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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


Saturday, June 23 — Psalm 78:40–55
Deuteronomy 2; Luke 4:22–30

The Lord will not cast away his people, for his great name’s sake. 1 Samuel 12:22

You know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the generous and overflowing workings of your Holy Spirit within us. Today, may those who are poor in heart call on you. May they find their anchor in you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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