Synod News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ has written a draft as a step toward the development of a social statement that will be considered by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Draft social statements are a means to invite everyone to participate in the process toward the creation of an official statement. Learn more and read the draft online.

There will be two hearings around this statement in the Southeastern Iowa Synod:

Saturday, September 22, 2018 
Faith Lutheran Church, Clive  
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport  
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
 
 
 
 
 
Join Bishop Burk for worship, lunch, and conversation with other pastors, deacons and ministry staff. That same evening Bishop Burk will gather with elected leaders in congregations for fellowship and conversation. 
 
 
See invitation
 
 
Join Bishop Burk for an evening on conversation and fellowship with other elected leaders in congregations. In the morning of that same day, Bishop Burk will gather with pastors, deacons and ministry staff for worship and conversation.
 
 
See invitation
 
 
 
Synod Assembly: videos and bulletin insert now available online
 
 
See videos and inserts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELCA News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We Know the Truth
By Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, this article appears in the June edition of Living Lutheran
Father’s Day is in June. Let me tell you a little bit about my dad. His name was William Frederick Eaton. He was born in 1924 to an Irish Catholic father and a German Lutheran mother. (There were always going to be potatoes and cabbage in my future.) My father was a child of the Depression. Like thousands of his generation, he enlisted in the army during World War II. An Army Air Corps officer at age 20, he flew B-24s and served in North Africa and Italy.

My father, who had an amazing sense of humor, told my brothers and me stories about his time in the army—about the training, the friends he made and the not-quite-regulation antics they pulled. These were 20-year-olds, after all. Only once did he speak about an actual combat operation, and then only briefly. War is about killing, and those we send to serve carry that with them for the rest of their lives. Continue reading...
 
 
 
 
 
ELCA presiding bishop, faith leaders issue statement on family separation
Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth A. Eaton, has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over a recent U.S. government policy calling for more stringent enforcement of federal immigration laws. The policy will most likely result in an increase in family separations.
 
 
Read the full statement
 
 
 
Domestic Hunger Grant Applications
ELCA World Hunger is pleased to announce the 2019 Domestic Hunger Grant application will open soon! Beginning in June, you will be able to learn more about the grants and how to apply by visiting the link below. Applications will be available June 12-August 13.
 
 
Learn more
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the Date: Fall Theological Conference
The annual Southeastern Iowa Synod Fall Theological Conference for rostered ministers and congregational program staff will be held September 23-25, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. We will gather around the theme “Leadership and Innovation” with Dr. Bill Withers from Wartburg College, Waverly; the Rev. Michael Hurst from Des Moines; and the Rev. Louise Johnson from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque. Registration information will be available in early July.
 
 
 
 
 
Save the Date: Retired Ministers' Gathering
Join Bishop Burk and retired pastors, deacons, and spouses Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Christ the King Lutheran Church
325 Mormon Trek Blvd.
Iowa City
Registration 9:30 am
Worship 10:15 am Conversation and luncheon to follow
Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 5
By phone 319-338-1273 or by email jordan@seiasynod.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You're Invited
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First 1,000 days presentation
The 2017 Synod Assembly passed a resolution on the first 1,000 days initiative. You're invited to an event from the nation’s leading experts on the importance of childhood nutrition & factors that affect children’s brain development! Hosted by the NE-IA Kiwanis District at the Airport Holiday Inn & Convention Center (6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA), Saturday, August 11, you will have the opportunity to attend one or both presentations by esteemed speakers Roger Thurow and Wil Blechman, M.D. A unique & interactive experience, you will also have the option to attend small breakout sessions facilitated by Roger Thurow & Wil Blechman, M.D.  See more
 
 
 
 
 
Lutheran Student Center (UNI) Jr. High Lock-in

Join others at the Middle School Lock-In (open to students in your middle school ministry and the grades you consider to be middle school) is sponsored by the partnership of the Lutheran Student Center at UNI in Cedar Falls and the Northeastern Iowa Synod (ELCA) on October 12-13. This year there will be a focus on the ELCA World Hunger – Global Farm Challenge. 

 
 
More info and forms
 
 
DONATE TODAY!
Support the mission and ministry of the Southeastern Iowa Synod by making a donation using our secure online donation page.
 
 
 
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Prayers
Remember in prayer parents and children during the summer months, a time when challenges of child care, hunger and meaningful, safe activities for youth can be complicated and acute; pray for wisdom and inspiration in creating services, programs and activities that support and strengthen families in your community.
 
 
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