Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada
Classification Protestant
Orientation Lutheran
Origin 1966
Branched from American Lutheran Church
Merged into Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCC) was a Lutheran Christian denomination active in Canada from 1966 to 1985. Prior to gaining autonomy, its congregations comprised the Canada District of the American Lutheran Church. The first presiding officer of the ELCC was Karl Holfeld.[1]

On May 3, 1985 delegates at the convention of the Alberta-British Columbia district of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod formed the Lutheran Church–Canada, an autonomous Canadian church.[2][verification needed]

On January 1, 1986, the ELCC merged with the Lutheran Church in America - Canada Section, to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.


  1. ^ http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/evangelical_lutheran_church_in_canada.html
  2. ^ Pound, Richard W. (2005). 'Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates'. Fitzhenry and Whiteside.