Season of Epiphany of our Lord

Adoration of the Magi, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ ” ~ Matthew 2:1-2

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.

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

Celebrating Renewal

Katherine von Bora Luther — Faith in the Home

The Northeastern Iowa Synod continues its focus on “Celebrating Renewal” in 2019 by recognizing Katherine von Bora, Martin Luther’s wife, and faith in the home. Katherine von Bora was a former nun who became wife and mother to Luther in a marriage based on equality and mutual love of the church and family, setting a new standard for Protestant domestic life and faith in the home.

Read more about Katherine von Bora in the January 2019 issue of the synod’s Star newsletter.



Read about the 2018 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, which met at Wartburg College in Waverly with the theme “Celebrating Renewal: Philip Melanchthon — Education.

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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 Statewide Lutheran Disaster Response Team — a partnership of LSI and the three Iowa synods of the ELCA — has mobilized to support Iowans impacted by the tornadoes that hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant on July 19. Learn how to support this effort.

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Members of the Conference of Bishops of the ELCA shared a statement regarding reports that the U.S. government was planning to discontinue financial assistance to Augusta Victoria Hospital and five other East Jerusalem hospitals.

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Star Newsletter Headlines

Shared ideas bring faith practices home

The best is yet to come

Synod bookkeeper is ready to start a new chapter

A New Opportunity for Congregational Renewal

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