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

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

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.

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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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Home Life Network helps families pass on the faith

Tell them about the baby born in a manger

Planning for 2017: Synod Assembly, Annual Meetings

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