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Oak Grove Moravian Church

120 Hammock Farm Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Address Service Requested

With Christ as our foundation,

We are called to share our faith,

Through love and outreach to all.

Oak Grove Leaves

Rev. Matthew W. Allen Pastor

Oak Grove Moravian Church 120 Hammock Farm Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336-595-8167 E-mail:

Angie Renigar Editor

Oak Grove Mission Statement Our mission is to glorify God through worship, bring people to faithful discipleship in Christ, equip them for ministry in the church and the world, and grow in our love for one another through fellowship.

February 2013

Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Walkertown, NC Permit No. 5

Worship With Us

Sunday Services Worship Service 9:45 AM 10:45 AM Sunday School

Congregational Text for 2013: Whoever sees Me sees Him who sent Me. John 12:45

FROM YOUR PASTOR Lent is a 40-day liturgical season of the Church which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Great Sabbath, the day before Resurrection Sunday. Sundays are not counted in the 40 days, because each Sunday was considered a “little Easter” in the early Church. Sundays were a joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection. “Lent” is not mentioned in the Bible, but it has long been a tradition in the Christian Church. The significance of the number “40” is thought to represent the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. The theme of Lent is penitence and discipline. It is an intentional time of humbling ourselves before God and taking a serious look at where we are spiritually. We spend increased time in devotion, study, prayer, and worship to help us draw closer to our Lord. We also try to give more of ourselves in service to Christ. Sometimes we give up things that are tempting to us to remind us of the temptation Jesus faced in the wilderness. Ash Wednesday is the first day in Lent. On this day, we focus on our sinfulness and mortality. We mourn for our sins as we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus. “Ashes” are referred to many times in the Old Testament as a sign of sorrow, mourning, humility, and repentance. The symbolism of places ashes on the forehead in the sign of a cross is to remind us of our mortality and that “you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19)


2. Sally Barneycastle 3. Georgia Brown Marlyn Wolfington Eli Renigar 4. Marion Clark Sara Wood 6. Horace Hester Cheyenne Rogers 7. Leslie Hester 8. Baron Grindstaff 9. Jeffrey Vanhoy

10. Mike May Jerry Hancock 14. Pam Ellis 17. Ethan May 18. Sharon Kerr Patsy Sell 19. Bobby Wolfington 20. Charles Priddy 24. Tony Barkley 28. Carol Carter Sue Smith

The most solemn week of Lent is Holy Week where we journey with Christ in the events of His last week on earth. We celebrate the majesty of Palm Sunday, gather with Jesus in the Upper on Maundy Thursday, and stand at the foot of the cross on Good Friday. We do all this during Lent to prepare ourselves for the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. We cannot fully appreciate the joy and victory of Easter unless we first experience the fasting and temptation in the wilderness and the pain and suffering of the cross on Good Friday. Please use this Lenten season to prepare yourself, draw closer to Jesus, journey with Him, and experience genuine spiritual renewal.

God bless and I’ll see you in church!


14. Eric & Anita Linville

Building Campaign Memorials and Honorariums In memory of:

Dear Church Family, The family of Charles Ray Dillon acknowledges

L. S. Thomasson Kate L. Thomasson Charlie Dillon

with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy. Sincere thanks and love to all who prayed, visited, sent cards, brought him wonderful fruit baskets and fed our family after Charlie’s service. I cannot begin to touch each of you as we have been.

May 2013 be full of happiness and

serving our Savior. Sister in Christ, Judy Dillon

Continuing The Vision……..

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Dear Oak Grove, Thank you to my Sunday School class for the fruit basket. Thank you to the band for coming to play for me. Thank everyone for cards and thank you for remembering me. ……..Building The Future

Update on Capital Campaign Funds From the beginning of our Campaign we have total donations of $248,248.55. There is a pledge balance of $34,797.00 that has yet to be received. Please continue to support our Campaign with your prayers and monetary gifts.

Gary Hester

Dear Oak Grove, Many thanks to all of you for the prayers, cards, calls and concerns during my 25 days in the hospital. Your love and kindness mean so much. God bless you all, Clarence Sell & family



BOARD OF TRUSTEES Financial Update The Board of Trustees last met on Tuesday, January 13, 2013. Those present were Johnny Vanhoy, Judy Dillon, Arnold Reeves, Patrick Linville and Jeff Styers. Financial reports were reviewed and approved. Plans were made to have a professional clean out the chimney on the church for safety reasons due to the carbon monoxide problem back in December. Appointments were made for 2013. The next board meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 12th.


Wednesday February 13 Speaker

Sunday February 17

CHRIST MORAVIAN CHURCH The Reverend Michael Fulp, Speaker 4:00 PM LOVEFEAST TRINITY MORAVIAN CHURCH Sister Donna Hurt, DCE, Speaker 11:00 AM Worship 12:00 Noon Complimentary Luncheon Nursery Provided

Wednesday February 27

ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH The Reverend John Rainey, Speaker 9:45 AM Coffee Hour 10:45 AM Meditation/Music 11:00 AM Worship Nursery Available

Wednesday March 6

CALVARY MORAVIAN CHURCH The Reverend John D. Rights, Speaker 9:45 AM Coffee Hour 10:45 AM Meditation/Music 11:00 AM Worship Nursery Provided

Wednesday March 13

FAIRVIEW MORAVIAN CHURCH The Reverend Rick Sides, Speaker 10:45 AM Music 11:00 AM Worship with Communion 12:00 Noon Complimentary Luncheon

Wednesday March 20

KONNOAK HILLS MORAVIAN CHURCH The Reverend Matthew Allen, Speaker 11:00 AM Lovefeast

Deadline to order: March 14th Please make checks payable to:

10:00 AM Coffee Hour 10:45 AM Music 11:00 AM Worship Nursery Provided

Wednesday February 20

All orders are PREPAID

Lilies are $13.50 each

HOME MORAVIAN CHURCH Sister Virginia “Ginny” Hege Tobiassen,

Oak Grove Moravian Church

Sunday, March 24, Palm Sunday Friday, March 29, Good Friday Sunday, March 31, Easter

2013 LENTEN SERVICES: Bread in the Wilderness

February Workers

The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, February 13 6:00 p.m. Supper



7:00 p.m. Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes Sermon Title:

3. Kelsey Wolfington

3. Eric & Anita Linville 10. Patrick & Carrie Linville

10. Laura Kate Colona

17. Jane Farmer & Bonnie Peddycord

17. Maggie Mounce

24. Susan, Sarah & Laura Price

24. Chloe Wolfington

The Lesson of Abundant Grace Rev. Matthew Allen Wednesday, February 20 6:00 p.m. Supper 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service Sermon Title:



Jody Colona Gary McCracken Jeff Styers Eric Linville

3. Matthew Allen 10. Kay Joyce

17. available (white flowers)

The Lesson of the Sabbath Rev. Roger Kimball Wednesday, February 27 6:00 p.m. Supper

24. available

7:00 p.m. Lenten Service


Sermon Title:

3. Jane Farmer

The Lesson of the Hungry Heart

10. Georgia Brown

Rev. Dan Nelson

17. Loretta Snow

March 6

Rev. Roger Kimball

24. Lib Westmoreland

March 13

Rev. Dan Nelson

March 20

Rev. Matthew Allen


More information on the March sermons will be in the March Newsletter. Each Wednesday we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for supper at 6:00 p.m. and in the Sanctuary for the service at 7:00.

JOINT BOARD REPORT The Elders and Trustees met jointly for their first meeting of 2013 on Tuesday, January 9. Pastor Allen opened the meeting with prayer and read the Daily Text.

Job 8:21...he fill thy mouth with laughing...

Here is a true excerpt / blooper from a church bulletin: Miss Charlene Mason sang “I Will Not Pass This Way Again”, giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

New board members were welcomed and the minutes of the last meeting were approved. Ann Seivers has resigned from the Board of Elders and they will appoint someone to complete her term for 2013. A called Church Council needs to be held this spring to elect our synod delegate for 2014 Synod. The meeting will be Sunday, April 21 after worship. Pastor Allen encouraged board members to attend Leadership Focus to be held on February 23 at Home Church. BOARD OF ELDERS REPORT

2013 Confirmation Class It is exciting to have a large class of confirmands this year! There are three Confirmation Retreats planned: February 8-9, March 1-2 and March 8-9. This year’s group includes: Ally Wolfington

Joseph Kidwell

Jadyn Hooker

Matthew Armstrong

Gray Comer

James Peddycord

Patrick McCracken

The meeting opened with intercessory prayer. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. Tammy Lewis was appointed to fill Ann Seivers’ unexpired term ending in 2013. Annual Appointments were made. Pastor Allen will meet with potential confirmands and their parents to discuss the requirements of the class and they can make the decision to participate or not. Pastor Allen will teach an Inquirers Class for prospective members.

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem and the Moravian Churches of Staten Island each received a donation from Oak Grove in the amount of $419.00. Gracious thanks to everyone who gave at our Christmas Eve Lovefeast for these causes.

December STEWARDSHIP SAVE THE DATE! Ladies Night Out at Oak Grove is Saturday, April 20, 2013. More details to come in March.

Dec. 2012


$ 21,528.00


Operating Expenses $ 15,837.04


Ahead (Behind)

$ 10,575.23

Operating Income

$ 5,690.96

ATTENDANCE The next Band Practice is Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

2nd..…..116 9th..……94 16th..…102 23rd..…123 24th..…246 30th.…..82

Oak Grove Moravian Church Feb 2013 Newsletter  
Oak Grove Moravian Church Feb 2013 Newsletter  

Oak Grove Moravian Church Feb 2013 Newsletter