Luther Memorial Church is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church if America (ELCA). The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States with about 4 million members. As a church of the ELCA our faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and that gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder and participate in spreading the good news of God in the world. The ELCA church is a church that is always being made new but at the same time is deeply rooted in Scripture and Lutheran theology.
The mission statement of the ELCA is, “Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake of the world.” This means that as members of the ELCA we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.