Season of Epiphany of Our Lord

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ ” ~Matthew 2:1-2

God’s glory is revealed to us through Jesus, who brings new life and salvation. We invite you to connect with a Northeastern Iowa Synod congregation where you can celebrate these gifts, strengthen your faith, and get involved.

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Adoration of the Magi, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

Celebrating Renewal

Martin Luther —The Gospel
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This year marks the 500th commemoration of the Reformation, which is 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 at the time.

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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 will gather 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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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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