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Jane Anderson
'One in Spirit'
'One in Spirit'

First come the members of the Second English Evangelical Lutheran Church congregation, greeting friends with whom they have shared potlucks and weddings and baptisms and, more and more now, funerals. Later, through a side door of the brick church, arrive the Oromo Lutherans. Members of a persecuted ethnic group in their native Ethiopia, they meet in an upstairs room to pray for peace in their homeland. Next, the people of The Open Church haul a drum set and flat screen monitor and cart of shiny blue hymnals into the space that the Second English Lutherans have just left. Welcoming each other with long hugs, they recite their congregation's mission statement of "radically...