My paternal grandparents were ELCA, which meant I visited a few times. My (very conservative) parents viewed the ELCA as uncomfortably liberal, but the pastor who preached my grandfather’s funeral gave a great gospel message.
My knowledge of LCMS is limited to what I picked up when I served as a substitute music leader at our big local LCMS church one Sunday a few years ago.
WELS are the folks who won’t participate in the traditional post-game prayer in our church softball league. (I’ve been out of that league for a couple of years, but I wonder a bit how the prayer works now that the local mosque has a team in the league…)
And whatever Lutheran flavor they have in England must be OK since they can claim John H as a member.
That’s all I’ve got.