Synod News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ has written a draft as a step toward the development of a social statement that will be considered by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Draft social statements are a means to invite everyone to participate in the process toward the creation of an official statement. Learn more and read the draft online.

There will be two hearings around this statement in the Southeastern Iowa Synod:

Saturday, September 22, 2018 
Faith Lutheran Church, Clive  
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport  
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchwide News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Youth Gathering concludes
Learn more about what happened in Houston



 
 
 
 
 
Presiding Bishop responds to Supreme Court decision on travel ban
Thus says the Lord: Act with justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow ... (Jeremiah 22:3).

I am dismayed by the Supreme Court's recent decision concerning the president's authority to restrict travel into the United States. It applies to travelers from certain countries based on those countries' inability to provide information necessary for immigration vetting. Strong vetting procedures have already been authorized by Congress and reviews of applications for possible links to terrorism are also in place. Therefore, restricting all travelers from certain countries simply because they are citizens of those countries is deeply troubling. In the past, we have seen the sometimes horrific effects of excluding and marginalizing (or worse) whole classes of people based on their ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity or other characteristics. Continue reading...
 
 
 
 
 
Domestic Hunger Grant Applications
ELCA World Hunger is pleased to announce the 2019 Domestic Hunger Grant applications are available now. 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the Date: Fall Theological Conference
The annual Southeastern Iowa Synod Fall Theological Conference for rostered ministers and congregational program staff will be held September 23-25, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. We will gather around the theme “Leadership and Innovation” with Dr. Bill Withers from Wartburg College, Waverly; the Rev. Michael Hurst from Des Moines; and the Rev. Louise Johnson from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque. Registration information will be available in early July.
 
 
 
 
 
Save the Date: Retired Ministers' Gathering
Join Bishop Burk and retired pastors, deacons, and spouses Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Christ the King Lutheran Church
325 Mormon Trek Blvd.
Iowa City
Registration 9:30 am
Worship 10:15 am Conversation and luncheon to follow
Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 5
By phone 319-338-1273 or by email jordan@seiasynod.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You're Invited
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Workshop -Des Moines
Saturday, July 14. Presenters include Beth Ann Edwards, Joel Gettys, Dr. Kathryn Pohlmann Duffy and Mark Kretsinger-Harries.
 
 
See more and register online
 
 
 
First 1,000 days presentation
The 2017 Synod Assembly passed a resolution on the first 1,000 days initiative. You're invited to an event from the nation’s leading experts on the importance of childhood nutrition & factors that affect children’s brain development! Hosted by the NE-IA Kiwanis District at the Airport Holiday Inn & Convention Center (6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA), Saturday, August 11, you will have the opportunity to attend one or both presentations by esteemed speakers Roger Thurow and Wil Blechman, M.D. A unique & interactive experience, you will also have the option to attend small breakout sessions facilitated by Roger Thurow & Wil Blechman, M.D.  See more
 
 
 
 
 
Lutheran Student Center (UNI) Jr. High Lock-in

Join others at the Middle School Lock-In (open to students in your middle school ministry and the grades you consider to be middle school) is sponsored by the partnership of the Lutheran Student Center at UNI in Cedar Falls and the Northeastern Iowa Synod (ELCA) on October 12-13. This year there will be a focus on the ELCA World Hunger – Global Farm Challenge. 

 
 
More info and forms
 
 
DONATE TODAY!
Support the mission and ministry of the Southeastern Iowa Synod by making a donation using our secure online donation page.
 
 
 
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Synod Calendar

July 4
Synod Center for Ministry Closed

August 9 
 
 
 
 
 
Prayers
We remember in prayer people, communities and regions affected by recent flooding and severe weather that the Spirit will sustain their faith and hope while they deal with loss, damage and the daunting work of recovery and rebuilding.
 
 
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