Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Denomination type: Lutheran Bodies
Year Reporting: 2006
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Description: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada was organized in 1985 through a merger of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada (ELCC) and the Lutheran Church in America—Canada Section.

The merger is a result of an invitation issued in 1972 by the ELCC to the Lutheran Church in America—Canada Section and the Lutheran Church—Canada. Three-way merger discussions took place until 1978 when it was decided that only a two-way merger was possible. The ELCC was the Canada District of the ALC until autonomy in 1967.

The Lutheran Church in Canada traces its history back more than 200 years. Congregations were organized by German Lutherans in Halifax and Lunenburg County in Nova Scotia in 1749. German Lutherans, including many United Empire Loyalists, also settled in large numbers along the St. Lawrence and in Upper Canada. In the late 19th century, immigrants arrived from Scandinavia, Germany and central European countries, many via the United States. The Lutheran synods in the United States have provided the pastoral support and help for the Canadian church.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 600-177 Lombard Ave
Address line 2:
City: Winnipeg
State: Manitoba
Zip Code: R3B 0W5
Country: Canada
Phone: 204.984.9173

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Faye Schultz
Position: Executive Assistant
Phone: (204)984-0165

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 174,555
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 174,555
Total Churches: 623
Average Attendance: 46,391
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 485
Other Service to the Church: 92
Retired: 289
Total Clergy: 866

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 447
Pupils: 15,784
Staff: 2,142
Total Individuals: 17,926

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $7,518,028.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $52,343,354.00
Total Financial: $5,986,138,200
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures