Herewith Bishop Dr. H. George Anderson and Bishop Dr. h.c. Rolf Koppe agree to consider the agreement of partnership between the EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (ELCA) and the EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN GERMANY (EKD), which formally expired in February 1997 after a duration period of six years, as valid until one of the parties sees the need to implement changes or to give notice of termination.
This agreement is based on the good experiences of both our Churches by working together as partners with the endeavour to keep on and, where possible, to intensify this cooperation.
Hannover, April 1998
The Rev. Dr. h.c. ROLF KOPPE
Chicago, April 1998
The Rev. Dr. H. GEORGE ANDERSON