Save ULC – Update including a recent letter sent from MNS District to delegates AND a letter of clarification by President Harrison
There is still no word on the court case with ULC (eviction hearing). The MNS District Convention begins on Thursday. This letter was received today by all delegates to the convention. It does actually tell us the probable fate of CLC in Mankato (sold to an LCMS congregation in Mankato). UPDATE – There is also a letter from Pres. Harrison expressing his thoughts regarding the sale of ULC (since the District’s letter cites him as possibly supporting the action).
Here is the letter from President Harrison:
As you well know, I have refrained from involvement in the ULC matter. I am compelled, however, to send this note to you as my name has been used, in part, to justify the action of the board in selling ULC. I want to be very clear to you and for the sake of the good people in the Synod who have been so troubled by this whole affair.
In your presence I acknowledged the board’s legal “right” to sell the chapel. However, I do not in any way, shape, or form, condone the sale of ULC. It is a tragic mistake, which has unleashed a blizzard of sin on all sides. Our life together has been deeply embittered.
I continue to name you in my daily prayers, as I have from the beginning of this affair, praying the Lord would grant us all repentance and rescue us from our sinful selves.
Fraternally in Christ,
Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
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