Conservative Episcopalians prepare for their exodus

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From the Los Angeles Times:

St. Luke's
The Rev. Rob Holman will preach a final service Sunday before the congregation moves to Glendale. St. Luke’s left the national Episcopal Church over theological differences, including ordination of a gay bishop. (Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times / October 9, 2009)

The people of St. Luke’s Anglican Church have called their La Crescenta parish home for 85 years. Generations of families have grown up within its historic stone walls.

On Sunday, the Rev. Rob Holman will deliver his final sermon there, an epitaph to a bruising legal fight the congregation waged and lost to practice its conservative brand of Christian theology and hold on to the church.

On Monday, St. Luke’s leaders will hand over its keys to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

The diocese sued to retain St. Luke’s property after the congregation voted overwhelmingly in 2006 to leave it and the national Episcopal Church over theological differences, including the consecration of a gay bishop in New Hampshire.

Click here to read the full story, and look in Monday’s Glendale News-Press for an update on the final sermon.

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Written by Times Community News

October 10, 2009 at 10:50 am

Posted in L.A. Times

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