John 3:21

John 3:21
"It is the nature of all hypocrites and false prophets to create a conscience where there is none, and to cause conscience to disappear where it does exist." Martin Luther

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Trinity council responds to our letter

From: R--------E---------
Subject: Response to Your Letter to Trinity
Cc: "Rev L----- C--------" , "Pastor L------ K-----------------"
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 5:13 PM

The Reverend M---- G---------
Ms. --- F--------
Faith Lutheran Church
1611 41st Street
Moline, IL 61265
 Following is the text of a letter we are sending to you and your Pastor via US Mail from our Executive Committee:
Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    We received your letter with a sense of sadness, both over recent events that have apparently caused anguish to many at Faith Lutheran Church and over what hopefully is a case of mistaken intent. We do agree with you that the consultation process, regardless of its merits, is solely an issue between the Northern Illinois Synod and Faith Lutheran Church. We at Trinity do not see ourselves as a part of this process. When we were asked by the Northern Illinois Synod to provide space for this process, we agreed with the understanding that we would provide space and not be part of the process.
    Trinity Lutheran Church provides meeting space for many groups, including meetings and events of the Northern Illinois Synod. We do not involve ourselves with the agendas for those meetings. In this instance we have agreed to provide a meeting location at our Bishop's request. The issues you presented involve the Northern Illinois Synod Office and Synod Council and not Trinity Lutheran Church.
    Therefore, following a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Council of Trinity Lutheran Church, we decline your request to meet with our Council for precisely the reasons that you state in your letter. To meet with you regarding this matter would involve us in judging the merits of this process, which we agree that we should not do. We continue to pray for your Council, Pastor, Staff, and Congregation now and in the days ahead as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
Richard E--------------
Council President

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