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Central Missionary Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States.

By 1833 the Ev. Luth. Syn. and Ministerium of North Carolina, the Ev. Luth. Syn. of West Pennsylvania, the Ev. Luth. Syn. of Maryland, and the Ev. Luth. Syn. of Virginia had each est. a miss. soc. In October 1835 the Cen. Miss. Soc. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the US was est. at Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Purpose: “to send the gospel of the Son of God, to the destitute portions of the Lutheran Church in the United States, by means of missionaries, and by assisting for a season, such congregations of said church as are not yet able to support the gospel, and ultimately to co-operate in sending it to the heathen world.” Socs. in mem. syns. of The General* Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the USA became branches of this cen. soc., which by 1836 est. connection with the American* Home Miss. Soc. See also Heyer, Johann Christian Friedrich.

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