A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod

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In a letter to Western North Dakota congregations this week, Bishop Mark Narum discusses ELCA-wide changes allowing congregations to call pastors in lifelong monogamous same gender relationships. He calls on us to pray, to be open to understanding and to understand that the Church is built on the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Monumental changes have been approved by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly this past week inMinneapolis. Churches that choose will, in the future, be able to call as their pastor a person who is in a publicly accountable lifelong monogamous same gender relationship… …In the face of these monumental changes it is important to remember that the foundation of our church, Jesus Christ, has not changed.  — Bishop Mark Narum

Click HERE to read the full letter.