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'Rite of Reception' receives 7

Seven pastors from Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries participated in a "Rite of Reception" in the Sierra Pacific Synod in July.

"The service [was] offered in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for the future of this church," said Mark W. Holmerud, synod bishop.

In April the ELCA Church Council authorized a rite designed to receive pastors from ELM to the ELCA roster. ELM offers credentials for ordained ministry to qualified candidates of all sexual orientations and gender identities.


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