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By Faith: Honoring and Celebrating Suomi Seminary

September 21, 2019 8:00 am - September 22, 2019 5:00 pm EDT

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From 1904 to 1958 Suomi Seminary served as the theological training institution for pastoral leadership in the Suomi Synod (Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church). Over this period of time the Seminary prepared and graduated men called to serve in various capacities, both within and outside the Suomi Synod. What came to be called Suomi College and Seminary would grow and evolve through 1958 at which time the seminary was relocated.

The rich history of the Suomi Seminary and the lives and ministries of its graduates will be honored and celebrated September 21-22, 2019 on the campus of Finlandia University. This event,“By Faith,” will gather living alumni, family of alumni, the bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Synod (ELCA), other special guests, area clergy, synod and community members, and Finlandia students, faculty, and staff.

By Faith Schedule of Events

Saturday September 21

2:00 p.m.    By Faith: A Festival of Hymns and Organ

Rev. Peter Vorhes & Fr. Corbin Eddy at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock

4:00 p.m.    Rudolph & Darley Kemppainen 1st Annual Lecture Series: The Taste of Sourdough Bread: Authentic Lutheran Preaching in Contemporary America

Rev. David Van Kley at The Chapel of St. Matthew, Finlandia

5:30 p.m.    Reception & Dinner (Ticketed: $20/plate)

Finnish American Heritage Center, Finlandia

Sunday, September 22

(All events held at the Chapel of St. Matthew, Finlandia)

10:30 a.m.    Dedication – Sculpture: By Faith

11:00 a.m.    Community Worship

Preacher: The Rev. Katherine Finegan, Bishop, Northern Great Lakes Synod (ELCA)

12:00 p.m.    Reception and Dedication – “The Place of Grace”




September 21, 2019 8:00 am EDT
September 22, 2019 5:00 pm EDT
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Olivia Myers


Finlandia University
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Hancock, MI 49930 United States
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