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Merry Christmas from all of your partners in ministry at the Office of the Bishop!

 
 
 
 
 
Report to the Bishop
The 2017 Annual report to the bishops forms for rostered ministers have been posted. The forms have been modified slightly from previous years. Be sure to save the form to your computer before filling it out and sending it to burk@seiasynod.org by February 15th. 

 
 
Report Forms
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchwide News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Annual Report Cover
Annual report covers are now available to download, order and use for your congregation's annual meeting. Orders for 100 copies or less can be ordered directly at 800-638-3522. 

 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Choose Your Gift
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ConFEST 2017: Act2Day 4 Tomorrow
A synod-wide event to enhance and support congregation confirmation ministries by exploring churchwide connections, engaging servant learning and creating community. 

Act2Day 4 Tomorrow is ELCA World Hunger's event for youth in middle school and high school. Youth will build community with each other, learn more about hunger and ELCA World Hunger, and take time to reflect on how God is calling them to respond to need in their world. Based on Acts 2:42, Act2Day 4 Tomorrow draws on the seven faith practices of the ELCA (pray, study, serve, give, invite, encourage and worship).
 
 
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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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Lutheran Men in Mission Gathering
Lutheran Men in Mission's (LMM) Triennial Gathering will be held July 21-23, 2017 in Minneapolis Minnesota. The BOLD Gathering is a weekend for men to come together to learn, to worship, to network and to be equipped to boldly live out their faith. 

Registration is for the BOLD Gathering is open now. Details can be found by clicking the button below. 
 
 
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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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DONATE TODAY!
Support the mission and ministry of the Southeastern Iowa Synod by making a donation using our secure online donation page.
 
 
 
 
REPORT MISSION SUPPORT INTENT
Don't forget to submit your congregation's 2017 Mission Support intent. Click over to the synod's website for more information.
 
 
Report Intent
 
View the Synod Calendar Online
 
 
 
EVENT REGISTRATIONS

Rooted: Youth Event
Summer 2017


 
 
 
 
 
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
(Christmas Eve) On this day each year, we remember with hope, faith and anticipation the promises God has made and fulfilled through the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, God's real and present gift of love and forgiveness for the world.

(Christmas Day) Alleluia! We give thanks and praise to God for the good news of great joy given to all people in the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God - our light and salvation.
 
 
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FOR THE BULLETIN
Below are bulletin sized articles for copying and pasting into your bulletin

Lutheran Men in Mission Gathering
Lutheran Men in Mission's (LMM) Triennial Gathering will be held July 21-23, 2017 in Minneapolis Minnesota. The BOLD Gathering is a weekend for men to come together to learn, to worship, to network and to be equipped to boldly live out their faith. 

SEIA 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 lyons@seiasynod.org. 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?

 
 
 
 
 
Announcements that appear in this newsletter may be copied and reproduced by congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod in whole or in part without permission. Please credit authors if they are credited within this newsletter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
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