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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

12/14/2017

Thursday, December 14 — Psalm 143:1–6
Micah 6,7; Revelation 13:11–14:5

The Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.” Genesis 3:9–10

Paul wrote: And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6–7

God of the garden, you have placed us in your natural world. May we enjoy your creation and be good stewards of it. Call us as your beloved children and make us obedient to your will. Amen.

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