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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


Friday, July 20 — Psalm 88:1–5
Deuteronomy 29:22–31:8; Luke 10:17–24

I will bring them through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. Zechariah 13:9 (NKJV)

Paul wrote: We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:3–4

God, sometimes life feels too difficult to bear and we cannot feel you with us. Help us to be more aware of your presence even in the most challenging situations, and strengthen us to face the day. Amen.

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