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  1. Fought to open shelter after - boat people' arrived Pastor Gary...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Hudson Reporter

    When Reverend Horst Gerhardt "Gary" Kugler died last month at age 76, Hudson County lost both a loving neighbor and a fierce advocate for the homeless. Kugler had to put up quite a fight to establish a shelter for the homeless in the mid 1980s in the basement of St. John Lutheran Church in Union City, where he was ordained and installed as pastor.

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  2. Early Eastpointe church celebrates 170th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | C & G Newspapers

    This drawing shows the original St. Peter's Lutheran Church, located south of what is now Eight Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. EASTPOINTE - St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Eastpointe turned 170 this year after being founded in 1845 - a mere eight years after Michigan became a state.

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  3. Mid-South District returns Paavola to presidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

    ... consecutive three-year term in that office. Rev. Charles Neugebauer , senior pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church and School, Memphis, re-elected as first vice-president from Region 3. Rev. Paul Hass , senior pastor of Bella Vista Lutheran ...

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  4. Rural Harmony church closing in a yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Republican-Leader

    A continuing decline in membership has led the congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of the Big Spring rural community, located northwest of Harmony, to make a tough decision. At the annual meeting held in January, members voted to close the church at the end of June 2016.

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  5. Episcopalians Approve Same-Sex MarriageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | The Washington Monthly

    ... clergy perform same-sex marriages). The largest (and also mainline) Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which has very close ties to the Episcopalians, has been allowing individual churches to perform same-sex ...

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  6. Rev. Louise KnottsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... June 4, 1986. She pastored in Bittinger, Md., and in Mifflintown, Pa., she pastored at the St. Stephens Lutheran Church. She taught Town and Country Ministries at Gettysburg Seminary. Prior to being a pastor she was an RN for 10 years at Camden ...

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  7. Opinion: An overreaction from conservative ChristiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | NorthJersey.com

    ... eradicated. Millions of Christians, of course, welcomed the court's decision. My own church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has been an advocate of gay rights for many years and since 2009 has welcomed gays with life partners into the ...

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  8. Stoterau elected to sixth term in Pacific SouthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

    ... sixth three-year term as the district's president. Rev. Timothy M. Klinkenberg , senior pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Orange, Calif., from Region 3, first vice-president. Klinkenberg was formerly second vice-president. Rev. Vincent R. ...

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  9. Iowa District East re-elects Saunders presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

    ... has been the Cedar Rapids South circuit visitor since 2006. Rev. Dr. Matthew W. Rueger, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbard, Iowa, second vice-president. Rueger previously (2002-15) was the district's first vice-president. Under the ...

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  10. This day in church history: June 30, 1530Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Examiner.com

    ... cherished doctrine-forgiveness as a free gift, involving no human merit of any sort. As the web site of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod explains about the Augsburg Confession, "Its longest chapter is devoted to the most important truth of the ...

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  11. Lutheran Services in America Elects New Board Members & OfficersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | PR.com

    ... Patricia Davenport, Director for Evangelical Mission, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was reelected as Board Secretary. About Jodi Harpstead Jodi Harpstead has served as President and CEO of Lutheran ...

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  12. Arsonist tries to set NYC church ablazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | New York Post

    An arsonist tried to torch the parish center of a soon-to-be shuttered Lutheran church in Queens early Monday morning and used paper records - some up to a century old - to fuel the flames, officials said. The custodian of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ozone Park just happened to be working a double shift and was across the street taking out garbage when he noticed the lights on inside the sanctuary's community center at 85-15 101st Ave. at about 2 a.m. He walked inside to see the hallway's linoleum floors had been charred and all gas burners in the kitchen had been turned on - with a can of Easy-Off on top of the stove.

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  13. Clergy, believers call for fair Illinois budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Chicago Tribune

    The Rev. Emily Heitzman, of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, and other protesters gather as part of a Moral Monday rally outside the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago on June 1, 2015.

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  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about the Confederate flag, getting hitched and GermanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Examiner.com

    ... off on one of the most controversial subjects in America today. Earnhardt popped the question inside a Lutheran church that family had attended through seven generations and 300 years. Friday Earnhardt said he had been planning to ask the question ...

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  15. Trinity Lutheran Church in Milford celebrates 60 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Milford Mirror

    As Trinity Lutheran Church in Milford celebrates its 60th anniversary, its leaders are looking at the church history, but they are also looking to the future to determine exactly where religion and church fits into peoples' lives today. The story of Trinity Lutheran Church started in 1953, when conversations about starting a Lutheran congregation in Milford began between the Rev.

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  16. Romeoville Church Says Goodbye to Long time PastorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Patch.com

    The Good Shepherd Church Council announced recently that their long time pastor, Reverend Suzanne Anderson-Hurdle, will be leaving the congregation at the end of June, 2015. Pastor Suzanne has been the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ELCA since July 1, 1997.

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  17. Rosa Young film debuts in Selma, Ala.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

    ... She died 10 years later, at age 81, and is buried in front of the first church she helped plant: Christ Lutheran Church, in her birthplace of Rosebud, Ala. Kalonji Gilchrist, right, who played Rosa Young's father in "The First Rosa," and a friend ...

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  18. Hong Kong youths enjoy Topeka visit, clean airRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Capital-Journal

    ... Lutheran Primary School in the Tuen Mun area of Hong Kong. They are guests this week of members of Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 S.W. Gage. While in Topeka, the youths are assisting Monday through Friday evenings with vacation Bible school at Faith ...

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  19. Church bridging cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Journal Gazette

    Editor's note: In 2013, Dr. Shelly Habecker, a cultural anthropologist at IPFW and member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, conducted ethnographic research among church families to learn about their experiences and their children's African and American identity choices in the United States.

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  20. Peters pastor elected bishop of Lutheran districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | O-R Online

    McMURRAY – The Rev. Jamison Hardy, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Peters Township and a member of Peters Township School Board, has been elected bishop-president of the English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

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