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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Obituary: The Rev. 
Christian D. Weber

The Rev. Christian D. Weber passed into the more immediate presence of the Savior, Sunday, October 29, at Salemtowne, the Moravian Retirement Community. He was 90 years old.

Brother Weber was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on May 13, 1927, the son of the Rev. Christian Otto Weber and Dorothy Pfohl Weber. His father and two brothers (F. Herbert, and C. Bruce) were also pastors.

Chris graduated Davidson College, and Moravian Theological Seminary, and pursued further studies at Manchester University, in England.  He was married to Dorothy Esta Sohn (d. 2009). Together they served the Oak Grove, Boca Raton (Fla.), and Bethania congregations.  Chris conducted the original survey in 1957 for our province’s work in Florida before becoming pastor at Boca Raton.  In retirement, he and Dorothy helped in establishing the Palm Beach congregation, and in supporting Christ the King, ECLA Church in Tequesta, FL.

A  memorial service was held at Fairview Moravian Church, Saturday Nov. 4 at 11:00 a.m. A private internment will be held by the family later in Boca Raton.

Please remember in prayer: Chris’s family—niece Marie Weber Nodine, and husband, Dennis; and four nephews: the late Christian E. Weber and wife Leigh; C. Riddick Weber and wife Jane; Herbert A. Weber and F. David Weber; 4 great nieces and 5 great nephews; and special friend Sallie Greenfield.

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, March 23 — Psalm 38:9–16
Exodus 29:1–30; Matthew 26:1–13

The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8

Jesus said, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63

Dear Lord, we ask your blessing upon our churches today. The week ahead is a special one that provides the opportunity to remember the story of Holy Week—the journey Jesus took to the cross. Help us draw close to you to remember. Amen.

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