An ELCA Bishop Writes to a Former ELCA Pastor

Back in April, Pastor David J. Baer wrote to Bishop David Zellmer of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA, thanking him for releasing Immanuel Lutheran Church,  Whitewood, from the ELCA, and informing him that he was resigning from the ELCA roster, having been accepted into the NALC, along with the church.

Four months later, Bishop Zellmer responds, telling him he is no longer a pastor anywhere, is not to call himself a pastor, not to preach or celebrate communion, not to wear vestments, etc. You have to read it for yourself.

I never got a letter like that from the ELCA when I left.