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Churches stay with ELCA, for better, worse

October 29, 2010

For many Lutherans in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the past year was spent deciding where they belong. After the synod approved homosexual men and women to become ordained pastors in ELCA churches while involved in a monogamous, same-sex relationship, some Lutherans stayed in the synod when others voted to leave.
While hundreds of churches decided to leave the ELCA after the August 2009 decision became public, other churches in the synod stayed.

NALC formed after rules change

October 29, 2010

Area churches took a stand and said ‘No’ to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s vote to allow ordained pastors to be in same-gender, monogamous relationships. Now they've formed a new synod, which they say, follows the “sacred scripture.”
When churches started leaving the ELCA, the North American Lutheran Church was formed and chartered Aug. 27 in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, there are about 50 churches that officially left the ELCA after two votes per congregation to leave and a dismissal from the synod council. Most of those churches joined the NALC.

Weekend of October 30 - November 1, 2010

October 29, 2010

Bonnie Pauline Lloyd Jones, 87, of Hudson, died Oct. 23, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1775 Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir.
Interment will be at Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, N.Y.

Bomb found on cargo jet

October 29, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in Dubai intercepted an explosive device bound for a Chicago-area Jewish institution aboard a cargo jet, officials disclosed Friday, triggering a worldwide alert and fears that al-Qaida was attempting to carry out fresh terror attacks.

A second package — like the first, shipped from Yemen — was discovered aboard a plane in England. It, too, was addressed to a Jewish organization in the Chicago area, although there was no immediate confirmation about its contents.

Gourd Lady to appear on Jay Leno Show

October 29, 2010

Margaret Sparkman, also known as The Gourd Lady, will appear tonight on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno show.
The show starts at 11 p.m., and this is the second time Sparkman will appear on the Jay Leno show.
Also, don't miss Sparkman on The Today Show on Monday.

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