Western Iowa Synod Assembly 2017
Important Information as You Prepare for Assembly
We look forward to being with you at the 2017 Western Iowa Synod Assembly on June 9th - 11th at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, IA. Below is information that will assist you in making your assembly experience more enjoyable, whether it is your first assembly or your 15th. We'll be gathering together with the theme: We Are Lutheran: Opening Doors. All assembly goers will have opportunity to hear, learn, and share ways their congregation can open doors in their community and even around the world. We look forward to our time together as the church of Western Iowa!!
2017 Assembly Webpage
The Living Lutheran Insert Will Assist You in Learning More about the Assembly Theme and Much More!!
We Are Lutheran: Opening Doors, by Bishop Rodger Prois

As you know, we are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, thus the “We are Lutheran” in our theme speaks to the great legacy left to us by Martin Luther and other reformers. Our assembly will have a good amount of Lutheran flavor. Ken Inskeep, director for Research and Evaluation and our churchwide representative, will no doubt remind us how important and unique the Lutheran Christian witness is for the church. Full article here!
Living Lutheran Insert
Let's Go Green!!
Please bring a reusable water bottle or coffee mug for your beverage. Water and coffee will be available, but we encourage you to bring a refillable bottle or mug to help cut down on disposable cups. Thank you for going green!!
WIS Synod Assembly has gone Mobile!
Click here to get the app on your mobile device!!
1. Visit the above URL (click here) on your device
2. Tap the “download” button to get the free app
3. Check out your schedule, exhibitors, maps, and more!

Please download the app before you come to the assembly.

Resources for the assembly are also available on the 2017 Assembly webpage. If you did not preorder a report book for $10 you may print one before you come or use an electronic 
device to access it. 
Schedule for Arrival
2:00 pm  Assembly check­-in opens
3:00 pm  New Voting Member Orientation 4:00 pm Opening Worship
5:30 pm Evening Meal
(will be available till 6:25 pm and can be taken into the assembly hall)
6:30 pm Plenary 1
8:45 pm (approximate time) Optional Activity

Note Regarding Youth: Youth that signed up for assembly youth housing can check in at the Holiday Inn on Gordon drive first and then come to the convention center or check in at the convention center first and we can transport them to the hotel for check in. 
Hospitality Team at Your Service!!

As you arrive at the Sioux City Convention Center or some of the nearby hotels, you will notice many people wearing a bright yellow vest. These people are a part of the assembly hospitality team. They are there to assist you in whatever you might need. These wonderful people are from our Sioux City congregations who are opening their doors to welcome us to their city. We are church together!
Assembly Offering Designation:
An Assembly offering will be collected at the opening worship on Friday afternoon and during the closing worship on Sunday morning. This offering is both, congregational offering and personal offering. The offering will be split between two ministries:
1. Señor de la Misericordia, Latino Ministry in Denison
2. Thanksgiving Lutheran, Sudanese Ministry in Council Bluffs
Items to Collect and Bring to Assembly

Personal Protective Equipment - gloves, face shields, eye protection

Examination gloves - especially sizes M and L

Surgical gloves - especially sizes 6.5 - 8.0

Syringes - especially sizes 5- and 10-mL

Auto-disable syringes with needles

Sutures - especially sizes 0-3 and 4-6

Dressings & gauze IV Catheters & administration sets

Surgical blades & handles

Surgical sponges

Surgical instruments

Surgical masks and caps

Surgical gowns, scrubs, drapes - cloth only

Ultrasonic gel, lubricating jelly

Disinfectant sponges & swabs

Twin or hospital-size bed sheets - flat and fitted

Dental surgery instruments - forceps, elevators

Dental palliative materials - IRM, etc.


Blankets (twin to full size preferred)

Bed sheets (twin to full size preferred, flat & fitted)


Towels & Washcloths





Newborn Kits

Hospice Kits

Dressings (BandAids, Gauze, Kerlix)

Gloves (Household & Examination)

Soap, Bar (regular size)


Cash funding is also needed to either purchase medical equipment and supplies in-country or secure them here and ship to Tanzania.  The best options are currently being investigated.  Any financial support should be sent to the Western Iowa Synod, 318 E 5th St., Storm Lake, IA  50588, with Medical Supply in the memo.  Similarly, you can donate online on our website, www.wisynod.org , select Companion Synods Projects and note Medical Supply.

Contact Cindy Wells, Director for Global Mission, with any questions or needs you may have (cindy.wells@wisynod.org;

712 732 4968 Ext. 441)

Western Iowa Synod
Phone: 712 732 4968  |  Email: Lynn.egesdal@wisynod.org