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Obituary: The Rev. James L. Johnson

The Rev. James L. Johnson, husband of Edith Tesch Johnson, joined the heavenly church triumphant June 29 after a time of illness.  Jim served as associate pastor and then pastor of Little Church on the Lane, in Charlotte, N.C. from 1959 to 1972,  followed by 27 years of community leadership with United Family Services in Charlotte.

In 2002, Jim was recognized for his ministry to the needs of families and his community in receiving the John Hus Award from Moravian Theological Seminary.

A funeral service was held July 27, 2013, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte.  We give thanks for Jim’s  life and witness.  Please hold his wife, Edith, their children and extended family in prayer.  The Moravian Daily Texts for June 29 include the following:  “When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way.” (Psalm 142:3)

 

From the August 2013 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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