Facebook message from a friend on the West Coast:
... we dropped the "Lutheran" from our logo etc.... and a sister church in xxxxx used to be First Lutheran... now they changed to xxxxx Christian Church - Their preschool and elementary school did as well.... "
Denominational religion as we know it has run its course in God's plan. Something new is coming to be - not a wholesale rejection of spiritual insights and practices carried by denominations, but a new way of applying them.
As the Head of the Church says,
“Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old.” Matthew 13:52