Adoration of the Magi, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

Season OF Epiphany

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. Visit us on Facebook.

The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action all over the world. Visit the ELCA website to learn more.



Synod Office Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeastern Iowa Synod office remains closed to the general public until further notice. Staff will be working in the office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those coming to the synod office for a scheduled appointment are asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Thank you for your understanding.

Celebrating Renewal

The Northeastern Iowa Synod celebrates renewal by recognizing Johannes Bugenhagen, Parish Pastor of the Reformation. Bugenhagen served as pastor and confessor for Martin Luther, as well as trusted friend and companion.

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After studying Luther’s writing, Bugenhagen moved to Wittenberg where he became part of Luther’s inner circle translating the Holy Bible from Greek and Hebrew to German. Recognized for his exceptional organizational abilities, Bugenhagen applied Luther’s theology to create new church orders and practices for religious services, and schooling and social issues of the church.

Read more about Johannes Bugenhagen in the Star newsletter.



COVID-19 Resources

Find resources to help leaders and members stay connected and resilient during COVID-19 and begin planning for the reopening of in-person worship.

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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 Northeastern Iowa Synod Council has moved the 2021 Synod Assembly to a one-day online event set for June 12, 2021. 

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The three Iowa ELCA synods have partnered with Lutheran Services in Iowa to provide relief for communities affected by the Aug. 10, 2020, derecho line of storms. Congregations and individuals can donate and volunteer toward this effort.

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Star Newsletter Headlines

New online groups help ministry leaders stay connected

God gives us strength along this journey

Who’s missing and how do we know?

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