Events

 

Synod Calendar

July 2018
1   ELCA Youth Gathering, Houston, Texas
4   Office Closed, Independence Day 
5   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
     

August 2018
2   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
4   Synodical Women’s Organizational Board, Synod office,
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
9   Youth Ministry Network, Trinity, Mason City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
16-17   Candidacy Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
18   LYON, Synod Office, 10-11 a.m.
     

September 2018
3   Office Closed, Labor Day 
4   Executive Committee, Synod Office, 9 a.m.
6   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
6   Youth Ministry Network, Zion/St. John, Sheffield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
9   “God’s work. Our hands.” ELCA Day of Service
15   LYON, Synod Office, 10-11 a.m.
16   Safeguarding God’s Children, St. Paul, Volga, 1-4 p.m.
22   Fall Leadership Event, St. Paul’s, Waverly, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
22   Synod Council, Synod office, 12:45-3 p.m.
     

October 2018
4   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
4   Youth Ministry Network, Decorah (location TBD), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
12-13   Middle School Lock-In, UNI Wellness Center, Cedar Falls
14-16   Fall Theological Conference, Best Western Midway, Dubuque
27   LYON, Synod Office, 10-11 a.m.
22   Synod Council, Synod office, 12:45-3 p.m.
     

November 2018
1   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
1   Youth Ministry Network, St. Petri, Story City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
17   LYON, Synod Office, 10-11 a.m.
22-23   Office Closed, Thanksgiving

 


Synod Assembly Dates

June 14-16, 2019   Wartburg College, Waverly  
June 12-14, 2020   Wartburg College, Waverly  

 


Upcoming 2018 Events

Sept. 9   God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday
Sept. 22   Fall Leadership Event, Redeemer, Waverly
Oct. 14-16   Fall Theological Conference, Best Western Midway, Dubuque

 


2016 Churchwide Assembly approves key actions

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Voting members from the Northeastern Iowa Synod at the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, New Orleans.

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.

Download the Legislative Update from the 2016 Churchwide Assembly.

Download the 2016 Model Constitution for Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the amendments approved by the 2016 Churchwide Assembly. 

View videos from the Churchwide Assembly.

Read Pastor Joelle Coville-Hanson’s recap of the 2016 Churchwide Assembly.

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2018 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly

Celebrating Renewal: Philip Melanchthon — Education

The 2018 Synod Assembly gathered at Wartburg College, Waverly, June 8-10, for business surrounded by word and sacrament, with the theme, “Celebrating Renewal: Philip Melanchthon — Education.”

 

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God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday

Sept. 9, 2018

 

Congregations from the Northeastern Iowa Synod will join others across the U.S. to do service work in their communities as part of “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. 

 

Read More about “God’s work. Our hands.”

 

 

 

Read about the 2016 GWOH day.

View photos from 2015 & 2014.

View Photos from 2013 

 

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Mission project featured in Living Lutheran magazine

 

Check out pages 38-39 of the October 2017 issue of Living Lutheran magazine to read about how the sewing group from Trinity Lutheran of Hawkeye, Iowa, are giving unused canvas bags earmarked for a landfill new life in mission for the church.

 

Two Trinity members presented at the 2017 Northeastern Iowa Synod about how they are repurposing the bags into smaller bags and backpacks for Lutheran World Relief and other non-profit organizations. They have already given away hundreds of the bags for mission and have invited other congregations to join them in this project.

 

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