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Synod Calendar

2016 Synod Assembly
May 6-7
Coralville Marriott
Event Registrations

May 6-7, 2016

Love Like Jesus
June 16-19, 2016
Des Moines
Remember in Prayer
 In our prayers we express the depth of our love for God with our heart, our soul, our strength, our mind and by loving our neighbor. More prayers...  
For Donation
Swedesburg Lutheran Church has 175 With One Voice hymnals, including the Leader's Edition; 50 Renewing Worship Songbooks (2003); and 175 Hymnal Supplements (from 1991). If interested contact Mary McLerran 
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Synod News
Health Assessment Deadline April 30th
Portico offers a 1% discount on health contributions to reward employers for encouraging those with ELCA-Primary health benefits to take the Mayo Clinic health assessment. The Southeastern Iowa Synod has not yet met this goal. 

What does it mean to you? If the Southeastern Iowa Synod earns the health discount, you'll save 1% on your ELCA health contributions for the entire year. Collectively, the ELCA can save more than $1 million if all synods (and employers within a synod), seminaries, and churchwide ministries qualify for the discount. If you haven't yet taken the assessment, do it today, the opportunity to earn the discount ends April 30th. Take it now!
Churchwide News
Youth Gathering Planning Team
The Gathering is primarily planned and led by amazing volunteers who serve on 15 planning teams. Starting April 1, we will be accepting applications from individuals who would like to participate in the planning process. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2016. Learn more and apply. 
Congregational Activity Guide
2016 is a year for us to be "All In" for ELCA World Hunger – for everyone to be involved – every congregation, every member, every friend. To show your commitment, join us this summer by participating in one or more of the activities featured in the Congregational Activity Guide. It’s designed to complement events and activities that your congregation may already have planned. Find full activities, fundraising ideas and resource tips. Download
Synod Events
2016 Synod Assembly
Join us for the 2016 Assembly of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, as we gather under the theme, Drawn to the Light of God, with an eye toward how Christ, the Light shines in our varied ministries and in every corner of our lives. May 6-7, 2016 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

Discounted online registration ends Apr 29. Register online now

Hotel rooms at the Marriott Hotel are sold out. There is an additional block of rooms available at the Hampton Inn. See more

Hymn Sings
Participants of the Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will be sharing in several "Hymn Sings" throughout the assembly. Please share your top three favorite hymns and we'll add them to the mix.  Add your favorites

Assembly Offering
This year's assembly offering is designated for "Ministries of the Southeastern Iowa Synod.” This means that the offering will be used to support the top priorities of the synod, namely, Leadership development and support, consultation with congregations (particularly councils), and ministries related to alleviating hunger and poverty.

Pre-Assembly Materials Available Online
​The Pre-Assembly report contains an orientation, standing rules, a schedule, reports from conference, commission, committees and ministry partners. It also includes important financial information, nominations, and other business items. Find it on the Synod Assembly website.
You're Invited
Conference on Early Childhood Brain Development
May 31-June 2
The Kiwanis Club of Des Moines is showcasing Wil Blechman, MD, noted speaker on early childhood development, for a series of talks/discussion groups on how brain development and nutrition play such a huge role in a child's well-being and future potential.
Learning for Life at Wartburg Seminary
In the Name of Jesus: Baptized and Called, Fed, and Sent is a Learning for Life event at Wartburg Seminary June 5-8, 2016. This inspirational event offers participants, both clergy and lay persons, who are serving their neighbors in Jesus‘ name, time for
personal renewal, spiritual practices and discernment, 
high quality education and Bible study, and Spirited worship.

Feed your faith, think more deeply about following Jesus, and meet people who share the Christian journey. Be renewed in your commitment to discipleship and experience the Risen Christ!

Speakers include Former Presiding Bishop of the ELCA Mark Hanson, Ginger Anderson-Larson, Dr. Diane Jacobson, Dr. Winston Persaud, and the ELCA Revival Team’s Rev. CeCee Mills. More information and registration...
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