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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The ELCA has a powerful presence in the United States and all over the world through the ministries of Lutheran Social Services, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Lutheran World Federation, Lutheran Disaster Response and many more. Each of our 65 area synods has companion relationships with Lutheran Church bodies in countries all across the globe.