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The monthly Star newsletter features ministries and congregations of the Northeastern Iowa Synod, Bishop’s message, stewardship message, prayer calendar, call process updates, and information on upcoming events.

A printed copy is mailed to rostered leaders of the Northeastern Iowa Synod, Women of the ELCA synod leaders, congregational leaders, and synod council members. Electronic versions of the newsletter are available online and by signing up for email delivery.

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2017
January kkk Martin Luther — The Gospel
February   Small Group Bible studies are going places
March   Luther’s preaching advice still applies today
April   Vacation Bible school opens doors to the gospel
May   St. Paul’s Lutheran School nurtures baptismal promises
June   Rural congregations find new ways to grow
July/August   Confirmation classes offer hands-on learning
September    Campus ministries make the Gospel part of student life
     
2016
January kkk St. Elizabeth of Hungary — Service
February   Compassionate Service at LSI
March   ELCA colleges link service, learning with faith
April   Lutherans grow together as servant leaders
May   Lutherans invited to gather in New Orleans
June   Mission teaches seminarians real-life lessons
July/August   Social media and church are a good fit
September   Young Adults in Global Mission
October   Vocations carry out God’s work through service
November   Generations of women together make a difference
December   Home Life Network helps families pass on the faith
     
2015
December   Good intentions turn into service ministries
November   Congregations show thanks for their own
October   Young adults begin a new year of service in Hungary
September   Youth, leaders share about the 2015 Youth Gathering
July/August   Grateful Giving and Love of Stewardship
June   Leaders find spiritual renewal close to nature
May   Bold ministries help spread the word
April   Synod ministries offer leadership opportunities
March   Ethical choices can create bold leaders
February   Darrel Gerrietts Retires/Collegial Ministries
January kkk A Legacy of Bold Leaders
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2014
December   Grateful Thanks from LSI
November   Ministries serve local communities
October   Busy hands do God’s work
September   Young Adults in Global Mission
July/August   Lay members drive synod ministries
June   Candidacy & First Call
May   Mission Project, Synod Assembly
April   World Malaria Day, Outdoor Ministries
March kkk Parish Nurses & Health Ministries
February   Congregations Reach Out with Gifts
January   Lutheran Relief Programs
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2013
December kkk Family Christmas Activities
November   God’s Land is in Good Hands
October   Congregations Fight Hunger
September   Congregations Grow Stewardship
July/August   Synod Trip to Hungary
June   Active Teens in the Church
May   Assembly to Celebrate ELCA 25 Years
April   Colleague Groups
March   Disaster Planning
February   Networks Connect Parishes
January   St. Peter Member Sews for Others

2012
December kkk Encourage Call Toward Ministry
November   Sabbaticals Enrich Ministries
October   Prepare for Youth Gathering in Detroit
September   Congregations ‘Walking Together’
July/August   Stewardship from the Heart
June   Fair Compensation
May   First Call Ministries
April   Candidacy Partnerships
March   Outdoor Ministries
February   Broader church experiences
January   Fall Conference
2011
December kkk Christmas Missions
November   Synod Networks
October   Communities fight hunger
September   Congregations serve local communities
JulyAugust   ELCA Colleges & student service
June   Prep for 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering
May   Synod Assembly 2011
April   Chaplains serve troops
March   LSI changes lives
February   Global Ministries
January   Synodical Women’s Organization
2010
December kkk Sunday schools thrive
November   Lutheran colleges share music
October   Churches’ fellowship, hospitality
September   Campus ministry ready at UNI
July/August   Ecumenical partnerships
June   Youth and family ministries
May   Confirmation festival
April   Churches open doors in inviting ways
March   A Call to Service
February   Planning the Worship and Sacrament
January   Preaching and Hearing the Word