Synod News
Emanuel Documentary
How can forgiveness follow a hate crime that left nine dead? “Emanuel,” tells the story of the 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME Church, interviewing the survivors and families of the victims. Find a screening near you

Conversation Resources Available
Conversation resources will be available soon for those that wish to hold a discussion on the film. Please let Erika Uthe know if you would like a copy of the resource. If you plan on hosting a conversation, please let Val Harlynn,, so it can be added to the listing of events. 

Scheduled Conservations 
Davenport: Showing June 19, 7 pm, at Davenport 53 Theater. Get your tickets and join the group of Lutherans from several congregations to watch “Emanuel” followed by a group discussion at All Saints Lutheran (5002 Jersey Ridge Rd) in Davenport.

Des Moines: Attend a showing either June 17 or June 19 at one of several area theaters. Attend the conversation on Thursday, June 20th, 6:30 pm at Trinity las Americas UMC (1548 8th St, Des Moines, IA 50314.) For more info visit 
Questions? Contact Rev. Emily Ewing, 
Synod Assembly
Photos, videos, and bulletin inserts are now available online from the 2019 Synod Assembly. Read the full summary, see the actions of the assembly and more on the website.

NEW! Wendy Davidson's second talk and Rachel Alley's talks are now available. There are also resources from Rachel Alley available online. 
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Churchwide News 
Gathering, Word, Meal and Sending
By Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, this article originally appeared in the June issue of Living Lutheran
Liturgy is important—not each constituent part—but the basic structure of corporate worship: gathering, word, meal and sending. It’s a discipline Lutherans willingly undertake because it helps individuals and the entire community express our connection with other Christians throughout the world and across the ages.

When we gather, it’s not simply a group of like-minded individuals. We gather in Jesus’ name and we gather as the body of Christ. “So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another” (Romans 12:5). Continue Reading...
Mark your calendar! “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sept. 8.
Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this day of service. Whether your congregation prepares meals for neighbors in need, cleans parks and beaches, or writes thank-you notes to emergency responders, your service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: All of life in Jesus Christ — every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life — flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. 
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A 60-day journey toward justice in a culture of gun violence
This new resource includes a summary of church statements and teachings related to gun violence. The 60 days of prayer, scripture, stories and church teaching begins June 16. Read more here.
Know a graduating senior? 
You can refer a student to Lutheran Campus Ministries on their new campus. It's an easy way to get them connected with their new community. 
Refer a student
Upcoming Events
2019 Tri-Synodical Fall Conference
The Tri-Synodical Fall Conference will be held in West Des Moines, September 22-24, 2019. Deacons Jeremy Myers from Augsburg University and Chelle Huth from United Seminary will serve as keynote speakers under the theme Faith Formation as Shared Mission.
Learn more about the event
Administrator's Network Meeting
Join other administrator’s and treasurer's for the Administrator's Network Meeting on
Thursday, June 20 from 9:30-12. 

This is a time to gather with folks from across the synod to learn about resources available for your congregation, and to discuss Portico, financial and church tax requirements.
Jennifer Prinz, Portico, Region 5 Representative, will facilitate conversation about congregational responsibilities in enrolling and ending coverage, reporting payroll changes, monthly payments, and philosophy of benefits. Synod Treasurer, Deacon Jodi Schuman, and Kathy Smith, Associate for Administration, will facilitate conversation about church finances and accounting.

This workshop is offered at no cost for congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod. Anyone serving in an administrative or financial role is welcome. Questions? contact Kathy Smith,, 319-338-1273.
Learn more and register
You're Invited
20th Annual LSC Middle Scool Lock-in (UNI)
This lock-in is sponsored by the partnership of the Lutheran Student Center at UNI in Cedar Falls and the Northeastern Iowa Synod (ELCA). College students of UNI are there to help staff the event. You or other adults are welcome to accompany your youth at the lock-in free of charge.

October 11-12, 2019 at UNI campus
Registration deadline is Sept. 27th. $40 per youth. 
Learn more and register
Support the mission and ministry of the Southeastern Iowa Synod by making a donation using our secure online donation page.
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Ask God to help youth and young adults seeking summer employment, that they will find open doors and opportunities for using their skills and gifts. Pray that we will find ways to share our wisdom, help them network for jobs and demonstrate our support for them through words of encouragement. 
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