We pray for the people of Tanzania, as they mourn the death of President Magufuli while in office on March 17, 2021.   Vice president Samia Sulusu Hassanh has been sworn in as President following his death.  She will be the 6th president and the first woman to serve as president.   The ELCA Tanzanian Network met…

The Asian and Pacific Islander Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America issued a statement on March 4, 2021, addressing the increase in violence directed toward Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The ELCA Conference of Bishops affirmed the statement on March 5, 2021. Read the full statement here: https://elca.org/News-and-Events/8089 The statement calls the…

Join Bishop Current for a brief time of prayer in response to the violence in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 6th. Transcript of Video Prayer Service Bishop Amy Current Just twenty-four hours ago, we began to hear of the violence, chaos, and blatant acts of racism occurring in our nation’s capital and in the halls…

Forty-one and half years after ordination and after twelve years serving as an assistant to the bishop in this synod, I eagerly enter retirement.  It’s been a good run.  I’ve served three wonderful parishes and have had the opportunity to work with leaders – pastors and deacons, as well as elected lay leaders – in…

An update from Bishop Current regarding the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa   Dear beloved people of God in the Southeastern Iowa Synod, “How long, O Lord?”, the psalmist cries in Psalm 13. The Covid-19 pandemic cases have surpassed 51 million worldwide and the number of deaths is over 1.2 million, in the…

Election Day Message from Bishop Current and Resources   Full Video Transcript General Resources Presiding Bishop Eaton: election statement (Oct. 28) ELCA: Social Message on Government and Civic Engagement in the United States ELCA: ELCAvotes Engagement Before, During, and After the election ELCA: Worship Resources for a National Election Blog Post: “Pastors, Here’s Why Everyone…

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