Synod News
Synod Assembly Summary of Actions
The Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the synod, met May 19-20, 2017 at Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines. The assembly gathered under the theme, "God so Loves the World."

Bishop Michael L. Burk invited the assembly to join in singing "All Are Welcome" and then led the Order for Opening of an Assembly. He declared the thirtieth Southeastern Iowa Assembly to be open at 10:08 am on Friday, July 19, 2017.

To read the complete summary of actions, please click the button below.
Summary of Actions
Lutheran Campus Ministry - ELCA
If you are a young adult, or if you know of a young adult who is looking for a community of friends and a way to express faith, consider campus ministry. Young adults experience unique spiritual, intellectual and emotional challenges. Campus Ministry seeks to strengthen and support them as they learn and grow. Visit the LuMin Lutheran Campus Ministry Network website to learn more about Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Use the referral tool by clicking the button below to find a ministry near you. If you are looking for a school that is not listed, you will be directed to the nearest ELCA Lutheran church.
Referral Form
Churchwide News
ELCA Youth Gathering Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer at the Gathering and help our young people grow in faith and encounter Christ? Serving the youth of this church is a vocational calling that requires careful discernment. Every volunteer must agree to follow the terms of a volunteer code of conduct and submit to a background check by the ELCA. There are four volunteer categories: local volunteers, community life, gathering volunteer corps, and servant companions. The responsibilities vary, and all volunteers (except local volunteers) must commit to being in Houston for one week. Volunteers arrive on Monday, June 25, 2018 and depart Sunday, July 1, 2018. 

Apply at the link below!
Volunteer Application
Upcoming Events
God's Work, Our Hands Sunday
"God's work. Our hands."  Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. The suggested date for the 2017 dedicated day of service is Sunday, Sept. 10. Mark your calendars today! If your congregation cannot participate on this date, please consider another day.

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ - every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life - flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God's grace.

You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2017! For more resources please click the button below.

You're Invited
Become a Pastoral Care Specialist
Classes begin this fall at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.

This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, encouragement and consultation on their work. Participants will reinforce what they already do well and integrate new knowledge and skills into their ministries. For more information click the button below.
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Eastern Iowa Refugee Summit
The Eastern Iowa Refugee Summit is open to all Iowans, regardless of citizenship status, interested in learning more about refugees and services available in Eastern Iowa. 

The summit is Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17, and will begin with a keynote panel addressing how refugees come to and are resettled in Iowa and end with activities bringing together an array of cultures and traditions.

To register and learn more information click the link below.
More Information
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Holy Trinity Sunday: Give thanks for our baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit for being marked as children of God, welcomed to the body of Christ and set on our faith journey surrounded by the care and support of others.
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Stewardship: "All these [apostles] were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers." - Acts 1:14

We all devote ourselves to a variety of things, for a variety of reasons. The things to which we are devoted say a lot about our own stewardship. How are you stewarding your time? How are you using your God-given gifts to make a positive impact in your community and in the world?

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