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By Faith: Celebrating Suomi Seminary Schedule of Events

August 2, 2019

Members from the 1953 Suomi Seminary Class

Finlandia University will be hosting By Faith, an event honoring the Suomi Seminary and remaining living seminarians on September 21-22, 2019. The full schedule of events has officially been finalized and those interested in attending may RSVP here. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the event by making a donation in honor of a loved one, you may do so here.

Questions about the event can be addressed to Doreen Korpela at doreen.korpela@finlandia.edu or 906-487-7201.

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”



About the Suomi Seminary

The seminary was active from 1904 to 1958 as the theological training institution for pastoral leadership in the Suomi Synod, part of the 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.

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