Synod News

Advent Greeting
Advent is upon us. View the video Advent greeting from Bishop Michael Burk. You never know, you might see some familiar faces!

Advent Greeting

Synod Blog
The Southeastern Iowa Synod has a new blog. Take a look at some Advent ideas. Subscribe so you never miss a post. And, check back for more stories of ministry happening around our Synod. If you have an event or an idea for a story please contact Coco at We would love to tell the story of how our Synod is in this Together. How is your congregation doing ministry and sharing the gospel with your community?

Synod Blog
Advent Photo Challenge
Each day on Facebook the Synod is posting a daily photo and Advent devotional. Please join along with us on spending time in the Word and in prayer during this Advent season. Each day has a theme word/topic and a Bible passage to accompany it. We encourage you to take a picture interpreting what that theme word means to you and post it to social media with the hashtags #pictureadvent and #inthistogether. Don't forget to tag us @seiasynod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Photo Challenge
Churchwide News
ELCA Good Gifts
As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we believe that God is calling us into the world - together. And with generous, loving hands, we can make a difference.

ELCA Good Gifts go beyond your regular congregational offering to support the ministries of the ELCA that mean the most to you and your loved ones. Together, we can do more than we ever could alone, making a huge collective impact on the needs of our church and the world. 

Browse through the catalog or go online to choose from more than 50 gift-giving options. Your gifts reflect God's love, making a difference in people's lives and around the world. Your donations support long-term, sustainable solutions that ensure that these good gifts last for more than a couple days or weeks. They keep on giving for years to come.
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Upcoming Events
Rooted: Synod Partner Journey
The Grand Canyon and Southeastern Iowa Synods of the ELCA are excited to announce Rooted, a partner synod journey for youth aimed to strengthen one another for life and mission within the body of Christ. Registration is now open.
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Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation
Five hundred years ago, one man took a stand that shook Europe and changed the world. Now you can see the story of Martin Luther and the Reformation brought to life through astonishing artworks and historical objects, traveling outside of Germany for the first time ever. Luther used art and the newly invented printing press to challenge Europe's leaders and spread a revolution of religious, cultural, and societal change. This exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, gold, textiles, and works on paper - as well as Luther's personal possessions and recent archaeological finds - that shed new light on an explosive era and the man who ignited it. 

This exhibit is open now through January 15, 2017, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 
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Rooted: Youth Event
Summer 2017

As we shop for Christmas gifts for family, friends and coworkers, we ask God to give us pause and remind us of the benefits, hope and joy that can result form sharing our financial gifts and resources with neighbors in need - in our community and globally.
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Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation: Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art now until January to take a walk through the Martin Luther exhibit. This exhibit brings to life artwork and historical objects telling the story of theologian Martin Luther. The exhibition includes paintings, scriptures, gold, textiles, and works on paper - as well as Luther's personal possessions.

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