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January 18, 2015
Starting the conversation
WORTHINGTON — There was a time not so many years ago when neighbors within a community all knew each other well. They engaged in small talk across the tops of hedges and fences while their children played together in backyards. Borrowing a cup of sugar from next door, rather than...
January 18, 2015 - 7:42pm
February 25, 2011
ELCA issues revised statement on genetics and faith
February 25, 2011 - 12:00pm
November 12, 2010
Church leaves ELCA over agricultural proposal
November 12, 2010 - 11:59am
September 20, 2010
Hawley church votes to leave ELCA
HAWLEY - More than 70 percent of Hawley (Minn.) Lutheran Church members who took part in a Sunday vote backed cutting ties with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. That was the first of two votes yielding a two-thirds majority the church needs to secede from the ELCA.
September 20, 2010 - 12:13pm
September 8, 2010
Hawley church schedules vote on leaving ELCA
HAWLEY - Hawley Lutheran Church, a congregation of more than 1,100 baptized members, could take the first step Sept. 19 toward breaking with its denomination. The congregation has scheduled a "special meeting" that day to vote on whether to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
September 8, 2010 - 10:24am
February 25, 2010
A church divided: Area ELCA members weigh in on sexuality statement
WORTHINGTON -- To stay or go? The debate is being tackled with remarkable civility in southwest Minnesota, even as congregations across the nation threaten to split from the church. Some have accepted the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's controversial announcement it would...
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
February 1, 2010
St. Luke restores half of its funding to synod, ELCA
COTTAGE GROVE - St. Luke Lutheran Church members voted Sunday to restore some funding to the Saint Paul Area Synod, which they quit giving to after the parent denomination decided to allow openly gay clergy last August. The church council proposed a compromise of sending half the...
February 1, 2010 - 11:28am
January 20, 2010
Letter: Oppose ELCA changes; withhold money
Forty five years ago, I became a Lutheran as an adult. I had been brought up in a fundamental Christian church. The synod of this church was the American Lutheran Synod, known by some people as "German Lutheran." During the past 45 years, many dynamic changes in the church have changed....
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 18, 2010
Growing rift in Lutheran church
DULUTH - The question was whether someone in a committed gay relationship should be ordained by the Lutheran church to serve as a pastor. It took the country's largest body of Lutherans 20 years to answer, and in August they said 'Yes.' Then members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church...
January 18, 2010 - 2:30pm
Two NW Minn. churches vote to leave ELCA: another vote required
ERSKINE - Two churches in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod have voted in favor of leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, while a congregation near Pelican Rapids recently canceled a Dec. 6 vote on its own status with the ELCA. In Erskine, 80 percent of congregants at...
January 18, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 13, 2010
Column: More on the ELCA action
WORTHINGTON -- In their letter about the ELCA policy changes, former Gov. Al Quie and Bob Lee left some important information out and inferred...
January 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
Letter: Withholding ELCA money does far more harm than good
I'm writing in response to a letter from Bob Lee published in your paper on Jan. 6, 2010, regarding withholding funding to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Mr. Lee suggests that cutting funding to the ELCA is a viable response to the decision of the ELCA at its Churchwide...
January 12, 2010 - 12:00am
January 6, 2010
Letter: Time for ELCA members to take action
Members, the ELCA has left us. The leadership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) turned its back on members of ELCA churches and threatens the very existence of the church by allowing non-celibate pastors in homosexual relationships to be ordained into the ELCA....
January 6, 2010 - 12:00am
December 5, 2009
ELCA to have Web town hall meeting
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It's not quite Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenberg cathedral door. But the head of the nation's largest Lutheran church might feel like he's being hammered on by some during a new kind of online public exchange of controversial topics with...
December 5, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
ELCA tackles sexuality issues
WORTHINGTON -- The recent release of two documents from the Task Force for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Studies on Sexuality generated...
February 26, 2009 - 8:27am