How Does Angel of Joy Fit In?


     The specific denomination to which Angel of Joy belongs, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has over five million members in the U.S. and was formed in 1987 through the merger of three Lutheran denominations.  (Click on logo at left for the ELCA website.)  The ELCA tends toward the middle of the spectrum in American Christianity on both religious and social issues.  We tend to be neither widely liberal nor staunchly conservative.  We also feel it is important to work cooperatively with other denominations and have close ties to the Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Methodists, Catholics, and many other denominations.

     Since East Texas has few "native" Lutherans, most people who attend Angel of Joy come from diverse religious and social backgrounds.  This helps us to be a warm and welcoming community with room for you!

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