The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Church Council discusses maintaining trust

Topics range from worship to funding, governance and discipline

Meeting Nov. 11-13 in Chicago, the ELCA Church Council took action on a worship resource, mission funding, governance issues and discipline of ministers.

The council received a report on the liturgical review process for “Evangelical Lutheran Worship,” a primary worship resource developed through the five-year “Renewing Worship” project (www.renewingworship.org) begun in 2000. In addition to 10 musical settings for communion, the red, hardcover worship book includes more than 700 hymns and music and original artwork.

The council commended “Evangelical Lutheran Worship” to congregations for use as “an enriching addition to [ELCA] worship patterns.” The council asked project leaders to introduce it throughout the ELCA.

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