Come, thou long-expected Jesus


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

In Advent we celebrate how Jesus comes to us as a baby in Bethlehem, as a victor at the end of time, and each time we gather as a community around word and sacrament.

Connect with a Northeastern Iowa Synod congregation where you can celebrate these gifts, 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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Registration is open for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit set for July 15-19, 2015. Find resources, travel tips, fund-raising ideas and more to prepare for this event.

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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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  • Grateful Thanks from LSI
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Synod Assembly
  • Men’s Retreat


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