When did Lutheran church begin?
The Lutheran church began in the 1500s.
I think that there is an Evangelical Lutheran church and a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. ----- The three largest Lutheran denominations in America are the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). There are over 100 Lutheran denominations worldwide.
Worldwide, many Lutheran syonds and dioceses do. The largest and majority Lutheran Church body in the U.S., the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), does ordain women. The much smaller Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) do not and have not within their history.