Synod News
Pigs with a Purpose
As of Friday, March 17th, 41 congregations, individuals and organizations have received their plywood pigs! If you, your congregation or organization would like a pig of your very own, contact Coco Lyons, associate for communications at Or, if you haven't yet, send a picture of your pig and friends to Coco so she can share with the synod. There's still time!

For more information click the button below to read more about Pigs with a Purpose to fight world hunger.

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Customizable Easter Publications
With Easter just around the corner, has your congregation considered how to get the word out about your worship services? The ELCA has several resources which you can download and customize. Communication tools like posters, post cards, door hangers and more are available. Visit the ELCA resource page to find one that suits your congregation!
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Rostered Leaders Gathering
Join keynote speakers Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., and Rachel Held Evans for worship, education, and fellowship. Gathered under the theme of “On the Way…Together,” inspired by the road to Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35), we will focus on how we are #inthistogether. As we continue to deepen our ecumenical partnerships, confront racism and boldly respond to the needs of the world, this gathering provides the opportunity for leaders to gather and explore what God has in store for us.

Click the button below for registration, agenda, workshops and special pre-event opportunities.
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Upcoming Events
2017 Synod Assembly Registration
The 2017 Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will be held on May 19-20 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. 

At this year's assembly, we will be talking about what it means that God so Loves the World. Bishop Burk says, "I am especially looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts about the ways God continues to call us into a hope-filled future and I am anxious to hear and learn from you too."

To read the welcome letter, find more information and to register click the button below.

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Carthage Choir Concert
Celebrating its 90th anniversary this season, Carthage Chior, under the direction of Dr. Eduardo Garia-Novelli, will be offering a joint concert at First Christian Church of Des Moines on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30pm. Carthage Choir will be joined by Des Moines' Lincoln High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Mr. Christian White.
Lutheran Men in Mission: Bold Gathering
Every couple of years, men from all over the country gather together for a weekend huddle that is called the BOLD Gathering.

In 2017, join us in Minneapolis to be encouraged, to worship, and to connect and serve.

Hundreds of men will be gathering in the Minneapolis Marriott City Center to celebrate being bold daring followers of Jesus Christ!

Join Lutheran Men in Mission, July 21-23 in Minneapolis MN. To register, click the button below.
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This month's blog is all about incorporating prayer stations into your children's ministry. Check out the post by clicking the button below.
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Praise God that there is no sin, illness or difficulty in life that exceeds the ability of Jesus Christ - the one who reveals God's power and works to us - to forgive, heal or resolve.
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