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June 25, 2010

ELCIC Eastern Synod Meets in Assembly; Delegates Re-Elect Bishop Michael Pryse

/The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's (ELCIC) Eastern Synod is meeting in assembly June 24-27 in Toronto, Ontario. The 2010 Eastern Synod Assembly commenced Thursday afternoon and Opening Worship Service was held in the evening.

The first ballot for the election of Synod Bishop was cast on Thursday afternoon with the results presented Friday morning as the first order of business. Bishop Michael Pryse, was declared re-elected on the first ballot after receiving over 75% of the votes. Bishop Pryse was first elected as Eastern Synod Bishop in 1998.

Further information and highlights from the Eastern Synod Assembly are available online: http://www.easternsynod.org/index.php

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