Synod News
Resources available for Lent
One Bread. One Body. is a six-week Lent resource for your congregation that includes worship resources, reflections, and faith formation activities under one unifying theme, which is also the theme for the 2019 Synod Assembly.
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Churchwide News 
Annual Report Covers
The 2018 Annual Report Cover is now available for congregations. If your congregation wants to order a four-page hard copy, they are now available. These are also available electronically for download through the ELCA website.  Learn more...
Congregational Reports
All congregations should have received Congregations Reports forms via mail. You will also be able to fill these out online filing system in the next week or so. 

The password to file online was included in the physical copy sent to your congregation at the end of December.  Contact  Kathy Smith, Associate for Administration at the Southeastern Iowa Synod if you have any questions or need your password,
Upcoming Events
Rostered Women's Retreat: A Wrinkle in Time
Join other women in ministry for the Women's Retreat for Rostered Ministers. Registration includes meals and housing. We will meet at the Stone Center at EWALU from February 10 to February 11. For more information contact Rev. Beth Wartick,
Register online
ConFESt is a synod-wide event to enhance and support congregation confirmation ministries by exploring churchwide connections, engaging servant learning, and creating community. This is an event for confirmation students and their leaders. 

This event occurs at two locations, 

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church, Clive
1:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Get flyer and register online
You're Invited
Explore the Legacy of Bonhoeffer -Rock Island
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, there will be a performance of "A View from the Underside" which is a one-person stage play on the life and writing of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, January 27
2:00 p.m.
Tri-City Jewish Center
2715 30th Street 
Rock Island

Support the mission and ministry of the Southeastern Iowa Synod by making a donation using our secure online donation page.
To report your congregation’s mission support intent for 2019. 
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Pray for newly elected leaders, judges and officials across our nation, that they be filled with wisdom, compassion, a deep sense of justice, and a desire to build relationships where schisms exist — for the well-being of all people and communities, especially where there is poverty, hardship and inequality.
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