Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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July 19, 2005

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold invites Episcopalians to join him in prayer supporting the upcoming August 8-14 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), with which the Episcopal Church shares a relationship of full communion. The assembly, which meets every two...

April 30, 2005

Lamb of God Church in Fort Myers, Fla., recently became the first federated Lutheran-Episcopal congregation in Florida and the second in the nation, with joint membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church USA. “I see this as an incredible sign of hope...

April 5, 2004

Exploring the theme “Eradicating racism: liberating tomorrow's children,” representatives of the nine member communions of "Churches Uniting in Christ" (CUIC) and their two partners in mission and dialogue gathered at the Chicago headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for a...

February 1, 2004

In cities, towns and hamlets from New York to Los Angeles, Episcopalians and Lutherans gathered in worship to celebrate the agreement that brought the two denominations into full communion. In California's San Gabriel Valley, congregations ushered in the new year with a Dec. 31 service that...

January 31, 2004

The exchange of pastors and priests is one aspect of the way the Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America eventually will share fully their life and mission.

As a result, the churches' ministry-development offices have created -- and the presiding bishop of each...

May 14, 2003

People who are gay or lesbian must be welcomed by the church without reservation, say two former bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The denomination should make every effort to find a way to do so without causing division among its members, they added.

The Rev...

May 1, 2003

W. Reid Morrill, a 78-year-old member of Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church in New Sweden, Maine, died April 28. Maine health officials have identified arsenic poisoning as the probable cause of his death and of illnesses experienced by a dozen other members of the congregation. Gustaf Adolph is a...

May 1, 2003

The July 21-31 assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in central Canada's prairie country is developing into an ecumenical event that will show how Canadian Lutherans and Anglicans work with each other on a daily basis.

The delegates, representing 63 million Lutherans in 76 countries...

April 16, 2003

During a 17-day 'ecumenical journey' to Europe, a delegation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met with Roman Catholic and Anglican leaders to assess the progress of their ecumenical relationships.

Anglicans have made more ecumenical progress with Lutherans than...

February 18, 2003

Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) told a meeting of the church's Studies on Sexuality Task Force at a February 7-9 meeting that, during his travels around the church, he senses a reluctance among Lutherans to discuss sexuality issues.Hanson...

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