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Obituary: The Rev. Lorenz W. Adam

Brother Lorenz W. Adam died in Waconia, Minnesota on June 20, 2015. He was 90 years old.

Born February 20, 1925 in Edmonton, Alberta, he was the son of William and Juliana (Klapstein) Adam. Brother Adam graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1949, attended St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1952. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry July 6, 1952 and consecrated a Presbyter March 31, 1957.

He was united in marriage to Nora Irene Moffatt August 29, 1952 and together they served in the mission field (Nicaragua and Honduras) and pastorates in Minnesota (Northfield) and Wisconsin (Ebenezer). He entered into retirement August 1, 1990.

Brother Adam is survived by his wife, Nora; son, Murray; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Brian.

A memorial service was held July 12, 2015 at Lake Auburn Moravian Church, Victoria, Minnesota with the Rev. Brian Dixon officiating. Memorials were welcomed for the Board of World Mission.


From the July/August 2015 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Watchword for the Week — Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2

Sunday, October 22 — Isaiah 45:1–7; Psalm 96:1–9,(10–13)
1 Thessalonians 1:1–10; Matthew 22:15–22

Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you. 
1 Chronicles 22:16

Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” Luke 5:5

Loving Father, we put our trust and confidence in you knowing that you have our best interest at heart. We know that whatever we do and wherever we go, we can depend on you. With grateful hearts we will follow your commands. Bless us with your knowledge and power we pray. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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