Moravian Church in North America

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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Obituary: The Rev. Eric J. Schulze

Brother Eric J. Schulze died at Lynden, Washington, July 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

Born June 17, 1927 at Edmonton, Alberta, he was the son of Hermann and Emilie (Guenther) Schulze. Brother Schulze graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa., in 1950 and Moravian Theological Seminary in 1953. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry July 12, 1953, and consecrated a Presbyter July 30, 1961.

He was united in marriage to Constance Fenske June 3, 1954 at Camp Van Es in Alberta. Together they served Moravian pastorates in Alberta (New Sarepta, Heimtal, Calgary-Didsbury, Bruderheim), British Columbia (Vancouver) and the Eastern West Indies Province. Brother Schulze also served as Chaplain at Marquardt Manor, Watertown, Wisconsin, and as a member and president of the Canadian District Board. He entered into retirement
October 1, 1993.

Brother Schulze is survived by his wife, Constance; sons, Daniel and Timothy; daughters, Edith and Dianne; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held July 23, 2017 at First Reformed Church, Lynden, Washington. Burial was in Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Washington.

Moravian Daily Texts


Tuesday, October 24 — Psalm 119:65–72
Ezekiel 28:11–29:12; 1 Peter 1:1–12

Be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating. Isaiah 65:18

Great and amazing are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, King of the nations! Revelation 15:3

Dear Lord, we recognize your creative power in our lives. We wait with eager hope to see your power. Thank you for not only bringing us to this very hour, but bringing us through it in victory, too. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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