God came to us at Pentecost

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

“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.” 
~ John 15:26-27

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Celebrating Renewal

Philip Melanchthon — Education

The Northeastern Iowa Synod continues its six-year focus on “Celebrating Renewal” in 2018 by recognizing the role of Philip Melanchthon in the Reformation and his ministry of education, which continues to shape the church.

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Melanchthon worked in close partnership with Martin Luther, helping him translate the Bible and serving as a vital connection between the exiled Luther and the people of Wittenberg. An influential scholar and educator, Melanchthon is credited as the primary author of the “Augsburg Confession” and the follow-up “Apology of the Augsburg Confession,” which describes justification by faith alone and remains essential to the Lutheran faith and practice today.

Read more about Philip Melanchthon in the January 2018 issue of the synod’s “Star” newsletter.


Read about the 2018 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, which met at Wartburg College in Waverly with the theme “Celebrating Renewal: Philip Melanchthon — Education.

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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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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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Read how a Northeastern Iowa community is reaching out to help an Iowa congregation affected by racial vandalism.

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