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Obituary: The Rev. Dr. David A. Schattschneider

Brother David A. Schattschneider died in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 29, 2016 at age 77.

Born March 30, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Allen W. and Naomi (Wartman) Schattschneider. Brother Schattschneider received a Bachelor of Arts from Moravian College in 1960, a Master of Divinity from Yale University in 1964, and a Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1975. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry May 11, 1969 and consecrated a Presbyter October 2, 1977.

He was united in marriage to Doris J. Wood on June 2, 1962 at Staten Island, New York. Together they served the Bethlehem community as he served on the faculty and as Dean of Moravian Theological Seminary.

Brother Schattschneider is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Laura; and one grandson.

A memorial service was held October 5, 2016 at Advent Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Memorials were welcomed for the Allen W. Schattschneider Scholarship Fund at Moravian Theological Seminary, Advent Moravian Church, or Moravian Open Door.

Moravian Daily Texts

06/24/2017

Saturday, June 24 — Psalm 78:40–55

Isaiah 4:2–5:30; Galatians 4:1–16

O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! Even now your enemies are in tumult; those who hate you have raised their heads. Psalm 83:1–2

Zechariah said, “With a solemn oath the Lord God of Israel promised to rescue us from our enemies and allow us to serve him without fear, all the days of our life.” Luke 1:73–75 (GNT)

Redeemer and Friend, all thanks and praise are due to you for rescuing us from certain death because of our sins. You have visited us and redeemed us and secured a place for us. Come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

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