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March 2019 Broadcaster

Moments of Comfort is a new video initiative of Worship Anew to minister to the hurting and suffering with the comforting message of God's Word.   

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Worship Anew was based on a program started in 1965 by Rev. Oswald Bertram, called Worship for Shut-Ins. While serving as a pastor in Toledo, Ohio, he began the televised weekly worship service designed to share Christ's love with people facing many of life's most difficult circumstances such as health issues, loss of a loved one, loneliness, and even separation from the church.

But even before Worship for Shut-Ins, Rev. Bertram had another program that started on the radio and then television, dating back to the early 1950s, while he was a pastor at that time in Connecticut. Moments of Comfort were short devotionals reflecting on scripture, and these timeless messages of comfort are still vital for our world today.

Therefore, we are blessed to reintroduce Moments of Comfort, starting on March 6, as a video initiative of Worship Anew to minister to the hurting and suffering among us with the comforting message of God's Word.

Through the weekly video messages of Moments of Comfort, broadcast every Wednesday, people will draw closer to Christ, our only source for true peace and comfort in our lives.

We look forward to engaging presenters on Moments of Comfort who have many years in ministering to God's people. In March, we welcome a familiar face to viewers through his service on Worship Anew, Rev. James Elsner. He served as pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Hudson, Indiana from 2002 until his recent retirement in 2018. And he has been involved with this ministry since 2008.

Beginning March 6, Moments of Comfort will be shared every Wednesday at WorshipAnew.org/MOC. The videos will also be made available through our weekly e-mails, sent to viewers of Worship Anew. You can also find them by following Worship Anew on Facebook and YouTube.

We hope you will join us, as we come together another time each week, for the hearing of Christ's love for you on Moments of Comfort.