Eucharist and Rite of Reception and Reinstatement

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Join other supporters of the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Lutheran life and ministry for an historic worship service. The service is an opportunity for reconciliation for all who have been separated by church policies barring LGBT pastors from serving and points to a shared future of wider welcome. Seven ELM pastors will be received or reinstated to the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during the service.

Sunday, July 25

4:00-6:00 pm

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA

The pastors include:

Rev. Dawn Roginski, Rev. Paul Brenner, Rev. Sharon Stalkfleet, Rev. Megan Rohrer, Rev. Jeff Johnson, Rev. Craig Minich and Rev. Ross Merkel (not pictured).

Celebrant: Bp. Mark Holmerud, Sierra-Pacific Synod

Preacher: Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

The service is hosted by the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA. All are invited to attend. Reception immediately following.

Service music will be presented by the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus.

All clergy are invited to vest. The color is green. Please arrive by 3:15 if you plan to process.

Contact ELM at info(at) if you have questions.

If you cannot attend, you can watch it online! Click here.