The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod have released a report on informal dialogue between the synods that began in 2012.
LCMS, WELS & ELS report:
Informal dialogue among synods
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) have released a report on informal dialogue among the synods that began in 2012.
A Report on the Meetings of ELS, LCMS, and WELS Leaders 2012–2015 was accepted by representatives from all three synods Dec. 2, in conjunction with a fourth meeting of the synods held in Jacksonville, Fla. Among the representatives were LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, WELS President Rev. Mark Schroeder and ELS President Rev. John A. Moldstad Jr.
The document serves as a mutually approved report to each synod about the status of the informal discussions and meetings held each December since 2012.
“It has been a joy to meet with and talk with faithful Lutherans from the WELS and ELS,” said the Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, LCMS director of Church Relations. “We pray that the Lord would continue to bless this endeavor and, Deo volente, grant a restoration of fellowship between the three synods at some point in the future.”
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