Upcoming Events - Mark your calendars!
Retirement: What Does It Mean...This Third Chapter of Life?

An invitation for pastors & spouses to join us.....

When: August 13-14 (1:30 pm Thursday - Noon Friday)
Where: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 5200 Glen Ave, Sioux City
What: A time of worship, conversation, discovery, listening & planning 
Cost: $25 and includes Thursday dinner, snacks and materials

Topics to be explored include:
  • Who am I...when I retire?
  • What am I living for?
  • Who am I living for?
  • Where will I live?
  • Will I have enough money to live?

Speakers include: Bishop Rodger Prois, Jennifer Prinz (Portico) and Richard Bruesehoff (Spiritual Director).

For hotel reservations, contact Quality Inn & Suites, 4230 S. Lakeport, Sioux City, IA, (712) 274-1400.

 Please remit payment to: Western Iowa Synod, 318 E. 5th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588.  Registration is available online.
Register Here
Bishop's Charity Golf Outing
Join us for a morning of golf on August 21st.
We will be golfing at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course,
1417 Nelson Ave, Fort Dodge. 

Shotgun start at 10 AM and lunch will be served at 12:30.

The $50 registration fee includes green fees for 9 holes, cart rental and lunch.

This year's beneficiary will be The Church of the Damascus Road.

Registration for the event is required and payment is requested prior to Wednesday, August 19th.

Checks can be mailed to: Western Iowa Synod, 318 E 5th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588.
Please note "Bishop's Charity Open" in the memo line. 
We hope you will form a team and make plans to join us!!
Register Here
Senior High Mystery Road Trip

When: August 21-23, 2015  (Begins at 4 pm on Friday and ends on Sunday)
Where: 4:00 pm - Begin in Storm Lake at the Western Iowa Synod Mission Center, 
             318 E. Fifth St
Cost: $75/person + extra spending money
What: ???????? (It's a mystery trip!)
Register Here
Fall Convocation

Join rostered leaders from throughout the synod, and their spouses, for a time of worship, learning, conversation and restoration September 27-29 at Lutheran Lakeside Camp. Dr. Craig Nessan, Wartburg Theological Seminary, will be this year's keynote speaker.

Presentation & discussion will include:
Raising up leaders today.
What does it mean to be Church?
What about the Priesthood of All Believers?

When: September 27-29, 2015
Where: Lutheran Lakeside Bible Camp
Cost: $165/person and covers meals, snacks, facility and presenter costs.
Registration is available online. 

Housing reservations must be made separately.
Options include: Lutheran Lakeside, (712) 336-2109 or AmericInn Okoboji, (712) 332-9000 (make sure to ask for the group rate for the Western Iowa Synod). 

Please register by Monday, September 21.
More information can be found in the brochure below.

We look forward to seeing you!

Fall Convo Brochure
Register Online
Jr and Sr High
Youth Gatherings
Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Nov. 13-15: 6th-9th grade
Nov. 20-22: 9th -12th grade

Christian faith begins with God’s gracious gift of salvation through believing in Jesus Christ. However, it was never intended to remain just a set of ideas or beliefs. God gives us gifts, talents, time, and resources so that we can serve the people around us. This Recharge will both energize and equip youth to discover their gifts and passions, and give practical ideas for ways they can get out into the world and Do Something!

Mark your calendars and watch for upcoming
registration information!!
Companion Synods Fair

  • Learn more .... about the key model of accompaniment
  • Learn about companion synod and congregation relationships
  • Fellowship and fun: Tanzanian style auction, Chilean Wine and snacks!

When: September 12th, 2015
Registration: 9:00 am
Programing: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: St. Mark Lutheran Church, Storm Lake

Mark your calendar and watch for more information soon!!
Travel to the Holy Land....
The Western Iowa Synod Peace Not Walls network warmly invites you to join in its transformational travel opportunity to the Holy Land...

Travel Logistics/Parameters:
  March 28-April 13, 2016 (14-17 days total, final dates yet to be confirmed)
Cost:    approximately $3,500-4,000 per person
More information will be available soon on our website!
  2016 Youth Mission Trip to Tanzania
Have you ever thought about or dreamed about going to Africa? If so, here is an opportunity you don't want to pass up!!

It's time to apply now!!

More information here!