Please invite friends, neighbors and family members to attend with you.
Pastor's Weekly E-Mail Preview: "Looking Ahead to Sunday" is a weekly email sent from the Pastor's Study to members of the congregation who would like a preview of the upcoming Sunday at Konnoak Hills. If you would like to be added to the list of recipients, please send John an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or place your email address on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.
Praying the Psalms Schedule for March
Sunday Morning Food Offerings - 11:30 to 12:30 The generous food offerings for Sunnyside Ministry continue in the Luther Street parking lot. Let John know if you would like to help on a Sunday morning. Primary needs continue to be canned vegetables, crackers, pasta, rice, cereal, dry/powdered milk, and bread. Every gift is valued and appreciated.
Thursday Morning Virtual Prayer Meeting - 9:30 am weekly All are welcome to share our weekly Prayer Meeting by way of phone or Zoom each Thursday morning at 9:30. Contact Pastor Rights for instructions on how to connect.
Holy Communion on First Sunday of Lent - February 26
Women's Fellowship Gathering - March 5, 2:00 pm
The annual Unity Offering is made in Moravian congregations around the world, focusing our resources on a specific project each year. The offering commemorates the founding of the ancient Unitas Fratrum (or Unity of Brethren) on March 1, 1457. We'll receive gifts the first two Sundays in March. Checks should be made out to "Konnoak Hills Moravian Church" and designated "Unity Offering."
Lenten Day of Prayer Service - March 8, 10:00 am
The next service is at Ardmore Moravian Church (2013 Academy St) with refreshments at 10:00 and worship at 11:00. Livestreamed on the Ardmore Facebook page.
Konnoak Community Lenten Lunches - March 8, 12:00
This week's lunch is at Konnoak Hills United Methodist Church (430 Weisner St). Lunch begins at noon ($3 for the meal) followed by a devotional message.
Daylight Savings Time Changes - March 12
Set your clock ahead 1 hour.
Salem Walk - March 12, 1:30 pm
The next opportunity for a Salem Walk is Sunday afternoon, March 12, at 1:30 beginning at Home Moravian Church. These walks are an opportunity to learn about three people enslaved by Moravians in Salem between 1771 and 1860 by walking to places where they lived, worked and were buried. The walks take about 2 hours. Register by emailing the Moravian Team for Reconciliation at MTR@mcsp.org. Provide your name, email, and contact information.
Lenten Day of Prayer Service - March 15, 10:00 am
The next service is at Calvary Moravian Church (600 Holly Ave NW) with coffee at 10:00 and worship at 11:00.
Rise Against Hunger - March 18, 9:00 am
We'll meet at Hopewell Moravian Church (701 Hopewell Church Rd) to join the South Branch Conference in packing another 15,000 meals to feed hungry people around the world. Participants will combine rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small packets. The packets will then be distributed to partners in countries around the world who are best able to address the causes and effects of hunger in their local context. Rise Against Hunger ensures our meals are used as a tool to change lives by promoting education, improving students' health and nutrition, addressing gender inequalities, stimulating economic growth, and fighting child labor. It's a FUN morning for a great cause!
March Book Sharing - March 21, 6:00 pm
We'll meet in the fellowship hall with finger foods to discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.
Lenten Day of Prayer Service - March 22, 11:00 am
The next service is at Fairview Moravian Church (6550 Silas Creek Pkwy) with Holy Communion at 11:00. Livestreamed on the Fairview Youtube page.
Tuesdays at Table - March 28
Mr. Barbecue returns for dinner. Following super we'll bag 50 lunches to be shared through Samaritan Inn and Cities with Dwellings. Please sign up for the meal in the foyer. If you can bring a dessert, bake beans, make tea or help set up, please indicate on the sheet.
Lenten Day of Prayer Service - March 29, 11:00 am
The next service is at Konnoak Hills Moravian Church (3401 Konnoak Dr) with a Lovefeast at 11:00. Livestreamed on the Konnoak Hills Youtube page. DIENERS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT AND THE APRIL 7 LOVEFEAST.
To receive the full benefit of Holy Week and Easter, dedicate the entire week to the discipline of hearing and living the story of Jesus' last week before His death and resurrection. The events of Holy Week are not fragmented episodes that stand alone. Rather they form a continuous drama of adjacent acts beginning on Palm Sunday, followed by Jesus' teaching in Jerusalem, the Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Crucifixion, the Great Sabbath, and finally the Resurrection. To miss any portion of the week would have the same effect of falling asleep in the middle of a movie or play. While the story still might make sense in the end, the impact is greatest for those who are awake to experience the entire drama.
Beginning Palm Sunday, April 2, we will gather in the sanctuary each evening at 7:00 pm for Holy Week Reading services. Copies of the book Readings for Holy Week, the story of the events leading to the Crucifixion and Resurrection taken from the four Gospels, will be available at each service.
On Thursday evening, Maundy Thursday, April 6, the Holy Communion will be celebrated on the anniversary of the night when Jesus shared His last meal before His death. The word "Maundy" comes from the Latin word for "command" reminding us on this night that Christ commanded His followers to love one another even as He loves us. We will welcome some of our children to the Table for their first Communion.
On Good Friday, April 7, the death of Jesus will be observed with the sharing of the Lovefeast and the reading of the death passages from Readings for Holy Week.
The April 8th Great Sabbath observance of Jesus' rest in the grave will draw many of us to God's Acre on Saturday at 9:00 am to tend the graves of those who have preceded us in death. Our band will play chorals from the copula of the Archives Building in the morning. In the evening, the Great Sabbath Service of Music, sponsored by our congregation and the other members of Salem Congregation, will begin at 7:00 pm at Home Moravian Church in Salem.
The Easter Sunrise Service will begin Sunday morning, April 9, at 6:15 am on Salem Square. Once again our congregation, ushers, choir, and band will join with thousands of believers professing our faith and proclaiming the good news of the Resurrection. We will share the Easter Liturgy and reverently process from Salem Square to God's Acre.
The celebration will continue with the 10:00 Easter Sunday service of worship in our sanctuary. There will be no Sunday School on this day.