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Who We Are

In Jesus’ Name. Proclaim the Gospel – Make Disciples – Do Justice.

Metropolitan Chicago Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

We are Christ’s body in the world called to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and do justice, in Jesus’ name. On this page you will find information about the faith and values that drive us, as well as the leaders who support and guide us.

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Our Synod

Hours and Calendar MCSELCA

Synod Office Holidays and Closed Days

    • New Year’s Day
    • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Good Friday
    • Easter Monday
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Independence Day
    • July 5 – Day After Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Day after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day

Synod Snapshot

Synod Snapshot

  • Located in Northeast Illinois, in Chicago and its surrounding area.
  • 173 active congregations
  • 4 counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Lake
  • 8 conferences What is a conference?
  • 79,543 baptized members as of 2017

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Synod Resources

Congregation Map MCSELCA

Congregation Map

Find our more about how our synod is divided and organized using our maps:

View conference map→

View Google Map of Churches and Communities →

ELCA Research and Evaluation

ELCA Synod Research and Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation unit of the ELCA collects research on each synod, including the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

Learn more at ELCA’s website →

The Tree MCSELCA

The Tree

The Tree is a powerful symbol for the work of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

View / download The Tree here→

Metropolitan Chicago Synod Office

Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

In Jesus’ name: we proclaim the gospel, make disciples, do justice.

THE METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD IS A RECONCILING IN CHRIST SYNOD

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