June 2014 - The Evangelical Lutheran Church Eesti Synod is now officially registered in the state of New Jersey, USA.
March 2014 - There has been discussion concerning the needs and opportunities to update the ELCES (E.E.L.K.) Bylaws. The original Estonian version as well as its English translation is being reviewed. The review is to consider opportunities to provide each congregation with self-governance and to reduce the Archishop's (Bishop's) administrative rule.
The Bylaw Committee consists of: Asta Auksman, Kalle Kadakas, Gilda Karu, Riina Kallas, Kuno Lill, Valter Must, Heino Nurmberg, Jüri Silmberg, Markus Vaga, ja Toomas Vaga.
November 2013 - A meeting at which 9 congregations were represented was held in Lakewood, New Jersey on November 23rd, 2013. In order to continue the existence and charitable status of the Eesti Evangeeliumi Luteri Usu Kirik it was decided to register the ELCES (E.E.L.K.) in the State of New Jersey with the USA government. The decision was signed by 19 names.
the English translation of the Estonian name might cause confusion with
the existing EELK church, it was decided to register the church with the
English name of
Evangelical Lutheran Church Eesti Synod.
It was decided unanimously to continue working under the agreed agreement made by Archbishop Udo Petersoo, that the ELCES (E.E.L.K.) and EELK churches are in theory one Estonian Lutheran church, but with two distinct administrations. On the basis of this agreement, the doors of the ELCES (E.E.L.K.) are open to everyone and all EELK members are welcome at any of our services and to participate in Holy Communion.
Chairman of the
Assistant Dean of the USA First Deanery, Jüri Pallo,
explained that the leadership position falls upon the oldest
serving minister from the day of his ordination.
the very early stages of developing our identity and
presence, the website is launched for the Estonian
Evangelical Lutheran Congregations League.
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