Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This blog is moving to the new ELM Website

Thanks for visiting the blog for Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries!

This week we launched a new website. Click here to visit the new site.

We have incorporated our blog into the new site, so from now on, please drop by our home page to see what is new with ELM.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

ELM Celebrates as Rev. Steve Keiser Received to ELCA Clergy Roster

Rev. Steve Keiser was received to the ELCA clergy roster this morning during the 11 a.m. worship service at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion in Philadelphia. Bishop Claire Burkat, ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod preached at the service and presided at the Rite of Reception.  Keiser is pastor at Holy Communion, along with Rev. Kari Hart.

Rev. Keiser is the 15th pastor who was extraordinarily ordained to be received onto the ELCA clergy roster.  Other ELM pastors and other LGBTQ rostered leaders have also been reinstated or received onto the ELCA roster.

The ELCA Rite of Reception is the formal rite developed by the ELCA to receive ELM roster members who had been extraordinarily ordained onto the ELCA clergy roster.

Click here to read an article about Rev. Keiser and Rev. Jay Wiesner from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod's site.