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The Season of Lent

In this Lenten season, our hearts are opened to receive the gift of Jesus. Connect with a Northeastern Iowa Synod congregation where you can join midweek services during the Lenten season, strengthen your faith and get involved. Visit us on Facebook.

The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action — in millions of ways, all over the world. Visit the ELCA website to learn more.



Our Mission

The Northeastern Iowa Synod makes Christ known by strengthening the witness and service of the whole church.

Synod ministries support and develop leaders, focus on mission, and network the effective ministries of our congregations.

Gifts to the Northeastern Iowa Synod support a variety of ministries, such as scholarships for students in seminary, leadership training, youth ministry, resources for congregations, Young Adults in Global Mission sponsorship, and much more.

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The Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly met June 13-15, 2014, with the theme “Strengthened for Witness and Service.” Bishop Steven L. Ullestad was re-elected to a fifth term. View videos, photos, reports, resolutions and more.

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Mark Sept. 13, 2015, for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday to reach out in service to our communities. 

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Star Newsletter Headlines

  • Darrel Gerrietts leaves his mark
  • Rostered leaders are strengthened through mutual support
  • Spread the Word, not the flu


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