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Sunday, March 13, 2011


1. HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, Aberdeen, SD passed second voted to leave the ELCA, 61-30. Bishop threatens to not recognize the vote. Read:,0,620902.story

St. Jacob's (Stone) Lutheran Church, Glenville, PA was unable to hold its scheduled meeting and vote on dissociating from the ELCA due to lack of quorum. Reportedly, the vote has been rescheduled for March 27.

2. PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Connersville, IN passed second vote to leave the ELCA, 90%. They will join NALC.

3. OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, Salem, OR passed first vote to leave the ELCA, 92%.

4. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Tulare, CA passed second vote to leave the ELCA. Voted to join NALC.

5. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bucyrus, OH passed first vote to leave ELCA, 94% on March 6.

6. STAVANGER LUTHERAN CHURCH, Seneca IL passed first vote 55-2.

1 comment:

  1. I will say, in defense of the synod in South Dakota, the first vote at Holy Cross in Aberdeen was 41-23, which wasn't a valid 2/3rds vote. I'm sure there's a lot of other stuff going on that I'm not aware of...but Holy Cross has to play by the rules like everyone else.