By Bishop Michael Burk Thank you. THANK YOU to all the people who participated in the bucket project that was tied to this year’s theme, The Water and The Witness. We had a great synod assembly and the offering collected there are but one of the ways that our common witness to the good news…

“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” Matthew 25:35 Immigration policy has become one of the most politically polarizing issues of the day, resulting in potentially divisive perspectives within and around the church. Regardless of…

Southeastern Iowa Synod receives $40,000 grant for leadership school and network The Southeastern Iowa Synod is the recipient of a $40,000 Renewing Congregations grant as part of the ELCA campaign Always Being Made New. The two-fold approach to enhancing leadership throughout the synod aims to identify, train, and coach talented congregational leaders through a leadership…

By Deacon Heidi Larson I remember once trying to explain dawn and dusk to my son. He could not grasp that it was not daytime, but also not night. The sun had not yet fully set, but the stars were already visible in the sky; and in the morning, the sun was beginning to rise…

#metoo By Pastor Erika Uthe In the wake of yet another scandal surrounding sexual harassment and assault, a maelstrom has taken social media using the hashtag #metoo. It is a way in which individuals can self-identify being a victim of sexual harassment and/or assault – some do so along with story, others with the brave,…

By Rev. Paul Ostrem, Assistant to the Bishop The morning headline in the Iowa City “Press Citizen” did not surprise me. “Scientists Say Warming Makes Storms Wetter.” I had thought and believed as much even before I heard of the sweeping devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey. Carol and I started our vacation in late…

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