ABOUT THE ELCA
Our Saviour Lutheran Church is a member of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the U.S, with more than 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region.
Known as the church of “God’s work, Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the save grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The denomination actively participates in and supports major world-wide assistance efforts, such as programs to reduce hunger, provide disaster aid and eradicate malaria.
The ELCA’s roots are found in the writings and teachings of the German church reformer, Martin Luther, whose work is generally credited with leading to the Protestant Reformation and having a wide-ranging influnence on the Protestant tradition and other aspects of Western civilization.