Synod News
Request from the Synod Nominating Committee

The synod nominating committee will soon be meeting to assemble a slate of candidates for election at the May 1-3, 2020, synod assembly. There will be elections for synod council, disciple committee, consultation committee, and nominating committee.

The current synod nominating committee is requesting the names of people who the committee may consider for these positions. It is especially helpful to have names of laypersons and also persons of color or whose primary language is other than English. Please send suggestions with contact information along with a brief reason this person is being recommended to the nominating committee chair, Pastor Nate Liedtke at

The Bishop's Shirt
See Bishop Burks's message on gun violence and read Bishop Eaton's letter to Congress on gun violence here.
Churchwide News 
Fight Hunger: proposed rule would limit access to SNAP hunger benefits
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Plan ahead for Lent 2020
 ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving will continue in 2020. Together, we’ll experience how the grace of Christ moves us to engage in transformative works of love around the world through ELCA World Hunger as God calls us into the ministry of hope, liberation and restoration. This year, ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving will focus on hope. Even in challenging times, we believe in God, and we hope in the work God is doing in the world. Visit to download or order additional copies of these resources, and get started on your planning today.
You're Invited
Several job opportunities posted 
Visit the synod's website to see new position listing. This includes a church musician, program coordinator in infant and maternal health, and full-time chaplaincy. See more
Support the mission and ministry of the Southeastern Iowa Synod by making a donation using our secure online donation page.
Submit your congregation's 2020 Mission Intent Form
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Give thanks for the abundant resources God has entrusted to us, and for family, friends and other people who bless and enrich our lives. Give thanks that the spirit of God is generous, compassionate and fair, and that our unique gifts and abilities are brought together in the body of Christ for the sake of the world, especially those in need who have been neglected.
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