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July 7 and July 14
Synod Center for Ministry 
Iowa City
Remember in Prayer
For the wonders, beauty and life-stirring energy of summer, we give thanks and praise to God, the source of nature, all living things and the universe. More prayers...  
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Synod Blog: Hunger and Iowa State Extension
By Rev. Paul Ostrem
Partnering with community resources can play an important role in addressing the needs of hungry people in communities in this synod. There are Extension Specialists located in all parts
of this synod who would welcome conversations about possible partnerships for various projects or efforts in a given community. Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines and Windsor Heights
Lutheran Church have both been involved with Extension the rest and get resources
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Where does my offering go?
This infographic highlights ministries made possible through the Mission Support dollars of congregations. Download it to use in your congregation. 
It's not too late to take your Portico Health Assesment and particpant in the Go Challenge
In fact, now is the perfect time to achieve your goal and earn up to $400 wellness dollars using Portico’s GO! Challenge. Get started today by taking your Mayo Clinic health assessment. In just 15 minutes, you’ll:

  • Earn your first $150 wellness dollars
  • Find out if you qualify to work with a Mayo Clinic health coach (if you take the assessment by June 30)
  • Get a personalized report that points you toward a healthier lifestyle

You might have wondered if the health assessment is still open. Yes! April 30 was the deadline to help sponsoring organizations earn a 1% discount on health contributions, and we're pleased to announce that every organization earned the discount for the second year in a row. But members and spouses with ELCA-Primary health benefits can still take the health assessment through Sept. 30. If you haven't taken yours yet, take it today!
Upcoming Events
Lunch and Learn – Understanding the Complexity and Implications of Racism
In an effort to continue understanding the complexity and implications of racism, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invited congregations to participate in webcasts with William B. Horne II, a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clearwater, Fla., and a member of the ELCA Church Council, serving as host. Eaton and Horne have had three on-camera conversations about the church’s efforts in defining and confronting racism, advancing racial justice and more. “Talking about race and racism is hard work for most of us,” said Horne. “Our Christian witness compels us to confront our sinfulness in all forms from within and outside of ourselves. It is more beneficial if we do it together.”

July 7 and 14, 2016; 11:30 – 1:00 at the Synod Center for Ministry in Iowa City. 

Bring a sack lunch and watch presiding bishop Eaton’s webcasts on confronting racism with conversation to follow.  This is a two-part series. RSVP here
Rooted: High School Trip
The Grand Canyon and Southeastern Iowa Synods of the ELCA are excited to announce Rooted, a partner synod journey aimed to strengthen one another for life and mission within the body of Christ.

Registration opens in October 2016. Learn more
You're Invited
One Year to Live Men's Retreat 
September 16-18, 2016 
Poynette, WI

This is an experience for men where hearts and souls can be strengthened by the call of Christ. It is sponsored by Lutheran Men in Mission.  Over 300 men have attended OYTL's in Wisconsin since 2009.  Many have found it to be a spiritual and life impacting experience, different from any other retreats or conferences they have attended. Commitment to attend from Friday 5:30pm to closing on Sunday at 3:00pm is required.

One Year to Live Retreat video testimonies, promotional, scholarship and registration information is available at  Events/One Year to Live page.   Space is limited. Register ASAP to ensure your spot.  The $175 registration fee includes lodging, meals and retreat materials. There are discounts for early registrations, younger men and seminarians.  
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jim Schieble, call or text (920) 763-3433. 
Save ther Date! Jr. High Student Lock-in at UNI
This year the LSC Lock-in is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at 7pm – Saturday, October 15 at 7am. Please add this event to your calendar, and promote it to your youth. This lock-in is a great opportunity to introduce Jr. High students to campus ministry, learn about Christ, & have fun. The Wellness & Recreation Center has a climbing wall, swimming pool, basketball courts, racquetball, & volleyball. We offer midnight worship, pizza, games & activities throughout the night. Learn more...
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