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News from Central Great Lakes Synod
Abstract: Bishop Noe-Effingway reports on the Churchwide Assembly and proposes celibacy for all clergy in the Central Great Lakes Synod.
Having failed in his bid to succeed ELCA Secretary Lowell Almen, Central Great Lakes Synod Bishop Thorvald ("Wally") Noe-Effingway has issued a pastoral letter that is sure to make his name a household word throughout the Central Great Lakes Synod. In the letter, Bishop Noe-Effingway summarizes the results of the churchwide assembly and urges celibacy for all clergy in the synod until the ELCA has adopted a social statement on sexuality. Early rumors are that requests for mobility forms in the Central Great Lakes Synod have quadrupled.(Vol. I, xl August 16, 2007 )