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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

03/29/2017

Wednesday, March 29 — Psalm 40:1–8

Esther 6,7; Romans 9:22–33

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:24

Paul wrote: Through Jesus Christ we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2 (NIV)

We thank you that regardless of today’s circumstances, we are assured that your presence will sustain us. We commit this day to you and ourselves to your care. Amen.

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