Today Rev. Wilson speaks of ‘God Sightings.” Luke 7:11-17 teaches us through God’s mercy shown to a widow after her only son’s death. In Gal 1:22-24 we learn of Paul’s conversion and his sharing the truth of Jesus with others. In Mark 5:18-20 Jesus brings a demon out of a man. In all cases the people shared with others what God had done for them. Do you look for or recognize God’s working in your life or your surroundings? Weave the gospel message into everything you do? Will you share your spiritual story?
Star Mountain’s History
Believing that God is a God of justice, the Moravian Church began to look for ways to serve through Christian solidarity in Palestine. In 1867, the church began its mission of serving lepers at the Jesushilfe hospital in Jerusalem. Later, this ministry moved its facilities to Star Mountain near the
Palestinian city of Ramallah.
Since 1980, Star Mountain has focused on serving people with special needs, especially children with mental disabilities. Gradually a boarding facility, a school specializing in special education, and departments of agricultural training and community works were established.
In 2013 they have been able to get training for their staff in speech therapy and have hired a part-time speech therapist.
Annie B Mission is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first ever Music on a Mission fundraiser. Music on a Mission is a benefit concert with all proceeds going to Star Mountain’s speech therapy fund. Music on a Mission will be held on Sunday, June 9, at New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, starting at 3 p.m. There will be music for all age groups. The all Moravian line up of entertainers features Rev. Brad Bennett, Rachel Marie Schachter, and The Moravian Buns. The cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
For more information, please visit the Annie B Mission Facebook Page, website (anniebmission.org), or contact Elizabeth Green at Elizabeth.email@example.com.
We hope to see you all there at Music on a Mission, but if you can’t come, you can donate to Annie B Mission through the Board of World Missions.
Join us on Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary for a Moravian Singstude (sing-along) which is a service of singing and listening to music praising God. If you have a hymn suggestion, please let Gus or the church office know of the title. We appreciate and look forward to all suggestions but time may limit the number we’re able to include.
These beautiful bells need hands to play them! Silently they rest, but they need you!
Handbells are a fabulous way to express praise to God and share acts of kindness and the joy of the Lord. There is no more beautiful way to accomplish something as a vibrant, cooperative team.
If you have an interest . . .
If you can read music or if you are willing to learn
If you have musical talent, or wish you had the opportunity
If you are willing to help others learn
There is no age limit, no skill level required. We will help each other play to the glory of God!
Because being a member of a handbell choir takes serious commitment, we plan to keep our goals reasonable, to accomplish some performances at Easter and Christmas. We will start with simple but beautiful pieces. If we have interested players who desire special guidance, I will be glad to help you. Handbell playing is the single most rewarding musical experience to me, and you will not regret joining this group!
Please call the church office if you are interested in joining this group. Practice sessions will begin soon.
Teresa Wright Horner
Join us on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 10:30am in the church Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship. Our study “Singing Our Faith: Moravian Hymns Through The Seasons” leads us through a study this month of hymn #795, “Come, Faithful Shepherd, Bind Me.” We will learn to trust through dark times as we study Psalm 23, Matthew 14:22-33, 1 Timothy 4:9-10 and Romans 8:35-39.
Bring a sandwich or whatever you want to eat for lunch, we’ll provide the beverage, and join us for fellowship after our study. We will adjourn around 12:30pm, or you may leave after the study.