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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


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37

I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1

Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

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