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Ponderings & Happenings

Following Faithfully in Fearful Times

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Faithful, faith-drained and faith seeking followers: Read the Moravian Daily Texts for today and say what I said, and three others said when they read it. “Wow! WOW! WOW!!” There are days when that cherished, old prayer book speaks the Lord’s good word, and we get something out...

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Moravian Online Worship Opportunities

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Calvary Moravian Church (Winston-Salem, NC) — 11:00 a.m. EDT Calvary Moravian Church (Allentown, PA) – 10:45 a.m. EDT through Zoom Clemmons Moravian Church (Winston-Salem, NC) – 10:30 a.m. EDT through Facebook East Hill Moravian...

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May There Abide In Us Peace

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

Brother, Sister Strugglers,If you are feeling overly stressed by the events of these days, relax, for you don’t need to explain why. We all are challenged and stressed with the news of this day, the first day of a coronavirus shut down of all “unnecessary activity”: sporting...

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Dear Moravian Church Family

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

We are in the midst of the unsettling season of Lent, and an unsettling time of national anxiety due to the  Covid-19 virus.  I write to let you know that in an emergency meeting of Board members and other church leaders last night we have decided to care for our congregation and our...

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Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the heart of the Christian gospel, and Good Friday and Easter are two of the most significant celebrations of the Christian year. Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate Good Friday and Easter. Just as we...

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We Need Peacemakers

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

As the waitress is about to present the bill to be paid, she asks, “Is there anything else you want?” Occasionally I have responded, “Yes, how about world peace?!” Read the "Letters to the Editor" section of the LNP and read the anger, resentment, prejudice, and nastiness...

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Look! Listen! It IS a Miracle!

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

I wonder what I would have felt had I been there that night. Would I have felt the hushed silence of the divine presence, or simply the chill of a cold east wind? Would I have understood the message of Emmanuel, God with us, or would the cosmic implications of that evening have passed me by?God...

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Why I'd Rather Be a Goose Than An Eagle

Posted by Pastor Dean Jurgen on

I never grow tired of looking up in the sky whenever I hear geese overhead.  There might be ten or there might be hundreds at a time, but these travelers always travel in a V formation.  Have you ever wondered why? Scientists at Cal Tech did.  They put their computers and flight...

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Sufferings Fade in the Glory

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“The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” —Romans 8:18“Life is hard, but God is good.” —Singer Pam Thumb                        ...

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