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Obituary: The Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Caldwell

Brother Douglas W. Caldwell died July 17, 2014 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at age 71.

Born May 7, 1943 in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was the son of David and Margaret (Ashburn) Caldwell. Brother Caldwell graduated from Moravian College in 1966 and received an M. Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1969. In 1985 he received a D. Min. from Drew University. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry July 6, 1969 and consecrated a Presbyter October 5, 1975.

He was united in marriage to Barbara Brautigam on June 4, 1966 at the Old Chapel of the Moravian Church in Bethlehem. Together they served pastorates in Pennsylvania (Reading, College Hill, Central). He further served the Moravian Church as a member of the Eastern District Executive Board from 1974-1986. He entered into retirement November 1, 2009.

His wife, Barbara; son, Douglas Jr.; daughter, Ashley; and two grandchildren survive Brother Caldwell.

A memorial service was held July 26, 2014 at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem with the Rt. Rev. C. Hopeton Clennon, the Rev. Janel Rice, and the Rev. Carol Reifinger officiating. Burial was in the Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Memorials were welcomed for the Memory Support Center of Moravian Village.

 

From the September 2014 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

01/16/2018

Tuesday, January 16 — Psalm 11
Genesis 19:1–29; Matthew 7:1–12

You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Deuteronomy 5:21 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15

Forgive us, Lord Jesus, when we fail to remember that the craving of material goods leads to spiritual poverty. May our energies be directed into investing in the treasures of your spirit. Amen.

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