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There's a lot going on a Mizpah Moravian Church!  In addition to weekly Sunday School and Worship, there are special services throughout the year, an active Women's and Men's Fellowship and a music program that glorifies God and feeds the soul.  Our mission at Mizpah is to respond to our Savior's call to share our faith.  How can we not?  You are welcome at Mizpah.

Outreach:  Vacation Bible School, local and world missions, King Outreach Ministry, Partner with Old Richmond Elementary School, Friends of Moravian Prison Ministry, Salvation Army, Girl Scouts, Gideons International.


EASTER SUNRISE 2021

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Thank you
 Rev. David Merritt
    for leading our
 Easter Sunrise Service
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THE LORD HAS RISEN INDEED



   
March 13, 2021 

Mizpah Work Day
Cleaning and rasing headstones, pruning, weeding and mulching



We put out a call for help ..............
      
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help
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pruning, weeding and mulching the church grounds

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         HUGH THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO HELP

January 31, 2021
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Due to inclement weather, we had to cancel our parking lot service where we planned to present Pastor Fran with her congregational gift. 
Plan B goes into action which due to Covid means masking up and maintain appropriate space.
Vice Chair presents congregational gift to Pastor 

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Pastor Fran Saylor concluded her ministry at Mizpah Moravian on January 31, 2021.  She accepted a call to Provincial Service to explore and develop a ministry plan for a "fresh expression" of church (a community of Word and Sacrament) in the Triangle area.  Pastor Fran, we thank you for your time at Mizpah and wish you and Scott the best in your future endeavors. 
                                                          
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                                                                                   We are excited for you and Scott as you begin your new call.
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DRIVE- IN CHRISTMAS LOVEFEAST
December 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm
During this year of COVID-19 pandemic and following guidelines set forth, we could not safely plan a gathering inside the sanctuary for our traditional Christmas Eve lovefeast and candlelight service. Brainstorming, the church board came up with a plan......a drive-in Christmas service!  We would prepare a lovefeast kit that would contain a packaged lovefeast bun, an ode, a Mizpah bookmark, a glow stick instead of a candle and we would serve coffee & lemonade.  Enter designated driveway, drive by & pick up kit, park, tune radio to designated FM station and enjoy the service. 
We were blessed with good weather, music by the Money Brass Band
, a message from Pastor Fran, special music by Kathy and Becky who also led us in singing from our cars and the singing of Morning Star with glow sticks waved from car windows and raised to the singing of our final  hymn, "Christ, the Lord, the Lord most glorious, Now is born, O shout aloud!"
Thanks to the generous donations received, we delivered over $600 to King Outreach to assist in providing food to those in need.
Merry Christmas!!!!

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2020 DRIVE THRU NATIVITY

Our 2020 Drive Thru Nativity was a huge success.  After months of planning and weeks of preparation, it was time to set the stage and watch the weather.  Our Lord blessed us with beautiful weather both nights.  We were excited to see the cars lining up both nights and so very appreciative of the many expressions of gratitude of our gift to the community.  As one volunteer said the word of the night was "Thank You".  By using a very complicated tracking system (candy canes), we estimate over 200 people in 64 cars Saturday night.  Sunday night we counted 77 cars and again over 200 people.  THANK YOU to all who attended and for your generous donations which allowed us to deliver over $1400 to the Salvation Army. 

                                      Thank you to ALL our volunteers...
from Mizpah, Rural Hall and Tobaccoville area friends and neighbors and Rev. David Merritt who "came home to narrate".
    
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                                                       Christ, the Savior is Born!!!!!!!!

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While shepherds watched their flock ............................................
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2020 CHICKEN STEW
The Women's Fellowship with the great assistance of the Men held a drive thru chicken stew November 14th.  It was advertised to start at 2:00 pm until sold out but we had people driving up as early as 11:00 am .....before the stew was ready.      By the end of the day 240 quarts were served up and sold.
THANK YOU to all for the hard work and to those who came to buy!!!!
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BARN QUILTS!! 
Mizpah women gathering to do something FUN.  Graciously Katrina agreed to teach us how to make barn quilts with an afternoon and evening session.  Using our pencils, yard sticks, tape and paint we ended up with some very nice barn quilts. 


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  THANK YOU KATRINA!!!!



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MORAVIAN DAY OF SERVICE


Saturday, September 19, 2020


Mizpah hosted a DRIVE THRU Food Drive
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All food collected donated to benefit those in need locally through the Second Harvest Food Bank

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 A HUGH THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT TO SUPPORT OUR FOOD DRIVE!!!

IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE SOME OF OUR TREASURED MEMBERS AS TOGETHER WE CONTINUE TO SERVE AND KNOW THAT THE LORD WATCHES OVER ME AND THEE WHILE WE ARE ABSENT ONE FROM THE OTHER.                                       
                                                                                                                                                    
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
MIZPAH CELEBRATED 125 YEARS OF SERVING OUR LORD AND SAVIOR IN THIS PLACE

 It all began in 1895 with Sunday School in the Old Wolff School House acting on a petition of "Aunt Charity" Shore for her grandchildren.  The following year Mizpah was consecrated and formally organized Sept. 13, 1896.
We began our outdoor celebration with Worship and Communion following the COVID19 guidelines of wearing mask until seated and maintaining safe physical distance.  Following our Worship service we enjoyed fellowship and food - hotdogs and hamburgers prepared and served by our Church Board members.

                                                                 

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              ANNIVERSARY

                            SUNDAY

              2020


         


                 WORSHIP SERVICE

    
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                 PREPARED
        
                        AND
        
                               SERVED
                        
                       BY
                    
       CHURCH

               BOARD
                           
                       MEMBERS
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                                       FELLOWSHIP
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  .........AND THE CHEF RETURNS

           THE GRILL TO IT'S HOME

                        
.........AWAITING IT'S NEXT USE











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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED US TO RAISE THE NEW ROOF!
 


 
  
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After experiencing a few leaks, we decided we could wait no longer.
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Lenten Garden - Pray as the seeds are watered.  Good Friday, place Jesus in the tomb, covered in his burial cloth, and roll the stone in front of the tomb.  Easter Sunday, roll the stone away and remove Jesus from the tomb, because "He is not here; for He is risen, as He said." Matthew 28:6

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                                   SUNDAY SCHOOL  03-01-2020
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                                             MAKING LENTEN GARDENS                
                       



                                            


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                                                                                        December 11, 2019
We shared a Candle Tea with Old Richmond Elementary 4th Graders.  What a fun day we had sharing Moravian traditions and explaining the Putz, Moravian Star, Candle Making, and Lovefeast.  Afterwards they made stars, wrapped candles, assisted in serving the Lovefeast and created a group Putz.


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Womens Fellowship gathered around the table for a delicious meal
 and fellowship


                                                        





  
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                                          STIRRING THE POTS AND SERVING UP CHICKEN STEW 2019

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                       What a fun day!  July 27, 2019  
Check out our Vacation Bible School page for more pictures.


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Casual Dress Worship Sunday, June 30, 2019 followed with lunch and fellowship.

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         Big THANKS to Our
                    COOKS

                                                       

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            Everyone enjoyed
            Eating,
            Laughing and
            Playing
                                                                         






June 9, 2019
What a wonderful day as we celebrated Holy Communion, witnessed the baptism of this sweet little girl and welcomed new members to Mizpah. 

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             OUR

                    NEW

                           MEMBERS





               Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony     6/5/19
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Reverend Fran Spier Saylor was ordained February 18, 2018 at her home church, Raleigh Moravian, and installed as pastor here at Mizpah on March 4, 2018.
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