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St. Luke restores some funding to synod, ELCA

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St. Luke Lutheran Church members voted Sunday to restore some funding to the Saint Paul Area Synod, which they quit giving to after the parent denomination decided to allow openly gay clergy last August.

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The church council proposed a compromise of sending half the money to the synod in 2010 that the Cottage Grove church committed to send last year, and the majority of the approximately 200 members gathered at the church's annual meeting agreed.

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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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