Advent Season

St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness – Hieronymus Bosch, artist

Advent is a season of hope, expectation, preparation. It is also a time to receive God’s love and grace.

We invite you to connect with a Northeastern Iowa Synod congregation where you can celebrate these gifts, get involved, strengthen your faith, and help your community. 

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Celebrating Renewal

Martin Luther —The Gospel

This year marks the 500th commemoration of the Reformation, traditionally dated Oct. 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany, to protest what he saw as abuses in the church.

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In honor of this anniversary, the Northeastern Iowa Synod has set a “Celebrating Renewal” theme for 2015 through 2020 to recognize historical leaders whose actions helped shape the church today. Throughout 2017, we will honor Martin Luther with a focus on Gospel, which was at the heart of Luther’s ministry. Join us as we examine the Gospel, what it is, and how we proclaim it in Word, deed, sacraments, education, arts and music.

Upcoming Events



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 2017 Synod Assembly gathered June 9-11 at Luther College, Decorah, for business surrounded by word and sacrament. with the theme, “Celebrating Renewal: Martin Luther ­— The Gospel.”

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Flood buckets collected at the 2017 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly are helping families affected by recent flooding.

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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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