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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, January 19 — Psalm 14
Genesis 22; Matthew 8:5–22

The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6

You will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. Philippians 2:15–16 (NIV)

Lord, you never promised us that life would be easy. However, you did promise to be with us through it all. May our trust in your promise witness to the joyful hope that we have in you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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