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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


Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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