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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.

 

From the November 2016 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

08/21/2017

Monday, August 21† — Psalm 102:1–11
Jeremiah 16:14–17:27; 1 Timothy 2:8–3:7

The Lord will not reject forever. Although he causes grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love. Lamentations 3:31–32

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

God of all grace, you do not ask us to go where you are not already going before us. Teach us to trust you. We go out today in your name. Amen.

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