Synod News
Holy Week Greeting from Bishop Michael Burk
Day of Prayer 
A reminder that Bishop Burk is spending Tuesday, April 16 in prayer for pastors, deacons, congregations, and ministry Partners of the Southeastern Iowa Synod. 
Show us your bags in action
Special thanks to Trinity Lutheran Church in Walford for tagging this great photo of their bag in action.  

Send us your photos or tag them online so that we can share at Synod Assembly and beyond. We want to see all the tangible ways our faith communities are using their bags!

Send photos directly to or tag #SEIABag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Synod Assembly 
Information and registration are available online for the 2019 Synod Assembly to be held May 10-11, 2019 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. See the webpage for registration, lodging information, information on submitting resolutions, and more. 
See more and register
Churchwide News 
ELCA Church Council approves measures addressing sexism, embracing authentic diversity 
The Church Council of the ELCA met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago April 4-7.  The council, which serves as the ELCA's board of directors, took action on a variety of matters designed to help move the church's mission and ministries forward.

Council members voted to recommend to the 2019 Churchwide Assembly adoption of the proposed social statement "Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Lutheran Call to Action" and the related implementing resolutions. They expressed appreciation to the task force and churchwide staff for their six years of service in development of the social statement. The ELCA 2019 Churchwide Assembly will meet in Milwaukee Aug. 5-10. Continue reading...
ELCA Primary Health Plan Members Getting Jump Start on Earning 2019 Wellness Dollars
For those of you who are on the ELCA Primary Health Plan and have not started earning your
wellness dollars you can start today and join the 29% of eligible plan members and 19% of eligible
spouses who have already begun using the 2019 Live Well Tool. Get started.
Domestic Hunger Grants
The application window for 2020 ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants opens April 15! Visit to learn more about the grants and how to apply.

ELCA World Hunger will be hosting two webinars to review granting priorities and cover the basics of applying. To call in, simply click on the link below for the date of your choice.
Upcoming Events
Bread for the World Offering of Letters Advocacy Training 
In partnership with Bread for the World and the Office of the Bishop, there will be advocacy training on Thursday, April 25 from 9:30-11:00 a.m at the Synod Center for Ministry in Iowa City.

Learn how to get your faith community involved in the coordinated Offering of Letters. It will be conducted by Bread for the World's midwest senior regional organizer, Rev. Russ Melby, and Steve Panther.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE of charge, but please RSVP to Cristina Barkalow, by Apr. 21

This event will also be available live online via webinar. Register to participate virtually
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You're Invited
Luther Academy of the Rockies 50th Anniversary
June 18 - June 28, 2019
Wartburg Theological Seminary invites you to join with us for 10 days of learning, recreation, and renewal for ministry.
In keeping with Wartburg Theological Seminary’s emphasis on daily worship, each day begins with opening devotions. In addition to educational programs for the adults, age-appropriate daily programs are provided for children and teens (age 4 – 18), as well as childcare for children 3 and under.

Come join us for 10 days in the beautiful Rockies with renowned speakers sharing their wisdom at an incredibly reasonable price! This opportunity is too great to miss!!
For more information, visit our website at:
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Give praise and glory to God for the humility and sacrifice of Christ Jesus on the cross, that we might know and experience true love and life, now and eternally.
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