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Monday, December 27, 2010

Additions to our list of churches voting to leave ELCA since last post Dec. 20

Additions since December 20
** indicates second vote; * indicates first vote

1. Faith Lutheran Church, Security, CO** withdrew 2/28/10. LCMC
2. House of Prayer Lutheran, Elizabethtown, KY ** 12/19/10. NALC
3. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Metropolis, IL ** 12/12/10. NALC
4. Zion Lutheran Church, Fairport Harbor, OH * LCMC
5. Oakland Lutheran Church, Mansfield, OH * NALC
6. Immanuel of Lebanon Lutheran, Watertown, WI * 1/2/11. NALC
7. St. John Lutheran Church, Statesville, NC** 12/12/10. NALC
8. North Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MN ** 1/2/11. LCMC


  1. Pastor Barnhart:

    Thank you for the work you do to maintain this list.

  2. Thanks for all the updates, we keep checking back!

    We are in a newly formed LCMC congregation in Seward, Living Word, our attendance averages around 100 and is growing quickly, more people involved then ever before, including youth! Our first service was in August.

  3. Correction: First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, Illinois, will take their second vote to leave the ELCA on January 9, 2011 (not January 23). They will also vote that day to join the NALC.

  4. First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, Illinois, voted on Sunday, January 9th, to leave the ELCA and join the NALC. 97% voted to leave.