November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020.  

Thank you for worshipping with us at Calvary Moravian Church.   To support our ministries, you can mail the office a check (948 N. 21st St. Allentown 18104).   An online giving portal is at:

Worship with us on Sundays: 

9:30- 10:15 a.m. Zoom Sunday school/Community  Check-in.

10:45 a.m. Inside, limited capacity seating (physically distancing, masks required) 

Also at 10:45 a.m. Livestream service found at Calvary Moravian Church Allentown’s YouTube Channel.   Email us for the address.


Remember – Our sanctuary is open for Prayers every Wednesday from 12 – 2 p.m.  

Pre-worship Sunday school on Zoom!  

9:30 – 10:15 A.M.  – Jeff Diehl will lead us in check-ins and conversations.

Meeting ID: 961 1543 0870

Passcode: 749341

Call +19292056099, enter Meeting ID and Passcode above.   

Moravian Women/Nitschmann Circle Meeting – Monday, November 9th 

 Our next meeting is on November 9th with chapter 3 in our book on Queen Esther.  

12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9th

Meeting ID: 990 4795 3822

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7 p.m. Monday Nov. 9th

Meeting ID: 999 4279 6871

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Collections for our Neighbors without Housing 

The Allentown YMCA and the Lehigh Conference of Churches are two organizations helping our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness this winter.  The warming center will open for evening shelter beginning November 1st at the YMCA.    The Conference of Churches will be offering lunches through the Soup Kitchen and daytime shelter through Daybreak at their Dubbs Memorial Community Center location at 5th and Allen Streets.   The Conference also continues to provide outreach to outside “camps.”  

For these efforts, we are helping to collect the following items.   Many of them can be gently used (washed first please!).    Starting November 1st, we’ll have collection bins inside the sanctuary for these items or contact us to make a drop-off.   Donations also accepted and will be shared with the outreach efforts through the Conference of Churches. 

Gently Used or New: Sleeping bags, tarps, tents (3 person or more), flashlights, lanterns (battery operated), power chargers for phones, backpacks

Gently used or New: Socks, Sweatshirts, sweatpants, men’s jeans, winter jackets, gloves and hats, boots and sneakers

Snacks: beef jerky, crackers, chip bags, breakfast bars (easy items for on the go)

New only: Batteries AAA,AA,C,D, Laundry soap, Bug spray, Shaving Razors, Deodorant, Toilet paper 


Welcome and Announcements 

Hymn 401. Heart with Loving Heart United  (verses 1 and 3) 

Heart with loving heart united, met to know God’s holy will.

Let his love in us ignited, more and more our spirits fill.

He the Head, we are his members; we reflect the light he is.

He the Master, we disciples, he is ours an we are his.

Since, O Lord, you have demanded, that our lives your love should show

so we wait to be commanded, forth into your world to go.

Kindle is us love’s compassion, so that ev’ryone may see

in our faith and hope the promise, of a new humanity.

Litany for The Chief Eldership of Jesus Christ 

Prayers of the People/Pastoral Prayer

Scripture.   Matthew 25:1-13.      Jeff Diehl. 

Hymn.   “Give me Oil in My Lamp” 

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning. Give me oil in my lamp, I pray.

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning. Keep me burning till the break of day.


Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, sing hosanna to the King of kings!

Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, sing hosanna to the King!

Give me love in my heart, keep me sharing. Give me love in my heart, I pray.

Give me love in my heart, keep me sharing. Keep me sharing till the break of day.  

Give me joy in my heart, keep me singing. Give me joy in my heart, I pray.

Give me joy in my heart, keep me singing. Keep me singing till the break of day. (Refrain)

Give me faith in my heart, keep me praying. Give me faith in my heart, I pray.

Give me faith in my heart, keep me praying. Keep me praying till the break of day. (Refrain)

Sermon “When our lamps aren’t full”

Special Music. “Song of Hope”  Mendelssohn

Holy Communion for Christ as Chief Elder. 

Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.


Hymn  400 “Jesus, Great High Priest of Our Profession” (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship).

 Jesus, great High Priest of our profession, we in confidence draw near;

grant us, then, in mercy, the confessions, of our grateful hearts to hear;

you we gladly own in ev’ry nation, 

Head and Master of your congregation,

conscious that in ev’ry place, you are giving life and grace.

Your blessed people, trusting in your merit, on the earth’s extended face

from each other far, but one in spirit, sound with one accord your praise.

May we never cease to make confession

that your death’s the cause of our salvation;

we to you, our Head and King, joyful hallelujahs sing.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

(Lord’s Prayer) 

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.

 (All partake together.)

Silent prayer

By your divine presence,

By the holy sacraments,

By all the merits of your life, sufferings, death, and resurrection,

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God. Amen.

In the same way, after supper our Lord Jesus Christ took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sin. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.

 (All partake together.)

Silent prayer

Christ, the Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

Grant to us your peace. Amen.

Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death,

Until he comes.

Hymn “We Who Here Together” (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship)

We who here together are assembled, Joining hearts and hands in one,

Bind ourselves with love that’s undissembled, Christ to love and serve alone;

O may our imperfect songs and praises

Be well-pleasing unto Thee, Lord Jesus;

Say, “My peace I leave with you.” Amen, Amen, be it so.

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace;

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Reprinted or adapted from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. © 1995 IBOC.; e-mail: All rights reserved.

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License M-733262, All rights reserved.

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