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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a Protestant denomination that was founded by the union of the American Lutheran Church (ALC), Assocation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC), and Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in 1988. The headquarters for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is located in Chicago, IL.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America consists of approximately 10,470 churches nationwide.*

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Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 638-3522 | Fax: (773) 380-1465
Official Website: www.elca.org



* Data for number of churches collected in 2006 and used with permission by The Association of Religion Data Archives (www.TheARDA.com); original source: National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.