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Chris Gaule

Fargo-based Lutheran synod to elect bishop this weekend

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Although pastors from Grand Forks and Grafton are nominees to be elected this weekend the new bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during a meeting in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, you won’t see lawn signs or billboards or hear campaign announcements on the radio.

Church elections for bishops in the ELCA are rather delicate, and campaigning for the office is seen as sort of a sin.

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