Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ELCA moves closer to full communion with UMC

Church Central:
DALLAS -- The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) advised its church to commit to 'interim Eucharistic sharing' with the United Methodist Church, in a meeting here, March 3-7. According to an ELCA news release, it is a step that may lead to a full-communion agreement between the two churches sometime in the future.


The ELCA has full-communion agreements with five churches. They are the Episcopal Church, Moravian Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Reformed Church in America and United Church of Christ.

Wow. In theory, an ordained minister like myself could move from the UCC to the Lutherans to the Episcopalians, and perhaps eventually to the United Methodists. Christ's dream "that you may all be as one" seems to be moving right along.


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