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Thursday, March 15, 2012
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN NO LONGER PART OF THE ELCA
This story has been verified from two reliable sources: First Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, MN, baptized membership 1398, is no longer part of the ELCA. The congregation had voted to join the LCMC with the knowledge and approval of the bishop of the St. Paul Area Synod. However, dual membership in both the ELCA and LCMC became a problem and the congregation was dismissed from the ELCA about three weeks ago.