott Springer offered a proclamation making Sept. 30, 2012 “Moravian Open Door Appreciation Day” in the city. As with many Moravian celebrations in New York, guests were treated to the music of the Steel Ensemble from Grace Moravian Church in Queens. A moving video prepared by MOD volunteer Noreen Hussain shared the stories of a number of MOD clients, each discussing how the shelter helped them regain dignity and self-worth (the video will soon be available online on Moravian.org and moravianhouse.org websites). Doris thanked the many volunteers, board members and supporters and staff who helped make the ongoing work of MOD possible. The 25th anniversary celebration concluded with a tour of Moravian House at 347 E. 18th St. MOD staff and board members highlighted recent renovations and facilities, including the new kitchen and enhanced learning center. About MOD Moravian Open Door is a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization committed to providing transitional housing and supportive At left, MOD case worker Desiree Barrett listens as a video about MOD plays.
services to the homeless, distressed and underserved population of New York City. Its ministry serves those individuals who are fifty and older with the goal of helping them regain their independence and security, and assisting them in moving to appropriate, permanent facilities. Clients are required to agree to work under a Service Plan and not require on-premises clinical care. MODâ€™s transitional housing program guides clients through three stages. Because each client may progress through the stages at different speeds, MOD is patient, caring and supportive. Stage 1: Restoring Dignity. Upon admittance, clients are offered stability and a fresh start. A bed, bedding, clean towel, soap, razor and cosmetics are issued. A personal service (continued on next page)
Darryl Williams speaks to gathered guests during the celebration.
A brief history of Moravian Open Door (continued from previous page) plan is developed as a guide towards achieving independence and appropriate permanent housing. Each client receives keys to a room, a bathroom, and personal mailbox. Stage 2: Rebuilding Lives and Independence. Clients work one-on-one with a case worker to fulfill the service plan. Appropriate medical and mental health services are assigned and facilitated. Life-skills training is provided. When appropriate, job training, resume development, and job search are begun. Stage 3: Graduation. Through the client’s effort and case worker guidance, a client will reach stability, confidence and the ability to take a decisive step towards appropriate permanent housing. After a final one-on-one meeting with counselors to discuss on-going support, the client is pronounced a graduate. A community dinner is held to commemorate the occasion. MOD is funded solely by church and private donations and a nominal monthly program fee. It does not receive any city or federal funding. For more information on MOD, visit www.moravianhouse.org. ■ First Moravian Church members serve during the MOD celebration
(Excerpts from “Moravians in the City Offering Hope for 25 Years” by the Rev. Dr. David A. Schattschneider, ©2012 Used with permission) Moravian Open Door (MOD) dedicated its newly renovated facilities at 347 East 18th St. in Manhattan (New York City) on November 7, 1987. Among the political leaders present was David Dinkins, the Manhattan Borough President who would later serve as Mayor of New York (1990-93). Mario Cuomo, then Governor of the State of New York, had sent a citation commending the Moravian Church’s Eastern District for its commitment to provide “permanent housing for 42 elderly, homeless people” in the building “funded with a grant from the State Homeless Housing and Assistance Program and with contributions from member churches and individuals.” The citation clearly identifies the unique “church and state” partnership which characterized the early stages of MOD’s activity. The citation also notes the long history of the Moravian Church in ministering to the neediest members of society: “By 1732, the Church already had begun serving New Yorkers, ministering to the needy, the unwanted and the forgotten.” In 1987, Moravian Open Door was a new program inspired by the Coffee Pot ministry of First Moravian Church in Manhattan. For 25 years, from 1968 to 1993, the Coffee Pot drop-in center at First Moravian was that congregation’s most significant ministry to the city’s neediest citizens and denomination’s most significant commitment to urban ministry. It also provided the inspiration for the creation of Moravian Open Door residential program. The Coffee Pot served the neighborhood at Lexington and 30th St. where First Moravian Church is located. It aided between 175 and 200 homeless people who visited it each day for meals, hygiene and a place where those served could receive mail, including benefit checks such as Federal aid, Social Security and SSI. Despite a full agenda of services, there was one key component that the Coffee Pot lacked: the ability to provide a bed for an overnight stay for its clients.
It was to address this need that several congregation members formed a committee and pursued the vision of what was to become Moravian Open Door. By 1984, First Moravian, under the auspices of the Eastern District Executive Board, created a separate 501 (c)3 entity to develop and operate housing for formerly homeless people. Months of work by the board of this new non-profit resulted in identifying the building at 347 East 18th St. as a leading possibility for a location. Following several years of negotiations with City and State agencies and securing funding for renovations of more than $1.15 million, MOD received is Certificate of Occupancy on Aug. 28, 1987, with the first residents moving in on Sept. 1. In the 25 years since, MOD’s structure, staffing and programs have evolved and changed. Today, MOD is funded through four main sources
of income: support from the Moravian Church through the denomination and its congregations; individuals; grants from private foundations; and client fees from residents. As important, countless volunteer hours, congregational missions and personal effort on the part of many have helped MOD continue its important work. The 2010 Provincial Synod of the Northern Province recognized that MOD is a “unique ministry (which) restores dignity, rebuilds lives, and re-establishes independence for those whom it serves.” With its recognition, all Moravians across the United States and Canada could be invited to support this unique ministry in New York City, helping homeless adults help themselves. You can download David Schattschneider’s detailed history of Moravian Open Door from www.moravian.org or www.moravianhouse.org. ■
IN OUR CONGREGATIONS
Operation Supply Train makes Its first delivery
A few days before the start of the 2012 school
year, Director of Christian Education, Crystal Fox, and I made the first delivery of Operation Supply Train to the Indian Valley Middle School in Tuscarawas, Ohio. We delivered a total of 24 backpacks (eight for each of the three grade levels) filled with specific supplies needed for each grade plus six cartons full of general supplies which will be needed by students and teachers in all three grades. Operation Supply Train grew out of the realization that state school funding has been cut every year for the past few years so that more and more expense was being transferred to the
parents. We also realized that the economic situation in Tuscarawas County is not the best and therefore there would be many parents who simply could not afford the necessary supplies. Also, with the cut in state funding the amount of money available to provide general classroom supplies has been drastically cut and the teachers have had to make up the difference out of their own pockets. The Sharon Moravian Church Board of Elders saw this as a mission opportunity in our own back yard. The Christian Education Committee agreed and joined with the Elders in sponsoring this local mission. It was a joy to see the smiles and hear “Oh my, look at all this” when we took the supplies into the school office conference room. Principal Brent Carter couldn’t thank us enough. “I just wanted to say “thank you” again on behalf of the entire Middle School for your thoughtfulness and generosity!” said Principal Carter in a note to the congregation. “The backpacks and school supplies will go a long way with helping so many of our students prepare for the upcoming school year. It is nice to be thought of and reached out to… thank you!!” I feel it is important to note that there is nothing with any of the items to identify them as coming from our congregation as the motive for our outreach was not for personal (continued on page 29) The Rev. Denny Rohn is pastor of Sharon Moravian Church in Tuscarawas, Ohio.
Episcopal Church welcomes Moravian pastor in historic example of communion On September 16, the Rev. Carl Southerland
was installed as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, North Carolina, becoming the first Moravian pastor of an Episcopal parish since the two denominations inaugurated a full-communion relationship in 2011. “It is an exciting day for the Moravian Church and the Episcopal Church,” said Southerland. “My appointment into the Episcopal Church has been a wonderful process. To come into the Episcopal Church, I’ve felt so welcome. It’s been a real blessing for me, and I’m very excited to be here.” Southerland served in various positions with the Moravian Church for 41 years before joining St. John’s, including positions as pastor at First Moravian, Greensboro, N.C.; Fries Memorial, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Unity Moravian, Lewisville, N.C.; and Associate Pastor at Home Moravian in Winston-Salem, N.C. The two denominations formalized the communion on February 10, 2011. The of-
The Rev. Carl Southerland (left) and the Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor (right).
ficial text of the agreement included a statement explaining, “We seek this relationship of full communion so that our mission as Christ’s church will be more effectively fulfilled and each of our communions might be more complete because of the spiritual treasures of the other.” David Guthrie, president of the Provincial Elders Conference, Southern Province, Moravian Church in America, and the Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, officiated at Southerland’s installment. Guthrie spoke about the Moravian Church’s focus on unity, quoting the Moravian Book of Order and its charge to “seek unity in Him with zeal and love.” After the ceremony, Bishop Taylor reflected on the importance of the event. “Having Carl Southerland as the Rector of St. John’s is an outward and visible sign of our full communion with our Moravian brothers and sisters,” he said. “It not only pleases God to have God’s children work together in this way, it enriches both our denominations and enables us to be much more effective as ministers of Jesus Christ.” Bishop Taylor also spoke about the need for people of faith to come together during times of strife. (continued on page 29) Chris Goldman is Communications Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.
Celebrating the M at the second M
While the day arrived foggy, then cloudy and humid, the weather did not dampen the spirits of attendees at the Second Moravian Festival, held in early September at New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. With more than 45 congregations, 46 craft and Moravian item vendors, and more than 25 Provincial and Interprovincial agencies and other church-related organizations in attendance, the Festival filled the lawns, Fellowship Hall and most of the interior of New Philadelphiaâ€™s sprawling campus in Winston-Salem. As with last yearâ€™s Festival, the day started with the Moravian 5K Challenge for Sunnyside Minstries. More than 350 runners and walkers completed the course, which ran through the campus and into the local neighborhood. Proceeds from the race support Sunnyside in its ministry.
Moravian Spirit Moravian Festival
Music filled the air throughout the day, with traditional Moravian band music, bluegrass, inspired singing and other styles. Historical interpreters shared information on Moravian culture, history and crafts. And both congregations and vendors offered a vast array of Moravian-themed items. The Festival also offered the opportunity for representatives from churches across the Southern Province to share their congregations stories. While the day was cut short by a strong, sudden thunderstorm (it had been threatening all day), the event was still considered a success in meeting its goal of sharing with the community “who we are and Whom we serve.” ■
Photos by Bill Ray III and Mike Riess.
MORAVIAN DAILY TEXTS
Using the 2013 Moravian Daily Texts In early October as we prepared this edition
of The Moravian for publication, nearly 500 cases of 2013 Moravian Daily Texts arrived at our offices in Bethlehem, Pa. Cracking open that first box represented the culmination of an 18-month process that began in Germany in April of 2011 with the selection of the 2013 watchwords. Over the course of five days, the IBOC shipped more than 1,000 copies to Moravians and non-Moravians all over the world and orders continue to arrive. While the “standard” paperback edition continues to be our most popular version, we shipped plenty of hardcover, large print and journal editions, too. And digital editions of the 2013 Daily Texts for the Kindle and iPad will be available through Amazon.com, the Apple iBookstore and our own website, store.moravian.org. To help those new to the Daily Texts (or as a refresher for those who’ve been using it for years), we offer this guide for using the Daily Texts. This information is also available on the Moravian.org web site under “Using the Daily Texts.”
Using the Daily Texts The Daily Texts is a daily devotional guide published yearly since 1731. It is the oldest such guide in continuous use. Begun in Germany as a daily oral tradition, it soon became a regularly printed set of texts for each day of the year. The texts are chosen yearly in Herrnhut, Germany for use in all editions of the Daily Texts throughout the world. The Old Testament text is chosen by lot from a collection of about 2,000 appropriate texts. The New 20
Testament text is then selected to expand on the Old Testament text, to give some point of Christian doctrine or to match with the special celebrations of the church year. Printed in over 51 different languages and dialects and with an annual press run of more than a million, the Daily Texts may be the most widely used and read devotional guide in the world, next to the Bible itself. The IBOC offers the Texts in German and Spanish for customers in the U.S. and Canada. For the North American edition, the German texts are translated into English by Erdmute Frank. We then combine the texts with the weekly watchwords and daily Bible study information before sending to our writers. The Interprovincial Board of Communication (IBOC) staff assign writers of varying ages, both lay and clergy, and from the Northern and Southern Province to select hymns and write prayers for each day. Writers are responsible for one month of Daily Texts. We are blessed with talented contributors; each year’s contributions reflect the creativity, diversity and spirituality of today’s Moravian Church. Contents For Each Day 1. SCRIPTURE LESSONS: At the top of each page for ongoing study. Not related to the printed texts. Monday through Saturday are part of a plan to read through the Psalms in one year and the rest of the Bible in two. Sundays and special days are the assigned lessons for that day of the church year from the Moravian Revised Common Lectionary, also common to many denominations. The Moravian
Tuesday, April 30 — Psalm 55:20-23 Job 36:1-26; 1 Corinthians 9:1-12a
Hear, you who are far away, what I have done; and you who are near, acknowledge my might. Isaiah 33:13
God is my strong salvation, no enemy I fear; he hears my supplication, dispelling all my care; if he, my head and master, defend me from above, what pain or what disaster can part me from his love?
Paul wrote: We know that God has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 With your presence, Lord, our Head and Savior, 447 bless us all, we humbly pray; our dear heavenly Father’s love and favor be our comfort every day. May God’s Spirit now in each proceeding favor us with his most gracious leading; thus shall we be truly blessed both in labor and in rest.
Jehovah God, you promised not to forsake us. You hear us no matter where we are and acknowledge us when we cry out to you in times of distress. When we think we are destroyed, you are there. Thank you for choosing us every day. Amen.
2. WATCHWORD FOR THE DAY: From the Old Testament, the first printed text. It is to be a “watchword” to accompany you throughout the day. Usually a promise, encouragement, admonition, or comfort. 3. HYMN VERSES: Broken down by meter and usually related to the watchword or theme for the day. It is a devotional response or commentary on the text. Can be used for prayers. November 2012
4. DOCTRINAL TEXT: From the New Testament. Usually contains some point of Christian doctrine to expand on the watchword. 5. PRAYER: A response to God of praise, confession, thanksgiving, or intercession in light of the texts and hymn verses.
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(continued from previous page) Every Sunday and some church holidays, the Daily Texts page will include the WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK/HOLIDAY. Like the daily watchword, the weekly/holiday text is to accompany the reader throughout the week or holiday and is related to the events of the church year. These differ every year based upon the lectionary cycle. Devotions The printed texts, hymn verses, and prayers are the heart of the devotional guide. Their purpose is to help the reader get more closely in touch with God and to meditate upon the Word of God. • Feel the encouragement found in the texts. • Hear any word or correction for your life. • Ponder the great message of faith. • Meditate upon the hymn verses and prayers. • Feel God’s presence surrounding you in faith. • In silence, hear God’s word speaking to you. These texts can be the center of a daily spiritual diary where you keep a journal of your daily meditations and their meaning in your life. IBOC Communication Assistant Siobhan Young stocks 2013 Daily Texts.
Nearly 500 cases of Daily Texts arrived in Bethlehem in early October.
The Texts and Bible Study The assigned lessons at the top of every page can be a valuable method for daily Bible study. With the exception of Sundays and holidays, they follow a daily pattern of study. The main study passage for the day is the second one listed. Over the period of several weeks or months, these lessons will provide an organized plan of study of an entire book or an important portion of one. The first passage listed is a lesson that is related in theme or content to the main lesson. By following this Bible reading plan, in a year you will have read about half of the books within the Bible. There are many resource books available to assist in the study of these passages. Bible study notebooks, books on ways to study different types of biblical literature, Bible dictionaries, and commentaries will all add to your knowledge of the Bible and its meaning in your life.■ To order your printed copy of the Moravian Daily Texts for 2013, please visit store.moravian.org. You can also join more than 14,000 others who receive the Daily Texts every day in their e-mail box by visiting www.moravian.org; the Old Testament and New Testament verses and Moravian-penned prayers are also featured on the home page every day.
MINISTRY TO OLDER ADULTS
Salemtowne: Forty years strongâ€Śand stronger As Salemtowne Retirement Community cel-
ebrates its first 40 years of service to older adults, we reflect on our heritage of compassion and care, and how two Single Sisters made a lasting difference. Moravians have historically been progressive in caring for others. In fact, the origins of what is todayâ€™s Salemtowne community draw from that very strength of Moravian women.
In 1887, two Moravian women realized the need for a home to welcome and care for societyâ€™s forgotten, then took action. The sisters met with a group of women from Salem, Winston, and surrounding areas to form an interdenominational circle (comprised at the start of only 12) dedicated to the vision of a home to shelter the destitute, sick, aged, and neglected no matter what their age, as well as orphaned children. This group of women pledged a mere $2.00 per month to support The Salem Home, which opened in 1887. By 1889 a permanent house on the northeast corner of Main and Walnut streets in Salem had been purchased. (continued on next page) Renee Brumagin, Marketing Coordinator, and Dale Melton, Director of Development, at Salemtowne Retirement Community contributed this article.
(continued from previous page) It operated there for 80 years. Unfortunately in 1967, its doors closed due to increased governmental regulations. The home was sold and the $125,000 in proceeds was put aside for a future “home for the aged.” In December 1972, a mere five years later, and on land that had once been part of die Wachau tract, The Moravian Home, Inc. (known today as Salemtowne) received its first residents in a single building that could minister to fifty individuals in need. Over the years our community has grown in acreage, as well as residents. In 1990, Salemtowne became licensed as a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Since that time the campus has expanded with three villages of cottages, apartment complexes, a new health care center, community center and fitness center with pool. A gift of 58 adjacent acres, The Babcock House and estate, has aided our recent growth. Today, Salemtowne is home to more than 300 residents. It is incredible to imagine how the vision of a group of 12 women over a century ago could create a home that has developed into a community as vibrant as Salemtowne today.
As we look back at our rich and poignant history over these first 40 years, we look forward to carrying on the mission of those far-reaching women by continuing to provide competent, compassionate and committed care to older adults. From those first 12 fearless women to the countless groups from many different denominations and backgrounds united in love and a desire to be of service, Salemtowne continues to benefit from the crucial and dedicated support of women’s service leagues including the Emma Bahnson, Mary Ann Fogle and the Louise Haywood Service Leagues. In addition, we receive ongoing support from over 50 Moravian Churches and nearly 50 Moravian Church Circles, Sunday Schools, and other church groups in the Southern Province, as well as neighboring non-Moravian Churches. This sustained advocacy continues to be a clear and singular strand of the larger Church’s core identity of caring for the other, and it enables Salemtowne to be a grateful community, indeed, “where every life shines.” ■ The Moravian
MINISTRY TO OLDER ADULTS
Marquardt Village announces renovation and redevelopment plans The Marquardt Village Board of Directors approved plans for a $43 million renovation to its senior housing campus in Watertown, Wisconsin. The renovations will be designed to position Marquardt Village to meet changing lifestyle demands and trends in senior living. Marquardt Village’s Chief Executive Officer Matt Mauthe said the renovations are key to keeping the retirement center on the leading edge of the ever-evolving health care system. “It’s very important because we have to continue to meet current residents’ needs now
and look to their expanding needs in the future,” Mauthe said. “It is also important to the financial health of our organization. We need to continue to be at the forefront of providing care to attract new residents.” (continued on next page) Lori Werbeckes, CFRE, is Foundation Director for Marquardt Village in Watertown, Wis. She can be reached at LWerbeckes@MarquardtVillage.org.
The redevelopment of Marquardt Village retirement center includes: (gold) independent living and assisted living; (ivory) community center, assisted living and memory care, short term rehabilitative care; (orange) long term nursing care; (white) existing buildings
(continued from previous page) Marquardt Village is a ministry of the Moravian Church—Western District. The retirement village began serving its first residents in 1969 and has been serving seniors and their families for over four decades. Current services include housing for independent living seniors, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care. Home and Community Based Services available to Marquardt Village residents and the community include Hospice, Home Health, Supportive Home Care, and Lifeline.
We start with a focus on the residents and what their needs are today and what they will be in the future. The planned redevelopment will include the addition of a brand new community center, which will greatly expand the amenities and services for residents. In response to market demand, new independent living apartment homes will be added—located between and connecting two existing apartment buildings. The main entrance to Marquardt Village will move to the south side of campus, and underground parking and connected walkways between new and existing buildings will provide climate-controlled access throughout the community. Marquardt Village’s mission to serve both our residents and those of the greater community with exceptional care services will be enhanced with a state-of-the-art Memory Care and Assisted Living Center, as well as exten 26
sive updates to residences, programming and social spaces for short-term rehabilitation and nursing care. The project will be financed through private placement bank finances. “In today’s economy, we can take advantage of the extremely low interest rates,” Mauthe said. “It’s more economical to build a new facility than to renovate, based on construction costs. We start with a focus on the residents and what their needs are today and what they will be in the future. Then we design around that,” Mauthe said. The design will implement as many sustainable practices as are feasible, including geothermal wells and passive solar panels to heat water. Energy savings could result in a 60 percent decrease in Marquardt Village’s energy bills. While news of this redevelopment is exciting, it is much more than an upgrade in appearance and service; it is a firm commitment to current and future residents and an investment in the Watertown community. Watch for construction news and photos on our website www.marquardtvillage.org. We will soon reach out to potential future residents and offer the opportunity to reserve a new apartment home. If you know someone who may be interested and may want to be among the first to receive this opportunity, please have them contact Anne Krystyniak at 920.206.4663 or AKrystyniak@MarquardtVillage.org. We recognize the need for support of the Moravian community in our plans. Please remember residents and staff of Marquardt Village in your prayers as we embrace these changes and enhancements in the next few years. “It’s exciting for us and our residents,” Mauthe said. “Our goal is to continue our mission into perpetuity.” ■ The Moravian
OFFICIAL PROVINCIAL ELDERS’ NEWS Prayer Watch The Moravian Church has experienced spiritual renewal and strength through a covenant of prayer. In 1727, the church in Herrnhut, Germany, covenanted for an “Hourly Intercession” which continued for one hundred years with a great blessing to the entire Moravian Church. The Unity Prayer Watch established in 1957 (the quincentenary of the Unitas Fratrum) has continued to bless us. The 1988 Unity Synod affirmed the importance of this experience for the worldwide Moravian Church. Under the schedule adopted by the 2009 Unity Synod, December 1- 31 is assigned to the Northern Province and January 1- 18 to the Southern Province. Each Provincial Board will supply assignment of specific dates to individual congregations, with suggestions for prayer topics. Prayer Day for the Bible Society, November 18, 2012 On Sunday, November 18, we will join with churches of many other denominations in emphasizing the importance of the Bible. Our church is part of the American and Canadian Bible Societies, which do much to publish and distribute the Word of God. VISIT THE MORAVIAN MAGAZINE ON FACEBOOK! The Moravian Magazine is on Facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/MoravianMagazine to learn more about what’s happening with the magazine, view current and back issues online and interact with The Moravian editorial staff. November 2012
World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012 The Synods of 2006 resolved to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1 and proclaim it as a day of commemoration and prayer by our Moravian churches. Congregations are encouraged to schedule an AIDS Awareness Day and to find a way to support an AIDS ministry focusing on areas of education, prevention and ministering to caregivers, orphans and those living with HIV.
NORTHERN PROVINCE Moravian Women’s Sunday, November 4, 2012 The first Sunday in November has been designated to especially recognize the work of the Moravian Women in local congregations throughout the Northern Province. Some congregations may choose a different Sunday for this observance if there are conflicts in scheduling. Prayer Day for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary November 25, 2012 On Sunday, November 25, congregations of the Northern Province are asked to remember in prayer all who share in the important work of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. Let us pray for the administration, the faculty, and the students.
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Mrs. Edna Marie Knight
Mrs. Edith Grey West Fry
Sister Edith Grey West Fry, wife of The Rev.
Edna M. Knight died at West Palm Beach, Florida, September 5, 2012 at the age 73 years. She was born April 2, 1939 in Manchester, Jamaica, a daughter of Edwin and Louise (Hyman) Yates. Sister Knight attended schools in Jamaica and graduated from the University College Hospital in the West Indies. She was united in marriage to Brother Claude A. Knight on August 27, 1966 at Kingston, Jamaica. She served alongside her husband in pastorates in Pennsylvania (Redeemer) and New York (Vanderbilt Avenue). She is survived by her husband, Claude; daughter, Andrea; and sons, Wayne and Claude. A memorial service was held September 15, 2012 at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida. ■
John Frank Fry, passed away on September 25, 2012 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was born on May 9, 1927 in Davie County, N.C. During her 65-year marriage to The Rev. John Fry, they served Fulp Moravian Church in Walnut Cove, N.C. and Mt. Bethel Moravian Church in Cana, Va. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a member of Fulp Moravian Church. Sister Fry is survived by husband, John Fry, a daughter and son, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Fulp Moravian Church in Walnut Cove, N.C. by The Rev. Dan Nelson and The Rev. Jim Newsome with burial in God’s Acre at Fulp Moravian Church. ■
OFFICIAL (continued from previous page) St. Charles, Minnesota Brother Franklin C. Jones has accepted an appointment to serve as part-time pastor of Berea Moravian Church, St. Charles, Minnesota. Brother Jones began his work September 1, 2012. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Brother C. Hopeton Clennon, who has been serving as Chaplain for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, has accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor for Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Brother Clennon will be installed in his new work January 20, 2013. 28
Appleton, Wisconsin Sister Sandra Crase, who has been under call to temporary service within the Western District, has accepted the call to serve as pastor of the Freedom Moravian Church, Appleton, Wisconsin. Sister Crase began her new work in October 2012. Elizabeth D. Miller Provincial Elders’ Conference Ad Policy for The Moravian — The Moravian accepts paid advertising that is consistent with the magazine’s objectives and editorial convictions as they are stated in the purpose and mission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication. Advertisements for activities, services and products of specific interest to members of the Moravian Church have priority. The Moravian does not accept purely editorial advertisements that advocate specific ideas or issues. Articles, columns and letters to the editor are the appropriate vehicles for the presentation of ideas and issues. The Interprovincial Board of Communication is responsible for the content and design of the magazine, including advertisements. Ad rates and specifications are available www.moravian.org.
Supply Train (continued from page 16) reward. And besides, in Matthew 6:3-4 Jesus says: “But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” In conversation with Principal Carter I’ve indicated that if anyone should ask where these backpacks and supplies have come from to simply say, “from your friends at Sharon Moravian Church.” The Indian Valley School District also has a “Brave’s Closet” at our Middle School for the entire district. The purpose of the Brave’s Closet is to distribute used or new clothing and coats to the students, Kindergarten- Grade 12, of the district who are in need. They also try to provide new shoes any student in need. This year the Sharon Moravian Church will continue our partnership with the Indian Valley Middle School as we collect clothing and shoes for the Brave’s Closet as our mission project for Advent. As a congregation it is an honor to join with our school system so that no child in our middle school will be without supplies this school year.
Operation Supply Train is not over for this school year. Principal Carter and I will be in contact as we journey through the school year as to what supplies may still be needed or replenished. What a wonderful way for us to share the love of Christ with our community and its children. ■
(continued from page 17) “In an age addicted to division, I am proud that our two churches are offering the world a different way,” he said. “Being in full communion with Moravians and Lutherans enables all of our denominations to be more effective, more nimble, and more expansive. I am very excited for St. John’s, our diocese, and the wider Churches.” ■ November 2012
Statistics of the Moravian Church In U.S. and Canada CF = Confirmed Communicants T = Total
AVG = Average Worship Attendance * = No membership statistics received for 2011
The Northern Province • Statistics December 31, 2011 Eastern District CONGREGATION
DIST. OF COLUMBIA Washington, Faith
MARYLAND New Carrollton, Trinity Thurmont, Graceham Upper Marlboro, St. Paul’s
111 317 160
160 388 200
63 118 88
Tammie L. Rinker Sue Koenig William T. Andrews
NEW JERSEY Cinnaminson, Palmyra Egg Harbor City Riverside, First Union, Battle Hill
117 271 196 39
150 369 246 56
57 78 63 33
Andrew Kilps Bruce Weaknecht Richard L. Bruckart Rosieta Burton
NEW YORK Bronx, Tremont Terrace Brooklyn, Fellowship Brooklyn, John Hus New York City, First New York City, United Queens, Grace Staten Island, Castleton Hill
138 56 300 88 431 156 154
172 101 367 96 648 268 214
85 36 270 51 200 131 67
Staten Island, Great Kills Staten Island, New Dorp Staten Island, Vanderbilt Ave.
102 235 75
135 282 101
46 100 53
Vacant Wellesley Ferguson Michael E. Johnson Charles C. Harewood Nigel Powell Earl Goulbourne Andrew Meckstroth M. Lynnette Delbridge Margaret Wellert Duane E. Ullrich Wellesley Ferguson
OHIO Dover, First Dublin, Redeemer Gnadenhutten, Heckewelder Lewis Center, The Promise New Phila., Fry’s Valley New Phila., Schoenbrunn Tuscarawas, Sharon Uhrichsville, First
472 67 253 40 73 95 308 113
566 77 288 46 84 123 360 137
216 48 110 32 33 68 114 56
John B. Wallace Jay Petrella Darrell F. Johnson Darryl C. Bell Christine Johnson Tracy A. Pryor Dennis G. Rohn William E. Surber
ONTARIO Toronto, New Dawn*
PENNSYLVANIA Allentown, Calvary Bethlehem, Advent Bethlehem, Central
173 303 824
200 360 989
75 117 398
Bethlehem, College Hill
Bethlehem, East Hills
M. Blair Couch Katie Van Der Linden Janel R. Rice Carol Reifinger Cynthia R. Geyer David C. Geyer Derek A. French
Bethlehem, Edgeboro Bethlehem, West Side Canadensis Coopersburg, MorningStar Easton, First Easton, Palmer Township
308 135 31 151 169 559
383 157 34 178 214 679
141 55 26 61 65 201
Emmaus Hellertown, Mountainview Lancaster Lebanon Lititz
487 135 135 108 675
567 151 149 145 806
112 38 61 47 268
Nazareth Nazareth, Schoeneck Newfoundland Philadelphia, Redeemer Reading York, Covenant York, First
365 402 91 76 82 129 111
471 486 120 85 118 145 127
136 186 53 42 42 80 57
J. Christian Giesler Margaret Hassler Gregg C. Schafer Lance E. Fox Patricia D. Honszer Douglas H. Kleintop Melissa L. Johnson Kevin J. Henning Jodie Lean-Harney Dean Easton Lloyd Gooden Dean R. Jurgen Mark V. Breland Jeffrey D. Gehris, Sr. Terry L. Folk Gregg C. Schafer George Richmond Ronald Rice Jeffrey Coppage Sayward E. Lippincott
Western District CALIFORNIA Banning, Morongo* Downey
Vacant Christie Melby-Gibbons
ILLINOIS West Salem
Jason O. Andersen
F. Jeffrey Van Orden
MICHIGAN Daggett Unionville Westland, Grace
40 242 55
40 291 79
29 82 46
Gary Straughan Trina C. Holmberg Vicki Jens Page
MINNESOTA Altura, Our Savior’s Chaska Maple Grove, Christ’s Com. Northfield, Main Street St. Charles, Berea Victoria, Lake Auburn Waconia*
104 129 91 82 86 92 287
131 146 114 98 114 103 345
74 84 63 31 50 58 69
David W. Sobek Michael Eder Jennifer Moran Vacant Vacant Brian R. Dixon Amy Gohdes-Luhman
NORTH DAKOTA Davenport, Canaan Durbin, Goshen Fargo, Shepherd of the Prairie Leonard, Bethel
146 121 69 79
189 150 803 92
47 39 37 26
Beth Rohn-Habhegger Reid Lauderman Eric D. Renner Reid Lauderman
WISCONSIN Appleton, Freedom Cambridge, London DeForest, Christian Faith Ephraim Green Bay, West Side Lake Mills Madison, Glenwood Madison, Lakeview Pittsville, Veedum Rudolph Sister Bay Sturgeon Bay Watertown, Ebenezer Watertown Wisconsin Rapids, Kellner Wisconsin Rapids, Saratoga Wisconsin Rapids TOTALS
173 85 119 127 247 570 76 144 46 25 129 538 166 242 37 84 243
213 106 153 129 319 647 94 157 55 30 143 627 193 321 38 109 285
63 36 57 72 79 177 38 47 40 19 72 188 85 90 24 36 86
Vacant Jane Follmer Zekoff Kurt S. Liebenow Dawn E. Volpe Marian Boyle Bruce J. Nelson Vacant Staci Marrese-Wheeler Wanda Veldman Christine Stack Kerry D. Krauss Matthew R. Knapp Jane R. Wegner Barbara A. Berg Christine Stack Darin Dye, Lay Pastor Mary Lou Plummer
Canadian District ALBERTA Bruderheim Calgary, Christ Calgary, Good Shepherd
139 111 128
166 193 160
67 77 71
Edmonton Edmonton, Millwoods Edmonton, Rio Terrace Sherwood Park, Good News
121 120 110 38
138 137 149 48
55 79 51 31
S. Edmonton, Heimtal* TOTALS
Vacant Stephen A. Gohdes Richard Beck Wendy Beck Rebecca Craver Joshua R. Viste Carol Vogler Ian D. Edwards Eileen Edwards Matthew J. Gillard
Northern Province Recapitulation Eastern District Western District Canadian District
CF 10,890 5,482 827
T 13,528 6,684 1,059
AVG 4,928 2,283 465
Total Province 2011 Total Province 2010
*Not Available for 2011
The Southern Province â€˘ Statistics December 31, 2011 CONGREGATION FLORIDA Longwood, Rolling Hills Miami, King of Kings* New Hope* Prince of Peace West Palm Beach, Palm Beach* GEORGIA Stone Mountain, First Church* NORTH CAROLINA Advance, Macedonia Bethania Charlotte, Little Church on the Lane Peace Clemmons Durham, Christ the King Eden, Leaksville Greensboro, First Church Huntersville, New Beginnings Kernersville, Good Shepherd Kernersville King Lewisville, Unity Lexington, Enterprise Mayodan Mount Airy, Grace Newton, New Hope Oak Ridge, Moravia Raleigh Rural Hall Mizpah Rural Hall Walnut Cove, Fulp Wilmington, Covenant Winston-Salem, Advent Ardmore Bethabara Bethesda Calvary Christ Fairview November 2012
56 75 422
97 83 637
55 54 284
Envoy Hodgson, Acolyte
R. Jeff Carter Russell May, Interim
244 133 523 138
299 160 595 228
145 88 238 169
R. Stephen Wilson James L. Doss Q. Ray Burke Francis P. Venable Leslie D. Venable Robert E. Peterson John R. Rainey
Christopher C. Thore
60 436 309 193 61 137 349 84 103 417
69 590 398 215 71 176 401 105 115 508
44 254 193 96 41 69 155 57 65 182
Judy M. Knopf Vacant Cornelius B. Routh Stuart N. Zimmerman Wayne Byerly, Interim Vacant Anthony E. Hayworth Vacant Russell Williams Craig S. Troutman
151 234 150 107
171 273 171 127
72 132 88 47
Timothy G. Sapp Steve E. Craver Daniel K. Nelson Vacant
284 185 99 26 337 207 295
327 209 120 26 415 241 317
146 102 54 21 166 106 158
R. Keith White Jonathan E. Boling Vacant Richard G. Spaugh Lane A. Sapp David A. Marcus, Jr. C. Scott Venable III
Wilma E. Israel Gregorio Moody Vacant Joseph E. Nicholas
1,263 129 174 56 222 141 1,116
1,535 153 220 62 238 158 1,269
269 76 68 56 108 81 474
176 457 88 74 42 223 324
217 515 100 91 55 242 404
111 232 51 40 25 128 175
G. Thomas Shelton James C. Newsome Carol A. Foltz David H. Merritt Joseph L. Moore Kelly H. Moore Richard L. Sides Vacant Walter Bishop Cheryl Cottingham John D. Rights Truman L. Dunn Worth N. Green John G. Rights Matthew W. Allen Douglas C. Rights James Demby Arkon G. Stewart Alphonso Gaydon, Interim John P. Jackman Donald W. Griffin
Chuck Harmon, Acolyte
Gary Easter, Acolyte Charles W. Fishel
Home Hope* Hopewell Immanuel-New Eden Konnoak Hills Messiah New Philadelphia Oak Grove Olivet Pine Chapel Providence St. Philips Trinity Union Cross VIRGINIA Ararat, Willow Hill* Cana, Crooked Oak Mt. Bethel
Southern Province Recapitulation Total Dec. 31, 2011 Dec. 31, 2010 Increase/Decrease
CF 13,061 13,096
T 15,650 15,737
AVG 6,668 6,615
*Not Available for 2011 Statistical Summary of the Sunday Church Schools December 31, 2011 Northern Province: Eastern District Western District* Canadian District* Totals: Northern Province: Southern Province: Grand Total
2,135 1,094 209
413 197 42
2,548 1,291 251
3,438 3,797 7,235
652 754 1,406
4,090 4,551 8,641
*Incomplete reports received from several congregations. 34
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