Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Suomi Synod)

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Suomi Synod) (1890)

merged intoLutheran Church in America (1962)

The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church was formed in 1890 in Calumet, Michigan. It used the liturgy of the Church of Finland.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 55 177 19,978
1929 58 178 22,264
1935 56 183 38,005
1937 - 179 37,384
1941 - 187 27,687
1943 - 178 28,185
1944 - 237 28,365
1947 - 172 29,153
1950 77 178 29,606
1951 85 178 22,144
1952 85 165 29,753
1953 87 164 31,853
1954 92 163 33,314
1955 92 163 33,314
1956 95 157 35,672
1957 94 155 37,071
1958 106 153 35,963
1959 103 155 36,264
1960 103 153 35,529
1961 105 153 36,274

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]