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Members at St. Luke Church will get the chance to vote Sunday on whether they support the decision to withhold funds from the Saint Paul Area Synod due to the ELCA's decision to allow gay clergy. (Bulletin file photo)

St. Luke members to vote whether to restore funding to synod, ELCA

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The members of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove will vote Sunday whether to restore funding to its local synod and parent denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


At the church's annual meeting Jan. 31, members will vote on the budget -- the first vote of the membership on financial issues since the church council chose to revoke funding from the Saint Paul Area Synod after the ELCA decided in August to allow openly gay clergy.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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