The mission of Peace Moravian Church is to
nourish God’s community through conversation, compassion
We are committed to building up the entire Body of Christ by…
(1) Providing opportunities for worship and praise for all of God’s people.
(2) Sharing the love of our Lord and Savior with our neighbors, our community, and the world through innovative ministry programs, outreach activities, and fellowship events.
(3) Nurturing and encouraging the spiritual growth of every person.
As a congregation of the oldest Protestant denomination in the world, we are firmly grounded in the historic Christian doctrines and practices. Here is some information about what we believe.
Come and Worship with us this Sunday…
“Wake Up” at 9:30 a.m. in the Moravian House
A time for individual and collective (group) meditation, contemplation, discussion and prayer. A time to "wake up" in the presence of God.
Worship at 11:30 a.m.
JUNE 19 SERMON NOTES: Clothed Yourselves With Christy)
Text: Galatians 3:23-29 (1 Kings 19:1-15a; Luke 8:26-39)
In the Gospel reading, Jesus asked the people in the house if they saw the woman who washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. They probably didn’t. All they saw was her clothing. They had identified her and categorized her before they ever met her. “She is a sinner,” they said. Fashion is important in our culture. Fashion says a lot about who you are. From someone’s choices of clothing, it is possible to make certain assumptions about their social, economic, cultural and even religious affiliation. Spectators look at the clothing from the outside and make decisions. They view people based on preconceived notions. God looks at us from the inside. When Paul speaks about being clothed with Christ, he is not talking about dressing up for church or looking good. That kind of clothing is to appeal to spectators. Paul is telling us to make sure that we always wear our witness. We are to put on Christ so that people can see on the outside what God has done for us on the inside. Our outward appearance needs to reflect our inward faith. How are you clothed in Christ?
JUNE 26 SERMON NOTES: Go And Proclaim the Kingdom of God
Text: Luke 9:51-62 (2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Galatians 5:1, 13-25)
A spectator stands at a distance. A witness participates and experiences. Priorities are
very different between a spectator and a witness. In the first reading and the Gospel for
this Sunday, the difference between witness and spectator is illustrated. Elisha was
more than a spectator with Elijah. As the story goes, before Elijah was taken up to
heaven he gave Elisha many opportunities to drop away. The prophets whom he
encountered were spectators. They would tell Elisha that Elijah was going to be taken
away. For them it was reason not to continue the journey. Elisha was a witness, whose
priority was staying connected and being close. Are we witnesses or spectators to this
journey of faith? Several spectators wanted to follow Jesus, but they had very different
priorities. There were so many other things that were higher than staying connected and
close to Jesus on this journey. Which are you, a spectator or a witness? To answer this
question, you have to take a close look at your priorities. What is it that you put ahead of
proclaiming the Kingdom of God? Each of us can have our excuses. Jesus, however,
reminds us to put first things first. Go and proclaim the Kingdom of God. This is what it
takes to be a witness for Christ.
JULY 3 SERMON NOTES: Test Your Own Work (7th Sunday)
Text: Galatians 6:1-16 (2 Kings 5:1-14; Luke 10:1-11,16-20)
A spectator is a self-centered perspective. When looking at others, it is easy to see their
pain, failures and experiences from a distance. Only a spectator can laugh at another’s
pain or judge them during failure or crisis. Those who look at someone living in
brokenness and heartache, but believing that it was their fault and that they deserve
what is happening to them, is reflective not of someone who is a witness but rather a
spectator. A witness participates and experiences. This advice to the Galatians is for
witnesses. If you see someone in a transgression, restore them. Make sure you are not
tempted. You can’t help someone else out, if you are trapped. To be a witness is not to
be self-centered, but other engaged. We are called to exercise judgement. That
judgement, however, begins with us. Do not judge the work of others but rather judge
your own. Test your own work. Do not build your pride by being a spectator of the failure
of others. Instead, find your pride in your own work toward the glory of God. Then you
will be a witness!