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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


Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1

Sunday, June 17 — Ezekiel 17:22–24; Psalm 92:1–4,12–15
2 Corinthians 5:6–10,14–17; Mark 4:26–34

My spirit abides among you; do not fear. Haggai 2:5

Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:5

God of hope, we lift up our hearts to you with thankfulness. We praise you with song all day long! Thank you for loving us. Let nothing shake our confidence in you. In every change, you are faithful. Amen.

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