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Obituary: Mrs. Clement E. Semper

Mrs. Clement E. Semper

Sister Dorothy E. Semper died in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, May 12, 2012 at age 96. She was born August 4, 1917 in Altura, Minn., a daughter of Paul G. and Stella (Scherffius) Simon.

Sister Semper graduated from Catholic High School, Rollingstone, Minn. and Teachers College, Winona, Minn. She was united in marriage to Brother Clement E. Semper on June 11, 1941 at Hebron Moravian Church, Altura, Minn.

She served alongside her husband in pastorates in Minnesota (Altura-Hebron), Michigan (Unionville), Wisconsin (Green Bay-East Side), New York (Staten Island-Castleton Hill), Maryland (Trinity), and Pennsylvania (Emmaus).

Son, Robert, and two grandchildren survive Sister Semper. She was predeceased by son, David, in 2009 and her husband, Clement, on February 5, 1996.

A memorial service was held May 19, 2012 at Kortz Hall, Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions were designated for Moravian Hall Square Good Samaritan Fund or the Board of World Mission.

 

From the July/August 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

07/20/2018

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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