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the council on the question of pulpit and altar fellowship with other denominations was not sufficiently decided.
The synod is represented in the States of Michigan and Indiana, having in all 11,482 communicants. Its church edifices have an average value of $3109 and an average seating capacity of 276. There are 12 halls, with a seating capacity of 550.
This is the oldest body of Danish Lutherans in this country, having been organized in 1872. It is connected with the Church of Denmark, which sent missionaries to this country, who helped to organize Danish congregations and a little later to form them into a synod.
It has congregations in fourteen States and in the Territory of Utah. Its territory stretches from Maine to California, forming a belt across the northern portion of the country. It has 131 organizations, with 75 edifices, having an average seating capacity of 198 and an average value of $1741. The total number of communicants is 10,181, more than half of whom are to be found in the States of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. The synod is divided into 9 districts. There are 42 halls, with a seating capacity of 2175, used as places of worship.
This body was formed in 1875. It has 23 organizations, distributed among nine States. These organizations own 23 church edifices, with an average seating capacity of 329 and an average value of $4829.
12.—THE DANISH ASSOCIATION IN AMERICA.
This association was formed in 1884, chiefly by Danish ministers, who withdrew from what was then called the Norwegian Danish Conference, not because of doctrinal or ecclesiastical differences, but because of reasons growing out of differences of nationality.
It embraces 50 organizations, with 33 church edifices, having an average seating capacity of 173 and an average value of $1357. There are 15 halls, with a seating capacity of 480.
SUMMARY BY STATES.
The Synod of Icelanders was organized in 1885. By far the larger part of this synod is in Manitoba.
It has in this country 13 organizations, 4 church edifices, with an average seating capacity of 325 and an average value of $1800, and 1991 communicants. It is represented in two States only, Minnesota and North Dakota. There are 9 halls, with a seating capacity of 750.
This is a small German body whose organization dates from 1886. It is represented in seven States and the District of Columbia, having 21 organizations, 19 church edifices, with an average seating capacity of 279 and an average value of $4958, and 5580 communicants.
This is a body of Finnish Lutherans constituted in 1889. It has II organizations, 8 church edifices, with an average seating capacity of 230 and an average value of $1548, and 1385 communicants, of whom 1265 are in Michigan and 120 in South Dakota.
This body was constituted in 1890 by the union of three synods, viz., the Norwegian Augustana Synod, organized in 1860, the Conference of the Norwegian Danish Church, organized in 1870, and the Norwegian Anti-Missouri Brotherhood, organized in 1887. The Brotherhood separated from the Norwegian Synod because they could not accept the latter's views respecting the doctrine of absolute predestination. The union of these three bodies was due to a movement to bring together, as far as possible, all Norwegian Lutherans in one body. Hauge's Synod and the Norwegian Synod, however, still maintain a separate attitude.
The United Synod embraces eighteen States in its territory. It has 1122 organizations, 670 church edifices, and 119,972 communicants, of whom 49,541 are in the single State of Minnesota. The average seating capacity of the churches is 277, and the average value $2312. There are 393 halls, with a seating capacity of 29,185.