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Thursday, June 10, 2010


According to information we have obtained, the following congregations have called a special meeting Sunday June 13 for the purpose of voting on withdrawing from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). If you know of other churches that are voting in June, please email us the information at Please keep these congregations in your prayers.

Emmanuel Lutheran, Lodi, CA (second vote)
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH (first vote)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Irvine, CA (first vote)
Zoar Tofte, MN first vote (2nd time)

Abiding Word Ministries is able to report by actual count of known congregations that have voted to leave the ELCA since August 2009, the ELCA will have lost over 200,000 members. Other congregations have scheduled meetings to vote out of the ELCA nearly every Sunday this summer. Over 300 congregations have successfully taken one or both of their two required votes to withdraw from the ELCA.

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