Synod News
Guidebook App
The 2017 Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly guidebook app is now available to download for those who chose to go paperless this year. 

Included in the app are all pre-assembly report documents, information on Friday and Saturday forums, a list of resource tables available, and an agenda and map. 

There will be a guidebook app orientation at both orientation sessions on Friday, May 19th at 8:30 and 9:15 AM in the chapel.

To download the guidebook please follow the link below.

Download Guidebook
Synod Assembly Social Media
Follow our social media team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the synod assembly to join in on the conversation.

Anne Williams

Jealaine Marple

Beth Wartick

Coco Lyons

Bishop Burk

Use the hashtags to follow along.

Synod Social Media
Facebook: Southeastern Iowa Synod - ELCA
Twitter: @seiasynod
Instagram: @seiasynod

Meals from the Heartland

Meals from the Heartland will be providing meal packaging shifts for assembly participants. Sign up for one of six meal packaging sessions that will be offered in Room 101 on Friday, May 19, during the Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly. Each session can accommodate up to 80 packagers and will last 30 minutes. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Meals from the Heartland alleviates life-threatening hunger through:

Education: Offering information and resources about global hunger.
Engagement: Provides year-round service opportunities for people of all ages to serve God and people in need.
Feeding: Partners with meal distribution organizations so that meals can reach hungry people here in Iowa and around the world.

Session 1: Check-in – 7:25, Package 7:30-8:00
Session 2: Check-in – 7:55, Package 8:00-8:30
Session 3: Check-in – 11:55, Package 12:00-12:30 (Assembly Meals Packages first, followed by lunch)
Session 4: Check in – 12:25, Package 12:30-1:00 (Eat lunch first, followed by meal packaging)
Session 5: Check-in – 4:10, Package 4:15-4:45
Session 6: Check-in – 4:40, Package 4:45-5:15

Click the button below to register
Register Here
Churchwide News
ELCA Campaign Update
At the completion of its third year, The Campaign for the ELCA reached 57% of its $198 million, five-year goal. Together, we are strengthening and expanding ministries across this church and with our global companions around the world. See the impact of these gifts in the 2016 campaign report by clicking the button below.
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Upcoming Events
Administrative Workshop
Improving Internal Controls and Security - Top 10 things you can do to protect your congregation
June 8, 2017

What are the top 10 things you can do to protect your congregation? Surprisingly, several simple and inexpensive routine tasks will significantly cut your risk! With an emphasis on prevention and awareness, we'll discuss ways in which churches can effectively improve accounting practices, safeguard accounts, and keep business accounts free of fraud and risk. We'll also discuss the responsibilities of church councils and clergy, proper governance, and allow time for any questions you may have. This workshop is designed for pastors, church councils, congregation audit committees, and administrators.

This will be facilitated by Pamela Druger, a Certified Fraud Examiner with extensive non-profit fraud prevention experience, Professor Emeritus of Augustana College's Accounting Department, and member of Grace Lutheran Church, Davenport

This workshop is provided without cost to congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod. To register, click the button below. Questions? Contact Kathy Smith, Southeastern Iowa Synod, 319-338-1273,
Register Here
Lutheran Day on the Hill 2018
Lutheran Day on the Hill 2017 was highly successful with over 300 people registered from across the state. Lutheran Day on the Hill for 2018 has been scheduled for February 8, 2018. Details about registration and talking-points will be available after the first of the year, but put the date on your calendar and make plans to attend.
Tri-Synodical Fall Conference
The 2017 Tri-synodical Fall Conference for church professionals will be held at the Sheraton, West Des Moines from September 24-26, 2017. Speakers Anna Madsen and Bishop Guy Erwin will address the theme "The Reformation: What's at Stake? Then and Now." Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will also be in attendance for a presentation and to preach and preside at the Monday evening communion service. Registration will be available online beginning July 1.
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RSVP to Lindsey Queener at: 563-589-0712 or

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