Watchnight Service New Year’s Eve

The public is cordially welcomed to attend a special Moravian New Year’s Eve service on December 31, 2010, 11 pm, at 3512 Robin Street, in Anchorage, Alaska.  This New Year’s Eve one hour long service is called a “WATCHNIGHT SERVICE”, in which we will prepare together to allow the old out and to welcome the new.  At the Watcnight service biblical promises will be passed out to all worshippers and everyone will have an opportunity to share their thanksgiving for the Old Year that God so richly provided.  According to Moravian tradition, the pastor should begin a sermon as midnight approaches. As the clock strikes midnight in the Anchorage Moravian Church the organist begins playing the hymn – “Now Thank We All our God” (in other Moravian Church in the lower 48 states, a trombone choir or other kind of band) effectively cutting off the sermon in mid-stream.  This is one time when the pastor has to abandon his message and joins the congregation in singing the hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God.” Ever wonder what the interruption signifies?  The interruption symbolizes the teaching that Christ could return at any minute and reminds everyone of the need for constant spiritual readiness.  Interestingly what … Continue reading

AncMC Calendar Winter/Spring 2010-2011

Anchorage Moravian Church Calendar 2011   Note:  During upcoming Elder meetings, the calendar will be updated to  reflect changes, such as special speakers, etc. January 2011 – 2          Elders meeting 2          Epiphany Communion Service 9          No ANMC Service due to Conference Room Equipment Replacement 12         Yearly reports due for Church Council 19        AncMC Annual report to APB regarding #baptisms, confirmations, marriages, funerals 23         Church Council Meeting (Reports, Elections, etc.) 23        Trustees meeting 30        Potluck Server Group C; Singspiration, 6:30 PM 31         Alaska Moravian Church Synod, Bethel   February 2011 – 1-4        Alaska Moravian Church Synod, Bethel 6          Elders Meeting 20        Trustees Meeting 25, 26, 27 Anchorage Jubilee 25-March 6 Fur Rondy Schedule 27        Potluck Server Group D; Singspiration, 6:30 PM   March 2011 – 1                    Founding of Unitas Fratrum in 1457 in Bohemia 1-5        Native Musicale at Change Point 6,7        After Musicale Singspiration at Robin Street 6          Elders Meeting 9          Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lenten Season) 13        1st Sunday of Lent 20        Trustee Meeting           24        Potluck Server Group A; Singspiration, 6:30 PM   April 2011 – 3          Elder Meeting 15        Tax Day 17        Palm Sunday 17        Trustees Meeting 18-22 Passion Week Readings Begin nightly, 6:30 PM 21        … Continue reading

2010 Christmas Candle Service

Traditional Moravian Christmas-eve Candlelight services are scheduled for December 24, 2010 at the Anchorage Moravian Church.  1st Candle service will begin at 4 PM; the second one at 7 PM.  The public is cordially invited to attend and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  After the services the AncMC Sunday School departments will be handing out bags of treats, especially for the children.  Happy Nativity and a Happy New Year to all of our Church members and friends! Note:  Picture shown is the last Moravian Candle service held at Turnagain United Methodist Church in December 2008 Share with others…

Spiritual Harvest

Special two evening Spiritual Harvest “Holy Spirit” led testimony/singspiration meetings will be held in Anchorage on December 17, 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.  The special harvest services will be held at Lutheran Church of Hope off of Minnesota and Northern Lights.  Go west on Northern Lights and it is located on the right after passing the Post Office.  Musicians if you feel led come on down.  The public is cordially invited.  Need information contact Billy Olsen (717-3614), Carrie Paton (230-8555), or William Nicholson (240-8102). Share with others…

Christmas Moravian Candle Trimming

Moravian Candles are available for trimming.  The Women’s Fellowship Group will trim the candles on Thursday December 9, 2010, 7 PM, at the Church.  Anyone – man, women, boy, girl, if you would like to help, feel free to come!  Call Carrie Kiana (242-2479) if you have any questions.  Share with others…

Jubilee – Advent Musicale Begins November 30!!!

PUBLIC CORDIALLY WELCOMED! The 20th Annual BIA Tribal Providers Anchorage Conference is to be held at the Egan Convention Center November 29-December 3, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska.  During this time in the evening beginning at 7:00 PM a Jubilee Advent Musicale sponsored by the Anchorage Moravian Church will be conducted at 1st Covenant Church at C Street,  November 30, December 1 & 2, 2010.   Singers and musicians are invited to participate in this post Thanksgiving celebration!  We hope to have special short biblical messages given each evening.   Interested in singing or testifying of your faith in Jesus Christ, please contact Billy Olsen, Carrie Paton or William Nicholson. Share with others…

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

                        As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with our turkeys, stuffing and mashed potatoes, ACOOTAK AND DRY FISH and pumpkin pies, I pray that all of us will be truly thankful for family, friends, and having our needs met.  May we all remember those less fortunate.   The Thanksgiving Food Drive on November 23, 2010 went well thanks to Jessie and Fay Romer.  Seven Food baskets with robust looking frozen Turkeys, all the trimings, fresh vegetables, fruit, and desert was given out as an expression of God’s love and our love to people around Anchorage. So too, may God help us to remember that Thanksgiving should be more than a once-a-year celebration–Thanksgiving is a state of mind. God calls us to be Thanksgiving people–people who have an attitude of gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving Everybody from the Anchorage Moravian Church Leadership and Membership. A Thanksgiving Prayer:    Heavenly Father on this Day we remember that Christ is the Lord of our Lives.  We are thankful for the redemptive plan of salvation offered by your son.  Today we are thankful for justification, for sanctification and for all the spiritual blessings you have given us through the Bible, through our fellowship with other believers and through the gifts and empowerment … Continue reading

2010 Thanksgiving Food Baskets Needed

Thanksgiving Food Drive!!! Church Family the AncMC Elders and Fay Romer are encouraging you to help in this year’s food basket drive for Needy Families during this thanksgiving season. What is needed are donations of canned goods (fruits and vegetables, sauce, etc.), whole turkeys with the trimmings, etc. for the poor people of our Church that need our love.  If you would like to contribute please bring the goods no later than 5 PM on November 22, 2010 at 3512 Robin Street; that’s our church address.  Fay Romer is organizing this year’s food drive.  We are also solicting names of needy families.  Send them our way.  If we put together 8 or nine baskets or more that would be excellent and we will be bringing these goodies in the precious name of our Savior Jesus Christ.   Share with others…