Synod News
Bishop Election: Synod Ministry Profile
In order to assist the people of the Southeastern Iowa Synod to prepare for the election of a bishop in 2020, the Synod Ministry Profile Committee has created a description of the current status of ministry in and around this synod, noting in particular opportunities, challenges, and pressure points. This profile is intended to be a brief introduction to the synod's current ministry for all who are interested.
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Scam, or spoofed, emails
The office of the bishop has seen a recent uptick in reports of fake emails or "spoofed" emails in churches and religious organizations. If you have any questions about this feel free to contact Val Harlynn, associate for communications,
Learn more about email spoofing
Prison congregation celebrates two years of ministry
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Churchwide News 
Bishop Eaton issues a pastoral message on racism and white supremacy
Centered in Christ, the 2019 Churchwide Assembly was significant in many ways: worship, thoughtful deliberation and prayer led to the adoption of memorials and resolutions that will shape this church for years to come. Among these decisions, this church was called to address the deadly power of racism and white supremacy. Martin Luther's clear exposition of the gospel — that God justifies, that we are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus, and that grace is a gift — not only makes it possible to engage in this work but gives us a framework in which to do it. Continue reading... 

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Upcoming Events
Fall Network Gathering 
Join the Southeastern Iowa Children and Youth Ministry network for their Fall Network Gathering. These gathering days are to make connections with people in children/youth ministries and to share ideas and resources to enhance various ministries in congregations and throughout the synod. Whether you are full-time, part-time, a rostered leader, staff, or volunteer, you are welcome.

Thursday, November 7
9:30 am -2:00 pm
Synod Center for Ministry
Iowa City
Free (lunch donation $5 payable at the door)
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CROP Walk 50th Anniversary
This year is the 50th anniversary of the national CROP Hunger Walk movement, CROP Hunger Walks continue to raise millions of dollars each year to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger. Across the
country, over 1600 local agencies receive funds from CROP Hunger Walks. Learn the location of these events and more about the 50th anniversary online
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 Remember in prayer ministry candidates who have responded to God’s call to ministry and leadership through the church and are involved in the process of preparation, discernment and waiting for assignment. Pray for candidates and their families during this time that can be both joyful and anxious; and pray that leaders and ELCA staff involved in the assignment process will be guided by the Holy Spirit in their discernment and decision-making.
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