The San Francisco Conference of Lutheran Churches, ELCA has a disturbing blog detailing their involvement and participation in non-Christian religious activities.
This conference of ten ELCA parishes along with three affiliated outreach ministries celebrated “Pluralism Summer” last year. Here is how they describe it.
“As we approach the final third of our 'Pluralism Summer,' I’m reminded of how much I still have to learn. Our guests have fed us with such a rich banquet of information, personal stories and experiences: from chanted Baha’i prayers to a Wiccan guided meditation to a Sufi’s reflections on Ramadan – and more.
And there’s still good stuff to come: Sufism Reoriented, Hindu, Secular Humanism, Sikh, as well as a woman extraordinarily ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. At the end of the summer, we’ll go off on a congregational retreat to Mercy Center, where one of their specialties is a program of East/West meditation. We’ll get to spend some time with Fr. Greg Mayers, who is both priest and Zen master.
Some people may see this venture as a slippery slope into relativism, but I would heartily disagree.” (see here)
One of the churches involved also hosted a “goddess craft sale” and "goddess Harvest Festival” last fall. Among the many activities was a workshop conducted by Mz Dionne Kohler, Drumming Priestess. Mz Kohler writes -
“I am guided by Gaia and the rhythms of Our Mother Earth. As the Spirit Moves
you...please join us, Nov. 16th & 17th.”
Another workshop was titled, “Energize, Renew and Uncoil Your Divine-ness with Kundalini Yoga” (see here)
Below are the 10 parishes that are part of the The San Francisco Conference of Lutheran Churches, ELCA
Christ Church Lutheran, ELCA
Pastor Steven P. Sabin
Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran, ELCA
Pastor Stacy Boorn
First United Lutheran, ELCA
Pastor Susan M. Strouse
(Dean, San Francisco Conference of Lutheran Churches)
Pastor Susan’s Blog at http://progressivechurch.wordpress.com/
Grace Lutheran Church, ELCA
Lutheran Church of Our Savior, ELCA
Interim Pastor David Rohrer
St. Francis Lutheran Church, ELCA
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, ELCA
Pastor Elizabeth Ekdale
St. Mary and St. Martha Lutheran Church, ELCA
Pastor: Stacey Siebrasse
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of San Francisco, ELCA
Saint Paulus Lutheran Church, ELCA
Pastor Dan Solberg
2/6/2014 01:56:17 am
The ELCA’s *real* mission statement (the one it actually practices while ignoring the sententious one displayed on its website) continues to devolve apace. Currently it’s “Many gods, many paths. What would you like us to believe today, world?”
2/6/2014 07:50:27 am
Glad to see that we Catholics are well-represented -- a woman priest and a Zen master.
2/6/2014 08:46:13 pm
If one wanted to keep the succinctness of the current ELCA motto while correcting its pretentious mendacity, here's one example of truth in advertising: "God's work. We contravene."
1/22/2020 01:17:44 pm
Yup. Expect a fire sale on lots of ELCA church property.
John Klingler Salem NH
2/7/2014 11:11:49 pm
I think that ELCA has decided that the only way they will survive is to join with Universalist-like congregations. Watch soon for the merging of ELCA with some non-Lutheran organization.
2/24/2014 10:19:13 am
Don't be surprised to see an Episcopal Lutheran Church in
1/22/2020 01:16:25 pm
Oh well. "Just because you find a mouse in the cookie jar doesn't necessarily make it a cookie."
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