Synod Calendar

April 2019
4 m Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
4   Youth Ministry Network, Redeemer, Waverly, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
9   Assembly Planning Committee, Wartburg College, Waverly,
4-6 p.m.
19   Office Closed, Good Friday
25-26   Youth Ministry Network Retreat, Ewalu, Strawberry Point
27   LYON, Synod Office, 10-11 a.m.
28-30   First Call Theological Education Continuing Education Event, American Martyrs, Cedar Falls

May 2019
2 m Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
3   Candidacy Committee, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
27   Office Closed, Memorial Day

June 2019
6 m Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
6   Youth Ministry Netowrk, Immanuel, Independence,
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
14-16   Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, Wartburg College, Waverly
16-19 m WIYLDE (Wholly Iowa Leadership Discipling Event),
Wartburg College, Waverly 
17-18   Office Closed
21   Synoical Women’s Organization Board, Wartburg College, Waverly, 7-9 .m.
22   Northeastern Iowa Synodical Women’s Organization Convention, Wartburg College, Waverly

July 2019
4 m Office Closed, Independence Day 


Upcoming Dates

June 14-16, 2019   Synod Assembly, Wartburg College, Waverly  
Aug. 5-10, 2019   2019 Churchwide Assembly, Milwaukee, Wis.  
Sept. 21, 2019   Fall Leadership Event  
Sept. 22-24, 2019   Tri-Synodical Fall Theological Conference, West Des Moines  
June 12-14, 2020   Synod Assembly, Wartburg College, Waverly  
July 20-23, 2020   ELCA Rostered Ministers Gathering, Phoenix Ariz.  
June 29-July 3, 2021 M ELCA Youth Gathering, Minneapolis, Minn.  




2019 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly

Celebrating Renewal: Katherine von Bora Luther — Faith in the Home


June 14-16, 2019
Wartburg College • Waverly, Iowa


The 2019 Synod Assembly will gather at Wartburg College, Waverly, June 14-16, for business surrounded by word and sacrament, with the theme, “Celebrating Renewal: Katherine von Bora Luther — Faith in the Home.”


The Rev. Dr. Kathryn “Kit” Kleinhans, Dean, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, will present the keynote address on Katherine von Bora Luther. The Rev. Brenda Smith, program director for ELCA Faith and Book of Faith, will bring greetings and a report from the churchwide organization.


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ELCA Churchwide Assembly

Aug. 5 – 10, 2019
Wisconsin Center • 
Milwaukee, Wis.


We are church

The ELCA Churchwide Assembly will meet at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 5-10, 2019, to discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church. This year the assembly will gather under the theme “We are church.” 


Among the responsibilities of the assembly will be the election of the Presiding Bishop and Secretary, as well as persons to the Church Council and to churchwide boards and committees. The Nominating Committee of the Churchwide Assembly is seeking the names of people who would be appropriate for positions on the Church Council, the boards of separately incorporated ministries, and churchwide committees. 


A 2019 Nominations Workbook is available to aid in recommending names to the Nominating Committee.


Download the 2019 Nominations Workbook


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