United Lutheran Church in America

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United Lutheran Church in America

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1918-1962

History

In 1918, three German-language Synods (General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America, the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the USA, and the United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South) merged to form the United Lutheran Church in America. These groups had worked together for some time prior to the merger, issuing a Common Service in 1888, forming a Home Mission Arbitration Commission in 1907, and removing doctrinal differences by constitutional amendment in 1911. The Evangelical Lutheran Zion Synod joined the ULCA in 1920, followed by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North America in 1942. In 1962, the ULCA became part of the newly formed Lutheran Church in America.

The Pacific Synod of the United Lutheran Church in American included Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia.

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Sources

"United Lutheran Church in America." Christian Cyclopedia, 2000, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. http://cyclopedia.lcms.org/.
"United Lutheran Church in America, Synods of." Christian Cyclopedia, 2000, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. http://cyclopedia.lcms.org/.
"North American Lutheranism." Encyclopedia Britannica. http://britannica.com.

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