Lititz Moravian Church

Ponderings & Happenings

I Cherish All of These Experiences of Life

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

I’ve been thinking of the changes in my life, since the corona virus flew into town. What have I been missing the most, or what changes bother me the most? What’s the greatest challenge for me?--Not eating at a restaurant? No. Liz is a terrific cook, and we’ve had some great...

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A COVID-19 Prayer Based On Psalm 51

Posted by Chad Engbers on

Prayed by Calvin University professor, Chad Engbers, at the chapel service onMarch 12, 2020, just before the campus was closed, because of the coronavirus pandemic.Merciful God, we need you so much. When we look around, we see disease everywhere; when we look within, we see our sin. You desire...

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Stay at Home and Come to Worship

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Worship happens…… in different languages,… in different cultures,… in different styles.… in different theologies,… in different traditions,… in different settings,But, up until these days, worship always happened with a gathering together of the...

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Pastoral Ponderings on Living With[out] Fear in These Uncertain Times

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

It would be easier to follow our Lamb who has conquered if we could see Him and hear Him wouldn’t it? But then we wouldn’t be walking by faith, would we? “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” (2 Cor. 5:7). His first disciples didn’t have trouble seeing Him. They...

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Pastoral Ponderings for Living in These Uncertain Times

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Daily we see the numbers of those with CODIV-19 and those who have died from it rise. And with the news, our fears and anxieties rise. Hospitals are overwhelmed; medical tests and treatment supplies are not available to all who need them; now we are told that everyone should wear a mask when...

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God is Our Refuge and Strength

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

(Written on the day after the first Sunday we were closed for worship).The empty church on Sunday made me aware of how much I miss you all! Church is family, Church is home, Church is intended to be a place to show love to God and His children. And even with the key to the building in my hand...

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Stay Home and Come to Worship!

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Holy Week—Wherever you are; Whenever You Want through our website www.LititzMoravian.org Palm Sunday worship, featuring the hymns and anthems from last year’s Palm Sunday, but with a 2020 Palm Sunday meditation by Pastor Mark.Holy Week Readings for this most important week of...

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God is with us in the tough times: God Reassures

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

God knows we need reassurance that God is with us in the tough times such as ours, Did you know that there are 365 verses in the Bible that say “Fear not!”, one for each day? “Don’t be afraid” Jesus says as the storm is about to sink the boat. He’s the one who...

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What, Me Worry?

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Yesterday, I put together for you some quotes from well-known people on Anxiety, hoping that you would be encouraged, and less anxious. But I neglected to put the famous quote of Alfred E. Neuman: “What, me worry?”   You might recall that he was the fictional character from the...

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