“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America resulted from a union of three North American Lutheran church bodies: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America.
The three churches agreed to unite in 1982. They formed a 70-member Commission for a New Lutheran Church, which planned the merger. The plan was approved by church conventions in 1986, and the ELCA constituting convention was held April 30-May 3, 1987, with the church actually beginning operations on January 1, 1988.
The ELCA meets in assembly every two years; In 2020 Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe became the Bishop.
* worship God through Word and Sacrament and through the lives of prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.
*nurture one another in the Word of God and grow in faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.
* give our lives joyfully in witness and service.
Each year, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) touches the lives of over 100,000 people through a variety of compassionate social services from adoption to counseling to older adult services. Our programs and services are offered to all, regardless of faith.
As a non-profit agency, LSS relies on the generous support of churches, corporations, foundations and thousands of individuals to continue our mission.
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Lutheran World Relief works with partners in 50 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters. With people in the U.S., we work for justice for those we serve.
U.S. Lutherans, freed and empowered by God’s grace in Jesus Christ and called to respond to God’s love for all people and creation, put faith into action through the mission of Lutheran World Relief. LWR values the contribution of Lutheran theology to our understanding of faith active in love and cherishes our Lutheran heritage and identity. LWR acts on behalf of U.S. Lutherans, the ELCA, and the LCMS as a common expression of our faith through international relief and development.
1650 Church Street
Arkdale, WI 54613
Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
or by appointment
From I-94, take Hwy 21 east from Tomah (40 miles)
From I-39, take Hwy 21 west from Coloma (15 miles)
From Wisconsin Rapids, take Hwy 13 south then west on Hwy 21 (25 miles)
From Wisconsin Dells, take Hwy 13 north then west on Hwy 21 (30 miles)