|2||Interim Colleague Group,
|2||Youth Ministry Network,
Holy Trinity, Dubuque, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
|4||Synodical Women’s Organization
Board, 8 a.m.-noon
|5-7||Rural Ministry Conference, Wartburg
Theological Seminary, Dubuque
|11||Synod Council, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|16||Day of Renewal, Nazareth,
Cedar Falls, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
|18||Synodical Women’s Organization
Board (Snow Date)
|18||Resolution Committee, 9:30-11 a.m.|
|26||Safeguarding God’s Children,
St. Peter, Greene, 2-5 p.m.
|6||Interim Colleague Group, 9:30-
|6||Youth Ministry Network, First,
Northwood, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
|14||Office Closed, Good Friday|
|19||Confest, Shepherd of the Hills,
St. Paul, Volga, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
|22||Youth Gathering “Getting Ready”
Workshop, Synod Office, Waverly, 4 p.m.
|23||Youth Gathering “Getting Ready”
Workshop, First Lutheran, Decorah,
|23-25||First Call Theological Education
Spring Retreat, American Martyrs,
|27||“How to Teach Generosity Through
Excellence in Fundraising” Workshop,
St. Paul’s, Waverly, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
|27||Assembly Planning, Luther College,
Decorah, 4-6 p.m.
|1||Youth Gathering “Getting Ready”
Workshop, Holy Trinity, Dubuque,
|2||Generosity Network, Synod Office, Waverly, 1:30 p.m.|
|4||Interim Colleague Group, 9:30-
|4||Youth Ministry Network, St. John,
Guttenberg, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
|20||Synodical Women’s Organization
(tentative), 8 a.m.-12 noon
|29||Office Closed, Memorial Day|
|1||Interim Colleague Group, 9:30-
|1||Youth Ministry Network, St. John,
Charles City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
|9-11||Synod Assembly, Luther College,
|11-14||WIYLDE (Wholly Iowa Leadership
Discipling Event), Luther College,
Tri-Synodical Fall Theological Conference
Sept. 24-26, 2017
West Des Moines, Iowa
Mark your calendars for the Tri-Synodical Fall Theological Conference in September. This event is an opportunity for rostered ministers (pastors and deacons) and spouses from the three Iowa ELCA synods to relax, rejuvenate and be refreshed with their colleagues.
The 2017 event features keynote presenters Bishop Guy Erwin and Pastor Anna Madsen. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be in attendance. The conference includes theological discussions, worship services, group meals, and designated free time.
Synod Assembly Dates
|June 9-11, 2017||Luther College, Decorah|
|June 8-10, 2018||Wartburg College, Waverly|
|June 14-16, 2019||Luther College, Decorah|
|June 12-14, 2020||Wartburg College, Waverly|
2016 Churchwide Assembly approves key actions
Some 945 voting members, including 17 from the Northeastern Iowa Synod, approved a number of key actions during the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the highest legislative authority of the church. The assembly gathered Aug. 8-13 in New Orleans
The assembly elected a new vice president, accepted the “Declaration on the Way” ecumenical document, approved a strategy to accompany migrant minors, approved the Ministry of Word and Service roster, and more.
Surviving the Holidays Video
Our own Pastor Steve Brackett, assistant to the Bishop, is featured in the online “Surviving Bad Holiday Special” discussing how to survive the pressures of the holidays. Surviving Bad is a video series on the MC22 YouTube Channel which explores ways to handle difficult issues.
Safeguarding God’s ChildrenSunday, March 26, 2017
St. Peter, Greene
This free training session provides information to help church staff and volunteers learn how to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in their church ministries.
Call 641-816-5531 to register.
Excellence in Fund Raising WorkshopThursday, April 27, 2017
St. Paul’s Lutheran, Waverly
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“How to Teach Generosity through Excellence in Fund Raising”
Congregational leaders are invited to learn financial development and fund-raising strategies at a workshop set for Thursday, April 27, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. This workshop will share basic skills for how to write effective letters, visit with donors, speak to congregation members about estate planning, and receive bequests to the congregation.
2017 Northeastern Iowa Synod AssemblyJune 9-11, 2017
Martin Luther — The Gospel
Make plans to attend the 2017 Synod Assembly June 9-11 at Luther College, Decorah. The event will focus on the theme “Celebrating Renewal: Martin Luther — The Gospel.”
The assembly will include elections, voting on resolutions, seminars, forums, ministry exhibits, worship and communion services, meals, opportunities to connect with old and new friends from the synod, and more.
Companion Synod Eastern Europe & Hungary TripMay 12-24, 2017
Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
The Northeastern Iowa Synod and Wartburg College invite you to join a memorable trip to Eastern Europe to explore our Lutheran connections and to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.
God’s Work, Our Hands SundaySept. 10, 2017
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. The suggested date for the 2017 dedicated day of service is Sunday, Sept. 10. Mark your calendars today! If your congregation cannot participate on this date, please consider another day.
Congregations from across the synod participated in the ELCA’s dedicated day of service — “God’s work. Our hands.” — on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The day was an opportunity for congregations to extend the work they do in their communities every day. The 2016 event also mark the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks on the United States.