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
Rev. David Merritt
for leading our
Easter Sunrise Service
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 ..............
pruning, weeding and mulching the church grounds
Cleaning and rasing headstones
HUGH THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO HELP
January 31, 2021
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
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.
We are excited for you and Scott as you begin your new call.
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.
Approximately 93 people attended our first ever drive-in service......
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".
Christ, the Savior is Born!!!!!!!!
Scenes from Saturday Night
While shepherds watched their flock ............................................
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!!!!
...........and that's a wrap
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.
THANK YOU KATRINA!!!!
MORAVIAN DAY OF SERVICE
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Mizpah hosted a DRIVE THRU Food Drive
All food collected donated to benefit those in need locally through the Second Harvest Food Bank
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.
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.
.........AND THE CHEF RETURNS
THE GRILL TO IT'S HOME
.........AWAITING IT'S NEXT USE
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED US TO RAISE THE NEW ROOF!
After experiencing a few leaks, we decided we could wait no longer.
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
SUNDAY SCHOOL 03-01-2020
MAKING LENTEN GARDENS
Christmas Eve 2019
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.
Cheers to Lemonade!
What a wonderful
Sharing the Light Day of Sharing and Caring
June 9, 2019