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Published April 24, 2014, 05:05 PM

First woman ELCA Bishop leads daily chapel service at Concordia

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - She comes from a family of beer wholesalers, and she's the first woman to lead the ELCA's four million members. ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is the first female to lead the 10,000 Lutheran congregations’ nation-wide.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - She comes from a family of beer wholesalers, and she's the first woman to lead the ELCA's four million members.

ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is the first female to lead the 10,000 Lutheran congregations’ nation-wide.

She is talking at Hope Lutheran South Thursday night.

Thursday morning, she led the daily chapel service at Concordia.

In recent years, the ELCA has wrestled with sexuality questions and smaller congregations.

But now, there is a sense of renewal in the ELCA.

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton/ELCA: "And there really was this sense, before the church assembly on sexuality, that the rug had been pulled out from us, and you had congregations lamenting the past, but now there are new folks who are saying this is an adventure and longtime members, yeah we will give it a try."

Eaton took over as Bishop last August.

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