I’m not a Lutheran, so I am only speculating here. Perhaps those who are Lutheran can answer my question. The name of the church, the Reformation Lutheran church, implies to me that they are perhaps some sort of breakaway Lutheran church. Please educate me if I am wrong.
The congregation chose “Reformation” as its name. It is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) hence this statement from the national church office.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, the largest Lutheran denomination in the USA. Pro-choice on abortion, sadly.
It got so bad that we left about 15 years ago for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod which is very different from the ELCA
The name doesn’t imply any kind of breakaway group. All ELCA churches choose some kind of name at their beginnings - there are lots of ‘Reformation Lutheran Churches’ out there in the ELCA