Lots of lightening strikes from AGW in your neck of the woods?
Not yet ;-)
Maine isn't a hotspot for storms of any sort. We do get some of that AAR (antropogenic acid rain), but the warming parts hasn't manifested.
As to the ELCA's position on abortion, I was quite taken aback. I grew up LCMS, and had no idea that the ELCA was so radically different. Not a happy thing to learn, but I'd rather know it than not.