Events

 

Synod Calendar

April 2021
1 M Interim Ministry Colleague Group, Zoom Meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
2   Office Closed, Good Friday
6   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
7   Financial Task Force, Zoom Meeting, 4 p.m.
8   Youth Ministry Network, Zoom Meeting, 10 a.m.
8   Assembly Planning, Zoom Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
8   Rostered Ministers Lunch & Learn, Zoom Event, 12 Noon
10   Executive Committee, Zoom Meeting, 9 a.m.-12 Noon
13   New to the Synod, Zoom Event, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
13   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
15   Deans, Zoom Meeting, 9 a.m.
15   ELCA Planned Gifts Webinar, 12 Noon
20   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
22   Rostered Clergy Lunch & Learn, Zoom Event, 12 Noon
27   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
27   Bishops Forum, Zoom Event, 6:30-8 p.m.
29   First Call Theological Education Continuing Ed Event, Camp Ewalu, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
     

May 2021
4 M Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
4   Church Council Presidents, Zoom Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, Zoom Meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
6   Youth Ministry Network, Zoom Meeting, 10 a.m.
7   Candidacy Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
10   Registration Deadline for 2021 Virtual Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly
11   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
13   Assembly Planning, Zoom Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
18   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
25   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
31   Office Closed, Memorial Day
     

June 2021
1 M Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
3   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, Zoom Meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
3   Youth Ministry Network, Zoom Meeting, 10 a.m.
6   Synod Council, Zoom Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m.
8   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
12   Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, Virtual Event, 8 a.m.
14-15   Office Closed
15   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
19   Northeastern Iowa Synodical Women’s Organization Convention, Location TBD
22   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
29   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
     

July 2021
1 M Interim Ministry Colleague Group, Zoom Meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
1   Youth Ministry Network, Zoom Meeting, 10 a.m.
5   Office Closed, Independence Day
6   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
13   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
20   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.
23-25   WIYLDE (Wholly Iowa Leadership Discipling Event), Camp Ewalu, Strawberry Point
27   Women Clergy, Zoom Meeting, 1 p.m.

 


Future Dates

Sept. 12, 2021   “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday  
Sept. 20-21, 2021   Tri-Synodical Fall Conference, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, and Live Online  
Sept. 25, 2021   Installation of the new Bishop for the Northeastern Iowa Synod, Trinity Lutheran, Mason City  
June 10-12, 2022   Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa  
June 24-28, 2022 M ELCA Youth Gathering, Minneapolis, Minn.  
Aug. 8-13, 2022   Churchwide Assembly, Columbus, Ohio  

 

 

 

 

2021 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Virtual Assembly

 

 

The Assembly will be a one-day online event based at Redeemer Lutheran in Waverly.

 

All voting members must register online by Monday, May 10, 2021.

 

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Online Synod Sermons & Worship Services

Videos produced by the Northeastern Iowa Synod are available for congregations to use for worship services, Bible studies, devotions or other settings. 

 

SERMON VIDEO LIBRARY

The Video Sermon Video Library contains video sermons produced by synod staff and other rostered ministers from the synod, along with manuscripts for many of the videos, which can be downloaded. 

 

SYNOD YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Video sermons from the Northeastern Iowa Synod can be viewed on the Northeastern Iowa Synod YouTube Channel.

2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Recap

 

The ELCA Churchwide Assembly met at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee Aug. 5-10, 2019, to discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church, with the theme “We are church.” Some 17 voting members represented the Northeastern Iowa Synod.

 

Actions taken during the assembly by the more than 900 voting members:

  • Re-elected Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton to a second six-year term.
  • Elected Deacon Sue Rothmeyer as Churchwide Secretary.
  • Adopted the new social statement, “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: a Lutheran Call to Action.”
  • Approved Constitutional change for Deacons (rostered ministers of word and service) to be ordained, from the previous practice of consecration.
  • Approved a resolution to endorse the World Council of Churches’ “Thursdays in Black” movement for a world without rape and violence.
  • Adopted “A Declaration of Inter-religious Commitment.”
  • Voted to commemorate June 17 as a day of repentance and remembrance of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9 — the nine people who were shot and killed June 17, 2015, during a Bible study in Charleston, S.C.
  • Adopted a resolution to condemn white supremacy.
  • Presented a declaration of apology to people of African descent.
  • Approved a memorial that declares the ELCA a sanctuary church.
  • Celebrated the milestones of 50 years of women’s ordination.

 

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