Hawley Lutheran Church to vote on leaving ELCA; it will be the congregation’s second vote on initiating the process; the first failed in May

Hawley (Minn.) Lutheran Church, a congregation of more than 1,100 baptized members, could take the first step Sept. 19 toward breaking with its denomination.

The congregation has scheduled a “special meeting” that day to vote on whether to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Congregation President Clayton Lilleby confirmed the meeting via e-mail Tuesday.

To leave the ELCA, a congregation must pass two votes separated by at least 90 days.

Read more: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/290327/publisher_ID/1/

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