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

Monday, May 24, 2010

Churches Leave ELCA in Hutchinson

Two ELCA churches in Hutchinson, Minnesota, held their "second" and final votes to sever ties with the ELCA yesterday.  This means there is no ELCA church in Hutchinson.
In a related story, 150 delegates representing 35 churches met on Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, to form the Augustana District of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).  The Augustana District will promote classic and traditional Lutheranism throughout the upper Midwest.  Delegates gathered from Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
The exodus from the ELCA continues, in spite of under-reported numbers provided by that denomination.
The Augustana District adopted its Constitution and Bylaws, as well as elected members to its first District Council and Board of Theology and Ministry.  The Plenary Session was presided over by the Honorable G. Barry Anderson.  Speakers included Jaynan Clark and Tom Walker, of WordAlone; Paul Spaulding of LCMC; Dennis Bielfeldt of the Institute of Lutheran Theology.  Professor Steve Paulson, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, preached at the opening worship.
More information will become available at the website:
Pastor Mark J. Richardson
Bethesda Lutheran Church
Augustana District,  LCMC
1947 110th Avenue
Dresser, WI  54009
(715) 755 - 2562

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful! I hope and pray that the exodus continues from an organization that was ill concieved from it's beginning.