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Obituary: The Rev. John Case

Brother John H. Case died in Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 1, 2014, at age 83 years.

Born November 9, 1930 in New York City, N.Y, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Case. Brother Case graduated from Towson State University, Towson, Md. in 1972, received an M. Div. from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1981 and a certificate from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1982. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry July 25, 1982 and consecrated a Presbyter October 18, 1987.

He was united in marriage to Naomi Robinson September 5, 1964 and together they served pastorates in California (Morongo) and New Jersey (Evangel). Brother Case was America’s first mission pastor to Labrador, serving the Hopedale congregation from 1982-1987. He entered into retirement June 30, 1994.

His wife, Naomi; daughters Debra and Katrina; and son John survive Brother Case.

A memorial service was held March 7, 2014 at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, N.J.


From the May 2014 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Thursday, March 22 — Psalm 38:1–8
Exodus 28:15–43; Matthew 25:31–46

The Lord God has opened my ear; and I was not disobedient. Nor did I turn back. Isaiah 50:5 (NASB)

Jesus said, “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.” John 12:26

Great Shepherd, we seek to follow you. But how does a nation follow you? To follow you is counter to the culture of this world. Provide energy and nerve to live as love and light where little is focused on you. Amen.

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