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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.

September 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 It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over. We’ve been fortunate this year that it has been a cool and wet summer, unusual for the Piedmont of North Carolina. I know I have enjoyed the milder weather. Folks have enjoyed summer vacations. The kids have enjoyed being out of school. Our youth have been very active at church this summer. They volunteered at the Food Bank, packed 32 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, enjoyed a day at Lake Myers, and visited our shut-ins. They participated in a great Bible School where they learned about growing in friendship with Jesus. They made crafts which were given as gifts to the shut-ins. It is a blessing to see our youth being involved in the life of the church. We did take a break from our Wednesday evening programming, but on September 4 we will resume with The Story for adults and youth. Even if you did not participate during the winter and spring, you can join up in September. It won’t be any problem to get you a book. Those of us who have participated have been blessed by learning God’s Story and how it still applies to us today. September will be a busy month for us. We will have worship, Sunday School, Wednesday night programming, the Church Picnic, Anniversary Sunday, RCC Picnic, and Youth Sunday. I hope you’ll take part in all these activities. We do have a lot of good things going on in our church. I look forward to fall and continuing to serve God with you. May we all grow together in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God bless and I’ll see you in church!


THE STORY resumes on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. If you have not yet taken advantage of this bible study opportunity, it is never too late! Ages 6-106 are encouraged to attend. PLEASE JOIN US!

Keep In Touch! NEW ADDRESS: Beth Dunn 1120 Jennings Park Trail Kernersville, NC 27284 (336) 310-4316 ________________________________ Micheal Wood’s mother: Lelia Wood 193 Nubbin Ridge Road Reidsville, NC 27320

LOST & FOUND Missing: 9x13 Pyrex dish with green carrying case. It was brought back to church after Walter Sell’s funeral. “B.Dunn” on top of the case. See Beth Dunn if you have information.

Oak Grove Moravian Church, Thank you for the beautiful arrangement at Dad’s funeral. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and the many acts of kindness the church family has shown to us. The church was such an important part of his life. During a time like this we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us. Your expres-

EVERYONE is invited to attend the RCC picnic on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:oo in Pilot Mountain. See Tammy Lewis or call the church office if you would like more information.

sion of sympathy will always be remembered. Walter Sell Family

Oak Grove Moravian Church Congregation, Thank you so much for your graciousness in helping with Bethabara Church, Good Pantry. All who receive appreciate what we are able to provide. In Christian love, Bethabara Moravian Church

Dear Oak Grove Benevolence Team, Our family appreciates very much the delicious food you prepared for us for the meal following Dad’s funeral. Every dish was very good. Dad loved his church family! Thank you again. God bless you! Walter Sell Family

September Workers Dear Oak Grove family, Thank you all so much for the prayers, cards, visits, flowers and care and concern that was shown to us during George’s illness. During a time like this we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us.

Your expressions of sympathy will always be re-

membered. Love you all, Ann Seivers and Family

NURSERY WORKERS 1. Susan, Sarah & Laura Price 8. Hazel Beasley, Marion Clark & Hanna Smith 15. Gwenda & Lindsey Hooker 22. Angie May & Sidney Hooker

Dear Oak Grove family, Thanks to each of you who visited, offered encouraging words, prayer, cards, flowers and food following my surgery. I also am very appreciative of your patience with my absence from the office. Many thanks as well to those who assisted with the office work. In Christian love, Angie Renigar

29. Jeff & Amy Styers & Landon Renigar



1. Katrina Stevens 8. Kelsey Wolfington 15. Joseph Kidwell 22. Laura Kate Colona 29. Maggie Mounce

1. available 8. available 15. Beverly Disher 22. Reserved-Anniversary 29. Faye Gardner USHERS

Dear Members Oak Grove Moravian Church, Thank you so much for giving of your time, talent and treasure to make Vacation Bible School spiritually memorable. There has been so much positive feedback

Jamie May Sam Peddycord James Peddycord Patrick McCracken

to let everyone know what a wonderful time it was. In Christian love, Angie Renigar


Newsletter Notes From around the Southern Province Wasn’t that a tremendous 24th Moravian Music Festival up in Bethlehem — gracious hosts, wonderful people, and a solid week of Moravian music, music, music. Next Moravian Music Festival, the 25th, will be the summer of 2017 in Winston-Salem. Mark your calendars. After months of study and planning, Friedland is embarking on construction of a commercial grade kitchen. That will surely enhance its fellowship hall. Of all the many Vacation Bible Schools this summer, we highlight just one, at King. Almost 80 children participated in the week-long exploration of the Lord’s Prayer with prayer, snack, recreation, Bible story, music, and crafts, all concluding with a cookout and swim party attended by more than 125 children and adults. It will spill over into the fall with a prayer quilt made with pictures created by each child. Messiah has been practicing a most visible outreach. It’s quite simple, and everyone can participate. It’s the collection of non-perishable food at the Communion table every week. The offering has become a centerpiece of Messiah’s Sunday worship services and has made a very meaningful impact on the food pantry inventory at Sunnyside Ministry. Richard W. Starbuck Moravian Archives

BOARD OF ELDERS REPORT The Elders met Tuesday, August 13 in the Fellowship Hall. The pastor read the Daily Text and then everyone participated in intercessory prayer for the needs of the congregation. A Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Lunch will be held Sunday, September 1 at 12:00. This is in honor of our Sunday School teachers who give generously of their time year round in a volunteer capacity. After lunch there will be fun activities for the children and youth. The Church Picnic will be September 15. The Men’s Fellowship will cook hamburgers and hotdogs and there will be homemade ice cream for dessert. Tammy Lewis gave a report on the RCC meeting held at Bethabara. There will be an RCC Cookout at Pilot Mountain on September 22 at 5:00. Bishop Sam Gray will be our speaker on Anniversary Sunday. Youth Sunday will be held September 29.

Please plan to attend worship on Anniversary Sunday September 22nd followed by potluck lunch at 12:30. Everyone is invited.

UPDATE FROM BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE We want to thank everyone for their continued support towards raising funds for our proposed kitchen project. Most pledges have been met, but if you haven’t met yours, we hope you will be able to follow through soon.


Currently we are working with Westbend Construction Corporation, which specializes in church projects. They are looking at the plans we have and helping to find areas of cost reduction, yet still allow us to meet our original goal of a larger, modern kitchen and larger, handicap accessible bathrooms. We ask for your continued prayers and patience as we do the work you have called us to do. If you have any ideas or suggestions feel free to contact any member of the Building Committee. Yours in Christ, David Hester, Jerry Lewis, Pam Ellis, Jeff Styers, and Andra Reeves

Building Campaign Memorials and Honorariums In memory of: Walt Sell Gray Monroe Barneycastle Betty Nehon Alvin & Mozelle Snow George Seivers

4. Charles Church Randall Ziglar Katie Priddy 5. Lily Linville 6. Harrison Laramore 7. James Marshall 8. Jackie Caudle 9. Katlyn Kennedy 11. Kristie Anderson 13. Kent Disher 14. Billy Disher Jamie Sell 15. Harvey Seivers Julia Ziglar Lauren Dunn Keith Miller

17. Juanita Fulp 18. Robin Hancock 19. Hunter Wolfington 21. Hazel Beasley Donna Comer Jim Westmoreland 22. Jennifer Styers Chloe Wolfington 23. Joyce Marshall Andra Reeves Faye Collins 28. Jimmy Smith 29. Michael Dunlap

In honor of: Roberto Ater James Ater

Continuing The Vision……..


……..Building The Future

Update on Capital Campaign Funds From the beginning of our Campaign we have total donations of $330,484.94 There is a pledge balance of $25,827.00 that has yet to be received. Please continue to support our Campaign with your prayers and monetary gifts.

1. Frank & Marty Homstad 3. Horace Jr. & Rita Hester 5. Mark & Dana Wolfington Gary & Tracy Sattler 6. Harold Jr. & Laura Jane Styers

8. Mike & Angie May 15. Earl & Helen Hester 21. Gerald & Bonnie Peddycord 22. Todd & Janice Vanhoy 25. Jason & Elizabeth Hawkins

July STEWARDSHIP Proverbs 17:22, it says, "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”

June 2013 Operating Income


$ 11,164.00


Operating Expenses $ 11,637.23


Ahead (Behind)


473.23) ($ 2,323.40)

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out of the Bible and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages. "Mama, look what I found," the boy called out. What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy's voice he answered, "It's Adam's suit!!"

The next Band Practice is Sunday, Sept. 15th at 9:00 a.m.


in the Fellowship Hall.

7…...65 14…...88 21…...98 28…...72

Annual Sunday School Picnic is Sunday, September 15th at 5:00 p.m. in the church pavilion. Homemade ice cream for dessert!

……..Building The Future

Oak Grove Moravian Church Newsletter - September 2013  
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