El Greco, The Pentecost (1596‐1600), Oil on canvas, 275 x 127 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

God came to us at Pentecost

God came to us at Pentecost
God came to us then at Pentecost,
the Spirit new life revealing,
that we might no more in death be lost,
its pow’r over us dispelling.
This flame will the mark of sin efface
and bring to us all true healing.
—Text: Verse 4 of Scandinavian folk hymn; tr. Gerald Thorson, 1921‐2001, alt.

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Celebrating Renewal

St. Elizabeth of Hungary —

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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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Some 365 people gathered at Wartburg College in Waverly for the 2016 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, with the theme “Celebrating Renewal: St. Elizabeth of Hungary — Service.”

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Some 945 voting members attended the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans with the theme “Freed & Renewed in Christ – 500 Years of God’s Grace in Action.”

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Learn how you can help support Young Adults in Global Mission serving in our companion synod in Hungary, along with two young adults from the Northeastern Iowa Synod who are serving in Madagascar.

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