The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and a member of the Lutheran World Federation. The ELCA officially came into existence on January 1, 1988, by the merging of three churches. As of 2011, it had 4,059,785 baptized members. It is the seventh-largest religious body and the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States
WELCA web site - Living a Life of Daily Bread A reflection on the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” that explores what you can learn about by baking bread: patience, community, how to be intentional and attentive, and the joy that comes from wide-eyed anticipation. Can easily be used as a one-day retreat, complete with bread-baking!