Sheldon John – A New Baby Born

We welcome a new Moravian “new-born” child into the world!  Sheldon John was born January 8, 2011 at the Alaska Native Medical Center.  He is a completely healthy and normal boy and was born 6 lbs, 12 oz. and 20 inches long.  Proud parents are Nathan and Renee John of Anchorage.  They are formerly residents of Manokotak, Alaska.  Praise God!  Our prayer is that God will not only call, but choose to bless litle Sheldon and thier parents.  Congratulations Brother Nathan & Sister Renee. Share with others…

Evangelist Michael Tinker Needs

Evangelist Michael Tinker of Pilot Station who rose out of the Manokotak Spiritual Experience and under Moravian Elder Abraham George’s ministry is now working to bring the gospel of our Lord Jesus to the villages of the Yukon.  Not too long ago he attended the Moravian Seminary in Bethel, Alaska for a week long conference.  He is a friend of our Church and I have been supporting him in prayer.   Br. Michael has needs for additional prayer support.   May we all pray for finances to support his ministry!  A big need which Michael has now is $800 to purchase a used snomachine, so that he can travel to bring the gospel during the winter months.  Currently over the last month or so, Br. Michael has ministered in Bethel, Anchorage, and Koliganek and the next couple of months he has been invited to speak in Hooper Bay and Chevak villages.  There is no Protestant Church in his village; the closest is two hours away by sno-machine.  Br. Michel is praying about the possibility of beginning a fellowship in his village.  Br. Michael is still not too well known among us in Anchorage, so soon, I will post his testimony of God’s grace in his life.  Also, the next time he comes … Continue reading

PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF LEONARD JOHN

Note:  The following testimony of Leonard John is taken from the WE WIN website at www.wewin.org.  Brother Leonard has been speaking Sunday evening at the Anchorage Moravian Church non-denominational Singspiration services for the last month.  He has been an incredible blessing as he is mentoring our leaders into fasting and praying, getting into God’s Word more, and understanding the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Thank you Br. Leonard. Introduction I am a Tlingit Indian that was born in a little village in Southeastern Alaska, Angoon, Alaska. I began drinking at a very young age. At eleven years old I could get into the bars because I was big for my age. After serving in the military during the Viet Nam War from January 2, 1969 through January 2, 1973. I was discharged with an honorable discharge. I came out of the military not only with an alcohol problem but a drug problem and a sin problem. The attitude was the worst. The Pastor (Willard Liezy) of the Assemblies of God Church in Juneau, Alaska had preached a message on the power of prayer and fasting. They had a list of the young men serving in the military. He then called … Continue reading

Is the Holy Spirit Leading You to Membership in the AncMC?

Anchorage Moravian Church Membership Thoughts   Would you consider membership in the Oldest Protestant Church in the World? The Moravian Church originated in 1457 in Eastern Europe as one of the “original protestants” against Catholicism.  Moravians consider themselves the oldest organized Protestant Church in the World.  It feels special to be connected to a long history of God’s blessing.  With a special “out pouring” of the Holy Spirit in Herrnhut, Germany, began a 500 year missionary effort began by young missionaries with a vision of reaching the lost in the four corners of the world.  God blessed their endeavors. In 1885 Moravian missionaries left Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and arrived in the Nushagak, Bristol Bay area and the Kuskokwim River community of Bethel.  Soon after the first missionary Church was established in Bethel, Alaska. By 1984 over 20 Moravian Churches in western Alaska organized into a self-dependent, self-supporting indigenous Church called the Alaska Moravian Church, now one of the 19 Provinces of the World-wide Moravian Church.  The Anchorage Moravian Church has a non-denominational focus, “inclusive rather than exclusive” that evolved through the outreach concern of the Alaska Moravian Church. Since 2001, the Anchorage Moravian Church continues to evolve and move forward in fulfilling … Continue reading

Young Believer’s In Christ Begins Meetings

“God offers Himself and His cross as an anchor of hope no matter what we face in life.” -Louie Giglio We will be meeting for the first time in 2011 on Thursday January 13, 7pm, at my place. For directions please call 360-0747Have a great week! God is Good!   Whitney S. Carter “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3       Share with others…

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…