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We look forward to continuing to share news and information
about the events and ministries of the Moravian Church, Western District!

2012 Western District Synod Results
Synod

Please click here (www.WDSynod2012.org) to read all about the results of our 2012 Western District Synod. We would especially commend to your reading the epistles (letters) of the various Synod committees. Read them through and be in conversation with your Synod delegates about bringing these letters to life in your congregation!
Upcoming Events
Moravian Church Without Walls
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2014 Summer Church Camps in Wisconsin and Minnesota
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Summer 2014

2014 Summer Church Camps in Indiana and Ohio
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Summer 2014

Moravian - Lutheran Lovefeast
Milwaukee
Sunday May 4th from 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Raise the Roof Project
Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center

Linen Ministry
Chaska Moravian Church

Mission Project: Birthday Bags
Chaska Moravian Church

Friday Fellowship Bible Study
Lake Auburn Moravian Church
First Friday of every month at 7:00pm

Youth Group
Main Street Moravian
Wednesdays

Singspiration
Central Wisconsin Moravian Churches
Last Sunday of every month at 6:30pm

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
Freedom Moravian Church
Last Thursday of every month, at 4:15

Loaves and Fishes
West Side Moravian Church
4th Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 10:00 am

Community Breakfast
Main Street Moravian
3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 9:30 am

Guys Fellowship Coffee at Mocha Monkey
Waconia Moravian Church
Every Saturday Morning at 7:45AM

Giving An Old Bike New Life
Lake Auburn Moravian Church
Ongoing

Vacuums for Love Inc.
Lake Auburn Moravian Church
Ongoing

CCSY (Carver County Senior Youth)
Central Minnesota Churches
Every Wednesday Night at 7:30

Feed My Sheep Dinner
Waconia Moravian Church
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 5:30pm

Middlers Youth Group
Waconia Moravian Church
First and Third Wednesday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Senior Choir Rehearsal
Waconia Moravian Church
Every Wednesday of the Month from 6:30pm-7:15pm

Comforter Minitries
Waconia Moravian Church
Every Thursday Morning at 9:00AM

Weekly Food Service at Salvation Army
Grace Moravian Church
Every Monday Night

Loaves & Fishes
Watertown Moravian Church
Every Monday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Daily Prayers Online
Waconia Moravian Church
Always

Monthly Book Club Meeting
Waconia Moravian Church
Third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm

Western District Locations

Church of the Month
Church of the Month

Main Street Moravian Church
Northfield, Minnesota

Recently, Main Street Church has faced great challenges and has proven its adaptability by showing love and thriving in the midst of change. In light of a shrinking congregation, Main Street no longer has a full time pastor. But despite these challenges, the congregation has reached out to their community to become a recovery church. The church serves the surrounding community by hosting open and closed meetings for individuals recovering from both narcotic and alcohol dependency. Many individuals in recovery also attend Main Street for worship, so the congregation is growing due to this new ministry. Main Street also holds a monthly community breakfast every third Saturday. Additionally, the church runs a comforter ministry program that also meets once a month.

Throughout all of these outreach programs, Main Street weaves a sense of welcoming and love to all those who enter its doors. The congregation includes new comers in hosting their outreach events and by genuinely greeting and getting to know them. They provide an open atmosphere that promotes sharing of love and open conversations. The weekly youth group provides an engaging atmosphere that allows space for youth to question, grow, and connect to their faith.

Main Street Moravian has overcome adversity that is facing many congregations today with grace by showing God’s love in all they do.

Special thanks to the following members of Main Street Moravian Church:

Judy Anderson, Laura O., Alice Oleson, Joe Allison, Jim B., Zona Bickel, & Linda Bickel

Each month, we will highlight and feature one congregation of our district. Talk to your Cobweb (www.moravianwest.org/cobweb) representative about how you can help promote the ministries of your congregation!
A Word from our President
Rev. James Hicks
The Rev. James Hicks
The Rev. James Hicks
President of the Western District Executive Board

I visited with a "tech support" person today for almost three hours. He as delightful and very patient with me (one who is "technically" challenged). At one point, while we were waiting for the computer to work through some things, we had a chance to talk for a few minutes. When I asked my support person about the challenges of "telephone technical support work" he immediately responded with: "The most difficult part of is making sure we are both looking at the same screen."

Ah, I thought, there is a sermon, or four! He went on to indicate that it was his job to make sure he and his client were looking at the same screen. It reminds me of how often it is up to us to make sure that we too are acting on behalf of the best interest of others. Or as Romans will put it tomorrow in worship: "Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection...." (12:9-10a).

With gratitude for the ministries entrusted to our hands,
Jim

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