March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A gay pastor who made national headlines after being removed from the official clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for being in a same-sex relationship has been overwhelmingly approved as the new senior pastor of the denomination’s largest St. Paul church. Continue Reading
February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Thrivent is a fraternal benefit organization, which annually donates an amount equivalent to at least what it would otherwise pay in corporate income taxes. Last year it donated nearly $175 million nationally to charities, schools, Lutheran congregations and individuals in need. Continue Reading
February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Minneapolis-area Lutherans have elected the first female bishop in Minnesota to lead the nation’s largest Lutheran synod. A majority of about 700 Lutherans voted Saturday to install Ann Svennungsen as the new bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is currently an interim college pastor at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Continue Reading
September 27, 2011 in The Daily Republic
EMERY The 58th annual Fall Rally of the Mitchell Zone Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will begin with registration at 1:15 p.m. and devotions at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Clayton, 42652 272nd St., Emery. Continue Reading
April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
For the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — and other Protestant churches — more churches with different backgrounds and races are needed. But getting diverse people into the same church is often not that easy. Minnesota has the largest number of ELCA members of any state, with close to 800,000 baptized members. Nationwide, the ELCA has nearly 4.5 million members. Only about 3 percent are people of color.
February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released today a proposed social statement, “Genetics, Faith and Responsibility,” revised some since a draft last year raised controversy among some members who said it rejected modern farming practices such as genetically-modified seed. Continue Reading
September 20, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe
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.