God came to us at Pentecost

El Greco, The Pentecost

“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.”
~ John 15:26-27

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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 married Luther and became a mother. Their marriage was 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.



The ELCA Churchwide Assembly met Aug. 5-10, 2019, in Milwaukee to discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church. View videos and learn more about the actions taken during this assembly.

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Read about the 2019 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, which took place June 14-16 at Wartburg College in Waverly with the theme “Celebrating Renewal: Katherine von Bora — Faith in the Home.

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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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