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1330Re: [LutheransLookingEast] Question for former Lutherans

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  • Todd Harman
    Aug 15, 2009
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      I would have to agree with the "cold turkey" line of thought. Recognizing that you may be involved in something that might "require" you to stay involved for a little while - until someone else takes over, is trained etc.
      I stayed involved in certain posts - and since my heart was not even close to being "in it" - I'm sure my performance was not quite up to the "Glory of God" standard expressed by St. Paul.

      However - you should certainly explain why you are leaving to those who ask and leave in the spirit of love. Randall said it best - God places everyone in our lives for a reason, and nothing I've come across in Orthodoxy prevents Lutheran-Orthodox friendships.
      I'll certainly pray for you - but again I think you should simply leave, especially if your path is taking you toward the Orthodox Church.
      --- On Sat, 8/15/09, Kimberly Sparling <belleartmom@...> wrote:

      From: Kimberly Sparling <belleartmom@...>
      Subject: [LutheransLookingEast] Question for former Lutherans
      To: LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 10:29 AM


      I have been wondering for a few weeks now how to go about actually *leaving*
      the Lutheran church where I have been an active member for the past 5 years.
      I have been attending an Orthodox church with my family for the past month,
      and would like to continue doing that. My dh and I did not attend the
      Lutheran church together, at the time he still had a paid position in the
      music "ministry" at the Methodist church we previously attended.
      So I feel kind of weird still performing my duties in things like LWML (I
      am a circle leader), picking up and delivering bread for our food pantry,
      etc. I am also council secretary and my term ends this year, so obviously I
      was going to decline if they ask me to continue that responsibility.
      Do I quit "cold turkey" and resign from everything? I have never done this
      Kim S.

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