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Synod Calendar

Sunday Soup: Evening with the Bishop 
Feb. 28
Our Savior's Lutheran Church 
Cedar Rapids 

Event Registrations

Children and Youth Ministry Network Gathering 
March 3, 2016

May 6-7, 2016

Love Like Jesus
June 16-19, 2016
Des Moines
Remember in Prayer
We remember in our daily prayers our best and worst human qualities and offer ourselves as we are to God – in need of and grateful for God’s undeserved love and forgiveness. More prayers...  
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Synod News
Wellness Reformation and 2016 Health Assessment
It's time for Portico health plan members and spouses to take their health assessments by logging into their My Portico accounts. Completion of the assessment earns you $150 in wellness dollars, with the opportunity to earn $250 more in follow up activities. Take yours today!
Churchwide News
Take Action on the Water Contamination Crisis in Flint, MI
Many concerned Lutherans around the country are praying for the city and asking what else they can do to help the people of Flint.  ELCA Advocacy and the Southeastern Michigan Synod are collaborating to invite you to advocate for an amendment to a bipartisan energy bill that would increase immediate relief and work towards long-term solutions for Flint. As church together, we will continue to advocate to for clean water for all God’s children, particularly in impoverished places or communities of color, such as Flint.
Synod Events
Children and Youth Network Gathering
The Southeastern Iowa Synod Children and Youth Ministry Network will be holding a gathering on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Newton. The Network is made up of adults who have a passion to walk with young people in Christ’s mission for the sake of the world! The purpose of the network is to make connections with people in children/youth ministries, and to share ideas and resources to enhance various ministries in congregations and throughout the synod.  Whether you are full-time, part-time, a rostered leader, staff, or volunteer, you are welcome! Learn more and register online
Sunday Soup
An Evening with the Bishop

All are welcome as congregations of the Southeastern Iowa Synod gather for an evening meal and to share stories of life and ministry. Bishop Burk will share his own thoughts and hopes for our life together as church, and facilitate conversation about how our connections to one another in Christ can bring to expression a bold and hopeful witness to our communities and to the whole world…all in the name of Jesus. Please bring a can of soup or offering for ELCA World Hunger and local food pantries. No registration or RSVP needed. 

Sunday February 28, 2016
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Cedar Rapids, IA
2016 Synod Assembly
While the many reasons to celebrate may be overshadowed by any number of challenges facing the church, we are preparing for the 2016 Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly filled with hope. We will gather under the theme, Drawn to the Light of God, with an eye toward how Christ, the Light shines in our varied ministries and in every corner of our lives.

This year’s assembly will include election of Synod Council members, Rev. Ruben Duran, Director for New Congregations, will serve as the churchwide representative providing updates and stories of the work we do together as the ELCA. 

Friday, May 6, 2016-Saturday, May 7, 2016
Coralville Marriott and Convention Center 
Coralville, IA
You're Invited
Pre-Retirement Seminar from Portico
While many adults over the age of 50 are thinking about retirement, everyone approaches this important stage in life differently. Some spend a lot of time in the planning stage, while others start planning with just months to spare. No matter where you are in the process, Portico’s day-long pre-retirement seminar can help. And, the good news is we’re coming soon to your area!
Take advantage of this opportunity and join us! We look forward to seeing you there.

Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church
                 1517 Northwestern Ave
                 Ames, IA 50010
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: Registration begins at 8:30AM, Seminar runs from 9:00AM-6:00PM
Register today! Once registered, we’ll email you an invoice for $35 per person. Please make your check out to Portico Benefit Services. Either mail the check to Portico or bring it to the seminar. To see other seminar locations and dates, go to the Events Calendar page on myPortico. Questions? Email Kelsey Bode, Portico Events Coordinator,

Hour of Hope
This 30 minute ELCA weekly radio program sharing God’s promises in word and music patterned after a traditional Lutheran worship service is available on the following stations heard in Iowa:

KFIL 1060 AM &101.1 FM Preston, MN Sundays 10:30 AM
WNAX 570 AM Yankton, SD Sundays 7:30 AM
KTOE 1420 AM Mankato, MN Sundays 5:25 PM
KWOA 730 AM Worthington, MN Sundays 8:00 AM
Bread for the World 2016 Offering of Letters
For over 40 years, letters to Congress have helped drive the progress we've made against hunger. The 2016 Offering of Letters: Survive and Thrive will focus on the nutrition and health of mothers and children. We are asking Congress to support robust funding in this year's appropriations bill for nutrition and health for mothers, newborns, and young children. 

Printed Offering of Letters kits will be available in March and can be pre-ordered from the Bread store. However, you can start learning about the issues and planning your letter-writing event NOW. Everything you need is available here. 
High, Deep & Wide Men's Getaway
Lutherdale Bible Camp - April 22-23, 2016
Lutherdale Bible Camp is partnering with Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) for this special getaway for men. High, Deep and Wide is an event designed by guys, for guys with a combination of Information, Inspiration, and Fun. It will include a team pentathlon with fun, interactive games. Pastor Tim Hansen will be sharing inspiring messages to help men be strengthened and encouraged in their faith, through conversation, community & action.  For flyers and more info click here
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