After suffering almost 250 years of persecution, by 1722, the Moravian Church was almost completely extinct. The “hidden seed” that remained found refuge on the estate of a German nobleman, Count Zinzendorf. Though finally free to practice their religion, the Moravians could not stop arguing, among themselves and with others who sought refuge on the estate. Things had just about reached a breaking point when, on August 13 1727, during a service of Holy Communion, the gathered community felt the Holy Spirit moving and working among them in new ways. From this experience, they were able to put aside their differences and began to spread their love for Jesus around the world.
Today, August 13 is considered the “Moravian Pentecost” and we will be celebrating the rebirth and renewal of our denomination with a special service of Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please join us on Sunday August 16 as 4 young people confirm their faith and we all come to the communion table. The service begins at 11:00 and a reception will follow.
Upcoming EventsApril 4 - Easter Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Please join Pastor Worth in the praying of the Easter Morning Liturgy on the front lawn of Fries Moravian. Stay after the socially-distanced worship for biscuits and coffee.
Shred DayMay 8 - from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Shamrock Shredding will be shredding documents on-site in the church parking lot. Donations of $5 per file box or bag, Cash or Check.
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We all continue to watch and to pray for those around the world who are being impacted by the spread of COVID-19. We pray for those infected, the families of those who have lost their lives, those providing care and relief, and those making important decisions
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