Synod Calendar

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 

August 2019
 1 m Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
5-10   ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Milwaukee, Wis.
16   Candidacy Committee, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 2019
2 m Office Closed, Labor Day 
3   Executive Committee, Synod Office
5   Interim Ministry Colleague Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
5   Youth Ministry Network, TBA, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
8   “God’s work. Our hands.” ELCA Day of Service
12   New to Synod, Synod Office, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
21   Fall Leadership Event, St. Paul’s, Waverly, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
21   Synod Council, St. Paul’s, Waverly, 1-4 p.m.
22-24 m Tri-Synodical Fall Conference, West Des Moines


Upcoming Dates

June 14-16, 2019   Synod Assembly, Wartburg College, Waverly  
Aug. 5-10, 2019   2019 Churchwide Assembly, Milwaukee, Wis.  
Sept. 8, 2019   “God’s work. Our hands.” ELCA Service Day  
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.  


ELCA Day of Service – Sunday, Sept, 8, 2019



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


Read More about the Churchwide Assembly


Tri-Synodical Fall Conference

Sept. 22 – 24, 2019
West Des Moines, Iowa


Rostered ministers and spouses from the three Iowa ELCA synods are invited to gather for fellowship, worship, learning and group meals at the Tri-Synodical Fall Conference.


The event will feature the theme “Faith Formation as Shared Mission.” Featured speakers will be Deacon Dr. Jeremy Myers, associate professor for Augsburg University, Minneapolis; and Deacon Chelle Huth, director of Lifelong Learning and Certificate Studies for United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. They will look at how faith formation should go beyond the congregation and into the communities.


ELCA Secretary Chris Boerger will present at one of the sessions and will preach and preside at the Monday evening worship service. 


The event will take place at Faith Lutheran Church, Clive, and at the Sheraton, West Des Moines. A group rate at the Sheraton of $102 per person is available to book until Sept. 8. 


Learn more and register online at these links:
Conference Schedule

Register online and reserve a room.