Worship this Sunday, May 21st at Heritage Hill

Join us this Sunday for worship at Heritage Hill State Park as we gather at the historic East Moravian church building. Worship is at 9am with light refreshments to follow. This is a beautiful space with great music and as always wonderful community to celebrate Christ’s love for us and all.

Worship includes several anthems from our Choir as this is the last Sunday till fall for their active ministries.

Please note there is no cost to enter the park for worship and transportation will be provided up and down the hill.

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So I Send You…

So I Send You

“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’  When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ John 20:21-22 NRSV

This scripture was part of the readings for Sunday, April 23rd.  It is also part of the reflection Jill Kolodziej, the Director of Antioch Ministries for the Board of World Mission, shared with the Jamaica Mission Team after worship this same Sunday.  The Holy Spirit is available to each receptive heart.  This Spirit of our Living God sends us forward into a variety of mission fields.  Pay attention to the many ways people are sent and serve in this Spirit as you read look over our website!

This season we are especially grateful for those who have answered the call to be sent on a mission to Jamaica.  They will be working with our Moravian brothers and sisters in Jamaica in maintenance projects, mostly painting, learn more about the people who live there beyond the tourist spots, and share in worship and community.   The mission team is Courtney Bauder, Tiffany Sadler, Shad Krueger, Shelley Krueger, Julie Srenaski, Jaymee Srenaski, Alexis Srenaski, Seth Wilson (from Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church) and Jill Kolodziej leading and organizing the team.

As they go we invite your prayers and support.  Sunday, June 18th there will be a special time of prayer during morning worship for the mission team.

Below is a prayer watch we invite you to consider in your daily prayers as the team travels, works and shares in community with the Jamaican Moravians.

PRAYER WATCH FOR JAMAICA

Saturday, June 24th–    Pray for safe travel.  The group will be flying out of Appleton and have a stop in Atlanta before arriving in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Sunday, June 25th–       Pray for our Moravian brothers and sisters who gather for worship this day.  The mission team will be sharing in worship this Sunday and getting to know the community better.

Monday, June 26th–      Pray for the ministries of Camp Hope in Jamaica.  This is the place the mission team will receive lodging and meals.  Pray for this Camp that serves children, youth and adults from Jamaica and welcomes in visitors from other lands.

Tuesday, June 27th–      Pray for all in the group as they work in a very hot climate.  Pray for their energy and endurance.

Wednesday, June 28th–  Pray for all in the mission team as they work and pray together.  For God’s Spirit to be at work in the relationships developed among the team and the local people they work and pray with in Jamaica.

Thursday, June 29th–  Rest day.  Pray for the group as they explore the natural beauty of Jamaica and find time for rest and renewal.

Friday, June 30th–          Pray for the group that in their service they may grow closer to Jesus Christ.

Saturday, July 1st–         Pray for safe travel home.  Pray for the group as they return to new opportunities for service and relationship building here in Wisconsin.

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Sunday, May 7th

Join us for worship this Sunday, May 7th as we celebration both the Sacrament of Baptism, welcoming a new child into the congregation,  and sharing in the Holy Family Meal at Holy Communion.  
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The Truth about Solitary Confinement

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Rumage Sale This Saturday!

Spring Rummage Sale at West Side Moravian Church this Saturday, April 22nd from 8am-12pm.  Proceeds benefit the Mission trip to Jamaica.

 

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Palm Sunday Pictures

Foot Washing

Thank you to the Sunday School children, youth and adults for leading a very meaningful service of worship with a Shadow Play depicting the events of Holy Week.

Jesus riding into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday

Jesus overturning the tables at the Temple

The Last Supper

Garden of Gethsemane

The arrest

Jesus carrying the cross

Jesus death on the cross

The tomb

 

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Palm Sunday

This Sunday our Sunday School will lead worship at 9am.  They are sharing the story of Palm Sunday and moments from Holy Week with a Shadow Play.

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Holy Week 2017

HOLY WEEK 2017 Journey To Easter

*Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on Sunday, April 9th.  The Sunday School will be leading worship with a “Shadow Play”.

*Monday- Wednesday we gather at 6pm to be guided through the story leading up to Christ’s crucifixion.  These services are led by the Moravian Holy Week Readings which incorporate song with the Gospel texts to share this story.

*Holy Thursday worship and Holy Communion are shared at 6pm in remembrance of the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples.

*Good Friday we are again led by the Moravian Holy Week Readings as we worship at 12pm.

*Easter Sunday begins with Easter Sunrise at 6am, which begins in the Sanctuary at West and part way through we travel to the West Cemetery in Ashwaubenon.  Following the Sunrise service all are invited to breakfast in the Fellowship Hall- please sign up if you plan to attend.  Worship for Easter Sunday is then at 9am.

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Spring Rummage Sale

West is hosting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 22nd from 8am-2pm.  Funds from the sale will go for the Jamaica Mission Trip.   We welcome your donations from your own Spring Cleaning for this Sale.  As you can see we have plenty of space for donations!

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2017 Summer Camps at Mt. Morris

Summer Moravian Camping Ministries at Mt. Morris in Wautoma, WI

4M Camp for children who have completed 1st and 2nd grades
August 14-16

Ba6 Camp for children who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades
August 13-17

Jr. Camp for children who have completed 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
July 31st- August 4th

Winmor Camp for youth who have completed 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
July 23rd-29th

Chetek Camp for youth who have completed 9th grade through age 21
July 16th-22nd

 

 

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