Twice monthly news update for the Western Iowa Synod-ELCA
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Fort Dodge Forum 
Sept. 12, Grace Lutheran 

9:30 a.m. - Coffee & fellowship 
10 a.m.-Noon - Program
Noon - Catered lunch/approx.$8

Forum Fee is $45 per session/per person, payable at the door. Ask about our retired clergy rate.Questions and to preregister, call Dan at 515-576-4106.

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Winds of Hope
Tues., Sept. 10, Christ Lutheran
7073 County Road 16, Rural LeMars.
Host: Pastor Shawn Brooks
Pastor/Counselor Judy Johnson
will present.
Seminary Grad Accepts Call  

The Rev. Tami Groth was installed as pastor at Salem Lutheran in Correctionville; and St. John,Lutheran in Cushing.

Bishop Rev. Lorna H. Halaas officiated the  installation ceremony. Pastor Groth is a receent graduate of Wartburg Seminary.    

Leaders On Leave from Call 
Deacon Lynn Egesdal    
Rev. Joy Gonnerman    
Rev. Tom Hagen    
Rev. Ben McIntire    
Rev. Rodger Prois    
Rev. Grant Van Lishout    
Rev. Sherry Van Lishout    

New WIS Pastors                   
Rev. Jeffrey Hansen
From: NE IA Synod
To: Faith, Odebolt & Bethel, Kiron 
 Accepting Calls in WIS
Rev. Dr. Mike Kroona From: Trinity, Webster City
To: Assistant to the Bishop, Storm Lake

Taking Calls Outside WIS
Rev. Jeffrey Ungs To: Florida-Bahamas Synod

Rev. Del Olivier, Augustana, Sioux City
Rev. Paul Johnston, Trinity, Sioux City
Rev. Lil Johnston, County Road Ministries
Rev. Roger Claxton, Bethlehem, Red Oak; Faith, Griswold
Rev. Leonard Halvorson, St. Olaf, Fort Dodge
Rev. Lowell Hennigs, Emanuel, Council Bluffs
Rev. Stephany Sanborn , Disability
Celebrating Milestones 

Pastor Mike Kroona, Assistant to the Bishop, and Bishop Lorna Halaas join retired Pastor Carroll Lang and his wife, Judy, as they mark 55 years of marriage and Judy's birthday.

The party was held at the Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center, where Carroll is recovering from surgery.



 by Valora Starr

"I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me; hear my words."- Psalm 17:6 

Together, we prayerfully consider...

  • Rev. Joy Gonnerman, passing of her father
  • Marilyn Berka, wife of Pastor Jim Berka
  • Barbara Derby, mother of Melissa Munsen, Trinity Lutheran, Akron.

Synod of Week
South Carolina Synod, Bishop Herman Yoos & Staff

Congregation of Week
Christ Lutheran, LeMars, Pastor Shawn Brooks

Sep 22 - Sep 24
For more information and to register, click here.
Recommended Reading...

One Coin Found, Emmy Kegler
A Tree Full of Angels, Macrina Wiederkehr
Dear Church, Lenny Duncan
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Luther Seminary Kairos Program

Send congregational events, ministries, celebrations for consideration to paula.damon@wisynod.org or julie.cook@wisynod.org.
Western Iowa Synod
318 E Fifth St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588