ABOUT US

At Schoeneck Moravian Church, we like to think of ourselves as a community – a community that is centered in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. As a community of faith, we worship together, study together, serve together, care for one another in times of need, and pray for one another. We endeavor to be a genuinely friendly church. Visitors are always welcome at Schoeneck Moravian, and we want everyone to feel a sense of acceptance and belonging as we encourage one another in our spiritual journeys. Children and young people are a focus for us, and we place a strong emphasis on our Sunday School, youth ministry, and Christian Education programs. Checkout our to learn more about how we learn and serve together.

Worship Schedule
8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

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  • Our 2020 Wednesday midweek Lenten services are held at Nazareth Moravian Church.
  • Join us for dinner at 6pm followed by the worship service at 7pm.
  • Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, April 1, 2019

As God’s redeemed people, we are now God’s handiwork, created in Jesus to do good works (Ephesians 2:10). God has entrusted us with gifts of time, talent, treasure, and testimony to make Him known in the world. On certain Sundays, we will take a few minutes during worship to give God thanks for the good work He has allowed us to do as we highlight the faithful stewardship of ministries in our church.

The Board of Elders has been discussing how to accommodate our members who need gluten free communion wafers. The problem in serving communion is the cross- contamination from the bread which has gluten onto the communion wafer. A miniscule crumb of the bread falling onto the gluten free wafer is enough to cause severe reactions to those who have gluten intolerances like Celiac Disease. We have purchased individually wrapped gluten free communion wafers to thwart cross contamination. For more information BeyondCeliac.org.

Palm Sunday: April 5

On Palm Sunday we remember the celebration of palms and honor that accompanied Jesus as He entered Jerusalem for the last time before His crucifixion. It’s a bittersweet day, as we remember that as our Lord rode into the city that “kills the prophets” (Matthew 23:37), He entered not to celebrate as all would for the Passover, but that He would go through hardship as He prepared for His death. Jesus would pray with great sorrow that the cup of suffering would be passed (Matthew 26:38),  but He would soldier on for God and for our sake. And in the end there would be a resurrection, a joy to be had for His suffering. Let us worship our loving Savior on this day, who loved us even to the point of death. 

Holy Week Readings:  April 6-8, 7 p.m.

Join us for a dynamic and engaging time as we read together our “Holy Week Readings” — a compilation of the Gospel accounts concerning Jesus’ last week before His death. These readings tie together the Scriptures in a story-like format accompanied by hymns of praise and contemplation. Our time reading together will include a pastoral reflection on one of the readings for each night. 

Holy Thursday:  April 9, 7 p.m. with Holy Communion 

Along with our Holy Week readings, we will celebrate Holy Communion together in remembrance of the Last Supper that Jesus shared with His disciples in the Upper Room.

Good Friday:  April 10, 1:45, 2:30, 7:00

Join us for 1:45 p.m. on Good Friday for a special Communion service. At our 2:30 P.M. service,  we will continue our journey with Jesus to the cross with our “Holy Week Readings.” The readings will include the account of Jesus’ death on the cross. At our 7:00 P.M. service, we will once again draw close to our Savior as we remember His death for our sins through our Tenebrae service, a service of light and darkness. We will use candles to symbolize the light that was lost as Jesus took His last breath and waited in the grave for His Resurrection.

Great Sabbath:  April 11, 7 p.m.

Jesus said that the Son of Man “would be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock Him, insult Him, and spit on Him; they will flog Him and kill Him. On the third day He will rise again.” (Luke 18:31) Jesus was about to experience the reward for His suffering as God raised Him back to life, but it wasn’t the third day yet. On this special worship service, we remember what it’s like to wait for the return of our joy. We wait in hope, knowing that God’s promise is true:  there will be a Resurrection!

RESURRECTION SUNDAY (EASTER)

The Week That Changed the World (Holy Week) comes to a resounding climax on Resurrection Sunday (Easter), the most joyful day of the year for Christians!  It is the day of our Lord’s Resurrection from the grave, the day we celebrate our new life in Christ, and the day we rejoice for loved ones who have died in Christ in the hope that they will rise with Him. It is, most certainly, a day which calls all Christians together to worship the True and Living God!

Here is our schedule of services for Resurrection Sunday, April 12

6:00 a.m.  Easter Sunrise Service beginning in the sanctuary and concluding at God’s Acre with our Brass Choir.

7:00 a.m.  Our Easter Breakfast in the fellowship hall to which all are invited.

8:00 a.m.  Resurrection Sunday Celebration with our inspiring Easter liturgy and special music from our Senior Voice and Handbell Choirs.

10:30 a.m. Resurrection Sunday Celebration with our Easter liturgy and special music from our Brass, Handbell, Cherub, and Senior voice choirs.

The annual meeting of our Church Council at Schoeneck will take place on Sunday, February 2 at 12:30 PM. After the worship service that day (only one service on this day), we will enjoy a covered dish luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite dish to share. The business meeting will follow after lunch. Key items on the agenda will be the selection of church officers and consideration of our 2019 church budget.

PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE for those with reports due. Please provide your reports to the church office no later than Sunday, January 5th. If you can get them in sooner, this would be a big help. We hope to have copies of the 2019 Annual Report available on Sunday, January 26th.

ANNUAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING

If the conditions are hazardous (ice, excessive snow, winter weather emergency conditions, etc.), please consult any of the following to find out whether worship has been cancelled, or the schedule altered:

  • WFMZ, Channel 69 (Check the crawl on television, but they have indicated to us that they will only post the announcement on their website, http://www.wfmz.com, unless there are “extreme weather conditions”).
  • The church voicemail message (610-759-0376)
    We will make every effort to arrive at an appropriate decision prior to 7:00 AM on Sunday mornings.

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