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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
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 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