Synod News
The Water and The Witness
The Water and The Witness is the theme for the upcoming 2018 Synod Assembly. Join us in supporting water-related ministries of the ELCA with a bucket.

Buckets are available to any group or individual that will commit to raising or contributing at least $500 toward a special offering at the Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly. ALL of that offering will support water ministries of the ELCA.
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Churchwide News
Save the Date April 3-5, Washington, D.C. 

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, will join ecumenical and inter-religious partners for Act Now: Unite to End Racism April 3-5 in Washington, D.C. The focus of the three-day event will be a rally April 4 on the National Mall. 

The event, organized by the National Council of Churches in Christ in the USA, will bring together many ELCA members from across the country. The ELCA is a founding member of the council. All are invited to join Bishop Eaton at the event. 

April 3, 7 PM - St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Ecumenical Service of Repentance in the tradition of Orthodox Holy Tuesday
April 4, 9-10:30 AM - Lincoln Memorial - Interfaith Service of Prayer and Preparation
April 4, 10 AM-2 PM - Washington, DC Mall - Rally on National Mall
April 5 - Lobby Day - Make our voices heard!
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Upcoming Events
2018 Synod Assembly
The Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will meet May 18-19, 2018 at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, Iowa.
Synod Assembly Registration is now available online.
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Nurturing Hope in Bethlehem and the West Bank
A Day with The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and Bright Stars of Bethlehem

Friday, February 23, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bethesda Lutheran Church
Ames, IA

$25 Registration Fee includes lunch
Free-Will Offering will be received for Bright Stars of Bethlehem. The day will include keynote presentations from The Rev. Dr. Raheb, workshops and worship.
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You're Invited
2018 National Workshop on Christian Unity 
The Workshop is the largest gathering of its kind. Presentations and working sessions on more than a dozen current topics and issues - including moving into communion, advocacy, ministry to refugees, confronting racism, civil dialogue. Speakers include several national church body leaders: J. Herbert Nelson (Presbyterian Church USA), Bishop Ken Carter (United Methodist Church), Bishops Denis Madden and Mitchell Rozanski (Roman Catholic Church), Jim Winkler (U.S. National Council of Churches), Alyson Barnett Cowan (Canadian Council of Churches). Lisa Sharon Harper (Evangelical Covenant Church) is the 2018 Theologian-in-Residence. Take the opportunity to engage with others committed to lifting up unity in carrying out Christ's mission.

Excursions available to sites in Washington, DC, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Immediately following the Workshop, plan to stay for Ecumenical Advocacy Days. For information, and to register, go to
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We pray to know and trust God’s ways and paths, truth and word, mercy and steadfast love, and that we will treasure and demonstrate in our daily life these truths and qualities for the sake of the world.
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