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Casper Lutherans Win Disability Aware

Date 21 May 1996 12:59:31

News from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

May 21, 1996


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Casper, Wyo., has
been selected from among the 11,000 congregations of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to receive the
1996 ELCA Disability Award.  "The broad participation
of persons with disabilities in the life of Good Shepherd is
obvious," said Dennis Busse, ELCA director for disability
ministries.  The congregation received a plaque and
$1,000.  The ELCA Division for Church in Society grants
the award in cooperation with the National Organization
on Disability (NOD) and the J.C. Penney Foundation.
The NOD is a privately-funded organization which
promotes the full participation of persons with disabilities in
all aspects of society.  The ELCA award honors churches
accessible to persons with disabilities and congregations
which expect members with disabilities to fully participate
in all activities.  "We sing together, pray together,
commune together and serve together," said the Rev.
Steven C. Dornfeld.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is
a 225-member congregation.  The award was presented
during the ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly, May
16-18 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, received the 1995 ELCA
Disability Award.

{ELCA News and Information: 8765 W. Higgins Road,
Chicago, IL   60631; phone 312/380-2963.]

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