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Imagine this scene playing out in your fellowship hall: people from age two to 95…

On August 5th, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), began its 15th triennial churchwide…

On June 25th, several people from the Southeastern Iowa Synod in partnership with others involved…

The special guest speaker of the 2019 Synod Assembly, Wendy Davidson, who is the President…

The Tri-Synodical Fall Conference will be held in West Des Moines, September 22-24, 2019. Deacons…

By Rev. Paul Ostrem, Assistant to the Bishop Zach Schmidt from Bread for the World…

By Bishop Michael Burk This article originally appeared as Op-Ed in the Des Moines Register…

Dear Friends, As we bid farewell to Pastor Eric Carlson after ten years of service…

We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here.

We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us. Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s Grace.

We are a church whose unity is in Jesus Christ, who gathers us around word and water, wine and bread.

We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world---together.