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The Evangelical Lutheran Church establishes a Synod for Georgia and Florida

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07/20/1860
A convention of four ordained and four lay members organized the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Georgia and Adjacent States on July 20, 1860.  Its jurisdiction comprised Georgia and Florida and in its first report the following year enumerated five ordained ministers, eight congregations, and more than three hundred members.  It also reported that it had joined the General Synod of the Confederate States.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry Eyster Jacobs, John Augustus William Haas (editors), The Lutheran Cyclopedia (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899), 499.

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