United Lutheran Church in America

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The United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA) was established in 1918 with the merger of three independent German-language synods: the General Synod (1820), the General Council (1867) and the United Synod of the South (1863). The Slovak Zion Synod (1919) joined the United Lutheran Church in America in 1920. The Icelandic Synod (1885) joined the United Lutheran Church in America in 1940.

In 1962 the United Lutheran Church in America became part of the new Lutheran Church in America. On January 1, 1988, the Lutheran Church in America ceased to exist when it, along with the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, joined together to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, today the largest Lutheran church body in the United States.[1]

Presidents of ULCA[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Histories of bodies that merged to form the ULCA (Evangelical Church in America) http://archive.elca.org/communication/timeline/1918.html

Other sources[edit]

  • Wolf, Edmund Jacob. The Lutherans in America; a story of struggle, progress, influence and marvelous growth (New York: J.A. Hill. 1889)
  • Bente, F. American Lutheranism Volume II (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House. 1919)
  • Nichol, Todd W. All These Lutherans (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishers. 1986)

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