ST. LOUIS — Membership in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) has continued its decades-long decline, with a loss of more than 25,000 people from 2003 to 2004, the denomination announced. But at the same time, the church group’s congregations increased their total contributions by $51 million. Congregations related to the St. Louis-based denomination reported 2,463,747 baptized members, a figure that…
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