Western Iowa Synod
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Pre-Assembly Rostered Leader Gathering

Please make plans to join us for the Pre-Assembly Rostered Leader Gathering on June 10, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs.  Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP so we may have an accurate count.  Your attendance is highly encouraged!!
We Are Church Together
Rostered Leader Report

If you haven't done so, please fill out your Rostered Leader report ASAP!  You may click here to access the correct report.  Click on the synod tab, and download the report that best describes your call.  These forms also help us to make sure your contact information is current.
A & C Forms

A&C Forms--Have you submitted???  If not, please have someone do so promptly.  This link will take you to the online form for completion.  Go to the Form A & C box on the right.  If you need assistance filling this out, contact Pastor Jeff Ungs at 712-732-4968, ext. 449, or jeff.ungs.rev@wisynod.org.
Rostered Leader Reports

PLAN - IT Event, for Pastors & Youth Leaders
Making it up as I go” or “Flying by the seat of my pants” is not making for successful ministry. 
PLAN-IT:    Better planning = Better Ministry
Plan your whole program year! Come by yourself or bring a team! 

Location: St John Lutheran, Carroll
Date: April 30th
Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Cost: $20/person (meal included)      Team of 3 or 4: $50
Please email Lynn Egesdal with any questions!                  
Register Here
Plan-It Flier
Make Health Changes That Last and Earn $$$$$
Take the Mayo Clinic health assessment and, if you have ELCA-Primary benefits, earn $150 wellness dollars. Act by April 30, and help your sponsoring organization earn a 1% discount on ELCA health contributions, too. But don’t just take it for the money. Take it because it’s an opportunity to pause and truly listen to what your numbers, your body, and perhaps your doctor or loved ones have told you.

Access the health assessment directly through myPortico — no need for a separate Mayo Clinic username and password. Be sure to use your own myPortico account; couples cannot share one.

For best results, have this information ready: height; weight; blood pressure; cholesterol values, including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides; blood sugar or A1C value.
Get Started Here

Step it up, Make a Change that Lasts”.
Answer this question for yourself “Am I living a healthy lifestyle to support my physical and emotional health?” Use your answer to choose the option that fits you best: 
Option A: Strengthen Your Health
Most of us have work to do to better care for our physical and emotional health. If that’s true for you, use the GO! Challenge to create a meaningful, durable change in your lifestyle. Consider inviting others to join you. Earn your $250 wellness dollars when you achieve your intended change and report it on Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online.
Option B: Strengthen Our Community
If you’ve demonstrated over time a commitment to caring for yourself, physically and emotionally, take Portico’s “I’m Living Well” survey so that your experience can help others. Earn $250 wellness dollars when you complete the “I’m Living Well” survey and report it on Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online.

If you choose option A and feel you have completed it in whatever timeframe, you just log into ‘MyPortico’ and link over to Mayo’s site and check that you have completed it.  If you go with Option B, you complete the survey then go over to the Mayo site and check that you did the survey.  You can find all the information about this here
Join the FitBit Challenge!! Many of our rostered leaders have fitbits or something comparable. Find a couple colleagues and encourage one another, cheer one another on to meet your step goals for the day, week or month. It's more fun to do it together instead of alone.  Search on your fitbit app for other rostered leaders that you know and get started. Lynn Egesdal is looking for rostered leaders to join her. Look her up and friend her!! The challenge is on!!
Western Iowa Synod
318 E. 5th Street, Storm Lake, IA  50588 |  712-732-4968  | lynn.egesdal@wisynod.org