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What I’m Celebrating Now: Women in Ministry Special Worship Service

A virtual service to celebrate the ordination of women
by Lee Ann Pomrenke | August 14, 2020

This year the ELCA is celebrating 50 years since the ordination of the first white woman, 40 years since the ordination of the first African-American woman, and 10 years since the ordination of the first LGBTQ woman in our church body and its predecessors. 

In honor of the 50-40-10 milestones, leaders from the Southwest Minnesota Synod of the ELCA hosted a virtual service that premiered this past Sunday afternoon online. Participants included several who have written posts for The Faith+Leader: Melissa Melnick Gonzalez, Sally Messner and Yolanda Denson-Byers.

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Photo by inewistock.

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