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Published July 01, 2010, 08:30 AM

3 Northwestern Minnesota Synod congregations part ways with the ELCA

(WDAY TV) - The E-L-C-A is continuing to feel the effects of controversial decisions on sexuality made in August. Three congregations in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod have passed resolutions to part ways with the church.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - The E-L-C-A is continuing to feel the effects of controversial decisions on sexuality made in August. Three congregations in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod have passed resolutions to part ways with the church.

Trefoldighed Lutheran Church of rural Battle Lake, Salem Lutheran Church and Sauk Valley Lutheran Church, both of rural Osakis, are leaving.

A congregation must take two consecutive two-thirds majority votes in order to exit the denomination. Recently, members voted to allow individuals in same-sex relationships to serve in the ministry.

A total of six N-W-M-S congregations have opted out of the denomination since the Church-wide Assembly vote.

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