Synod News
Synod Assembly
The 32nd Assembly of the Southeastern Iowa Synod was held May 10 and 11, 2019, at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Over 375 voting members and visitors gathered around the theme “One Bread. One Body."
Rachel Alley, from Youth Ministry, Domestic Mission Unit, served as the churchwide representative providing updates and stories of the work we do together as the ELCA. Wendy Davidson, president of specialty channels at Kellogg North America was a special guest speaker. The primary business of the assembly was passings three resolutions, approving the synod budget and changes to minimum compensation guidelines.

Additionally, there were forums which allowed assembly participants to learn about partner ministries, shared ministries in Southeastern Iowa, and participate in bible studies.

A fuller summary of the event, videos, and photos will be posted as they become available.

The 2020 Assembly of the Southeastern Iowa Synod will be held May 1-3, 2020, at the Coralville Marriott and Convention Center.
2019 Tri-Synodical Fall Conference
The Tri-Synodical Fall Conference will be held in West Des Moines, September 22-24, 2019. Deacons Jeremy Myers from Augsburg University and Chelle Huth from United Seminary will serve as keynote speakers under the theme Faith Formation as Shared Mission.
Learn more about the event
Living Lutheran Synod Insert May 2019
Read about preparing for the Bishop's Election by Synod Vice President, Heather Miller. Read about how a snowstorm created a ministry opportunity in West Branch and how asking questions led to a new community garden in West Burlington. 
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Churchwide News 
Youth Gathering Planning Team Applications Open
The Gathering is primarily planned and led by amazing volunteers who serve on 14 different teams. Applications will be accepted until June 21, 2019. Learn more and apply
Domestic Hunger Grants
The application window for 2020 ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants opened on April 15. Visit to learn more about the grants and how to apply.
Questions in Life
By Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, This article first appeared in Living Lutheran
The good people at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Living Well Center for Vocation and Purpose invited me to address the school on the topic “Lives Worth Living.” Yikes! This is one of The Questions in life—right up there with “What is the meaning of life?” and “What is true, beautiful and good?” and “Where do socks go after you put them in the dryer?” Continue reading...
Community Offerings
Songbooks, Hymnals
Shepherd of the Cross in Muscatine has several songbooks and hymnals for congregations who may be seeking replacements
  • 22 With One Voice Pew Edition hymnals
  • 19 Lutheran Book of Worship Pew Edition hymnals, 1 Altar Edition
  • 23 Renewing Worship Songbooks
  • 8 The Other Songbooks
  • 19 Spirit Touching Spirit: A Contemporary Hymnal
  • 8 Songs for Sunday School Lyrics Books (Augsburg Fortress publication)
  • 10 Songs for Sunday School: Good News Explorers Song Lyrics Books 
For more information, people can call the church office, 563-264-0784. 
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View the Synod Calendar Online

First Call Theological Education-Retreat
May 19- 21

Administrators’ Workshop​​​​​​​
June 20
Thank God for being a loving and ever-present shepherd who restores us, stirs our courage, strengthens our faith and guides us through the challenges and joys of life.
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