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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


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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